Sunday, November 07, 2010

I went shopping yesterday!!!

My friend Stacy had to take her husband and son to the airport yesterday, which is in Orlando...about 45-60 minutes away.  She asked me a few weeks ago about riding along with them so we could go to IKEA and the Scrapbook Boutique together.  Who would say no to that?!  Once her her men were dropped off, we headed to the scrapbook store first.  After all, we have priorities.  LOL

I had almost forgotten, but when we pulled into the parking lot, I remembered that the Scrapbook Boutique had a discount card.  So I pulled out my purse and lo and behold....there it was...a completely full card!!!  I was going to be able to get 20% off of my entire purchase!!!  Jackpot!!!  LOL

So here's what I got...
My second and third favorite things (I'm saving the best for last.) are the ATG gun and Score-tape.  These are two items I've been wanting to get my hands on for quite a while.  I'm not sure what the deal is with the ATG gun, but it was pink (I had only seen red and yellow online) and it was only $26 ($21 with my discount), as opposed to the $50+ I had seen online too.  Not sure what the difference is, or if there is any at all, but I'm excited to finally own one...even if it is ginormous.  I was almost out of this stuff and can't work without it...does that say anything about me?  I also picked up Tim Holtz Texture Fades Dot-Matrix and Gridlock Embossing Folders.

I also got some GOR-G-OUS ribbons.  Even though I love them all (or I wouldn't have bought them), my favorite two are the ruffled green gingham ribbon (too cute...I want it in more colors now) and that fantastic lacy looking one below it. 

I also picked up some oh-so-pretty papers and coordinating buttons by Fancy Pants...

and some totally cool boyish, dinosaur papers and embellishments.  I LOVE the footprint stamp!

These buttons and papers were on clearance.  The buttons were 25% off and the papers were 40% off.  Gotta love a sale!

I found these things called Artesian Elements by Pink Paislee.  (I'm not sure how long they've been out on the market, as I don't get to the scrapbook store often since the only one is nearly an hour away.)  They are soft, pliable, self adhesive and they can be altered with just about any medium out there…like inks, paints, markers, mists, etc.  I couldn't resist.

I also picked up some various embellishments from the Tim Holtz line and some flowers that I just found out I already own.  I hate when that happens!

Having lived on the space coast nearly all my life and having the shuttle program impact my life in so many ways...I wanted this paper, so I can document the ending of an era.  I also picked up the Sponge Bob chipboard shapes for pics I have of my family at the Nickelodeon Hotel.

My son is a huge LEGO fanatic, so I picked up these fabulous papers and coordinating stickers.  Now I just need to remember to actually takes some pics of him playing with them. :)

As much as I like all of the items I purchased at the scrapbook store, my absolute favorite craft item was purchased at Walgreens pharmacy........

It was.........

a pair of.....

light up reader glasses!  LOL 
Over the past couple of years, my close-up vision has gotten worse and worse.  A couple of nights ago, I was working on a project for an upcoming blog hop and needed to cut out details with an Exacto knife and finally had to give up, because I just couldn't see.  So I decided to purchase a pair of readers the next time I was at the drug store.  However, when I went there, I found these.  As corny as it sounds and as ridiculous as they look...they are FANTASTIC!!  Not only can I see thanks to the magnification, but the extra light makes it even easier to see the fine detail.  If you have trouble seeing close up, you may want to try a pair out.  

Well, we has so much "fun" at the scrapbook store that we decided to avoid IKEA.  After all, we did enough damage at the Scrapbook Boutique.  

By the way, if you're ever in Orlando, check out Stacey's store (not my Stacy).  She does a fantastic job keeping the latest and greatest products and tools available and here samples and classes are so inspiring.  With the economy the way it is, everyone is penny pinching, so it's understandable that people go to Wally world and the major chain craft stores to save a little money.  However, whenever possible, try to support your local scrapbook stores.  It's just a sad thing that so many are closing.  We used to have two in our county and at least a half-a-dozen in Orlando.  Now, to the best of my knowledge, there are zero in my county and only one in Orlando...the Scrapbook Boutique.

Now, I better go and put some of these products to good use.  : )

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! The light up reader glasses are so awesome, in a nerdy sort of way - ha! ha! I, too, have been struggling with the whole close-up vision thing and have had to purchase some "cheater" glasses as 43 I just accept that it was bound to happen sooner or later!


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