Monday, June 27, 2011

Great Haul

So this past Friday I went to Shreveport scrap shoppin' for the first time in MONTHS!

I scored some really great stuff and got some really great deals! Here's the breakdown:

Joann's: Got a scallop border punch that I've been wanting for awhile and a scallop circle punch for making paper flowers. Both were on sale for 40% off, so I didn't use a coupon. Found out that I could've gotten 15% off my entire purchase if I'd had my teacher discount card with me (which I DIDN'T! Ugh!), but still, I got out of there for just $20.17!

Hobby Lobby: I've been wanting a second rolling tote ever since Convention, and since I was planning to go to a crop on Saturday, and since they had them marked 40% off, and since I had a $40 gift card from Teacher Appreciation Week, I decided to go for it! Got that and some watercolor crayons (just WAIT till you see how much fun these are!), some more paint brushes, a small flower punch (40% off), Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior dimensional stickers for Adam's high school album (40% off), 2 for 1 orange ruffle ribbon for flower-making, Beacon 3-in-1 glue, precision-tip scissors (40% off), and used my 40% off one regular-priced item to get an American Crafts 3-ring binder for my Disney layouts. I had a little balance left on a birthday gift card, plus the $40 one, so I left with all that loot for just $57.11.

Michael's: Last stop. All I got there were some journaling pens and a bottle of Alene's Tack It Over and Over glue (gonna make my own glue dots, and, hopefully, Glubers - although I'm quite satisfied with duct tape). I found out that they, too, have a Teacher program that will allow me 15% off each and every purchase. Again, I didn't have my ID with me, but I did have a coupon that gave me the same discount, so I checked out at a whopping $8.28.

Being "in the biz," I tend to just buy tools and the like at the big box stores. I have enough paper stash to scrap till the Apocalypse, so I rarely shop for that.

I've already played with most of my new goodies, and can't wait to crack open the others. Coming soon: Watercolor crayon tutorial!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Class Layouts for June 18

Here are our 2 double-page layouts for next Saturday, June 18. We'll be using the Echo Park "For the Record" line with ribbon accents. We'll be learning to create these ribbon rosettes, in fact.

These are basic layouts that you can add to as much or as little as you like.

Hope to see you Saturday!


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