In Stamping Mode

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mike''s a love/hate thing

There was a little buzz on Splitcoast about the new generation EK Success punches a couple days ago. I'd read about them sometime during CHA about how fabulous they are....they store flat but can also punch through heavier weight cardstock with ease. Whaaaaaat?! I'm not kidding you! So, off I went to Michael's today (40% coupon in hand) and proceed to scout for this new product. I was disappointed to see an end cap full of EK Success price labels with not a single punch. Did Michael's not know I was on a mission?? I find the nearest employee, who just happens to be the store manager, and ask if they would be stocking the new EK Success punches any time soon. Well, lo and behold, she responds, "yes! That's what these are boxes of! I will stock them now and you can watch." And oooh how I watched, like a HAWK. So as we're ogling over these new punches, I'm literally getting the pick of the litter. I kid you not, there are something like 20 new edge punches and momma only has ONE 40% off coupon. Did I also mention they are only stocking 3 OF EACH???? Oh the horror!!!! I love Michael's...but WHY...oh why must they only carry a small amount of stock? Oh! Did I also tell you that she informed me that once they are gone, that's it?? They will not get restocked!!! Anyway, I did good and limited myself to only 3 punches. Wanna see them? :)

Immediately after I bought these little gems, I called 3 of my friends who, in turn, immediately drove to Mike's and stocked up. Remember my friend Rosie? She bought 10!! I know!! SHOCK AND AWE, lol!

Ok, enough about that. I had to play so I got out the one with Scallops and Diamonds (pictured on the left.) A friend of mine recently had her mother pass away and I've needed to make a card letting her know she is in my prayers and that I have been thinking about her. I used the latest CPS Card Sketch for inspiration.

All Supplies Stampin' Up! (unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Everyday Blessings by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Grey
Paper: Whisper White, Vellum cardstock, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey
Accessories: Liquid Pearls in White Opal by Ranger, Crystal Sticker Pearls by Mark Richards, Scallops and Diamonds edge punch by EK Success, Basic Grey taffeta ribbon

PS. Look for a tutorial within the next couple of days on how to make the birthday bag! :)


~amy~ said...

Oh were cracking me up....that is the very reason I cannot step foot into a M''s like Costco...I leave with a bunch of stuff I never intended on buying :) You really did great though, 3...I would have been like Rosie and picked up 10, lol. Gorgeous all the liquid pearls...

Anonymous said...

oh how cool! I need those new punches for sure.
Beautiful card!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous! I love the scalloped edge! Great job with sketch 104...thanks for playing at CPS this week!


Unknown said...

Ack! How tempting to have a box full at your disposal!!! What a beautiful card!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - and I was just at Michaels and missed this whole new punch thing!?!?! Love the ones you bought Melissa and the beautiful card you made - the pearls and punched edge look super on this!

Corie said...

Ah man, now I have to go to Michael's -- only 3 of each, how could they?

I love your card, it is so beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's a sign!! I was reading your post in google reader when my 40% coupon showed up in my inbox :) Guess I better hurray huh!

Lynn Put said...

Thanks for the info on the EK punches, I'll have to take a look at my Micheal's and see if they have any!
Your card is beautiful! I love the pearl accents!

thescrapmaster said...

AHHHH! I love them!! 20 new ones wow! Shame on you for enabling. . . My scrap budget is already gone this month. Maybe in March. LOL I can't wait to see more of what you come up with, that card is beautiful.

Alex said...

Love the card, great colour combo and pearl details.

Thanks for sharing.

Alex from England x

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