Friday, January 23, 2009

Nikki + Melvin = True Love.

Say hello to Melvin the Mushroom! He's one of the most adorable handmade stamps EVERS! My Etsy BFF, Beck, surprised me with him. I think he is precious. I'm stampin' him practically EVERYWHERE!
I'm fond of many of the hand carved stamps I've seen on Etsy & I think that someday it would even be fun to try carving my own. I found THIS WEBSITE that explains the whole process pretty thoroughly. One of these days I may give it a crafty whirl. I'll let you know when that happens. For now I'll just share my favorite shops that carry the cutest handmade stamps: Craft Pudding , The Mayberry Sparrow, Cupcake Tree & WineMakersSister.

Look who got happy socks!
MAN. I have boat feet.
But seriously, I'm sick of this mucky, yucky, un-sunshiny, grey, kinda depressing winter weather & I needed something to help me cheer up. Funky socks did the trick!!!
P.S. The Vintage Button Ring I'm "modeling" is for sale in the shop. This weekend I'll be stocking 'WhiMSy love' with even MORE super fun rings & some new button surprises!


  1. Hiya,
    Thought you might be interested in the post I did recently about turning your kids art into rubber stamps and then use them to stamp T-shirts.
    Cute stuff.

    Love the ring too!

  2. He's so cute! No wonder you can't stop using him!

  3. Totally agree on the weather! I just may have to go buy some fun socks too.

  4. You are too cute! Thanks for making me laugh every morning.

  5. I think melvin was peeking out from my WhiMSy love envelope.

    Fun socks.

  6. Great stamp.

    It's really easy to carve your own. Just pick up an eraser and give it a bash. You should definitely give it a go. Once I started I just couldn't stop!

  7. Congrats on your Etsy accomplishment!
    Thanks for posting some stamp carving links, it's something I've wanted to try also and I've even bought the stuff, but have been reluctant to dive in. Maybe the links you gave will inspire me to go both feet in!

  8. Congratulations on the Front Page!

    Thanks so much for including me in your post about hand-carved stamps.


  9. hehe, I thought I was the only one who calls them happy socks! And usually mine don't match what i'm wearing, which makes them even more happy/funny!


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