Saturday, April 4, 2009

Shopping: scrapbook supplies and Children's Place Outlet

This is going to be my catch-up post on my great finds over the last little bit. I didn't have a way to upload pictures while I was gone, so here goes ...

Today we were in another town on business and I asked my husband to stop in at Michaels so I could let the kids pick out a few of the "Funny Farm" rubber stamps from their $1 section. I had purchased a few for myself and later realized that my kids would love some of them, too. (Please ignore the fact that I have no rubber stamps in this picture - my kids were already stamping with them!) So we found the stamps, but look what else we found:
I missed these CuttleKid dies when they went on clearance at my Michaels. Since my kids are probably going to get their SideKick machines for Easter, I wanted to put a die or two into the basket for them to play with. Well, this was even more than I hoped for!
  • Fairy Alphabet (reg. $14.99) - $6.99
  • Happy Numbers (reg. $14.99) - $6.99
  • Girly Girl (reg. $9.99) - $4.99
  • Pirate (reg. $9.99) - $4.99
  • Flowers (reg. $9.99) - $4.99
  • Ian the Pig (reg. $4.99?) - $1.99
  • Milton the Frog (reg. $4.99?) - $1.99
  • Shellie the Turtle (reg. $4.99?) - $1.99

If you notice the ribbon in the picture, did you see that they are mega rolls? They have 20 yards each. I found them in the $1 bin! Four are wire-edged sheers (pull out the wire for regular ribbon) and the fifth is a sage green grosgrain polka-dot.
But wait: it gets better! I had a 20%-off coupon from the latest (?) issue of Scrapbooks, Etc. I didn't realize it was going to take 20% off sale and clearance prices, too!! I was thrilled, as you can imagine. :)

Now let me show you my paper deals from the last two weeks:

Big Lots
  • DCWV Pocket Full of Posies 8x8" stack (48 sheets) - $3 (retail $10)
  • DCWV Metallic 8x8" stack (48 sheets) - $3 (retail $10)
  • earth-tone 8.5x11" cardstock (30 sheets) - $2 (retail ??)
  • Making Memories Travel Collection 12x12" paper pack (48 sheets) - $2 (retail ??)
Salvation Army
  • gold 12x12" (50 sheets) - $1.99
  • brown 8.5x11" (50 sheets) - $0.99
Foo Fa La paper sampler pad (48 sheets) - $3 (retail ??)

Then we got to stop in at The Children's Place outlet today, and I found these:

next year's Christmas jammies - $1.99 (reg. around $12) for the blanket sleeper and $3.99 (reg. $16.50) for the pajamas
  • a sparkly belt for my daughter - $0.49 (reg. $7.50)

  • Here's a close-up of that belt:

    I also needed a light jacket for my daughter for spring-time, so I was thrilled to find this cute fleece hoodie that will do the job quite well ($1.99, reg. $12.50):

    So now you know what I've been buying the last few weeks. But that doesn't include the groceries! I shopped the bent and dent grocery stores while I was visiting my parents, and I got an awesome haul for a great price. Too bad everything was put away before I thought of taking a picture! :)