My UPS man normally delivers my parcels at about 9.00 am, but yesterday and Tuesday he didn’t arrive until after lunch. When he arrived today he explained about the backlog caused by the Bank Holiday. The Company changed his route to help them get back up to date, which he thinks they will be now! I’m hoping he’s right because I’m expecting my pre-order to arrive today which will be in several boxes, which will be mainly catalogues!Yesterday’s delivery was my workshop order for April’s Happy Mail. While I was waiting for my delivery, I decided to make a start on getting everything ready e.g. prepare my letter that I put in the parcels, get the address labels printed, make up a selection of flat pack boxes, etc. I was able to prepare the Happy Mail for some customers because I already had their goodies…………….or at lest I thought I had! I was almost as far as I could go when UPS arrived! As soon as I had closed the front door, the parcel was open! I checked the goodies against my order and my heart sank! I realised there was something else that needed to go in the boxes I had already prepared and sealed! There was nothing else for it but to open the boxes, put the missing item inside, and reseal the box. What started out as a nice clean unused box ended up looking like a slightly scruffy recycled box! If you’re one of my customers, and you receive your Happy Mail in a box that has been forced open and resealed, I’m sorry!I didn’t finish the card I was making yesterday evening because I noticed something about my Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker Pen (SWMP). I wonder if anyone else has noticed? Do you remember on the odd occasion in the past when I’ve used a retired SWMP for arms, legs and faces? It was called Blush Blossom. It looks almost identical to Petal Pink! I noticed this because I wanted to use Petal Pink for the card I was making, but it was dry! As I was looking at my other markers for another light pink, and I noticed the Blush Blossom. When it was next to Petal Pink, they are virtually identical. I couldn’t compare the actual colours, because the Petal Pink had dried out! I’m letting you have a little sneak peek of my card, so you can see the vellum flowers that have been painted in Blush Blossom, next to Petal Pink Cardstock. I’m hoping to finish my card today so I can share it with you on Friday morning! The flowers are from the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, and I painted the leaves with Granny Apple Green. I’m leaving it there for today, and I look forward to being back with you on Friday. In the meantime, happy crafting.
if you still have any Pink Petal Ink refill you can gently remove the larger tip stde of the marker and add a few drops of the re-inker ink.
Hi, Bonnie. Yes, that’s what I was planning to do today, but I ran out of time! Maybe I’ll be more successful tomorrow! LOL! Happy crafting, JanB. xx
I figured you would know you could re-ink the Markers that way but just thought I’d mention it in case some didn’t know that could be done. It’s surprising how many just throw the markers away when they go dry. SAD
Lindsay Thomas says
It’s beautiful hun. I’d be happy with a scruffy box of you any time hun. Xx
Hi, Lindsay. You’re very sweet, thank you! Happy crafting, JanB. xx
It is very difficult to discern the difference in the two pinks. But if you look carefully there definitely is a difference.
Hi, Cathy. Yes, you’re right, there is a difference between the two, but because they’re amazingly close, I could get away with using the Blush Blossom. I’m sure if Stampin’ Up! were resurrecting a colour, they’d keep the same name e.g. Blackberry Bliss. Happy crafting, JanB. xx