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:
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!!!
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!!!
Posted by Christina Carnoy at 9:42 AM