Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oh, Goodies!

Some of my friends on Facebook might have read that I did a bit of a lightning visit to some of my favorite stores last Saturday. I was on the east side of the valley Saturday morning but I was taking a class on the west side in the afternoon. If I timed everything just right, I figured I could make all my stops.First stop Mystic Paper in Downtown Mesa. I'd received a call that the Tim Holtz Tissue tapes I'd ordered way back in February had arrived. Then Jennifer, the owner, posted these Pink Paisley brand tapes on the store blog. Tape! Tape! I couldn't wait!Here are the Tim Holtz tissue tapes. They come in packs of two, four different themes which I hope you can see on the packaging, "Marketplace," "Traveler, "Nostalgia," and "Symphony."

Speaking of packaging, I was happy to see that the recycling symbol was on the plastic as I took it off to photograph the tapes. I rarely find it as I remove it from mixed media/scrapbook supplies which create a lot of waste. On the other hand, the big pieces of plastic from these, didn't have the symbol, hmmm...Next stop: Frenzy Stamper in Downtown Scottsdale. Ms. Debbie blogged that the new Tim Holtz tapes and embossing folders had arrived. Although school is out and I have more time to stop by the store, I knew some of the designs would be sold out. I was right, but no worries, she'll re-order more.Again, these came in two-packs and pictured are the paper backing from the packaging. The embossing folders themselves didn't photograph well. There are eight sets, one was similar to some I already owned by another company so I passed.I wasn't looking for paper but Ms. Debbie showed me 3 new paper packs with rich, gorgeous colors. I'm not into the tea stained/sepia vintage look which the other two paper packs were rich with. Although he had a series of green papers in one of them that I still have in my head... As a pack, the baby pink/blue combo makes me a little nuts but on their own, these papers are beautiful. My photo doesn't come close to giving these papers justice.

With embossing folders and papers in hand, plus an m&m's or two under my belt, I was on my way to Creative Quest in old downtown Glendale for a Dina Wakley's "Graffiti of My life" workshop. They also had their shipment of Tim Holtz goodies and I was able to find the one set of his embossing folders that Frenzy was out of. Good timing.

It was a great workshop. Worked on some of the pages yesterday while at school and had the space to spread out. I'm taking another class with Dina this Friday night. It feels great to be creating again. Well, maybe I need to correct that. It feels great to be working with mixed media again. The gardening and clay work had taken over for awhile...


  1. That's it! I have to come see you and make you take me to that store/those stores?! All that fancy paper and tape would have to make me finish the albums :) The extra bonus would be to see you, of course!

  2. Come anytime, Siri! My house is yours. Just like yours was mine. It was, wasn't it?