Are you ready, kids? I can't hear you! Ohhh…..
♫ ♪ Who lives in a pineapple under the sea…♪ ♫
♫ ♪ Absorbent and yellow and inky is he…♪ ♫
What?! So, I watch too much SpongeBob. It kind of fits our topic today! At least I didn't ask you if you were "sponge-worthy!" Haha!
It's time to organize your sponges to save time, money, and accidental color mishaps!
PROBLEM: This is a small blob of my old sponges. I say small because I would literally have nearly a hundred sponges in various stages of use…some clean, some filled with multicolored inks, all of them turning a strange color of grayish red.
I washed them all the time, so finding a clean one wasn't a problem for me. The problem came when I took sponges to workshops and the colors would get cross-contaminated (on the sponge and on the ink pads) during the event. Needless-to-say, there were some unhappy stampers, sponging on the wrong colors, on many occasions.
SOLUTION: Here is my new selection of SpongeBlob RoundTabs…all brand-new and organized by individual color! This idea was shared with demonstrators at last year's Leadership Conference, and it makes a whole lotta sense!
You start with two 3-packs of Sponges, cut neatly with your Craft & Paper Scissors into eighths. This will give you 48 sponges, which is enough for all the 40 colors in the Color Collections, plus the five current In-Colors and the three Shimmer Paints.
Next, use the Round Tab Punch to punch out card stock in all of the coordinating colors. I wrote all the names of the colors on the tabs, because some of the colors are so similar it's difficult for customers to tell them apart. I used the White Gel Pen to write on dark colors like Night of Navy.
Then, just fold the tab in half over the skinny end of the sponge wedge and staple it on!
There are lots of benefits to organizing your sponges this way:
- You keep you fingers clean by holding onto the tab when using them.
- You don't have to wash them as often, or even at all.
- If you do decide to wash them out, you can easily remove the tab and add a new one.
- You don't have to ink the sponge as much each time you use it, because there is already lots of ink in the sponge ready to go.
- You won't cross-contaminate your ink pads.
- You won't sponge your project in the wrong color by accident.
Once I was finished with assembly, I divided all my sponges up between the two zippered plastic bags that the sponges came in. One package holds my greens, blues, purples, whites, black and grays. The other holds my yellows, oranges, pinks, reds, and browns.
What do you think? I love this idea! It makes me want to "drop on the deck and flop like a fish!"
How would you like to receive a FREE SpongeBlob RoundTabs Kit for yourself? It's part of the special holiday promotion that I have planned—Are you ready, kids? Read on…
Too Cool Holiday Bonus Special!
Be sure to tune in tomorrow when I announce a special Too Cool Holiday Bonus Promotion! You won't want to miss these special bonuses offered exclusively by me! You'll earn FREE merchandise bonuses, and more, when you place your order before the December 15th holiday deadline!
These special bonuses will be available for a limited-time only and you'll receive them in time to give as Christmas gifts to your stamping friends & family, or even to yourself!
Stay tuned for more details in tomorrow's post…