It took a vocabulary lesson for me to like this stamp set

When I opened the Occasions catalog for the first time, I was hoping for a really nice Valentine’s Day stamp set.  I have to be truthful, I really didn’t like the You Plus Me stamp set because I didn’t know what the word ‘twitterpated’ meant.  I really didn’t want this stamp set because of that.  I loved the font but not the word.  As a matter of fact, I bought the paper during the pre-order but not the stamp set.

And then, I got the bright idea to look up the definition of that word, and when I did, I fell in love the word!  So if you are like me and don’t know the meaning of the word twitterpated, here is a vocabulary lesson for you too.

adjective, Informal.
1. excited or overcome by romantic feelings; smitten.
Origin:1942; first used in the movie Bambi; twitter + -pated

1942, apparently first attested in the Walt Disney movie “Bambi” (there also was a song by that name but it was not in the studio release of the film), a past participle adjective formed from twitter + pate (n.2) “head” (cf. flutterpated, 1894).

Thumper: Why are they acting that way?
Friend Owl: Why, don’t you know? They’re twitterpated.
Flower, Bambi, Thumper: Twitterpated?
Friend Owl: Yes. Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: You’re walking along, minding your own business. You’re looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head’s in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather, and before you know it, you’re walking on air. And then you know what? You’re knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head!
Thumper: Gosh, that’s awful.

Isn’t that adorable? Well, know that I now what Twitterpated means, I really like the word.  And yes, I caved I bought the stamp set! (If I bought the stamp set and Stacked with Love Paper stack together, I could have saved 15%).   And it was the perfect stamp to use to create this card just for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my answer to the challenge:

IMG_4600[1]I have to say that I just love this stamp set, I love the twitterpated sentiment with the little heart, and I love the paper.  This simple sketch really lets the elements shine because it’s not too busy.  The wonderful Stacked With Love paper stack did all the work for when it came to choosing the fabulous color combination of Real Red & Crisp Canteloupe.  The patterns are fun and the heart was a cinch to crop out using the Heart framelits dies.  I used Versamark ink and White embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment onto the Real Red card stock.  A little flower punched from the same paper adds a finishing touch.  Here’s a close-up of the sentiment.


Stop over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see what others have done with this sketch.  And challenge yourself;  use this sketch to create a card yourself!  It’s a simple sketch that has so many possibilities, you’ll probably find yourself going back to this sketch layout time and time again.

So now that you now what Twitterpated means, do you love it as much as I do?  If you’d like to purchase the You Plus Me stamp set, make sure you bundle it with the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack and save 15%.  You can order this bundle, and any other items thru my secure on-line store here.

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2 thoughts on “It took a vocabulary lesson for me to like this stamp set

  1. This is such a beautiful card! I have to admit, even though I thought I had an idea what Twitterpated meant, I didn’t know for sure. Thanks for the lesson! And thanks for sharing with us at FMS this week!

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