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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Acrylic Discs from Michaels...

I could have sworn I blogged about this before, but I cannot find the post, so I will share now. I was just reading Kathi's blog and she had a Q and A post. She gets asked about the acrylic discs from Michaels, as do I. She answered a question about them. Because so many people are having a difficult time finding these little things, I decided to risk a double post and talk about them.

Unfortunately, these are on clearance now at Michaels. So, if your store has a clearance section like mine does...look there. I actually picked up some clear ones last week, so my store still has them. They are $2 a bag right now. This is the size of the bag, and it is jam packed with discs, both clear and in a color. Feel free to print off these pictures and take it to your Michaels when asking where they might be located.

Now why would I go out and buy a bag of just clear? Well, I have often heard that using Copic Markers (pricey little suckers that I do not need to get hooked on) on the clear discs will work in coloring them. It got me to wondering if using Sharpie Markers will work. I finally tried it back when I had a creative urge and they DO work-just color the bottom!!! You'll get your fingers dirty in the process if you are like me and hold them in your hand, but whatever...The light blue I tried didn't work all that well, but the other colors did. So...seeing that Sharpie keeps coming out with more colors in the markers and they are cheaper than Copics, I picked up the clear...just in case I should ever run out...And there's my enabler tip for you today. :o)

I actually started a digi layout last night, GASP, can you believe it? But then I got sucked into watching Super Nanny, which was followed by Boston Legal and all was lost! But at least I attempted something right? Boston Legal moved nights and I've missed watching it. Last night was funny because someone told Denny Crane they wanted him to run for president. If you watch this show at all you know how scary the thought of Denny Crane as president would be.

And today marks one week since I've had an "episode," so hopefully they will be just a memory soon. My pressure has been pretty decent all week, if I do say so myself. Yea...

I am starting to feel the itch to create, so hopefully this weekend will provide ample opportunity to play. After I cut out 55 paper turtles for Jessica's preschool that is! Sniff Sniff...next week is her last week in preschool....

Man, I got windy in this post...sorry about that!
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3 comments:

Barb W said...

Enabler!...LOL! I am so going to my Michael's tomorrow looking for those discs. I was fine without them, until I saw the package! Now the hunt is ON! LOL! Glad to 'see' you blogging, Jeanne. Good news about your pressure. I look forward to that layout and if I find those discs, you'll see something posted on my blog. Have a great weekend...rest too! 55 turtles!! Oh my goodness. What we will do for our children!! Take care now.

Kathi Carlson said...

Hey! Thanks for providing more information about the acrylic discs than I could. If I could get my hands on a truckload of them, I'd quit my job and start a business! I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. About the 55 turtles, I can only warn you that as the years go by, you will most likely get roped into worse things. And yes, we'll do most anything for our children. Just know that when they're grown up, they will remember and appreciate it. Makes it worthwhile! Take care.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. I have missed your creative cards and blogging. I found those acrylic discs at Michaels also and they where being dropped there too but I did get a bunch of them. :) Have a great weekend. Larie