T.W. suggests keeping SmudgeGuard handy to eliminate smudges when you’re writing and drawing. "The SmudgeGuard is great for sketch artists and lefties. I bought my son one and it really works! My son is thrilled! Check it out at http://www.smudgeguard.com/." I’ve never heard of SmudgeGuard (and I thought I’ve heard of everything scrapbook or stamping related), but my husband’s a lefty, so we’ll definitely need to check this out.
Ally says she uses her label maker to make labels for her Stampin’ Up! boxes because the labels from Stampin’ Up! are too small. I couldn’t agree more, especially if you’re like me and store your stamp sets in a dark closet. Yes, I’m still in the closet, hiding the evidence because I’m too embarrassed to let non-stampers see how humongous my collection is. My Dad used to label everything from his file folders to the light switches. As if label makers aren’t good enough tools for organization, they also make great card embellishments. Check out this card here. I love, love my label maker; maybe Stampin’ Up! will put a label maker in the next catalog. A girl can dream, right?
This is fun . . . so let’s add a few more. In just random fashion . . .
- You can brayer ink onto white organdy ribbon or vellum paper to match any project. You may have to heat set it to make it dry faster, and be sure to hold your embossing gun away from the ribbon so it doesn’t burn it.
- Does anyone know why the Staz-on pads come with the plastic inside liner? Me neither, but it seems important so I keep it. Well, you can stick a poppin’ dimensional or a pop-up glue dot on the top of the plastic liner inside the Staz-on ink pad and put the lid back on. The liner will stick to the lid when you take off the lid.
- Oops, did you mount a stamp crooked or discover you need to trim it a little more? Yes, I’ve done it more than once. Zap your stamp in the microwave for ten seconds and you’ll be able to unmount and remount any set.
If my Dad told me too many jokes at one sitting, well, I’d forget them all . . . so I’ll leave you with just these few tips today. Too many in one sitting is hard to remember let alone implement. As always, if you have a good tip you’d like to share, just leave a comment here and I’ll share it next week. Thanks again T.W. and Ally.
Blog Candy Update: This has been one of the most rewarding adventures of this blog. I’ve received some really precious coments and e-mails, especially from some people who have experience with M.S. or a similar disease. But, the responses are still small, so that means you still have a good chance of winning. For more info, go here. I remembered, though, that I’m working Thursday night at the hospital. (My last day, in fact, but I’ll write more about that later.) I don’t think my patients would appreciate it if I stop to draw names, so I will draw names Friday morning (April 20) at 10:00 a.m.