Friday, September 16, 2011

Spirograph and Magic Marker memories

Did you have a Spirograph back in the '60s? It was THE most popular gift the Christmas it was introduced. It must have had the best price point in the Kmart! I got one from Santa. One from the company party Santa. One from my Aunt and I'm sure there was a 4th Spirograph that year, I can't remember from whom. I have no idea what else I got, but I know every kid I knew got one also! Gears, pens, paper and the big open gear and we were in the spirograph business.

Yes, this cute stamp set brings me back to that memory every time I see it! Delicate Doilies by Stampin' Up!  isn't really a spirograph, but it makes me think of all the pretty circular art we made. And Magic Markers. What was so magic about them? Felt tips soaked in ink? I know my Nana kept the box of 8 bright colored Magic Markers locked in a drawer. I could use one. Return it. Get another one. Show her the picture I was working on. Return the one I was using. Request another one. Then I better just go do something else for a while. The Magic Markers need to stay in the drawer. I swear, when Nana passed away, I wondered who the Magic Markers had been bequeathed to.  Please don't hoard your Stampin' Up! markers. Although they seem magical, use them! Enjoy them! Share them, even use 3 or 4 on a project!

Happy Stamping!
Dee Tollaksen

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