I would have bought one of each if I wasn't so worried about fitting into my skinny jeans:) As it was the friends we were traveling with declared a case of "bag envy" when they saw how much chocolate I came away with - and Noooooooo, it wasn't all for me!
And we got to meet my great nephew Jackson (my mom's second great grandchild!) for the first time! My mom and I fought over "holding rights" and who do you think won?? :)
And I tear up every time I look at this next pic:
My mom's always hated her hands as the rheumatoid arthritis she's had for most of her adult life has caused some deformity/crippling. I wanted her to see the beauty in those hands:)
Here's "clean and graphic":
And here's "traditional":
The group ended up making $1000 to help fund scholarships to two local high school females who will be attending college in the fall. They loved the tags so much that now they're thinking of what else I could "tag up" for them to sell- LOL!
And finally, my "clean and graphic" tag design inspired me to create a card for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart
I rolled my masked cs panel with a brayer and ink from a Creative Beginnings spectrum pad given to me by my friend Sue (thanks Sue!) and then overstamped it with Hero Arts K5344 La Letter in black. I really love all the cards I've been seeing using the new Penny Black rose die and I'm kicking myself as I had it in my hands last month and put it back on the shelf:( Soooooo, I made do and cut the rose using Cricut Walk in My Garden cart from white cs and in deference to Pantone's declaration that radiant orchid is THE COLOR of the year I sponged on some old Stampin' Up orchid opulence and green galore inks. Sentiment is from Hero Arts CL129 Anytime Messages.
Other Supplies Used: Papertrey ink white cs, Stampin' Up orchid opulence cs, MFT banner die, WPlus 9 heart die, Amy Tangerine Sketchbook pp, Teresa Collins black enamel dots
Thanks for all the constructive comments!