…my BFF Tracy will be here in a little over a week. It seems like forever since she made her flight, and I have so much to do this week leading up to Eric's Graduation on Thursday night, and then his Graduation party on Saturday so that will make the time go faster.
I also have classes to plan too. My TLC class is filling up quickly, the morning is pretty much full and only a few seats left in the night class. I also have a 10/10/20 Birthday card class in June, and I need to get those cards designed as well.
When I was at home (my hubby gets mad when I call Canada home…cause he says Arizona is my home – but I think of them both as home…when I was in Canada, I said home, and meant AZ) last month, while I was at Victopia I sat and colored a bunch of images. To me, coloring is peaceful and makes me happy, and well you can visit and not pay super attention to what you are doing in a way, unlike cutting out…another thing I love to do, but that takes a good light and concentration, nothing makes me madder then being almost done cutting something out and then crap…you cut off a piece of leaf or something and have to start all over.
I remember growing up and one night after supper doing dishes, there was this one dish that was so crusted with food, you know the kind "Mum I'm gonna let it soak" cause you figure you would let it soak all night and then someone else would wash it…but not this time, I scrubbed and scrubbed that dang dish, only to drop the freakin' thing when I was drying it and smashed it all to heck…I was like should have thrown it away to begin with…ha!
So anyway, one of the images I colored while I was at Vicki's was this little farmer girl from The Greeting Farm. A few months back I won a contest that The Greeting Farm was having and I got this set for free, as well as an Anya set (I also colored an Anya but I have not made her into a card yet)…anyway I colored all these things so I figured it would be easy to whip up cards when I needed them, and this one I know exactly who is going to get it.
Paper: Old Olive, More Mustard, Whisper White, the background paper is called Urban Prairie from Basic Gray
Ink: Memento Tuxedo, Copic Markers
Misc: Old Olive wide grosgrain, Loop to Loop rub-ons, white gel pen
Don't forget to head over to Stampin Out Alzheimer's - the event starts today, there are challenges, and prizes, and free downloads etc. Please go check it out, and thanks so much to everyone that has donated so far, it means so much to all of us.
OK today is day 3 of questions so you have another chance at winning the Mystery Blog Candy on the 28th.
Today's question is: What is the weirdest thing you have done with a Stampin' Up! product, in a non-stamping way. My answer is: I used Crystal Effects to glue my shoe.
Have a nice Memorial Day, and thanks so much for stopping in!
Ha! You're on your own! I haven't done anything weird with my stuff cuz I don't know how to use half of it!! LOL!
Hi, Di! My weird use was for shoes, too! I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch some additional holes in the straps of my Birkies. The straps were too big when set on the last holes, so I just made new ones, and presto, they fit great! :^)
mary jo says
I used crystal effects to decorate a pair of goggles that my daughter was using to play soccer! Mary Jo
Jean Fitch says
I use my piercing tool from the Crafters Tool Kit to clean out the gunk around my glasses lens. Somehow the dirt always accumulates in the spaces between the lens and the frames. Very dusty where I live! I tried to get my cats to lick them clean for me but the cheeky buggers just weren't interested. They'd much rather lick my toes (and inbetween too) instead. Yuck!
I've also used Crystal Effects on my finger tips before a guitar session when the callus's on the fingers aren't what they need to be.
Hugs and blessings darling Di and thanks for sharing…I'm glad I'm not the only one who breaks stuff after cleaning it!
Barbara Pirk says
I used the snail adhesive to temporarily mend a hem. It worked really well!
I used Stampin' Up cardstock to cover up the back of an ugly picture frame. Not really unusual, but it wasn't stamping!!
Happy Memorial Day!! ellie:)
I love the TGF images! So, I guess I've done two kinda wierd things. I used Real Red ink to stamp an image on my body to see what it would look like as a tattoo, and I used Mono Multi to glue my wooden chair leg back onto my chair (it didn't hold).
Whoa! Sorry. Never crossed my mind.
Robin Flynn says
I used my Crop-A-Dile to set eyelets on a shirt for my daughter…you know like a bedazzler…that's what I call my cropadile…then I found out yesterday that was the original intent before stamping came around, for things like belt holes etc! Who knew?
Becky Volpp says
I used the chocolate chip reinker to cover a deep scrtch on the dark wood table leg, also used multi colors to try and cover a water spot. Worked pretty good.
janet mack says
I used crystal effects to glue a split nail, I was going out and had to have all ten nails looking good.
Kathryn Kuffel says
used the monogram alphabet "K" to stamp the bottom of my luggage so I could identify it as it rolled off the chute in the airport.
Kathryn Kuffel says
oops that was stamping…I have also used crystal effects as super glue on everything around the house…broken candlestick, etc.
Donna McEwen says
Don't know if this counts but I've used glue dots and snail adhesive when wrapping packages so they would have a nice neat appearance with no tape showing.
Wow! You're a regular McGiver. Who knew? Can't say I've ever had to use any of my products that way. Very creative:)
Tammy Howell says
LOL Before we carried the crop-a-dial I used the paper piercer to make another hole in a belt, to make it smaller thank goodness! Love the card!
Did you know that you can use your chocolate chip marker to cover up scratches on the leg of the coffee table? It worked great!
Harriet Hensley says
Wow did I learn some new things by reading the comments….I have not used anything thing in any "unstamping" way but now I know several things to do when I need something…thanks for all the ideas… LOL
I used my sticky tape on my son's back pack trying to fix a small hole starting. It held for a short time untill i was able to stitch it up!!
Carolyn G. says
Crystal effects also works well on broken porcelain figurines, too!
I used ink to cover up a ding my kids made in our hardwood floor and used crystal effects to glue the top back together on my favorite diffuser when it broke, (that also was caused by my kids!)
Barbara Dykhouse says
I used Perfect Plum reinker to dye a pair of white Keds to match my dress for my daughter's wedding!
If you run out of "white out" you can use a white craft pad. Just let layeres dry in between and it does the trick.
Michelle Krstyen says
I!used sticky strip to hem a dress. It worked great Michelle
I have been using my ink pads to make cardboard look like dock wood for vacation Bible school. That's probably just large scale stamping.
Shabby Horse Creations says
These are some pretty good ideas. I had a baby 9 months and still haven't lost all the weight I gained from that….So, I had to punch a hole in one of my leather belts with my crop-a-dile at the last moment before I left because I cringe at the idea of my crack hanging out of my pants when I sit down or bend over. Worked like a charm!! I also used my crop-a-dile to punch holes in dog collars because I bought them too big.
I used my white gel pen to cover up scratches on my tennis shoes. Worked great! Love reading what others have used – great ideas. Smiles, Joanne
Okay, I'm going to sound horrible here but I don't use my stamping products for non-stamping "things"…they cost too much money for that. LOL!
Jan G. says
Hi, Di –
I'm a hoarder and don't use my stampin' stuff for much more than stampin'! I have used my paper piercer to make holes in non stampin' stuff and my crop i dile to make holes in plastic lids while stamping/crafting with my grandkids – does that count? I also share my stamps and punches with them!
Melissa Vannoy says
These comments are great advice on using SU items for "other"!! I've used the crop-a-dile to make holes in fabric for placing rhinestones… the crystal effects I grab often for any repair! Even used glitter to add shine for "body art" and "eye shadow" for a drama banquet when dressing up as a Pixie!!
I have never used anything stamping related for anything else. All my things are in my studio and I don't go into my studio except to create stuff!!! LOL
Lorree Bosworth says
Wow! This is SUCH an eye-opening experience! I have always been frustrated by my inability to easily think-outside-the-box, but you all have taken the concept to new heights. I can't, off-hand, think of a thing I've used my SU stuff for that is non-stamping, other than maybe using some buttons to decorate a fabric book cover, but that hardly seems to count considering what others are doing!
Thanks everyone for sharing!! Now I know to grab my Crystal Effects if I need glue in a hurry! LOL!!
I used the hammer to nail nails in the wall to hang up new pictures. I didn't feel like running down two flights of steps to get the big hammer but it did in a pinch! Also, I love some of the ideas people wrote. Very interesting!!!
Sticky strip to put a glass bulb back on an solar outdoor light. T wo days later it was falling off again. Never thought of crystal effects.
Well, I have used the wood blocks like a hammer before and used the black marker to color in a bleach spot on a pair of black pants. Thank you for the chance to win. Is it the 28th yet?
Sharyn Jensen says
I have used the black marker to cover a bleach spot on balck pants. Other than that, i try to use my Stampin' Up! stuff only for crafting.
Oo your card turned out awesome. She is so cute…I think I know who is gonna get it too!!!
The weirdest thing I have done with Stampin' Up! products..funny enough was on the way home from Kingston after Victopia one year – it was starting to rain…I turned on the windsheild wipers and the hit each other in the middle of the windshield, and flipped inside out on the freakin' windshield. Jennifer was in the back seat busting a gut, so we stop at a gas station and break out the Stampin' Up! tool kit and I managed to fix the windshield wipers with some of the tools in the kit!
It turned out when they replaced my windshield a few days before, they did not put the wipers back on properly, they were out of line just enough to hit each other – story of my life…..
My husband and I share a studio. He finds my stuff very useful. My Crop-a-dile has helped him many times…punched a hole in his leather belt, used it on my son's Iron Man Halloween costume.
Cheryl Vance says
I used crystal effects to jazz up my flip flops, they turned out really cute.
Wilma Cole says
I used the cropadile to punch lacing holes in a leather holster.
Well, I was feeling bad until I read some of the other comments. I haven't used my SU stuff for anything other than crafts. Boring I know.
Linda Hellem says
I have taken several swatches of cardstock colors to the paint store to match up to paint my walls. I also have used markers to cover scratches on the wall. This is really an interesting questions cuz so many useful ways to use SU! have a good day. Linda
Linda E says
Well maybe this isn't totally thinking outside of the box but in the past year, my scrapbook supplies have turned into school project supplies. Let me tell you, my kid's poster boards look very professional LOL!!
i might not use my Stampin'Up or other stamping and crafting products for stamping projects all the time but they are always used in a 'crafty' way. I used Crystal Effects to create the dimensions on a faux coin for a pirate costume for my son a few years ago.
come to think of it… I've used black ink to color the scuff on a black pair of shoes.
Gail Hermann says
I used Crystal Effects to glue my sons pen top back on for him.
Cula Parker says
I've used my crop-a-dile to punch holes in my belt, and i once used the stampin' mist to clean an ink spot off a leather couch, it worked really well!
I use the Stampin' Up black Journaler marker to touch up my black mules that I wear on an almost daily basis. Nothing like a good BLACK to touch up shoes, heh?
Susan H. says
I've used Crystal Effects on my fingernails for an added effect over polish. Thanks for the chance to win.
Roberta aka RubbertaStamper says
One of my kids used a stamp to squish a bug (I know! Totally defiled a stamp!) I have also used the Crop-A-Dile to make holes in my husband's belt.
Sheena B says
Like one of the previous commenters, my dearly beloved has used my crop-a-dile to punch a hole in HIS belt.