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Old 02-22-2007, 05:23 PM   #1  
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Hating the enabler alerts........

Specifically one's that are posted here. OMG....things go way too fast and then a lot of us end up in the back order never, never land and get frustrated.

I'm currently on my fourth week waiting for those Taiwan blender stumps from Inky antics.

Whoever said that patience was a virtue, didn't order a stamp or stamping product and have to wait......sometimes endlessly (we think) for it to finally arrive!

Anyone else out there experience this or is just me?
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:25 PM   #2  
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Is your post "tongue in cheek" or are you being serious? I'm confused.
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:57 PM   #3  
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Don't know if you have a Hobby Lobby, but I got my Taiwan stumps there.
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I've got China stumps from Michael's and they work just FINE for me! Don't hate the enablers...really, they are only trying to get the word out on the best products! I know you are just frustrated....maybe make a few cards with supplies that you DO already have?!?
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I have used the made in Taiwan stumps... However, I prefer to use made in China stumps from Hobby Lobby, and from DickBlick.com

It's my opinion that the Taiwan ones are too soft, and cause too much "feathering" towards the tip where I actually want to have the most control.

...but, maybe I don't know what I'm doing... *wink*
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Oh...and I should also add that occasionally I do get a stump that's a little hard. All I do is rough it up just a little on my sanding block (the kind they use when you get a manicure). After a little sanding, they're always perfect.
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I have used the made in Taiwan stumps... However, I prefer to use made in China stumps from Hobby Lobby, and from DickBlick.com

It's my opinion that the Taiwan ones are too soft, and cause too much "feathering" towards the tip where I actually want to have the most control.

...but, maybe I don't know what I'm doing... *wink*
Ya know I just ordered some stumps from DickBlick all b/c of YOU Anna I thought whatever was good enough for the QUEEN of coloring was good enough for little 'ole me!!! So far I've preferred the Taiwan ones but you said that those ones are better!!!!! ROFL!!!
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LOL!! I just did a class tonight on Prismacolors and OMS. First we used the ones from China, not a lot of happy people. Then we used the Tawain ones. Hands down, Tawain was the winner. But that's just why you can't get them... I agree- enablers- who needs 'em. <----tongue in cheek

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I have used the made in Taiwan stumps... However, I prefer to use made in China stumps from Hobby Lobby, and from DickBlick.com

It's my opinion that the Taiwan ones are too soft, and cause too much "feathering" towards the tip where I actually want to have the most control.

...but, maybe I don't know what I'm doing... *wink*
THAT'S FUNNY...Sweet Miss Daisy doesn't know what she's doing!!!!!! You are my hero!!!!!

I too prefer the ones from China...but I'm no expert...but I do like my outcome!
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dude, I don't even know where mine are from, lol! Mamak just gave me two when she gave me her prismas.
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Have you checked your local art supply stores? I've seen them at almost every one I've been to...I think it might just be "stamping" type places that are backordered. Out in the real world, you'd have much better luck...
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:34 PM   #13  
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Anna is totally right about filing those ones from China. It makes them much more porous. I do like the ones from China for getting into tight places. They seem more ridgid and tighter if that makes sense. The ones from tawain are awesome for larger areas. They are so soft and it's easy to blend and move color around because of their softness. (So don't throw away your ones from China, just add the Tawain ones.) *wink- see enabler! LOL!
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dude, I don't even know where mine are from, lol! Mamak just gave me two when she gave me her prismas.
I have no idea where mine are from either! How do we tell?
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I got mine from Inky Antics so I guess that makes them from Taiwan??

As for the enabler alerts, I love them! There are lots of things I've seen in those threads that I would probably never have known I "needed" otherwise!
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It should say right on the side of the stump - "Made in Taiwan" or "Made in China"
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LOL!! I agree- enablers- who needs 'em. <----tongue in cheek

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I was being funny.....tongue in cheek....lol.....I currently use the china ones I get from M's....but have read soooo many posts by Gina that the one's from Taiwan are the best, that I thought I would order some. I'm just whining about not having them yet.
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Just thought I would let you know that if you need more -- patience that is -- there are a couple of books for sale on Amazon:
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I have my Bellas, the Mona Lisa stuff, the China stumps (all Joann's had)- I'm just waiting on the 24 pack of Prismas to come in the mail- I can't wait to try them!!!!!!

The enablers have led me to all of these recent purchases- dh is going to make me get a job sooner if I keep this up (going back to work in the fall when dd enters FULL DAY 1st grade).

Enablers unite!
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I have the ones from Taiwan and I think they're okay. I don't like them for coloring small images, like those on the Bellas. No matter how much I file the tip down, it's not small enough to work in little spaces. I think I'll try the ones from China, too.
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I got my China stumps from Inky Antics last year at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX. They had a big basket of Taiwan stumps on the table and when we asked about China stumps Jackie got two packages out from under a back table for us......thanks, Jackie, you rule girl!
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Just like a paper cutter, adhesives or any other product, everyone has their favorites. I don't want anyone to think the cones from China aren't good. They are. I only respond to people who say "I have prismacolor pencils and stumps from China and I can't get this technique to work for me." Then, I suggest trying the different stumps. Most of the time, I get an email or comment back about how that made the difference for them. But everyone has their own favorites and that's the beauty of art and that's what makes the world go 'round~


I am constantly amazed at the beautiful creations posted here using tools that I can't figure out!

(I never said I knew what I was doing! )

So, here's my lame advice. Try them both!
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I have mostly stumps made in China and prefer them. I have two that are made in Tiawan and I like them for when I have a large area to blend as they are softer and in a larger area I do not need as much control....but yeah for me, I prefer the control I have with the stumps made in China
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My Prismas say USA on each one of them. I bought them about 5 years ago at Costco. Got 120 of them for $27.99. I love them and have been told I got a real deal.
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Specifically one's that are posted here. OMG....things go way too fast and then a lot of us end up in the back order never, never land and get frustrated.

I'm currently on my fourth week waiting for those Taiwan blender stumps from Inky antics.

Whoever said that patience was a virtue, didn't order a stamp or stamping product and have to wait......sometimes endlessly (we think) for it to finally arrive!

Anyone else out there experience this or is just me?
I can sympathize as I am a virtueless individual. LOL!

And, I don't have any patience, either.
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