SO – I’ll start with Target!
- Making Memories Canvas Flowers (“Passport” line)
- Card Making Kit
- 10 pack Ultra Fine pt. Sharpies, rainbow colors
- 4 storage tins with labels
- $1 Spot Stamp Set
- 2 Rainbow Brite scratch pads
I thought this looked SO cute. It comes in this sturdy cardboard suitcase themed box, which will be great for storing embellishments once I glue it (it’s slightly dilapidated). It includes die-cuts, buttons, and paper flowers, all vintage travel themed. It even has die-cuts of postcards, which will be great when I get around to doing my Favorite Things album – (I collect postcards!)
These were each 99 cents in the craft aisle! I’m trying to steer away from getting too many letters, but this pink glitter just screams Lady Gaga, and as I’ve mentioned, I’ve got a 2-page Glee/ Lady Gaga spread in the works! Great find!
I have noticed this at the $1 spot several times on my last few trips to Target, but I put it back every time because I just plain didn’t/don’t need it. BUT, they had one of these clearance signs where all the ‘yellow’ dot things are 1/2 price, so it was only 50 cents! Hard to be beat that – I’m sure I’ll get that much good out of it!
I had been on the hunt for little scratch pads with just plain white paper (not lined), which is quite a task, even during back-to-school time! Finally I found these in the (you guessed it) $1 Spot, for $.50 each. They’re so I can scribble layout doodles when I get ideas.
That finishes my Target haul! I was really happy with my finds from my favorite store. I thought it was great that I found some small items for SO cheap and got out on reasonable budget. Then I decided to take a look around Michaels. Ha.
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2 sets of Prima Flowers. I find that I never ever buy these because even though they’re so pretty, they’re SO pricey! These were both 40% off, so this seemed like a no-brainer. (Regular price $9.99 and $6.99; Sale $5.99 and $4.19)
How beautiful are these colors?? I thought they would make perfect centers for the prima flowers already sitting in my cart. ;) They were so cheap for $2.99 already, and at 40% off they came up at $1.79 – WOW.
I just thought these were pretty, and when there are small sticker sets that come in sheets of 2, my mom and I get them to split with one another. :) $1.99
This leads to me to the best bargains, and very exciting purchases! Both by Tim Holtz, not surprisingly (I just love that guy’s stuff…). I’m just assuming that these things are getting clearanced out and done away with. Not sure how I feel about that, because I really love grungeboard…hope it’s not going away!! =/ But, happy to get such affordable prices.
So…the moral of this blog post would be, my boyfriend should not leave me unattended in Michael’s when there is a huge sale on and only ~45 minutes of shopping time until they close. (HELLOOOO anxiety = throwing things into cart!!!) BUT, I’m happy about the purchases I made, even if they were under pressure! I CAN’T WAIT to get scrappy. Back-to-school time of year = the beginning of my new job(s)! This is very exciting for me, but I’m ready to settle into a schedule so that I can have a routine to work craft time in to.
Thanks for reading this lengthy haul post! :)