Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Vacation and a Sticky Little Give-Away

No card today, but I am so happy I got a ship notice on my latest PTI order! In celebration, I'm going to give away a roll of 1/8" Scor-Tape to a random comment on today's post. All you have to do is share what papercraft supplies you ordered or bought recently. Leave a comment before midnight Monday, June 20.

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My PTI order includes Gracious Vases, Happy Trails, Mehndi Medallion, Grunge Me, and the Gingham background set. Oh, I can't wait!!!!!

So, what have YOU bought recently?

84 comments:

  1. I just got the Scotch ATG gun. I also recently bought some cute stamps for $1!

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  2. i bought a TON of storage at wally world the other day, but i also just ordered some hero arts stamps that are 60% off at 2peas...i have a full cart at simon says too LOL ooh, i also just ordered a new video camera, not exactly a "supply" but i will be using it when i craft

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  3. also, i read on amy tsuruta's blog awhile ago that if you change you comment to a pop out box it works more reliably, so i did that and i seem to be getting the normal amount of comments again

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  4. Nothing like getting a box of goodies! My most recent purchase was some Tim Holtz embossing folders for my new Sizzix Texture Boutique...I just love it, and want all the folders! Thanks for the giveaway; I truly enjoy reading your blog.

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  5. Oooh I love getting parcels. I found a site in the UK that sells US stamps that we normally have to pay high shipping for. I ordered on Tuesday and recieved on Thursday morning some fabulous Layers of Color and Flourishes stamps. I am a happy bunny.
    Lynne xxx

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  6. Glue sticks - I go through them quicker than chocolate, which is saying something (grin).

    And Happy Father's Day to all those men in your life!!

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  7. Can never have enough adhesive! You can't buy any here so I usually order it in bulk. :) I have some PTI goodies on the way - Gracious Vases, Happy Trails, Alpha-Blocks, School Time, Chair-ished and Hello, Friend. Have a lovely Sunday!

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  8. I finally gave in, and bought some Copics with birthday money from grandma. I went ahead and got 4 of the Papertrey trio colors and a blender. I held out as long as I could!

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  9. Well, you know we're all going to order what you did, knowing that you're going to come up with some fabulous cards we'll want to copy! I just got an order from SU, including the stamp set "Sunny Fun," which is borders of popsicles, flip flops, and kids playing in water. It's cute, and I thought it'd make great summer cards. Also got some Real Red CS, as I think it's the prettiest red in the industry, some SU dimensionals (also the best I've found), mellow moss CS @ $1.99 Clearance Rack, and some ribbon & twine. I SO want PTI's Gracious Vases! I'm looking forward to see what you'll do with it. Also, a brand new Michael's opened a mile from my house yesterday. Eek! I see a constant flow of $ there. I got some Ranger ink pads, a couple HA stamps, a MS punch and various stuff. I gotta' quit buying!.......right after Gracious Vases......

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  10. Oh I can't wait to see what you create with the vases!!! I'm not telling what I bought, but you'd approve.

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  11. lol...stamps, of course!!! I'm addicted :) Thank you for a chance to win. I'm working on some party invitations for a lady now, and the scor-tape would come in handy!

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  12. so jealous of mehndi medallion & grunge me! i bought "background basics: woodgrain", "everyday blessings", buttons, ribbon, and even got my anniversary set-- woo hoo!

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  13. Thanks for the chance to win. I want the PTI's Gracious Vases also but the only thing I have purchased recently is Sizzix Country & Flowering Foilage Set of embossing folders.

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  14. Love those PTI orders! Sounds like you have a fun one coming! My latest purchase is an Inkadinkadoo stamp from Mike's...a new one they are carrying...never saw it before...of a bottle holding a poppy. Gorgeous! I have it inked up and stamped...now trying to gather up the courage to color it!

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  15. I so want what you ordered. As a matter of fact, it's sitting in my shopping cart. Just haven't had the time to go back and think about what i really want. What I did order recently, are 8 new Amuse Ink Pads. I just love them.

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  16. So funny you should ask...I just ordered $60 worth of stamps and Spellbinders label dies from Two Peas in a Bucket yesterday! I can't wait to get some Hero Arts stamps that were on clearance...one in particular I'm excited about is the florish background. I've wanted it forever!

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  17. SU new In Colors and 16 reinkers--now all of my ink pads have reinkers!! Great day.
    I will order some fun new SU goodies in about 13 days and counting.

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  18. I had a little shopping trip yesterday ... the newest Take Ten magazine, a Martha Stewart Bangle Chain border punch, and lots of new 6" paper pads. ♥ it all.

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  19. Sadly, I have not purchased any stamping supplies in over a year! But I am having fun rediscovering what I already have, shopping in my own stash as it were. ;-)

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  20. I just received the new SU In Colors (paper, ink and markers), Fabulous Florets set and matching DSP. Thanks for the chance to win! Score-Tape is awesome!

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  21. Very fun to read what everyone is purchasing. I just received the lastest SU In Colors (paper and ink). My favorite new stamps are some of the Technique Tuesday stamps from Ali Edwards. I love that she uses different fonts in one sentiment.

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  22. Happy Sunday to you! Rec'd my PTI shipping order too. I'm collecting the Flower Fusion sets and dies so those are on the way along with a Tag It set and the YOF mini collection. Hoping it all arrives Monday!

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  23. I love Amy's comment - shopping in my own stash. I wish I had that discipline. My most recent order was from Ellen Hutson, Memory Box mostly.

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  24. I bought an EK Success border punch yesterday,at my local Ben Franklin Crafts. It was on a great sale, marked down to 2.99! Couldn't pass it up!
    DeniseB

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  25. I have just bought from Michael's 2 packs of refill tape for my ATG gun - it's hard to get at home in NZ

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  26. I just got my PTI notice that it will be shipping out Monday and I expect it will be delivered next week :) I ordered the Gracious Vases Stamp set, Sweet Baby Stamp set and coordinating die and the Rhythm & Soul Stamp set. I think I should have ordered the music background stamp, too, or maybe I can find some old music sheets that I can use as a bg.

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  27. I love scor-tape! I'll give it a try -
    I just finished ordering on-line about 8 re-inkers for the Ranger distress inks (especially Antique Linen because I'll be using that color for my wedding invitations - all 300+ of them!)

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Hugs!

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  28. I love the Scor-tape, and I learned about it from you Susan! My latest PTI purchases were Sending You and Mat Stack 3 back in March. More recently, I've been buying Minkee to make a little taggie for my grandchild - Jackson - born this week, and Moda Full Circle monograms and fabrics by Kathy Schmitz.

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  29. Through overstock.com I bought a small snowman stamp by Unity, and a Tim Holtz set whose name escapes me. It's the one with an airplane, map, compass, and airline boarding pass. So cool!

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  30. Bought a ton of Stampin Up! Really love my new ribbon punch, and am excited about the melon mambo EP! As soon as I pinish this powerpoint for my professor hubby, I am all over it!

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  31. I am eagerly awaiting my ship notice from Papertrey! Got some goodies from my *very* long wish list with some birthday gift certificates and card making moolah. I also ordered Mehndi Medallions & Gracious Vases as well as Polka Dots Basics II and several dies to add to my collection. I have been a long-time fan of your work on SCS and am now a happy follower of your blog. Quite fitting that this is my first blog comment! :o)

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  32. Scrap-mart exclusive dies (2 sets) and my first ZING embossing powders, both on the way... And a couple embossing folders. I have nearly 200 now... (oops), but love 'em all!

    now i need a way to catalogue them... So i don't have to go thru that big box... :)

    ps; love your blog! I check daily!
    luv,
    karin

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  33. I bought a bunch of $1 stamps and a Fiskers border punch (notebook) and didn't remember that I already had bought EK Success edge punch just like it! HA that stuff happens all the time!

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  34. I just got my PTI order yesterday and I bought dream on, sweet baby with the matching dies, the onsie die, tag its #5, flower fusion #5 both with matching dies and think big favorites #5.

    I am so addicted.

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  35. The latest things I ordered are stamps from Hero Arts - the peacock, row of houses and the poppy backgrounder stamp. I didn't place a PTI order this month, but plan to in July. I have to have that Medallion set for sure! I did buy a few things here and there on the Buy/Sell/Trade forum to hold me over! Thanks for the chance to win some scor tape! I don't have the 1/8" size!

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  36. i took the semi.plunge and bought some promarkers. best as i cd tell they are quite similar to copics, but much more economical. now i am practicing some coloring on cute little poppy stamps i have. looking forward to the gracious vases and grunge me cards. i really have my eye on those.
    marty

    p.s. i LOVE the "shopping in my own stash" comment. B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T!

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  37. just ordered more of Tombow from Business Supply at a great price and also Fiskars embossing stylus...I us the larger rounded end with my Scor-Buddy and Scor-Pal...I was going though their bone folder like crazy...the stylus fits right into the groove and I am a happy stamper
    blessings
    patti moffett

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  38. Hi Susan
    I bought stamps.
    Have a nice week

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  39. My favorite craft tools right now are my distressing tool and my vagabond. I can't believe the impressions you get with this baby! Intens! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Sam
    Samcam13@hotmail.com

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  40. I recently ordered from PTI's last release several stamp sets and dies and more paper! :)

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  41. Firstly, I love your blog and read every day. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. My latest purchase is two stamp sets from Artistic Outpost and I am so excited to get these vintage sets. Loving vintage and grunge right now and can't get enough of the style. Blessings, Diane

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  42. Tough to order stuff in Canada at the moment with our postal service locked out! So I had to make do with Michael's 40% off sale on distress inks, instead. :P I've never used scor-tape, but you could change that. ;)

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  43. I have been having fun playing with some new cling stamps. Also, I decided to try the pink ATG because of a ridiculously great price. I wondered if its size would make it difficult to use, but it's easy and precise and the adhesive is strong - yea! I'm still pondering a PTI order....

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  44. I treated myself to a few sheets of fun patterned paper and a cool ribbon rosette embellishment on clearance at Michael's on Friday. Nothing much but enough to have a little something new to play with!

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  45. Susan, I enjoy reading your blog every single day. I love your English major humor, and writing. Clean and simple cards make me smile too. Thank you for sharing your design tips as well. I try to remember them as I craft (is that a verb?). My latest purchase was punches. I'm getting tired of cutting! Thanks for sharing.
    Gail

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  46. The last papercrafting supplies I bought are numerous: pounds of paper and envelopes from Hollo's paper outlet; about ten small one dollar ink pads "studio g" from Michaels, my first set of clear stamps (a set which includes one which says: "Enjoy the simple things" and two sets of pearls - one black and one pink.

    Thanks -- Paper Doll

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  47. Loved the pear story and all I can say right now is that "Now I know!" LOL

    I just places a $200.00 order for COPIC markers and the new book to learn how to color like a pro. I sent the site to my daughter who is self-taught copic colorer' and told her to put down what I need. Of course she included a couple of things for herself but that was part of the deal! Sticky tape is a great win - use it a lot for 3-d gift items.

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  48. Funny you should ask about craft purchases.I recently bought 6 Jet Max cubes for more organized storage and promptly ordered more stuff! A new Nestie and Score Buddy from Cut at home and several rolls of ribbon off the SU clearance rack. So weak when it comes to sales.
    Score tape is one of the items I have been meaning to try.Thanks for the chance.
    Let the pears Rock ON!
    Lu C

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  49. I ordered from the PTI release - Mendhi Medallion, Tags Its, Think Big Favorites and the Fruit Fusion: Pear. Love those $5 sets! Since I'm on the West Coast, I have to wait far too long for my PTI goodies to arrive, but hopefully I'm have them by the end of the week. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. Oh. no. you. did. not. order. Happy Trails.

    To think I had this set in my cart and removed it because I remembered... butterfly farts.

    Gracious Vases and Daydreamer are on their way.

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  51. Hi Susan! I enjoy reading your blog. I recently bought the Martha Stewart Score Board and love it. I need a new paper cutter...any thoughts about a good one? I really get frustrated when my cuts aren't nice and square.

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  52. I WISH I could order something from PTI but right now there's no extra money in the coffers! I have Grunge me and you'll love it. I wanted the vase set. In fact for 6 weeks I've been making an order over on PTI - the total is up over $300, now. Doubt that will ever happen but there's so many things I want from them. Every release has something tempting. I figure some day I'll print off my order and then chose what I can afford and make a new order with much less on it. The last stamp set I got, which was a week ago, was one the I won - Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers. Love all of the images from it.

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  53. I spent so much, I feel like I deprived a family of its yearly income! At least after you convert USD to Indian Rupees! I finally am getting my cuttle bug, my very first order of PTI stamps and dies! I got that seriously awesome sentiment set by Dawn-Signature greetings, and my very favorite butterfly dreams (being a butterfly obsessive person). Just waiting till I can get my hands on them and play...of course, then I'll start planning for my next splurge, thereby making myself even more guilty!!

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  54. *claps* it's always a good start when I find out I've just bought most of the same products you have! You're never short of inspiration to share with us tired and jaded folk. Thanks!

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  55. Can't wait to see what you do with those PTI sets! They are all on my wishilst. Even though a local friend and I normally place a group order during PTI's releases, we didn't place an order this month since we are both saving up for the $100 order on 7/23. But I just got their chevrons set and some felt from another forum member.

    Thanks for giveaway! I have been thinking about buying some Scor-Tape and would love to win a roll of it.

    Josiane

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  56. I bought the Hope stamp set from Stampin Up and (im)patiently waiting for it's delivery soon. I'll be making note sets for my sister's annual breast cancer fund raiser at her pottery store.

    Pat J

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  57. I just purchased a case of Tombow refills. Not very exciting, but necessary. By ordering in bulk, I got them for $1.67 each. I use a lot, because I can't stand for a project to fall apart for lack of sufficient tape. Tried the ATG and liked the results, but it hurts my wrist.

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  58. Sólo papeles!!! lo demás puedo crearlo, pero me gusta tener buenos papeles para comenzar a trabajar y eso compro.

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  59. Thank you for the opportunity to win the Scor-Tape! I have the opportunity to visit Hobby Lobby tomorrow and will see what goodies I can find. My last order was the Four-Frames stamp set from SU and I love it!

    RitaR

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  60. I ordered three dies from Papertrey, including the
    Edger #3 die. I can't wait to get them. Thanks
    for a chance to win! I have always wanted to try
    Score tape.

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  61. Love the cards sent to you and your own dolphin card!

    Breaking a vow I made to myself I ordered some pretty dp-Blue Awning and Blossom by K&Company-love their pretty papers. Considering I haven't made a card in probably a month-weather, gardening, yardwork, graduations, weddings, etc. getting in the way-I sure don't need to buy anymore. I will need the tape!! :>)

    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  62. I bought a dollar stamp with a graduation theme and a little roll of white ric rac. I have been saving my pennies lately!

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  63. I just received two stamp sets from Papertrey--the dot spots and the framed set. I also bought the frilly button dies to use with my cuttle-bug.Thanks for the chance to win some tape!

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  64. I walked into a small local craft store to find they had the latest Graphic 45 paper and stamps. Wizard of Oz is the theme and I squeed out loud! I've wanted these but haven't seen them and was surprised to see they had it so I jumped at the chance. I am soooo happy! :D

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  65. I was so happy last week when my order of stamps from Rubbernecker arrived just before our postal strike started! Two lovely poinsettia stamps (one large, one small so ideal to cut out and layer), a spray of petunias, and a basket of mixed flowers.

    I love the Scor-Tape - it's how I stick all my cards together now.

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  66. Susan -- Thanks for the chance to win and for your great blog. I am a daily visitor for inspiration and a laugh! My last purchase was tape from "tapetastic". Not quite as "washi-ish" as I was hoping, but it will be fun to use anyway.

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  67. Thanks for the chance to win! My latest purchase was some used Amuse stamps! They are so cute!

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  68. I just received a large order from Blockheads Paper Arts. I was critically low on embossing powders...so I purchased 3 of the gigantic size containers. And, four Stickles, a Memento marker in pink, and some double sided tape. Lots of nuts and bolts kind of stuff. Also received some CS and the Square lattice embossing folder from Stampin' Up.

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  69. I just ordered some HA stamps (backgrounds like the "envelope" and "ledger) and some lemondrop, honeydew and teal baker's twine from an etsy shop. Still debating on a PTI order. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  70. My most recent orders have come from Mark's Finest Papers (thanks to you) and Ellen Hutson (Hero Arts and Memory Box dies).

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  71. My most recent delivery was from CTMH--a birthday set with inside and outside verses.

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  72. Going to try a comment thanks to your technical advice. Ironically, I've been trying to make my most recent purchase Scor-Tape but have been unsuccessful in finding it. Otherwise, my most recent order was Friday from River City Rubber Works during their half off sale. And since I used a gift certificate that I also purchase at half off, I pretty much got $40 worth of stamps for $10. Cool!

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  73. I just made an EBay purchase - a retired StampinUp set that has some chess pieces perfect for cards for my grandson! I would love to win-thanks for the chance to win :)

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  74. I love Scor tape! And can't wait to see your PTI order!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  75. I am awaiting my PTI order of Sweet Baby Stamp Set , Sweet Baby Die, Onesie die, Tiny Envelope Die, Vintage Cream Cardstock, Cardstock Sampler! I do love PTI!!

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  76. I just place an order on Twopeas for some stamps. Since there is sale going on. Can't wait.

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  77. Gah - what *haven't* I bought lately!!! I've been on a binge (I attribute it to early onset empty nester syndrome, as my one and only leaves for college all the way across the US in only 9 weeks). So I've been shopping online and locally - paper, stamps, inks, you name it. Sadly, my crafting mojo has left me high and dry, so it's all just piling up, waiting for the day when my creative spark decides to surface again.
    But it is a lot of fun getting all these packages! ;-)

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  78. Wow! I think my most recent packages were some MS punches, an Anna Griffin card kit, some Spellbinders Nestabilities and some Quickie Glue Sticks. I run through adhesives at an alarming rate. My favorites include: Scor-Tape, Tombow runner and Quickie glue sticks.

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  79. I haven't bought very much lately. I'm on a crafting diet trying to use up what I already have. The last items I bought were some scrapbooking papers to make a book for my new baby girl.

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  80. Ok, fairly recently I bought an ATG gun. BUT I don't love it. Possibly don't even like it. Good thing I bought it 1/2 off. *sigh*
    I also went to a recent show (kind of local)and bought some stuff. I felt very accomplished when I left until I looked through my bags and realized that I had only bought two stamps (well, sets) and a bunch of markers. Nothing was all that thrilling. *double sigh*
    Have I finally reached that ideal state where I've got enough stuff? Nah..... ;D

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  81. My June PTI order (don't have it yet) will include Gracious Vases and Mehndi Medallion--so I can't wait to see what you do with those sets! Please use them often! I also ordered Daydreamer, Tag-its 5 and Think Big Faves 5.

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  82. I just placed an order in June for PTI things too! Love what you ordered. I almost ordered the same things. I also got the baby stamps and dies too. With only 3 months left to go until the baby's here, I've got tons of baby things I want to make!! :)

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  83. I recently stumbled upon a sale bin of A muse stamps at AC Moore for $2 or less, and I scored the fancy egg for 25 cents! I couldn't resist some others : Danish proverb, flower drinks and under the weather. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

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  84. That's so funny that you asked that question! The brown truck just dropped off 3 boxes of stamp sets that I ordered! They were best dad ever, herb expressions, define your life, many merry messages, God's blessings,pennant parade bundle(stamp set, ribbon,DSP & punch),matchbox messages & all in the family stamp sets! Oh yeah, I almost forgot the thanks embosslit. I can't wait to start playing with them!
    I would love to win some scor tape! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!

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