Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Listicles

Stasha over at the Good Life is at it again - another Monday Listicle with a fascinating topic. This week we are spending (a pretend) $1000 on 10 things.... Since I'm off to Dallas in 22 days (!!) my mind is overwhelmed with the possibilities of what new awesome swag CTMH is gonna hook us up with. So here's what I'm dreaming about spending my $1000 on...

1. New Markers! Our old markers are retiring, and some colors are already gone. My markers got left in an unfound box in the garage for 6 months after one of our moves, so the fact that they still function at all is a miracle. Something new is coming down the pike...the anticipating is delicious! Replacing all 60 colors in one blow... $250 bucks...or if we're REALLY wishing some new form of alcohol ink marker... can't wait to see!! So maybe $300...

2. New Paper! I am a paper er...um...hound! I love paper. I sniff it as I open a new package (come on, you know you do that too...right?). I spread it out across my table to admire the colors. I save scraps just in case. 8 new packets are coming to me in a month!! I'm so excited I can hardly see straight...oh wait, that's probably the allergies right now, but still! 8 new WOTG kits of paper (with stamps = $250). Maybe I'm blowing my new $1000 stash too fast...

3. New Alphabet Fonts! I love stamps in general, but it's the Alphabet fonts that I collect obsessively. I have every font I've ever bought. I clear out the flowers and borders to make room for new designs, but the Alphabet Fonts...those are priceless. Could I even hope for 5 new fonts? $100

A rainbow of buttons...and brads...and eyelets...and there are 20 of those bins of embellies underneath.
I like to see what I've got!
4. More Buttons. New Buttons. More kinds of buttons. Shiny glitter buttons. Buttons with flowers stamped into them. Is it wrong that I already have a rainbow of buttons (see pic above) and I want more? If it is wrong, I don't want to be right! I mean, I already HAVE all the ones we already carry...plus some contraband...so I need you to change out the buttons so I can buy some more, ok, CTMH? Thanks! $30

5. . More Ribbon! Says the girl with an entire Shoe Organizer of ribbon...I mean one of those lovely sturdy wooden modular shoe organizers with 18 shoebox sized holes. Each one is filled with spools of ribbon stored in the back and a clear jar with smaller ribbons and scraps in the fronts...also sorted by color. What can I say - I like a rainbow of choices when I sit down to craft. It's how I roll. Bring on some more fancy ribbon please! $40

6. More Cricut Cartridges please! I love my Art Philosophy Cartridge dearly and it almost never leaves my Cricut. So I need CTMH to produce a new Cricut Cartridge I can't live without, because I need me some Hexagons, and if CTMh can't provide them, I'm gonna go and get me this...if it should ever come back into stock! Never mind - I just want the PTI hexagon die...more $$ for other swag! $16


7. More Bitty Sparkles in a huge spectrum of colors. I've been coloring my clear sparkles with sharpies and Reinker/Liquid Glass Combos...but deep down i'm a lazy crafter. I want to have many, many, way too many  sheets of tiny sparkly colored rhinestones all ready to just stick on with no liquid adhesive hassle. I can SEE them fanned out in a rainbow on my table top. $30


8. Lace. And crochet trim. And fabric flowers. And Baker's Twine in lots of individual colors. $30+


9. Gluten free food and no...issues. I am very worried about eating at Convention this year. I know this isn't a craft thing, but, hello, even a hard core crafter's gotta eat something besides chocolate! We almost never eat out at home anymore, and when we do it's almost always Chipotle (or Five Guys) because we know that they won't gluten us up and are affordable. I'm busily storing away homemade snacks to bring (pineapple is drying on my counter in the dehydrator as I type - yum!) and we're planning to make a grocery store run when we get there...  but as a bona fide food-freak-even -though-I-swore-I'd-never-be-THAT-mom...I don't know HOW to eat out any more, and even with a full bottle of Gluten-Ease tucked away for my trip I am just so NERVOUS about it...I can't even have coffee anymore... though that'll just save us a bazillion dollars while we are traveling... I can't put a dollar amount here...just something that takes up way too much of my pondering time, every day, even without travel...can I survive for a week on dried pineapple and homemade beef jerky? I guess if I add in enough chocolate and Earl Grey...


10. New Stamps! I'll spend the rest and anything I can scrounge up from the couch cushions on new stamps! Christmas stamps, new background stamps, frames and tags - I can't even imagine what new gotta-have-that-right-now-give-it-to-me designs we'll see in just a few short weeks, but I'm already practically drooling over the idea. I haven't bought a single buy 2 get 1 free stamp deal this month for myself because I am saving all my pennies for this. You can see the shine of my halo right? 


Oops-  I guess I'd have a halo if I choose to spend my imaginary $1000 on something good and altruistic instead of more papercrafting supplies...or something for my three little boys...or pedicures for me and all my girldfriends - wouldn't THAT be a hoot!  I've never spent anywhere close to $1000 on stamp stuff for me...at one time...ahem...so it's nice to imagine getting all the new stuff all at once instead of picking and choosing and being all reasonable. 


So there ya go - my 10 things for $1000...unless someone knows a good doctor who can make you NOT be allergic to gluten and/or coffee...then I'd blow it all on that! Now get out to Stasha's Blog and check out all the much deeper than mine lists - maybe make one of your own!


What's on YOUR list?

5 comments:

jenniferworrell said...

I, too, love the smell of paper and books! That's a mouthwatering list, right there! I wish I had time to scrapbook and stamp...

SouthMainMuse said...

You really could have a lot of fun with $1000 and scrapbooking supplies. Have a great trip and good luck with your gluten-free food issues.

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms said...

Oh, I miss scrapbooking. What a great list! Erin

Stasha said...

Love your scrapbooking lists. Keep them coming. And a girl can never have too many ribbons ;)

Ducky said...

SO MUCH FUN!!! I just love markers (although my addiction is Sharpies) and paper...yes! I'm also like that with crayons. I don't know what it is about a new box of crayons. I buy them even though we certainly don't need them. Its not like anyone eats them around here. We don't go through them nearly fast enough to justify having 6 extra brand new unopened boxes of crayons in the cabinet right now. Heh...

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