That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it…

So… I’ve gotten off most of the newsletters from digi-stores and designers. Solely because I feel that my stash is so large, and I haven’t used most it, I want to use what I have first. Right?

Then I saw this at Sweet Shoppe Designs:

Grier&Billingsley-Cause&Effect
Yea. And if you read the descript, you will see that it was inspired by a Mythbuster. Dude! My GeekBoy is soo into Mythbusters right now. You have no idea. He’s becoming a science nut thanks to Adam, Jamie, and the gang. I debated long and hard with myself over this one, especially since I’m trying to cut back on my spending. I have a hard time justify buying scrap supplies when I’m so blocked. But I saw this, and well… Most scrap kits are girly, and with 3 men in this house, manly kits are a must. Plus the whole Mythbusters connection. And it can so be used for the boys when they are teens, as it’s not babyish (another major category of scrapkits) or even childish. So I put it in the cart, fully expecting to watch it sit there all day until the 20% discount for new items went away, and I’d say, “forget it.” But then, I found this to go with it:

Masking Tape Alpha

Now you must understand. This was my idea. I totally planned to make one of these masking tape alphas over a year ago. But life happened, and I quit designing without ever seeing this one through. Do you have any idea how long it would take me to make one of these now? My time is totally worth the 2.99$ price tag, trust me. And, BONUS! this was on 20% off too! Awesome! Into the cart it went. Then I found this:

Felt Pen Alpha

How cool is this alpha? It’s layered files that include the backing, outline, and fill. you can recolor, mix, & match to get whatever look you want. Freakin’ Genius! Into the cart it went!

And of course, since my cart total was now over 10$, I just had to take advantage of the Birthday Bash Special over there at Sweet Shoppe Designs. Spend 10$ and get their supersize birthday surprise package for only 4$ instead of 10$. WOO HOO!

Sweet Shoppe Birthday Bash

Trust me, you will not be disappointed. Yup. I bought it all. As I hit “submit” on my Paypal, I thought, “Hey, Happy Valentine’s Day to me a few days late. Yea, that’s it. ” Besides, I will totally scrap photos of GeekBoy’s latest experiements with the Cause & Effect kit. And since there is a Mythbuster’s MacGuyver Edition on tonight that we must watch…

I’ve been quiet

I know. Life has a way of getting in the way of scrapping. JuanAlex is fixed, though I still have some work to do back there. I still have to partition, and backup, and other stuff. Thing is, besides suffering Blogger Syndrome aka Carpal Tunnel, the weather has been unseasonably warm. Meaning, we’ve spent a lot of time outside this week, working on the yard.

So, no. No scrapping yet. Honestly, it’s just not a priority right now. I’ll get there. Eventually. But today, I plan to enjoy the weather, and get some more yard work done.