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Need advice on stamping impermeable items

I haven't done stamping since we cut shapes with potatoes and stamped craft paper with water colors at camp, so I am not at all familiar with the current stamp technology.

A group I am with needs to make favors for goody bags for a once a year gathering. A thought for future favors is to paint magnets with cute designs. I can buy ceramic disc magnets for cheap, spray paint them with an acrylic paint. Some people have hand painted little flowers on their magnets but the group I am with does not have that kind artistic talents.

I'm thinking of stamping designs on the magnets. My husband found some cute stamps, one set with flowers and leaves, the other with animal paw prints. Will these work to stamp acrylic paint on the painted surface of the magnets? Any tips as to techniques for applying paint to the very small stamps to get clean stamps on the magnets?

If this won't work, any suggestions?

Just watched "Saving Rhino Phila" and now "Rhino Wars"

"Saving Rhino Phila" was heartbreaking - the story of a rhino who survived two poacher attempts to kill her. It is a miracle she lived and she is now living in a zoo since that is the only place she can be kept safe.

"Rhino Wars" seems to be a land version of "Whale Wars" with combat veterans and high powered weapons to match the firepower of the poachers. After watching Phila's story, anything it takes to save the rhinos, including killing the poachers is fair game.

The opening of Rhino Wars shows a baby rhino whose mother has been killed squeaking for her. The poor baby.

This explains MSM's immortality!

Pope Tweets Picture Of Self With God
Dec 5, 2012

MIAMI—In his first post since joining social networking site Twitter early this week, Pope Benedict XVI has tweeted a picture of himself spending time with the Lord Our God, Divine Creator of the Universe. “Feelin real blessed today to be hangin out wit @therealHeavenlyFather today!” the pope wrote to his nearly 500,000 Twitter followers, attaching a link to a Twitpic photo of himself in which he is seen relaxing on his papal yacht with God. “Just gettin some sun and sippin cocktails. #loveit.” At press time, the picture had been retweeted by Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Oprah Winfrey, and Jesus Christ.

Why can't I upload a new avatar?

I had an avatar uploaded but I wanted to change to this image:

Every time I try to upload it I get a page with these error messages:

Warning: move_uploaded_file(/home/httpd/html/user_avatars/214838.jpg) : failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/httpd/html/src/profile.php on line 233

Warning: move_uploaded_file() : Unable to move '/tmp/phpORDa1p' to '/home/httpd/html/user_avatars/214838.jpg' in /home/httpd/html/src/profile.php on line 233

If this page does not refresh, please click here.

I changed to no avatar thinking I needed to clear my old one before I could upload a new one, but that made no difference.


How wet is it? NWS says we've had over 6 inches of rain since Friday

And it is currently raining at several inches per hour. Our front yard is a stream and we have a lake in the lower pasture.

Saturday I had an event to attend. On the way home I had to drive through a rain white out - raining so hard I could not see the road. Before I got into it, I looked ahead and thought it was fog or smoke. There was a line past which everything just went white. I couldn't pull over, the sides of the road there are narrow with ditches that were full of water. In fact, the road, the ditches and any level ground near the road were one flat sheet of water.

It's rained harder than that a number of times since Saturday. According to the NWS we will get serious rain through tomorrow. We're under a flash flood warning right how.

This is Florida - where's my SUNSHINE?

Eleven crocheted Doctors and a crocheted TARDIS

The ‘Doctor Who’ Knitting Circle: Part 2
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Welcome, to anyone unfamiliar with her work, to the astonishingly nimble fingers of Austin, Texas’s crochet marvel, Allison Hoffman, who trades under the name Crafty Is Cool. Now Allison is not the first person to crochet or knit the cast of Doctor Who (remember the Doctor Who knitting circle part 1?), but she’s done such a bang-up job, it’s hard not to descend into outright dribbling worship.

all pics copyright Crafty Is Cool - http://craftyiscool.blogspot.com/

More pictures and patterns available at: http://craftyiscool.blogspot.com/2013/01/doctor-who-patterns.html

First World Problems - Police Blotter version

The Police Blotter for America’s Third Most Expensive Zip Code is a Thing of First World Beauty

A woman told police someone was at her door and that when she asked who it was, no one answered. Police responded and determined the stranger outside had delivered a package.

A person was reprimanded for picking fruit from trees on a vacant property.

A resident worried that a noisy hawk in a tree was in some sort of distress. When authorities arrived, the hawk was quiet and enjoying dinner.


I'm particularly fond of the last entry!

Is it dangerous to drive with a cracked windshield?

I know that auto insurance companies replace windshields for low or no cost because it is cheaper than paying after the windshield pays. But how likely is a cracked windshield to fail?

We went on a short trip this weekend and during the trip the windshield on my 1999 Suburban cracked - weird crack, about 3" horizontal, then a 3-4" vertical crack. I scheduled to have it replaced but they can't do it before next Monday and we're supposed to drive downstate later this week.

Is it safe to take this vehicle or should we take the other one - that I hate traveling in because the seats are so uncomfortable?

Ponies in Sweaters!

These ponies are so cute in their cardigans.

They are the two things Shetland is most famous for – so it’s perhaps surprising no one had the idea before.

Shetland ponies and Fair Isle knitwear are beloved across the world, so why not combine the two?

The result is two cosy-looking mares dressed in button-down Fair Isle jumpers to promote the Year of Natural Scotland.


Best archives in Washington state for maps & history of Seattle?

I know of a map of Seattle from 1890 that should go to an archive in the state. According to WorldCat.org, the only place that has this map archived is Harvard University. While the map is not mine, I can probably convince the owners to donate it to a historical archive or association.

If anyone here has contacts with locations in Washington state appropriate for a historical piece like this, please let me know!
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