Hi there! Happy Tuesday! I haven't had much time for stampy things lately -- I'm getting ready to leave Thursday for CHA! I am SO excited to see many of my stamping friends and to meet others for the first time! These last few days have been spent preparing myself and my family for my absence -- laundry, schedules, post-it notes everywhere -- I'm sure you know what I mean!
Anyway, here is a project I've been wanting to do since we returned from vacation. My youngest, Caroline, loves to collect seashells. What I love about her is that the shells she thinks are beautiful are not always the ones I would choose. While we're at the beach she hands me her treasures -- imperfect and broken -- so I can keep them in a bucket for her. I brought many of them home and placed them in this basket, then I made a tag for it.
I used one of the Curved Rectangle Nestabilites to cut the tag from a piece of Fly a Kite paper. I hand-cut the mat from Kraft cardstock, then I sponged the edges with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks. The images are from Beach Day by Penny Black, available at Stamper's Dream. I stamped the shell border across the bottom, then I stamped and cut out two extra shell images and popped them up on dimensionals. I added some Stickles to the bubbles and ground, and I stitched the edge of the sentiment. then I tied the tag onto the basket with some Ivory Burlap String.
That's all for today! I'm off to do a little more laundry -- gotta get packing! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great day!