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Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Well, we had rain at last over the weekend, and it was just what the gardens needed. Came down in the right intensity too- heavy enough to soften the ground and sink in, without any flooding.
There has been some crafting, there's a little video about inkpads and heat embossing in the post below, and I've finally got a video for a triple stamped card that I'm happy with, which will probably go up tomorrow.
Stamping, and the use of an embossing folder too.
Had some time cleaning and tidying, sorting out draws, and starting to put stuff together that needs a new home, in time for the crop.
Took myself out for a walk around town today, and popped into The Range, to have a browse. Came out with this stamp, I thought she looks so Goth, couldn't resist.
On the subject of buying stuff- and I know this will get me into a lot of trouble, lol- I had an email this week from Handy Hippo crafts store. She is closing down the business, so has a 30% off sale running right now. It'll run for 10 days, then go up to 50%, then finally 70%. Code at the moment is HIPPO30.
Been and had a look, and she has a huge amount of stuff- inkpads of all sorts, including Distress & oxides, Archival, Memento. Card blanks, cardstock, tools, Embossing powders & folders, Dies,Stamps, the whole caboodle. And she has a Clearance section where the stuff is already marked down by 40,50 & 70%, and they are included in the 30% off as well. Lots of Memento inkpads in that section. Well worth a look to see if there's anything you'd like. Even two or three brands of the Stamping platforms on there.
Doug got round to putting up the pictures on my wall at the weekend. The three sheepy pictures I bought from Tilly Tea Dance, and the bottom one is a piece made by Debbie Rock( Tattered Rocks).
I have 3 white walls, and one that is papered in a black glittery paper in my craft room, so the art is going on the chimney breast wall.
On another subject completely, I was getting really irritated by Pinterest lately. It seemed my main feed was constantly being flooded with stuff I had no interest in, hadn't searched for, either on there on on the net in general. Been going on for weeks. I had about a fortnight of Paleo diet posts,a week or so of Quilling and Iris Folding, and no matter how much time you spent clicking 'Hide' there were still more the next time you visited. Last straw was a few days ago, when my feed was full of posts about the Periodic Table of Elements! Literally dozens of them. I mean, really?
I mentioned it on SCS, and a lady there told me something I hadn't spotted. Along the top of the main feed page, on the right hand side close to your picture, is now another button- Following. If you click that one, what you get is a page with stuff from people/subjects you have followed on Pinterest. Much more useful, and less annoying. I admit I like the change to Pinning now, as a suggested Folder appears over the image if you click Save, and you can navigate to specific folders right there, no more new box opening up.
So there we have a lit, a bit of helpful info, and a dose of enabling as well, lol.
Just remembered, a HUGE Happy Birthday to our lovely Lunch Lady Jan today. XxXx
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