Have you ever wished you could strike it rich? I think about that all the time. Look at the woman who created the Miracle Mop. I bought one but it’s no miracle! If it could mop the floors by itself then that would be a miracle. One time I had this great idea for an expandable utensil insert. Unfortunately, someone had already come up with the idea.
Recently I came across a youtube video of a nifty little tool called the MISTI. That stands for “The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented”. When I saw the video I knew I had to have one. Those of you that know me personally know that I create my own handmade cards. I haven’t put Hallmark out of business but I do enjoy making my own cards. It gets a little stressful at Christmas time because my address list is almost 100+. I try to cut back. Yes, I know we now have social media to keep connected with friends and family but a card in the mail still has meaning to me.
Anyway, more about this incredible invention! A woman by the name of Iliana Myska invented it. She had initially started card-making when she was asked to serve on the Women’s Ministry at her church. She was in charge of the card ministry. Her addiction to crafting grew into stamping. While making one hundred Christmas cards for the church, Iliana became frustrated with errors and inconsistencies while stamping. An idea occurred and after several trips to the hardware store MISTI was born.
By now you are thinking “so what”. Well, it may be a fad but I was at a scrapbooking/card expo on Friday and they were selling the MISTI like hotcakes. This one woman created a cool tool and is reaping the benefits of it. I think most inventions come about by accident with lots of trial and error. So there is still hope for those of us out there that have a dream. Who knows, maybe one of my designs will catch on and everyone will want one! A girl can dream can’t she?!?!
We are all gifted in something. How are you using your God-given gifts?
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