Tuesday, February 26

Scrapbooking Goodies

Yesterday, I had a chance to go to two craft stores:  Michael's and Joann's.  Armed with 40% and 50% coupons, I indulged a little bit.  However, before going to these stores, I conditioned my mind that I won't be buying any more paper, stickers, albums, embellishments, inkpads, pens or adhesive, because I already have a lot of them.  First stop:  Michael's.  What I like about Michael's is that they would accept discount coupons from Joann's.  I did enjoy looking around the craft aisles.  They had an area of scrapbooking stuff at 70% off.  But guess what?  They're almost empty!  In a way, I'm glad they were, so I won't be compelled to buy anything because they're cheap.  I can say I'm proud of myself because I got out of Michael's with 4 colors of DMC thread and Gorilla Glue

Next stop:  Joann's.  I've always liked Joann's better than Michael's.  They're more generous with discount coupons and sale promotions.  I found the book that I wasn't able to buy last week, and it was a good price with my 40% discount coupon.  It's called Digital Designs for Scrapbooking 2 by Renee Pearson.  I can't wait to go through this book, page by page, and try creating my own digital elements.  I also bought another book called The Pop-Up Book by Paul Jackson with my 50% discount coupon.  My husband and I are fascinated with pop-up books and cards.  We do have a collection.  I'd like to try creating my own, starting maybe with cards.  My best buy would be the Scalloped Box Set by Colorbok for $2.97 (originally $9.99).  One disappointment was buying the Sizzix Texture Starter Kit (on sale at 40%), because when I got home, I realized I already have the exact same one.  Don't you hate it when that happens???    So now I have a reason to go back and return it.  I also bought some small items like daubers and pen for Pearl Ex.  I left Joann's with 10 items, and I think that's not so bad. 
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