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Taco 'Bout Your Awesomeness!

Last week I heard a brief discussion about the possibility of changing the 'state food' of Texas from 'Chili Con Carne' to ... guess what .... Tacos!    

First ... I'm not a Texan originally.  But, in all my Texas years, I'm not sure I've ever eaten 'Chili Con Carne'.  I can say with certainty that I've never 'ordered' it at a restaurant, etc.  Now tacos?  That's entirely different!  I've made tacos in a few different versions right here at home, and ordered them in Texas as well as other states for sure.  So my vote would be obvious!



I created this little taco pick-me-up with the darling Sale-A-Bration stamp set ... Tasty Trucks!  I armed myself with an Aqua Painter, a few ink pads, and the SC633 Sketch  from Splitcoaststampers.  


Sale-A-Bration continues thru March 31, and there now a few new SAB choices tossed into the already fun mix of stamps and accessories!  Just click here to see those newly-added options!  And check the right column to download the original SAB catalog ... all items in both SAB's are 'live' now.  There's no limit on how many items you can earn, 1 free choice per each $50 product purchased.  Woooohooooo!



I'm so glad you stopped by today.  Hope you found a bit of inspiration during your visit.  

Thank you bunches for shopping in my SU Store!  Please let me know if I can be of help with questions, hopes, or just yada yada!

Inky (((huggss))),



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Thoughts and Soothing Hope

Have you ever found yourself doing things differently than what seems to be 'your norm'?  That seems to be the best description I have for recent times here in my stampy zone.   It's hard to put my finger on it.  Maybe something good will come of it?  Who knows?  

One of my favorite ways to just play or relax with stampy goodies in hand is dabbling with water & ink.  Often I choose an Aqua Painter, ink pads, and watercolor paper.  Not that I have any illusions whatsoever of being a watercolorist.  None at all!  ;)  


Funny how thoughts & plans evolve & morph into something entirely different from the starting point.  This started with a color challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Its unfinished form eluded a quite opinionated comment from a studio visitor, and I nearly tossed it all into the 'circular file'.  However, I channeled Disney's Elsa and "let it go".  


Perhaps this will be sent as a message for someone facing a difficult life journey or battle.  The 'hope' sentiment was die cut from Old Olive, Soft Sky, & Whisper White card stock, then layered with SU's Fine-tip Glue Pen to create a slight shadowing effect.  The 'hope' die is from one of my newer favorites, the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.


So, do you recognize the stamp set featured here?  It is the Stampin' Up!'s longest-lived current stamp set, and remains current due to its timeless design ... 'Lovely as a Tree'.  When I purchased mine, it was available only as a wood-mounted stamp set.  (Yep!  I still use that very set!)  Now, you have the option of clear-mount or wood-mount.  Either way, it's a set for all times.

Inky (((hugs))),

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The Mouse & the Pine Branch

Just had to get out a watercolor brush, SU inks, and the new Holiday Catalog stamp set, Merry Mice. I had to!   This stamp set is just too cute to miss, in my opinion.   No, I'm not a master at watercolor.  But that doesn't keep me from enjoying the process!  


Can you spot the 3 new items here that are coming up on September 1 in the new Holiday Catalog?  

Very easy to reproduce.  Do your watercoloring on a lap desk if you like to color while relaxing in the evening for card production later! 
  
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Please contact me if I can help in any way.  And remember, the limited Thoughtful Branches bundle is vanishing at the end of August!  
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Inky (((hugggsss))),


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