Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday is for Shopping

It's been a different day here in my household.  Normally Simon (the Man) works on the weekend, but his schedule has changed and he was home today.  This has kind of put a kink in my weekend art routine, but it has been nice spending time with him.

He humoured me by accompanying me to the local scrapbook store.  I have only been to this particular store twice in the 2 years I've lived in the 'burbs of Toronto.  I specifically went for some new Tim Holtz inks, but came away with this:

New Haul 2

It was so hard to pick just 6 of the 12 new colours of Distress Inks, but I did it.  I was beyond excited to find those new stencils, I absolutely LOVE that line from the Crafter's Workshop.  After visiting their site, I want even more of them.  ;)  I am also super excited about the Grunge Paper.  I have used Grungeboard, so the thinner paper was very appealing. 

New Haul

I saw those stamps by Prima and just had to have them.  I think they are older, the package says 2008, but they are right up my alley.  :)  I also bought a bunch of new Basic Grey, loving that "paper ribbon".  The rubber stamp looking thing is actually a tool for applying ink called InkEssentials Blending Tool.  It comes with the little foam pads to give a softer feel then  the direct to paper technique I normally use.  I also bought that one reinker to mix with water to create my own spray ink.

After the scrapbook store we went to the mall.  I was able to score a few of these wonderful little journals for a very good price, I'm still excited about it!

Bargain Journal!

It's about 4x6 and has handmade paper inside.  I have no clue as of yet what I'm going to do with it though!

Just for fun, here is another Baby picture:

Baby Loves my Journal

Yes, that's my Moleskine and laptop under her.  :)
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


  1. oooh lots of yummy goodies to get creative with!! I love your new stash!

  2. I need to come and shop there! The UK is terrible for stocking the good stuff ;)

  3. I want to go shpping with you!! You got some good stuff!!

  4. Oh..the treasures you have are going to have so much fun!

  5. OOOh I love the look of all your new stash, you're going to have lots of fun! I've got a couple of those stencils you mention - they're fab! Can't wait to see what you create with this lot :-) Kate

  6. How fun- such great goodies! I just bought an ink blending tool too. Want to try that technique you linked to the other day, among other things.

  7. Ooooh, so much to see-first thing--I love the stencils and those swirly stamps (thanks for the links also) In the class I'm taking (Suzi Blu) she has us shading the faces with the distress ink re-inkers--I love them!! I also have the ink blender tool and love it. You had a great day!

  8. You have us drooling. Will be fun to see what all you do with your new stash finds. You got to love a guy who is willing to stand beside you while you get lost in art supply heaven :-)

  9. Nice additions to the stash! And lucky you to havea man who will go into a scrapbooking store with you.Love the hot pink journal as well.Have a great week

  10. Oh how fun...I love these inks, you got so cool...and the journal looks so yummy and inviting..

  11. Your cat is really adorable. Anyway, it seems that you had a great time. Those are wonderful finds. I really love the journal.

  12. Hi, This is a good idea to do shopping in saturday, your cat picture is looking funny and good.


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