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Old 11-21-2020, 07:31 AM   #841
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Stacy, I've found that if I layer a heavier piece of cardstock or thin bubble padding over my cards with embellishments, I can usually get them mailed with no problem.
It also depends on the postal worker! I now know who not to go to when waiting in line. LOL 

When I mailed about 50 Christmas cards last year, the postal lady was a bit fanatic! She felt every single card and if it had any type of embellishment, she set it aside and said it had to be hand stamped and would cost extra. She said it doesn't matter whether it fits through the postal slot to check for thickness, it's the unevenness that messes with the machine. She was talking very loudly and making quite a production of it. She even called to a postal worker from the back to come out and tell me that it jams their machines with these embellished cards. This all took place while many others were waiting. After she kept lecturing me about the "hazards" and inconvenience, I grabbed the rest of the stack and said I'd take them home and fix them. She was quite worked up! I think she needed a stiff drink or a sedative! Talk about "postal."
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Yep, Judy we have a couple of clerks like that at mine. I always cross my fingers I can get the cheerful chick when I go.
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SO... there was a nice person working today at the PO and a flat no knot ribbon card could make it to England on the 1.73 worth of stamps I had on the envelope...
(in a square envelope)
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Yay for nice people!
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Woohoo, Stacy!  That is great!
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She said it doesn't matter whether it fits through the postal slot to check for thickness, it's the unevenness that messes with the machine. She was talking very loudly and making quite a production of it. She even called to a postal worker from the back to come out and tell me that it jams their machines with these embellished cards. This all took place while many others were waiting. After she kept lecturing me about the "hazards" and inconvenience, I grabbed the rest of the stack and said I'd take them home and fix them. She was quite worked up! I think she needed a stiff drink or a sedative! Talk about "postal."

Oh, my word!  They can be sooooo mean.  I refuse to go anywhere but our little post office down the road.  She is so sweet.  But now and then she gets a new postal worker and they can be rude.  Still, it's the best place in the county!    So sorry that happened to you.  Sheesh!
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The TLC this week is 3D.

The Color Challenge is just right for a holiday card!


What are you crafting this week?  
I am decorating the house and trying to finish up a bunch of projects and also clean.  Ugh!  
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The Teapot Challenge is one another and we are going to zentangle!  
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How is everyone doing?  I hope you had a lovely week.  I would love to know if you played in any of the Daily Challenges this week!

I played in the Watercolor Challenge and I just added my card to the Inspiration Challenge.


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I had a week somewhat disrupted by real life...and there was no MIX challenge posted yesterday (haven't checked this morning) which was a little disappointing. Yesterday was likely my only stamping time till next week and there wasn't much of it after I'd waited till lunchtime to see if the challenge went up, so all I did was make another  Christmas card. I hope folks had a safe and peaceful, if different, Thanksgiving.
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Sorry - I will check with Anna - We all have pie poisoning LOL.
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good morning, I actually did/am ( this is day 4 of a 5 day weekend for me and the first time I have had not being at work besides regular weekends all year) so, I have made a ton of Christmas cards I did give the colors, the paint the snowman, the tag & last weeks funny Christmas free for all a whirl so far. (besides the IC)
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Thanks, Lydia. I'll play catch-up with it next week.
Yay, Stacy, sounds as if you are making great use of your holiday weekend.

My real life disruption during the week was a family bereavement - and I can tell you, a funeral in lockdown is just so very weird. I'm going to miss making a special Christmas card for my sweet MIL  - she used to put them all out every year. 
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((Sabrina)).  Adding my condolences for your loss and hugs across the ocean.
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I played in the Watercolor Challenge and I just added my card to the Inspiration Challenge.



I had a pretty good week. Got most of my Christmas cards sent out. I only had time to do the teapotter zentangle this week.

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So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear MIL, Sabrina! Big hugs and sympathy to you and your family.

Angie, I did the Teapotter's Zentangle challenge! So much fun.

Tonight, I'm recovering from a nasty run in with a door frame yesterday! 10 staples...such fun! I told the ER Dr. he should have holiday staples in red and green. He thought that was a good idea! LOL
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So sorry for your loss, Sabrina. Sending (((hugs))).

Oh Gracie, too funny about holiday staples. Take care of yourself. I think I'll send you a big package of bubble wrap!
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Angie, I did the Teapotter's Zentangle challenge! So much fun.

Tonight, I'm recovering from a nasty run in with a door frame yesterday! 10 staples...such fun! I told the ER Dr. he should have holiday staples in red and green. He thought that was a good idea! LOL

Ouch!  And, I agree that if you have to have staples they should be fun and jolly colors.  Take care of yourself.
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Oh, Gracie, ouch!  So very sorry.  I hope you heal quickly.

Sabrina, I am so very sorry.  It's so sad at anytime when a loved one passes but right now is even worse.  I am sorry. 


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I have literally sat down a dozen times today to post the challenges!  Shaking my head.  Seems like it's been one fire to put out after the other! 

So here goes!

This week we are celebrating Melissa, one of our newest Dirty Girls as Featured Stamper!  It's never too late to play in a Splitcoaststampers Challenge so stop by Melissa's gallery and play along or send her a congratulations!  

The TLC is to make some plaid with an older technique!  It's really cool, I hope you will check it out!

Alrighty, raise your hands if you have ever used the Magical Masking Tape Technique?  How about made your own plaid?  Now combine the two! 

I have used the magical masking tape technique, it's a lot of fun.  I love the idea of making plaid that way.


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Thanks Angie! Hope your evening is calmer than your busy day!

I'll have to check out that TLC challenge and the magical masking tape sounds interesting!
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Both Magical Masking Tape and DIY plaid have featured as TLC challenges, so I have done both individually. Looking forward to trying Karen's combination today after work, if I don't crash out on the couch instead . The masking tape is one I actually revisit fairly regularly, since I have found it works well on regular card and I don't need to use glossy.
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Sabrina, I too, have always used plain cardstock for magical masking. I thought that was an interesting note about how sometimes the tape sticks.  I think my ink has always been plenty wet to keep that from happening?  
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For the Color Challenge:  Gorgeous Heather is having a Blue Christmas.  Poor Heather.    The colors are beautiful together and I was able to play along, have you?

The Teapot Challenge is for our sweet Rosy.  She leaves the nicest comments on cards.  She is feeling a little bit down and she loves cats!  Hmmmm.....  sounds like a card begging to be made! 

The Sketch Challenge has three panels on the side that add an extra layer of interest!

The Watercolor Challenge is lanterns and the gallery is so striking filled with glowing lanterns in a snowy blue sky!
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I usually de-tack mine a bit by sticking it to my jeans a couple of times. 
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