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Bringing In The Big Gun - Heat That Is !

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I find that I use my heat gun a lot. Nearly every day for a lot of different applications. In about 1992 or 1994 I bought my first embossing tool. It was a Personal Stamp Exchange model that seems to no longer be sold. It appears to be a copy of the currently produced Stampin' Up brand embossing gun.
For many years it sat unused since I was not really 'into' doing too much embossing. Once I picked it up a few years ago and began using it for things other than embossing I became hooked and this embossing heat gun became one of my most used tools.


This little embossing tool worked like a little demon for a long time, but over the weekend I used it once too many times I guess, and it must have just burned it's little guts out. At first I thought that it might have been the socket, but alas, it was broken.
What to do, I use this tool almost every day now. I went searching on Amazon. After recently trying a couple of 'embossing' heat guns made for crafts I was very…

New Work With Kraft Tex

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I'm lucky. I have friends who remind when it has been too long since I have posted anything. Thank you Lauren for the gentle nudge!
Solstice Friday last week was my final day at work. It felt a bit surreal really, and I cant say that the reality of this change has really hit me yet. I keep thinking that I should feel something - and yet I feel as I may just be on a vacation. My email and employee account were quickly deleted. That should say something. No moss growing the County's feet! That felt a bit odd after all of these years - to not have a business email account to look at!
Being the bag-a-holic that I am, I have been working on some projects. The projects are for C&T Publishing, which I am thrilled about. It's a baby step, but one never knows where opportunities will come from nor where they may lead, and so I am, most cautiously, hopeful. To my knowledge I am not  prohibited from posting any of these images. These will be provided to C&T's top sales a…

Silhouette Cameo Machine - A Surprising Winner!

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I have so many things that I want to blog about - a new knitting needle comparison is up next, and it will feature Kollage Yarns Square needles. It's said that they help to make more uniform stitches, and are better for arthritic hands.  Do they do all that they claim? I will be highlighting these unique needles along with the new, just released, larger sized Karbonz circular needles from Knitters's pride. Are they as good as their smaller sized cousins that I fell in love with earlier this year? Stand by for my opinions!
In the meantime I just have to mention this wonderful cutting machine that was one of the amazing gifts that DH surprised with me with for my birthday.
"This" is a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. Some of you may have heard of the more well known Cricut machine- and this is a similar item. I had been dithering about 'wanting' a cutting machine for a long time and had researched the differences between the Silhouette Cameo and the Cricut machi…