Mar 29, 2016

Get Rich Stamping -- It Could Happen


True Story

Like thousands of stampers, I bought the MISTI.  And, the magnets crashed into each other and broke because I did not realize that these magnets are weapons of death masquerading as a craft supply. So, I went to Home Depot to buy magnets and they were out. And the Home Depot guy said to me:

"What's up with these magnets?  All of a sudden we can't keep them in stock."

Later that week, I went to a local art supply store because I like to support the economy, and noticed that the Copic markers are now locked up. So I asked about that, and the Art Supply Store lady said to me:

"We didn't used to sell many Copics until a few years ago.  
Now we have to lock them up or they walk out the door."

And then I found myself in Michaels looking for large white foam sheets because Jennifer McGuire and Laura Bassen use them in place of foam tape to pop up their layers, and I always do what I'm told.  Sure enough, no large white foam sheets.  And, yes, the saleslady said:

"I don't know what's going on.  That stuff sat there and
 then, boom, we can't keep the shelf stocked."

$$ Tip:  When a product not designed specifically for stamping suddenly becomes the "it" thing for stampers, take the money that you would have spent on the "it" thing and, instead, immediately buy stock in the company that makes that product.

Then buy more stamps.




20 comments:

  1. LOL So true... and there are probably very few magnetic register vent covers left over at the home supply store too!

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  2. Oh, those magnets! They are a force to be reckoned with.

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  3. You made my day! Can't stop giggling!

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  4. LOL! Love your financial insight on the world of crafting! We do support a lot of businesses with our trends! πŸ˜„

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  5. Hahaha, oh. So. True!!! Thanks for the smiles!!

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  6. So I haven't gotten the MISTI (and may pass now since I'd break it first try) and I may have some white fun foam leftovers from years ago when I did that too but then got too lazy and started making my own glue dots with Aleena's Tack it Over glue. You've GOT to try that! Honest...I think there is some in stock at M but a friend is heading over there today to try it out as well so hurry! tee hee.

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  7. I so wish I had bought stock in Fridge Binz the very first day those words spilled out of Jennifer's mouth... *sigh* LOL

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  8. I used to buy the kitchen gadgets for a local store. Each time Martha Stewart declared something to be a Good Thing, we were asked about it for days!

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  9. LOL! Love this... I found those magnets at the hardware store (because I wasn't brilliant enough to think I needed them when I ordered the MISTI), and paid A FORTUNE (again because I wasn't originally brilliant enough)!

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  10. LOL. I had to go to three Home Depots to finally find the magnets in stock. I bought three packs. I don't want to have to go hunting for them again.

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  11. I have just found your fabulous blog. You are really entertaining me at the moment. I con you should've been a writer not a stamper. Can't wait for chapter 18.

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  12. I've been saving your posts so I could sit down and really have time to enjoy them....always worth the wait! The foam idea is totally Jennifer's...I can't take credit for much of anything. I just do what I'm told, too:)

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