Saturday, June 9, 2007

I've Been Shopping!

So far today I haven't done any stamping so don't haven't any cards to show you. The reason for this is because today I went to the Australasian Scrapbook & Papercrafts Expo which was held at the convention centre here is Brisbane. Now I am definitely NOT a scrapbooker, but as I knew there would be stamps & papercraft supplies I went along. Last year when this event was on I was demoing for one of the retailers but as this one didn't come up for the event this year I could just go around and take my time to shop. My daughter also came along, but she is house sitting for my other daughter this weekend so she met up with me later which was an advantage to her as she didn't have to get up as early by doing her own thing.

I did manage to find a few things I needed, including some new stamps, I was hoping to get a few more of the cute whipper snapper stamps but the ones I was after wasn't there - no matter there will be another time I am sure. I do wish I had that skinny girl on Wednesday for this weeks sketch challenge she would work sooooo well on that skinny panel!
Of course I didn't just buy stamps today, there were a few punches I was hoping I would find today and I wasn't disappointed. I have been wanting the 48mm postage punch for a while now and I even splurged and got a new tape writing tool - this one comes with 2 different font wheels and I was told other font wheels will be available later in the year - here's hoping! I also couldn't resist the cute girl in the bath die by sizzix, if there had of been more of this type of thing there I would have got more for sure.
And finally some embellishments and papers, I didn't get tooo many papers as you can tell I can get them anytime, I did find a few bargain embellishments and did get a few freebies too. One interesting find was the new double sided tape with is on 3mm wide (for my US friends that converts to about .12inches), this will be great for adhering really things to cards without having to trim it to size.

While I was there I was also able to have a sneak peek at the new expressions machine, the big sister to the cricut which apparently will be in Australia in a few months. Well now I am off to start finding homes for all these goodies, I might even get around to playing with a couple but if not today I will definitely have to do some playing tomorrow.


Michele Kovack said...

WOW! YOu lucky lady! All those new goodies to play with !

Libby Hickson said...

What a fun day of shopping! Can't wait to see what you create with this stuff!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Oh I LOVE stamp shopping!! Looks like you made out like a bandit!! I wanna shop with YOU!! Can't wait to see what you create!!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what you'll come up with playing with all your new goodies! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG! What an awesome shopping day you had! I think the crossword puzzle stamp is neat and versatile. What images are the clear stamps? And what is a tape writing tool? Deb M in BC, Canada

Alhambra Club said...

My, how wonderful, looks like everyone has the buying bug. I can't wait to see what you do with the crossword puzzle stamp.