Oct 28 2008

A FABulous Tidbit!!!

Published by at 12 01 am under Chit Chat

Tonight I only have a helpful little tidbit to share — but it’s one FABULOUS tidbit!!! I discovered this a few nights ago on Ellen Hutson’s Blog in the Classroom section. She was showing a project on Brayer Resist, and my eyes were immediately drawn to her sponges in the photo — OH MY GOSH — the bells went off in my head — WHAT AN INCREDIBLY GENIUS IDEA!!! Well, when I read the text, I guess this is an old idea, but I’ve surely never seen it — so just thought maybe some of you may never have seen it either. I’ve been super busy today prepping for classes tomorrow, and I just made up my little handled sponges for the girls touse, so they’re still nice and clean, but I can’t WAIT to try them. No more dirty fingers from sponging!!! Here they are:


Now is that a cool idea, or what!!! It sure impressed me!!! Thank you, Ellen!!! Be sure to check out Ellen’s Brayer Resist tutorial — some of the most gorgeous leaves ever — such a perfect card for this time of year!!! I think I just might need to try this sometime in the next few days!!!

Thanks much for stopping in — hope you are all as excited about this little tidbit as I was — LOL!!! Have a great day!!!

40 responses so far

40 Responses to “A FABulous Tidbit!!!”

  1. Sandra Smart says:

    ok, I have never seen these either…and I am so happy you shared the idea!
    Thanks so much!

  2. Joan Fricker says:

    Great idea Sharon, thanks for sharing. I know your classes will be wonderful today and I can’t wait to hear all about them! I just wish I was there to attend!


  3. shelly says:

    Fabo idea, thanks for sharing. I haven’t seen this before either!

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    I’ve never seen this one, thank you Sharon! Have fun today with your classes, wish I could be there. Now I’m off to view Ellen’s cards.

  5. michelle gall says:

    wow great idea see you later

  6. Cindy H. says:

    What a good idea! Thanks for sharing.

  7. ardyth says:

    OMG – you could LABEL them so that (if you’re like me) you’re not always cutting new sponges because you’re not sure if that used one matches the ink you’re using now! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Jennifer says:

    That is an incredibly genius idea! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Marisa says:

    This is brilliant! I’ve never seen it before. TFS!!! Going to have to make a few of my own 🙂

  10. Danielle says:

    NO WAY! How awesome is that?! I am going to do that to my sponges now too! Thanks for finding and sharing this awesome idea!

  11. What a great idea Sharon! Thanks for pointing it out!

  12. Aime says:

    Wow….something so simple but SO GENIUS! I have a bunch of those little clamps I hardly use but now I know exactly what they will be used for. Thanks so much for sharing the idea with us 🙂

  13. linda flanagan says:

    Pure genius – the simple things that make stamping so easy! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Dawn Easton says:

    Get out! LOL! WHAT a fabulous idea! Wish I’d seen this last week before I did some sponging for a challenge…I had orange fingers all day! haha!
    Thanks for passing on this tidbit Sharon!!

  15. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing that ‘good thing’. (saw you on Card of the week blog).

  16. Sue says:

    How neat! thankyou for sharing this idea. I’ll have to try this!

  17. Michelle says:

    You are a genius! Love it!

  18. Joan Ervin says:

    OMG, I could have had a V8!!! Is this not the coolest thing….so simple!!! So why did’t any of us think of it….go figure!!! Off to fix all my sponges!!!

  19. Debbie Stelton says:

    What a great idea this is especially if you are some one who does workshops and it really saves on time and money. TFS.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  20. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Ha, what a great idea! I’ve been seeing those cute binder clips on clearance at Staples but didn’t think I needed them! Don’t you just LOVE the Classroom? I do!!! Off to check out the post with the sponges, LOL!

  21. leslierich says:

    What a wonderful idea and your class will so appreciate this! No more inky fingers getting ink on their cards. Great!

  22. Carla says:

    What a clever idea! Thanks so much for sharing the tip, Sharon! I’m off to hunt down clips!

  23. Dawn says:

    well, thank you Sharon!….and Ellen hehe

  24. sue johnson says:

    great idea!

  25. Doris says:

    Isn’t it amazing how the greatest ideas are so simple! Not only will my fingers stay clean, but no more nail marks on the paper from where I pressed too hard. Thanks!

  26. Dru says:

    This is a great idea!! This is probably a dumb question, but is there a particular type of sponge used for this?

  27. Dee says:

    I too, am Impressed!!
    Wonderful Idea…TFS

  28. Thanks for sharing cuz I’ve never seen this before and believe it or not I don’t live under a rock! 😉 Nancy

  29. Mel M. M. M. says:

    Ouuuuuuuu! Squeal of joy! I love love love this and nope I’d never seen it. My fingers thank you mightily. You’re wonderful! :O)

  30. Erin says:

    So cool, plus you could now label them with the color name and save them! Off to staples!

  31. Wow. Thanks for seeing these on Ellen`s blog. What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing with us all.

  32. LadyDoc says:

    Great idea- thanks for passing it along!

  33. Lynda Hidalgo says:

    Oh my! I use to do this when my son was alil fart to paint with(didn’t want to get paint on his fingers when finger painting) and completely forgot all about it . Thank you for sharing and will be using this idea again for sure!

  34. I tried this last night – and it works awesome!! Love this tip. I bought my clips from the dollar store – what a great use for them!

  35. Isn’t it amazing how a simple thing like a clip can come in soooo very handy. TFS

  36. Kelly L says:

    Wow, what a great idea. I had never seen it before either! 🙂

  37. Kay McBride says:

    well of course i have not seen it and thanks so much for sharing that is a great idea and i have lots of those little clips.

  38. nancy littrell says:

    OMG…..so simple, yet a Great Idea ! TFS

  39. JeanMarie says:

    Have not seen this before !! TFS 🙂 !

  40. Pam says:

    Talk about a ‘v8 moment! This is genious!

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