But I do have something for you today since you can't be here with me.
More goodies from the new catalog tomorrow - but today, a little retired stamp set tribute to a Twitter buddy over at Deadpan Alley.
Anybody read those Madeline L'Engle books when they were little? These are FANTASTIC books.
And without a book review, I'll just tell you there's something really cool about colliding with a whole new universe and discovering its secrets.
Here's a little quote for ya.
"When I ponder mysteries - I get a childlike rush: mindfulness, curiosity, wonder, thrill of solution, giddiness."
Got that on Twitter via @ACRead and @lallaporter.
Twitter is my latest universe. It has been so cool for finding neat marketing resources, people who post helpful links for my graphic design work, people who make me laugh, and beautiful jewelry and art.
I'll put a list of a few of my faves at the end should you choose to bust up in some Twitter. :) Hope you do.
But Wednesday, my little Deadpan Alley was nowhere to be found! And I missed her terribly! Her Twitter icon is a piece of her gorgeous artwork, that's all hand drawn in ink on old book pages, which you know is close to my heart. My Twitscape was forlorn without her birds. As it would be without my paperbat, but more on that later.
Turns out her internet was down, so I decided to do a little stamping tribute to her. Go peek at her work at the link above before you study this.I used the retired A Little Birdie Told me, and stamped it on a page from a botany book I got used. It's a gorgeous book.
I colored the bird with Riding Hood Red reinker (buh-bye you gorgeous red) and stamped the little heart from Cheep Talk in Riding hood red, along with the branch from the same set in black.
The "marvelous" is a rubon from the colored "Bright Delight" set.I added some white gel pen highlights on the bird and the hearts.
Hopefully this will keep some Deadpan Alley fans going till her internet is fixed! Her art is much more lovely!
I'm thinking that I should do Twibutes (hee hee) to my other Tweople - here are some of my faves:
@paperbat - I so love my little paperbat. Stunning talent, great writing. Best icon on Twitter.
@dimbulb52 - quite possibly the funniest man on Twitter. Plus he likes the same music I do.
@holyxuxa - ROTFLMAO
@browneyedpea - one of the world's sweetest ladies, with FABBY links.
@barelyknit - in cahoots with holyxuxa in the ROTFLMAO dept.
@sockington - the cat with half a million followers. You know why? He's HILARIOUS.
@toddanddon - my local radio talk show hosts who make me laugh till I pull a muscle. They won't let me take my glasses off.
@thesearedays - my Austin idol - mom, gorgeous, ninja, blogger, runner, Ellen guest, gigglefest.
Cuz @thesearedays is my home girl, I'm gonna need you to check out one story in particular. If I hadn't already loved this woman, I would have asked her to leave her Iphone for me when I read this. When you start to read the story, please click on the Rachel is a Princess story before finishing, so that you can get the full flavor. Spectacular story of depravity and bliss all wrapped up right here in my own backyard. Here you go - enjoy.
Don't even get me started on the great people I've found in the last few days, like @Locket2you and more - they're wonderful. I'll share as I go and/or buy things.
It's an amazing group of humans. Check em out.
Speaking of amazing humans, my dear sweet reader Linda sent me a pressie - some of her AMAZING HANDMADE SOAP, which will be featured tomorrow. You're gonna freak!
But, she also sent the girls a pressie.
And here's how Maddie felt about it. :) I'm lucky I didn't lose a finger. This is the look she has when she says "I'm taking this now - let go and no one gets hurt."Needless to say, she hasn't allowed Splotchy to play with them at all!!
But both girls would like to wish you all a happy..
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