Today was a fun day at the mailbox. I received a large package - the Cuttlebug I recently ordered. I have gone back and forth since these came out on whether to buy one. I have a pasta machine which you can run the embossing folders and the smaller dies through, so why would I need to buy another gadget? Back and forth, back and forth - finally there was a deal I couldn't possibly refuse online, so there you have it. Now I'd better use it!
I also received a Chic Stand which I had ordered awhile back. What is a chic stand? It's simply a small rectangle of very stiff, dense foam which makes piercing holes and setting brads so much simpler and saves your fingers or worktop from getting stuck. The gal who sells these has a great video on her website that you can see here. Be sure to browse her site while there as she has many videos and tutorials.