My husband just returned from a short trip to the US. He participated in the Ride the Rockies cycling event. Participants have to cycle over 600 km over a period of 6 days over mountains and plains in the beautiful state of Colorado. He has been training intensely for this event all summer long. He got back last week after successfully completing the ride for the very first time. We at home are immensely proud 0f his achievement.

Having gone all that way, I wasnt about to pass up the opportunity to get some lovely scrapbooking supplies. He didnt have any time to do any shopping since he went there just for the event. So I ordered the stuff that I wanted and had it delivered to his office address and he brought the package home.

Leah Killian designs the Scrapbook Nook kit every month and she is also a designer for Lifestyle Crafts. I have been a follower of her blog for a very long time. She had listed a bunch of stuff for sale on her blog and I ordered some Crate and Basic Grey pp, some Petaloo flowers and some dies. Eveything is lovely and i am still in the ogling phase……..the actual using phase will take at least another month.

Here are some pics………………………………first up Basic Grey— Hello Luscious, Sweet Threads and Lauderdale papers.

Next is Crate’s Toy Box collection (pic below) and Emma’s Shoppe (oops…forgot to take a pic).

And now here are the Petaloo flowers……absolutely gorgeous they are. Cant stop looking at them. I know that I have to bring myself to use them someday…..

This last lot of flower brads, pretty flower ribbon and organza flowers (pic below) was a gift from Leah. That was so kind and generous of her. Thank you Leah!

And these are the dies that are in my house right now………still cant believe it. That rose swirl die is something I have been coveting for the longest time.

I know its not a good pic to I’ll tell you what they are – there’s a cradle, a castle, flowers, rose swirl (small and big) and a set of five nesting flowers.

Most of the embellies that i  made this weekend (check yesterday’s post for pics) were using the nesting flower dies.

Now I am off to enjoy and create with my new goodies (except the paper….I cant bring myself to cut it yet)