Friday, April 5, 2013

Stamp out some fun ...

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Once upon a time ... I used to have a vast collection of rubber stamps.  Okay, I lied.  I still have them.  But they just don't have the same meaning or use for me that they once had. 

I used to write l-o-n-g letters to all my friends.  Funny, since I'm probably the most boring person on the planet and always have been. I liked to decorate the envelope with cute sayings and images.  Of course these days, I yak with friends via email or on Facebook.

But I do still have a use for rubber stamps.  And I still use them to decorate envelopes.  I have a quaint gaslight stamp for the Victoria Square and Booktown Mysteries, and I have a martini glass for the Jeff Resnick Mysteries (I color the little olive green).  For the Cozy Chicks, I use a shoe and use a pink stamp pad (gotta love those gel pads) and when I'm hungry, a big cupcake.

These days when I wander around craft stores, I find myself drawn to the rubber stamp aisle. 

What draws you in?