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


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Candy C said...

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

Suzanne C said...

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

aisling said...

Fab tag! Love the aged look of it!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love your tag - thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Jennifer Scull said...

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

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, this is so cool!

Heather K. said...

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

Scrapthat said...

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

Anna-Karin said...

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.

Vickie ODell said...

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!

Debbie said...

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

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

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

PiHi said...

Nice details in your tag!

Kailash said...

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

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Very neat tag! I love vintage!

Suzi Mac said...

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

Lynn Stevens said...

Love your tag and all the embellishments!
Lynn

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

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

Heidi Y said...

Beautiful work! I will definitely give it a try!

Renée V. said...

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

marianne said...

great tag, I love this technique

Unknown said...

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!

liberal sprinkles said...

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

marianne said...

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

Elly said...

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

Barbara said...

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

Scrapycandy said...

I am loving this set of techniques! Thank you!

Clay and Amy said...

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

Chris said...

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

Irene said...

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

bonny woman said...

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

Sharon Y said...

Loving This tag and the story behind it.

Jen said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Ardilla said...

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

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

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

Penny said...

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

conil said...

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.

starqueen said...

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

Sue McRae said...

What a great vintage tag, love the metal embellishments!

Angela said...

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

Annette said...

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

paperpapier said...

awesome vintage tag~!

Robin said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great tag. TFS

Yara said...

Beautiful tag!

Unknown said...

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

joy said...

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

Guild Master Crystal said...

Love the vintage tag! Very nice project.

Beth L. said...

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

Kristie Maynard said...

Fabulous tag! TFS!

Small T said...

Cool tag! Love it! :-) xx

Barbara said...

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

Jayne said...

What a fun tag! I love all the texture.

Karen McAlpine said...

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

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Great tag as a wonderful memento!

Dixie Cochran said...

That's a tag to treasure, for sure!

pcm said...

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

Jo Murray said...

Love that tag. What an interesting story.

lenore said...

So cool! Thanks for the how-to!

texasbarb said...

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

Michele Cunningham said...

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

Marjie Kemper said...

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

SusanK said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Maura said...

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

Yogi said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Tanya said...

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

Tanya xx

Raphart´s said...

congratulations!!! it´s amazing!!!!!

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Love the story behind this tag. thankx

JoeScrapper said...

Great tag! Love how distressed it is!

Danielle C said...

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

fusiafscrapping said...

This tag is fantastic. Love the details!

Connie Lutz said...

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

Melinda Ferraz said...

Great tag! Thanks for sharing.

Maria V. said...

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

belldoubleyou said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Great tag! X

Kathy Eddy said...

Love, love, love your tag.

Barb said...

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

Pam said...

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

Lindsey said...

This tag is an awesome piece of art! Beautiful.

Lydia said...

great tag xx what a fab keepsake xxx

Loly Borda said...

Very interesting storybehind a piece of art. TFS

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! TFS!

judkajudi said...

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

Stephanie said...

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

blupixy said...

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

Farley said...

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

Anonymous said...

Nice tag and a great story.
Christina P.

MLiss3 said...

What a great story and tag! TFS!

Unknown said...

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

Bunnyfreak said...

How cool that your house was featured in the article.

Jacqui Blondel said...

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

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

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

Deanne :)

Denise Bryant said...

Love your vintage tag!
DeniseB

Patrice said...

Very Tim Holtz-esque! Love it!!

Sue said...

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

usagypsy said...

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 :)

Nan G said...

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

judy said...

Such a great theme and technique for your tag!!

the PaperTemptress said...

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

primdollie said...

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

Janet said...

love the tag great job!

God bless!

Sheri said...

very cool tag!

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Super cool tag. It fills my head with ideas.

Nikki said...

Love your tag :)

Carol said...

Love the vintage tag! How cool!

Anonymous said...

This is so cool! Love it!

Renee V said...

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!

Kelly O said...

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

lindagrady said...

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

Kate Yetter said...

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

Tracey said...

Very creative!!! LOVE it Sandra!

Marita said...

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

Sandy said...

Wonderful tag!
Sandy

Cheryl L. said...

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

Wendy G. said...

What a meaningful project!

Christina Hicks said...

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

Brenda said...

Great project. Thinking I need to make some purchases.

Katie said...

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.

Lizzie R said...

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!

Kim C said...

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

lilscrappers said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

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

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow awesome tag...love the metal elements.

Sue D said...

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

Denisse said...

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

daffy said...

love your house tag
such a unique idea

Heather said...

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

stamplover2011 said...

Neat vintage tags! Awesome job!

a1983alaskan said...

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

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful vintage tag!

Michele said...

Really beautiful tag!

Colleen O said...

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

Memories by Manda said...

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.

shkong said...

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

Sandi L said...

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

Мира said...

such a lovely tag!

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous! Love the embellishments.
Hugs, Dangina

Far North said...

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

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

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

AJ said...

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

ufoide@gmail.com said...

delicious :)

Debbie said...

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

lisa808 said...

Great tag and elements.

Anonymous said...

Great tag. Fab detail.

Leintje* said...

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*

Pam from Maine said...

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

Kim said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Patricia said...

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.

Maureen Chandler said...

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

Lizzette said...

Sannie,

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

Take care,
Lizzette

Sharon said...

What great techniques and love the metal embellies.

Sharon said...

What great techniques and love the metal embellies.

Barb Ghig said...

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

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

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

Tiffany said...

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. :)

Donna said...

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

Annan said...

Wonderful tag and what a great background idea!

Patricia said...

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

Scrapbookdoll said...

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

Iris said...

Great little tag. I love all the embellishments. Iris

Andrea said...

Wow!!! Love everything!!!

Rachel K said...

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

Anne Harada said...

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

Annie said...

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

Hugs Annie x

Colorado Crafter said...

Great tag!! So creative!!!!

Anonymous said...

lovely! beautiful colors; love the kraft look.
lauren

Petra said...

leuke tag sandra!!

kiesa salazar said...

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

mtscrapgal said...

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

diana said...

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

Unknown said...

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!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

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

JJ Meyer said...

Love your tag! Such a cool story! Blessings!

Unknown said...

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

LBirt said...

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!

Unknown said...

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

Annie Rose said...

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

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Meital said...

love it! very pretty!

Karen Letchworth said...

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

Kris in Alaska said...

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

Wendance Designs said...

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

Marlena M. said...

Amazing tag!

Katy said...

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

Unknown said...

I must try this!!!!! So beautiful!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

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



Pat said...

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

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

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

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Jennifer said...

Great tag! Love all the metals you used =)

Mei said...

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

Carol said...

Love you tag.

Tanya said...

How cool! Love it :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wonderful - what a great idea!

Gab said...

Great tag and very cool story!

Jennie P. said...

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

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