Tuesday, June 8

098. A Colorful Day

Our goodies did arrive today, just before we headed out to our party get-together! It was really nice getting all the girls together and we poured the gifts onto this beautiful gal. Oh nuts. I forgot to take the pictures of the mobile and the fishy! D: Oops. I thought that my camera was nagging at me from my pocket for a reason. Stupid ignoring those kinda feelings. Oh well, maybe if I get to visit again soon I can snag some then when they are all in their proper homes.

They had lovely cheeses, various crackers, a fruit "salsa", and other yummy fruits and ice tea for our high tea. We played catch-up with everyone and even though it's only been a week or so it was apparently a much needed break, lol. We even started to go through the Stampin' Up Idea Book that I had happened to have in my bag because I'm a big crafting nerd like that. More people became interested in it, including our little girl and so I'm hoping to grab a few things over the summer for her too. She wanted to look at everything on every page so that was really fun to show her. Her favorite hue of the In-Colors is mine too! The Bermuda Bay. It's a yummy rich teal/ aquamarine.

I have yet to really play with my goodies yet. I guess I'm still in awe, :P. But really, I don't think my brain checked in today. That or I got a little dehydrated. :( We'll just say it's the former, I'll drink a lot of fluids and I'll rest up well tonight.

Here are pictures of our/my haul!

I actually appreciated the fact that they didn't shove a million peanuts and unnecessary packaging. Look at all of that!!

This is my Bermuda Bay cardstock with coordinating polka-dotted grosgrain ribbon. 
Not the best picture of it, I'll be sure to make something soon and show you. 

My 300 dimensionals and our dual-tipped water-based dye ink markers in the retiring In-Colors.
I keep mentioning them but don't name them (left to right): Soft Suede (dusty brown), Bermuda Bay (teal), Rich Razzleberry (purple), Melon Mambo (pink), Dusty Durango (orange), and Crushed Curry (gold).

My hefty punches for mass producing images on cards. The 1 3/8" will create the perfect border around the  1 1/4" square punch and the cute little 1" circle punch will be great for small stamped embellishments. 

These are a little peek at my Jolly (snowflake) and Retro Remix (flourishes) wheels with my handy new handle! I decided to hold off on grabbing some built-in ink cartridges until I see the new gorgeous colors come out next month. 

Oh look! Actual traditional stamps! My sweet, but retiring, "Sprinkles" set. 

The stamps are a mount yourself kind of deal, which I haven't seen before but was warned about. :P In the picture I had already punched the stamps out of the rubber sheet they came in. They have the wooden blocks with the stickers to go on top of the blocks and also on the plastic case for identifying the set.

Well, today was full of color everywhere and my catching up with the second half of Glee's was no exception. Oh man, I am a mess after watching "Theatricality" featuring songs from KISS and Lady Gaga. It was only made so much better by me finally realizing (I can't believe I didn't realize it before) that the coach of Vocal Adrenaline, Shelby Corcoran is played by Idina Menzel. Ugh! So refreshing, good and fun.

Can't wait to see what I can show you guys over the next couple of days! Don't forget about my giveaway on Thursday celebrating my 100th post! <3

1 comment:

  1. All of your stuff looks amazing! I know you are excited about using your new stamping tools! :) One hope I have for this summer is to get back into scrapbooking. I think I've lost my patience for creating those amazing pages. Perhaps it will come back one of these days.

    See you tomorrow for your giveaway!

    PS...I wanna win! :)


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