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Forum: Favorites Forum 04-12-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 625
Posted By MelanHelen
Thank you so much to Katchoo1 for choosing my...

Thank you so much to Katchoo1 for choosing my SC897 Foiled Alcohol Ink and Dragonflies as a favorite. I feel honored among so many beautiful cards! And thanks to Karen (k dunbrook) for giving me the...
Forum: Card Sketches 04-06-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By MelanHelen
Loved this sketch! Sue28's Brusho Butterfly...

Loved this sketch! Sue28's Brusho Butterfly sample for the challenge inspired me to pull out an old foiled alcohol ink background.

SC897 Foiled Alcohol Ink and Dragonflies...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-04-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,890
Posted By MelanHelen
Thanks so much for responding, lindsaymay (the...

Thanks so much for responding, lindsaymay (the frugal crafter). As someone who works in the crafting business, I trust your take on the subject.

And I do hope that annie* is right about 2020 and...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-03-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,890
Posted By MelanHelen
The issue as I understand it with Aliexpress is...

The issue as I understand it with Aliexpress is that they directly copy designs from the companies that designed them, so designers don't get paid and in some cases the companies go out of business....
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-03-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,890
Posted By MelanHelen
That’s interesting, Pippin. I know both Ardyth...

That’s interesting, Pippin. I know both Ardyth Percy-Robb of SCS and YouTube and Amy Rysavy (YouTube’s Prairie Paper & Ink) are Canadian. I wonder if they have tips for Canadian crafters.
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-03-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,890
Posted By MelanHelen
The thing is, trends change, and if I get out of...

The thing is, trends change, and if I get out of the habit of going to your store when my craft has fallen to #6 or #7, who’s to say I’ll come back when it comes around again?
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-03-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,890
Posted By MelanHelen
I discovered recently that an acquaintance is a...

I discovered recently that an acquaintance is a papercrafter and she has told me about an LSS I’d never heard of (we’ve lost a bunch like everyone else). She’s told me they’ll special order things...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-03-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,890
Posted By MelanHelen
I think younger "influencers" like Simon Hurley...

I think younger "influencers" like Simon Hurley are important to keeping papercrafting going into the next generation. I was a cardmaker for several years in the '90s and then stopped -- I can...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 08-03-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,890
Posted By MelanHelen
Surprised to hear some Michael’s are charging...

Surprised to hear some Michael’s are charging shipping to pick up in store. I did a couple of orders that way and didn’t have to pay shipping.

Also, yesterday I was shopping for a particular thing...
Forum: Christmas Cards 12-26-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,073
Posted By MelanHelen
<div>Love all the suggestions for 2021,...

<div>Love all the suggestions for 2021, especially Use Your Scraps—as I type I’m looking at a huge pile too pretty to throw away that I know would make lovely cards.</div><br><div>Thanks for doing...
Forum: Favorites Forum 02-21-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,580
Posted By MelanHelen
Thank you so much to TLady for choosing my...

Thank you so much to TLady for choosing my "Baroque Birthday" card as a favorite. Your kindness made my week! And thank you JayBee for notifying me!
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-08-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,607
Posted By MelanHelen
Sorry not to quote anyone -- my tablet is being...

Sorry not to quote anyone -- my tablet is being difficult. Bjeans, thanks for the Tim Holtz link with him demoing the embossing glazes-- I saw that video and was interested, but Tim's style is fun...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 02-06-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,607
Posted By MelanHelen
<div></div><div>There are so many things I wanted...

<div></div><div>There are so many things I wanted from Creativation, BUT!&nbsp; Like others, I have many things I've bought because I watched someone's YouTube video and then I've never used...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 01-02-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,920
Posted By MelanHelen
You've all inspired me! I love to do different...

You've all inspired me! I love to do different card folds, and when I make cards for multiple people to sign I make either 5 x 7 or 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, but I only made one long card years ago. I love the...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 12-31-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,286
Posted By MelanHelen
Glad to hear it's not only me! I did a craft...

Glad to hear it's not only me! I did a craft fair in early December, and because of past experience I let the cards I put drops on sit out for two weeks or more. I used very small drops. I put the...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 11-06-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,543
Posted By MelanHelen
wavejumper: I only have a laminator, but you...

wavejumper:

I only have a laminator, but you should be aware that the Gemini Foil Press (and there are others like it) doesn't work the same as the laminator/Minc, and it uses different foil. ...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-22-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,015
Posted By MelanHelen
Thanks for the videos, bjeans. I've seen the...

Thanks for the videos, bjeans. I've seen the Scrapbook.com one but not the other one, so I'm looking forward to seeing that one. I haven't had a chance to play with my domed sponges again after the...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-05-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,015
Posted By MelanHelen
Thanks, bjeans, for posting about your technique....

Thanks, bjeans, for posting about your technique. I never heard about the wheelie technique and will try it. You had much better results than I did. I'll definitely try this next time!
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-05-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,015
Posted By MelanHelen
I used my new domed foam blenders the other...

I used my new domed foam blenders the other night. Like anything else, there is a learning curve. They are much firmer than the Ranger foams, and I found the Distress Oxide ink I was using didn't...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-01-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,015
Posted By MelanHelen
Oh, that sounds wonderful! I've shredded more...

Oh, that sounds wonderful! I've shredded more than one of the Ranger ones pulling them off the Velcro.
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 10-01-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,015
Posted By MelanHelen
I bought a bunch of these after seeing the demo...

I bought a bunch of these after seeing the demo on YouTube, but haven't had a chance to try them yet. I figured the easy storage would be a problem, but I think these will be a game changer! I love...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 09-26-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,316
Posted By MelanHelen
OT on problems with the Stamp Platform, but does...

OT on problems with the Stamp Platform, but does anyone know why the Stamp Platform is being sold in the US again? I know in 2018 MSP and Tonic settled their lawsuit, and the Stamp Platform wasn't...
Forum: General Stamping Talk 04-30-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,540
Posted By MelanHelen
I have only lost two dies so far. The first was...

I have only lost two dies so far. The first was a butterfly body from my one and only butterfly set at the time. It went on sale at Joann's and I got a new one. A week later I opened up my...
Forum: Tool & Product Talk 04-25-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,611
Posted By MelanHelen
Thanks for all this info! After discovering the...

Thanks for all this info! After discovering the Cuttlebug had been discontinued (last week, when I went to buy new B plates to replace my battle-scarred war vets) I actually just bought two sets of...
Forum: Favorites Forum 03-11-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,486
Posted By MelanHelen
Thanks so much to Janine (Jay_Bee) for selecting...

Thanks so much to Janine (Jay_Bee) for selecting my Marbled Birdie Birthday as a favorite this week! So kind. Your cards are always an inspiration to me.

And thanks so much to Nancy for...
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