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Yes, I was able to do a little local scrapbook store shopping. Not local to my locale, but on the way home from my sister’s house in central Illinois last weekend, I visited The Scrapbook Factory. I just decided to use the shopping cart that someone had left outside in the parking lot.
I was very good. Okay, relatively good. I spotted one collection right off the bat that I thought was lots of fun – The Reset Girl by Simple Stories. So I picked up just three sheets of paper and the 6 x 12 chipboard pack.
The floral over text, the tickets/guest checks and the multicolor bird papers were all Reset Girl. Then I went about finding some small patterns to mix in with them from other lines; it was an excuse to look at all the displays of paper throughout the store. (I write as if it wasn’t always the plan to do so.)
I chose pink mini dots, orange plaid, white dots on cream and lavender cardstock that just picks up that same color on some of the little birds. I have really started looking at some of the more minor colors in a collection to pick up and emphasize.
I cannot remember the last time I paid full price for 7 sheets of paper – $1.10 each plus the chipboard package. I reminded myself that I have lots of embellishments at home. (And I reluctantly listened.) So I almost stopped buying until I couldn’t resist a Christmas die displayed near the check-out counter. (Dies are not embellishments, dies are tools!)
All totaled it was $20.11. I can’t remember the last time I spent so little on scrapbooking at one time when faced with such a grand selection.
When I got home, I decided to pull together some embellishments from my stash . . .
to complete a kit that I am calling – Plan on Impulse Buying.
When I checked the mail that had arrived in my absence, I had received my goodies from Evalicious in Canada that I won on the Stuck?! Sketches website. Thank you both very much.
I recently purged some of my project life cards in a RAK, so I thought I would choose a few of those with coordinating puffy stickers. Here is my haul from my $20 gift certificate. Ah yes, Evalicious puffy stickers – love, love, love!
These will come in handy for catching up with the many small trips I still have to scrap from this summer and fall – like last weekend’s.
That’s all that is new to the studio this week. Are you playing with any new scrappy goodies?