You know how when you move there's that terrible end stage where there's just a bunch of small, mismatched JUNK that you have to fling into one big box, scrawl a cuss word on the box with a Sharpie and move on? That's sort of the stage I'm at. But I plan on polishing off the remainder this weekend and having one last "everything's a dollar" sale and moving on.
I've enjoyed the victories a lot.
One of the things giving me a raging case of the SQUEEs is an embossing powder and glitter solution invented by Jennifer McGuire, queen of enablers.
Before this solution, I had a tower of wobbly Ziploc containers that always fell over, one fall resulting in Splotchyglittergate, which is still too horrific to tell. Some of my friends remember the day I got "the call" at a Stampin' Up! event that Splotchy was COVERED FROM HEAD TO TOE IN GLITTER. COVERED.
This solution fixes ALL of that, and my cats can now remain glitter-free.
It also saves a TON of space. Check this out.Seriously - the leaning tower of glitter has now been immortalized forever.
I'm in love. Those little containers stack securely, no wobbles, have spoons clipped to the lids and are labeled on both sides.
Here's what I got:
Sistema Klip-It Containers - I like the small ones, but they come in other sizes. I have a Dazzling Diamonds issue, so I might have to get at least one of the larger ones at some point.
Ice Cream Taster Spoons - SO fun:
3M Clips for the lids:
And I just got this label machine because I HATE my handheld DYMO labeler - it's awful. This one is greatness - it has a tape saving setting, has a ton of very cool fonts and fun frames. I love it:
Check out how I transformed my card catalog with it. I crowdsourced the label color on Facebook, and I tried every color that everyone suggested. I thought I was going to go with Crumb Cake, but then my friend Tandra suggested black. And oh my was it perfect with the turquoise.
Okay - and this isn't embossing, but someone on Splitcoast discovered that our designer paper stacks fit PERFECTLY in the blank cling stamp cases! ZOMG. Now they are all labeled and stacked neatly on a shelf. No more loose scraps falling out every time I pick up one of these! You can actually fit two stacks per case. Probably four in the wood mount cases.
I realized that there's one MORE thing the MISTI can do that I could never do before - allow me to have embossed images in EVERY COLOR of ink that I own.
Check out this video and see! Click here if you don't see a video player below.
And here's the finished card! The stamps I used are: Lovely Amazing You and Draw the Line. The inks are Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate and Basic Black.
Now go forth and emboss!