"If you never did, you should.
These things are fun and FUN is GOOD!" ~ Dr. Seuss
Isn't this a terrific quote?! It's one of my new stamps from the "Beautiful You" set I received in the mail Friday. In case you missed it, the card I created for Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #94 was a big winner and I got to select a FREE stamp set from VERVE Stamps! Wooo Flippin' Hooo! :)
Thanks so much to Julee Tilman of Poetic Artistry and all the other talented Mojo Makers for being a constant source of inspiration with all these wonderful sketches.
I *love* this set and encourage you to check it out at the Verve Stamps online store. There are 13 clear stamps in the photopolymer set and many of them are some of my favorite quotes. You'll be seeing a lot more of it in the coming weeks, I assure you!
Printed on the back of this stamp set is this advice: "To condition your stamps, gently rub the stamp surface with a soft eraser and brush away any fibers. This removes any residue remaining from the manufacturing process and will help your stamps to make a clear impression again and again." Interesting! I suppose you all knew this, but I didn't! I was having trouble with an acrylic stamp just a couple weeks ago and will have to go back and try this tidbit on it!
As you can see, I pretty much followed the sketch exactly, although I didn't leave quite as much space between the panels. I really wanted my "Fruits and Flowers" paper by the Paper Studio to stand out. I like it when designer paper has a touch of black in it to highlight the sentiment inked in black. You probably can't tell by the photo, but it is embossed and I colored in the capital letters with a marker. A little stitching, ribbon and a button to finish it off! I showed it to MW for his critique and he said it was "cheery". That's not a term he would often use so it made me SMILE! :)
I've been cleaning and organizing my stamp room this morning and trying to figure out a way to maximize the space on my ribbon storage shelf. Hmmm . . . does that mean I have too much ribbon?! I ended up putting all the black and white ribbon spools in a separate container to make more room for all the GREEN ribbon! Whatzup with that?!
What are you all doing this weekend? I hope you're finding some time to be creative!
Happy Stamping and Smiles 2 U!
Another Dr. Seuss Quote for Today ~
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You!