Tuesday, May 7, 2013

So Sad its Saying So Long Series

New Catalog season bring so much excitement, but it brings lots of sadness as well. As demonstrators, we are not allowed to demonstrate retired product. Some of these items in the catalog become our favorites, our 'go to' if you will. It's hard to say so long.

As customers...you guys can do whatever the heck you want.

One of the stamp sets I'm going to miss dearly is Word Play 120308w or 120651c
Word Play Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
I love love love the mixed up fonts in this set. If you've been paying attention....you should already know how much I love greeting sets with messed up fonts. I love every stamp in this set. How can you lose with this one? a baby stamp, a birthday stamp, a wedding stamp, a sympathy stamp, a grad or retirement or move stamp, a thank you stamp, a christmas stamp, a get better stamp...and some you can use for ANYthing stamps. This deserves a big happy face right here.       :-)

hmm. That was pretty lame. Let's try that again.

OK, so here is one of the thousands of cards I've made using this set. This was a fun one because we pulled out an oooooooolllllllllldddddddd technique....stamping with bleach. I don't know why I don't do it more often, I love the look, and I love the smell!
(it's ok if you just thought that I was wierd right there, I know I am, I love that I am)
If you're gonna be a stampin' with that there bleach you're gonna wanna make yerself a lil bleach ink pad. I folded up a napkin, set it in an empty stamp case and soaked it with bleach. The gel kind works great, but it doesn't have to be. You want the napkin to be saturated, but not dripping wet. Just tap your stamp onto the napkin as if it were a plain old Melon Mamba ink pad, then stamp on your paper. Not your jeans.
Let's just say you were the kind of person who often cleans their stamps on their jeans (not mentioning any names here)..you'll want to be careful that you don't just do this with bleach. Don't ask me how I know.
You'll want to experiment with the wetness of your napkin to get the look you want. On this card I also dipped a Stampn' Sponge into bleach and dabbed it around the edges and corners of the card. Looks pretty cool.
When you're done, clean your stamp and block well. Rinse it under water well, then condition it with Stampin' Mist spray.

SS: Word Play CS: Summer Starfruit, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey  INK: Basic Grey and Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Markers  ACCESSORIES: Designer Series Paper Stacks Neutrals, BLEACH, Stampin’ Sponge, 1/8” mini brads Silver, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pinwheel Sizzlets Die, Color Spritzer Tool
Color Spritzer Tool - by Stampin' Up!
The Color Spritzer Tool (107066) is retiring too....I love this one as well. Me and Mr Color Spritzer go in fits and spurts. We forget about each other for awhile, and then when we're lonely and looking for some fun in our lives we find each other again. Either way, I probably won't part with my tool. I love it, and often when I'm looking for just a lil sumthin extra, it's my color spritzer tool.

The point of this post is to NOT MISS OUT ON THE THINGS YOU LOVE. Soon you won't be able to get them anymore. Visit my online store right this second and place your order.....

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