Saturday, December 26, 2009

Winter Break has its rewards

Between yesterday and today, I finally had the "mass production" drive to get my Christmas cards finished and mailed out. I surprised even myself. So, after going to the post office, I decided a trip to Hobby Lobby to help my depleted adhesive stash was in order.

Lucky me, adhesive was 30% off. Also, there was a Tombo MonoAdhesive 3-pack refill for $10. Sweet. Was I honestly going to stop there? After all I had worked through? Of course not! After all, I still had the 40% off coupon in my wallet, and since adhesive was on sale...

I came upon a We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. I had seen Kristina Werner use hers on pretty much every video she does, and I like the idea of something that can round more than a piece of patterned paper. This is also a nice tool because it will cut at two radii, 1/2" and 1/4". I thought I would do some pics so you could see the ease of its use.

Step 1: Open the guides.

Step 2: Place paper in size you desire.

Step 3: Chomp. I show in this pic the differences in the rounding of the corners.

Step 4: Empty the waste bin. I love that it catches the corners!
Another find that I was excited about helped me to solve this issue:

I had storage "issues" with my Nestabilities purchases. For a while, I stored them in empty CD cases that had adhesive-backed magnets in them, There were two problems with this: 1. The magnets did not always hold, so the dies were not really secure. 2. I stored them in a place where it was a pain to take them out. Therefore, I did not use them as frequently as I could have. 3. They took up more room than I really liked, as I could only fit one set per CD case.

Enter the Quick Kutz Magnetic Storage Book (30% off today... woot woot). Take a peek:

Yep, it's a magnetic book... slim... it closes... and I fit 7... S-E-V-E-N... Nestabilities die sets in one. It retailed at HL for $12.99. If you are familiar with Quick Kutz, all of those dies are small, thin, and metallic, so I think their organization/storage people deserve a raise for this one. Brilliant.

I also purchased some Thickers... yep... 30% off, too. I noted that The Paper Studio has their version of Thickers available, and they were cute, however, they were falling off the sheet as they hung there. Bad sign for someone wanting them to stick in a scrapbook.

Look soon for more postings by me. I want to wait until a few things I have been working on actually get to the people for whom they are intended before I post here. I am anxiously awaiting the Project Life kits from Becky Higgins. Can't wait to get going with that!!


Bev J. said...

Congrats on all your great finds! Really like the looks of the nestie holder. tfs and have a Happy New Year!

Ann said...

Ooooh, I LOVE that magnetic storage book...I've been dying to find a way to store my nesties!