Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Tweet Me. Huh?
I made this one with some lovely stamps by Unity, bought from Emily at Make The Day Special some time ago. No reason for the delay in getting the stamps inky. Unless you count my hideous procrastination skill as a reason. Anyway, it tipped up in the Card marathon that me and Scrap Lady Ally did a couple weeks ago, and one lady asked me what 'Tweet Me' meant. I explained that in the context of the birds and their houses on the cards, it was like saying 'ring me' or 'let's get in touch'. Of course,not everyone will agree with this, they will instantly go with the idea that it's a nice modern stamp and refers to the way we can communicate via Twitter. It may be so, but I choose not to think that. Otherwise I'll never use the stamp again - I don't have a Twitter account and therefore wouldn't be able to send anyone a card with this on and expect to hear from them, now would I? Can we not worry about how literal these things are please? There's another phrase on a stamp that I have chosen to appreciate in the spirit of the intention: 'if friends were flowers, I'd pick you'. It's sweet. But picked flowers die, so you don't think it forward to a conclusion. You take it at face value - it's a greeting, a nice thing to say, a compliment. If you wanna stamp a chandelier or a chair on your card, do you really really have to add a ceiling rose or a floor? Nah. If you make a card or LO with skulls all over it - what are you saying? Nothing major, I'm sure...it's about what we like. Welcome, imagination and face value - sometimes; being this shallow is jolly useful.