Okay, so I chickened out about the poem. I just didn't feel like I was quite ready for that. It still needs a little tweaking on one or two lines, and though I worked on it for a couple hours today, the "just right" words eluded me. So maybe next week.
I did find something cool to share with you all though. Since I was talking about digital stamps yesterday, I thought I'd try and locate a freebie for you in case you wanted to try it for yourself before you pay for something and then perhaps decide that you don't like it after all.
I came across a blog called Motivet, and she was offering a free digi stamp to share as long as you linked your readers back to her blog. Pretty generous, no? And it's a really sweet image. See?
This version is colored, obviously, so you can see what it would look like, but if you follow the link back to her page you can click on the black and white image to open it, then right click and save it to your computer. Try it and see how you like it. Then post a link to your blog in the comments section here so we can all see how you used it.
You can color it with anything you like, from Copics, to colored pencils, to watercolors, to crayons. Use it in a card, on a scrapbooking page, on a gift tag, anything. Once it's saved to your computer you should be able to resize it to your liking and print it out on your paper of choice.
I did learn a tip today at SplitCoast Stampers about avoiding ink smearage. They recommended that you heat set the image with an embossing tool (a blow dryer would probably work as well) to ensure that it's completely dry before coloring. I'll have to try that myself next time.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend, everybody!