One of my favorite picture books as a child was "Miss Suzy" by Miriam Young, and illustrated by the awesome Arnold Lobel.
If you're a big fan of children's books, as I am, you'll remember Arnold Lobel from books like Frog and Toad, The Ice Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare Birds, and the Caldecott Award winning Fables. All great stuff. But there is something particularly winning about Miss Suzy. Lobel's little squirrely girl is a fastidious housekeeper. She sweeps with her little twig broom, and has the cutest little acorn coffee cups. I'd go so far as to say that Suzy is the rodent version of Martha Stewart.
Thus, when I saw Your Next Stamp's delightful new SANDY AUTUMN GREETINGS stamp set, I couldn't help but think of sweet Miss Suzy.
How adorable is that image?! I just love it. And for those of you (like me) who like coordinating die sets that free you from the work of fussy cutting, you're in luck. This stamp set has a coordinating set of dies, too. Even if you think squirrels are just fluffy rats, you can't help but be charmed by these sweet illustrations:
In addition to the to-be-released-tomorrow SANDY AUTUMN GREETINGS stamps and coordinating dies, I also used YNS's Stitched Rectangle Dies and Love Me Some Latte Gumdrops. The patterned papers are from Doodlebug Designs' Fall Friends and Friendly Forest 6"x6" paper pads.
Visit the Your Next Stamp Blog for links to all of the other YNS designers previewing goodies from the October Release, then come back and visit me tomorrow for the YNS New Release Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by! :)
And just in case you have a few extra minutes and want to hang out with Miss Suzy a little longer...