January 10, 2015


"Make New Friends and Keep the Old" is the Monday blog challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp. It's also the name of a song I learned in Girl Scouts which was sung "in-the-round" (like Row Row Row Your Boat). I hadn't given it a thought since I was a Brownie xxx years ago ☺ and now I'm having major flashbacks. For you youngsters out there, here's what our uniforms looked like back in the day:

Imagine girls (of any age) wearing gloves today and why did the Brownies wear a manly bright orange neck tie? Strange, yes, but I liked them. Mom, not so much as they were a pain to iron.

The challenge prompted using something old or new so I grabbed the very first stamp I ever purchased, a vintage sunflower from Inkadinkado. It is based on this original engraving:

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I applied an image transfer of the girls to a blank tag and before rubbing off the paper, I stamped the background. This way the transfer acts like a mask and saves a step or two. I used distress inks and colored pencils to tint and washi tape for embellishment.

The "new" feature on this tag is the Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs text which I recently acquired and used for the very first time.

If you'd like to know more about the image transfer technique, you can find my tutorial here.


  1. A beautiful tag and I how clever the idea for your special image transfer technique!

  2. What a wonderful project! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  3. Sweeet! A perfectly blended mix of images with the perfect sentiment. Beautiful Tag! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  4. Such a sweet tag! The image is perfect for our challenge this week. And I do remember those uniforms! Never wore the gloves though. :) I have so missed visiting your blog. It's always a pleasure to visit and see your beautiful work. Thanks for sharing with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  5. What a darling tag!
    Love the techniques you used.

  6. I love, love the tag...well done!