What a Weekend & Comment to Win!

Hey everybody!  I hope your Monday is off to a good start and your weekend was a good one.  My weekend was pretty great and not at all what I expected!  Instead of staying inside on Saturday, nice and warm, I went snowboarding with my cousin!  I have never gone skiing in my life, much less snowboarding…it was awesome!  So much fun, even though I spent approximately half of my time on my behind.  Towards the end of the day I was getting noticeably better, but had to stop before I actually made it through a whole run without falling; falling and getting back up over and over again is super exhausting, as is hauling around a big old board on one foot all day (for any like me who knows squat about snowboarding, you leave your front foot attached to the board at all times, take your back foot out when you’ve finished a run, and use it to scoot yourself back around to the ski lift).  I got home just before dinnertime and barely moved the rest of the night.  I spent the day Sunday taking ibuprofen and only moving when absolutely necessary.  It’s been a long time since so many of my muscles have been sore all at the same time.  Wooo!  It was totally worth it though, and I would definitely do it again.  See how much fun I’m having?

In my borrowed gloves and pants and rented board and boots 🙂

Alright, alright, I guess I can get back to paper and stamps and other various “Paper Melody’s” type stuff 🙂  For your crafty pleasure, here’s a tag I made:

First, I covered a large tag (6.25″x3.25″) with the decorative paper and inked it up a little with light blue ink.  Then, I tore a corner of blue cardstock and glued it on the bottom corner of the tag.  On top of that I layered a small piece of beautifully textured homemade (not by me) paper, then inked all the edges with brown ink.  I cut out and layered the circles, stamped, embossed, and fussy cut the bird, then stamped, embossed, and fussy cut the swirly.  The bird I popped up on foam squares to give the tag some dimension, then I added the flowers, pearls, and blue rhinestones to pretty it up a bit.  Finally, I tied a bow using blue satin-edged organza ribbon and used the twine tie to hold it in place.  The back is left blank (though I did ink it up a little just so it wasn’t such a stark difference when you flip it over) and could be used for a personal note, special Bible verse, poem, or other such lovely sentiments.

What do you think?  Tell you what, if at least 5 people comment on this post I’ll randomly choose one of those people to win this tag!  Sound good?  Comment before Wednesday, January 30th at 5 PM EST for your chance to win!!!  Happy Monday!

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11 thoughts on “What a Weekend & Comment to Win!

  1. kathycnc says:

    Oh, it’s lovely Melody! I like the shine you achieved with the embossed bird, and the rhinestones add a nice glimmer. The torn paper layers are so pretty! Glad you had fun snowboarding, and hope you can move around without pain today!

  2. Amy says:

    It’s about time I commented anyway! I love your blog, Melody. You have an eye for beauty. The teal/brown color combination is classy. 🙂

  3. ncguygirl says:

    It’s lovely, Melody – love the color combo and overall design! Kudos to you for snowboarding, too. Despite living in VT/MA/NH for 47 years, I never worked up the courage to try downhill skiing or snowboarding. You are brave!

  4. Lainie says:

    I suppose my comment is a bit late, but…..Well number one, I love the tag…you are so artistically gifted, cousin! Number two, we are so glad you came snowboarding with us and proud of you for trying and progressing throughout the day! We will go again! 🙂

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