Monday, July 15, 2013

Retail Therapy

I did manage to find a few things at SENZ that took my fancy so indulged in some retail therapy... all be it new tools for the studio (in general).
MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS - SCORING BOARD
I've been looking at getting a scoring board for a while now and have been considering which one to get. In the end I decided I wanted this one because of the more detailed scoring lines compared to some other designs available on the market. It has a flip up storage area for the bone folder as well as an envelope guide which sits discretely underneath the board while not in use.

COUTURE CREATIONS - STAMP SETS
 Words Words Words Collection
Nice typography for all three stamps; nice words/sayings and I loved the possibility of using all or part of the "Thinking of You" stamp as desired.
 Ornate Garden Collection
I was drawn to this stamp because I can build up various images to create a picture of a hanging birdcage enabling me to create countless variations using the one stamp set. Love the versatility of this stamp set!
Busy Background Collection
I love any typography stamps - definitely a weakness of mine. Fell in love with the bottom stamp as it's different almost like a code-breaker collection of letters and numbers. Also liked the cute music background.

CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS - RUBBER STAMP SHEET
Bottle Collection
I fell in love with this stamp the moment I saw it... and then had to fight off another couple of ladies who also liked it. I've never seen anything like it which is probably why I loved it so much. This will definitely be getting plenty of use!
KAISERCRAFT - CLEAR STAMPS
 Botanical
More instant love. I really liked all these stamps from KaiserCraft and couldn't make up my mind so bought all of them. (Well not all, but a fair few!!)
I can see all of these stamps being used on tags and as borders on both layouts and in mini albums.
Love the text on this stamp, especially that it has a ledger look to it.
 Windsor
What can I say? I'm a sucker for text on anything. I did particularly like the newspaper background look of this stamp.
Postmarks
I'm a sucker for a nice postmark. Think it goes back to my days of stamp collecting as a kid. 
 36
More typography, and I loved the way this image went "off the page". Great border stamp!
Perfume
More typography, more off the page... love the idea of the perfume bottle as the main feature.
RUBBADUBBADOO - UNMOUNTED RUBBER STAMPS

Portico Plans
This was the first stamp that caught my eye. Loved the architectural detail in the image. When I saw the deal for the weekend I just knew I had to buy this stamp. (Buy three, get the fourth free... who could resist.)
I bought all four stamps unmounted, and yes I have flipped the images digitally so you can read the detail in the stamp as well as in the image of the stamp.

Palmer Bachelder
I can't resist vintage advertising and love the size of this stamp - approximately 3" x 4"

Cashmere Bouquet
Same as above... love!!
Hatchet & Gimlet
No picture of the stamp as it's winging its way to me as I type. They ran out of stock but posting one to me. Another vintage advertisement... irresistible.
DYLUSIONS - INK SPRAY
I have wanted to get some of these from the first time I saw them being used on YouTube. Couldn't find any so have had to wait patiently. The toughest choice I had to make was which colours to select as I really wanted them all. Will definitely be building up my stocks of these!!
L - R: Dirty Martini, White Linen & Cherry Pie


These two camera stamps are from my friend Faith - she has them for sale. 
They are itty bitty stamps only about 1 1/4" wide and 7/8" tall in two different designs. Perfect for anyone doing Project Life. If you want either or both, let me know and I can pass on your details. Very cute!!

I could have bought A LOT MORE, especially Dylusions and stamps and templates and flowers and papers but I had to limit my budget. Still I am over the moon which what I was able to get. As always it did pay to look around and compare prices as some items were available at a number of different stalls and for a variety of prices but then that is always the way!!

2 comments:

Gypsy said...

Love the background stamps and the bottles very cool. I've seen those little camera stamps before- I love them!

ScrapFX said...

Thanks Gypsy.
Love all these stamps and can't wait to use them very soon.
I'm not sure if I should leave the bottles whole or cut them into individual stamps... decisions, decisions!!