childhood gems

7 Oct

I’ve been meaning to do this blog post since I got home in mid-August. In the summer while I was briefly at my parents home in Calgary, I went rummaging through some cupboards of my old studio. Along with useful crafting supplies, I found the exact thing I was looking for: A giant ziplock bag containing all of my EPIC childhood rubber stamps!!! My memory bank was triggered to think of these missing beauties when Jeannine Saylor tweeted about scoring a set of alphabet stamps at a spring garage sale. Honestly, I’m so happy I searched out these hidden beauties – they were such an asset at my children’s mail art workshop Snail Mail Surprises and of course will be the best for future mail art packages. Below are some of my favorites… Apart from the super adorable illustrations, what I love most about these childhood objects is the fact that they have truly stood the test of time; two decades later, I find them just as fabulous and am still excitedly creating art with them.

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6 Responses to “childhood gems”

  1. Jeannine | SaylorMade 07/10/2011 at 10:15 #

    Those are fantastic! Glad I could be a helpful reminder to find these gems. I’m also impressed that they’re still in really good shape. My favourite finds have been finding good stamps in the craft store sale bin, dollar store or garage sales.

  2. Anna Jane Searle 07/10/2011 at 12:38 #

    Aren’t these just wonderful. I will be very interested to see what you create with them :)

  3. Lady Orlando 07/10/2011 at 12:56 #

    Those are gorgeous ^^

  4. Chantal 07/10/2011 at 21:33 #

    What a score! I love these old stamps. So sweet. I agree it’s great that they are still stamping all these years on…and that you managed to keep them somewhere safe AND find them when you went looking!

  5. Olivia 08/10/2011 at 09:50 #

    I have a collection of stamps like this from when I was a youngster too!

    • naturesmyfriend 08/10/2011 at 18:49 #

      what a win! I hope to see a few of them on future mail art packages!!! unless they are stashed back at home in Canal Flats…

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