I hope everyone is having a great day!! Me?? Sort of so/so.
I stayed home all day waiting for a special truck delivery of - and you'll never believe this..... CHOCOLATE! I'm in charge of the Fannie May chocolate sale for our Boy Scout troop and all the goods are being delivered HERE! I can't believe they trust me with that much temptation!!! I've been waiting all day - looking out the window every time I hear a car door slam - and still no chocolate. They tell me that for some reason the delivery was delayed and I can expect to receive it tomorrow!!! How horrible! Another day of waiting and worse than that, a day without chocolate! Oh well - it gave me time to surf the web and work on a few things. Gotta look at the up side right???
Today I'm playing along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. I did a lot of peeking this week - normally I don't look at any other designs until I'm done with mine. I almost didn't do an entry because I saw so many excellent ones that I wasn't sure if I would stand a chance at Top Mouse. I knew to stand out that I would have to do something ... you guessed it.... completely different. I decided to go for it and make a tag for a gift for my daughter. I am so proud of her!!! She just completed her first semester at University and made the Dean's List!! I am so glad she's off to a good start. I've done all my motherly lecturing and was hopeful that some of it sunk in! I'm so thankful!!! Now I just keep asking her who this Dean guy is and if he's good looking!! Her response???? "OH MOM!!!" of course!
I made this tag with lots and lots of layers - take a look at that close up!! I hand stamped the background with an accent piece from Oval Classic Frames. For the lace strip I used a border stamp from Pic Nic Patterns and embossed it black. I added glittery leopard paper, metallic textured paper, and that big fat bow! I know my daughter will love this and will be able to see all the love that I put into it. Just my little way of letting her know that to me... she is sooooo worth it!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Cameo to Go, Oval Classic Frames, PicNic Patterns
Dies: Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals, Classic Scalloped Heart, Classic Hearts, Grand Circles, Grand Scalloped Circles, Tag Trio
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz/Ranger Vintage Photo