Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Bestest of Good Mail!

ALL good mail is good..but getting crafting stuff in the mail is the BESTEST!!! There were some things I wanted to get for a long while, but 1) I was on a spending freeze to save up for our move, and 2) if I ordered things there wasn't going to be enough time to receive them before we moved. So I had to wait. You all know how much I love to wait. NOT! So after all the banking stuff was transferred (after we finally got our internet!!!!), I had some fun!!

When The Emilys came to visit us in Italy in February, she brought me some lovely things from Paper Mania. It's a UK company and they have awesome stuff! It's nearly impossible to find anywhere and I was always pestering her for more, lol! Now that we live in Germany, and have a German residential address, as well as an American APO box, I can have European companies mail directly to the house!!! Oh.Happy.Day. So I wasted no time getting ALL the stuff I wanted from this company!! Not only are they great quality, but it all matches!! I LOVE matchy-matchy stuff!!! If anyone is interested, I ordered them through The Glitter Pot. I hope to visit the store sometime while visiting The Emilys!!!

So this is what I got:
The entire pink collection: 6x6 paper pack, ribbon, bows, buttons!

The neutrals set

The green set

Blue buttons (Emily bought me the rest!!)

Union Jack paper & buttons
(Emily bought me the rest!)

And here are ALL the ribbons, bows and buttons together in my Work Box! Love it! And I had it all hand delivered to my door by my awesome Mail Lady!!! (She thinks I'm nutz, lol!)

I also ordered from one of my favorite online shops, Creative Play Stamps! They have EVERYTHING! This is the place I got all my Copics from and the owners are just as fabby as can be!!! AWESOME customer service!

I got two new sets of Nestabilities!
Why?... go with the stamp sets I got just before we moved!

And this goes with this set! (Love this!!!)

I also already had the set that matched these stamps,
but I don't think I showed them to you.

And this is the coolest thing EVER!!!
It's called Stamping Gear! Sort of Spirograph for stampers, lol! I got the deluxe set, which came with all the gears and four stamp sets. They also sent me a "freebie" of a fifth stamp set too!! There are sooo many cool things you can do with it, not just making circles or ovals. I can't wait to try it out - (yesterday was sort of a disaster).

So much fun!!!

And last but not least...
This is the prize I won!! A stamp set, spool of ribbon and ink!
I got it for the father's day card I made.
Huge thanks to the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog for picking me!

The curtain rods I ordered from eBay came in so today I really should be hanging up curtains. But I have a feeling I'm going to continue with the procrastination and will just "run away" to the Stamping Studio, lol! Sooooo many new toys to play with, so little time...


Darla said...

Sheer happiness here! This is awesome and then some. Can't wait to see your finished really won't take long to hang the curtains...crafting while feeling guilty squashes the creative

Cassie said...

Yes, the curtain rods can wait...they'll be there tomorrow. I say do a little stamping. You've earned it for having to wait so long ;D

April said...

I know you're in hog heaven! Let the creative juices flow! ;)

Rita said...

Always so much fun to get goodies in the mail!! The combination of colors they put together are really awesome.

The Stamping Gear looks like it would be fun to play with, but it is way too large for cards. At least for me. But it is really cool!

And you won!! Congrats!! Knew you would be the winner with one of your pretty cards!!

Enjoy your trip!! :)

Teri M said...

Wow - look at all that great stuff!!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You're just in all kinds of heaven!

Heatherlyn said...

The buttons are so cute! Love them! What a fantastic creative outlet!


Love, Love, Love the stuff. The buttons rock...especially the polka dotted ones. I can't wait to see what you produce from all that cool stuff.

Christina said...

I agree paper mania has some really cute stuff! I am green with envy! You find the coolest stuff. LOL I say play curtains smertains. Besides you did play 2 coach purses LOL. Congrats on the win! Love you! Ps are still 9 hours from west coast time?

AliceKay said...

That's a lot of goodies!