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Friday, March 29, 2013

Looky What Arrived Today! and blog candy

quick note: 
last chance for my March blog candy, click here for details - deadline is March 31. 
April's blog candy question is revealed at the bottom of this post.

My eBosser arrived today! Knowing I can only crank my beloved Grand Calibur and Big Kick 2 or 3 times at most before symptoms are triggered, my girl friend Linda suggested the eBosser. I am delighted! It arrived today and is already my best friend. (thank you, Linda!)

It actually uses less space than the grand calibur because there is no handle! It accepts 8.5 inch wide paper/fabric/etc AND up to 12" long.

Mine came with several perks, including 3 8.5"x11" embossing folders with card ideas and special folds, a magnetic shim, the embossing mat (for dies like Spellbinders) and recicpe book for all the different  brands of dies! AND it takes the old style "Bigz" dies!

The Big Kick and Grand Calibur will now have to sit on the shelf. eBosser comes with a one year guarantee, but I warranteed it through Square Trade for 3 years for $20.

Have I used it? Only to emboss two 8.5 x 11 pieces of card stock. EASY. No more cranking!

Now I can make more layers and use my dies whenever I desire. Am I happy?

Oh yes! This will be a big help to me! (and Jack because he won't have to come in at my beck and call to crank the older machines!)

Linda also helped me find a wonderful deal. For the same price at Amazon, HSN also included 3 awesome embossing folders, the magnetic and embossing mats, and a big smile! LOL

So, that brings us to the blog candy for April: 
a Papertrey Ink stamp set! 

Probably this eBosser is a female, because females exemplify efficient multitasking and caring helpfulness. But you never know... What should "its" name be? Please leave your recommendation for a good name in the comments section (or e-mail me privately) and your name will be placed in the basket for a drawing on April 30 (sorry, I still have not taken the time to learn how to do the thingy). Just as with my January, February, and March blog candies, you do NOT have to become a follower (though I love it if you are LOL), and I will do my best to advise you if you are the winner. Either make your e-mail address available through blogger, or in your comment, or e-mail me.

I'm looking forward to seeing what names you all come up with!

happiness hugs,


Ab Fab Designs said...

Hi Donna
I also have the Ebosser and I demo it at all the shows ,it is a lovely machine we sell 100's at any one time .
Enjoy it I'm sure you will love it as I do .
A lot of people don't but then it's only because of user error .
If you have the correct sandwich you will be in heaven with this machine
Big hugs xxx

brenda said...

So pleased to read this post Donna as I have been mulling over the e.bosser but not really known anyone who has one.

I am on my second GC and if things run as the last one it's only a matter of time before bits are rattling inside again, so the e.bosser may be my answer.

Hope you have a lovely Easter.

B x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, looks like an impressive machine. I'm still using my little cuttle bug :) Happy Easter! Shirleyxx

Brenda said...

Awesome!!! You'll have to tell me how you like it as you use it more... I'm glad you found something to make your crafting life easier :):):)

Brenda said...

So happy you've found something to make your crafting life easier!!! Then we can see more fabulous things more often! Yippee....

Brenda said...

So glad you found something to make your crafting life easier!!! Now we'll see even more fabulous creations more of the time yippee

Nikki Payne said...

Aghhh, lucky you :)
I have got the Ebosser on my wish list however as I have the GC it isn't on the top of my list, but maybe my birthday list:).
You asked me how I adhere my buttons, well to achieve this look I have used a hot glue gun which is instant, but you could also use pinflair 3d gel or silicon gel or even some foam pads.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my projects, I really apprieciate it :)
Nikki X

Sue said...

Donna, I am so excited for you. My local stamp store got them in and had a demo day,it looks fantastic. I to am on my second GC, they did replace the first one, which broke, to be fair.
Have fun learning all that it can do..enjoy. Happy Easter too.


Anne Temple said...

I can't wait to hear more about this. I've been thinking about it once I realized it replaces both the Big Shot and my Grand Calibur. My hesitation is I heard it can curl the very thin Spellbinder dies (I had that happen once when I used them with my Big Shot). Let me know what you think once you've played with it more.

Barbara Bruder said...

Awesome tool. This seems perfect for you. Glad that this going to work out for you. I am sure you will put this to good use. Have fun with your new toy/tool.

Lynne in NI said...

Enjoy playing with your new toy ... I'd love one of these!
Oh and I reckon you should call her Emily :)

NanaConnie said...

That's so wonderful for you, Donna! I haven't made the decision to upgrade as yet and still rely happily on my Big Shot and my GC, grabbing whichever one is closest at the moment.
Name for the new eBosser? Oh, she has to be an "Allie", after my own sweet Grammy who was the most wonderful multi-tasker and gentle, loving woman in the entire world! Hugs, my dear -- NC

Verna Angerhofer said...

That sounds like a cool machine and I hope it works great for you. I know my arms are getting to the point too, where it is harder and harder to crank that handle. I think Emma Boser sounds like a good name, since you said she had to be a woman.

Cheryl said...

What a fun toy! Have fun with it. I've had my eye on one for a while but haven't made the jump yet.

Hmmm..... not sure what to name her. Maybe Doris?

Leslie Miller said...

Hmmm...I haven't heard of this machine. My Grand Calibur has never given me a problem, knock on wood. Maybe a matter of time. I probably don't give it as good a work out as you did yours. Still have my Cuttlebug for back up. I like the name, Emma Bosser, as mentioned by Verna, above. I'll be waiting to hear how you get on with her.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Good for you Donna (and Jack) Now you can leave Jack to get on with the cooking while you craft away!! So glad for you. Looking forward to seeing the fruits of "her" labor!

Stampsnob said...

Sounds like a super machine I would call it BFF&E.... Best Friend Forever and Ever.... Lis

Sue from Oregon said...

First off...I love the bouncy Snoopy!
Your new toy looks like it is a perfect fit for you! Not much on crafty naming so I would just probably call her Bossy!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! what a Wonderful embossing machine Miss Donna!! You are a lucky Lady for sure!! Can't wait to see all your Fabulous embossed creations! 8-)


McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Donna, I have the eBosser and I love it, I know you will enjoy using it!
Kevin xx

Anne-Marie said...

That is so funny that you are asking for suggestions to name your new crafty matie.....I'm getting one for my birthday (June) and have already decided to call her of our grandkiddles is nicknamed Bossie Bessie...hahaaa!

Berni Cuttino said...

Hi DE, congrats on the E Bosser, I do not own one, but I have had a lot good things about her. I would called her, my sidekick.

Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful. I can't wait to see one up close. I would name her Dee since she is so ddeeeelightful to work with.. Enjoy from

Cammy404 said...

Heeheheee, I LOVE getting new toys in the mail. :) I have never thought to name them. LOL. It's funny that you think of names for them because it makes me giggle. Just on Saturday we took the kids to the LA Zoo nd my husband bought my daughter a toy penguin. She is now at the age where she loves the "My Little Pony". She wanted to call her pink penguin "Pinky Pie" and my son wanted to name her penguin "Bubblegum", so we ended up calling her pink penguin "Pinky Pie Bubblegum". So for your new toy, I would have to give it a my little pony name of "Dee's Twilight Sparkle" because it has blue in it! :)

Monica said...

Hello Donna, I am so happy that you like your new ebosser. I have never heard of it so thanks for educating me :-) May you get much crafting joy from it... and may all that joy you give to others come back to you doublefold, my friend.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my goodness Donna-here it is the e-bosser. Holy smokes is it ever cool-I love it. I cannot get another machine though. I have a Cuddlebug (I am on my second one and it is my work horse), a Grand Calibur, and a Big Shot Pro. But if something were to happen to the first two, I would consider

As for the name I am inclined to go with calling her Jean Grey. The reason: She could just use her brain and do 5 chores at once which is exactly what you could do while using this machine. I had all boys so I am pretty familiar with Comic Book Super

Congratulations on your new machine and Happy Crafting with it. Can't wait to hear more about it.

Bear Hugs,

Gail said...

I'd be tempted to call your new toy: Mama Boss. I have so many machines including "Big Red" the original Sizzix, Grasshopper (the green Cuttlebug), Torpedo (my Cricut when it's closed reminds me of a torpedo), Little One (my Sizzix Sidekick), Grandy (my Grand Caliber) can see the pattern here. Hugs, Gail

aussie aNNie said...

Mine is in the post, I purchased one and waiting it's play thing I hope to get rid of the cuttlebug and eZycut...with handles.
I'm thinging Betty

Julie Z said...

Ok, got the kids on the bus, laundry started, and the wood burner going - now I can get back to your posts lol!

I couldn't resist....I got a great one for your eBosser....I think it's got to be called Miss Mae! As in Mae West - she always left a "strong impression"; so I thought that would be a really appropriate name!

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough" Mae West

Found a bunch more great ones here:
So many great quotes by her.... some inspiring; many funny - all great testaments to the witty "impressions" she left!

Hope your eBosser, "Miss Mae" lol, works out great for you!

Gerlinde said...

Have not heard about the eBosser! I bought the Vagabond and hid it from my friends for months because I didn't want them to think I was too lazy to do the cranking thing. It sure makes life easier, tho, especially when you are mass producing Christmas cards! So glad it's made things easier for you!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Hi Donna.... I am so glad you recieved the eBosser. I dont have one myself but have heard it is great for people who have issues with their hands due to arthritis and other things. I love that they are making items now for everyone to enjoy creating. Like Fiskars and their Squeeze handled punches. Makes me happy. Hmmm. A name. Well it has to be female. I completely agree with you on that. So I think "Miss Joy" would be a good one. Because now you are going to have so much joy crafting without any trouble from embossing.

Stamping in Pink said...

I shall look forward to hearing how you get on with this Donna because I don't use my buggie as much as I would like cos it hurts my hands and shoulders.
I don't know if anyone has already said this one, the fibro clouds my brain at times, so I was thinking Ginger, after that famous quote, she did everything Fred did but had to do it backwards and in high heels too! Or Miz Bossy lol! hugs Karen

Barb Harmon said...


The embosser is really cool. The name is terrible ! After seeing it in person I would name it The Mini-Mite.


Anonymous said...


Of course I am so pleased that you have an e-bosser! How cool is that!
ENJOY. And I love your most recent BUTTERFLY with the birds in the wings....what a gorgeous card and all the parts that go with it! Thanks for sharing. Carol

Sandy Cimbaro said...

I haven't heard of this machine. Sounds like just the thing for you.

I think you should name it Emma. If you've seen that French toilet paper video you might guess why I'm suggesting that name.

Glo said...

I think.....Mirtilla!


Sian Ridley said...

I am so glad that this has made your life easier! This means we can look forward to more embossing and die cutting beauties on your cards :)

I think you should call her Doris! I call the woman on my sat nav Doris, and a friend of mine (who sadly passed away a few months ago) had a mannequin in his flat called Doris and she was super cool! :)

Dawn said...

This tool sounds like a little gem! I'm sure you will enjoy it and use it often :) I have been trying to come up with a name for it since I originally read your post a couple weeks ago, but for some reason Betsy is just stuck in my head! That was the name my mother gave our car when I was little. She was a very reliable car and hopefully your new toy will be too:)

Hugs, Dawn

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
ich habe noch nichts von einem Ebosser gehört bisher und bin ganz fasziniert das es so etwas gibt um sich die Arbeit zu erleichtern.
Ich wünsche dir ganz viel Spaß beim ausprobieren und werde gespannt lesen was alles mit diesem Ebosser möglich ist.
Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

Divinity said...

i've been wondering why they haven't come up with an electronic version. i still love my cuttlebug -- but then i don't have issues cranking the sandwiches thru. glad you have something to make crafting easy -- it's my way to relax...and everyone needs that. :)

i'd call it "smiley"....'cause it's sure to bring a smile to your face everytime it puts a sandwich thru that you don't need to crank thru no more. :)


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