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January 2015 Tag


Hello!  Long time, no blog.  The password to this blog was l..o..s..t.., but is now found!  Making tags has fallen by the wayside with the fullness of the rest of my life.  However, during the holiday season, I make tags for the family and have some vacation time, to boot.  So, here we go…

This is my rendition of Tim Holtz’s January 2015 Tag.

Holtz January 2015 Tag

My supplies are woefully deficient, but an exercise like this, lets me know what I really would like to have/need to buy.

Instead of a New Year theme, I decided to make a tag for my sister’s birthday at the end of the month.  I used an abstract gold floral tissue paper and adhered it with Mod Podge.  Random acrylic paints were used in red, pink, and berry, which I dabbed on with crumpled tissue paper, spritzed with Walnut Stain.

January 2015 Holtz Tag H

There was quite the stash of grunge board letters/numbers in my crafting bin that were used, painted gold and misted with Walnut Stain.  The 4 and 8 were gone over with the barn door distress pad and, once again, random glitter that I had on hand was applied over Glossy Accents.  The Spun Sugar distress pen was used around the Chit Chat stickers.

January 2015 Holtz Tag BI had a mirrored snowflake on hand, and since I didn’t have a fun embellishment that fit between “happy” and “48”, I added a chain fringe dangle from the ribbon.

January Holtz Tag A

One last look of the entire tag:

Holtz January 2015 TagThank you, so much, for stopping by–happy creating!

I’m linking with Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2015!


Welcome to Tags and Toile!


Welcome to Tags and Toile!

Hello! Welcome to my shiny, new blog! This will be my place to be creative with both tags (paper) and toile (fabric). The tags will often be Tim Holtz inspired, ’cause I recently discovered them and am head-over-heals crazy about them, and secondly, there will be some fabric posts, um, probably using toile, too. I am a fabric junkie, so need a creative outlet for that, as well. I hope you don’t mind! Stick around for the posts that most interest you.

You will notice my posting name is cheapchickim and my photo has Cheap Chic Home as a watermark. Cheap Chic Home is my other blog at In the future, I will watermark with TNT.

I’m thrilled to meet you!