And so it seems music makes our little house mousies sing (and dance too). I accepted the challenge to use a House Mouse stamp to create a tag. I am new at this, but I'll try to put the link here. Since I love to stamp, it wasn't hard to take on such a challenge with my drawer full of House Mouse characters. The result you see here was not even close to the first notion I had in my head. I decided to make a large tag – and one that is actually a folded card that will fit inside a biz size envy. I was going to do something with chocolate and worked awhile making a lovely title plate for the word "Sweet" and then I stamped down that first image "Tickling the Ivories" with Amanda, Maxwell, Mudpie, and Monica which I intended to be solely for background support. But that is when a totally new idea evolved! The word "Sweet" was cast aside and I started building on the music theme. I folded up the bottom corner to reveal a flower print paper liner I had glued down and affixed the happy mouse peeking through from the inside. On the folded up tab, I stamped a bunch of words by Fiskars (one stamp) and edged the fold with pink ink. The flower liner dictated that I bring some of those flowers to the outside which was achieved with a Sizzix charm die, a small punch for the centers of the lavender flowers and mini brads to assemble and affix to the card. I had only half the card covered and a lot of white space yet to go and I was out of ideas. I went looking for ribbon – I had no idea that I had the "Music Makes My Heart Sing" ribbon! What a delightful find! Now the rest was easy stamping the word "Music" (source unknown); another mouse – singing? Goodness – there is still white space – stamped the treble clef and note from Rubber Stampede with Memories Sepia, and tapped in a few little hearts from Hampton Art with Memories crimson and colored with water color pencil. Well, folks I think that's it. I am still "Sweet" on House Mouse so there will surely be a time to use that theme. I'm still thinking chocolate!