Greetings! My cold is still hanging on. I can’t believe it’s over three weeks! Anyway I thought I would share a humorous list that was distributed on a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators forum I belong to. How many of these are YOU?!

You Know You are Addicted to Stamping when…

you have glitter all over your face

when you look down and realize you are wearing Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery – not brown and green

you take a piece of SU! card stock with you to the paint store so you can paint your walls your favorite color

you buy the Starbucks frapachino’s or Altoid’s just so you can make gifts with the containers

everything you see in the store you say "I could stamp on that"

you have a copy of the SU! catalog not only on your coffee table, but in your car, at your nightstand, and in the bathroom!

you buy a candle you don’t need in the color you don’t like just to have the little decorative metal tag to use for dry embossing or as an embellishment on a card

you sleep with a notebook on your nightstand to write down ideas that come to mind when you’re in bed

the neighbor across the street asks if I ever sleep because when she gets up during the night she sees my stamp room light on

Friends and family look forward to receiving their hand stamped BD and holiday cards

you go on a long weekend retreat to the Sierra mountains with church friends and volunteer to bring a stamp project for an afternoon activity

You know you are stamper when…. you see someone’s beautiful outfit and you just KNOW you can replicate it for a card

you shop for paint colors, you think in terms of "mellow moss" or "so saffron

You go out in public with ink stains on your fingers and glitter on your face

your children ask you if they should wear their Night of Navy pants or the Brocade Blue ones with the Real Red shirt

you describe the sunset as Almost Amethyst with hints of So Saffron

Even the dog is sporting a stamped Halloween costume (stamped of course)

you have enough sets to insulate your house

your dinner table is completely covered with stamping projects at all times

you say to a potential mugger – "Stop, I have a heat gun"

you know glitter is handy for locating your lost husband or children at the mall

you promise to go to bed after you finish this card; no really after you finish THIS card; and it turns into never

you use your double sided tape to hem a skirt

you go shopping with a friend and say "Oh, I Iove that Really Rust blouse"

You try to stamp anything that does not move very fast, including children and pets

You feel you need a 12 step program but do not really want to be cured

You have a kitchen table that can not be eaten at without moving a large tote of supplies

Seeing the top of your stamp area has not happened for months

You have stamps that have not been mounted

You have to have all 48 colors of stamp pads, markers, paper and the In colors and neutrals

The camper has general supplies including Stampin’ Spots, paper, paper cutter, and 2-4 stamp sets

you walk by a card in the store and say to yourself, "I can make that!"

…your husband has to specify "that bangy thing you use to set eyelets" when he wants you to hand him the hammer

you smooth out your nails with sanding blocks because you know where THEY are, but you have no idea where your nail file might be

you buy 3 bottles of nail polish and never use them on your fingers, but you’ve got all your new rubber stamp wood blocks sealed so they don’t get stained with ink

you accidentally refer to your blow  dryer as a "heat tool

you buy Swiffer dusting refills or Bounce dryer sheets without any housework in mind

you report to your family that the weather forecast today calls for a clear Soft Sky, possibly Going Grey
by mid-afternoon

Linda Rhondstat is not the first thing you think of when you hear the words "Blue Bayou"

your husband comes home and tells you his new boss’ birthday is coming up, and he really wants to make a great impression, so he asks YOU to make the card

you spend more time in your stamp room than you do in bed

you go to sleep planning card layouts

you spout item or page numbers from memory

every card you see you say, Oh I have that set it is one of my favorites

your kids go to grandma’s house and ask for stamps and punches and she gives them postage stamps and makes a fist

you are looking at the dress of the woman in front of you at church and note the color combination to use to make a card!

your kids leave notes on your stamping desk instead of any other surface in your home

You have more money invested in stamps and inkpads than clothes in your closet

you play dominoes with friends and even the husbands refer to the domino colors in Stampin’ Up! Colors

you ask your husband to pick up a stalk of certainly celery from the grocery store

You buy a table cloth because it looks like one of our designer series papers

You know you are a stamper when you have "scoped" out all the stamping stores located in or near (within 100 miles) of your vacation site.


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