Delightful! I received this beautiful handmade tile and card (below) from my dear stamping friend, Maria Rodriguez. She tells me she learned how to create the tile from my fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (and buddy) Tami White. Here's Tami's original video tutorial for the tiles.
Maria's card (this girl can watercolor!) included her handwritten quote from William Shakespeare (see footnote at the end of this post):
"How far that little candle throws it's beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world."
As an English major (code word " geek"), "William" is near and dear to my heart. However, receiving the quote as a recognition of our friendship along with this gift, means more than I can describe. Maria began as one of my Stampin' Up! customers and is now very special to me–one of the many benefits I enjoy as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
KEEPING YOUR CLEAR-MOUNT STAMPS CLING-FRIENDLY! Here are some helpful tips to keep your clear-mount stamps "cling-friendly." I have shared them previously on my Stampin' Pretty Facebook Page. To join my Stampin' Pretty conversation, CLICK HERE.
- Wash your Clear Blocks once a month in Dawn original (yes, ORIGINAL gets them squeaky clean without residue). More often if you are using them a lot.
- Let them air dry.
- When stamping, please be sure to hold them on the block for 3 full seconds to allow time to "bond."
- After using Stampin' Up! Clear-Mount stamps, give the blocks and image stickers a quick swipe with a microfiber cloth. Stampin' Up! offers a handy Clear Block Cleaning Cloth ($3.95).
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Fun Footnote From Me–the English "Geek"
The actual quote from Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice) is: "So shines a good deed in a naughty world." "Naughty" meant "wicked" in Shakespeare's time vs. "badly behaved" in today's world. Source.
"Naughty" was changed to "weary" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.