I remember vividly when I studied Russian history and literature in college the horror of discovering for the first time what totalitarian states do to artists. It was shocking to read as a young, free girl how some of the most brilliant minds in that country were sent off to horrific labor camps in Siberia for just expressing themselves in their own unique, creative way. I also filed away for later how powerful, and if you're a bad guy, threatening, great art can be.
We aren't running around frolicking in our ink and paper and stamps because we are just lucky that way - we're doing it because of the sacrifice of real people.
And those real people deserve more than a grateful Owlurkey, but it's what I have to give today :).
Stamps: Grateful Greetings, Pick a Petal
Ink: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Travel Journal DSP
Accessories: Owl Punch, Tasteful Trim Die, Googlie Eyes
I'd like to say a special thank you to just a few of my stampy friends who have either served or have family who have. Lisa, Beate, Marie, Dana, Sue, and many more. God bless you guys & thanks.