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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm Back!

Okay, the craft fair is over and my apt. is slowly starting to get re-organized. So you heard the good news about my engagement and in that post I mentioned Michaels grand opening. Well, Michaels has only been open a little over two weeks here and I have already been a paying customer four times! Brian and my mother have both now given me very firm instructions that I am not to buy anymore scrapbooking stuff until I start using some of it. Does anyone else have the problem that they buy more then they will ever have time to use in their lifetime? I am going to try really had to not get anything new for a while and I think the Michaels obsession will die down eventually, it is just a new fad for me at the moment....right?! Anyways, here are the first four hauls from there and a picture of a gift basket I bid on and won at a benefit auction, I had to out bid someone else a few times and ended up paying $60 for it which it was clear when I got it home was too much for the stuff in it but it all went to a very good cause. Check back later for some craft fair pictures!
Happy Crafting!
Tara

The first time I went in was opening day and because it was Friday and the sale didn't start until Saturday there was NOTHING in the store on sale. I was highly disappointed but still managed to find a few things I wanted. :)

This was my second trip in and it was the grand opening day. This time it seemed the whole store was on sale! I got the cardstock for only $2.49 each. The Martha Stewart Halloween pad was on for 50% off. ($13 something) the Me and my Big Ideas Pad was 40% off $29.99. The chipboard pieces I used a 50% off coupon and got them for $4.98. The cricut cartridges...brace yourself...were only $19.99 each!!! As you can see I got a few lol!  

On my third trip in Brian was with me so I had to be a little more careful. :S The Offray ribbon was 4/$1.00. As you can see I got a ton, I just love this ribbon! I got yet another cartridge for $19.99. Seriously who could pass that up?! Finally I got a couple things for my wedding. The stickers in the top picture were only .79 cents and the arch in the lower picture was on special for $29.99 and Brian actually talked me into getting it! That's a first!


By the fourth Micheals trip I was getting better but pretty much because I had bought everything else I wanted hehe. I got this Mini Monsters cartridge for $54.99. and I used another 50% off coupon for this punch and only paid around $10.00 for it.

This is a picture of the gift basket I got from the auction. I have already made a pile fo stuff from it to give to my younger cousin who has just started scrapbooking. There was a few gems I will be keeping for myself though!


3 comments:

DORCAS said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement!!! Thant's awesome on those cartridges. That is a perfect deal. TFS!!! Have an awesome crafty day!!!

Summer said...

Great Haul, TFS and congrats!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Awesome supplies!! The fad never dies!! Great deal on your cartridges!