My Wednesday post arrived early….because MFT is releasing this sweet little Stacey Yacula stamp set and I couldn’t resist joining the party!

I’ve created shading maps for the three Joyful Heart Bears – with the light different for each of them. Soon there’ll be a new Casting Shadows class ready – and I’m hoping that class will explain shading in enough depth that people will start to internalize it! But….shading maps can help in the meantime….pin away! You can click on the image to enlarge it, but be sure to pin it from the smaller image so people on Pinterest can make their way here to see it.

I added backgrounds to each of my little colored stamps….this little guy is in his garden hugging and squeezing and loving! The sentiment is split – I stamped the left half, stamped the bear, then moved the card so I could add “with joy” at the end. I hope it reads “Everything about you reads my HEART with joy…?

This little bear was carrying a bucket full of hearts, so I put her in a heart orchard for picking them! I considered perhaps a strawberry-bed, which would also work with this stamp.

The little bear flying a balloon like a kite needed a big wide field to run in!

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