Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Class info and some other stuff...

Hi Everyone,

I hope you're having a wonderful week! I had a few things I would like to mention. First, there is still time to register for our "Cookie Monster" class this Saturday. If you want to ensure your spot, please call and sign up today (706-321-0202). Registration will soon be closing.

The other thing I wanted to blog about is more really an FYI. Last week, hubby and I decided to take a little trip to Panama City Beach for some R & R. Well, one particular store we went to had the cutest pink hat. It had the word "hope" embroidered on it as well as the breast cancer ribbon also on it.

I think that most of us know and maybe even love someone who has been affected by this terrible disease. And so, like many, I love to buy things that hopefully contribute to research. So, I take the hat up to the sales lady and inquire how much of the purchase goes to Breast Cancer research. Now to be honest, that is something I cannot ever recall doing. But yet, I did that particular day. Anyway, to make a long story short, the lady said "Oh, nothing for that item, but we do have these other products where a donation is given."

Now something about that seems wrong to me. I'm all for raising awareness, but I think it's also important that people do not use something like the breast cancer ribbon for simply a marketing ploy. To be honest, it made me appalled as a consumer. I realize changing the rules is probably not within my power. But, I can certainly use my blog to make others aware so that we CAN get the donations toward this great cause and support those companies that DO make this a priority.
I wish you all love, happiness, health and happy scrappin'...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Money saving tip alert!!

I'm back to the blogging world with a fun new tip to share! Glue dots are wonderful for adhering embellishments to our pages. But we all know how expensive they can be when you use a lot.

So, in my online travels, I found a wonderful idea for making your own homemade dots using glue! All you will need is a bottle of "Aleene's Tack It Over and Over", and an old empty sticker sheet from your stash. Some people have tried using wax paper but apparently, it will NOT work for this purpose.

Cheryl just received a shipment of the Tack It today so if you're interested, stop by to pick some up. Each bottle retails for $4.59 and will make TONS of dots! The best part about this is you can make yours any size you like. Maybe even try making some lines to adhere your favorite ribbon to your layouts!

Apply the glue to your sticker sheet as shown. (Make sure you use the glossy side of your sticker sheet so that the glue dots will peel off easier later.) Allow your dots to dry overnight. The dots will turn clear when they are ready to use.

Hope you enjoyed this tip. Be on the lookout for some more great ideas in the near future!