Tag, Tags, and Tagged~

This post consists of a couple of things that I want to share with everyone.
The other day I went to the bookstore with my daughter and I was in the magazine section, of course, where else would I be but looking for another magazine to give me some inspiration. Have you ever had a time when you get tired of the same crafts that you want to try something different? Well, this was one of those times when I spotted the April 09 issue of Marie (Marie Antoinette-Inspired Mixed-Media Art magazine) and I was suddenly taken back to a time of great extravagance. I saw the movie Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst and loved all the furnishings and fashions that were made for this movie, but at the time I wasn't in the blog world to see that many bloggers were paying tribute to the "Last Queen of France" in this way of mixed-media art. I brought Marie home with me and was so inspired by all the altered art that was featured. So, I thought I would try my hand at some of the examples that were shown and this is my interpretation of some mixed-media art, not solely Marie Antoinette inspired, let's just say French inspired.
French inspired tag~
French inspired shoe tags or paper shoes~
A few close-ups of my shoes~ Now for the "tagged" part of this post. Shelley of Sweet Pea tagged me this week. I'm to tell you things about me. I can't remember if it's 7 or 10 things I'm supposed to list (I'm too lazy at this point to go back and check). So, here goes.... 1. I don't start my day without a Diet Coke and this has absolutely nothing to do with me being on a diet o.k. it's all about the CAFFEINE!!!! I can't function without it, seriously! 2. I am deathly (is that a word) afraid of amusement park rides...I don't do that! I'm about to tell you why... 3. When I was a kid we went to Six Flags and my sister convinced me to get on the log ride with her...she lied to me and said it was a boat ride. Well, when we get to the top getting ready to plunge down into the water...I fainted...yea, that's right...fainted! Never Again!!! 4. I have mentioned this one before...I'm Obsessive Compulsive about the smallest things. ie:holes in walls 5. I can't stand for my kitchen counters to be sticky, dirty...I'm constantly wiping them down...remember the OCD! 6. I carry a bottle of GermX with me at all times...germs are everywhere! OCD again! 7. I clean my bathrooms everyday...especially after someone uses it! GERMS!! There's that dern OCD again! 8. I don't use public restrooms, I hold it till I get home...germs, germs, germs! Yea, there's just one problem with that now that the old age is kickin' in, the bladder is gettin' older too! What's a girl to do? One word...PADS!!! 9. Oh! Before going to bed I check all the doors at least 3 times to make sure they're locked. I can't help it...OCD! 10. And finally, I am sooooo going to regret playing this tagged game. Thanks again Shelley, I enjoyed playing along and I hope you enjoyed knowing more about me. Now, I want to get to know more about the following I'm about to tag... Cher of The Texas Woman Donna of Curious Goods Deborah of The Painted Nest Stephanie of How Perfectly Imperfect! Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Loved your Marie inspired crafts!! Those shoes are darling!!!

  2. Those shoes are great!!

    Barbara Jean

  3. Oh. Good. Lord. You'll be sorry!!!

    The Texas Woman

  4. I am so glad I found your Blog. It is absolutely lovely! The shoes are just fabulous.

    Kind Regards,
    LuLu Kellogg

  5. I am also glad I stopped by. I did see Marie and your interpretations could certainly make the mag. Have you thought of submitting? I can not start the day without diet coke either. Now a 40 year habit. xo Joan

  6. I love all the Somerset magazines but haven't gotten my hands on Marie yet though I've heard great things about the Apprentice one. Your shoes and tag came out beautifully. You should submit them for sure. You made me laugh about all the things about yourself especially the OCD. It was like you were talking about my husband. He tries to keep it a secret though. so shhhhhhh....lol

  7. O.K. thats another magazine I won;t be able to find here in Canada!! Love what you did, they are simply stunning!! All the best,Chrissy

  8. Ok
    I also love the shoe tags. I want two of them to put in my play area(my studio).

    Janice In Missouri


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