Well they say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. I am so addicted to the Stampin' Up! products it's not funny. Though I don't believe that me admitting it is really going to stop me from buying. :) That's part of the reason I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, to help pay for my addiction.
I signed up last week and my Starter Kit and first order arrived today. Three boxes - two of which weighed over 30 pounds. It's all Beth and Mandy's fault. :) Beth got me hooked on scrapbooking about a year ago and well the rest is history. Then we, wait I think it was actually BETH, met Mandy on the Cricut Message Board. Well Mandy is a Stampin' Up! demo (a darn good one might I add), and she helped answer some questions for us about stamping, and before we know it Beth and I are hooked. So if you can't beat 'em, join 'em right?
Here is the WHOLE stash that arrived today (starter kit and my first order).
So let's break it down. This is the "tools" from my Starter Kit. Chalks, Blender Pens, Adhesive, Versamark pad, stamp cleaner and pad. And the cardboard is the Home Decor element I was able to get with the starter kit as well. It's the Baroque Flourish and little flowers in Chocolate Chip. ...it's really cool.
Stamp Pads...got to pick 5. I went with the naturals and the one In-Color I didn't already have. I've bought two of the stamp familes already, and am on the fence on if I'll buy the other two families, or just pick the ones I like out of the sets.
And my Stamps....Garden Greetings, Baroque Motifs (Beth has this one and I love it), Full of Life, On Your Birthday and Lovely Letters Alphabet (great for monogram cards).
So remember I said I was an ADDICT - the stampin up paper is one of my major weakness. Did I say MAJOR, yep. Here you can see the stack of 12X12 (left) and 8.5X11 (right) packs I got with a ruler in between them. Hard to read I know...3 inches on the left and 6 inches on the right....that's 9 inches of cardstock. OMG! But in defense, 6 packs on the right are of Baja Breeze which is one of my wedding colors, and just so happens to be an In-Color and will be retired at the end of June. And the wedding isn't till May 2010. Yep over a year...so I am stocking up on the paper since I intend to make my invites and announcements.
Ribbon, more stamp pads (see that Tangerine Tango one? Somehow I ended up ordering one in my starter and one in my order as well....Julene that one is all your fault!!). I had to get a set of the markers and crayons to try....you can't be a good demo if you haven't used the products right? (Yep that's what I keep telling myself). And a few ink refills.
I so can't wait to play with two of these next ones. The Simple Flower Embosslit cuts and embosses. And the Manhattan Flower embossing folder. I've seen some beautiful cards with these two.
Again - a demo can't do her job if she hasn't tried all the tools. :) So some of the daubers and sponges. And Twill tape
The stamp sets from my order - Echoes of Kindness (Hostess Level 1 gift), Inspired by Nature (oh man I've drolled over this one for a while now), and off in the distance - 3 of the Sale-A-Bration sets that you can pick from for every $50 you spend. These are extra sets (I already have all the sets in my personal collection - see told you I am an addicted), that I thought would make cool door prizes for a party or workshop.
So now the fun part........PLAYING!!! Not sure how much I will get to play tonight as it's pushing bedtime, but you can bet I'll be spending a lot of time in Scrapper's Paradise after work this week. I'll post some projects later in the week.
So there ya have it.....I am an addict, and LOVIN' every minute of it! :) Thanks Beth and Mandy!
Good Night all!