Glinda's Girl Soldiers
from Ozma of Oz
When I participated in Karla's Dorothy Tag Book swap, I ran across this great graphic. I thought it would make cool bookmarks. I like it equally well as the front of this gift tag booklet.
My girl has a real passion for tap dancing. Last summer at the Beantown Tap Fest, she saw cool new tap shoes worn by most of the instructors. They have a heart on the heel. Her Grammy, who is also a tap dancer, is giving these shoes. This tag is a reminder to send her Grammy a thank you card!
This stamp is part of a collection of snowflake clear stamps I purchased at Michaels this year. I have been using it on everything -- tags, our Christmas card envelopes, etc. The embossing power is called "Winter Wonderland," and depending on the stamp pad, is more, or less, opaque and nicely glittery!
I guess she can thank Grammy/my mom for more than the tap shoes. Mom at 82, still taps in a group. This Christmas they have already given 3 shows and I think they have 3 more scheduled in January. Mostly they dance at retirement homes and care facilities for older people. I'm so grateful my mom is active enough to be up on the stage and not in such a facility. My daughter can be grateful for new shoes and the prospect of dancing for all her life!
She's already gotten the haircut. She called to say she loves the new salon and the cut is good. We actually talked a long time about haircuts, new stylists (cheaper) vs experienced stylists (more expensive) tipping and how long it's been since her last haircut.
The back of the tag booklet.
I had fun digging out my old rubber stamps for this project!
I cut pieces of colored vellum to fit between the tags -- to protect the tags and because it was pretty. I had fun with stamps and colored pens and tape. In fact I just had fun altogether putting this gift together. I know she'll like the gifts. I hope she likes the packet too.