I had a Valentine's card rolling around in my head.
This Character Constructions plate reminds me of
my grandmother's chest of drawers.
Did she have love letters tucked away inside?
The chest of drawers is from The Bee Keepers' Tea, Plate 15 and the love letters and French words are from Queen of Tarts Plate 6. Both stamps were designed by Catherine Moore of Character Constructions.
Some people are just so clever and artistic. They have a unique way of looking at life and the world and manage to bring that vision to others through their art. When they share that passion, the world is just a little nicer--more interesting and definitely prettier! That's how I feel about the uniquely gifted artist, Catherine Moore, and her Character Constructions art stamps. Her paper doll stamps have delighted me for years. So when she asked me in December if I would like to be the "vintage" team
member working with her earlier collections, I swear my heart skipped a beat, or two or three! What an honor to be working with Catherine and her talented team!
When I arrived home from work this evening, all these stamps were waiting for me!
A variety of stamps I chose to work with.
Catalogs from 15 years of her collections.
Two of my favorite collections, but I totally LOVE them all!
LOVE THESE STAMPS!!!! I'm sure it's not going to be easy to sleep tonight!
I have had moments, maybe hours, and even some days when I think I will never be creative again. I mourn and lament and think about turning my craft room into a reading room--list all the paper and ink and stamps and tools on Ebay, put two comfy chairs and a few antiques in my craft room and plop down in front of the fireplace and read. But just when I'm about to give in to these thoughts of despair (and stupidity) something gets those creative juices going again, my heart beats a little faster, the sparkle returns to my eyes, and I absolutely can't wait to get started on my newest idea! A few days before Christmas, when I was ready to collapse from work and all the preparations, my muse arrived in the mailbox:
This "Woolen Mittens" art stamp sheet from Oxford Impressions Austen Gallery has so many sweet stamps for Christmas, baby projects, and projects with vintage cording and lace. I immediately made these two pieces, and I have loads of other ideas.
Thank you so much, Suzanne, for making such a beautiful new collection of wonderful vintage images and bringing back my crafting mojo!