Wednesday, May 21, 2008

the tags of summer!

part two in the continuing series of "lauren making WAAAAAY too many tags for the current caardvarks challenge"

(which might be my favorite...not that i have a favorite...but if i did, this might be it!)
i was completely stumped for may...and on the verge of going a generic "spring flowers" type o'thing...when this line from shakespeare popped into my head as i was falling asleep friday night! (which is why there is a pad of postie notes & a pencil next to my bed!)

(vintage timecard; patterned paper: crafty secrets; clipart: anahata katkin; alphabet rub-ons: making memories, autumn leaves, american crafts, ki; flower sequins: queen & co; paper flowers: doodlebug; stick-on pearls: kaiser; other: colorbox inks, foam tape)

lovely husband jeff and i had this song stuck in our heads for the whole rest of the weekend...but it was worth it, dontcha think??!

(glossy white cardstock: ranger; fabric paper: love elsie; patterned paper & flower brads: making memories; music brads: hot off the press; alphabet rub-ons: making memories, ki)


oddly enough, this was the very first tag i made! i don't think i've made ANYTHING forth-of-july related EVER, in my entire life (ok...maybe in grade school...circa 1972...) but for some reason this sheet music and the picture from the book were both *really* appealing to me!

(vintage sheet music; illustration from an old book; cardstock: bazzill; cardstock stickers: doodlebug; border & reinforcement stickers: ki; rub-on letters: gin-x; star brads: making memories; other: misc riboon & tulle, jewelcraft gems, foam tape)


there is nothing specific about this that says "august"...any more than my june tag is exclusively related to the month of june...but i figured july was LITERAL enough to carry the whole summer! if you decide to "play tag" with us...don't get too bogged down in making a tag that screams the name of your month..."inspired by" is definitely close enough!

(vintage illustration and dictionary entry from old books; cardstock: crate paper; bamboo paper: the paper company; car sticker: creative imaginations; palm tree stamp: unknown; other: raffia, colorbox inks, foam tape)

tomorrow we finish off with september thru december...boy...that year just FLEW by...didn't it??!


  1. Super cool Lauren!! I wish I could've made all 12 :)

  2. LUUUV your style girlfriend!! Your tags ROCK!!!!!!!

  3. I LOVE all of these! My inner Lauren can't come close to your inner Lauren. You are totally FABOO, girlfriend. You're the stuff...da bomb...all that and a bag of chips...or whatever is the "cool"est phrase right now...can you tell I've been out of the classroom too long?

  4. Lauren, your tags ROCK!!! i really like the one for may with the bird and the flowering tree branch, so pretty!!!

  5. Woman, you and your tags are AWESOME!
    LOVE them!

  6. Hey June, here in Australia the kids would say.... waaaay sick, totally wicked!! And so they are... You ROCK Lauren, I love your style! Can't wait to see the rest. I might even play with this challenge...altough the months are all upside down here! (IYKWIM)

  7. Somehow I thought May might be your favorite ... you never cease to amaze me with all of the fabulous things you manage to incorporate into your designs (vintage time card) ... every single one makes me smile.

  8. i think these ones are my favorites. i adore august...LOL. dont ask me why i dont even know - love the wagon. 4th of july - cool (but hot) ... blue skies... i cant help but think of Bing and Fred! and i loooove that bird of May!


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