Hi there and Happy Saturday (or whatever day you are reading this on)! I hope life is being very kind and generous to you!
This week's Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge over at The Outlawz is to emboss the background for a project - you can use dry or wet embossing.
I chose to dry emboss using an embossing folder I got several years ago and have never used until this project. It's a nostalgic Christmas scene, almost like the old Currier & Ives prints (hopefully you're not too young to know what that is). When I was young I used to look through the Sears and JCPenney catalogs and dream of someday having a set of Currier & Ives dinnerware for the Holidays. I haven't thought of that in years! Oh well, maybe something I need to check the antique shops for.
I added a tag that I backed with some black cardstock (I think every card needs a tough of black), added a snowflake with a felt flower on top, some baker's twine and a pretty buttons. The color of the cardstock is almost a distressed color, and I sanded lightly across the embossed parts to highlight them a bit more, than around the very edges. I put some pretty paper behind it, which is just peeking around the edges. It was actually very pretty without the snowflake/flower combo, but it's just not me to go too CAS.
Okay, now on to my children. As I have mentioned, my son is a freshman at Virginia Tech where he is a member of the Corps of Cadets. Michelle (my daughter) and I went down to visit him this past weekend and attend the football game. The cadets all wear their dress uniforms to the games, and WOW!!!, what a sight that is! I just can't describe the emotions I felt seeing my baby all dressed up like this the first time - it was a sight to behold for sure! This is him and Michelle:
Yes, I am a proud mom! Thanks for stopping by! Big hugs!