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Wishy-washy…

Posted by Catherine on February 6, 2009

…where, oh where are my wishes?! I’ve wished for SO many things since CHA (bad, enabling CHA!) and it has led to the accumulation of more things for me in the past week or so!

I thought it would be fun to look back at my earlier wish-lists when I first started papercrafting to see how far I’ve come…(or how broke I’ve gotten, whichever way you choose to look at it!)

My Wishlist #1
More cartridges – Paper Doll, Stretch, Alphalicious and Fabulous Finds and Doodle Charm being at the top – but really, I would say ALL of them
Nestabilities – Scalloped circles – both sizes, but again, I would say ALL of them
Cricut Expressions – I put this third on the list considering I haven’t even gotten my Baby Bug yet…I thought I would give it a fair chance before I start lusting after the E…
More Stickles – when they come in lots of different colours, well…then I want them ALL!
More Cuttlebug embossing folders – because you just need them ALL!
ATG – haven’t gotten the fever for this yet, but I know it’s only a matter of time…
Design Studio – from what I’ve heard so far, it sounds a bit intimidating, but I shall CONQUER it…once I get it…
STAMPS! – Penny Black, Stampendous, House Mouse and basically ALL those cute little stamps everyone seems to have! But I could always use more!
Secret Sister – Lurking the secret brother/sister boards is like how people can’t get enough of reality shows. I love looking through and looking at all the fabulous things everyone is getting. I haven’t signed up yet because I want to make absolutely sure I’ll be able to devote 100% to it, but everyone is just so great.
Random stuff – so I can be ready for a secret sister and also so I can start doing some RAKs!

Wishlist #2
More carts – Walk in my Garden (is that what it’s called?)
Nestabilities – mostly the small and large scalloped circles
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Expressions
Radiant Rain (or distress inks and perfect pearls to make my own) Unnecessary
Distress Inks
Perfect Pearls
Twinkling H20’s
Mini Misters
MORE stamps (I think I’ve been able to acquire quite a few Studio G stamps and some House Mouse – but you can never have enough stamps!)
MORE paper (different textures – I think Bazzill is quite popular?)
More random things like stickers and embellies, etc. for RAKs (I must learn to not want to keep them all the time!)

*LOL* Well, it looks like I”m doing a pretty good job on getting things crossed off my checklist! Obviously there are things there that I didn’t really have to scratch off, because, I mean…when do you REALLY have enough stamps? NEVER! Same goes for paper and fun little embellies! And now, especially after seeing the new releases at CHA, my list of course has gotten longer even though I’ve managed to cross a few things off! It’s a bitter, never-ending cycle – only bitter because I have no money! HAHAHAHA…

But besides buying things and getting a little bit of crafting in, here’s a little progress on my scraproom overhaul:

Ooooh!!! Doesn’t it look so PRETTY!!! I feel just as contrary as Mary with all my Stickles all in a row!

The top shelf is my little mason jars full of embellies from the dollar store. Second and third rows are all my glitter-anythings…Stickles, Martha’s, Studio G‘s…so PRETTY! The other rows are my acrylic dabbers, distress inks and powders, crackle paints, and Studio G ink pads – all from Marti over at Pez-a-Doodle Designs!

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Oh, wherefore art thou…

Posted by Catherine on February 3, 2009

…MONEY? But shopping, oh how I’ve MISSED YOU! It’s been too long…but I can see that I have made up for it in only a couple of days! Ay-yay-yay…

CHA is such an enabler…but here we go:

*SQUEALS* Do you SEE THOSE?! Those, my dear friends, are NESTABILITIES! Do you know how long I’ve been wanting these? And now, I’m finally getting them!

After seeing the Spellbinders booth and seeing the demos, I knew they were a must-have-now. I’ve been holding off on them for so long thinking that I could do what they can do myself, but it’s just not the same. I’ve seen how great they can make any project look. So nice and cleanly embossed lines or pretty little scallops. What took me so long? (Well, I know why it took me so long…but Terri aka terrikrafts from The Board is making it SO easy. I wish I had met her sooner. She is such a doll to deal with and she actually took the trouble to weigh my entire order and then each one separately to see which would be the most economical in shipping! Plus, you just can’t beat her prices! I’ve got her contact information if you’re looking for it – don’t hesitate to ask, I don’t bite! So that’s my first order from her and she’s getting the new ones in as well, and oh my-my-my, do I need to get a few more jobs! *LOL*

Okay…and then there’s:

Oh, I want to go home now and play! But there it is: flock assortment FOR ME! Fuzzy hearts, duckies and flowers, here I COME! I can’t WAIT to try this out…it’s a miracle I haven’t opened the package already, but I’m right in the middle of a complete scraproom overhaul that I would totally lose them if I even tried to take them out of their package now. But like I’d like to believe, all the best things are worth the wait, and it’ll definitely be worth it to wait until my scraproom is spic and span and beautiful to start making MORE fun things in it (and probably more mess, but who am I kidding, we all know that…)

So fun new goodies just WAITING to be used and turned into prettiful creations, but for now, I leave you with my scraproom “before” pictures *winces*:

But ask me to find something for you and I’ll have it *snaps* just like that! *LOL*

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