Friday, April 8, 2011

My New Goodies from the Scrapbook Expo and Orlando Trip

Today was a wonderful day, except for the little goof I made this morning...I forgot my cell phone at home on the charger.  I worried most of the day that someone would call me or I would break down and not be able to call anyone. When I got home this evening it was still on the charger with a dozen missed messages. No emergencies though. Thank goodness!

I was reminded what it was like before we had cell phones and life still went on! Now I wonder why I even worried.

I did get lots of goodies today and talked to a bunch of really nice poeple while standing in the lines. I watched a few Make-n-Takes but did not do any. They were very basic layouts which looked more like free exploration time.
Eyelet Outlet and Brads ~ $1.00 per bag ~ lots of variety. I purchased poodles, saws (for Father's Day), lightbulbs (love your idea), sparkles, winter critters, dalmations, and flowers. If you want to go to the site I have a coupon code for 20% off. It is good only for this month. The site is: and the on-line code is: April2011. ~ ALL items I picked were $1.00 
 ScrapYard 329 ~ green and brown fibers and a pack of metal sheets ~ $1.00 each. This vendor had such a great selection of scrapbooking supplies such as Basic Grey and Tim Holtz products.

 Scrap-mart ~ Flowers embossing folder ~$3.49

After I left the Scrapbook Expo I planned on going to Michaels. I was hoping to pick up a few more deals before heading home. One of the tables actaully had a manager from one of the stores. I asked for directions and she said turn left out of the parking lot. Well, I turned left but ended up at Disney. After turning around and driving by the resort again, I realized there was another exit she must have been referring to. I finally found three more Michaels after a few tolls, trying to search with the GPS, and remembering where I had seen one in the past. It is a good thing no one was with me. They probablly would not have enjoyed the ride as much as me.  : )
 Michaels ~ Tim Holtz paper was on clearance for $4.99, plastic containers also on clearance for $1.99, the variety pack, brown gems, and bird images 99 cents. I used my 40% off coupons for the bottom two pieces (red florals and cupcake stickers).
Ross~ Martha Stewart edge punch ~ $3.99

Now I need to get busy! Lots of projects must be made.
Stay Creative,


  1. Wow! Lots of great deals! I need to check my Ross!

  2. Lots of great buys from the Expo, Georgiana, and from Michael's too. Thanks for sharing!- Pat N.

  3. Great stuff!! Sounds like the Expo was lots of fun!!

    ~Sharon C.

  4. Looks like you got some wonderful deals... can't wait to see what you create with them! :)

    I think your story about the cell phone is so funny. I am a SAHM and I don't even have a cell. I hear everyone (including my SAHM sister) ranting and raving about the newest and best cell phones... and I save what, $50 a month, by not having one! As far as I'm concerned that means AT LEAST one Cricut cart a month. :)

    Thanks for sharing, Cheryl

  5. Great haul!! I am so excited to when I go on the 16th!

    If I forgot my phone I would have went home to get it or bought another one! LOL!


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