I really really really wanted more.... I wanted something that said handmade by Rachel.
I wanted something that was MINE...
In my own writing.
With my own graphics.
and it took me a while....
I found villageimpressions.com, and not ONLY is she everything her homepage says she is, this gal makes CLEAR stamps.
YOU NAME IT
It's yours in a week.
I sent my image into her through email on the WEEKEND, and she replied, and gave me a quote, ($12.00 if you are wondering) and I paid her through paypal on the 19th, and it came in the mail TODAY!!! A week. And I love it! It's my own handwriting, and I love it. LOVE it.
Here is the image I sent in...
I wrote out what I wanted to have the stamp say and I wrote it out about 10 times.... Then I took scissors and cut the best parts of each section, and glued them to a white paper. So the pieces of it are the words
and then a sparate one for the heart shape,
and then one for of
and then my first name
and then the last name
THEN I taped over the top of it,
and THEN I took my White Sharpie poster pen, and scribbled all the edges of the cut papers... I also cleaned up a few of the lines by CAREFULLY covering some areas with the Sharpie.
THEN I scanned the image into my computer, and cleaned it up even FURTHER with the contrast and shadowing on my scanner and THEN also in Picasa. THEN I sent the final product!! So, I didn't actually GET that final product by just WRITING what I wanted and tada, there it was... It took a bit more than that!
Here is what the stamp looks like!!!
I love it.
That's NOT how I sign my last name...
What a neat idea for a kid's signature or drawing... I'm thinking I might make a stamp for cards out of a Holiday drawing of Macs or Josh's next year...