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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Suckered In!

I was at this dreadful store "Michael's" shopping for more stuff I don't need!!! I mean, how much more stuff can I fit in my workroom??? The cupboards are full, the drawers are full, the stairwell closet is full and the ledges that go around my workroom are full. I think I just may have "stuff" to open my own craft store!!! I was going to add a "LOL" but it's really not so funny when you stop and think about it. Ok, maybe it is in a strange sort of way!!! Strange?? That would be me!!! LOL

Anyway, I'm picking up what I went in there to get (can't let that coupon expire now, it's like wasting money!!!) and as I was checking out they had these adorable suckers in the impulse section. That store can just see me coming, can't they? LOL Anyway I had to buy one. Yes, I said one!!! I may have to go back and buy more. I only bought one because when I buy things like this I usually don't get to them for a while and sometimes even a LONG while. Some things get old while others get out dated. But this time I worked on it in less than 5 days after I bought it!! Shocker, I know!!! LOL I was surprised myself. I think it may have been that I didn't stuff it somewhere and then run across it many moons later!

And since the Stampin' Up! "Tart & Tangy" set is still available I thought I'd play with it again. I stamped the lemon using the YoYo Yellow craft ink pad. These craft ink pads have thicker ink and they take longer to dry. They are nice for using on fabric and heat setting the color in! Plus the fact that they don't dry right away so you can put embossing powder on them. I highly recommend these ink pads though I would recommend buying them in the small ink spot size. That way you can get all the colors at a reasonable price. I'm sure there are some colors you may never use but it's better to have them in a small form than a large one!!! Plus the small ones are easy to store too. They come in a nice boxes (4 - one for each color group) that stack well. Now when I use them with clear embossing powder I have EVERY color of embossing powder!!! Just use the ink you want, clear embossing powder and you now have that color embossed and it looks like you embossed with that color!!!! How great is that???

These suckers would make fun Hostess Gifts, Customer Appreciation Gifts or a little gift for those who bring their children with. These were VERY simple to do too. The sucker comes with a small tag on it. I just sandwiched it between 2 YoYo Yellow scallops. On the back I did stamp "You're the Best!" But you could stamp any wording on it that would fit your occasion. And if there is no stamp for what you want to say, you can always use your computer

Oh and I should tell you, these suckers come on an EXTREMELY long plastic stick. The sucker is over 12" long when you buy them. I thought it was a bit long but if you were to do a bunch of these and put them in a vase (WAY TOO CUTE!!!) you would probably want them long.

Thanks SO much for stopping by,


Elaine said...

What fun!! I wish I had gone to get one of those today! It is perfect with that set!

MJ said...

Those are adorable. Does the scallop punch fit behind the lemon part to look like a flower? I so can not afford a trip to Michaels -- I do have coupons though, lol!

Unknown said...

What a "tasty" idea! Simple and cute. You can't beat those two together.

Anonymous said...

Now I know I need to go for groceries today. And while I'm out, think a run into Michael's might fit into the schedule (it's just two doors from the grocery store)! Much easier to justify a trip for groceries than the "other" store.

Anonymous said...

I'm a sucker for a bargain too - especially with those Michael's coupons! LOL It's hard to resist buying when you get such a bargain! Love these little fun suckers - and thanks for the tips on the SU ink spots! Great idea to buy them in all colors, why didn't I think of that before? DUH! (slapping forehead) TFS

Dorothy said...

Adorable. It looks yummy! I have the Bold Bright Craft Spots too - those are the only craft pads I have - but I have not used them at all. I must pull them out and do something with them - I love your idea about clear embossing powder ontop! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You are such an enabler!!! Now I have Michael's on my list of to do things, AND I have craft ink spots on my to order list!!! How funny is that???
Your sucker idea is adorable!!! TFS

ThreadCatcher said...

Another fun Michael's find. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the craft ink spots and clear embossing powder. jmniffer

Jeannie said...

Thanks for the tip about the craft spots. I've actually been in a position to need the craft pads about 4 times in the past 3 weeks. I debated about the craft pads... but then what color! I'm glad you think it's worth it to do the spots. I love the Tart and Tangy lollipops. I'm having my first open house this week as a demo so I'm headed to Michaels this afternoon to track some down. Jeanne

Unknown said...

Good thing we moved out of SF, I was always at the Michaels store, now I make do with what I have in a pinch instead of running to the store.

Great idea, thanks for the heads up on the ink... Believe it or not I do not own any SU craft pads and I am going to have to give them a try.

Happy Stamp Day!

Linda McClain said...

Your suckers are adorable. Great advice on the stampin' spots. When I was a new demonstrator and wanted everything NOW, the spots were one of my first purchases - so I could at least have all the colors ASAP.

Lori said...

What a cute idea. Love it!