Yes, that's right - I was on a roll tonight and made another six stamps! I decided to make some simpler designs, just to practice. I didn't want to start something huge and then be disappointed if it didn't work out right. Also, some of the lovely Craftster ladies suggested I join an upcoming stamp swap, and I if I do decide to join I want to be sure I can make something I feel OK about swapping... Gotta hate that "swap anxiety", right? Anyway, I made a rose, a toadstool, a little bird, some trees, and also a stamp with my initials, KB. I'm not sure what I'm going to use them for yet, so I just tried them out on some paper scraps. I really love grace's idea about making my own gift wrap, I think the toadstool print could work really well on a Christmas present, wrapped with some burgundy ribbon.
I also got a few new ink pads, and made some more birdie notecards, trying a few different color combinations. Which one do you like best?
The second pic shows a pack of notecards I gave to my friend Sara today when we met for lunch. I don't write nearly enough to use all the notecards I had printed up, so I thought it would be better to just give some away! It seemed to go down well, so then I started thinking about doing a giveaway to draw attention to my blog... Do you think that would be a good idea? Sara and I also went around some shops after lunch, and she suggested that I could approach some local shop owners and ask if I could sell postcards or notecard sets in their shops. It's not something I see myself doing in the near future, but still it would be awesome to know someone liked something I made enough to pay, you know, actual money for it! :-)
I have really been neglecting my schoolwork this past week, so you might not hear from me for a couple of days as I struggle to catch up on my reading. I'm going to have to take a break from rubber stamping anyway, before I carve up every eraser in the house... My speedy-stamp block is half finished, and as you can see from the tree stamp in the second pic I'm already looking for alternatives... It's such a hassle ordering new blocks from Ebay, but I'm sure I could never find proper carving blocks in Swedish stores. Living in a small country has its downsides sometimes! Have a great week everyone, I'll be back soon with more craftyness!