Yep - hot dog inspired! You never know when inspiration will strike, right?
I've actually been a hot dog fan all my life.
Don't freak out, but I thought for many years when I was a kid that Vienna Sausages were the best food on the planet. Well Taco Doritos might have given them a run for their money, but still, they were up there.
Then I started eating real hot dogs after we moved to Texas and I was hooked. I used to get special presents from the butcher at our grocery store, like a beloved Oscar Mayer ring - haute couture for a 6 year old - and other goodies, because of our frequent visits to the salted, cured meat counter.
Now that I'm grown up, I love Hebrew Nationals, crisped black on the grill. I love Super Dawg in Chicago, and I love a good, old fashioned ball park dog with a can of Old Style on a rooftop at Wrigley.
But I digress.
You never outgrow a hot dog, people. My neighbor recently gave me some of her old New Yorker magazines - I stopped subscribing years ago - and this one caught my eye.
Since I don't have a hot dog stamp - an outrage, don't you think? - I chose the next best thing. My beloved Swallowtail stamp.
I clear embossed her on Midnight Muse and then colored her with my Caran D'Ache Pablo pencils: White, Mauve, Light Lemon Yellow, Flame Red, Scarlet, Fast Orange and Light Blue. Finished it off with a greeting from Word Play.
Funky, pop and fun.
You'd never guess it got its start in a lowly hot dog :).
Only 12 days left to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration, and to get more than $200 worth of stampy goodness for $99 so don't wait!
I'm going to use this stupid, short, sprung forward day to clean. Awful, I know. At least I got to meet Grumpy Cat this week :).
She's the cutest cat in the whole world, and her owner is beyond sweet. Safe travels home Grumpy Cat! Austin loves you and I love you more!