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Joan B 04-11-2007 10:48 PM

What do you almost buy, but keep putting it off?
for me:

Papertreyink's Green Thumb

I swear I've almost ordered these 10 times and get distracted by some sale. How about you?

rcmarroquin 04-11-2007 10:54 PM

Bellas. I've ordered three and they were all for secret exchanges. I still don't own a single one.:(

Charlee 04-11-2007 10:59 PM

Cornish Heritage Farms Polka Dot backgrounder. I keep thinking I'll go to their website right after I finish reading this blog, or checking out the forums or today's addition and then I forget. I love polka dots.

Ally 04-11-2007 11:29 PM

Cricut cartridges, I need more (well don't we always need more) but I always feel guilty spending that much even though over the course of a month, I spend way more than the cost of a Cricut cartridge, lol.

USAMoose 04-11-2007 11:33 PM

Ribbon Keepers and the Color Caddy... I need to get organized but hate spending so much on PLASTIC (argh!)... There's also stamp sets I keep wanting to get but never do... the list goes on and on...

palval77 04-12-2007 12:03 AM

PaperTreyInk stamps, Bellas, and can you believe this...Crop A Dile

NancyL2648 04-12-2007 12:32 AM

More Bellas and the Cuttlebug.

shirolives 04-12-2007 02:11 AM

Glass Mat
Paper Trey
Subscriptions to magazines like Take Ten, Lasting Moments, etc.

Lookie there! It's my Wish List!

terry serman 04-12-2007 02:26 AM

Prima Flowers. There are just too many to choose from.

TXangelDee 04-12-2007 03:16 AM


Originally Posted by palval77
PaperTreyInk stamps, Bellas, and can you believe this...Crop A Dile

PalVal77, go ahead and treat yourself to a Crop A Dile, you won't regret it in the least. But it may be a good thing that you held off on it for a little while. In just a few more days, a new GREEN one will hit the market, it comes with a case and tons and tons of eyelets!

I've been putting off getting a Scor-it board. I want one sooooo bad! But $60 on something that just scores paper might make DH flip out! LOL

Fun thread!
Dee Dee

cassie_lu 04-12-2007 03:31 AM

bellas and the giga punches

Lisa Loiselle 04-12-2007 03:52 AM


Originally Posted by terry serman
Prima Flowers. There are just too many to choose from.

I felt the same way until I went to Archiver's yesterday. They had a bottle with a nice mixture of colors, so I sprung. Haven't used them yet. I just want to look at them - they're so cute!

craftdoc 04-12-2007 03:53 AM

Crop a dile. Do I really need one?

kluvsj711 04-12-2007 04:21 AM

Giga punches (mainly because I don't know which size to get... giga, mega?? they are very expensive, I don't want to choose wrong... so I just keep waiting)

lisavengesta 04-12-2007 04:30 AM

a bind it all
and stamp cleaner... i always end up going to the craft store here and buying this stamp cleaner that smells like bubble gum; and i hate the smell! i'm just too lazy to wait for the stampin up kind to come in the mail... how terrible am i??

stamper-c 04-12-2007 04:45 AM

up until the other day I could have added Bellas but I just broke down and bought...one! I know, I'm sure I'll be back for more but the teacher bella looks just like dd's teacher this year!!!
What I have been putting off is my SU! order...there are some things I can only get through SU! but I just keep putting it off for some reason...maybe it's because I can't have it in my hot little hand right away...who knows...one of these days I will get around to it...

On another note - I rec'd a cropodile for Xmas - LOVE IT!!!

moprica 04-12-2007 04:50 AM

You should break down and get the Crop-O-Dile, it's totally worth it. My item is the Create-A-Cut. I really want to try before I buy, but there is no place to try. And it's SOOOO much $!

uffdastamper 04-12-2007 05:07 AM

Bind-It-All and some kind of a circle cutting system be it a coluzzle or the creative memories system....

momis mama 04-12-2007 05:10 AM

most anything available only on line!
except for the BELLAS! couldn't resist these!
just an old dog (a little tech challenged) and have heard of some bad experiences.

Dotty 04-12-2007 05:23 AM

Crop-a-dile : I've looked, touched, and put it back so many times I can't even count! I just can't decide, I have no problems punching holes and setting eyelets etc. the way I've always done it, smack it with a hammer ~ no big deal! So the only difference I can make out is that it's silent. However, now that it's coming out in green (my fav color) that just may push me over the edge!

The other thing I really want but am having a difficult time with is the "Create-a-Cut". Seems to be a bit spendy, but if I could see it in person and try it out ~ it may change my mind.

emmiestamps 04-12-2007 05:54 AM

For me clothes, food , bills no just kidding!..ROTFLMBO!!!

No really prisma markers
Butterfly Kisses

lisavengesta 04-12-2007 05:55 AM

anyone got a link to a create a cut so we can see it?

CardFanatic 04-12-2007 06:21 AM

I resist many new things, but I got the Crop-o-dile.... It's simply amazing. You NEED it if you are using eyelets. ;)

What I keep almost getting is All Through the Year by SU, but it's always dropped off when I go over my budget. Hope it doesn't retire.

stamp_cat 04-12-2007 06:48 AM

I keep going back and forth with the big kick, cuttlebug, and circut. I just can't decide! Its starting to drive me nuts... ;)

Mahloumel 04-12-2007 06:52 AM

The oak leaves backgrounder from CHF. That's been on my wishlist since the very first time I saw it over a year ago and I still haven't got it. Also the swap/RAK stamp set from Gel-a-tins, a bunch of stamps from The Cat's Pajamas, and SU's Happy Everything

Others items that have been on my wishlist for at least six months but only got within the past week:
-a Chinese zodiac stamp set
-Ultra Clean
-stamp scrubber pad
-a Tombow marker

lutheran 04-12-2007 06:55 AM

I really want to buy a Making Memories foldable 12" paper trimmer and a nice large tote with organization to carry punches to crops. My birthday is in two weeks so I have my fingers crossed!
Mary Beth

laurakj 04-12-2007 07:07 AM

Lovely as a Tree and at this point, if I haven't "needed" it in 4 years, I don't think I do KWIM? LOL

Ellibelle 04-12-2007 07:23 AM

The cow with chicks stamps from penny black, I can't get myself to spend over $10 for just one stamp. I had it in my shopping basket so many times and then didn't get it. Maybe next time they have a sale on them...

Also the cuttlebug, I need to get it. But I keep thinking...do I really need it.

Also lovely as a tree. I have the group of trees (bought off ebay a long time ago) but I really want that single evergreen tree.

kluvsj711 04-12-2007 07:26 AM


Originally Posted by laurakj
Lovely as a Tree and at this point, if I haven't "needed" it in 4 years, I don't think I do KWIM? LOL

I just broke down and got this... I love it! I will use it even if it retires...

JulieHRR 04-12-2007 07:31 AM

You guys are funny!

What is it that finally pushes us over the edge?

I hemmed and hawed for YEARS over whether or not to get a Sizzix . . . and then, the Big Shot and Cuttlebug were debuted at CHA . . . glad I had waited, I got closer, but still couldn't quite bring myself to cross the line . . .

Then, Joan announced that the Big Shot Starter Kit was available at Costco.com and the price was basically wholesale . . . I *never* impulse buy. Never. But, when she said that, I went off the die-cutting deep-end . . . it's been blissful ever since . . . ;)

So . . . I saw at least one of you mentioned the BIGKick . . . I happened to see the starter kit for it at Costco.com yesterday . . . basically wholesale pricing . . . http://www.millan.net/minimations/sm...idisaythat.gif

Kathy119 04-12-2007 07:31 AM

Perfect Layers

deba 04-12-2007 07:33 AM

Oh now lets see-- a die cutter, more than likely a bigshot. I just can not justify it. But love all the stuff you can make with them. One day I will break down!!!!

Mahloumel 04-12-2007 07:37 AM


Originally Posted by deba
Oh now lets see-- a die cutter, more than likely a bigshot. I just can not justify it. But love all the stuff you can make with them. One day I will break down!!!!

I was the same way til the CB product line came out and the cost of dies became much more reasonable. I couldn't spend $130 on an alpha die set, but $35 for a new CB alpha off ebay worked for me. :) I got a Big Kick from costco.com and love being able to use dies now.

birdbrain 04-12-2007 07:44 AM


Originally Posted by Kathy119
Perfect Layers

Kathy, I put off buying this for a looong time, because, darn it, I really was good at getting my layers straight. But then, I started getting "40 year old eyesight"...you know, "arms are getting shorter" kinda thing;), so I got PL, and I love, love, love it!

For me, I keep holding off getting the Bellas and the Scallop punches.

LSN 04-12-2007 07:52 AM

For me...right now it is the Bind It All. Keep seeing too many cute projects (yours included).


mnhyrkas 04-12-2007 08:03 AM

I just ordered some backgrounds from CHF that I'd been putting off for sooooo long. Why wait? There were just too many to choose from and until I posted on here for people to show me some live examples to help me sort it all out. What pushed me over the edge? The free shipping limit is going up may 1 ($35, instead of $25).
Other items I'm putting off? Scallop circle/oval punches. These things are huge! I keep hoping that someone will make a similar die cut that will take up less room than that ginormous punch. (I dont have a cricut or the cartridge that would make them). I dont know if I'll be able to wait much longer though, I borrowed a punch from a friend for a week, and now that I've returned it I miss it already :)
Bellas are super adorable, but will I tire of them after seeing that everyone else has them?

marciad 04-12-2007 08:05 AM

More bug A2 folders and the SU oval punches. I just know that one day I'll cave and get them.;)

gio 04-12-2007 08:12 AM

A Cuttlebug. I see all the great cards in the gallery that people have made and then I really want to buy one, but I just never get around to actually buying one.

JulieHRR 04-12-2007 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by Kim Wilson
Crop a dile. Do I really need one?

Tsk, tsk. Kim. Of course you don't *need* one.

Ya' wantsssssssssssss one, tho, my preciousssssssssssssss!!! :p

I don't use mine for setting eyelets (too clumsy, and eyelets always get bumped off and down onto the floor . . . :rolleyes: ), BUT, I love it for punching through multiple layers of c/s, chipboard, popsicle sticks, thin metal . . . just wish it had a longer reach . . .

sharonw05 04-12-2007 08:21 AM

Crop a dile and stickles!

Oh--and primas. I get dizzy in the head when I look at the selections! Can't figure out where to start!


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