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.