Thursday, May 30, 2013

Technical Difficulties and Good Things

Don't you just hate it when you screw something up because of stupid? At least if it's someone else's stupid, you have the satisfaction of blaming them. When it's your own stupid, however, you have no one to blame but yourself.

I don't have a picture of a card for you today because of my stupid. There are cards to be photographed, but there is no camera with a charged battery with which to photograph them.

So you're getting a picture I took yesterday before I killed my camera battery (oh, yeah, my stupid). Instead of showing you something I made with my new toys, purchased at Michael's and ever so much fun, I'm sharing the photo of the toys themselves.

It's hard to tell in the photo, but the Martha Stewart punches are the hydrangea ones. Can you just imagine the joy with which I dove into all this goodness yesterday afternoon? Oh, yeah.

If you're looking for goodness to buy, I'll be posting some more grab boxes of stamps and other stuff (but mostly stamps) on this here blog thingy sometime next week. As always, the boxes will be a flat price, including shipping, and will be available for sale to people in the United States via PayPal. 

What good things for stamping have you bought lately? What things are you looking at for possible purchase? Inquiring minds and all that....


  1. Fab stamps and punches - I recently bought that pack of bakers twine too - ENJOY your play with the new stash


  2. I've been obsessed with Studio Calico Mr. Huey's misting sprays lately, sequins, and Avery Elle stamps. :-)

    Feel free to visit and say hello :-)

  3. Fun toys! I have those punches, too. Those stamps look very tempting, too. ;-)

    Right now I am quite taken ... ok, obsessed ... with Hero Arts shadow inks and Memory Box dies. I did buy a smaller set of Derwent Inktense pencils for watercolouring, but I haven't gone over to the dark side (Copics) yet. LOL

  4. Looks like you picked up some good stuff.I'm currently having fun with sequins and Mr. Huey mists. Not to spray but to spatter and splatter on my cards. I love white spots on Kraft.I love the MS Hydrangea punches too, you're going to have a lot of fun with them.

  5. Got some really cool trilobite stamps for birthday cards (Happy Birthday, you old fossil??? ;-) ) from Butter Side Down stamps!
    Charged cameras-same category as charged cell phones!

  6. I recently got two Martha Stewart punch around the page sets. They were $5.99 each at Marshall's. I also got one of her Punch All Over the Page punches. It was $4.99. I was absolutely delighted to get them. Even 40% off is more than I would spend for them :)
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with your new items.

  7. Too bad about the stupid camera. Blame it, OK? I looks like there will be some lovely output with these. I noticed the OWH stamp right away, as well as the X-acto blades. One can never have too many of them. I haven't bought a thing for quite a while. I need to use up what I have...and I need to find/make time to do it. Some wonderful blogger whose initials are SR did send me some brads from her abundant stash, though. Nope; haven't done anything with them yet, either. ;-(

  8. Ooh, I can't wait to see what you made with that OWH set, I just received this one, and I've only used it once. :-) You just reminded me to charge my camera... ;-)

  9. Hmmm... your comment section is different. Is that part of Blogger's "new look" that I've heard about?

    But, more importantly, on to the discussion of new stamping goodies! :) I've not seen that OWH stamp set at my local Michaels yet. It looks great. And I've had the MS hydrangea punches you got for a really long time and love them. I'm on a real flower kick lately anyway. I'm sure you'll love all the things you got at Michaels. It looks like some great choices.

    My newest goodies for stamping/cardmaking have not arrived yet, but I expect them any day now. I was so excited this past weekend when I found out that Impression Obsession was having a Memorial Day Sale. I was able to place an order and get the tiny spiral flower dies I've been wanting for months and months along with several other dies that have been on my wish list. I was also able to get two of their Cover a Card background stamps that should be great simple backgrounds that I can use over and over again for years to come. Then, I was thrilled to get to take advantage of's free shipping and half price sale to get a few more little Punch Bunch punches for making flowers along with a Penny Black stamp set and two more of my favorite Stampendous Jumbo Cling stamp sets. And I can't leave out my husband's contribution... he saw the Michaels coupon for 50% off Spellbinders dies this week. I didn't think they'd have any that I wanted, but we went to look anyway and I was thrilled to find 3 of the newer sets (at least to me) that I've been wanting for months. And last, but not least, Hobby Lobby had 50% off on some of their stamps so I picked up a few there and also found that they now carry spools of baker's twine so I was able to get my first two colors with my 40% off coupons. It has been like Christmas in May this week!! So, when my new goodies arrive I'll have to enjoy using them for a good LONG time before I can shop again! I'm thinking maybe around Black Friday weekend if I'm lucky! LOL!

  10. Most recent purchases are a single stamp with and old fashion "tricycle" type bike on it with some type above and below the image. Looks an old fashioned newspaper ad. Also got some grunge paper to use in my Big Shot and a packet of words stickers by Tim Holtz. All purchased at Hobby Lobby yesterday.

    Placed an order last week at with a $25 gift card my SIL gave me for my birthday. Bought a bunch of Distress Stains, a few Adirondack acrylic paint daubers and some mini misters! Best of all it was all ON SALE!! And I used a special code offered over Memorial Day weekend to get a special .10 cent shipping charge! SCORE!

  11. Haven't purchased any "fun" stuff for a while~ just boring "needed" stuff - pop dots, sponges etc. That HA OWH set looks really great! I am looking forward to your camera being ready to go to see what you create with these fun supplies~ Happy week end!

  12. nestabilities and stampin up framelits and oh my POP N CUTS from sizzix...and major score at Michaels clearance 12 x 12 designer paper .01 each YEP .01 when I got to the register they said it was a mistake and when the paper gets that low in price they throw it out (dumpster diving next time) but they would honor the price...I had picked up 75 pieces wohoo!!!
    patti moffett

  13. Can't wait til the battery is charged to see what you made with that little lot!

    My favourite new purchase has to be the quilt pattern stamp from WPlus9 - really versatile - I just keep going back to it.

  14. hi, Please share how you used the large Cling Hero Arts background stamp... I bought that same one and other than white embossing on kraft paper card I haven't thought of anything else yet...

    1. Unfortunately, I ended up selling that stamp because I had a hard time using it on clean-and-simple cards, but I did write a series of posts on using big background stamps. You'll find the link to the first below, then use the sidebar archives to find the rest from there.

      Hope that helps!


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