Monday, August 28, 2006

I know one of my Christmas presents!

Chad and I went up to Port Charlotte on Saturday to spend the day with his parents. His mom took me to the scrapbook store that they have She has a NICE one up there! Anyways, as we were checking out, I was asking how they liked the Cutterpede, as I am becoming less than thrilled with my current trimmer. The ladies proceeded to tell us about the Limited Edition PINK Cutterpede they are taking names for. I had heard about this, but didn't really want to pay $75 for it. Marty (MIL) put her name on the list for one....then asked if I'd be happy with this for Christmas. Heck yes! So, I have to forget she's ordering it, and act surprised when I open it. Hehe. Here's how it comes:

Bag Features:
-ID pocket
-Carry handle and removable shoulder strap
-Loops hold pen securely in place
-2 removable mesh pouches
-2 adjustable dividers
-1 large mesh pouch
-Straps to hold Cutterpede in place

-Tool Bag
-NEW Pink Cutterpede Paper Trimmer w/ blade
-Cutterpede Score Blade
-Cutter Bee Scissors
-Archival Zig Millennium Black .05 Pen
-Zig 2-Way Glue Chisel Tip wet glue
-Herma Glue Star Removable Adhesive dry glue
-CornerAdorner Medium Rounder Punch
-Pink Fastenater Mini & 48 Silver Staple Bars

Marty also bought me the Freestyle book and a white Staz-on ink pad with inker for my birthday since it's coming up next week (the big 2-6!). I got a few of the new MME papers (Bohemia and Signature Studio), some Bazzill, Plain Janes chipboard arrows, the Rebecca Sower photo corner punch, solvent ink cleaner, Bazzil chipboard flowers, and a few packages of Bazzill big polka-dot brads.

Then, yesterday, Chad and I went out to get the paint for my Craft Room. I'm currently in the smaller, front bedroom, but I'm moving to the larger back one. The Guest Room hardly ever gets used, so it'll be fine having it in the smaller room. I'm not going to invest in cabinets for this house, but when we get somewhere we're planning to be for a long time, I'll go that route then. For now, my tables and sterilite drawers are perfectly fine. In this room, I'll have space to add a comfy chair (which is already in that room), a sewing table, and a couple Pantry-type cabinets from Target.

I decided to go with a yellow. I wanted something happy and cheery, plus true yellows stimulate mental activity and promote creativity. I was originally going to go with a more buttery color, but I saw this picture in the paint sample brochure, and loved it. This is similar to the color our neighbors painted their kitchen, and it looks great! I chose Behr Bicycle Yellow. It looks a little darker on the monitor than it actually's a nice, sunny yellow.

Chad said he might try to start moving stuff out of the room and paint, depending on what this storm decides to do, and if he has to start boarding up buildings in the park or whatever. I'll be sure to post photos when I'm all moved!


davidandgoliath said...

Hi Penny....what a great MIL you must have. Fun day at the scrapstore. Happy birthday this week. My family repainted the guest bedrom (part scrapbook room)when I was out of town, as a surpries for me. They chose a bright yellow. It is so cheery!!! I love it! I'm sure it will inspire you. Have a great week.
Pam Taylor

Corinnexxx said...

ALready wanted to wish you a happy B-day! and that sunny scraproom loos amazing, can;t wait to see your room finished!


Sofia said...

Oooh I love that bright, sunny color. I wish I could paint my room too, but unfortunately we live in an apt. where they don't allow it. Can't wait to see pictures of your new space. :-)

Vee said...

i love the yellow you chose!
lucky you with your new goodies and already getting new sb stuff for Christmas
that is awesome! :)

Lynn said...

What a wonderful MIL you have. That is a great gift. I didn't realize that it came with so much. Very interesting. I might put that on my wish list this year.
I love the color you choose for your room. I like bright and cheery also. Can't wait to see pic's when its all done.

melissa said...

ok that christmas present rocks my socks..hummm I may have to put that on a wish list ;)

and I love that fun sunny yellow for a scraproom! reminds me that I need to paint my room, lol

Funky Finds said...

wow! you made out like a bandit. :) and happy EARLY birthday!!! :)

~that one girl~ said...

I love the color you chose. I don't like yellow at all usually, but seeing that pic just made me wanna scrap, so I think I might need to do my room a bright color like that! Also, I am so in love with that whole set! What an awesome gift! Happy Birthday!

Wife2TJ said...

I want one! I love the pink color and LOVE that carrying case. Your an enabler! What a great x-mas gift. Seems great to bring to crops. I may have to look into this. Happy early b-day!!!