So, it's the time of year again when I decide I'm going to start stamping, and despite having a TON of rubber stamps and accessories already in my collection, I always go and buy the latest and greatest designs. Apparently rubber stamps and stamping accessories are a serious shopping weakness for me! Last year I bought the Ugly Sweater cling stamp set by Simon Says Stamp, and this year is was a bunch of clear cling stamps in a variety of designs. Yes, I still have the Ugly Sweater set and could easily have made this year's Christmas cards with them (and might use them for a few, who knows?!), but I recently visited both Michael's AND Beverly's, saw a couple adorable new sets, and just couldn't resist!
First off, however, are the Mini Ink Blending Tool and extra foam tops from Ranger I picked up. I've been watching Crazy Paper Chick on YouTube, and love how she uses this tool to blend inks around the edges of paper. Hopefully, I'll be able to do it as well as she does!
Here are the stamp sets I bought - first is the set of various sentiments from Hero Arts, and a Mason Jar, butterfly, flower, and heart from Art-c. I really don't know why I bought that second set, particularly because it came with coordinating dies, and I don't have to Sizzix to use with them. It was a total impulse buy, and might totally be returned to the store.
Next up is the Jingle all the Way Christmas set from Carta Bella, which I pretty much just bought for the pick-up truck with the tree in the back, the totally adorable Christmas elves from Lia Griffith for Hero Arts, and this cute little set from Dear Lizzy. That was another total impulse buy, that I picked up just for the bird and buildings.
And here are a bunch of mini ink pads and ink sprayers from Tim Holtz for Ranger, as well as a little tin to store the mini ink pads .
And, finally, my last impulse buy: plaid decorative tape. What? Why? I don't even know!
So, there you have it! What is your biggest shopping weakness? Let me know in the comments, and have a terrific day! Cheers!