Do you remember how fun it was to get new school supplies when you were in school? There was nothing better than picking out the newest style of Trapper Keeper. (Yes, I am fully aware that I am giving away my age.) Now that I am a teacher, the shine has worn off a bit. (No one wants to see back to school commercials the week after school gets out!) I think it may be even worse for parents.
Today I feel that same sort of excitement when new scrappy supplies arrive at the door. The most fun for me is that I have often forgotten what I ordered. There is a wonderful company that will hold your order until you’ve met their $100 threshold for free shipping. So, over the course of many months, I order here and there until finally the package gets shipped. It’s always a wonderful surprise. This does mean that I may not be scrapping with the newest collections, but let’s be real. Most of my scrapping uses older supplies. What’s a few months when I usually scrap with things that are many years old?
Here are a few of my new acquisitions.
Echo Park seemed to catch my fancy for this order. In this case, I am preparing for a Disney trip. You know, in case you couldn’t guess by these 2 Disney themed collections. The first is in classic Disney colors. I like that the color scheme is pretty versatile. Chances are, I will be using the B sides that are a bit less busy.
The second collection has an Alice in Wonderland theme. I honestly put these in my cart, took them out, put them in, took them out… You get the picture. The colors aren’t quite me and the papers are *extremely* busy. So in this case I only ordered a few papers and then the matching solids. I am hoping that the solids will help break up and tone down all of that pattern. After ordering it, I realized that now I HAVE to meet Alice during our trip. What good does Alice paper do if you don’t actually meet Alice? Oh, the sacrifices I make!
Sticking with the Echo Park lines, I also picked up just a bit of the “Just Married” collection. Really it is only this beautiful floral and some solids. That light blue solid is from a different collection, but I kept it together just in case I choose to use it on the same layout. I really love that sweet floral.
This is a mishmash of various cat papers. When half of your layouts involve cats, well, you buy cat papers. That top paper just makes me grin. I am a big fan of whatever genius decided to put glasses on cats. Are those cateye glasses? I love it.
Lastly, I have these Kaisercraft papers. The top and bottom papers are from the same collection. The two in the middle are from 2 additional collections. Dear manufacturers, I love when you do this. When you repeat colors in various collections, I can mix and match to my heart’s content. I will definitely be using the pink wood grain with at least one of the holiday papers.
There was a lot more in my box of heavenly goodness. Many of the papers are stand alones. I often purchase something that I love and then see what in my stash will go with it once it arrives. At this point, there is always something in my stash that will work. Perhaps I need to stop shopping.