Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tags and Charms

Hey Ya'll...

You may or may not know I have been battling with dentist to get a broken tooth taken care of.  Well, the dreaded day of the oral surgery is set for Friday.  I'm terrified of the dentist!!  I guess it's also a happy day since after that I really shouldn't have anymore tooth pain.  So, I wanted to go ahead and post my next 2 charms.  I have to get them in the mail in the next couple days.

This one is for June

The theme was lace, love and roses.  I found some great rose beads that are round with a flower carved in them.  I made 2 stick pins and placed them behind a handmade flower.  The tag is actually from a card that I cut up from the $1 bin at Michaels.  I loved them, so I got one of every color.  This one seemed to fit.  Then I made a little lacey type flower on a jump ring and attached to my charms as well.  I always don't know when to stop adding.  For July I tried to back off a bit. 

Here's an up close of the stick pins and handmade flower.

I also added a little to the card with some trim and leaves that are glittered.  They used to be borders, but I cut them up to fit the way I wanted.  This is more vintage lace that I used from my grandmothers stash.  I have tons of it and I love it.  It's the perfect size!!

Ok, here's the one for July

I already had it packaged up before I thought of taking photos.  Sorry for the glare!!  I used 2 different Tim Holtz stamps.  I know it's hard to see one of them because of the package, but it's the kind of argyle pattern in one of the older stamp sets.  Then I used the script background.  The tag opens up and has my info inside.  I loved this big circle metal bead type of a thing when I used it in my paper bag mini album.  So, I thought I'd use these again.  The theme for July is Vintage/Distressed.  You can still join the July swap over on the scrap beach.  Here's the LINK.  It's a very fun swap and I am addicted.  I held back on this one a little bit.  I like to make junky charms I guess. 

So, I probably won't be posting anything else until after the surgery.  I have a few days off from work afterwards to get back to feeling normal again. 

I have one more swap I am participating in but it's not due to be postal until the end of the month.  So, next week, maybe I can get photos of that posted for you. 

I hope you have a wonderful week!!  Think of me on Friday and send good thoughts my way that I won't freak out at the dentist. 


  1. Love the vintage touches. Good luck at the dentist!

  2. Full of vintage charm. Really pretty.