Acrylic stamps should come with a warning label…

June 9, 2010 at 10:15 pm 12 comments

that say in large bold letters in the brightest color possible…Hey dumba$$…yeah you… acrylic stamps should definitely not under any circumstances be left in the sun. I mean seriously how else is someone to supposed  to figure out that the sun…which is hot…will heat things…even things like a plastic polymer which are not meant to be heated…and thereby destroy them. I mean I guess the average person could rely on some common sense to figure it out but no not me…apparently I decided to give common sense the day off and because there was no large warning label from the scrapper general warning me of the dangers from the molten ball of gas in the sky I left a stack of my stamp cases filled with acrylic stamps on the edge of my picnic table…all day…while I scrapped…completely oblivious to the slow steady rise in temperature that was taking place until it was too late and they were destroyed. And as if it was not tragic enough that I slow baked a whole stack of my stamps like an Idaho potato I discovered that the top 2 cases…which had the most damage…were in fact my newest sets of stamps. 
So so sad…so many good stamps needlessly lost. All this senseless tragedy and waste because the stamp companies couldn’t be bothered to put a large red universal no sign over a cute little graphic of the sun on the front of the package…I mean come on like that would take so much effort on their part. So I blame them…the thoughtless, inconsiderate stamp manufacturers for woefully neglecting to warn me and the rest of  the scrapping population of this incredible danger. And yes I said I blame them…not me… for this senseless tragedy…after all this is America…land of the lawsuit…where we take pride in blaming others for our own monstrously huge acts of stupidity…and for that I say God Bless America. After all I cannot assume blame…that would mean I would have to admit I was a complete and total moron and well that just ain’t gonna happen. So to all those stamp companies out there I say…please please please for the sake of those lacking the common sense God gave billy goats…won’t you please put a warning on your package before another innocent stamp is harmed. Thank you.

Authors note…the above story was slightly embellished for dramatic effect.

Only 4 of the 24 stamps in the top 2 cases were actually damaged…they are too warped to stamp clearly…and even though they were good stamps…luckily they weren’t expensive stamps…they were $1 stamps from Jo’s but it’s still tragic because they were really pretty $1 stamps and I hadn’t even used them yet.

Author’s note #2…Even though the stamps were destroyed, I was still able to save the printed transparencies that showed the stamps image and used one to make this card…

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  • 1. Kerry  |  June 9, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    ::plays taps slowly for Jen’s lost stamps::

    I’ve never heard of this happening. Only you Arble. Then again, I don’t think this would happen with high quality Photopolymer ones – like PTI or Hero Arts?? This is what you get for buying those crappy $1 stamps woman. (yea I own a lot of them too)

    stamping is a high risk sport.

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  • 2. scrapthat/dolly  |  June 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    LOL Cute response from Kerry too.
    Taking off my hat in giving the due respect any stamp, even a dollar store stamp deserves…a SENSELESS death. and to think they never even saw an inking. *sniff*sniff

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  • 3. Luv2talk  |  June 10, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Do you want my legal advice? I’m not a lawyer but I know one. Sue the stamp maker first. If you can’t get anything out of them, then I’d go after the sun. If you don’t get anything out of either of them, sue BP. With all the lawsuits they’ll be sifting through, you might get lucky and they’ll just pay you off without really knowing what in the heck they’re looking at. That’s my legal advice.

    Bummer on the stamps.

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  • 4. Lex  |  June 10, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I totally agree with with Luv2talk. Damn you BP, damn you to hell. At least you were still able to use the transparencies, lovely card!

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  • 5. Jingle  |  June 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Suckage, dude. You used that transparency piece really well! I love your card!

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  • 6. Julie  |  June 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    LOL! you crack me up. I am sorry for the terrible sun burn tragedy though! Glad it didn’t bake all of them into oblivion. Love that you used the transparency! Great idea!

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  • 7. Veronica  |  June 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I can join you in the “Class Action Suit” that will/should take place! I mean really! They put a label on hairdryers to NOT use while in the tub, why can’t they put a stinkin label on a package of stamps!? They put “Warning-contents may be hot” on coffee lids! You get my drift? I think we have a case kid, regardless of WHERE you purchased and the amount! LOL
    BTW, loved the transparency idea! 😉

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  • 8. reneelamb  |  June 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    *snort* your post had me rolling girl! I can’t say I’ve ever pulled that but I do feel for ya! ha Love the card!

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  • 9. jennylilac  |  June 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Oh noooo not the stamps! Glad you shared this so none of mine will meet the same fate!!

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  • 10. heather g.  |  June 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    oh jenn….you make me giggle! the “hey dumba$$” comment had me cracking UP! bummer about the stamps but they weren’t all ruined and that is a SUPERB idea using transparencies to stamp on. you continue to inspire me!

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  • 11. reneelamb  |  June 24, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Just poppin in on ya to see how things are going! Hope you are well! xoxoxoxox

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  • 12. Jaimie Mulheron  |  August 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Fantastic story, tragic loss.

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