Good Thursday afternoon! I’ve got to tell you, I took yesterday off! I didn’t crawl out of bed until 10:30 and then just putzed around the house all day. I read three days worth of papers, walked the dogs and enjoyed the sunshine, and than finally last night – I did my most hated chore — I paid the household bills! At least that is done for mid-month and that monkey is not crawling on my back for the next two weeks. You’ve got to love the weather we are having here! For me, it’s short weather – 70 degrees and sunny!


Since I didn’t stamp yesterday at all (heck, I never even walked downstairs), I am in the mood today. I started working on this card a few nights ago and when I saw the SCS Ways to Use It Challenge today, I modified it just a bit. Now that I’m done with it, I realize that it could actually be used for a Father’s Day, birthday or even a thank you card for that special guy! I’m actually glad that I did change this card up from the first layout – I like it more this way!


The tie was stamped on a piece of BasicGrey Archaic, cut out and placed on a layer of white. It doesn’t really qualify as paper piecing, but it’s the same general idea. I sponged the edges of this panel and the sentiment panel with Adirondack Cloudy Blue ink. The background papers are also from Archaic. To comply with the challenge today, I stamped the background stripes by painting directly on my stamp with a Ranger Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber. I love the mottled and different look that the acrylic paint gives you when you stamp with it. I distressed the bottom edges of the middle panel with my trusty scissors, and when I added the twill, it reminded me of a belt. How cool is that!



Stamps: Rubbernecker Guy Stuff Collection Tie SKU:30-01, Striped Background and One in a Million Sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamp Company

Paper: Georgia Pacific White; Prism Mystic Light and Herbal Garden Dark; BasicGrey Archaic

Ink: Ranger Adirondack Cloudy Blue and Archival Jet Black

Accessories: Ranger Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber; Tonic Tim Holtz Scissors (for distressing); Brads, Photo Tag and Ribbon Slide Hardware; Mounting Tape; Twill Tape; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber

I hope everyone has a great day, and you get to enjoy some sunshine in your neck of the woods. I’m gonna take the dogs for another walk and then head back to the stamp room!


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