I’m just itchin’ to see the Stampin’ Up! “Last Chance” list that will be posted tomorrow! Time to get our favorite SU items before they’re gone for good, June 30th! I will also get some sneak peaks of the new hostess sets – can’t wait!
I came across a cute document tonight that I thought you’d get a kick out of. For those of you I’ve met, I’m sure you’ve heard my warning “Stamping is an addiction!!! There is NO cure!!! But I am here for you, 24-7! If you need a paper fix – I’m your girl. Need a shot of ink? Call me anytime. Got the shakes for some more Dazzling Diamonds? I’ll set you up.” Sure enough, y’all come back and tell me how addicted to stamping you’ve truly become – and you can’t blame ME. I warned ya! Having said all that, here’s the “12 Steps of Stamping” recovery program:
12 STEPS OF STAMPING
1.We admitted that we are powerless over stamps and our lives have become crazed with rubbah and we will always be flat broke, with no nest egg in site.
2.We have come to believe that no one is really ever going to be able to restore us to sanity and we don’t really want them to.
3.We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to all things associated with the rubbah.
4.We made a searching and fearless inventory of our stamping supplies, only to discover that we do need more ribbon, even though we need to store it at our neighbors house (non-stamper, so she won’t touch the stuff).
5.We admitted to the world the exact nature of our wrongs and can only surmise that our only wrongs are not having enough matching brads and every coloring tool on the market.
6.We were entirely ready to make sure no one removed any so-called defects of character, as any defects are usually related to lack of stamps, either rubber or acrylic.
7.We humbly asked our friends and family to never remove our shortcomings concerning stamping, as this is purely ridiculous. Stamping is a shortcoming?
8.We made a list of all persons we have harmed by not sending them a card to brighten their day, and have become willing to make amends to them all by making more cards with daily trips to the post office and having loads of stamps handy at home, with our own personal weighing machine to handle bulky cards.
9.Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others (by giving them papercuts to their fingers when opening envelopes and handling cards, or when they throw the card out and thus, strain an arm muscle, in which case, they deserve this injury).
10.Continued to take stamping inventory and when we were not low at all, promptly admitted we needed to get even more stuff, including the newest Cropadile which can reach 6″ across a 12″ piece of cardstock.
11.Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our stamping skills, praying for more knowledge of all things rubbah and for the power to carry out more challenges on SCS, including giving more comments.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we try to carry this message to anyone who will listen to us, to get them to stamp too, and to practice these principles when we finally quit surfing SCS, in order to actually stamp something.