It’s just another small haul this month, and one bit of disappointment. I’ll talk about the disappointment in a bit. First, the stuff.
Wellness point freebies – Stampers Anonymous, Sizzix, and Tim Holtz
Just in case you’re new to my haul posts, I’m fortunate to have an employer with a wellness program that hands out points for doing things I’m doing anyway. This month, I had some quarterly activities that awarded more points than normal. I spent those points on some Tim Holtz stuff that I’ve been eyeballing for a long time.
I’m probably going to put the stencil to use on a mixed media layout coming up. In my head, I’ve already used the heck out of that die set. I’ll be cutting multiples of each die and layering them on top of each other. If I had to guess, you’ll probably be seeing those dies come out a couple of dozen times this year. Really excited to start using them.
Scrapbook.com – a small Prima Marketing bundle
A lot of YouTubers have been playing with the Art Alchemy Sparks paints, and I was on the fence about using them. This month, I finally broke-down and bought a couple of jars. Now, like many scrapbookers, I love the color purple (it’s my second-favorite color). Also, like a lot of scrapbookers, I never seem to use purple in my scrapbook pages.
I have to say, the Iris Color Bloom spray is a little less intense than I expected.
Sometimes, Scrapbook.com includes freebies in your order. I had totally forgotten that when I placed my order, but they included a free gelato in Red Cherry. Gelatos haven’t really been my thing – I have four of them in one of my mixed media drawers. Maybe this one will get more use.
Now, we come to my Scrapbook.com order’s raison d’etre. They finally had a Zella Teal pad back in stock. Not in the 8×8 or 6×6 that I wanted, but I’ll take what I can get at this point. This set from Prima has sold like hotcakes! Nobody can seem to keep it in stock, and it looks like Prima may not be producing it any more (say it ain’t so, Prima!).
Now we come to my disappointment
To be clear, I’m not disappointed in the paper or with Prima. I’m a smidge disappointed with the packing from Scrapbook.com.
The postal service goofed and left my order sitting on the shipping dock at the hub (Houston) for two days. On the day that my order arrived, we got a decent amount of rain. The postal service left my box sitting on my wet front porch.
Most of the time, Scrapbook.com has wrapped my papers (the loose ones, anyway) in cellophane. They didn’t wrap this pad, and the shipping box soaked clean through and the whole pad was damp and a little warped when I opened it.
I’m pretty sure it’ll be OK when it dries, but two cents’ worth of cellophane would have eliminated any concern.
My absolute favorite sheets in this pad have to be the collection’s namesake paper – Zella Teal. The florals are easily some of the most beautiful you’ll ever see, and I just love the old world-style map on the B-side. I’m going to have a tough time deciding which side to use.
That’s it for my little haul this month. If you’d like to see some of my previous pages, checkout my scrapbook archives.
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