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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Giddy - Up Wild West Swap

I have so much catching up to do and no idea where to start.
So this is a post long overdue.  Paula from Paula's Palace of  Altered Art had a wonderful swap in September that I was lucky enough to be a part of.  I can't believe how the time has flown by.  I really wanted to post this much sooner but things have been so chaotic at my house for months now.  Hence the lack of you hearing about this before.  Just take a peek at all these wonderful tags that Paula received!

 I was lucky enough to get Sandy from 521 Lake Street for my swap partner.  She always makes the cutest things so I was thrilled when I saw that I was now going to have my own Sandy creation.  Isn't it the cutest.

I love this side of her tag too.  Click on the picture to enlarge it.  It's a picture of her own horse Chica that she owned for 19 years.  Wow, that's a member of the family. I just love how she shared something so special on her tag.

 Here's my tag from Paula.  It's so cute with the fabric ties.  It couldn't look anymore western.  Thanks Paula for your fun swap and your cute tag.

 Paula's Wild West Swap was a lot of fun and easy too.  We only had to make 2 tags.  One for Paula and one for an secret swap partner.  The tags could be any size you wanted.  You really should click on Paula's name up top and check out all the fun tags.  So many different minds working on the same project or should I say challenge.  

Below are the tags I made.  I don't know which one Paula kept and which one went to Sandy but I sure hope they liked them.  It's always fun being challenged to do something different.  I made the flag pillow this summer from some vintage hand towel fabric, bias tape(strips) and a scrap of star fabric from my stash.

  The front of my tag is above.  I decided traced out a wagon and used some muslin for the wagon opening and some metal buttons for the wagon wheels.  A copy of a cowboy from a vintage card cut out singing to the girl of his dreams, who's listening from inside the wagon. 
The back of the tag above is bumped out with pop dots for a 3-D effect. Star button and beaded trim for embellishment.
I shrank the cover of a vintage cowboy book  Added a vintage cowboy and I loved the horse shoe charm that came from an old vintage bubble gum machine.
The back of the tag has more buttons and a card stock star covered in tin foil.  And see that cute acorn tag.  Donna from Brynwood Needleworks sent me a lovely gift of sachets earlier this year and had them beautifully tied with her homemade acorn muslin ribbon.  Of course I saved it.  So I used a snippet for the tag. 

Thank you Paula and Sandy for your beautiful tags and letting me be a part of the fun!


  1. Tracy,
    I got the cute vintage cowboy book tag!!!! It hangs on my lamp in my craft room right by my computer! I just love it! The lamp is red with yellow and the tag looks like it was made for it!!! I am so glad you liked mine....I had a ball doing that tag! :):) Sandy

  2. Looks like a really fun swap!

    I'm hosting a giveaway, come check it out!

  3. Loved seeing all your great tags...

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