That was the first place I ever encountered the Spork - where it perfectly scooped and scraped that oh-so-comforting king of southern comfort foods - refried beans - out of their waxy little cup for some serious nomming.
It seemed like even though we didn't know it, we had been waiting for the spork - all of humanity wandering around, sporklessly, eating food imperfectly, missing - we didn't know what. Certainly the last little bit of pintos 'n cheese.
And then they sporked us and all was right with the culinary world again.
I'm confused about why the spork has not made it into silverware sets as a standard. Perhaps there aren't as many refried beans as I think there are outside of Texas.
Anyway, one of the VSN challenges was to do the bandana technique, which I had never done before. While I was making my faux bandana print for the challenge, I was thinking that the white gel pen is kind of the crafting version of the spork. It just makes everything better - helps you get a little more out of everything stampy.
For the bandana technique, you basically just stamp a pretty bold image in black or another dark color onto colored cardstock. I used Island Indigo cardstock and stamped an image from Baroque Motifs in black. Then I just kind of doodled around with my white gel pen until the cardstock looked bandana-y. What do you think?
Amazing how much more interesting you can make a simple stamped image with a little white detail.It just sporks it up a notch, yes?
I love inexpensive crafty tools that you can do a bunch of fun things with.
Viva la Sporks!!
Don't forget - join me at Scrapology Saturday to make cards for our troops and our firefighters. No cost - just come out and stamp some cards for the bravest men in the world!