Hello stampers and happy new year to you all! Today I am going to show you how to save money with this quick and easy hack. All over the world inflation is record high, so any way to save money to extend the life of your products will be welcome I am sure. What you will need to use this simple trick is 90% or higher isopropyl alcohol. This product is readily available in drugstores or in large supermarkets. You can also get it on Amazon here and hav some little bottles to share with your friends.
Video Tutorial on How to Save Money
Simply watch this short video and you will see how I refilled both my Wink of Stella and my Blends. It is handy to have either a pipette or a little bottle like this one that I used to do my Blown Alcohol Technique that you can see here.
A Note of Caution
If your Blends are too far gone then they are beyond repair. The thing is, you won’t know until you use your tweezers to remove the tip. After you have removed the tip, lay it aside. Add three drops of reinker and then three drops of isopropyl alcohol. At this point you carefully put the tip back into your Blends alcohol marker using either your tweezers or your bare fingers. If the tip is still in good shape then this happens easily. If it is light and frayed and “squishy” then it will not work. See the photo below comparing a “bad” tip with a good one.
Saleabration Begins on Thursday!!
Did you know that saleabration begins on Thursday? This year it is only for January and February. As always you can choose free items with either a $60 purchase or a $120 purchase. There is also a fantastic deal on the starter kit. This year there are three options. One of them includes a Boho Blue mini Stampin’ Cut’n’Emboss Machine. Check out the photo below! I hope that if you live either in Europe or in Canada that you will consider joining my team. Let the fun (and the training!) begin. Whatever your goals and dreams, there is a warm and welcome space waiting just for YOU>
If you live in Europe, here are the prices for you, both in pounds and in euros.
A Personal Note
First of all, thanks for joining me again today. I know it has been a long time since I have written a blog post. I flew home to Canada on December 1 to spend four weeks with my family, friends, team and customers. It was jam-packed with lots of fun and meaningful and precious moments. I am so very thankful that I can travel back and forth to be with them. The snuggles with all my grandchildren at their first Christmas concert swelled my heart to bursting with gratitude. Hugging my little mama in her kitchen was also so beautiful. We played lots of games together, I made her favourite cream of broccoli soup and brought her Christmas baking including nanaimo bars that I make with her recipe. We had three customer events and a memorable team retreat, Wow!
Christmas Day brought with it unexpected grief with the sudden death of my beloved Oom Stoffel. He died while having an angiogram done. The blessing in this is that he died a relatively pain-free death and was able to live in his own home until the very end. I would never have thought that he would go home to heaven in the same year as his dear brother, Pap. I was able to fly back in time to be a pallbearer for his funeral and to give a eulogy on behalf of the Canadian branch of the Boot family. A bittersweet joy. Pap now has one brother left, Oom Johan who is 91. He looks just like Pap, except with blue eyes!
Hug your loved ones, make time for them and never take them for granted! Have a super day and hope to see you again soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out my YouTube channel and subscribe if you haven’t already done so. That is where all the action is!!