Friday, April 24, 2009


Children, I'm not sure what to say in my defense. It seems as if the Spring Fever is spreading and along with the lovely pollen (not) and I've apparently succumbed to a major shopping bug! Okay, I know. I had to try and pretend that it was something out of the ordinary for me, but alas... He breathes. He shops.

I've just received an order of about (13) fantabulous sets of Stampin' Up! rubber stamps. I completed my three color families of Stampin' Up! Stampin' Pads (Bold Brights, Earth Elements, and Rich Regals), as well as the coordinating re-inkers. I have a couple of inks from the Soft Subtles family (and I'm sure eventually I'll get them all), but somehow there's just not much about me (or my crafting) that is soft or subtle.

I also caved in and placed my first order with Papertrey Ink. Which raises the imponderable question: Exactly how many stamps, inks, and papers does one man need to fully function in society? (Don't answer that! My shrink and I are currently hashing that one out, lol.)

Another little excursion saw me picking up the new 7 Gypsies Binderie Punch, and while I haven't had a lot of time to play with it as of yet--what I have done with it is very promising. It's a great little portable tool for those of you that like to make your own chipboard books, word books, and mini-albums. I'll hopefully have a feature next week using it.

I also bit the bullet on the ProvoCraft cartridge offer for Home Decor and Jubilee. Of course, I had to get in on the one payment option to get the Cricut Jukebox. It's something I've considered in the past but never decided that I "needed" it. This deal was just too good to pass up.

On a completely non-craft related purchase, I've discovered Scentsy and my wallet may never forgive me.

I've worked for the past two days on a set of cards for one of my Cricut Message Board Card Swaps--and I'm really pleased with the end results. I have another set of card fronts to work on this weekend and hopefully I'll share pictures of those two projects with you next week as well.

Whatever your plans for the upcoming weekend, I hope you find some time to shop, craft and spend a little quality time with yourself. Have a great weekend and Keep Crafting!

P.S. I would like to send a very special cyber shout-out to The Pink Stamper on the momentous occasion of her 100th video tutorial. ROBYN, you ROCK girlfriend and your provide so much information and assistance to crafters everywhere (and I for one, never miss an episode)! Big Hug!


Gina Thornton said...

HI Albert! Wow sounds like you got LOTS of goodies this week!

Can't wait to see all of your creations!!!!!!

Have fun!

Ted said...

Albert! I don't think you're the only one bitten by the shopping bug, my friend. :) If there were a patch to wear for it, I think that may help.

But I wouldn't want to buy it... because that would be money I couldn't spend on crafting! :)

Good to see you posting!

Robyn said...

Hi Albert!!! I think I missed this post! Thanks so much for giving me a shout out! You rock, too!

The Pink Stamper