Friday, February 26, 2010

Got Some Goodies!

Well, I really wanted to have a craft to share with you all today, but we had parent teacher conferences this afternoon, and since we needed a sitter for that (gotta love grandparents!) my hubby and I decided to take advantage of it and do a little shopping together. We just got home and it's already almost eight, so even if I did rush through a card or a pair of earrings, there would be no good lighting (my camera does best with natural light) which means crappy pictures, and it's just not worth it for that.

So I will have something to share on Monday, but for now, check out these goodies I picked up today! I don't know if you're like me, but I LOVE looking at all those youtube videos of people unpacking their latest craft haul. I just find it interesting to see what's out there on the market and what people's favorite tools and embellishments are.

I got lucky today, because I found a new craft store! It's just this tiny, hole-in-the-wall place, but she actually kept a decent supply, and a lot of what I saw there were specialty items that I haven't seen anywhere else in town. She had some adorable patterned papers, cute stamps and.... COPIC MARKERS! Not a lot, maybe two or three each of a dozen colors, but two of them were on my wishlist already, so I grabbed those for now and will probably go back for a few others in the next couple weeks.

There's my haul. Three sheets of patterned paper, two clear stamps, one rubber stamp, and two copic markers (B6 Peacock Blue and Y11 Light Yellow). I just love that little typewriter stamp! I have a thing for old typewriters, and it will be fun to make cards for all my writer friends using it. The side has a tiny bonus stamp that reads "I < 3 u" (the < and the 3 are together, but for some reason it won't let me post them that way) that you can stamp onto the paper if you choose. As for the clear stamps, one is a little puppy that was on sale for $.99 and the other is a gecko that says "Age is just a number... mine is unlisted." I thought that would be really cute for birthday cards, especially more masculine cards where flowers and butterflies might not be as appreciated. Lol. Plus, I think he could be very versatile. I can add a little party hat and some balloons, or switch up the sentiments... He could also be used on a card for little boys, or on the homework sheets I grade for my son's teacher. So he had to come home with me.

Here's a close up of the papers. I absolutely adore this one, and wish I would have picked up a couple sheets of it. Oh well, guess I'll just have to go back! Those dogs are so stinkin' cute, aren't they? I think any of them would be darling cut out and popped off a card or used as an accent on a scrapbooking page. See that red polkadotted Scottie? I have plans for him. That stripey dachshund makes me smile. And the brown dog next to him with the flowery ears just melts my heart. There's a whole lotta love goin' on there. It's from the Junebug collection by Basic Grey if you want to search for it.

This sheet is called Kitchen Recipe Cards Cut Out by BoBunny. I thought it would be the perfect compliment to the mixer and measuring cup I colored on my first Copics tryout. Actually, it works with that whole "What's the Scoop" by Hero Arts stamp collection.

And lastly, this flowery page from pinkpaislee is called Hearts Abloom from their Cupid Collection. It's so me, with the soft blues and pinks, and deep chocolate and red. Wouldn't this be adorable with some buttons in the flower centers? This might be another sheet I have to pick up more of. I can think of all sorts of possibilities with it.

And then these are the backs. I love it when designer papers are double sided! I just feel like I'm getting more for my money, since I have a coordinating pattern already built in. I can just cut off a strip and flip it over, and viola! I've got a matching piece to use with the focal point of my card. The pink gingham is the other side of the Hearts Abloom sheet, the polkadots the back of the Basic Grey paper, and the recipe cards are the same as the other side, but with fewer sentiments. Pretty neat, huh?
So what's your most recent craft purchase?


  1. Girl you done good!!! I love the papers....especially the bobunny sheet and the puppies! I really dig double sided papers too. Just makes using scraps easier :)

  2. That animal paper is adorable! It reminds me of a box I have with animals printed on it. I also really like the flowered paper. So fun!


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...