We had a wonderful weekend with our granddaughter, Keeley, at our house for three days. There's nothing like the innocence, fun, and spontaneity of a seven year old girl to keep you happy!
The first thing Saturday morning, Keeley asked if we could stamp. Of course, I said YES! She went right to her stamping supply box, and I gathered some stamps. She made me a birthday card, drew me some pictures for my refrigerator, then proceeded to stamp and color some birthday cake stamps to make birthday party invitations for her mom, dad, and sister for the birthday celebration we would have on Sunday when they came to get her.
|Penny Black Daffodils stamp colored by Keeley|
Don't these colors just make you smile and want to sing? I kept looking at her design, beat down the 'adult' part of me that wanted the daffodils to be yellow, and truly enjoyed her imagination, playful colors, and inspiration. Isn't it grand what we can learn from children if we just let go of our pre-conceived ideas and 'should be's?'
After card-making and lots of laughs, fun, and smiles and mess, we cleaned up and made cup cakes for the party. Her mom and dad oooohed and aaahed over her creations on Sunday, and we all enjoyed the cupcakes. Everyone knew where to sit with their place settings. We had a great weekend, and although Keeley learned a new stamping technique, I think I learned much more from her. I truly enjoyed her child-like abandon, and learned to let go and be more open to what I am feeling and not let the should-be's have so much say in my creative time. Her daffodils are magical and fun....I would love a vase full on my table right now.
|Card I made from Keeley's design|
I have entered it in the following challenges:
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/ Springtime challenge,
Say it with flowers
That's it for today, stampers. I hope you find some inspiration where you least expect it. And I encourage you to open your eyes to the possibilities around you, and let your heart lead you in your crafting.....lose your inhibitions, think like a child, and let YOUR inner child out to play. You'll be glad you did!