For today’s work it Wednesday, I’m reviewing the Heat Tool. This ties in beautifully with another one of my swaps for OnStage. The Heat Tool is $30. It melts embossing powder and Heat & Stick Powder. The Stampin Up Heat Tool is slim, sleek, quiet, and easy to hold. It has 2 heat settings: low for drying ink, high for heat-setting powder. It also has a protective plastic tip to cover the hot metal end. The Heat Tool is must-have item for any … [Read more...] about Work It Wednesday – Heat Tool
Only two more sleeps until I leave for OnStage on Wednesday! Yay! This week, I'm sharing my swaps that I'm taking with me to OnStage. I have to be honest...making swaps this year was a little tricky. In past years, the retiring products list would come out weeks before we left and we'd get a small preview list that we could purchase from prior to Convention. This year, the retiring products list comes out after Convention - same with the … [Read more...] about Happy Monday!
In this week’s Work It Wednesday, I’m talking about punches. There are about a million different choices in a sorts of shapes and sizes. Do you need punches to make your crafty life complete? Absolutely! Do you need ALL the punches? Absolutely! Okay, maybe not ALL of them. My usual criteria for Tools doesn't totally translate to an entire category of tools, but we'll give it a shot. How big is the learning curve? Punches are usually self e … [Read more...] about Work It Wednesday – Punches
Do you remember this Christmas card from December? I know, black and gold for Christmas, crazy combo, but it works. This card turned out very elegant. I have to admit, I really like the layout of this card. It has lots of layers and incorporates several punches, which means I’m using those tools I purchased. Ready to see a little magic? On the count of three, this card will turn into a Spring card! One…two…three! Ta-da! New colors, n … [Read more...] about Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
Just a reminder that Sale-abration is still going on! There are so many awesome things you can get for FREE with a $50 (pre-tax and shipping) order. I really love the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack, which is free. The patterns pair so well with the Botanical Gardens paper. A couple weekends ago, I was playing around with the Botanical Builder Framlits and cut out a bunch of flowers and leaves. No seriously. A Bunch. I don't think I'll … [Read more...] about Don’t Miss Out!
Recently, one of the employees at Stampin Up posted on the Stampin Up blog that she was disappointed in herself that she hadn't mailed out Christmas cards last year. And now with Facebook, the number of actual birthday cards being mailed out by people has decreased (you can read her post here). So she decided she would "bring birthdays back". In other words, she is mailing out cards to everyone that asks her for one. Her current list has passed 1 … [Read more...] about #Imbringingbirthdaysback