Monday, May 30, 2011

Celebrate Your Birthday and More Crafty Deals

Happy Monday and a wonderful Memorial Day to those who are celebrating. It has been a relaxing day here since we went shopping all day yesterday. We traveled to Jacksonville (FL) in search of some great deals at the craft stores  (I found a few which are posted below.) and my hubby made a trip to Gander Mountain while out and about. He got himself a manly treat, so it was worth his time too.

I finished up these two birthday cards this morning.

The paper is We R Memory Keepers ~ Madame Royale.
I used the Celebrations cartridge to cut the party hat and present. Both are adhered with foam strips to add dimension. The Celebrate sentiment was cut at 1" from the same cartridge.
The flowers with gems (above) are from The flowers below are from Joanns (orange) and Michaels (pink). The big pink brads are from Joanns too.

 ALL materials were purchased on sale, with coupons, or found on clearance. I hardly ever buy anything at regular price. I am able to purchase more for my money by finding unbelievable deals.
 Here is one more for a fellow teacher. She asked for a card for her Mother using her favorite colors. The bird was cut from the Serenade cartridge at 3" and Mother was cut from Heritage at 3/4". I will bring it to her tomorrow and hopefully it will be to her satisfaction. She asked for a Father's Day card also (with browns and blues), so I am going to work on that next.
(click on pictures to enlarge)
 Don't forget to decorate the inside of the card and then the outside of the envelope. It is a sneak peek of what is going to be inside. It is also a way to use those scraps that seem to pile up quickly.

Here are some more deals I found yesterday.
The best deals can be found at your Ross, TJMaxx, or Marshalls if you are willing to search thru their "sometimes messy" shelves. I always look for the edge punches there before anywhere else. They occasionally have the Martha Stewart edge punches for $4.99. I only bought one yesterday, but they actually had 4 or 5 different styles. I know in a day or two I will be wishing I bought the others. Look for your paper pads there too. I found the Sports K&Company pad for $1.49 and the cat stamps were only 70 cents at TJMaxx.

 This paper was $2.00 per pack at ACMoore.

Did anyone else find some good deals this weekend? Where do you find the best prices for your craft supplies or biggest selection? Do you prefer ordering on-line? Just curious!

I am going to have a Guest Designer coming soon. More information in the next day or two. If you are interested in a guest spot, please let me know. With summer vacation in a few days, I plan on adding more!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow it looks like you were a busy gal this morning. I love those productive days and your cards all turned out wonderfully! I tend to do quite a bit of my craft supply shopping online just because I live in a small town with limited section but I must say over the last year it has been getting better (my bank account has noticed too lol)

  2. Well look at all the goodies you got... I just love it when I find bargains like that.. but I do hate having to go through all the mess to find them.. lol.. I love papers you used on the cards.. and what a great tip to use up scrap for the inside.

  3. Awesome cards!!! The 'Mother' one with the bird and flowers is my favorite, but love them all!!
    What wonderful bargains you got!! I love getting bargains myself! I didn't do any crafty shopping over the weekend, but I 'will' be making a trip to TJMaxx to see if they have the stamps, paper stack and punches. I like to use my coupons but I like to order some things online. I can get cartridges cheaper usually online. We only have a Hobby Lobby here. Have to travel an hour either north or south to get to Michaels or JoAnns. So don't get there often enough. Looking forward to seeing the Father's Day card!! :)

  4. Thanks for the shopping tips, Georgiana! I would have never thought to look in Ross, TJ Maxx or Marshalls for scrapbooking supplies. The stores I go to most are Michael's and Joann's. Today Joann's had almost everything on sale for 40% off. And they had an extra 10% coupon on sale and regular items. Michael's didn't have as much on sale, but they had an extra 25% off coupon on sale and regular items, which Joann's will accept! SO...I went to Joann's for the Father's Day cartridge which was on sale for $19.99 and picked up some other sale items and used the 25% off coupon and saved $6.47. Then I still went to Michael's for some sales stuff and saved $5.50 with the 25% coupon. This time Michael's had put a lot of clear stamps into the Clearance area and I got a set of 18 stamps by Heidi Grace for Baby for $2.99. I thought that was a good deal. I love bargains, too!!

  5. These cards are all so beautiful! I love them all, but the first one is so festive and I love the colors on the Mother card! I never thought of looking for supplies at TJ Maxx, so thank you so much for this tip! Our TJ Maxx is just a couple of shops down from Michaels, which I visit weekly, so now I'm going to see what I can find there! Have a great week :)


  6. Happy Memorial Day Georgiana!!!! Your cards are so delightful....As always...My favorite is between the 1st & the 3rd...I can't make up my mind {smiles} thanks for the great shopping tips :o) I am like you, I look for crafts everywhere LOL TFS!!!

    Die Cuttin Diva

  7. Cute cards! Love all the colors that you used on both cards! Thanks for playing at the Pals Paper Arts!

  8. Wonderful cards!! I love them all! :)

    You've found some good crafting deals... will you send me some of that treasure finding luck?? Thanks bunches! :)

    - Cheryl


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