Monday, June 27, 2011
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!