Sunday, May 18, 2008

And so it begins...

I know I should have mentioned this a week ago so more of you could be enabled, BUT Hobby Lobby had a 40% off coupon on their website this week. You could use one per day, so I went twice. I would have gone more, but didn't notice the coupon until Thursday. You can bet I'm going to be stalking the site now so I know right away when the next coupon is available. My original thought was to use the coupon on a set of those ungodly expensive, COPIC markers that I need like a hole in the head, but will collect nonetheless, but as it were they only sold them individually (at $6 a marker no less, but 25% off this week). So, I ended up coming home Friday with a few fun new spools of ribbon (50% off) and used my coupon on this set of ultrafine glitter instead:





I love me some glitter and ribbon on my cards, so I can't wait to use this stuff. And how cute are those little jars? I wish I had the space to display them all in my stampin' area, but no such luck - they're destined for a drawer... Although the upside of that is I will never have to dust them.

We went back again today so hubby could get his airbrush tool at 40% off (he got the compressor with the discount yesterday), so I found myself in yet another position to splurge. I contemplated getting an OTT-lite, but was overwhelmed by the selection and wanted to do a little more research before investing in one. Do you have one? Which one? Do you love it? Post a comment so I know for next time.

What I ended up getting with my coupon was a new paper trimmer. I love my old school Fiskars trimmer, but I have used it so much that I have worn all of the numbers and measuring marks off the clear bar up to the 4" mark. I debated between all of the options and ended up with this Cutterpede rotary blade trimmer. I may get something bigger and better in the future, but for now it will do the trick. I picked up the scoring and perforation blade while I was at it, along with some other goodies pictured below. The Pac Man-like pink thing is an edge distresser. I heard a woman raving about it to another woman in the craft aisle, so I am such a sucker that I picked one up too. And looky there at the bottom... My first two COPIC's!! I picked up two flesh tones that would blend together well for use on Bella faces, etc. Now I just have to buy a set of "real" colors somewhere. I'm thinking about waiting for another one of Gina K's marker clubs to start up, where (from what I understand) you get 6 markers a month for six months at $25 per month... but let's face it - I am all about instant gratification so I honestly don't know if I'd have the patience for that. I might just have to bite the bullet and buy a set outright one of these days. Meanwhile I'll just keep blending fleshtones...






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4 comments:

Lorie said...

Good shopping choices! That glitter looks fantabulous! I have an Ott light. It is the kind with the bendy type of arm that clamps on my desk. I do love it so if you can afford to get one...go for it!

Mary Dawn said...

i can't find that edge distresser around here anywhere--so i use the side of my scissors and YAY copics...have fun with them!

JAR said...

Fun stuff!! I love the color of the trimmer! I have been thinking about getting an Ott light too! Can't decide on which though....

Melzie said...

I love glitter as well!!! :) Gosh, I need a girl so I can do more glitter!!

 
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