champions

hasn’t it been just the most stunning thing to watch the competitions this week on tv?
i have to admit… i got sucked into american idol this season. i have never watched it before… and i am a junkie… seriously, 6 hours of idol this weeK? it’s a curse to my life! and i can’t really multi-task while it’s on… i really have to watch. so in addition to watching, and marveling, at the olympics… i have been enjoying the idol competition…and amazed at the difference and similarities in the competition and judging… i mean, here we are watching people who are the best of the best.. passionate dreamers… they sacrifice and work and train… and show up to compete and in a lot of cases… get ripped apart by the judges… what occured to me as i have been watching this week, is that the thing that separates a champion from everyone else… is that they are driven and fueled by that criticism and it’s that which makes them better, fiercer competitiors. you can’t really compare the idol contestants to olympic athletes except that it’s brutal pressure, they pour their hearts out there…and we are all watching. i am inspired… and, it kills the time before the next 24! makes the week go a little quicker!

well, i have to tell you about how awesome our trip to edmonton was! teaching classes makes me happy! i admit… for some reason, designing classes and preparing to teach STRESSES me out! i think it’s a lot of pressure to come up with classes that teach something new, inspires, is simple enough to complete in the allotted time, but still challenging for the students and exciting. in my mind, a good class should inspire, educate, entertain and impress– and in addition to that… i think it should be meaningful! to me, scrapbooking is about so much more than ‘cutting the red cardstock to 4.5″x2″ and mounting it on the blue cardstock!’ … you know what i mean? –of course you do! anyway, that is why it stresses me OUT!! anyway, this was such a fun class to prepare and present cause it was for retail store owners! then it was even more fun cause i was showing them new products and how to use it… many (most) of them hadn’t seen or used most of what we were showing. i think that out of the 150 or so people there, 90% had never used a mask! and they LOVED it! the masks are so fun to teach… people are so pleased with the results… here is what i learned…

1. people don’t know that the plastic alphabets are SELF-ADHESIVE…. they were stoked on that.
2. everyone thought that journaling spots were pieces of chipboard. in reality, there are 10 pieces of paper in each little pad. that was an exciting realization for them!
3. silhouettes are a confusing product for everyone… they are NOT adhesive or a rub-on… we convinced everyone to embrace that!
4. (and this was the HIGHLIGHT!!) i can teach anyone how to use the heidi swapp rub-ons! everyone there had had problems with them in the past, but with a little commentary from me, all in attendance were both successful and enthusiastic about the rub-ons!!! LOL
i tell you what.. the rub-ons are such a frustration to me… because i really enjoy them… but frankly, not everyone does!!! and when so many people have a problem using them, 2 things happen… you start to wonder if you are insane…and then you realize, that you have to change manufacures, cause even if they work for ME… doesn’t matter! they need to work for anyone. but after this weekend, i wondered if i need to have eric do a little home i-movie to post on the blog and then i can teach everyone in the comfort of their own home! sigh… in any event, it was exciting to have people enjoying the rub-ons in the class!! LOL (simple pleasures)!

well, em and i are leaving tomorrow morning for “palm beach”… i am just wrapping up the instruction sheet. i am excited about the class.. i think it’s a good one! i am looking forward to a great weekend in FL!

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  1. Laura 23 February, 2006 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Get Eric on that now!!! Seriously love all of your stuff, but the rub ons and I go round and round and round! I will continue to use them, because the fonts are incredible and I’m a loyal kind of girl, but those thin lines are driving me crazy. Please, whatever you can do to make me understand how to rub them on and have them complete, I would be forever in your debt…Oh wait, I already am. Did I say how much I love your stuff?!

  2. Felicia 23 February, 2006 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I love them and have used them with success and without..I admit to not cutting them out and also I would suggest that they work differently in different climates :)When I was in FL and with the humidity I could not get them to stick…in winter in Chgo..well you know 🙂 I love them so much that I use them if they get crackly so I’d love a description of how you tell ppl to rub them on. 🙂
    Now I haven’t used a mask..hmmmmmm

  3. Missy_G 23 February, 2006 at 11:21 am - Reply

    See you on Stauraday! I am so excited for the class at Ruban Rouge! Have a safe trip!

  4. TracieClaiborne 23 February, 2006 at 11:24 am - Reply

    We have tried all your different instructions and no one at our store can ever make the rub-ons work. A video would be great but a different mfgr would rock. Sorry!
    I totally agree with you about teaching classes. I always want to make sure my students feel like they get their money’s worth and are inspired and that is so hard! Of course I’m not as creative as you. Maybe I can channel you on my next class prep. hehe
    I enjoy reading your blog – you are very inspiring!

  5. Tami 23 February, 2006 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Please do a video! I love them so much but cant use them, they just sit there looking so cute in the package, but I get all flustered with them. I know you are supposed to “trace” rather than “rub” but I must not have the touch….please help!

  6. Jenn 23 February, 2006 at 11:31 am - Reply

    I’m in the love them but can’t use them crowd too 🙁 lol sorry! I LOVE the fonts they rawk!

  7. Kelly McCaleb 23 February, 2006 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    I am obsessed with all your products. I hardly make a page anymore that uses anything else, and I like to fancy myself pretty good with figuring out the unique stuff– but I have to admit and just wanted to give you my “consumer opinion” the rub-ons are hard for me too, and I don’t know a lot about other of your products that have kept me from purchasing them. I visit your site and blog EVERY day (I am pathetic, sorry) and wait for more info, demos, etc. on some of them. Because I LOVE THEM and want to be able to get the most from each product. I think the difficulty “getting it” is only there because you are coming up with such new, genious stuff, so really it’s a good thing! But I would seriously like, kill, for an idea book to come out, or have tons of info and all the links on your website full!! I don’t know how you do it all, you are totally my scrap-crush. thanks for listening to my ridiculously long comment, but i’m hoping it will be of some help! thanks, kelly

  8. Sonya 23 February, 2006 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I think posting a little demo movie might be cool for everyone to watch. I have problems with some rub ons and with others Im fine. I find that some rub ons are too hard to get on the item…like you have to rub soooooo hard to get the darn thing on there.

  9. Cheryl 23 February, 2006 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I too have a very difficult time using your rub-ons. Please explain because I really love and use all your other products in all my layouts. But those darn rub-ons…

  10. Christina 23 February, 2006 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Heidi, is there any way that you plan a new book on some of the things you teach or maybe sharing it online? It’s so annoying when you live so far away from the US and not are able to participate in your classes etc… Love your enthusiasm!
    Thanks, Christina

  11. Jeanette 23 February, 2006 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I love your products, and I didn’t realize the plastic alphabets are self-adhesive…good to know!
    Where are you teaching in Palm Beach? My sister lives there. What a shame your trip wasn’t in a couple of weeks as I will be visiting her then and would love the opportunity to take a class with you!
    And I’m still lovin the masks! I may even try using them on my walls!! 😉

  12. Peg Graham 23 February, 2006 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Heidi-
    My 2Peas Pub friend, Suzanne, is coming from Georgia to attend your class in Florida. She is another big fan of yours (like me).
    If you can remember…will you please call her a ‘stalker’ for me? Hehehehe…Have a blast in Florida!
    btw- I asked her to let you know that ‘Peg Graham is NOT rub-on impaired’.
    Enjoy your trip!
    hugs-
    Peg

  13. Brandy 23 February, 2006 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Please, Please have a video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have one of every rub on, and I can’t use a darn one of them! Soooo cute, want to use, need help….

  14. janna 23 February, 2006 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    okay!! i am a witness! i was in attendance at heidi’s retailer class in edmonton this last weekend (LOVED IT), and previously, i had all the same problems with the rub ons. NOT ANYMORE, i am a believer! LOVE THEM! 😀 i even did a post on my site all about how excited i was to have found out about how to use them. but it seems i can’t explain HOW to use them by TYPING about it, you REALLY REALLY REALLY need to do the video about it! and show that it does work on textured paper, too… the only thing that makes me sad is when everyone figures out how they work, i won’t get a great deal on rub ons anymore;) just kidding!! thanks for the totally awesome class & make & takes… i never thought I’d walk out of a building with so much HS stuff!!! i can’t believe the goodies we got from you!! thanks again for everything, and take good care of yourself & that baby!!
    regards,
    janna
    love2scrap.ca

  15. Shawna Kolody 23 February, 2006 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    OK, I’ll admit that I wasn’t able to attend in Edmonton, but I did get some even more precious momentos from the event. #1 to use the rubons much more effectively. My boss can’t wait to let our customers in on the “trick”. They rock now that we know how to use them Heidi! Always loved the fonts, but I didn’t want to waste them cause i wasn’t doing it right. LOL
    Most importantly… I have a personal video of Miss Heidi relaying a message to little old me! LOVE IT! I still need to email you when I have more time to express my oodles and oodles of gratitude! You are the most special gal in the world woman!!!!!!!
    LOVE YOU!

  16. Jana Perenchio 23 February, 2006 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Doncha just LOVE American Idol?!! I can’t believe you haven’t watched before, you have SUCH will power but I guarantee you that you will love this season and the cool thing is that it’s a show you can watch with the kiddos and heaven knows there aren’t many of those left in prime time TV any longer! Have fun in Florida and get some sun for me…..my pasty white bod could sure use some.

  17. tracy 23 February, 2006 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I am hooked on Idol, too. As for your rub-ons, I don’t have a problem with them but I think some video classes on your blog would rock!

  18. Talia 23 February, 2006 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I am so jealous I wasn’t able to attend your class in Edmonton this weekend…I live here, but I am not a store owner…just a scrapper who loves your stuff! My best friend, Kim was there, though, and she said you were so inspiring and awesome. We are doing your album in Chicago in a few weeks (yay!) and I am so excited to meet you in person and work with you. And P.S…I have always been a fan of your rub ons!! Oh, and P.P.S….I’m with you on the American Idol craze…how much do we love Ace?? Hehe!!

  19. Nita 23 February, 2006 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I admit, I don’t have cable! With two small children & very little time, I honestly don’t watch much of anything ~ well, Dora the Explorer doesn’t really count!
    Now by some miraculous event, there was an opening for your afternoon class at Ruban Rouge! So, I will be there! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. Any hints?
    Okay, I have never used the plastic alphabets, but I did know they were self adhesive, and I knew about the journaling spots (only just found out about that this past Sunday when I was at the LSS). I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the silhouettes! I have stapled them, used glue dots, used brads, etc., etc. Did I say I love the silhouettes? Now, the rub-ons are quite “odd” for a lack of a better word. I admit, I don’t cut each individual letter out, and I don’t have a problem getting them to come off onto my projects. I just have a problem with them wanting to re-stick to their original backing when I am in the process of rubbing out another letter. I used three “O”s for one letter because parts of would rub off and then rub back onto the backing. I admit, it was frustrating. But other than that, I absolutely LOVE all Heidi Swapp products.
    I was at a weekened crop earlier in January, and I was the only person there that had tried the masks, the tape, the credit card embellishments, the silhouettes, etc. (besides the person that had coordinated the event ~ but that doesn’t really count, as she is my best friend, and we use alot of your products). Did I say that I also LOVE the alphabet masks?
    Anyways, I’m looking forward to meeting you & Emily this weekend ~ I am SO excited! Though, be prepared for rain. Ugh! Have a safe trip, and I’m so glad Emily is travelling with you, so she can keep you company!

  20. Samantha 23 February, 2006 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Your rub-ons do have awesome fonts, but with all the issues I read about with people having trouble using them, feeling they wasted there money because they can’t get them to work. Maybe changing the manufacturer wouldn’t be a bad idea. If the new ones rubbed on as easy at the Making Memories ones did, I think you would sell a TON more of them. JMHO, not trying to say anything bad about them, just think if they were easier to use you’d sell lots more of them and your customers wouldn’t get so frustrated.

  21. marlo 23 February, 2006 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I personally love your rub ons. While in CKU-A Provo, you showed your SHE class how to use them. Seemed simple to me. I’ve not once had a problem. I think a mini video on how to use them would really help many.

  22. Rorie 23 February, 2006 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    I have never had a problem with your rub-ons and was surprised to hear that others did. Yours were the first rub-ons that I’ve ever used, and I love them! 🙂

  23. Ali Dub 23 February, 2006 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    LOVE HEIDI! @^@@^&#%@…RUBONS! Arrrrrrrgh!

  24. Sara Amuso 23 February, 2006 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Heidi, I took your SHE class in Stamford and I have to admit I never really understood your products until I was taught how to use them and used them hands on…now I’m the HUGEST promoter of HS products and have already ordered a bunch for our small retail store…I will spread the word! I’m still getting the hang of the ordering process…I wish Advantus had online ordering and online order status … still waiting for the order right after CHA.
    Sara

  25. Arika 23 February, 2006 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    ITA with you on planning classes…it’s such a ton of work, and I do want students to leave with more than just a finished product. In addition to all you mentioned, there’s also that need to sell a product for the LSS to benefit from the class as well. So yeah, I feel your pain, though I must admit…your students expect waaaay more from you than mine did from me. 🙂
    And I have to add…I’ve never had any trouble with the rub-ons. But one night at a crop, 3 different women gave me all of theirs b/c they had trouble with them. Sad for them, yay for me…b/c I had no problem with those rub-ons either! 🙂

  26. Tautchia (aka Ms. P) 23 February, 2006 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Oh, would you please, please, please convince Eric to do the online video?
    those rub-ons do have a mind of their own.
    I haven’t tried all your stuff, but I did buy the Album set on QVC & I’m lovin’ it!
    Hugs!

  27. Dee 23 February, 2006 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    would love to see the video how long do they last after a couple attempts I threw them in a drawer, are they still good?

  28. Suzanne (squillen) 23 February, 2006 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    PEG I AM NOT A STALKER! 😛
    Heidi, Just so you know, I’m driving almost 4 hours to meet you this weekend. I am SO flippin excited!!!!!!
    I have a bakeshop here in St. Mary’s and I’m bringing you a little baked surprise. 🙂 Have a safe trip! YAY!

  29. Lisa 23 February, 2006 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Heidi! You’re coming to Palm HARBOR, Florida, not Palm Beach (west coast versus east coast). This is going to be the best weekend I’ve had in quite a long time. I love all your products and have never had a problem with the rub-ons, but a video might be a fantastic idea. See you Friday AND Saturday! Have a safe trip.

  30. Laurie 23 February, 2006 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Oh please, oh please do the i-video class for the rub-ons!! For all that is good, no matter how hard I try, they don’t come out right. Several of the ones I had purchased actually came all cracked, but the Advantus customer service was very quick to replace them! I so want to use them, and I pull them out all the time and think they would be perfect for a layout, but then I get scared, that it’s gonna mess up again, and then my layout will be lost and I will be frustrated! Please do the i-video, for my happiness and sanity!! Love your creativity!! Thanks!

  31. Sarah Pandolfo 23 February, 2006 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi:
    I loved your class this weekend in Edmonton. I will open up every little product that you have and let every customer try them so I can spread the word on how to use your products.
    I am dying to sit down and do some pages with your stuff (love, love, love, the fuzzy rub-ons). You truely are an amazing designer, you have put products out on the market that no one else has done before and every little thing you have done is awesome!! You are an orignal and I love that!!!
    Sorry for spelling mistakes. Blogs don’t have spell check. lol
    from Sarah (the one who won all the lip shine; and now I will make sure I have glossy lips for every picture!!!)

  32. beverly 24 February, 2006 at 3:56 am - Reply

    PLEASE GET THE HUBBY ON THAT!!!
    i BAUGHT SEVERAL OF YOUR RUB-ONS AND NEED TO KNOW HOW TO BE ABLE TO USE THEM PROPERLY.
    i TAUGHT A CLASS USING SOME OF YOUR RUB-ONS AND IT WAS FRUSTRATING FOR SO MANY OF THE WOMEN.
    Love your stuff, tho!!
    beverly

  33. Amanda 24 February, 2006 at 5:13 am - Reply

    A rub-on class is needed desperatly! I have to struggle with those things everytime I use them to the point that I refuse to use them anymore.

  34. Kim Bolyard 24 February, 2006 at 5:57 am - Reply

    Looking forward to meeting you tonight at the crop and taking your class tomorrow. You will love the girls at Ruban Rouge, it is a great store.
    I am so excited for this weekend, it is a Birthday gift to myself
    Kim Bolyard

  35. Hols 24 February, 2006 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I’ve used some of the rub-ons and they have worked fine for me – but my Lemonade ones and I just don’t get along. Would love a tutorial!!!! I love them & want to use them but they just don’t come out right.
    Good to know about the plastic letters too!
    Cheers.

  36. Christy 24 February, 2006 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I am SO excited to be one of the ones taking your class this weekend!!! I cannot wait!!! 🙂

  37. Jude 24 February, 2006 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Ok, did you have to say that the new letters are self adhesive? Now I have NO MORE excuses for not running out to LSS and getting them! Really Heidi, I do like your products, and have some ghost letters on their way to me right now! (I LOVE being able to STAPLE them on a page… its like being a scrapbook rebel because its not all teddy bears and cutesy!!LOL) looking forward to that mini rub on demo… 🙂
    Jude
    PS, American Idol is way too addictive isn’t it! 🙂

  38. Tracey 24 February, 2006 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    My local store owner was at your class in Edmonton and according to an email is very excited about what she learned. I love your products and am trying to keep myself from running to the store to discover what she learned

  39. Brooke 24 February, 2006 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Love the letters that are self adhesive ! 🙂 No need for two products.
    I’ve watched every season of American Idol – can you count up all the hours in front of a TV set that’s been ? LOL

  40. Courtney 24 February, 2006 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Heidi!
    Love you too much, though not really loving the rubs…have received replacements, and still not lovin them, living in Fl, I guess we are too humid or something, but I would love to see some video from you on how to use them…you have designed some gorgeous rubs, but when they don’t work for me I get so frustrated!
    Thanks! Can’t wait to see that ivideo…
    Courtney

  41. Alish 24 February, 2006 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Yes! You must do a video. I just got my first HS rub-ons and they are a pain. Adorable, but difficult. Please show us how to apply them!

  42. Janalee 24 February, 2006 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Oh, I’m voting for the rub-on video, too! I’m feeling quite stupid, but I cannot get them to stick cleanly on the paper- and while I love the ‘grungy’ look that the missing pieces gives, I’d like to get a ‘clean’ look sometimes, too.
    BTW, LOVING your journaling spots!

  43. Denise Sanner 25 February, 2006 at 5:59 am - Reply

    I am soooo glad I read your blog so I know I’m not the only idiot that is having troubles with the rubons – I too will await the video – lol. I am frustrated with the silhouettes however. I think the packaging should state how to apply them. I almost tour them apart try to find the adhesive yesterday!!! Love your stuff though – just needs instructions!

  44. Barb DeWitt 25 February, 2006 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Wow, I guess I am not alone! Love your products but really don’t understand a few of them. Have Eric work on that video for the blog!!! I would also love to see how to use the masks.
    Keep on coming up with your fantastic ideas and products – I do love them!

  45. Rachel Cohara 25 February, 2006 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Heidi, I have truly enjoyed watching the Olympics too, and am LOVING American Idol — definitely sucks you in!
    Glad your class was a success, I bet everyone had such a great time! Have fun in Palm Beach!! =)

  46. Fiona 25 February, 2006 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Hey, I have to agree about the rub -ons
    In New Zealand a LSS (in my old hometown of Hamilton) is selling them off half price because of all the complaints they have had – Sorry!!! – they are explaining to people that is why they are on sale, because of the difficulty of use especially on papers such as Bazzill.
    I love them and love the fonts but definately think a demo video might help – hate for your product to be getting a bad rap when it isn’t deserved.
    Keep up the good work, it appreciated even on the far side of the earth : P
    Cheers
    Fiona
    Auckland, NZ

  47. Willisa Hogarth 25 February, 2006 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi!
    First time poster, long time reader here!!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE (!!!) the idea of a little home movie for your rub ons!!! I love all the fonts they come in, but I can only seem to get lemonade stand to work well for me! So I would be most grateful for a little show and tell from you guys!
    I’m off to be very excited about a video that doesn’t exsist yet! Whoo hoooo!!!!
    Willisa Hogarth
    Melboune, Australia

  48. Lara 25 February, 2006 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    I’ve had no probs with them but would still love an i-movie – then I could say I’ve been taught by Heidi Swapp!

  49. Yvette Adams 25 February, 2006 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    I have been SO frustrated with my rub-ons! I thought it was just me! I just LOVE the fonts but since my first experience was so bad I haven’t bought any more. They have a really bad reputation so something needs to be done. It’s such a waste having all these yummy fonts that we can’t use! I vote for changing manufacturers. LOVE all your other stuff! I have SO much heidi stuff!

  50. lisa 26 February, 2006 at 5:51 am - Reply

    loved…just LOVED…you class in FL! came home yesterday and finished my pages and have now been playing with the masks and iron ons. I have never used them before the class. They have become my favorites! today i am going to use them to decorate some tee-shirts and a beach bag for myself. Thanks for the inspiration! come back soon! 🙂

  51. X Ellen 26 February, 2006 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    A thought on the rub ons…..in Edmonton we used the rub ons onto a piece of painted chipboard and I think the painted chipboard is less poureous(sp.) than say a regular cardstock. So….maybe they worked better for us due to that and when people use the rub ons on cardstock it is more poureous and the rub on does not adhere as nicely. Likely this makes no sence what so ever but thought I’d share my limited wisdom with you. Personally for us way up north here we have not had the opportunity to try the rub ons and therefore were not any the wiser as to them not working. The only reason I brought up the poureous factor is because I had a frustrating time with this expensive set of jel pens that would not do what the ad said because I used them on cardstock and you were only to use them on a non poreous surface or they would not work. VERY FRUSTRATING!!! LONG EXPLANATION REQUIRED…… Hopeing to bring lots of Heidi stuff into our store because it is awesome…………X

  52. Kelz 26 February, 2006 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    ACK – I live in Edmonton and obviously scrapbook under a rock. Had NO IDEA you were here or I would’ve so been at whatever you were doing…. next time…
    Kelz

  53. Jennie 26 February, 2006 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I don ‘t have a problem with your rubons at all. I love your self adhesive chipboard letters, although they are difficult to separate from their sheet. I used them on a LO that I am really proud of, so please do check out my blog and look at my “Lovin You ” LO, I also did a “She ” LO the day before, which is also on my blog.

  54. Nancy in Vancouver 26 February, 2006 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Please get Eric on it right away. 😉 I love your stuff but cannot for the life of me get them to rub off without chipping. I’ve followed your suggestions but to no avail. I hope that this will work. If not, you are going to have to come to town and give us a demo! LOL.

  55. Lisa 26 February, 2006 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    GREAT Class in Palm Harbor, Heidi!
    You were just glowing and so much fun, the class was GREAT! I loved using so many products that I’d not used before. The fuzzy rub-ons are on my wish list now! The masks are GREAT.
    You were just a doll to us at the class! The store Ruban Rouge was so nice to us too. Thanks again.
    Lisa C

  56. beth 26 February, 2006 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    hi heidi ! was at etc this weekend and took a class with the ever talents carol wingert and tina sprenger – none of us could figure out your Rub ons !! Please help us all !! LOVE YOUR STUFF ! definitely am hooked on the masks right now !! talk soon !

  57. Joni 27 February, 2006 at 7:28 am - Reply

    I agree – I need to see a rub on video. I have the Bordeaux ones and it seems like the infinitesimally small serifs never want to adhere, so I have to draw them in with pen, and then they are fat and crooked (kind of like me… ha ha). I would like to see the silhouettes too. If they are not rub ons or adhesive, what ARE they? I am not going to buy any until I know I love them. and I would like to get some more of the rub ons but I still can’t get them to work.
    On the bright side, I’m probably going to blow all of my allowance on plastic and chipboard letters AND PUNCTUATION. THANKS HEIDI!!!

  58. September 27 February, 2006 at 10:49 am - Reply

    I would do almost anything for a remedial on rub-ons. I bought and loved your qvc kit but some of the rub-ons ended up getting wasted, which was sad…. love the kit, however!
    Great blog!

  59. angela n 27 February, 2006 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    a rub-on tutorial would be perfect! they are one of my faves…

  60. april chapman 27 February, 2006 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    I love your stuff–I think it rocks–except the rub ons are a little painful to work with. I think a how to video would be great!! great job on the qvc kit!!

  61. Amy B-perumbula 28 February, 2006 at 8:53 am - Reply

    never posted on your blog before, but I have to comment on your rub ons. I bought my first pack this weekend and since I had gotten a quick tip from a friend, they worked perfectly. They even created a happy accident on my layout. I adhered the letters to the photos (printed at home on glossy paper) and the backing pulled off little bits of the photo with it, leaving an awesome distressed look around the letters. Now that isn’t always the best result, but it could not have looked better on this layout. So thanks for the cool rub ons. I think I need to find myself some more! LOL!

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