Saturday, May 24, 2008

This week's projects


I fussed with this layout off and on all week and then finished it last night while I watched "National Treasure 2" and "P.S. I Love You"-which is very sweet and SAD!!!!! But the good, bittersweet kind of sad, ya know???

This is a gift for my nephew's birthday. It's a sign for his room. I hand painted the paper and the letters, then I mod podged it all onto cardboard that I hand-cut. Think he'll like it???

I've been shopping too, I babysit for my scrapbooking money. That way I am not cutting into the household bill money for my addiction. I had a little extra cash last week too for some other odds and ends that I've done lately, like carpooling and stuff. So I actually bought quite a bit. I totally look for deals, sales, clearance, and I use coupons ALL THE TIME!!!

I bought the new noteworthy line, plus the one journalling pad that I've wanted and been unable to find, yay! Also I got 2 papers from Animal Crackers. I ordered this from 2 peas with babysitting money from 2 weeks ago:

This was sale/clearance at Craft Warehouse (The Basic Grey wasn't on sale), I only spent $22 total!!! (babysitting money again)

This was from my LSS (carpooling money):

Clearance at Jo's!!! I spent $14, I think. (Babysitting $ again)

Mike's, only $10. (I had 2 coupons, carpooling $)


I ordered some stuff last night from a pretty reasonable website:
https://www.croppinparadise.com/

I ordered 6 (2 each) Making Memories Garden Party shaped papers, 3 Basic Grey 6X6 pads ( Lily Kate, Romani, and Scarlet's Letter), and 5 Pink Paislee Office Lingo papers. I will post a pic when I receive my order. With shipping it was only $28.00. Not bad. They have a lot of Basic Grey Clearance. So that's part of this weekend's babysitting money, already spent. The rest will go to Jo's 2 for 1 ribbon sale this weekend, and maybe those wooden KI Memories buttons, if they are on sale of course! And I have a 10% off coupon!!! Ok, shopping for scrapbooking supplies may be almost as exciting as actually scrapbooking, but I think I've written enough about shopping for now!!!
Some experiments:


Dyeing paper with Tea, makes a nice soft brown parchment color.

My ingenious and simple (don't forget cheap!!!) ribbon solution: shishkabob skewers and tape!!! I should have taken a pic before of the tangled spiderweb mountain of ribbon. Since I'm buying ribbon this weekend I wanted to make a nice home for the new ribbon that is coming!!!

17 comments:

KJ-Starre said...

Hey you! I am speechless @ all that glorious stash!!!! And all at such bargain prices......lucky fish!!! I wish we had Michaels here.....can't see it happening...ever :o)

Marilyn said...

SCORE!!!!!!!!!! You have been a busy woman! What lucky finds, and being frugal too, you are way better at that than me. Hey, can I borrow some noteworthy?!?!?! jk!

Miss Ya, Marilyn

Corina said...

Cute projects, and awesome loot! Don't you LOVE that noteworthy line?!?! And LOL- soo cute with the ribbon storage. I'd love to just dig my hands in all that goodness, hahaha!

Stacy said...

Enjoyed looking at all of your scrappy goodies. You did really good :) Cute sign!

Scrap Evangel said...

You've had a productive weekend. Great lo's and nice new stash. Good for you!

Michelle said...

Ooh, I like your ribbon storage...=) And have fun with all the new goodies!

Brittany said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Yes, it feels so good to find a church home... the right one.

Looks like you racked up on scrap goodies! I'll have to check that website out. I'm always looking for ways to save in the scrap department... well, not as much as I should be. ;o)

Never heard of suerchicks before. I'll have to check that out. It's nice to see there are well-written Christian books out there. Maybe we can read it in my new book club!

Jules said...

I love the layout you have up...we watched National Treasure 2 also last night...great fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lindsey said...

Hi Christina! Thanks for visiting my blog =) What great new stash you've caught!!

scrappyhappy08 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!!! Love all your scrappy treasure!! Glad to see your DH is home and will be home from now on!!! :) So happy for you!!! I remember how bummed you were!

Delaney Gates said...

Lots of goodies! :) Great stuff! Also, that skewer idea is great! All of my ribbon is currently tangled up in a big plastic bin. Not so glamourous, I know. Lol.

Marie said...

Your page and your project is wonderful! Love all your shopping goodies! YUMMY! And that ribbon idea is great! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Samantha said...

Wow! Lots to comment on today :) First, I love the LO. Very shabby-chic which I find awesome. Second, I think your nephew will love his present. Third, have fun with all that scrappy stuff!!

Toni said...

Man-o-day, those are some great finds. Love that Noteworthy line. And the ghost embellishments. And the Studio G's. And and and......
Blessings,
~Toni~

happydays525 said...

Wow! That layout is gorgeous, really beautiful job!

I saw both those movies too and loved them!

Hope all is well, have a great day!

Jen

Brock Family said...

Love Love Love your layout and your bargin shopping abilities! I enjoyed checking out all your new goodies!

Chrispea said...

Check you out - getting all those goodies! Great stuff! Love your LO, too. Very sweet & great colors!