Official January Tag Swap Thread for Tag Swap January 2013
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Posted: 12/3/2012 11:34:06 AM
Happy Monday Morning/Afternoon!

So here's the official thread for the January Tag Swap. All info will be posted here. If you have any questions please post them here.

Requirements for this Swap
1) It has to be a rectangular tag. I think most participants have read about what we discussed for size since they can vary. But if you have a question just ask.
2) This month's theme is snowflake. It can be stamped, a sticker, a metal or clay embellishement, handrawn, etc. Just as long as your tag has a snowflake image on it somewhere.
3)You must include a description of how you made your tag when sending it to your swapper. Also, you should describe your tag when you upload it to the site.
4)Please wait to upload your tag until you know your swap mate has received it. That way they'll be surprised!
5) Have fun with this! Do whatever makes you happy and reminds you of the month of January
6)Woops, just added this one in. I almost forgot and this is super important! Your swap made should have their tag by January 5th.

Ok, so here's the list of partners for this month. I will note that I drew these out randomly since its our first swap. For any of those that will join in on the February tag swap I will do my best to make sure you get a different partner. I think that will add to the fun of it! Since we had an odd # of participants this time, I added myself twice and will send out 2 tags.

Ok, enough side track! Heres the list!!
SWLady/Kathy and ChristinMay

EagertoRetire/Marshia and FarNorth(Jan)

HowdyHeidi/Heidi and Beady/Kathy

Lovepug2/Leigh Ann and Taradid

Lovepug2/Leigh Ann and Daniel

Yellowcherrios/Melissa and Sweetlymade

Alright, it was discussed about sending me your addresses to get out but I didnt get everyones so if you don't mind please PM your partner to get their mailing address.

I am going to create a blog for this swap also so we will be able to link up our projects there when we upload them.

Alright, let the crafting begin


LeighAnn

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Posted: 12/3/2012 11:43:06 AM
Alright!!! TY, Pug!

And a quick LOL... I see you used 'user names & real' for all but me. Thanx for acknowledging there's only one Daniel.

This is going to be fun!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 12/3/2012 12:05:42 PM
Ha! Daniel, just realized I did this!!! I was too busy trying to make sure I didnt forget anyone!!

It's a good thing we all know who you are!!


LeighAnn

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Posted: 12/3/2012 12:26:15 PM
I've gotten started experimenting with some tags. I like they way they look so far, but am feeling the "pressure" with such a great swap partner.


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 12/3/2012 1:45:28 PM
Thank you LeighAnn for the great job of getting this organizaed!


...Jan

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Posted: 12/3/2012 2:46:05 PM
Hi LeighAnn, thanks for all your hard work - I'm looking forward to getting started!

Just one thing... Was there a stamping requirement? I don't think you mentioned that in the instructions above.


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Posted: 12/3/2012 5:15:13 PM
You all are so welcome! Can't wait to see some tags.

Christin, no stamping is required for this months challenge. But it would be extra cool if it did have stamping on it somewhere


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Posted: 12/4/2012 3:00:36 PM
Hmm.. I think I already have ChristinMay's address! This should be a fun challenge!




Kathy in WI


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Posted: 12/4/2012 11:19:34 PM
Yep, we're good to go, Kathy. I have yours, too.


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Posted: 12/15/2012 1:12:19 PM
LOL! Halfway thru Dec. & Jan. 5 ain't that faraway!

Started working on my January tag!


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Posted: 12/21/2012 4:54:28 PM
Just checking in to see how everyone's coming along. Has everyone heard from their swap partner?
Just a reminder that the deadline is Jan 5th.
I'm getting my thoughts together on February's tag and will be posting a sign up for that in a week or so. I can't wait to see everyone's tags!


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Posted: 12/21/2012 5:36:09 PM
I have my swap address and I am halfway done with my tag. Thanks for the reminder!


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 12/21/2012 5:43:22 PM
I have my swap address and I am halfway done with my tag. Thanks for the reminder!


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 12/21/2012 7:11:39 PM
eagartoretire and I are set with addresses and briefly communicated with plans to connect again after Christmas. I have thoughts in mind for this tag and plans to complete it before the new year.


...Jan

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Posted: 12/22/2012 12:32:02 PM
Still making progress...


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Posted: 12/22/2012 12:33:12 PM
still working on it!


Melissa

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Posted: 12/24/2012 8:39:34 AM
My tag is done and it will be mailed on Wednesday. I still have to type up the instructions.


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Posted: 12/24/2012 10:17:44 AM
Haven't started yet... except in my head, LOL



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Posted: 12/24/2012 10:39:48 AM
I accidentally sent mine without instructions. I have them typed up and will share them via pmail and when I upload the project. Sorry!


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 12/25/2012 4:41:11 PM
Oh, I'm glad to hear you say that, Kathy! I haven't started either! It's all in my head, and I've practiced parts of it, but haven't actually started the final project.


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Posted: 12/26/2012 11:25:51 AM
LOL, Christin & Kathy! 'Composing in our head' counts!

With the whole holiday thing, some of us may be a bit pressed for time to get 'em done & mailed, but I have faith in our collective ability to 'follow thru'.

Feb & March tags should be interesting 'timewise'. Feb is a short month so we'll probably be making in a hurry 'til April!

Long as we have fun, eh?!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 12/29/2012 10:28:43 AM
My Jan. tag mailed yesterday. I didn't include a separate 'how-to', either. Figure I can do it once I know Pug has gotten the project. I liked the way it turned out--a bit less over-the-top than my usual.


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Posted: 12/29/2012 7:09:59 PM
Started yesterday, almost finished and will be mailing it tomorrow! I'm sorry, but it probably won't get to you by 1/5, Kathy. Hopefully not too much later, though.

I can't wait til the next one! I'll definitely be more on the ball next time - Christmas just threw me!


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Posted: 12/30/2012 11:06:44 PM
Remembered to photograph it, and put it in the mail this morning (I had to hobble into the post office . "Will... post... tag...if ..it's...the ...last ...thing...I ...do!" ).



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Posted: 12/31/2012 10:40:43 AM
Christin. You are such a brave person. Rising from your bed of pain to share your art is truly awe-inspiring...



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Posted: 12/31/2012 1:27:07 PM
Got my tags sent out today! Don't worry Christin, I was running a little late too! And I'm the swap host. The following months will be easier to tackle since December is usually a busy month for everyone.


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Posted: 12/31/2012 3:28:51 PM
Leigh Ann - Your tag is going out on Wednesday. I have to admit that I always work better under a little pressure...I found out when I went back to school a few years ago that what I called procrastination was actually a "learning style"!

I am really looking forward to getting your tag in the mail and I am heading over to sign up for the February swap. Happy New Year!


~Tara D.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 3:11:43 PM
I received a lovely tag yesterday from Beady (actually got it out of the mailbox today, apparently I was too busy to check the mailbox yesterday). I'm not sure if she'll be able to post a photo with her bum hand, but I can photograph and upload it if necessary. It does have a product for the snow I had not even heard of before, it is very nice.

I went ahead and uploaded my tag today, since I am fairly sure beady would have received it by now.

January SnowFlake Tag

I am very happy for this challenge because I honestly have never done a tag before this one and found it quite a bit of fun and then did a bunch for gift tags! lol


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 1/1/2013 5:29:46 PM
tg for cut and paste and the fact that i had everthing done before christmas. typing 1 handed is difficult. heide i did get your tag yesterday and thks for saving me the trouble of scanning.

here's mine jan tag


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Posted: 1/2/2013 10:46:35 AM
Love your tags Heidi & Kathy!

Heidi. First tag? LOL! You're a natural, pal!

Kathy. Glad you were able to make yours before your 'Winter break'. I'm sure typing all the info was exhausting, but much appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Jan. tags!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 1/2/2013 1:39:53 PM
I love the tags Heidi and Beady!! You ladies did a fabulous job!!

I got Daniel's tag today and it is awesome!! He even threw in a few flakes! I will get it uploaded as soon as I can today so he can share the details!


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Posted: 1/3/2013 4:26:28 AM
My tag is ready to go in the mail.


...Jan

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Posted: 1/3/2013 10:08:59 AM
Glad you like the tag, Pug. The 'mini-blizzard' is courtesy of the punchouts. Didn't want them to go to waste...


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Posted: 1/3/2013 11:10:12 AM
Pug sent me a pic of the tag I made for her (TY, pal) & I uploaded it & my how-to (really did keep this one simple).

Forgot to add one thing. On the original stamp, there's a poinsettia on the hatband. I covered it with a snowflake punchout.

january tag


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 1/3/2013 11:51:14 AM
I love all the sparkle I've seen in the tags posted so far. Love your tag, Daniel!


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 1/3/2013 12:39:36 PM
I think my tag is ready to mail---hopefully this afternoon!!

Whoo-wee!!! I totally lost track of time and so busy with the holidays!! I will definitely do better with timing with next month's swap!!

I haven't looked at anyone's tags yet---I wanted to be totally finished with mine first, so I am excited to see everyone!!


Melissa

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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:51:26 AM
I shared the tag & how-to on my 'other' sites. Got nice reaction & some suggestions worth sharing here.

One poster suggested using fine glitter on the sticky areas. Good one AND reminded me... Ordinary table salt sprinkled on the adhesive adds texture & still allows the light to show thru. Also... Backing the openings with clear tape--like package tape--will work in place of the shipping label/adhesive paper.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 11:04:39 AM
Sent my tag out yesterday!!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 11:34:01 AM
yellowcheerios, did you get my tag yet? I sent it out on Saturday. I also learned from fellow crafters and included my instructions!

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Posted: 1/4/2013 11:53:54 AM
Daniel can you please explain more about what you mean by openings and how do the work for labels?

Backing the openings with clear tape--like package tape--will work in place of the shipping label/adhesive paper.

Thanks!


...Jan

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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:14:37 PM
Jan. I'll start a thread. Thanks for asking...


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 1/5/2013 1:24:48 PM
My Jan. tag from Pug arrived today. It is wonderful--loads of texture & so much more! I'll let LeighAnn explain when she uploads it to the gallery.


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 1/5/2013 2:02:17 PM
Daniel- my tag from Leigh Ann arrived today, too. It is most excellent! I am really enjoying seeing everyone's tags and I have to say I am really excited that I will be collecting more tags in the months to come from such talented individuals!


~Tara D.

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Posted: 1/6/2013 2:06:24 PM
SWEETlymade I received your tag Friday!! Sorry I didn't get to let you know sooner!

It is great!!! So pretty!


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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:15:35 PM
I haven't heard from Marshia but I am keeping her in my thoughts that all is well. Now that the Feb challenge is well on it's way I posted my tag. You can see it here in the gallery.


...Jan

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Posted: 1/7/2013 9:12:21 PM
Jan, Hopefully she will be able to check in soon. I haven't seen her post anything in a while. I hope she's okay.
Your tag is beautiful, I love how it opens up! Very creative!


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Posted: 1/8/2013 9:48:53 AM
yellowcheerios, got your tag yesterday!! LOVE IT! I'm going to try to upload my tag tonight to my gallery.

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Posted: 1/8/2013 9:59:31 AM
Yeah!! Ok I'll post my tag since SWEETly Made got it!!

January Tag



Melissa

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Posted: 1/9/2013 12:16:39 PM
I just realized I never posted my tags. This pneumonia has me a little off! So here they are! I had a lot of fun making these!

January Tags


LeighAnn

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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:17:30 PM
LeighAnn, what brand of stamp is your snowman?---so cute! but I missed what brand etc....


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