Friday, July 24, 2009

Kick up Your Heels


A few days ago I learned through my co-DT member Jane Wetzel of a new digi-stamp artist by the name of Maurie J. Manning, who's link is also in the side bar, and I took a look at her artwork and immediately loved it. She has children's books out, which you can read about on her blog, and I'm loving her designs. I made my initial purchase and this is one of her designs called "Mummo Dancing." I explained to her in an e-mail that one of the drawbacks I find to digi-stamps (one of the few) is that you can't efficiently make use of part of the image for paper piecing because you don't have the stamp to just stamp off a small section. Thus, you end up wasting more DP than you would like. However, with not too much waste I managed to print out Mummo's skirt on this fun paper that I recently got from Taylored Expressions. Mummo is definitely a senior that's having a good time and I decided that a computer-generated sentiment should go with this saying "Kick Up You Heels." It could go with birthday or any kind of celebration. The yellow dot paper in the background is from my Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird" paper kit that I just received and there are some awesome papers in this kit. I'm really liking her artwork and I'm sure you'll be seeing more of it, not only from me but from lots of fans who can't resist her work. The artwork available to us stampers is amazing and so varied and I love so very much of it. What a wonderful community to be part of. Thanks for dropping by and have a delightful week-end.

18 comments:

Danni said...

This is just so fun!! LOVE it!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oooh, love her paper pieced!! Mummu is my fave...I'll have her up on my blog tomorow :) Did you see the new Mummu on a bike?!?!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

This card is great, love what you did for the skirt. I love this artists work too, and I just recently found her also. I don't have any of the stamps yet, but a couple are on my wish list!

Nunt said...

This is so cool :D I too recently found Mo and her Mummo, and fell in love immediately - partly because I am Finnish and the name caught my eye ^_^

xx,
nunt

Rachel said...

OMGosh how cute is she!!! I'm loving her!!
hugs,
Rachel

Judy said...

I just bought this image earlier today and now I wish I had asked for the one with no pattern. Your card is great!

mycardz said...

OMGoodness! this is awesome Karen! I definitely need to check out these stamps. What a great card and the sentiment is PERFECT! I love your card :)

Jane Wetzel said...

OH MY GOSH KAREN!! I would not have thought to paper piece this ..what a cool idea!! LOVE THIS!:)

Maria Matter said...

This is absolutely amazing...such perfect paper!
I popped over from Mo's group page on Card Universe, to see all you did!
You have a beautiful blog Karen, filled with tons of inspiration!
It was so nice to have 'met' you!
take care
Blessings, Maria

eiyiyi said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!. Your technique is flawless. You certainly did the old girl proud!

eileen

Susan said...

Good grief this is so funny! I love it! I just recently found out about her digital images myself and I think she is going to become quite popular very fast. Love everything you did with this card Karen!

Jana M. said...

LOL This made me giggle!!! What a great card and a great image!!

Becky said...

I saw her work, and out of all the digi stamps hers are my favorite, and you colored her so well.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh I love Mummo and I love her paper pieced skirt. Darling card, Karen!

dolcreations said...

This image is so fun! I love it! Great job!

Nina said...

luv this card, the colors are just perfect I think and your pp is soo wonderfully used! You really rocked out this image, and what such spunk this image has! LOVE the whole darn thing! But then again I love your work!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE these ladies and what you've done with them - totally love her!!! I've never used a digital image -- I guess I live in the dark ages!!!

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