In a couple of weeks, Stampin’ Up!® will be adding some new Sale-a-bration items that you can select free with qualifying orders. You can earn one Level 1 for each $50 you spend, and you can earn a Level 2 when you spend $100. I love the new products, so I’m looking at my shopping list and deciding what will be on my next order. And, of course, a lot of things I hadn’t planned on purchasing are now added to my shopping list.
I have to credit my friends Jackie and Susan for a lot of my “I didn’t think I needed this but now I’ve changed my mind” purchases. Can you say, “Enablers?”
One of the bundles I didn’t pay much attention to is the Florentine Filigree Stamp Set and Florentine Thinlits Die. But then I saw some of Susan’s creations, so I checked out the Stampin’ Up!® video. Oh. My. Gosh! What a wonderfully versatile set! It’s now on my next list. There are so many things you can do with this set, and I can’t wait to start playing.You can make backgrounds, masks to use with Embossing Paste, and so much more.
Here’s a video from Brian Pilling from Stampin’ Up!® showing some of the amazing things you can do with this bundle. Order the bundle, Embossing Paste, and Window Sheets, and you’ll earn a free Level 1 Sale-a-bration product.
I have one little extra tip for you. Susan shared this video on her blog, and she advises using both magnets when you’re using both the die and the stamps. Susan is one of the most technically perfect stampers I know, so if she says use both magnets, you need to use both magnets!
I didn’t stamp today. Instead, I played with Amelia. Mike, my dear husband who is an auction addict, bought Amelia a double easel for $1.22. It cost more to go pick it up than the easel cost. He had other things he was bidding on, but only “won” the easel. I can tell you the pleasure a four year old found in the easel was priceless. First, she used chalk on both chalkboards, then painted with watercolors on paper clipped to one side of the easel. Then we went to WalMart for more art supplies (because she ran out of liquid Tempera paint and her watercolors weren’t cutting it.). We bought Finger Paint, Tempera Paint, and Face Paint. Face Paint was not on my list. “Amelia, you can’t use Face Paint on your easel.”
“But, Seesa, you said we were going to buy Face Paint.” Yes. Yes, I did. Before her birthday, we were looking at face paints on the internet. It was more than I wanted to spend on a “just because” thing. So I said, “maybe for your birthday.” And then we got a rocking horse for her birthday. And we got more stuff for Christmas. So the face paint was forgotten by me. But it was not forgotten by my granddaughter with the elephant memory. So we did this after lunch. (And, I know I’m biased, but is she not super adorable?)
She was so happy with my first attempt at face painting. We used a template for the butterfly, but it wasn’t pleasant pulling it off. So maybe future designs will be freehand. She’s already planning designs for her dad. I can’t wait to see.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
I am so glad I could finally enable you to get something instead of you always enabling me! Amelia is so cute, Sesa! You are a wonderful grandmother!
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Oh, you have no idea how much money you’ve made me spend! Things totally out of my comfort zone are now my favorites! (And thank you!)
Well, I’d have to say that spending time playing with Amelia is a great way to spend your time! (and the memories – ah, the memories!) Easels are a gateway to magic 🙂
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You’re so right, Deborah! I always wanted an easel when I was little. I have to say, it was $1.22 very well spent! (Gotta love those auctions!) She loves it.