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Things I learned…

… from being without power for the week.  It wasn't bad, but I learned a few things…

1. If you have an iPhone, get a car charger.  It comes in handy when there is no power in the house. :)

2. The MacBookPro has a great battery life.  You charge it at mom's in the morning and have enough power to watch a movie at night.

3. I am not looking forward to remodeling my house.  Having no power meant going to my parents in the mornings.  They are gutting their whole first floor.  I don't think I could live with the dust.

4. I need to create every single day.  Or I just don't smile as much. :)

5. I am glad I have an old house with a gas water heater.  (Warm showers!)

6. Missing the first episode of House stinks.  Boogers. :(

I can't imagine what those in Texas are going through.  Big prayers.

On to some random things…

I have one opening in my class Thursday night at Stamp Your Art Out in Cincinnati.  Someone canceled today.  So call 513.793.4558 if you are interested!

A moment of enabling. :)  Check out this new tree stamp from Hero Arts.  Hard to find – not everyone has it.  It is a big one.  Look HERE to get it…


Also, a few mentioned that the link to Cherie's holiday card templates didn't work.  THIS is the link.  Sorry!

And, I forgot to mention that you must see these little halloween dudes by Cherie.  SO cute.  Can't wait to use these to make treats for Colin's friends at school.  Looky HERE.  Here is a peek…


OK… how about a quick share?  This is an old one that I did to show stamping on buttons.  What I do to stamp on buttons is I lay the button down (flat side up) onto the sticky part of a post-it note.  Then I stamp on it with Black Staz-On – down and up quick and straight.  If I booger it up, I clean it with Ultra Clean and then try again.  By putting it on a sticky note, the button doesn't want to stick to the wet stamp.  Works great.

Stamping on Buttons Card 1
Hero Arts stamps (circles, greeting, stems), notecards, buttons and flowers
Colorbox Chalk Ink
Ultra Clean
Black Memories Ink

OK… off to watch tv. :)  Night!

[BTW… I am still behind on email after last week.  I will be working on it this week.  Sorry!]

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14 thoughts on “Things I learned…”

  1. The first episode of House should be online now. I missed the first of the two part season finale last season and I believe it was available 7 days after it aired.

  2. It is hard to imagine being without electricity for so long, but also so many in Galveston lost their homes. Of course, we have had so many throughout the nation who have lost homes to fires, floods, tornadoes, and other natural disastesrs. Out thoughts and prayers go out to all. Jennifer, I am so glad that you are with power again because your column and creativity brings smiles to many of us. Thanks!

  3. Glad you have your power again. I’ve never tried no power but I think it is hard.
    Thanks for your tips and cards and everything you share with us. Hugs from Italy

  4. Yay for you, bet you are one happy chappy. I love those holloween images, so wish we celebrated it here in Aus. so how did you enjoy Dexter, are you up to the next season yet or like us and awaiting the final of season one?

  5. Jennifer

    I am glad life is back to normal for you. Makes things so much easier too.

    Oh…post-it-notes. Now this is a very cool trick. I have fumbled a few buttons while stamping. Thanks for the tip! Love the background and colors on your card.

    Today, I am working on stamping IKEA storage boxes, file holders and other things to match DD’s room.

    Have a great day!
    Sandi N.

  6. So glad you have power again, also consider getting a generator for emergencies. I am going to go right now and try stamping on a button, that looks so darn cute!

  7. Glad things are back to normal for the McGuires! Can’t imagine being without power for so long. I’m glad you thought of it as a “learning experience” and will be super prepared for next time. I like number 4 the best…=). I’m glad you got a link to see “House”. People are so kind….

  8. love your list of lessons learned.
    that tree stamp rocks!
    i am volunteering at Sean’s kindergarten halloween party and i thought cherie’s ‘scary’ digital guys would be perfect on treat bags too!

  9. oh man no power stinks to the hilt! I remember after katrina 8 days no power and soooo hot. DO NOT MISS IT,
    I THINK you can watch house on can’t you? I have to say it was a good but gorrier episode. I think this year they are alot more ughmmm medically graphic (eww)
    good luck maybe you can catch it online or on a marathon. I love me some house.

  10. Jennifer – Glad to hear your elec is back on. I cannot imagine being that long without – we were only out for 9 hours. The front part of our housing division was out for 5 days. Thank you so much for giving the links to order products you use – you are such a wonderful enabler!!

  11. Jennifer, I love the way you use the circular design clear stamp, in fact, I was going to look at some of your older cards/scrapbook pages to check that out, but here it is on the buttons and as a background on the card. It seems like Ike made a real nuisance of himself from the Texas Gulf coast up to the Ohio Valley–glad you have your electricity back on–it is no fun. Regards, Charlotte

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