Thursday, May 28, 2015

Atlantic Media Stix Review


As promised, I am going to tell all I can about how I store my ink pads. I have shared my method on Facebook and have had plenty of comments, both for and against this method. Some of the comments stated they could not get the ink pads to go in easily and the racks broke. I have NOT had that experience so far. Without further ado, let me explain my system to you.


The medium I am using to store my ink pads is called "Atlantic Media Stix".  These are CD/DVD storage racks that you hang on the wall. They come with all the hardware needed to hang them, including drywall anchors. As you can see, the holders ANGLE UP and all of my Stampin' Up! ink pads are tilted slightly up. So far, I have not noticed any kind of leakage or drying from the pads sitting this way - I have had this system for about a year now. Pads other than the Stampin' Up! Classic pads also fit but they DO NOT angle upward. 

I love my Atlantic Media Stix.  I have all of my ink pads stored by color family and in the exact order shown in the catalog - In Colors, Brights, Subtles, Regals, and Neutrals. Plus there is plenty of room to put specialty pads on the racks as well, I have Sta-zon, Memento Black and White Craft, Gold and Silver Encore pads, and Versa-Mark.  At one point I even had some of my Ranger Distress Inks on the Media Stix too.

Media Stix Tips:
  1. DO NOT SKIP THE DRYWALL ANCHORS.  The anchors keep the Media Stix from falling off the wall or tearing up your drywall in case you do not have a stud behind each one to act as an anchor. 
  2. Each of the Media Stix mount with two screws - a top and a bottom. You can even stack the Media Stix to make it DOUBLE the length  - the screw holes line up to create a LONG rack. I chose to keep mine half the length since I am a shorty.  
  3. When putting your pads into the rack, Stampin' Up! Classic pads will need to be tilted and they should slide in easily. Other pads just go in straight - they are harder to put in but will stay even though they look awkward going in the rack. 
  4. I noticed that on Amazon, they show how to stack two Media Stix to make one long one - please note that the image is upside down from how it needs to be hung to hold your ink pads correctly. The rack should be hung with its slots angled up!
  5. Media Stix are plastic racks - so make sure where ever you hang them, they are not exposed to extreme heat and cold. Plastic tends to get brittle and they may damage more easily if so.
  6. Media Stix also make a great way to store your stamp sets - I don't currently store mine this way but I have considered it. I have put my clear mount stamp sets in the racks below the ink pads and they held up nicely.


Amazon has prices that range from as low as 9.88 per set of 4.  You can also pick up 4 sets for a total of 16 racks for about $30 (before shipping) - if you have a couple friends nearby that wants to chip in you could save some $$$.  That's enough racks for THREE friends to share (with 1 left over) at just over $10 each with shipping!

* My Amazon link above is NOT an affiliate link. I do not make any money when you click this link to purchase the Media Stix. In addition, I truly love my Media Stix and no one has solicited me to do this product review. I really do use these every day and have for over a year!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
wndy26@gmail.com


Disclaimer:  I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I am working on replacing all my craft supplies with only Stampin' Up! product, but I will occasionally use some of my non-SU stash. Bare with me as I work to replenish my stash with only SU product. I will be highlighting new products as they come in and I will always point out great alternatives to my non-SU product that are Stampin' Up!. Thanks for understanding.

Weekly Deals 05262015



Lots of fun Spring Catalog items the Weekly Deals this week. 

Remember this is the final week to buy Occasions Catalog goodies and the last time you will see them in our Weekly Deals! Check back June 1st for the latest info on our New Catalog Transition coming up!


Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
wndy26@gmail.com


Disclaimer:  I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I am working on replacing all my craft supplies with only Stampin' Up! product, but I will occasionally use some of my non-SU stash. Bare with me as I work to replenish my stash with only SU product. I will be highlighting new products as they come in and I will always point out great alternatives to my non-SU product that are Stampin' Up!. Thanks for understanding.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Weekly Deals & More



If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:
  1. For new subscribers only.
  2. Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  3. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  4. You need to visit PaperPumpkin.com to join.
  5. Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.
  6. New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).


Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
wndy26@gmail.com


Disclaimer:  I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I am working on replacing all my craft supplies with only Stampin' Up! product, but I will occasionally use some of my non-SU stash. Bare with me as I work to replenish my stash with only SU product. I will be highlighting new products as they come in and I will always point out great alternatives to my non-SU product that are Stampin' Up!. Thanks for understanding.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Too Busy to Play....


Yikes..its been a week since I posted and I have missed a couple of posts!  I haven't been feeling so great - a little under the weather. My energy level has really dropped lately and I am trying to get it under control better. I have barely had the energy to go to work (and we are so busy at work with a new system upgrade) so my crafting has fallen back a bit. While I have been down, my crafting supplies have been trickling in. I finally completed my entire Stampin' Up! Ink Pad collection... doesn't it look awesome on my wall?  I also got my Butterfly bundle in as well as a couple of other stamp sets that I am dying to play with. I can't wait to get enough energy back to start playing again. 

Lynn McAuley's MM01 Challenge Card
The first thing I want to do is say a big thank you to Lynn McAuley from Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper for participating in my first Mustang Monday Color Challenge. The original plan was to vote for a favorite color challenge card but since Lynn was my only entry for my first round she obviously wins hands down! ;)  

This Friday, my grand daughter will be visiting so I am hoping she will help me get back to stamping some. She loves to craft with her Omah. :)

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
wndy26@gmail.com


Disclaimer:  I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I am working on replacing all my craft supplies with only Stampin' Up! product, but I will occasionally use some of my non-SU stash. Bare with me as I work to replenish my stash with only SU product. I will be highlighting new products as they come in and I will always point out great alternatives to my non-SU product that are Stampin' Up!. Thanks for understanding.