Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Herd

     Every now and then, I find a stamp irresistible, just so cute and charming I have to have it. So I get it, introduce it to the other stamps in the neighborhood, tuck it in its own little cubby...it is still cute and I'm still charmed, but after a while, we both realize we have nothing to say to one another...

     Okay, I do get very involved with my stamps. It's a stampy thing. I recently experienced this awkwardness with this set:


     That is one cute herd! Look at that yak! And the goat! And the other four creatures that would want to be colored in and look loved if any of the others were...and sometimes, I just don't have the time to color everyone in properly, but I want to use that stamp!  At  a recent stamp-a-stack, I wanted to feature this set but knew that with time at a premium, we would have to have a quick foolproof coloring technique.


What could be behind that door?

Ta-da!

     Everybody is happy!  Inking the stamp with markers or, in this case, multiple ink pads*, make a quick and colorful card. I can't stop smiling whenever I look at that happy herd.

*Stampin' Spots from the Paper Pumpkin kits work well here! ;)

     What tips do you have for quick coloring?

     Thanks for reading!

               Valli


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sneezin' and Stampin'

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'Tis the season to be sneezin'.

     I love springtime in Memphis! The city becomes deliriously beautiful, or maybe that should be beautifully delirious. Between the dogwoods, the tulip magnolias, the pears, and the cherry trees, we have a lovely petal party every day. The very air is full of clouds of glory! Ok, they are actually clouds of pollen. Lots of pollen. Everything outside is covered in golden green dust. Our lungs are also covered in pollen. Trust me, you don't have to have an allergy to make you sneeze--a good breath of fresh air will do it. But if you do have pollen allergies, hello, allergy fog!

     So, this is a good time for "get well" and "thinking of you" cards.


    In honor of our happy season, the theme of our April Stamp-a-Stack is "Get Well" and "Thinking of You." (I would really like a one word descriptor for "thinking of you." Any suggestions?) See my  Classes page for date and time.

     Until next time,

           Stamp your bliss, and bless you!
           Valli
     

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