It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever used paper to disguise something? I know we often use embellishments to disguise our goofs when leaving a smudge or fingerprint on our paper. But how about using paper to cover?
In this case I am talking about vellum. When a piece of Designer Series Paper is too bright then use a piece of vellum as an overlay. When a piece is too dark use a piece of vellum as an overlay. When you want accents on a card that aren’t the main focus use vellum. Just remember if you use a stylus to have a light touch. And if you use a heat tool to emboss move it away an additional inch or so and keep it moving more. Vellum scorches and warps much easier.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day I tell you that your paper can bloom. Yes, bloom. So take your paper and give it a soak with some water. Then pour the whole thing in a blender. Yes, blender. Do not add tequila. We are not creating margaritas (until later).
Pulverize until the paper and water resembles a crumbly dough. Then on the last time you hit the switch add about a tablespoon of seeds. Pick whatever flower you want to see later. Then strain and squeeze whatever water you can out. Either make a ball or squish into a mold. Let dry for a few days.
Attach to cards, tags, whatever you want. Then encourage your recipient to plant your paper.
It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to rest, re-charge, and get things back organized. As I sit here typing in my pajamas I am so grateful for the life I have. I am surrounded by great people that support, love, and want to be around me. Yes, I’m talking about you. Now some of you might be coming to see what happens next, but regardless I’m glad you’re here to share this adventure with me.
Yesterday was quite an adventure. I just wish I had taken some pictures. 16 of us stamping, talking, eating, and enjoying life together. It was something not to be missed.
Are you wondering what I am talking about? The Annual VIP Event was yesterday for my team, hosts, and club members. If you want to be a part of this then come on. Join Club or host an event. Don’t want to do either? Then place an order over $150. Thank you for coming! And I hope to see more of you next year.
In the meantime I am going to finish cleaning up and get my feet up. Here’s to a great rest of the day and weekend.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am starting to talk about Father’s Day. There are some great sets with some truly meaningful sayings that are so appropriate for this occasion. So today’s card is created with A Good Man and Geared Up Garage.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you know that the Aqua Painter can be used to glue product together? Yes, the Aqua Painter. No, I have not lost it (more than any other day).
Take the Aqua Painter and make sure it is rinsed and cleaned fully. Then fill with water. As you are finishing that stack of cards to go out in the mail use the Aqua Painter to glue or stick the envelope flap to the envelope. No more paper cut on your lip or that yucky taste from the envelope glue.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to share a little tip with you. Most of our Designer Series Paper is double-sided. So use both sides. If you don’t have coordinating ribbon then use the opposite side of the paper to coordinate.
It’s Management Monday! This is the day we talk about what’s happening this week.
Today we have Open Time where you can stop by and say hello, work on a project, or shop from the BOGO sale. The new catalogs will be available on Saturday, May 18 for VIP’s and on Saturday, May 25 for all other crafters. If I am mailing it to you I will start shipping on Friday, May 24.
To order online please use host code AUD22SYM to help Jodi earn free product. If you prefer to order in person please contact me or stop in. This host code will be good until tonight at 7:30 pm when the order will be submitted.
The BOGO sale is happening now! Get more for your money. For a list of what is in the stash please contact me. (An updated BOGO list will be sent with the weekly email tomorrow.)
It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is Mother’s Day in the states. So I will ask you if you find peace and rest in others showing appreciation for what you do day in and day out. Are you gracious in receiving as well as being able to re-charge? Happy Mother’s Day!