I Can’t Get Enough of This…and March MPP Alternative

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick stop by here for me today.  I’ve got several things I want to share before my husband and I are off to buy bathroom fixtures, etc for our upcoming bathroom remodel.  Our home was built in 1975 and nothing has ever been done in the main bathroom.  It is 40 years old and the bathroom is very dated.  The toilette no longer flushes properly, the porcelain in the tub is worn so it always looks dirty, and the sink and vanity counter top are worn as well.  I’ve been wanting to re-do it since we moved in 15 years ago, but I am not the type of person that is willing to go into debt to make home improvements.  I believe that if I can’t save the money and pay cash for what I want done, then it won’t get done.  🙂

As the title of this post says, I CAN NOT get enough of the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper and coordinating stamp set and framelits die (Botanical Builder Framelits & Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set). Or the colors.  I LOVE all of these colors together.  Using all of my current favorite things, I created this note card set with pizza-style box.

Botanical Blooms Notecards - 5I also used the  Sale-a-Bration Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum that is only available until midnight on March 31st with a $50.00 order.  The neat thing is, you can bundle the designer series paper, Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and the framelits for $51.75 plus tax and S/H, and you will  qualify for the vellum stack in the current Sale-a-Bration catalog.  The item number for the bundle is 140819. But like I said, the vellum is only available until midnight on March 31st.

Here are some photos of each individual notecard.

Botanical Blooms Notecard - 4

Botanical Blooms Notecard - 3

Botanical Blooms Notecard - 2

Botanical Blooms Notecard - 1

And the box…

Botanical Blooms Notecard Pizza Box

If you place an order on my online store, I will send you the instructions for the box…FREE…as well.  So that would be two things FREE.  Be sure to include your email with your order so I can send you the pdf and directions for the box.

As for the March Paper Pumpkin, I came up with an alternative card using some of the things that were intended for the gift card holders.  I don’t usually give gift cards unless it’s Christmas, but I need a lot of birthday cards lately, because I have taken the #imbringingbirthdaysback challenge.  Here it is!

MarchMPP

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

Josie2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GiGi Microwave Tweezeless Wax ™ Really Works

One would assume that as one grew older the propensity to do dumb things would diminish. Wouldn’t one?  Unfortunately, that is not always true.  The fault is perhaps in the “assuming”.  A wise person once told me never to assume as when one assumes one makes an ass out of you and me (ass-u-me).  Today not only did I assume something, but I also did a dumb thing.

I am here to tell you that the product GiGi Microwave Tweezeless Wax ™ facial hair remover really works.  Here is how I know.  First, a little background information.

My friends and family (and some of you that have been following me) know that this past May I retired after 21 years of teaching. In addition, you know that when an individual retires he/she must learn to live with less discretionary income.  I began to make this transition of learning to live with less about a year ago.  I took stock in what I spent every month and reset my priorities.  No longer able to afford monthly trips to the salon and day spa for various services, I figured out which of these services I could do at home on my own. I also decided which I could live without (although I did not think it was possible to live without any of them), and which I still needed to pay another to do for me.

The two things that made the pay-someone-else-to-do list were the manicures and monthly hair color and cut visits to the salon.

The do-myself-items were  pedicures and eyebrow and lip waxes.

A trip to Sally Beauty Supply ™ solved the problem of facial hair removal. I purchased a box of GiGi Hair Removal Cream for the face with calming balm for use on my face for the price of one of the previously mentioned services.  I would be saving a lot of money because one box of this stuff afforded me with multiple uses.

When I got it home the directions said to keep it away from your eyes, so I decided not to use it on my eyebrows. I continued to pluck my eyebrows with tweezers, but I decided I like the look and feel of my skin after an eyebrow wax.  Not wanting to spend the money to go to the salon, I made another trip to Sally Beauty Supply ™.  Herein lays my first mistake.  I purchased a box of GiGi Microwave Tweezeless Wax ™ facial hair remover.

I read the waxing directions  and decided to put it off for a while. I was concerned with burning myself if I made the wax too hot and applying it strictly to the skin below my eyebrows.  I did not want to be eyebrow-less.  I have to wear my glasses when I pluck my eyebrows with tweezers, and I was wondering how that would work when applying hair removal wax.

As I stepped out of the shower this morning, I decided it was time to for an eyebrow and lip wax.

I applied the hair removal cream to my top lip, waited the required amount of time, wiped it off with a damp washrag and my lip was done. It was as simple as the directions made it sound. Next on the agenda were the eyebrows.  I decided to give the tweezeless wax a go.  Herein lays my second mistake.

I heated the container of wax in 15-second increments as the package instructions state. I made sure the wax wasn’t too thin, because that meant it would be too hot.  I was going for that creamy consistency the directions said I wanted.  When I thought it was ready, I applied the wax to the skin below my right eyebrow.  I didn’t wear my glasses.  I figured they would just get in the way.  After applying the wax, I thought, “This isn’t too bad.  You did a good job keeping it off the eyebrow and only on the skin.  Do the other one.”

As I was applying the wax below my left eyebrow, I whispered to myself, “Careful…careful…careful…Awww Sh………….!”

I worked quickly to remove the wax before it hardened completely.

Let me just say, that GiGi Microwave Tweezeless Wax ™ facial hair remover really works!

My husband thinks I changed my hair style. 🙂

For today’s creation, I used some of my left-over supplies from October’s My Paper Pumpkin Kit.  So I don’t need to tell you that this card was super easy and quick to make.

October PP Thanksgiving

Hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

Josie2