Do you want to feel like you’re back in a Junior or Senior High School English class? Did you love to write poetry as much as I did? (Not). Well, I challenge you to write a stamping limerick and post it in a comment. The ‘comment’ icon is just to the right of this article title. This is a Stampin’ Limerick Writing Contest and the winner will be selected next Friday, March 16th.
I was tote-ally clueless as to how to begin writing a limerick when I started this post (true statement) so I started with a Google search. I checked out these three websites:
And then I managed to write one and here it is:
THERE WAS ONCE A STAMPER NAMED BLYTHE
WHO WAS HAVING THE TIME OF HER LIFE.
SHE STAMPED ALL DAY LONG
AS SHE SANG A LOVE SONG:
“I LOVE WHAT I’M DOING ALL RIGHT!”
Please don’t judge me by my writing skill. But it was fun. I wonder what Mrs. Wallace (8th grade English) or Mrs. Smith (12th grade English) would have thought!? I can’t believe (but maybe you can) that I wrote this ditty in less than ten minutes. I took a few tips from each of the websites above and the rest is history.
- Totally Tess‘s wardrobe is compliments of Stampin’ Up!‘s Hostess Level 1 Patterns Pack Designer Paper III, Sahara Sand.
- Her I [Heart] Stamps bag is from the Tote-ally Tess Stamp Set (Occasions 2010 Mini Catalog).
- 4-Leaf Clover accessory is from A Little Bit of Everything stamp set (Demonstrator Incentive Set).
- Make up is Blush Blossom Classic ink;
- Lipstick is a combination of Pretty in Pink and Cameo Coral Classic inks.
- Hair color compliments of SU! Shimmer Paint: Frost White, a catalog write in, left over from the 2009-10 Holiday Mini (#116854).
- Her shoes are Creamy Caramel Classic ink.
- Embellishments are the Scallop Trim Border Punch, FREE from the current Sale-a-Bration catalog (with a $50 product order), and the Scallop Trim Corner Punch from the Occasions Mini.
All product references above are from 2009-2010 publications so please don’t try to find them in my online Stampin’ Up! store.
This is the winner of the 2010 Limerick Writing Contest, submitted by Doug Harris:
Like the stamp, the old limerick, hark,
May seem small in both bite and its bark.
But both, though they’re fleeting,
Bring the heartiest greeting
And in their own way make their mark!
This email was originally posted on my old Typepad blog in March 2010! I came upon it accidentally yet serendipitously and thought it would be fun to republish it. Your task remains………write a limerick and then post it in the comments area. The winner in this year’s Stampin’ Limerick Writing Contest will receive a freshly made Tote-ally Tess card from me! Of course I still have this amazing stamp set. :).