Thursday, November 10, 2011

Studio AE From Technique Tuesday November Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

Its time for another Studio AE blog hop. Here is this month's kit, 25 Moments by Ali Edwards



A few months ago there was a thread on 2Peas about December Daily, and a very wise Pea had an idea to do a perpetual December Daily. Something you could add to each year, and maybe use the 7 Gypsies spinner or the drawer to keep it all contained. I thought this was a great idea!

Here is my version of a perpetual DD that I'm going to do.

I call it Tags in a Tin


Here are all of my supplies. I gathered them together in this basket. I think this will save me a lot of time to keep the supplies together so I don't have to go looking for them every day.


Here they are out of the basket.

The white file folder I'm using to keep the stamps in, and I've got some loose graph paper clipped to the front for practice stamping or rough draft journaling. I'm using 2 sets from last year which are on the older 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, December Daily and Good Cheer, so I need the folder to hold these large sets. I'm also using A Date With Ali to get the year 2011 on my tags.

The tin container is something I found at the Target $1 Spot. I may upgrade to the 7 Gypsies drawer, we'll see.

I've got papers and embellishments from Basic Grey Nordic Holiday, lots of Christmas washi tape from Martha Stewart Crafts, and bakers twine from Twisted Sugar.


Here are the tags. Some are the Avery shipping tags, some are Technique Tuesday Technique Tiles, and the colored cardstock tags I cut out with the Sizzix Tim Holtz tag and bookplate die.

Since this is going to be a perpetual book I thought I'd pull some photos from prior years and try out a few tags just to see if I'd like the small size. Last year my book was 6" x 8" so these tags are a lot smaller.


This was our kitty, Koba's first Christmas in 2004


I did the journaling on the back of the tag using a Basic Grey die cut. "december" is from the Studio AE kit and the numbers are from December Daily.

Here are a few more


I love the way the tape looks on these tags. Its such a quick and easy embellishment. The date stamp on the center tag is from Lets Call it a Date.

And here are the backs of the tags with all of the journaling. The journaling block from the December Daily stamp set is something I used a lot last year. I used it here on the center and right tags.


And here they all are back in the tin with the blank tags for 2011.


So I didn't exactly pre-make my pages, I just cut out the tags and gathered my supplies. I think this will be a fun project to do, and to add to each year.

There are a few more stops on the hop for you to visit:







and special guest Melissa Mann

As a thank you for comments left on the blogs in the hop and the Technique Tuesday blog you'll be entered in a random draw to win 2 stamp sets. One winner will win the Congratulations Eye Chart, the other will win So Sorry.

Comments must be made by midnight PST on Nov 13th.

Tune in to the Technique Tuesday blog on November 14th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Thanks for stopping by.




107 comments:

allie.duckienz said...

What a fantastic idea. Where will you keep the tin? This would be such a sweet gift for someone with things you love about them, or all the grandchildren etc. Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win too, I appreciate it :D

la zaz said...

Clever idea, love your project !

isabel said...

Thanks for the chance to win some stamps, i'm a stamp addicted and love to win to create a Christmas project very soon.

Tracy Durcan said...

So fun!!! :)

Daniela Dobson said...

I thinks this is a great idea!!! I have several of those tins. This can be done for so many different things.

Hester said...

Love these tags in a tin! the stamps make beautiful decorations on your tags.

Margie said...

These are awesome-and I love your gathered supplies!

lynnquiltsalot said...

Oh, my what a fantastic idea. I've been so overwhelmed with the idea of creating an entire DD album, but this is very unique and simple. Thanks for the chance to win.

Theresa & Keith said...

A tag book!!! What a great idea! That little basket looks like tons of fun!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

so cool! perfect little gift for someone too. thanks for sharing.

Kelly in Canada said...

oh my goodness, i love this concept of a perpetual december daily. this year i am working on my sixth december daily album but, you know, i think i might need to borrow this idea and set myself up for future years. thank you so much for sharing it. what a wonderful start you have made.

Kris Chirhart said...

Laura, this is fantastic!! I just loooove the tag idea!!! Also, the picture of Mary Rose with your kitty is beautiful!!! She is a very pretty girl!!

You are tempting me to want to try this December Daily thing!! :)

Brandi B. said...

What a fun idea!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great way to do DD! Love the tags you created, and they would convert so easily into a mini if you wanted to do that after the month was over!

Linh C. said...

Great idea! I have lots of those tins from Target. :)

elisa said...

i love love love the tag idea! awesome!

Danielle said...

Great tags, love the idea!

Bonnie said...

I think this stamp set is just the perfect touch for our Christmas projects!!I love your tags Laura !! I will be doing something similar with my Photo Spinner. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Nitasha said...

This is a superb idea! Love seeing all the supplies in a basket and having everything right at hand! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sheri Twing said...

Love this idea! So cute! Thanks for sharing.

heislermom said...

I LOVE the idea with the tags in the tin. Tags are so fun to make to try out a new technique, and I find myself making them when I only have a small amount of time to fulfill my artistic desires for the day. I don't currently have a place to store them, and they're randomly spread around my work area. Thanks for the inspiration!

blupixy said...

What a great idea! Love how you used the stamps! Tags are so much easier to create! Now I have a use for the 12 Tags of Christmas that Tim Holtz does every year! :)

Miss Kathy said...

Love your tags...they might make a Dec. daily doable after all. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda E said...

What a wonderful idea for your December Daily, Laura!

Jennifer Smith-Sloane said...

These are gorgeous! You did an amazing job and what a great idea to be able to flip through.

Nikki White said...

A cute idea and maybe smaller is more manageable?

Anonymous said...

Cute - a great idea!

Allison M.

smcl said...

What a great idea, love the tin!

Brooke said...

Thanks for the chance to win some stamps. A very cute idea with the tags.

Robin said...

Nice idea to make the tags. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

The eyechart stamp is out-of-sight(pardon the pun)!
Thanks for a great chance to win. Lisa S.

Heidi Y said...

Love your DD tags! I also love your idea to gather all your items together... Great idea!

Fiorella said...

This is really an awesome project!!Thanks for sharing

Chunyuan said...

love what you did with the tags. What a great idea.

Carol E said...

What a wonderful idea, everything in one place thank you for sharing it.

Theresa said...

Really like this idea. And can see it being used for other collections, like my sisters pet pictures . thanks so much for sharing.

mmahoney42000 said...

This is a great idea. I will have to consider that option since this is my first year doing a DD.

Michelle U

Andrea D. said...

I love the idea of a perpetual type of DD. Your tags are adorable.

Scrapthat said...

How sweet! I love the pic of the puzzycat!
I just pulled together a mini album for my DD ...I hope to get it done this year. My DD is three and it's important to me to catch all the festivities leading up to Christmas.

Benessi said...

great album, like the idea of just adding new stuff.

Kimberly said...

I like the idea of keeping the stuff in a basket. I'm going to go home and do that tonight!

conil said...

Love how you've used these stamps to create not only the tags but the ultimate album.

Nisha said...

Great ideas for tags, thanks!

Karen S. said...

Such a great idea!! Love the way your are embellishing your tags.

Lori O. said...

Absolutely adorable! :) Great supplies too!

Michelle said...

I love this idea. I am still trying to decide how to do my dec. daily this just might be how I do it!

Rhadonda said...

I love these tags!! Awesome. Thanks.

Cheryl L said...

This is such a great idea!!! Thanks for showing us!!!

connie said...

This is a great idea!

Queen Mary said...

This is my first time doing this blog hop and I'm having so much fun! I like different ideas! I love the idea of tags in a tin!

Anonymous said...

Nice idea!

~Tracy J

StacyC said...

Very clever idea... Love your tags...

Melinda said...

I love this! The tags and keeping the supplies in one place! Thanks for sharing!

virwin said...

Love the tags, what a great idea, I think I might incorporate these into my December Daily Album as additional smaller pages in between the big ones.

Scrappin' Annie said...

Your tags look fabulous Laura. Thanks for the chance to win

Mary in IL said...

How cute and DOABLE is your tag project. TFS

Bast said...

What a great idea. Your tags are just beautiful! TFS and for the inspiration. I have to give this a try. :)

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Melissa said...

Oh, what a nice idea! Lovely!

ruth said...

That's a really fun way to record your holidays! :)

Sandra said...

Such a good idea I love it.

Michelle H said...

What a wonderful idea! Fabulous tags!

Peg said...

Thanks for sharing. I love this idea. Relieves you of that 'every day' pressure and allows you to just a bit. Also love the idea of going backwards and capturing stuff from previous years. Might be a fun wedding gift for someone you have years of pictures for (child, niece/nephew, etc)

Debbie Pereira said...

Great ideas!

Angie Blom said...

beautiful. I love this idea of tags.. would be a great treasure for the kids to do something like this.

Julie Ackelson said...

I love the tag idea! Think I'll give it a try.

Kim H said...

Love this idea, and your kitty pics are adorable. The tags are a wonderful, love how you made them. Thank you very much for sharing.

Jill said...

Fun project and an oh so cute kitty!! Thanks for sharing!

Viki said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Angie H said...

Love your ideas. I was just looking at these tins last night at Target.

bharsch said...

Great idea...love it

Cynthia B. said...

What a wonderful idea! You make it look so easy - and CUTE. TFS!

RED said...

What a fun use of tags. Great way to use them that I never thought about.

Barbara said...

Cute! I love how you used the tags - I may have to do something like this.

Sandra said...

well done!
Sandra ltb

Jean said...

Just adorable!

tallyscrapper said...

That's a really cute idea. Thanks for all of your great ideas.

joyce said...

What a great idea! Love your cards!

tnapay said...

oh my cuteness! :)

PattyS said...

Love the idea of photo on one side of the tag and journaling on the other side - no distractions while viewing the photo. Plus, each tag is a quick and easy project. Thanks for sharing!

PattyS said...

Love the idea of photo on one side of the tag and journaling on the other side - no distractions while viewing the photo. Plus, each tag is a quick and easy project. Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

Wow, yet another wonderful dea for a DD and Ali's stamps! I feel so blessed to enjoy this great hobby with so many creative people like you! The stamps are trully awesome this year! That is one treasured tin you are crafting!

Shonda said...

Great idea, love the tags and the tin.

Sue Alger said...

Thanks for the inspiration and your organizational tips. I think your method ensures that you will "get it done" during the busy holidays.

Carol Mc said...

What a great idea. Thank you for the chance to win.

SHARIN MY SHABBY CHIC LIFE said...

what great and clever idea thanks!

SHARIN MY SHABBY CHIC LIFE said...

love the look thanks! Hope to win the stamps so I can use for DD

Charlene said...

What a fantastic idea I LOVE it!!

Lindsay said...

LOVE this idea! I'm planning on doing December Daily for the first time this year and have already bought an album, but I think I might try THIS too!

Cindy said...

Absolutely love your tag in a tin idea. I like your basket of supplies idea too! Did I mention the kitty tag, so stinkin cute!

sandi m said...

Enjoyed your priceless documenting of the holidays - past and present. Great "do able" idea. Thanks for sharing!

glee said...

You make it look so easy! love it.

Linda said...

Your tags are beautiful! What a great way to document each day as it comes. And there are so many other ways it could be used! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Alisa Brandstetter said...

I like your take on the DD. Different.

Alisa

Alison Day said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Fun idea....thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Great idea to make Tags in a tin and I like all your supplies in a basket.

Ursula Schneider said...

perpetual = brilliant! Love it! You're bits are fantastic.

Pamela A said...

Love your "tags", What a wonderful way to share with family and friends. Also love your idea of gathering your supplies in one basket to use as your project continues. Thanks for the chance to win, this would be a great jump start to holiday projects!

Ashley said...

This is a cool idea! & the tags woul be quicker & easier to create (vs a whole album)!

Katie said...

I love your idea! What a great way to document your memories and get your thoughts out! Really great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

joanna said...

Lovely lovey pages and instructions

Katy Young said...

love the ideas!

terisplace said...

Laura,
I've said it before and I will say it again: This is FABULOUS idea. I really love this whole concept. So clever.
Thanks again for keeping things rolling while I was gone. You are the best'est!

Teri

Niki Estes said...

Laura, this is such an awesome project!! What a great keepsake to pull out each year to reminisce!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I've always wanted to do a December Daily project---you've inspired me!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Anonymous said...

wow great idea sorting in baskets rosey, nyc

JeanFB said...

Laura, this is brilliant! I absolutely adore this idea - my first December daily was too big of a production (if you know what I mean), but I looooove tags, and this is just perfect. Not necessarily recording every moment, but capturing the essence of each year, for years to come. I can imagine my kids would LOVE looking through the tags, year after year. Thanks so much for the inspiration!