One of the things I love about stamping is that even though I see it as a career for myself, it’s also a part of our precious family time every day and I really love sharing it with the children. Now, I sometimes have to keep SOME of my supplies off limits LOL, so therefore, the children all have their own stash of papers, embellishments, stamps and ink.
I myself, have just reorganized my stamp area. I was talking to Heidi the other day online about how wonderful it felt to have a fresh Spring start and have everything where I can (finally!) find it again! One of the things I did was purchase a storage system for all my stamps. They are now organized by company and/or theme and put in binders on cling. I LOVE them. I then took some metal binder rings and made “index” rings for all the acetate sheets w/ the designs on them so I know what images i want to look for.
Where am I going with all of this, you ask? Well, the kids like to go through these index sheets and sometimes ask me to use a certain stamp. So, when my darling son Jack asked me to make something with the “Natural Boy” stamp from Lelo Design, how was I to say no? It’s such an adorable image and my son even drew me a SKETCH for it! How cute is that? You can see more about that sketch on my blog by clicking here.
One of my favorite things about ALL Stampavie images is how fun they are to color. This image was no exception as I thoroughly enjoyed coloring all the detail in with my Copics. Of course, since it’s me, the “girly girl” here I had to give it my own little touches of flowers and butterflies…but DS approved and has been eyeing this card ever since. His birthday comes up at the end of this month…wonder what he’ll be getting in an envelope ?
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful, stamp-filled day! I am having such a wonderful time designing for all of you and I am just so grateful to Heidi and Stuart for having me! Hugs….. ~Jessica