Link: Sparkle with Hand-Mixed Embossing Powder!

Learn how to give your embossing powder an extra sparkle using Terri Sproul mixers.  Lesle Rahye shows us how in her latest Viva Las Vegastamps! design team tutorial.

While you are there, check out the latest plates of rubber up for pre-sale-20% off  plus there is a code for free shipping in the VLVS April newsletter.

I don't know if I've ever explained what the plates of rubber are.  When stamps are sent to the vulcanizer to be pressed into rubber, they are setup on boards with as many stamps on each board as possible.  The boards are pressed into rubber plates.  When the plates arrive, they get cut up into separate stamps.   Obviously, if VLVS has orders for the whole plates, they save money because they don't have to cut the stamps out.

So what do you get with a plate?  Unmounted rubber stamps that you have to cut out yourself.  The number of stamps varies--you might get 15 if the stamps are all small.  You might get 5 if the stamps are all huge.
But either way, you're getting a great deal.

You can buy existing plates for $21.95, which is a great price, but if you pre-order the plates that have been sent to the vulcanizer, you get 20% off the already low price--$17.95.

If you're new to stamping and want to build up a supply, this is a fantastic deal.  If you're an addict like I am, it's an irresistible deal, lol.