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July 23, 2008



Happy Blogday to YOU!
Your celebration candy is super sweet. Count me in. I just love the stamp set and of course all the extra goodies.
I use drywell tape for mesh. You can change the colors with reinkers or ink.
Thanks for a change.

Mrs. L

Happy Blogiversary! I think first blogiversarys are always the best.

I would say my cat would be non-traditional. Since her cat hair seems to end up under tape, tabs, on photos....


Thanks for chance to win. I use bodies from my junk mail and magazine ads, and put my family and friends head's on them. It is very popular, funny, and cheap! I call them my Bobble Head cards....You can also switch out a mother's head and a child's head in a photograph, making, for example the mother being held by the baby, just by switching the heads....same for sons and dads in photographs...

Michelle Bell

Happy Birthday!

My first thought was drywall tape but since several people already said that I'll give you another one. I don't use bone folders anymore, I use the Pampered Chef scrapper for there stones.

Miss Iowa

Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad I found your blog. It's thrilling to know that someone as talented as you lives in my town!

As for untraditional items. Hmmm. I once used a "bosher" that freaked everybody out! LOL. I use a nail file from Sally Beauty Supply to distress edges. I'm saving some old overalls buckles and some bling off an old headband for some future cards.


I guess 'necessity is the mother of invention' is true. I use a flexible cutting board (it was sold in a three pack-one for veggies, one for meats, one for ?), sanding block from an previous refinishing project, xacto-knife from around the house, and all the old buttons, trims, lace that I can find; oh and medical supplies -- that's a biggie, especially guaze for texture/netting. Thanks for all your inspiration, cause otherwise all this 'stuff' would just stay in the junk drawers where it all started!!!


Happy Blog day - I love your stuff. The non traditional item I use the most is silver sticky backed metallic tape that my hubby bought to mend flashing on the roof - it dry embosses so beautifully


Happy blog birthday!
One of my favorite non-traditional supplies is a Pampered chef scraper, which I use to score with and to distress with!

Anne P

Hi Steph, Congratulations on your blogiversary - it's a great date - I share my birthday with your blog! I love to try and extend the boundaries of what I can use in my cards - probably my most non-traditional (and cheapest) item would be the year I made Chistmas cards with a Hero Arts Cardinal, and I embossed a little twig with gold embossing powder for each card for the bird to perch on - those cards looked so cool! The twigs were so easy to emboss as well: I just rolled them over an old, discoloured versamark stamp pad and the embossing powder stuck beautifully to it.
Hugs, Anne


Happy Blog birthday! My favorite thing I use is heat tape the plumbers use, I like to emboss it in my cuttlebug and then use rubbing paste over it. I found something new this week and haven't used it yet, it is little black eyes. They look like mini black dew drops. I can't wait to use them. Thank you for the chance to win some yummy candy.

Jayne Kroh

Congratulations on your blogversary! What fun! My favorite non-traditional supplies would be anything from the hardware store. Like painting supplies. They're so much cheaper than stuff that says "stamping". Thanks for sharing.

Lisa From RI

Happy Blog Birthday from of my favorite things to use is router tape...if there is a special card that I do not want to come apart in the mailing, I use router it!!!!

June Houck

Oh, I've been wanting those very cupcake stamps! I have no cupcake stamps, but I do have a sentiment stamp that says,"Have your cupcake and eat it too." So you see, I need to win :)

My non-trditional item is some grey foam tubing I found in the plumbing department at Home Depot. It is perfect to use to paint circles! I cut off a 2" strip, and when it gets too gunky, I toss it and cut another! I am still on the original package, and probably will never need to buy another. I doubt it cost more than $2 too. I mostly use it when "painting" with my Lumiere paints.

cindy royal

Wow.. the winner of that candy will be thrilled! Let's see.. I can't think of anything other than the drywall mesh tape .. its perfect because its adhesive and it is white so it can be colored with ink or markers easily.

Amy C

Congrats on your 1 year blog-birthday!! My one non-traditional scrapbooking tool is the extra sanding disks that my husband has out in his garage.

mary puskar

Well a happy b-day and thanks so much for offering such awesome candy. Husbands make good random # generators! I use a nail file all the time for distressing edges, filing chipboard down, all sorts of things. Please pick me!


Linda Peterson

Bubble wrap--ink it and then press it onto cardstock--great background. Congratulatons on a great blogging year!
Linda Peterson


Happy Blog Birthday!!! WOW those are alot of posts and a ton of comments - Congratulations! I just recently started this blog and have to say that it is so fun and darn addictive!
I think my most non-traditional item is gift wrap -- i love the colors, the variety, and the different textures.
Best wishes to you!!! and hope you are having a great blogaversary!


I used some dry wall mesh tape on my son's birthday card to look like a net for a fishing scene. He loved it. I really like the Hero Arts clear sets.

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com


I really like to use watercolor and chalk on my cards and scrapbook pages. Happy birthday!


Happy Blogaversary! You have done very well. Congratulations!


Heather Summers

I like to use make-up applicator sponges for distressing. Happy Blog Birthday


Congrats on all the hits! What sweet candy...I'd love to win those cupcakes!! My fave "non-traditional" item would be that I cut up a kitchen sponge (brand-new, of course!)into small pieces, and use them to sponge the edges of cards...for the distressed look. Pick me, "hubby"!!
~Brenda H.


Happy blog birthday to you :-)

I dismantle a dividers and use it to glue little punchies or to prich little holes.
I use it every day and i love this tool.


Oh WOWZERS!!! CoNgRaTs to YOU!!
What YUMMY candy!!
Hmmm....I really can't think of a non-trad item...

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