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Tis the Eve of Saint Pats

This is a wee re-run from another time, but a pretty image to download and a kind thought for you nonetheless

Lightofpatrick Sure  'tis Saint Patrick's Day or nearly that, and therefore time to wish you and all yours Many Blessings, Much Cheer, Food and Drink Aplenty, and a road cleared of rocks - or at least boulders.

And what better way to mark the day than with a wee gift download of 2006.03.10.patrick.pdf ,  yes, you've guessed it - Green Artistamps.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

 

May those who love us love us,

And those who don't love us,

May God turn their hearts,

And if He doesn't turn their hearts,

May He turn their ankles,


So we'll know them by their limping.

 Irish Prayer

  

RitterDay in Ephemeria

As with so many things in these tumultuous times, the courtiers of the Estimable Empire of Ephemeria worked into the wee hours wrangling over the details, but at the final hour agreed unanimously issue this proclamation:Ritterday1

That each August 2 heretofore in perpetuity be celebrated as Ritterday throughout the land in commemoration of the birth of that most beloved friend of the Empire, Cathleen Rittereiser.

The palace design lackeys forthwith produced the Ritterday Stamp, official on all cards and letters in the Empire to be distributed to the adoring throngs forthwith.

Download a strip of Ritterday stamps here and let the celebratory printing, licking and cancelling begin! Download ritterdaystrip.jpg

This commemorative Artistamp is free to download and can be printed on your desktop printer using standard or gummed paper. Permission for personal use is granted by the copyright holder, Susan Reynolds.

For ideas how artistamps can be used see Slideshow   Semper Fi Project   Card / Tag projects  or other freebies and articles in the Artistamps Category of the Artsy Asylum Blog 

 

A Toast to the Guys

My dad liked Bill Walsh and anybody that had eyes could tell that. He'd grin a sort of sheepish grin when Bill would be on TV or when his team came up in conversation. Billwalshsingle

But dad's prim and proper mother raised him in a certain way and I always figured that's why you could never get a story out of him about details. Little things like discussing how he knew Bill from their Ohio days, or even if he knew him were just not things he'd talk about.

Bill Walsh died today and reminded me of my dad. About men, and the past. About the good and the bad.

So here's to guys of a certain era when men were, well, like my dad and Bill Walsh. High expectations, precise, impeccable, serious but equally capable of pranks, sometimes emotional, but with a little glimmer in the eye that let you know that you'd never know everything that was going on with them. And here's to that same quick smile that I see in my son that tells me that sort of mischief is afoot.

After dad died I found a scrapbook with photos of all his old girl friends from the flapper and spats era. Apparently Jay McMackin was once the bees knees; he just wasn't about to let that out. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Bill Walsh could say the same.

The entirely imaginary but nonetheless estimable Empire of Ephemeria has this day issued a Bill Walsh commemorative Artistamp that is free to download and can be printed on your desktop printer using standard or gummed paper. Permission for personal use is granted by the copyright holder, Susan Reynolds. Download billwalsh.jpg


For ideas how artistamps can be used see Slideshow   Semper Fi Project   Card / Tag projects  or other freebies and articles in the Artistamps Category of the Artsy Asylum Blog 

Cow Chip Day and Other Animal Behavior

World Cow Chip Day is coming up on April 21st and being nothing if not animal friendly I'm ready to help people and bovines get in the mood this week to celebrate next Saturday.  Cowchipsblog

In honor of the day I've designed an artistamp that can be printed out on any paper from virtually any printer.

You'll have half a sheet of stamps that can be cut apart, slapped on your inter-office memo, or used as part of paper art pieces.

Clicking on this link will let you access a pdf file that you can open, save and print freely in commemoration of the auspicious event - Download cowchips-halfsheet.pdf

 



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How Generosity Got Liz Strauss Artistamped

Horsecommemorativeweb Fans of Liz Strauss* and her Tuesday night Open Mic events at Successful Blog are in for a surprise as the imaginary but nonetheless estimable Empire of Ephemeria has issued a new artistamp honoring Liz.

The theme for Liz's Open Mic for today is Visit to Oz, for which she warned visitors to be prepared to discuss Oz related characters including A Horse of a Different Color. In keeping with the theme, Ephemeria's Bureau du Poste and designer Susan Reynolds have announced the release of:

Liz Strauss, 65th Crayon Commemorative: A Horse of a Different Color  Click on the image for a larger view

To use the stamp, download the pdf file below and save, then print on any printer, grab some adhesive and slap it down wherever.

You can even use it on snail mail as long as it is accompanied by sufficient legal postage.

The packet also includes other ideas on how even non-artsy folks can use artistamps when they're not busy networking with the bloggeratti at one of Liz's inventive events.

Download 2006.08.01horseofadifferentcolor_packet.pdf"