Thursday, September 29, 2011

Story Tags//studio 5 segment

On Monday Studio 5, a morning show in Salt Lake, featured a project of mine for their '5 days 5 ways' challenge. The producer sent me Maya Road bingo chips as well as 4 other ladies. Our only guideline was to make anything we wanted that was fresh & fun! I put together a frame with tags strung along vintage lace and banners made from vintage book paper then pinned a tag for each day of the month.
I was so nervous! We were trying to hang up the frame when we had just a couple minutes to go. At first it was on a really light background & we wanted to see the tags better so we hung some black fabric behind it. I am not a natural, like Cleetus, when it comes to being in front of the camera... let alone live TV so I felt a bit frazzled when it started. And by 'a bit frazzled' I mean 'scared to death.' ;)

Story Tags: simply add a photo to the front of the tag with a story on the back for each day of the month. Then at the end of the month, you can remove all the tags, connect them with a ribbon or book ring & voila you have a mini book. A great way to capture and document your ordinary moments.


Some days when I was too busy I only wrote something on the back, or I had Avery draw a picture. You can decorate all the tags ahead of time or you can decorate them each day. Whatever works for you.


Photo below outside the studio in June when I showed my Art Kits.






18 comments:

Amy said...

This is a fabulous idea especially for me working full time commuting and having 3 great kids! This way they can document stuff from their day too! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

elizabeth kartchner said...

thanks Amy!!

Stef said...

Oh perfect! I think I'm getting an Instax for my birthday in a couple weeks and now I know just the project to set out doing! Another great idea! Also, I'm loving your picture supply list down at the bottom there. Brilliant!

Ann Marie said...

Lizzzzzzzzz -- the big thingy of twine, where can I get one?

elizabeth kartchner said...

Ann Marie,

you are going to kill me when I say I have no idea... ! I just googled "Black Twine cone" and bought it.
I have plenty to share if you want some. :)

Ann Marie said...

I am not going to kill you -- I'm one step ahead of you, I asked Collin to sneak into your office and send me some. Googling now, thanks Liz.

Priya Mohan said...

Lovely project idea and a super way to document every day!:)..TFS

Altaira said...

watched your segment - so cute! being as good as Cleetus at anything would be hard!

Lan said...

OMG, I love this idea! Totally going to try it out...and my favorite part is how you strung those tags between an empty photo frame! FYI - you have totally inspired me to take more self portraits with the timer, I made my husband take some with me for our 9 year anniversary yesterday and it was one of my favorite photos. Your blog always inspires me with your sunshine photos, thanks for sharing!

Lan

cococricketsmama said...

that's such a fun idea!! I'd love to do that do a season, or maybe I'll do it for a 365 mini (not so mini) album next year!

Beth M said...

Love your use of the Bingo pieces. I had to check out Studio 5 and watch all of the episodes with the Bingo pieces. Thanks so much for sharing!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

I think this is your coolest idea yet, I love it!! and your previous post with the wedding photos, you and your girls are just gorgeous and Collin's pretty cute too! :) Love the close up one of you and Lola, just beautiful :)

Gaëlle said...

Superbe blog j'adore tes produits et tes créations !!!!!! Gaëlle

China Doll said...

That is a great challenge!!! I want to do this! :-)

Annie @ Originate and Renovate said...

Super Cute, Love the bingo letters.

Daneilia @ Anchors Away said...

You did a fab job with the challenge! Your project is too cute!

patty said...

swoon...

lori said...

Liz- I bought the skirt you were wearing, and a few shirts to go along- I check in to your blog to see what you are wearing!
You look fabulous, and thank you for the links to your clothing.
Love it!
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