Sunday, June 16, 2013

Birdsong III Tag Swap Book

This year, the Tag Swap was hosted by Stephanie Oyler.  These little works of art are always so amazing and while I want one of each, sometimes it can be overwhelming to make so many tags. 

Stephanie limited the swap so that we only made seven tags each and then she randomly made a book for each of us in the swap.  She made made a cover for our tag book, bound them on a ring embellished with seam binding, and then added a sweet little bird charm.  Above is the picture of my cover with the tags spread out behind

This first tag was made by Linda McMillan.  I met Linda at the previous year's Birdsong.  Sadly, she missed out on attending Birdsong and we missed having her there due to an illness this year. She sent along her tags anyway and this is her beautiful creation:

 We had some new faces this time at Birdsong III, and one of those people was Lisa Phillippi.  She came up from Texas with Kristi Knox Day and I know she was so happy to be there.  Lisa has a distinct style - she is very feminine and all her projects look just like her.  I love this image of the little girl holding the basket with her dolly inside and looking up at the singing bird.

 Look at this colorful tag full of texture!  It was made by Linda Postma and guess what!? This looks just like Linda!  Linda also creates with a style that is all her - so bright and colorful and fun.

 Grace St. Clair's tag is sweet.  This little bluebird sitting on a nest with the sheet music and the script writing in the background makes me feel peaceful when I look at it.

 I met my friend Tami Hacker at the first Birdsong.  It was her very first craft event and she has now been to all three.  Tami started her own blog after being inspired at that very first Birdsong and you have to stop by her blog and see some of the beautiful things she creates.  Below is her tag.  I think I recognize some of the materials she used in this tag that were left over from our Tiffany Book Swap.   ;)

I was so excited to get a tag from my friend and traveling partner, Terri Wilkerson.  Terri is one of those people that is so easy to be around.  Not only is she so very generous, she creates the most beautiful things, and with her, there is NO DRAMA!   Terri made me a beautiful little Spring Basket in a swap earlier this year and I'm so happy to have this amazing little work of art.

The last tag I received in my book was from my friend Laurie Jackson.  I met Laurie at the first Birdsong and we've done a few swaps together over the last couple of years.  Laurie is very good at adding texture and little surprise elements to her projects like the rhinestones that peek out from under the lace.

Thanks to Stephanie for hosting this swap.  I always look forward to the tag swap. 


  1. I love tags and involved in an altered art tag swap.We make one each month and swap with one other person involved.That way it's never overwhelming and now have many wonderful little works of art. Your tags look beautiful in the ring :)

  2. Oh! I'm really happy you got one of my tags in your book! Aren't they so much fun (all the tags, I mean -- not mine!) ;)

  3. Such beautiful tags. Love all the textures used.

  4. I am so glad I got to see you again, Lisa! What fun to see that you got one of my tags! Thanks for sharing all your tags here. I really enjoy seeing what everyone creates. ~Linda P.

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  6. Fun to see the other tags that were not in my group. They are all so wonderful! Thanks Lisa for sharing them.

    No leftover Breakfast at Tiffany swap materials were used in my tags shown above. I love the color of Teal - lately it seems teal crafting goodies are flocking to me and finding their way home with

    It was so great to see you! Hugs, Tami

  7. All the tags are wonderful! I've enjoyed seeing the ones not in my book that have been posted on various blogs.

    I really enjoyed travelling with you and having the opportunity to visit and craft together!