procrastination?

In place of Sunday Photos, I am hosting a giveaway, just to mix it up a bit and to reward those faithful souls that visit with me each day...

Whew! The inspiration collective at Write.Click.Scrapbook. can actually say, "Done, Finally," which is the theme of this month's Gallery. Obviously, I wasn't the only one on the team that had projects that they really wanted to finish but just hadn't gotten 'round to!

This is what inspired me:

Embellished Shipping Tags | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

This is what I used to embellish the shipping tags:

Embellished Shipping Tags | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

And this is what resulted:

Embellished Shipping Tags | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
Embellished Shipping Tags | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

I used all the scraps that I trim from prints in my Etsy shop {I knew there would be a use for these one day} and put them to good use. They just happened to be pretty close to the size of a manila shipping tag, so I used those measurements as a guide and then trimmed them using a corner punch from Stampin' Up as well as a ton of the cutest baker's twine ever from The Twinery

Then, I pulled out all my paper scraps and stray embellishments and, using my Mom's old Singer sewing machine, I attached most of the elements on the shipping tags with it. I wasn't concerned about perfection or matching the thread to each tag's paper scraps...most people will just throw the tag away - it's not a work of art, ya know?

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Embellished Shipping Tags | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

Won't these be great to have on hand to use as lunchbox/backpack notes? Or gift bag embellishments? Or you could attach a gift card to them and insert into a greeting card.

So, what projects do you have laying around that need to be finished up? Leave me a comment, or two, or three, telling me what's on your crafty TO DO list and you'll be entered into a drawing to win 6 tags I created for this month's Gallery, as well as blank shipping tags I've trimmed for you, some paper and embellishment scraps AND a sampling of baker's twine from The Twinery. You'll be all set to create your own shipping tags.

This giveaway ends tonight at 8pm EST. Good luck!

23 comments

  1. Well instead of reading blogs as I wait for my boys to finish getting ready for church, I should be in my scrap room finishing two layouts. One is about where I live and the other is about my son and combining photos of him 10 years ago on a bike to last summer. Struggling with the journalling for both of them.

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  2. those are so very beautiful! hmmmm, I guess the biggest project I have to finish is a yarn wreath for my hubs grandmother. I've had all of the supplies for about a month now, and haven't even come close to starting it! oy!

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  3. My biggest project to finish up right now would be the bag I promised my daughter I would make with her so she could become more comfortable with the sewing machine. Since it snowed today and our outside projects are on hold this might be the perfect day to finish it up.

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  4. I have to do a layout...which is due tomorrow...but I am desperate need of photos to scrap! Guess that means I am going digging in the "before digital" container. I can't wait for the sun to come out so that we can get outside and play!!

    Love your tags, you are just soo creative!

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  5. I think it is safe to say that I have more projects unfinished than actually completed! I have a LO that is due right now but yet here I sit at the computer, I have my sister's bridal shower gift album to finish -- and her shower was this past November, even have to finish up my 2009 Project 365! LOL! The tags are lovely and I especially love that you weren't so concerned about everything matching.

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  6. Super cute tags! On my list is to finish up my son's baby album. I really have no excuse- I've even put the photos in the page protectors with the papers I'm using. This week is spring break so I will have to get 'er done!

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  7. I love your tags and the idea of having a stack of them ready :) I also have a pile of unfinished projects!!! AE Week in the Life from last Spring and another monthly project (can't even remember the name!!!) from Shimelle! Thanks for the chance ;)

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  8. My TO DO LIST involves making up at least 3 of each: birthday card, sympathy and get well. Seems I need them all the time, and when I do, there isn't one already made! Thanks for a chance!

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  9. Loveliness! I'm working on painting some wooden pedestal bowls for my Easter decorations, putting away st. patty's dec. and then some ruffle pillows for my couch!

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  10. I'm the queen of procrastination:)
    I need to do birthday cards,and get off the computer and do some layouts!

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  11. super cute tags! i have yet to sew on a card or scrapbook page and i have been seeing great inspiration everywhere....so that is one thing on my to do list! i also need to make some more bday cards, and work on lots and lots of layouts!

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  12. I'd like to get caught up on my picture a day project and start a scrapbook on the road for my trip to Vegas next month.

    Thank you for the giveaway and for the inspiration!

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  13. I would have a HUGE list if I listed all I still need to finish, BUT this weekend I was supposed to finish up a workshop I am hosting. Hmmm.... still need to do that!

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  14. Cute tags! I am working on redoing a server for my dining room this weekend and working on favors for my son's birthday

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  15. I have about 20 half-done layouts. And of course, it's the journaling that's missing. Or just one more little thing. I just need to get them done!

    Love the tags!!

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  16. I have a few classes to complete or is that start. I also a a couple of layouts to complete. Let's just say that my job in getting in the way of my crafting time.

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  17. I never finished my December Daily album and I keep moving the stack of saved memorabilia and the album around and around. I really need to tackle that! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tags!

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  18. First of all, great job with those tags. They are beautiful!

    Okay, so I work for my LSS, and have attended their last few 12-hour pizza crops. On my HUGE to-do list are putting the finishing touches on every single one of the LOs I've created there.

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  19. On my crafty TO DO list? Making April birthday cards and finishing a fabric Easter wall-hanging for our front door. There's more I wish I could add to the list, but it's just not realistic. :)

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  20. these are the cutest set of tags ever!! and am going to have to whip up a set myself they would be so cute adhered to an art canvas and add a few little photos here and there cause they look so cute all displayed together! My to do list is longer than my arm so here's three: sew up the dress I have cut out, finish the scrap page that is half done on my list, make the doll I bought fabric for yesterday. Happy Day before the big Day!

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  21. i need to finish my high school scrapbook, while the memories are still fresh in my mind.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Megan

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  22. I have a Mary Englebrieght Scottish terrier minibook sitting on my desk that I need to finish. I had to buy it and tomorrow is my Scottie's birthday, so I think after his party it will be a great time to add some more photos to it. Love the tags by the way!

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  23. To do list:

    *I have a whole lot of tags that need completed.
    *Special order for a set of 40 birthday invites..for a man so I'm a little stuck on what to do.
    *Random spring cards for a special order
    *Oh...did I mention I have to completely get my new house painted and moved into by the end of April?
    *Oh...did I also mention I have 2 kid parties to plan and hubby is leaving to turkey hunt all next week....sigh.....

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