Monday, September 3, 2012

Read all about it with a STAMPtember blog hop!

Welcome hoppers!

So much fun to have you hop over onto my blog! It's STAMPtember ™ over at Simon Says Stamp! And this week Simon Says Stamp has something fun in store for you! A BLOG HOP! If you just came from May Flaum's blog you are at the right place. If not and you're just passing by, please go to the beginning of the blog hop at Simon Says Stamp Blog. I'll see you again in just a bit!



Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember” ™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

I'm celebrating STAMPtember ™ with this handmade tag.



It's hard to believe it's already September, or I should say STAMPtember ™! This weeks challenge is Read All About it! A while back I saw this article in our local newspaper with a story about a fellow named Toon Hein. It was about when he lived in our house during WOII. It's amazing to learn more about the history of our house. This artical was perfect for this weeks challenge!



To get the article on the tag I did the image transfer technique. I scanned the article in and mirrored it. Then I printed it out with my Laser printer. An inkjet printer will not do... To prepare the tag I used some distress ink to age it up and because distress inks react with water I put some MicroGlaze on the front and the back of the tag to make it water resistant.  May has shown this technique in a video tutorial a while back. You can see it here, but please COME BACK and continue the BLOG HOP!



The letters are cut out of Kraft Core paper with my Silhouette Cameo. And sanded the edges to give them a weathered look. To adhere them I used the Xyron Sticker maker, to make them into little stickers.

We are helping kick off STAMPtember ™ festivities with a Design Team Blog Hop! You have a chance along the way to win a $25 gift certificate for hopping onto my blog where you'll leave a comment and entering our challenge! Winners will be announced at 8AM September 12.
Please hop to my teammates' blogs. Each of them has a special handmade work of art to share with you and also more prizes along the way! Enter the "Read All About It!" Challenge and be sure to put a STAMP on it and you could be the lucky winner of our GRAND PRIZE $100 Simon Shopping Spree!

Here is the list with all my teammates that are participating in the Blog Hop:
Sandra Mouwen (you're here)

Thank you so much for visiting! THE NEXT STOP in the Simon Says STAMPtember ™ Blog Hop is my lovely teammie Sarah Engels-Greer. If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning with links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

Don't forget that you HAVE to visit all my teammates and leave a comment (so we know you've visited us) and enter your piece at Simon Says Stamp and Show to make a chance to win the amazing GRAND PRIZE $100 Simon Shopping Spree!

Good luck!

Hugs,
Sandra


221 comments :

  1. Very cool tag and transfer technique. I think that is so neat that you've made a project out of the history of your home!! Love that! <3 Candy

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  2. How cool is that? To read about your home in the paper and then turn it into a tag that showcases it! Wonderful!

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  3. Fab tag! Love the aged look of it!

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  4. love your tag - thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  5. well isn't that just the coolest thing? I love the history behind your tag and the fact your found that article! so neat! :)

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  6. Such an amazing tag!! I love when projects aren't just projects but that they have a story behind them as well.

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  7. LOVE the tag and I love that the story has such significance too! TFS

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  8. How great that you found an article about your house! And this tag showcases it so beautiful. Love that you transfered the article to the tag and all the details are perfect.

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  9. How amazing to have that article about your house! You used that article in such a creative way. Thanks for sharing your process. Your tag is great!

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  10. I love your tag! Great job, I really love the idea of your story too!

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  11. It's awesome how you transferred an article all about your house so long ago! Love the dark grubbiness of it! Fab tag!

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  12. Love your vintage looking tag, lovely details. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. Fabulous tag, I'm always in awe of you girls that produce these amazing pieces of art. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  14. Love your tag and all the embellishments!
    Lynn

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  15. Wow! I wish I had 'the story' of my little house! That is sooo awesome. GREAT project and techniques!

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  16. Beautiful work! I will definitely give it a try!

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  17. I love tags... This one is really nice!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. great tag, I love this technique

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  19. I can't believe you transferred the text. Fabulous job! And it's so fun to have a little bit of the history of your home! I would love that. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Hi, love the vintage look and the embellishments on the tag!

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  21. I love the vintage tag. I am so inspired to create one!

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  22. Love the transfer technique and the vintage look of your tag. What a cool idea to create a home history.

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  23. Your tag is fabulous! I love tags and especially when they have a vintage look! Yours has extra special meaning as well! great idea!

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  24. I am loving this set of techniques! Thank you!

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  25. That is SO cool! Wow! I bet you had a lot of fun with this project.

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  26. Such an amazing piece and wonderful that it is so personal to you. The vintage style is wonderful. :)

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  27. Whew! Stunning tag...all of the detail is awesome!

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  28. Love the techniques, just bought the ticket die cut and seeing for lots of ways to use in in many different kinds of projects

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  29. Loving This tag and the story behind it.

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  30. I would love to make a tag like that featuring my childhood home. Great job.

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  31. Love the story of your tag and you pieced it together marvelously

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  32. I love your tag! nice color, nice embellishments... in one word, awesome!

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  33. What a fabulous tag and such a personal touch too using details re your home, love it. Beautiful vintage tones and a lovely layout too. Love your use of the film strip ribbon. Great design. Enjoy your week. Tracy x x

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  34. Love your tag and the history behind it makes it so personal!!

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  35. This tag is wonderful. Your use of color technique reminds me of old magazines in antique stores. And the subject matter tells a real story. Love how you highlighted it.

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  36. Ooooh, so much detail in a beautiful little tag! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. What a great vintage tag, love the metal embellishments!

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  38. What a fun tag - I really like the filmstrip detail and the way you treated the newspaper. Thanks!

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  39. Fab tag, love the use of the bulldog clip on it too. I'll be raiding the office supplies later after that inspiration!! LOL
    Annette
    xx

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  40. Fabulous! I love the vintage look and the embellishing you did. Hugs, Robin

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  41. Great tag and love the story you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I love the tag! It was the perfect choice of paper!

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  43. Such an interesting story! And, your tag is just perfectly done. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Love the vintage tag! Very nice project.

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  45. Awesome tag! I love the story and how you embellished the tag.

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  46. This is SO interesting--I love the "feel" of this tag!

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  47. What a fun tag! I love all the texture.

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  48. Wow...what a cool story!!! Such a nice way to honor the article!!

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  49. That's a tag to treasure, for sure!

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  50. That is so awesome to have the history of your house!

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  51. Love that tag. What an interesting story.

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  52. So cool! Thanks for the how-to!

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  53. What a great story. Your tag is really cool!!

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  54. Tags are one of my fave things to make. Your tag is awesome. love all the detail.

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  55. Fabulous tag, Sandra! Love the transfer and the filmstrip looks wonderful.

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  56. What a great story and piece of history to share with future generations! That tag is just divine.

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  57. What a gorgeous tag - the black embellishments so sharp against those intense mustards - love it! What an amazing hop so far...
    Alison x

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  58. Love it! The image transfer is just neat...have to try that!

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  59. love the tag. Love the browns. Have a great day

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  60. your tag is awesome...thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

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  61. Fantastic - I love the colours on this, and what a great story behind it :)

    Tanya xx

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  62. congratulations!!! it´s amazing!!!!!

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  63. Love the story behind this tag. thankx

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  64. Great tag! Love how distressed it is!

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  65. Wow, how cool is that? Great tag and to have a story to go with it is great?

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  66. This tag is fantastic. Love the details!

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  67. Wonderful tag - one of the best projects I've seen on this blog hop!

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  68. Great tag! Thanks for sharing.

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  69. I am into Tags!! Thanks Tim Holtz.
    Your tags is gorgeous!
    Maria V.

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  70. Tags are such an intriguing papercraft genre... they've moved pretty far away from being tags meant to hang on a larger project, into their own ATC-like art-for-art's sake mini-projects.

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  71. Thanks for sharing your tag. I love all the textures.

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  72. Great tag! How nice that it has a story to tell about your house. Love it.

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  73. This tag is an awesome piece of art! Beautiful.

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  74. great tag xx what a fab keepsake xxx

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  75. Very interesting storybehind a piece of art. TFS

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  76. Love your tag; but love the story even more! Wonderful way to honor a piece of history.

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  77. You made a cool tag - like the look and all the dimensional stuff

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  78. Your tag is amazing! I really love the gears and photo strip on it! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Wow what a great story and wonderful way to represent it through your tag. Oustanding!

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  80. Nice tag and a great story.
    Christina P.

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  81. What a great story and tag! TFS!

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  82. This is really great, love it...wonderful!

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  83. How cool that your house was featured in the article.

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  84. So beautiful. I love old buildings and the use of the arrow etc to draw the attention to the story is fantastic. Love it

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  85. Oh how fun - love that your house is on the bookmark!!

    Deanne :)

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  86. Very Tim Holtz-esque! Love it!!

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  87. What great idea. I really like how that technique works. I am going to try it.

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  88. Love your tag! I want to do some of these so bad! And I should be....some for Halloween and Christmas. But hey, I'm hopping instead when I should be crafting! I guess my excuse is inspiration and maybe a shopping spree for those "needed" craft supplies......if I'm lucky :)

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  89. Cool tag! How neat to read about someone who lived in your house! Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Such a great theme and technique for your tag!!

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  91. Wow, what an amazing tag! Great job designing it!
    Patricia
    the PaperTemptress

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  92. LOVE your tag!!! esp the vintage look and what a cool story about your own home!!! awesome!

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  93. love the tag great job!

    God bless!

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  94. Super cool tag. It fills my head with ideas.

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  95. Love the vintage tag! How cool!

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  96. Wow, awesome to do that transfer technique! This tag is so unique and truly vintage looking! Love the film strip, the crinkle ribbon, grommet, all of it is way fab!

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  97. Wow what a great background. I really like that. This is so well put together, I just love it.

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  98. This is totally amazing; wonderfully done. Love the vintage look to it and, and, it's just amazing!

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  99. Your background is stunning and brillant! Its full of vintage goodness!

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  100. Very creative!!! LOVE it Sandra!

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  101. What a gorgeous tag! Love all the vintage/distressed feel to it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  102. How great to be able to learn more about your home! Thanks for sharing your project!

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  103. That is awesome, you just made a tag thats a piece of your homes history, how wonderful to have that.

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  104. Great project. Thinking I need to make some purchases.

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  105. I have never live in a house that had any "history." So it must have been so much fun for you to have this article. You did a great job on the tag. I read some more of your entries below and loved the photo album you made about your parents special day. Also, while I am not a fan of Halloween, I do love your color combinations you have used in your tags/cards/projects. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  106. How cool to know this history of your house from that long ago! How great is this tag to showcase this! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  107. Love the tag and what a cool thing that your house has so much history! Thanks for sharing!

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  108. oh my! I love your tag. What a great idea!

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  109. What a neat tag, love how you transferred that image and what a great story this is!

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  110. Wow awesome tag...love the metal elements.

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  111. Great technique on your vintage tag!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  112. what a beauty! great technique! can't wait to try my first tag :) you've inspired me.

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  113. love your house tag
    such a unique idea

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  114. I love your use of colors! This tag looks so vintage. also:Your skeletal gents tag is a scream!

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  115. A fabulous tag! And how nice to be able to know so much history about your home :-) Thanks for sharing.

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  116. I live the use of a personal article on a tag. Can't wait to use that idea on a scrapbook page

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  117. Awesome tag. I think I have most of the items to recreate this. I could do with a SSS voucher to buy the rest of the items though ;)Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

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  118. Love the way you put everything together in a tag, its so matching... :) Thanks for sharing and the chance to win

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  119. I love the look of transfered images and i especially love the no scissors needed too. Thanks for sharing

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  120. Fabulous! Love the embellishments.
    Hugs, Dangina

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  121. Fabulous technique! How wonderful to learn more about your house by reading a newspaper article. Thanks for sharing.

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  122. What a great tag and so cool that you can do that regarding your home.

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  123. what a great idea, i love how you have incorporated it into the design…

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  124. what a neat technique thanks for sharing the link
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  125. Great tag. Fab detail.

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  126. Hey Sannie, WOW wat veel berichtjes!!! Wat gaaf zeg dat "hoppen". Je tag is prachtig, zoals altijd weer erg creatief. Ik heb het geluk dat ik alles in het echt kan bezichtigen, want extra extra leuk is!!
    You Rock Girl!!

    Liefs,
    Leintje*

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  127. What a great way to incorporate the history of your home. What fun is that! Nicely done.

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  128. Super cute tag! I love the steampunk look. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

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  129. How cool is that! Love that you learned something new about your home froma newspaper article. I will be CASING your technique to create a tag of my own. TFS

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  130. What a neat idea! This is a very cool project. I love the history behind the tag & the technique you used is perfect for the story. Thank you for sharing.

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  131. Love your tag and the story behind it! Your blog is super cool too - thanks for sharing all this creativity!!

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  132. Sannie,

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous tag, and the wonderful history of your home. Love the vintage, grungy detail throughout.

    Take care,
    Lizzette

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  133. What great techniques and love the metal embellies.

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  134. What great techniques and love the metal embellies.

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  135. Your tag is amazing! I love all the layers and textures...fabulous!!!

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  136. What an Awesome Tag! You did a Great Job! Smooches...

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  137. What a cool project with the transfer technique and the article about your house! There is so much great texture and dimension here, and thank you for the detailed directions and of course the chance to win. :)

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  138. Fabulous tag, the background color is just perfect for the theme. Love all the texture and layers

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  139. Wonderful tag and what a great background idea!

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  140. WAUW Sandra je Tag is echt PRACHTIG!!!!!
    Heel gaaf gemaakt zoals altijd.
    Erg leuk deze bloghop!
    Groetjes Patricia

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  141. this is a fun tag....
    love it!
    marie-anne

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  142. Great little tag. I love all the embellishments. Iris

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  143. What a cool story. Love that you used a tag to document it...so fun! :)

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  144. Very unique design! What a great way to encapsulate your story, love it!!

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  145. Happy Stampember Sandra. How fab to have this history of your house. Using it in your art is very inspirational. TFS

    Hugs Annie x

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  146. lovely! beautiful colors; love the kraft look.
    lauren

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  147. Very cool tag!!! i love all of the elements you incorporated! are you sure tim holtz didn't make that.....

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  148. How cool to know the history involved with your house. Your tag is terrific.
    Thanks

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  149. Great tag! Thanks for the ideas & inspiration. ;-)

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  150. Awesome tag and how cool that you could use something so personal and have it preserved in a work of art. Very cool...thanks for sharing!!

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  151. Wow! Such a fabulous tag, I absolutely love the embellishments that you have chosen
    Lindsay xx

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  152. Love your tag! Such a cool story! Blessings!

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  153. Very, very cool tag, and even cooler technique. Now, I have to get a laser printer! lol

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  154. love your project...this is something i would definitely give a try to, it's right up my alley (vintage and historic) is there anything else?!? thanks for sharing!

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  155. Super tag! Love the personal touch to it! Just love when we know the history of the places we live in!
    Blessings,
    Adrienne

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  156. This is fantastic! And, such a cool story. I love it :)

    Luvs,
    Annie Rose

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  157. This is SO cool. Thanks for the inspiration, and for being part of this amazing hop. I'm honored to even have the chance to win some SSS treats. I've enjoyed the hop and need to get my card linked cuz I just finished it.....so I'm headed off to do that now
    Blessings,
    Karen L

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  158. Love this tag! I've never made tags but this one makes me want to try one!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  159. gorgeous tag!!! The story behind it - so interesting!!! WOW!

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  160. This is so cool! I love that building! :)

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  161. I must try this!!!!! So beautiful!

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  162. What a beautiful tag - its so wonderful. TFS and I've entered my card into the challenge:-)



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  163. Love the tag!!! Makes me want to make some more of my own tags, too... :)

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  164. Amazing tag, Sannie! I just love the way you embellished it!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  165. Great tag! Love all the metals you used =)

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  166. Beautiful tag! Can't wait to make a tag myself!!

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  167. Great tag and very cool story!

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  168. I love those little gear pieces and all the little embellishments!

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