And by adding a little more this and that, I came up with this birthday card, which is now on it's way to my brother. (Happy Birthday Michael!)
Head on over to ScrapTiffany and see what the other girls did with there scraps!
Saturday morning you could have found me here...
at the Bazzill Warehouse sale. I hadn't gone in since at least 2007. When we were running our kit club Color Me Daisy, the last thing I needed was more scrapbooking supplies. I had plenty. Even after closing it down and selling off all of our inventory there was one very important thing I held back. Every sheet of Bazzill Kraft cardstock I had. As well as a couple other basic colors. Everything else was sold...gone.
Now I am back in the consumer shopping mode when it comes to scrapbook supplies, and of course like most people I can't resist the opportunity for a deal. So there I was at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, getting my Starbucks nonfat, no whip pumpkin spice latte and heading over to the Bazzill to wait in line with the other eager beavers.
It wasn't as crowded as the last time I went. So it was pretty relaxing to shop. I met 2 online friends in person at the sale, which was fun to finally get to do.
My goal was to get out of there for under a $100. How do you think I did? You'll see at the end of my post, as well as get an idea of how much I saved...
First here is a peak of my very full bag. They had bags from Creative Escape for $2.00. Easier to carry then a box, so I picked one up and started filling.
First I filled a pizza box with cardstock for $20. I didn't count the actual number of sheets but I think in years past it averaged about 110 sheets fit in a box.
The mistake I have always made in the past is buying colors I don't use, like pinks and purples. So this time I stuck with my most used colors that they had available (no Kraft, but I don't really need it I still have about 150 sheets).
I picked up a few of the embossed, edged, and blinged cardstock papers they have some colors and styles available to put in the pizza box so I thought I would try it out. The white embossed paper doesn't show up in the picture, but I want to see if you can resist it with ink or mist.
The also had a 12 paper pack of edged paper for $3.00. They could be put to use to mist some background designs.
These cardstock with an edge mini packs were $1.50 each. It looks like there are 25 in a pack. Another item that could be good for misting on backgrounds.
Just the edges $1.00 each.
Ribbon and tulle were plentiful. And I know I don't need any, but whatever. I was sensible and picked very usable and versatile colors. Tulle $1.50/spool for 25 yards; Ric Rac, Gingham and Sheer ribbon $1.50/spool for 15 yards/
1 - In Stitch'z template $2.00 , 3- 100 yard spools, $1.50 and 2 - In Stitche'z floss kits $2.00
My Creative Escape shopping bag was $2, the Creative Escape book was $2 ($15 at Scrapbook.com right now) and one of the Maggie Holmes class kits for $3.00. They had 2 other class kits for $5 each that I wish I would have picked. up. I found out they were selling the leftover kits at Scrapbooks Etc for $30+. Holy smokes!
I told myself I didn't need any brads, and I didn't buy and little ones. However I did find these in my bag when I got home, wonder how that happened, ;). All brads were $1/pack.
Accordion keepers, sized 6x4, $.25/each. I may not have picked these up, but my friend got some on Friday to use as a way to give a card set as a gift. Love it, and there is an accordion fold book inside.
2 chipboard 6x6 mini books, $2/each; 8 - 6x6 sheets of heavy plain chipboard, $0.10/each; and some chipboard tags $1/pack which could be good for misting masks or gift tags.
Some miscellaneous supplies: paint dauber, $0.50; Tombow Metal Glue, $0.75; and Paint Pen, $1.
And a couple of freebies thrown in the bag at check out, Quilting Arts magazine and 50 free prints at Snapfish.
So what did I learn?
- I definitely can't resist a bargain.
- Getting up early on a Saturday morning for scrappy shopping is much easier than getting up early to exercise or go to work.
- Getting up early goes much easier with a pumpkin latte from Starbucks
- I don't miss spending time on the weekends photographing kits (from my Color Me Daisy days)
...I actually can stay within budget when it comes to scrappy spending.
Before tax I spent $85.30. I had a Bazzill wholesale order form with the regular prices for almost everything and I Google'd the other items. I saved 75% or $250 at the sale. And the freebies take that savings to $260.
Not bad for getting up early on a Saturday. I think I will be headed back next year.