Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Goodies & The Bella!

Stampin Up broke a new record getting a box to me - only 6 days!! And it was the new, new, new pre-order goodies from the upcoming, new catalog too!!! And they're all in this box...
But I can't show you the new, new, new pre-order goodies from the upcoming, new catalog because you just know someone will tattle on me. Again. So yeah, that sucks. But they're pretty awesome and I'm having loads of fun playing with them. Once I get a couple of things finished and photographed, I will post them. Because that's OK. Just not the items themselves. Yes, that's stupid. No, I don't make up the rules!

I did also get a couple of things I can show you though...
Like this cardstock! Naturals Ivory is just gorgeous!! It has little flakes in it and is a perfect weight. I received a card from another Demo in one of my swaps that used it. It was the first time I'd ever seen it and I just knew I had to get some for myself - so I did! I wanted to get some Blushing Bride cardstock but it was gone already, so settled on 3 packs of the In Colors instead. I also got a pack of Poppy Parade. These colors retire this year (or in the case of Blushing Bride, they're already gone!), and now we'll have 5 more new colors. (Which I have but we can't talk about that just yet!!)

I also got this elegant bird die. I didn't think too much of it when I saw in it the mini catalog, but after seeing some glorious creations with it, I went ahead and got it for myself. I plan on using it today!!

I'm always one to check out the Clearance Rack on SU, and I saw these Holly Berry Bouquet buttons there. For just a fraction of the original cost, I got some lovely buttons to add to all my Christmas cards! Yay me!!

I picked up a couple of things from Amazon as well:
Triple butterfly punch

Lovely edge punch

This is what they look like when used. I couldn't get the solid butterfly to punch out well, so I will have to work on that. All kinds of ideas whirling around the old noggin' using these beauties!!!

And speaking of beauty...
Here is The Bella in the outfit du jour!

I love this one!!! I really enjoyed shopping for her online!!

I hope you have a sparkly, butterfly filled day too!


SueAnn Lommler said...

The butterfly and edge stamp are beautiful. And Bella's new outfit is fabulous. She looks terrific.

April said...

Love your new stamping goodies and Bella's outfit...too, too CUTE!

Toriz said...

YAY for craft goodies! :)

Garden of Egan said...

Bella looks so darling! Looks like she loves having her picture taken.
Silly girl.

I love the punches. Excited to see what you come up with with your new can't-show-you-yet items!!!
I love stampin up stuff.

Erika Clark said...

My box doesn't arrive 'til Tuesday! Took my time and didn't pay $35.00 extra shipping for the catalog this year...common sense prevails :/ Bella's outfit is really cute, you should use that top as Stampin' inspiration, it's a great collage of doilies, butterflies and flowers, no?
Can't wait to see what you do with the bird die, I need to attack one with major glitter. :) We'll have to have a "virtual craft day" and compare creations! Have a great weekend! Erika


Love your stam of the butterfly and really love Bella's outfit.

Christina said...

You got some great stuff and can not wait to see what's in the box...but it's the mysteries in life that keep us going right? Loving bella boos outfit!

Allyson said...

I'm so impressed that you're already thinking about Christmas cards! It's not even June yet. You're such a planner! ;-D Bella is just beautiful in butterflies! And it looks like your mail is arriving in a more timely fashion now, so that's exciting!

It's really funny that you're shopping for buttons to use on cards and I'm shopping for buttons to use on bracelets. Ha!

AliceKay said...

That butterfly punch is really neat. I love seeing butterflies and so does a friend of mine.

Bella looks really cute in her new outfit. :)

Deanna said...

My box is supposed to come today! Yea!!! I ordered only a few things out of the new catalog. Can't wait!

Love Bella's new duds... and her smile!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It is always fun to get a box! What treasures!