Monday, November 22, 2010

in love with sizzix

My obsession with Sizzix began about 10 years ago when hubby saw one at a neighbor's & came home asking me if I wanted one of those Sizzix machines.  At that time they were the machines with the long handle that you press down, & if you had a large die, you had to carefully place 1/2 under the press, lower the handle to press, & then slide the other 1/2 over to finish pressing the rest of the die.  You also had to use the magnetic converter (sold separately) if you wanted to use Sizzlets or any of the embossing folders.  "Oh no" I told him.  After all, I had 2 LSSs nearby that I could use their machines & their dies - and I was always using their equipment, volunteering in the school & being a busy Girl Scout Leader.  Well, that Christmas I became the owner of my 1st Sizzix machine along with several cute dies. 

Since then hubby has also given me a Sidekick, a Big Kick and many more dies & accessories to play with.  Sizzix products have become quite sofisticated through the years, my current fave is the Tim Holtz Alterations line. 

Every fall Sizzix holds a warehouse sale & lucky me, they just happen to be about 20 minutes from my house - wahoo!  Soooooo, last Friday me & Erica drove over to Lake Forest to check it out. 

SCORE!!!!  I love love love this Doctor's Bag.  It is huge!!!  It is big enough to hold my Big Kick, as well as a boatload of dies.  I know, I already took it to a crop & it kept all my Sizzix stuff in one place & made it so easy to transport.  The best part is, I got this sooooo cheap!  :)

To go along with the bag, here are some of the dies & embossing folders I got at the warehouse sale.

So much fun to get a bargain on QUALITY products!!!  I never got on the Cricut bandwagon & I know there are a lot of other machines out there  -  But me, I'm a Sizzix Girl!!!

1 comment: said...

One part of me really wants that bag and the other is thinking that I don't need another one. We're going next year. We need to kidnap Cori and Lisa though.