Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Craft Haul from US!

So, aside from all the fun that I had on this vacation going to all the attractions, another big excitement comes from all the shopping and online ordering that I did while I was there.  (All the online orders were made weeks prior to, and had it shipped to my relative's place.  I had seven packages waiting for me when I arrived there!)

I'm still putting all the things away, and trying to reorganize my craft space.  Now, I really need my own room!  I think that slowly my husband's stuff in this computer room is moved to the basement or in boxes, and I'm taking over these spaces...  Just a few more years and this room is mine :)  Hehehe!  Anyway, it will take me a while to get around to using all of these, so you may not see me use these right away, but I just wanted to show off all my goodies that I brought home!

Firt of all are the AC Cardstock from Pumpkin Cart Crafts (same cool owners Leo and Mary from SVGCuts own this store).  I have never tried AC Cardstock - mainly because I've never seen them sold where I live.  They are the recommended cardstock enforced from ProvoCraft - supposedly it cuts the best.  I can't wait to try cutting them!

Next are all my beautiful patterned cardstock from various companies.  I personally love Echo Park and Cosmo Cricket.   All the packaged ones are in collection, so it will make it easy for me to choose coordinating papers.

Here's some loose sheets that I also purchased: 

Now, I wanted to introduce another one of my favorite companies - I actually just gotten to know this company, but their designs are super cute, and it'll suit all the Echo Park and Cosmo Cricket fans, I think.  So, this is from My Little Shoebox.  Aren't they adorable??  I just LOVE looking at cute paper!

And, more paper.... the core impressions is what I'm excited about - it's beautiful cardstock and it's all embossed!

Then, I also happen to come across a super duper President's day sale at Joann's where all scrapbooking items were 40% off.  (and the original prices are soo much cheaper than Canada to begin with, so what a deal!)  Mom bought me about $100 worth of stuff for me and I was so happy :)  As you can tell, I stocked up on my favorite Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive!

I also got some punches, Cuttlebug folders, Sizzix texture plates, Yourstory book covers...oh, and the Sizzix flower dies.  I can't wait to try these with the felts that I recently got from Papertrey ink.

And, as I've mentioned before, my Teresa Collins Stamp Maker - haven't opened this yet.  My first project with this will be to make a "mod paperie" stamp!

And, I caved in and got Gypsy...  I think that my main reason for getting that was so I can "select all" and copy the projects that I've made multiple times on the page - great for when you're trying to make batches of cards at once.  I don't know how many times I wished I had this feature on the Design Studio.  Also, if you register your Gypsy by the end of February, you get free cartridges, so I was all up for that, too!  Oh, and I got a new cart "Wrap It Up" cartridge - it's so cute and can't wait to play with them!

The twines from The Twinery - beautiful colors and great quality.  It makes me so happy to look at them!

And, lastly, but not least, more Letterpress stuff from Lifestyle Crafts.  I've been making some cards and starting to get the hang of it - I just needed more ink colors and that's what I got along with some more paper and templates.

So - that's the end of my haul.  I don't even know where to start - there's so much for me to play with, and hopefully, I'll refrain from shopping until Christmas... yeah, like that'll happen :)


  1. oh wow that is a wonderful array of goodies.... You are going have so much fun. I can't wait to see what you create.

  2. Wow, amazing haul! How fun for you. Enjoy!

  3. OH. MY!!! Awesome! :-P I have the American Craft cardstock and I love it, the colors and the texture are nice. Your designer papers are gorgeous too. I really love the ones from The Little Shoebox. I've heard the name before but never came across them...

    Well have lots of fun with all your new goodies!! Looking forward to seeing what you create with them... :-D

  4. Great haul Thienly!!! I can't wait to see what you create with it all.

  5. Wow Wow wow....How much fun YOU are going to have! I can't wait to see your creations...I have to agree about A/C it is the best, it's a tad thinner than Bazzil but I must say it's hard for me to cut with it, It's so precious! You really should've included the picture of ALL your stuff at the says it all:)

  6. Nice!! What a motherload of goodies!! I love my Twinery sampler too! That My Little Shoebox paper IS cute - I will keep an eye out for it too! HAVE FUN, I know you will - can't wait to see all your projects (as always)!

  7. Holy HAUL batman! Can't wait to see what you make with your goodies! I need to check out the Letterpress. I have not seen it before.

  8. Whoo-hoo! That's my kind of haul! SO FUN! I can't wait to see all the greatness you create with all that!

  9. Hi Thienly,

    May I ask what papers you used for your flower topiary? I had thought they were AC Cardstock papers but you say you never had them. I'm just curious as that creation is so beautiful.

    Thanks, Lorna

  10. Lorna - thanks for the comment on the flower topiary. I used Bazzill paper for this, and I believe a few sheets were from DCWV (which I hate to use right now as they have a white-core). However, my cuts all turned out, and was happy with my results :) Thanks for asking :)

  11. Thank you, Thienly, for your answer. All of your creations continue to amaze me and I love seeing them on's facebook page.

    Hugs, Lorna

  12. Thienly.....I'm interested to know how your family is doing now? Hugs, Lorna

  13. Lorna - thank you so much for asking :) They are okay - but really worried for the radioactive leakage in Japan. The reading for radioactivity sounds awful and hope that they could do something about it ASAP! Because of this, they have rolling power outages, so the stores can't keep any fresh food to sell - so they have trouble right now buying any refrigerated/frozen items. The water is scarce as well.... however, they are all still healthy and leading their normal lives, thankfully. I feel terrible for quarter million that have lost their homes and for those that have lost their loved ones :( Apparently, it's the costliest natural disaster in history, and Japan has never been in such hard situation since WWII... I have faith that Japan can still recover despite all this :)

  14. Thank you for your reply, Thienly. I am sorry you have the worry of family in Japan. Your faith will serve you well, I'm sure.

    Many hugs, Lorna



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