I’m tellin’ ya. This week has just been a blur for me. Once again the pups woke me up at 6:30, and I wasn’t ready to get up. Here’s the thing. They are crated at night in the family room. Lance gets up early, really early – like 5:00 a.m., and takes the dogs out in the morning. After they’ve come in from their morning walk, they get a treat, and then they come barreling into my bedroom and jump up on the bed. My bedroom door doesn’t latch tight, and all they have to do is nudge the door and in they come. It would be nice if they could just lay there, but NO – they have to lick my face, my ears, walk all over me and whine a little. The last two mornings there was nothing I could do but get up with them. Of course, I’m still so tired that I’ve sacked out on the couch and taken a nap within an hour of getting up. Of course, if I could make myself go to bed at a decent hour every night, that might help. Don’t ya think? I think I need to work on adjusting my internal clock!

Last night I was up working on projects for my Saturday morning Stamp Club Meeting. I’ve been torn on what projects to give the girls to do, and still haven’t worked them all up yet. I like to give them four, one being an altered item, but this month I’m really at a loss. I’ve pulled some Stampin’ UP! Sets out that I think might be fun, but nothing is coming to mind for them.

One idea I got last night, was to make a tag with them, one that I would demo at a show, only using SU images. This was my second attempt, the first being tossed into the garbage because it was too dark.

Tres Chic Tag

From the Garden was painted with a Copper Acrylic Paint Dabber, and stamped directly onto the tag. After it had dried, and using pad to paper, the remaining tag was colored with Soft Sky, River Rock and Groovy Guava. Because the acrylic paint works as a resist, the ink comes right off leaving color onto the tag only. The background Tres Chic was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then the butterflies and flairs were stamped in Ruby Red. A Shimmer Mist of River Rock and Copper Perfect Pearls was misted over the tag and then the edges were distressed and sponged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I inked the Grunge Board heart with Ruby Red and the Grunge Board Wings were painted with Old Paper Crackle Paint and glued them together using Ranger Glossy Accents. Before placing them on the tag, I misted the heart and wings with the Shimmer Mist. For added embellishment, I found this old earing in my jewelry stash, removed the post end and tied it on the tag with the ribbon.


Stamps: Tres Chic, From the Garden and Priceless from Stampin’ UP!

 Paper: Manilla Shipping Tag

 Ink: Stampin’ UP! Ruby Red, Soft Sky, River Rock and Groovy Guava; Ranger Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Inks

Accessories: Ranger Adirondack Copper Acrylic Paint Dabber, Glossy Accents, Copper Perfect Pearls, Mini Mister and Old Paper Distress Crackle Paint; Stampin’ UP River Rock Reinker; Tsukineko Sponge Daubers; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grunge Board Elements; Ribbon; Old Earring


Have a great day everyone and hopefully I’ll have some other Stamp Club Projects to show you later.


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