Congrats to Cheryl who won the World Vision Giveaway and to Valerie who won the Chick-Fil-A giveaway! I do not have any immediate giveaways lined up but hopefully will soon. January should be busy, busy, busy. I am the girl scout cookie mom for my youngest daughter's troop and things are really picking up at work.
Hopefully I will also have some "me" time. Today I purchased some new scrapbooking/cardmaking supplies and am looking forward to receiving these. I am excited about my new purchases and cannot wait to come back and share my creations. It is so easy to get inspired by other bloggers - I love looking over scrapbooking blogs. Although I am a beginner, I have made huge strides in increasing my skill set over the past few months.
I am really into paper-crafting lately although do not have as much time to invest in creating as I wish I had.
If you are thinking of papercrafting I will warn you, this is a highly addictive and very expensive hobby. I have a vast number of supplies but still feel like I never have enough. There are always new techniques to try that require different materials/tools. I am confident that the most recent purchases will keep me occupied for a while though. (see below)
Some of the items I purchased:
A variety of deeply discounted Embossing Folders:
Scrapbooking For Less:
Great prices here! It takes a while to browse but the results are worth it. Huge variety available.
I scored a huge grab bag:
Amazon is actually a great place to score scrapbooking materials. You just need to keep checking for changes in pricing
Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine Beginner's Kit
I am really looking forward to trying this! This only embosses. Since I already have a Cricut I did not feel the need for a machine that both embossed and die cut. I plan to use it primarily for card making and embellishments to do not need one of the more robust (and more expensive) models.
Darice,1201-15 Value Pack Hole Punches in 3 Shapes - when creating tags these are great for a clean finish.
Glue Dots Pack
A lady at work told me about these and I am very grateful. I go through these dots like crazy! I arm myself with glue sticks and glue dots and go to town.
There are different sizes and styles. Some give an almost indestructable hold and others are removeable. Most are flat but I have some that raise the embellishment or item being glued to give more dimension to the project.
EK Success Inkadinkado Lace Doilies Cling Stamp
I love mandalas - great to color with Gel Pens.
Sew Easy Tool, zig-zag stitch head and piercing mat.
I love the crafty touch of sticking on cards and embellishments
I also snagged a Heat It tool and embossing powder for stamping and floss and needles for use with the Sew Easy tool.
Multi-colored cards and envelopes
Perfect for cards or gift bags
I look forward to sharing my creations with you! I also plan to use upcycled materials as well. Until then happy crafting......