Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Yesterday I had my 6 month check up at my oncologist. He said everything looks good. So...to celebrate 6 months CA Free and my 3 month blog anniversary I have some blog candy.

Just leave me a comment and tell me your best stamping tip. Since I am still pretty new at this I love tips. I was so excited to learn baby wipes make good stamp cleaners. Those kinds of things. I will pick a winner on Saturday Morning. Good Luck!!!

I didn't post anything yesterday because the trip to my doctor takes all day and I was exhaused. So, I am off to create something tonight.

I guess I should mention -- I had uterine CA--no treatments necessary thank goodness!!!
Ladies---get your yearly check ups!!!! And mention any changes in your body. My tests were normal. I got lucky and had a great doctor who really listened to what I was saying and didn't call it menopause!

Thanks for coming

Inky Hugs~ Mauna
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Deb Neerman said...

Glad to hear about your happy 6 mos. check-up.

My fav tip is to ink up my stamp with watermark/embossing ink, then ink up with your regular ink, then heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Your embossing will always match your ink and your project!

Being the first to comment is the kiss of death, lolol! But thanks for the chance anyway!

Cindy said...

I'm too new to offer any tips, other than to enjoy doing it. Have fun and don't stress over things not coming together the way you expect.

sandyh50 said...

Congrats on a good checkup! WAy to go. I was thrilled with the baby wipes when I learned about them. And right now I am so thrilled to have bought a cropodile and don't have to use that awful eyelet setter anymore. Cropadiles rock!!


Stampin Cats said...

Great news from the doctor.

I did not realize how many uses there is for the scor-pal. Another must have like the crop a dile. It's just not for scoring cards, it can make some great patterns on cards stock. Sometimes a cards just needs a little something extra and a couple scoring lines can do the trick.

Bunny B said...

Wow! Great news :) Glad you're CA free! I'm sorry I don't have a tip for you. I'm even greener than you.
Take care!

Linda said...

Congratulations!!What a relief for you!!
Linda Peterson

Annelies said...

My tip is to check challenge blogs (papertake weekly challenge, page plans, caardvarks, etc.) It's really fun and it often inspires me to use new techniques or stamps that I haven't touched in ages.
Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

scfranson said...

Way to go, what good news !! I'm also a cancer survivor, I had cervical cancer at age 19 and I'm 50 now. Keep your chin up. Best tip: use a disposable paint edger as a stamp scrubber..cheap, easy, disposable!

Stephanie said...

congratulations on the great check up.. I have to agree with doing the challenges out there, I am pretty new to this and they help me so much.

sandie994 said...

Congrats on your good check-up. One good tip is to keep a black Micron pen handy to fill in lines if they don't stamp completely.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your great check-up! I keep an unwanted mail order catalog handy to do my gluing on. Just rip off the page and you're ready for the next bit of gluing with a clean page. I NEVER run out of catalogs.


Anonymous said...

So glad your 6 mth check up went well!! My favorite tip would be working with a stampa ma jig..it helps so much line up the stamps perfectly each time. Thanks so much for the chance to win.


Nancy Riley said...

Mauna, I can't think of a better reason to celebrate! Although we've never met in person, I can tell you are just lovin' life, my friend! It is a priviledge to "know you" through cyberspace!

One of my favorite tips ... for solid image stamps, use the sanding block on the rubber to rough it up. It will "take" to the ink better, and will stamp the bold image so-o-o much nicer!

Regina Cornelius said...

congrats on your check up - that is great!!!!

my tip of the week i sto put your embossing powders in small sandwich sized plastic boxes (ziploc or glad) and spoon your powder on over the container....no mess! want two tips? color your tracks of you coluzzle cutter with sharpie markers ( i use a different color for each size) it makes the cutting easier!


Jess said...

congratulations on 6 months! My tip would be to try challenges (like SCS weekly/daily or other stampers' blog challenges.) They force you to try new things, new color combos, layouts, card folds, and just to think out of the box. It helps get you out of a rut sometimes, or just increases your "tool box." Happy stamping!

Kerry Davis said...

I use Staz-On A LOT, and of course my stamps get stained from it. Well, I've found that using those little alcohol prep pads (like for injections) take it ALL off - even it it's been there a while. You can get a box of 100 of them in the first aid section at Walmart for just over a buck...
Thanks for the chance at your blog candy!

Traci said...

Congratulations on being cancer free for 6 months and the 3 month ann of your su biz. I am not a demo, just a huge fan of the product.

My fav tip is to go over your new clear stamps with an old fashioned pink eraser. This gives the surface a little tooth and removes a residue left by the manufacturing process so you get a better stamped image. You can do the same thing to your regular rubber stamps with a fine sanding block, such as the one SU sells.

Sunni said...

Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to say how excited for you I am 1st that you are doing so well. Bless you. 2nd that your learning about stamping, that is so exciting. I have only been doing this for a year and a half and in the middle of April I joined SU. I am loving it.
My favorite tip is never stamp on just a hard surface, always have a pad under your work you get a better impression of your stamp.
Hugs and again Congrats,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news!!!!! You go girl!!!!!
My newest tip would be to ink the embossing folder for the cuttlebug before putting your paper in. It gives a great new dimension and you can use more than one color of ink. Make sure to wash ink off the embossing folder right away to prevent staining.