Thursday, 10 September 2015

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Have you ever heard this saying before?

It is a favourite of my Dad's. And I heard it loud and clear in my head the other day as I tried to save a bit of money. But as the saying goes, it cost me in the end.

I bet  you have seen the videos or heard about people trying all sorts of methods to straighten their Big Shot acrylic mats. I have. Hence the reason I am writing this post.

My plates have seen lots of love, use and abuse. So they were looking worse for wear, and I have cooked them before and had some success. Last week was an exception. I don't know if I had the oven too high or they were in their for too long. But this was the end result.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


As you can see, it did not end well. 

Trying to save myself a bit of money didn't work. And seriously, what was I trying to achieve? The plates are not expensive to buy. They are only $19. Geez, why did I even bother. I needed to buy new ones anyway. I found that they bent a lot quicker after I cooked them the previous time. So yeah - Penny Wise and Pound Foolish. Plus the time I wasted doing this, I could of been creating !!

I know in future I won't even bother. I will just get new plates straight away. After all , they are not going to break the bank.

So don't be foolish like me, and just buy new plates.

Thanks for dropping by.
Happy creating.
Cheers,
Narelle

1 comment:

  1. I use one plate to cut on and one for embossing. I find that alternating the side that I cut on keeps them pretty flat.

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