I've truly been allowing myself some "down" time the past few days ... I've been running at a break-neck speed since the beginning of November and needed a little time to wind down (watch THREE movies yesterday ... took two little naps ... it was AWESOME!)!
Now I am gearing up to get back in to the swing of reality ... and I have a card I made for the Control Freaks Spring Catalog swap to share with you! When I saw the bowtie and saddle shoe images in the soon-to-be-released "Dapper Dad" set, I KNEW it was gonna HAFTA be mine!! Bowties are a big deal in our family .... it started with my brother in law, who wears bowties to work every day. He is a partner in his law firm, and rides his unicycle to work DAILY (no, I am NOT making this up!). Bowtie-wearin', unicycle-ridin' LAWYER. It's pretty much AWESOME. His son ALSO has an affinity for bowties ... he also prefers them to traditional "long" ties. So, as my son has always looked up to BOTH of these men, he ALSO is a bowtie aficionado ... he has been pretty much wearing bowties EXCLUSIVELY since he was 12 (not every day, of course! But when the occasion DOES call for a tie, it is the neckwear of choice!)!
Which is why I made this card ... as a salute to all the awesome, bowtie-wearing men in my life. YAY!
Stamps: Dapper Dad, Occasional Alphabet
Paper: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Parker's Pattern's DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1" Square Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon, Mini Silver Brads