Sunday, October 4, 2009
Kraftin' Kimmies Stamps~Maxwell!
I Love toasted Marshmallows! To me, toasting the perfect marshmallow is an art! There is a certain technique that one has to undertake to get the perfect marshmallow. The fire has to be just right, not too many flames, waiting patiently until the coals are plentiful and red hot!
Then you have to take the Marshmallow and place it just on the right spot on the stick and turn it continuously until it reaches a puff golden brown.
Children just don't have patience for this process.........well Jonathon didn't any way when he was little. He'd want to get toasting quite quickly after the fire was lit. I'd humour him and let him toast a few.......me waiting patiently for the fire to die down.
I remember once waiting in anticipation to make my perfect marshmallow. Jonathon was about four years old and we had rented a cottage. A nice warm starry evening.......clear and perfect for a campfire. The fire was blazing, Jon was toasting, I was waiting patiently..........did I mention how much I love toasted marshmallows?
Just as the fire died down and the coals so invitingly perfect, my stick loaded, my mouth watering in anticipation..............SPLASH!!!! A big bucket of water floods the fire........the steam from the coals rise to a menacing grey!
A little voice................" I'm tired, fire's out mommy, let's go to bed!"
My quest for the perfect marshmallow aborted............................but alas, do you know that you can make the closest thing to a perfect marshmallow on a fork on the stove??? Funny how something can evoke a memory!
So Maxwell, a new image from Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps will be released this Monday! I like Maxwell, especially because he likes Marshmallows too!
I coloured Max with Prisma Pencils and Gamsol adding grass with fine lines. A little Liquid Applique makes for a toasty Marshmallow.....not the perfect marshmallow, but Maxwell isn't as fussy as I.......................
Want to meet Kimmie and Crissy (the creator of Maxwell) me and some of the other Design Team Girls? Head on over to Scrappin' Great Deals you'll get the deets there! I am just so excited to be spending some time with them this afternoon!
And just ONE more sleep and Maxwell and all the rest of Kimmie's Scrumptious Stamps will be available to you!
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