The Pals Paper Arts 159 challenge is a versatile sketch that gave me the opportunity to showcase a truly ‘vintage’ project piece, as I continue to work on thank you cards for the many individuals who helped make my area’s ACS Relay for Life Survivor Dinner a success this year. So many people stepped up to participate in some way, and I want to express my gratitude in the best personal way I know how–making something just for them. Margaret Moody’s sketch immediately made me think of this one particular stamp I had received in a set of Stampin’ UP! stamps that a dear long-distance friend brought to me some months back. Along with a BUNCH of other SU stamps and goodies, from “back in the olden days” (hah!) when she used to stamp a lot, amongst the marvelous loot she brought to me to aid in my efforts working with Relay, was an entire set of “thank you” stamps with a copyright date of 2001. I have no clue what the original
name of the set was, but it’s a nice variety of font styles and sentiments to express appreciation. (Interestingly, there might just be a set of this nature in the about-to-be-seen new catty–perfect timing, I thought!) Since SU is celebrating a silver anniversary by bringing back some of their oldies this year, I was super-thrilled to receive some entire sets from a time before I was personally introduced to the product or the world of stamping. The little happy “thanks” here echoes the fun in the pinwheel trying to twirl its way across the page! And those twelve-year-old stamps inked up like magic. One of the things that makes me love SU so much is this fact–their stamp quality can’t be beaten!
- PAPER: Island Indigo cardstock; Tea for Two designer series paper. (I love this paper! The designs are vintage, but not stuffy–some pretty; some just plain fun!)
- INK: Island Indigo and a bit of Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade sponging on the sentiment
- DOODADS: Brad from the Everyday Enchantment pack in last year’s spring catty (nope, I never get rid of–or quit using–anything from SU. Look how perfectly it works with the dsp from this year’s catty!)
–Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today! –Terri