It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!
Have you ever been on a trip and forgotten to pack something? For me when I am packing my crafty projects I usually forget one of two things…my Stampin’ Mist (cleaner) or my Clear Blocks.
So for today’s post I want to give you a bonus of two solutions.
For the cleaner you can substitute plain water or if the stamps are really dirty you can rinse with a bit of Dawn dish washing soap. The soap is only good for the photopolymer stamps, not the red rubber ones. For the red rubber just use water. Then when you get home rinse or clean with the Stampin’ Mist. I say this because Stampin’ Mist has a bit of a conditioner in it to keep your rubber ready to go.
As for the Clear Blocks, have you ever forgotten them? I have when I travel for classes as well as for fun. So, in a pinch, grab a drinking glass out of the kitchen cabinet. The bottom is smooth so the stamp will stick to it and you can see what you are doing. It’s not perfect but it’s better than waiting until you get home to create.
It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging.
Do you ever feel that you can’t escape the stress? Everywhere you look there is unrest or someone frustrated about something. Plans keep changing. This is shut. What was the normal yesterday has now changed.
So how do you survive and, do I dare say, thrive?
For me there is my faith and lots of prayer. For others there is a warm bath. For some it is a punching bag that gets them through. Whatever it is that helps you make sure to use it.
I was reminded of this topic when I looked up the acronym for rest. Now there were many but the one that stuck out to me was “rapid emergency shelter taskforce”. Usually this taskforce is sent to set up shelter where it is needed to aid in a natural disaster or for extreme circumstances with the homeless population. If the basics of shelter are not met then an individual can not rest.
So I would remind you to make sure to have your support group that will help you set up your tent when you need immediate shelter so you can rest. This can be in the form of a meal, someone to watch the kids, or simply an ear to listen. Do not let yourself get so run down without support or some kind of shelter. Make sure you take care of yourself so you can still be effective in your life’s purpose.
It’s Sale Saturday! Here are the promotions happening right now.
Bonus Days are about to wrap up! You have until Monday night to spend $50 in product and earn a $5 coupon. This Monday is it, so don’t miss out!
Not only is Bonus Days finishing but so is my personal promotion for my Stamp-a-Versary! If you order $50 in product not only will you get a coupon but you will get your choice of bonus bling. I will send you a pack of embellishments for FREE to celebrate my 14th Stamp-a-Versary! After ordering please go to https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/1013001/embellishments
and then contact me with your choice. Everything is available to you except for the bracelet.
If you prefer to order online please use host code DHKNZMWP to qualify for your bonus bling!
It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.
In the past we, as a group, have given back in so many ways. We have attended galas, bingo nights, mailed cards, bought gift cards, donated turkeys, and more. Well, it’s been a little while since we have given cards so I figured instead of hunting for days for a group to donate to I would ask you.
Who needs a bunch of cards? Is there a church starting up a sunshine ministry? Is there a nursing home in need? Children’s hospital? Veterans’ home? Please comment or contact me to let me know. You are as much a part of this crafty family as I am so please tell me.
I will be taking suggestions throughout August and then putting it up for a vote at the end of the month.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we are learning about creating with negative space and how to use just the outline of the sunflower die to create a card. First I will begin with negative space.
For this card you will need a card base, mat, inner mat, punch, stamps, ink, and adhesive. Take your mat and punch a hole or several to create a stencil for a background. Remember that this will still be used as a mat so don’t get too close to the edge. Then you will sponge on to your inner mat with a q-tip, sponge, or dauber.
For the second card you will need a card base, mat, inner mat cut in quarters with at least two colors, sunflower die cut out, punch, versamark, embossing powder, stampin’ blends, and adhesive.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to show you how to use all of your card. All of it. This includes the negative space.
So you start with a card base. Then you cut a mat to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Before sticking it on to the card base you go up as far as you can and punch an accent out. You then use the mat with a hole in it as a stencil to create a background on the inner mat.
After you finish sponging the stencil you just turn over the mat so your sponging doesn’t show and glue it down. You then attach your inner mat. Finish up with an extension of your punch by cutting it in half and stretching it to mat the punch with the sentiment.
It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.
This morning’s sessions are full but tonight’s are not. Please let me know if you intend on coming tonight.
Today is my 14th Stamp-a-Versary! As so many things this year I too am not having a big gathering to celebrate. So, instead, I thought I would pass a personal promotion over to you. With every $50 order you will get a bonus embellishment of your choice that will be sent with your thank you card. So as you place your order either online or with me please communicate which embellishment you would like as your bonus. For a look at the embellishments available to you please go to https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/1013001/embellishments. All are available to you except the Charming Rose Bracelet. This promotion runs through midnight of Friday, July 31.
On top of the bonus embellishments from me there are also still Bonus Days to consider. For every $50 in product purchased now until August 3 you earn a $5 coupon code to be redeemed from August 4-31.
If you would like to order online please use host code DHKNZMWP to qualify for the bonuses through me. This code will be good through Friday the 31st.
Save the date for Monday, August 3 – Saturday, August 8 for the next Stamp of the Week which will feature a fall component from the new Mini Catalog.