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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Friday, April 3, 2015

TAG, You're IT! Friday, April 3, 2015

Tags are SO Popular in the Art World today and they are not used ONLY in the painting field, but with sewing...they are included in ALL styles of painting~~whimsical, traditional, primitive...

I have been playing with tags this week.  I PRIMED some...

I took boiling water and added instant coffee, Vanilla Flavoring and Powdered Cinnamon.
I dipped the whole tag in the mixture and then laid it on a cookie sheet to dry...
If you get impatient, simply use your hairdryer or place them in a 200 degree oven...keep an eye on them so they won't burn!
I left mine CURLED, but if you want them to lay flat, simply iron them between cloth.

IF you can't find the size tags you want, then cut them from Card stock.  Make the whole with a hole punch and IF you wish, put a round reinforcement ring around the hole, but don't worry if you don't have any...


 Sometime we get so worried about buying the PERFECT gift, but sometimes, simple is BETTER!

IF YOU KNOW that somebody has a favorite candy, then paint a paper mache box and load it with the treat and add a tag...

Give a bag of those Rag Eggs I showed you how to make, 
add some pip berries, 
and put them in a bag WITH A TAG...

 Buy a favorite scent of candle, and PUT a TAG on it!!

 Those Orange Cookies I shared with you yesterday 
make WONDERFUL gifts...
Put them in a BAG... and TAG!!

 Put some Holiday Candy in a jar and TAG them 
to the One you Love!


Each of these tags took about 5 minutes to paint...
don't make them difficult...
just have FUN...

ENJOY giving small gifts that you took the time to create...
but by all means, CHERISH the TIME you spend 
with the one you give them to!!

...Blessings to YOU...~charlotte


  1. Morning Charlotte... oh those turned out so cute... love them.. what a great little gift idea.. perfect... Happy Easter!!

  2. Hi Miss Charlotte,

    Thank you for the bee-u-tee-ful tag ideas. I'm gonna make some for Mom today.

    Prudence ♥

    Oh, the Easter Bunny says to send Charcoal bunches of hugs from our Molly Brown and Jessie. ♥


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. In case you haven't been told, you are loved!~~charlotte♡