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My apologizes for going so long without a post. Summer is always a very busy time for me. Hopefully as things slow down a bit I will be able to post more. So lately I have been very into Steampunk. I have recently done some tags with this theme. I like making tags because I find them to be quick an easy, but still make me feel like I have gotten my creativity out. I plan on making more tags, and try altering items this summer. I got some AMAZING bottles and little knick-knacks to embellish with at this awesome little antique store in Bell Buckle TN when I was there visiting friends. Enjoy! -Altina R.
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  1. Love your tags! Tried following you, but nothing happened. I'll check back!

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  2. Tags are awesome. I too tried to follow. Will try again.

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  3. LOVE the tags and the tray!!!!

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