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maslex 07-18-2017 11:13 AM

How can it be? UGH !!!
 
I know we've all been here before. But how in God's green earth can you sit at your desk and lose a stamp. I haven't moved in 2 hrs!!! And I always (ok, usually lol) use a stamp, then put it RIGHT BACK in it's case. For some reason, I don't think I did that this time. I was using Sunny Studio's Holiday Style (stamping the Christmas ornament). I was trying to figure out which two colors would work good together. Well, I cannot for the life of me find the little crescent piece that stamps on top of the ornament to give it that two toned look. I have torn that desk apart, looked through the trash, in the stamp case, everywhere. I just want to jump off the nearest cliff. LOL I mean, I stamped 3 different colored ornaments using the ball shape, then used the crescent shape to make the shading on two of the ornaments. After that, I have no idea where that piece went. The entire card is all finished except that one lonely ornament doesn't have it's shading. I mean, if I don't find it come the end of November, I will definitely still send out the 12 cards that I made since it was a very time consuming card but man, I know it'll drive me nuts knowing that it's not COMPLETELY finished, know what I mean?

cnsteele 07-18-2017 11:56 AM

I have been there, too! One time I forgot I had put it on the other side of a clear block (I had a clear stamp on each side of the same block), another time I found the stamp stuck to the bottom of a card, and another time it fell into our very shaggy carpet but I walked on the stamp and felt it.

Some women here have posted they found stamps in their bras (which gave me a good laugh!).


I will say a stamper's prayer that you find it!

lindylou1220 07-18-2017 01:51 PM

Did you look on your inkpads or on your paper packs that may have been nearby? I've had stamps stick to both of those surfaces.

bjeans 07-18-2017 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by lindylou1220 (Post 21500786)
Did you look on your inkpads or on your paper packs that may have been nearby? I've had stamps stick to both of those surfaces.

And any packaging of anything! Good luck.

buggainok 07-18-2017 03:07 PM

Could you possibly use coordinating markers to hand draw a crescent shape on the unfinished ones? Might be worth a try if you don't find the stamp.:)

whim6915 07-18-2017 03:10 PM

I once found a tiny stamp sticking to the back of my arm about 3 hours after I gave up looking.:rolleyes:

UnderstandBlue 07-18-2017 03:48 PM

Oh the struggle is real. Took me a YEAR to find a photopolymer stamp that was stuck to some random object. But also....

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gregzgurl 07-18-2017 03:53 PM

I loved the Borrowers "back in the day"...!

Look in your hair, if it's long-ish. I looked for several hours for a tiny sentiment that had hitched a ride before I saw it swinging in front of me...

Paula in GA 07-18-2017 04:15 PM

I often find lost bits in my folders that are on my desk.

Dorthy 07-18-2017 04:57 PM

I have found stamps on my pants, on the top of my stamp case, and in with my embellishments. Hope you find yourself soon.

maslex 07-18-2017 05:55 PM

Yep, I looked on the papers on the desk, ink pads, my Misti that I was using, the tape runner, my clothes, the scrubber, you name it. I'm gonna go back down there tomorrow and look with fresh eyes.

I am sure it's right in front of my face but I'm done for today. On to tomorrow. :rolleyes:

wavejumper 07-18-2017 06:24 PM

I loved the Borrowers too. :) We also have the South Park Underpants Elves who dont stop with underpants btw.

I wish you luck. That kind of thing makes me NUTS. Of course it happens with more than just stamps. LOL


Then there is the reverse...I will suddenly find one of the TINY Lawn Fawn hearts....I didnt even use it-it just fell off it's perch. Good luck figuring out which set it came from! So I have a home for orphan tiny stamps.

maslex 07-19-2017 04:05 AM

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Originally Posted by wavejumper (Post 21500914)
I loved the Borrowers too. :) We also have the South Park Underpants Elves who dont stop with underpants btw.

I wish you luck. That kind of thing makes me NUTS. Of course it happens with more than just stamps. LOL


Then there is the reverse...I will suddenly find one of the TINY Lawn Fawn hearts....I didnt even use it-it just fell off it's perch. Good luck figuring out which set it came from! So I have a home for orphan tiny stamps.



Right. I have a small "thank you " stamp and I have no idea on what set it goes to. I am 95% Christmas/Winter stamps but I do have 1-2 thank you sets, a birthday set and 1-2 floral sets. And that thank you stamp does not belong to either of those. No idea where it came from.

fionna51 07-19-2017 06:18 AM

I found a small clear stamp on the bottom of one of my plastic drawers. And it had been opened and closed many times before I found that stamp. I thought it was gone forever! I probably set the drawer down briefly and it stuck.

Rachelrose 07-19-2017 11:41 AM

In the meantime, perhaps contact the company and tell them your story (all those Christmas cards wah wah). Some will replace a lost stamp from a set. PTI did that for me, twice.

And if they do, you'll of course find your missing stamp the moment it arrives.;)!

Annecards 07-19-2017 07:17 PM

This is so ridiculous and embarrassing. So I'm coloring away today with my Faber Castell watercolor pencils, and they would not blend when wetted! After fretting over the dilemma I found myself in, I finally realized I had used my Polychromos pencils by accident. :rolleyes:

Kate Stamps 07-19-2017 08:42 PM

Look on the bottom of your Misti. I have found lost items there.

AussieJenny 07-20-2017 12:46 AM

definitely an Ugh moment there...

hoptownracer1 07-20-2017 11:22 PM

I hope you find it! I have lost a couple of cat stamps and a "handmade by" stamp. Hope it turns up!

southgirl 07-21-2017 05:34 AM

How about buying a new die with tiny ones with it, taking it out of the pkg. and making one cut. Then vanish. I checked the trash cleaned up my work area....argh!!!!!

southgirl 07-22-2017 05:52 AM

Right after I posted this. Accepted the fact that the dies were gone I found them. In my book on the magnetic sheet where they belong. I checked that book 3 or more times.

bjeans 07-22-2017 06:00 AM

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Originally Posted by southgirl (Post 21502584)
Right after I posted this. Accepted the fact that the dies were gone I found them. In my book on the magnetic sheet where they belong. I checked that book 3 or more times.

Like cats, hiding in plain sight. Glad you found them.


Beth

bdeyes9 07-22-2017 06:07 AM

I am the Queen of losing stamps!! Make sure you check any waded up paper towels.
Go thru your trash again. look very carefully at every little bit. Then if possible hang on to your trash till you find the stamp. Check the edges of your table under your table, and on the legs check the sides of your waste basket too.
Hope you find it!!!
Bev

jeannemlehrman 07-22-2017 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by southgirl (Post 21502584)
Right after I posted this. Accepted the fact that the dies were gone I found them. In my book on the magnetic sheet where they belong. I checked that book 3 or more times.

YAY....

stampin stacy 07-23-2017 05:24 AM

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Gremlins or a crafty ghost!?!?


Glad you found them. If it makes you feel any better that happens to me too.

wavejumper 07-23-2017 05:14 PM

5 days later...any luck? (Keeping fingers crossed).

If not...maybe to just get past this card...can you trace/cut that crescent out of a piece of copy paper or heavy vellum and use like a stencil?

maslex 07-24-2017 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by wavejumper (Post 21503534)
5 days later...any luck? (Keeping fingers crossed).

If not...maybe to just get past this card...can you trace/cut that crescent out of a piece of copy paper or heavy vellum and use like a stencil?

Unfortunately, not yet. I'm not giving up hope just yet. I have a few things to do today (packing for a 3 week road trip) so if I can get some extra time, I'd like to go down there again and continue this search. I have kept the two trash bags that are down there, I plan on going through them yet again. I WILL find this stamp LOL

maslex 11-30-2017 01:43 AM

Well, it's 4 months later and I still have not found my stamp :(

We cleaned out and moved around the basement this past weekend (it's where my craft area is) and no such luck.


So I contected Sunny Studios (where I bought the stamp set from) and they are sending me the piece that I am missing. I'm so grateful that I do not have to buy the whole entire set again just for one piece.


:mrgreen:

gregzgurl 11-30-2017 06:01 AM

Well that's a good news/bad news ending, isn't it? Sorry you never found the one that was AWOL, but glad Sunny Studios is helping you out! ;)

wavejumper 11-30-2017 03:41 PM

That's great of Sunny Studios! :)

cardmaker2 11-30-2017 04:47 PM

Murphy’s law dictates that it will turn up within a half hour of you receiving the new one... then you will have 2 haha :)

maslex 12-01-2017 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by cardmaker2 (Post 21575496)
Murphy’s law dictates that it will turn up within a half hour of you receiving the new one... then you will have 2 haha :)

Funny you say that, because I was thinking the same thing yesterday LOL

fionna51 12-01-2017 06:00 AM

I couldn't find my Paper Smooches "Merry Kissmoose" sentiment a couple of weeks ago. I had it out and looked everywhere. But still no go. I DID buy the set again. I know the stamp will turn up, since Murphy lives in my craftroom.

fionna51 12-01-2017 06:05 AM

However...

What do you do when you find a stamp and have no clue what set it belongs to? It was in the water dish I dump my stamps in to wash after using. I must have missed it when I took them all out and rinsed.

Of course it is small, well, very small. That's how it got missed. I suppose I will go through my index and see if I can find it. Right now it is securely stuck to the outside of my MISTI lid...and very clean!

sthoeny 12-01-2017 05:13 PM

I'm constantly asking myself "how is this possible!??!" As in I just lost another stamp. One time my then 2 year old was crafting with me, and an entire stamp set disappeared, I found it months later stuck to the underside of the table, right where she had put it. :grin: I'm still missing another CTMH set, I have one of the stamps and the sentiment and the case that it came in, but no backer sheet. I have no idea what happened to it, it's been gone about 7-8 years. Good luck finding your stamp.

cardmaker2 12-01-2017 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by fionna51 (Post 21575765)
However...

What do you do when you find a stamp and have no clue what set it belongs to? It was in the water dish I dump my stamps in to wash after using. I must have missed it when I took them all out and rinsed.

Of course it is small, well, very small. That's how it got missed. I suppose I will go through my index and see if I can find it. Right now it is securely stuck to the outside of my MISTI lid...and very clean!



I know, right!? I found a tiny heart stamp a few weeks ago that I have never seen before!! No clue ... Murphy has a roommate in my craft room. What shall we name the gremlin that makes things appear? :)

hultenlk 12-02-2017 05:48 AM

What great customer service from Sunny Studios. I once found a missing stamp lodged in my Cuttlebug. No idea how it got there or how I kept just rolling things through, but there you go....

BashfulStamper 12-02-2017 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by cardmaker2 (Post 21576189)
I know, right!? I found a tiny heart stamp a few weeks ago that I have never seen before!! No clue ... Murphy has a roommate in my craft room. What shall we name the gremlin that makes things appear? :)

I personally think that it's gremlins that make things disappear, and the Good Stamp Fairy that makes them appear. :D

piecesandpom 12-02-2017 03:07 PM

I lost three sticky-backed pins for a craft fair. I searched all the baskets, buckets for 2 weeks to no avail. As I was packing up from today's fair (where I had hoped my sister could also wear one as we shared a booth) they miraculously reappeared. Gremlins and fairies for sure!

hoptownracer1 12-04-2017 03:40 PM

That is so nice of Sunny Studios to help you out! I feel your pain! My problem is not finding where I put stuff. I put things where I think I will remember them and then can't find them. I try to use see-through containers and labels to help, but still have days I can't find things. Sometimes I have them on my pile on the craft table! Some days they are right in front of me, and I still don't see them! :roll:


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