Tuesday, August 2, 2011

the latest box from stop and scrap


I mentioned last week that I ran into two of my blog readers- Valerie and Jennifer- while I was at CHA. What I didn't mention was that they (I think it was actually Valerie who said it) told me how much they enjoyed my scrapbook supply order unboxing posts. I was kinda surprised (and happy!) to hear that since I wasn't sure that anyone actually liked them, and I have to admit that I didn't even post the last box I received from my favorite online store, Stop and Scrap.

When I arrived home from CHA I happened to have a big box of mid-season release and clearance items from Stop and Scrap waiting on my carport, and...get this!...I also had orders from Papertrey Ink and Elle's Studio in. I promise I didn't plan for all that stuff to arrive at once, but now I'm kinda glad that it did since it means I can do an extra big box post! So let's dive in and see what all I ordered this time...

I've been waiting for forever and a day for these Sprinklers from October Afternoon to hurry up and ship! I had the Five and Dime set already, but not the Art Box (neutrals) or the Rocket Age set. And you can bet that I'm going to have all the new ones on order, too!



I mentioned that I bought several clearance items, including these lovely brads from the My Mind's Eye Lush series. I've been on a serious brad kick lately!


Speaking of brads, I picked up several sets of the Girls' Paperie brads, along with a bunch of other embellishments from the line that were on clearance.





I couldn't resist a couple of clearanced sets of bling, one from Doodlebug and one from Melissa Frances.


Love these chipboard accents from October Afternoon- especially those doilies!


More brads, this time from Pebbles.


And another load of these kraft mini letter stickers from Jillibean. I have an embarrassing number of these, but I never, ever, ever want to run out of them!


I picked up these Glitz Teeny Alphas on sale, too.


I fell in love with some of the space themed lines from the last round of releases (hello, Scrappy Jedi, here!) and just had to order them. Bo Bunny's Blast Off line was part of that trend...




Along with October Afternoon's Rocket Age, which is probably my favorite space-themed line EVER. I mean, I'm an engineer, after all!



Travel lines have been big with me lately, too, so of course the We R Memory Keepers Travel Light line came to live in my scrap room.



Stop and Scrap clearanced out some great Studio Calico stuff. I think these label sheets were something like 75 cents each.


Sometimes I'll buy ten sheets of a paper like this...


...simply because I looooooove the "B" side and want to have plenty on hand to use as layout backgrounds! This woodgrain pattern is soooo perfect for that.


I picked up some random sheets of Studio Calico's Anthology, Documentary, Countryside, and State Fair lines when Stop and Scrap put them on sale.




Sometimes I find out that I like a paper line after its initial release and then order it after the fact...such was the case with Pink Paislee's Hometown Summer. After seeing some great pages and projects made with it, I had to have it!


Some awesome Girls' Paperie Christmas and Halloween paper, also on clearance.



Sassafras's mid-season release, Sunshine Broadcast. I'm so totally in love with the colors in this line!



And these woodgrain mini alphas? I think if I had 50 sets, it wouldn't be enough!


Words cannot describe how much I adore Echo Park's paper lines, and Country Drive is so bright and colorful! I've actually already torn into this one and made a couple of layouts.


I don't normally buy a second collection pack of something I already have, but the Portrait line from Crate Paper is just so timeless and classic and mixes so well with other lines that I wanted to have more on hand. Plus it was a really, really good deal.


Remember me talking about lines that I don't know I love until a few months after their release? Count My Mind's Eye's Stella and Rose collection in that mix. I had to have this whole line once I started working with the couple of sheets I picked up just to try out.




This fun set from My Mind's Eye was less than $4 on clearance, so I picked it up on a whim. I totally love the orange and turquoise color combination and the great geometric patterns!


I also picked up a few random sheets just because I thought they were pretty.


Now, on to the Papertrey order!! Their July release really wowed me, so I ordered a few things from it plus a couple of other things I'd been eying. This damask impression plate was definitely one of those items!


I was totally thrilled to see these Half and Half dies in the new release. The non-decorative ends are open so you can make your strips as long as you need to.


The Vintage Labels set from Papertrey have been one of my favorites of their stamp/die combinations, and when I spotted the new Little Labels release, I snapped it up. I love sets like this for making my own embellishments.


Just the Ticket is another really versatile set that's great for making your own little accents.


Elle's Studio's summer release was so lovely and fun that I had to bring it all home to live with me! I had a serious love affair with the last release- Handmade Layers- and I'm loving their summer tags just as much.



So that's it for the mid-release and clearance box! I'm slowly building up the post-CHA preorders again at Stop and Scrap and I'll be sure to share that box when it comes in (probably in late September).