Hey y'all. Happy Monday. I hope everyone survived the weekend ok. We had a blast at our concert in Hershey, Pa. even though it shut down about 30 minutes early because of the storm. We were getting lightning strikes near the stadium. We only had about 30 minutes of moderate rain and that was it. Boy were we surprised to get back to our room and get our messages about the Big Storms here at home. Although I didn't lose power at my house my A.C. died. It had been sluggish for a few weeks but it finally went sometime Friday or Saturday. :'( This meant getting a technician out to my house on OT yesterday. I won't even say how UGLY that was. All things considered, it could have been worse. The technician was nice and finally this morning I had some cool air in the house. It was 88 when I went to bed at 11.
Needless to say, no MDS Monday today. In fact, I wasn't even able to stamp. I got started a couple of times but it was simply too hot. So, for today, I have a project that I made a few weeks back for a team swap. It's similar to a previous post but I stepped it up some.
Here's today's project-
|Embossed Wine Bottle Tag featuring|
Happy Birthday With A Cherry On Top
I started with a base of Pool Party and layered Daffodil Delight and Whisper White c/s on top of that. My previous tag just had squared off ends. For this swap I used my Scalloped Border Punch on all three layers. I then used my mat Pack and Piercer to make "holes" in each of the scallops. This mimics the design on the pedestal.
I made 24 and not counting the time it took me to cut the c/s I spent about 4 hours straight making these. They were well received. :) In fact I ended up swapping them all and I do mean all. Do you ever forget to save one of your swaps out for yourself? I do it all the time! At least I remembered to take pictures. I realized near the end of the meeting that I had forgotten to save one and so I tucked my last remaining one down in my swap basket for myself. As I was getting ready to leave someone asked if I wanted to swap. I told her I had given out all but my last one which I was taking home because, silly me, I had forgotten to save one for myself. She saw which one it was and said. "Oh I saw those and was hoping to swap for one!" How could I not swap at that point!?! I couldn't. Like I said at least I took pictures. LOL! I can always make more, right? Right!
Can I just say, that was a lot of work on swaps. I had planned on doing about 50 of these for convention swaps. I think I would have been NUTZ, by the time I was done. :) Here's a picture of them all-
|Wine Bottle Tag Swaps|
Hopefully I will be returning home to a cool house tonight and will be able to get some stamping done. I hope you are cool wherever you might be as well.