As much as I LOVE Stampin' Up! I have to admit that every once in awhile I ask myself "what were they thinking'? When the Sale-A-Bration brochure was revealed, one of the first sets everyone was oohing and aahing over was A Happy Thing. I didn't get it. I just could not imagine an occasion where I would want to send someone a card with a bunch of lemons on it. (or limes, depending on how you see this stamp) The lemons did nothing for me. (and neither did that creepy little one-eyed bird but that's another story)
I was out and about this weekend and stopped in Pier 1 to browse and get some ideas for Easter. Look at the first display I saw when I walked in the door....Lemons!
Shows you how much I know, huh? I have to admit that the these lemons made me happy. I love the bright yellow and the yellow runner makes those lemons jump right off the plate. I still think I prefer them on my plates rather than on the front of one of my cards but again, what do I know? Even if bright yellow lemons on card fronts don't necessarily make me as happy as bright yellow lemons on plates, FREE always makes me happy and that's what this stamp set is...FREE! (with a $50 merchandise purchase from my online store during Sale-a-Bration)
At the very least, I hope I have provided you with a little inspiration today and the knowledge that inspiration can hit you anywhere at anytime...you just have to be aware of it. BUT, in the event that you are still in need of some lemony inspiration, here is a video from Stampin' Up! featuring the A Happy Thing stamp set and a great technique:
So which do you prefer?
Lemons on Cards
Lemons on Plates?
If you are not like me and are so inclined to stamp lemons, I would love to see what you have created with this stamp set and maybe you will succeed in changing my mind! Thanks for stoppin' by!