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recent purchases…

recent purchases…

it’s late on Thursday night, and I just have needed some time to regain control in my creative space… it’s been a huge mess. I want to thank everyone that attended my classes yesterday and today at Scrapbooks, ETC… I had a great time teaching and learned and figured out a lot! It’s always tricky teaching a new class that you have never taught, and especially 3, and 3 hours each too! It was a lot! You guys were great sports as I was working out some kinks, and refining the content… as well as putting up with my kids! (Colton, Cory and Quincy were all fighting over who got to come and help!)

Just spending time in such a great store is creatively motivating! Usually I am on such a mission when I go in there, that I don’t have time to browse and look around…so being there for 8 hours 2 days in a row, I managed to do a little shopping… wanna see what I picked up? These I am planning on combing into something special for someone special in my life that has a big birthday this month.

bazzill flowers
bazzill dotted swiss
sassafras lass paper pack
bazzill envelopes
cosmo cricket gracie book
7 gypsies 'Certify' 3 part stamp
bazzill magnet frame
prima essentials flowers 4

i am loving this stamp… especially the circle w/ little stars.. ( the bottom stamp).

This came in at the scrapbook store today


… and I wasn’t really sure how it worked, and I am sorry to say that I had never even heard of it… but I could see that with it you can make your own custom-covered brads.. and I was sold. Happy to try to figure it out. I’ll share more, but you can see the video about it here. The detailed instructions are inside the packaging.. but it really is super easy… but i did buy this too.. the punch that works w/ the largest brad:

Itop punch

once i got home tonight… i played for just a minute, and made this… i like it!
Final envelope
like, i really like it! cute with this Fancy pants paper! you don't HAVE to buy the punch-you can use a template… and there are 3 sizes of brads… you must buy the tip for the tool  if you want the large size, and the metal components that make the brad pieces. SO FUN! and i can't get enough of the Sunshine dabber (used on the edges)

i posted more 4th of July ideas using this printable kit over on the House of 3 blog…

happy 4th!!

  • Amy Coon

    3 July, 2009 at 8:23 am Reply

    fun stuff Heidi I have been wondering about that brad maker I think you may have sold me!!

  • Bona

    3 July, 2009 at 11:06 am Reply

    Happy 4th Heidi! I love the brad maker. That will be my next tool. :)Thanks for sharing.

  • LenaS

    3 July, 2009 at 11:11 am Reply

    Thank You so much for wonderful classes. Just when i think i have learned it all, you come out with something new with techniques that blow my mind!!! Very exciting. You did a super job! And Q was a great assistant.
    It is a rare thing to take a class with my sister and we had a blast together.
    We appreciate all your time and hard work in prep and executing these classes. I hope you enjoyed yourself too. Your creativity is years ahead of the industry.

  • Tammy Morales

    4 July, 2009 at 12:41 am Reply

    will be checking out the brad maker, like you I had not heard of it until just the other day. I also love the 7gypsies stamp set.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  • Lynn McNally

    5 July, 2009 at 6:46 pm Reply

    I had to run out and buy the brad maker as soon as I knew that it was in the store! I LOVE this thing! so much fun! Thanks for the reminder! I knew I wanted the very first time that I had seen it!
    Any other new tools I need to know about???? I am a tool junkie!

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