Michael's was having a big sale + I had a 20% off my total purchase coupon + I had a 40% off coupon for one item. I splurged on the Dylusions face stamps and Ranger distress inks, but everything else I bought was either on clearance or at least 40% off. I'm want to try some new techniques and approaches to my art, and these new supplies might help me do that.
What sent me to Michael's in the first place was a community member who shared that she'd snagged some brand new CHA release paper pads for 70% off. I don't think I found the exact ones she bought, but I did find two paper pads that I thought were a great buy, especially since they were brand new. I adore Crate Paper and Dear Lizzy, so finding these made me quite happy. I will be checking out their paper pads regularly to see if other new paper lines appear.
Next, I stopped in to Tuesday Morning and found just a few goodies there. I'm really liking the shaped paper clips in my Midori, so I snatched up two different packages of those. I also found a 3D sticker about London that I thought might be fun to use on a travel page about visiting there. I was most excited to find the Maggie Holmes stencil set. Not that I know how to use the stencils necessarily, but I was glad to find them and be able to potentially use them. Now I just have to figure out how to actually do it...
My last local scrappy shopping stop was Hobby Lobby. I found more Dylusions stamps, this time they were bodies that I thought were cool. I can always use adhesive, so I picked up my fave package of adhesive from HL too. And I really broke my normal pattern of doing things by purchasing some texture paste. I have stencils, but I've never bought any paste to use with them. Watching Dina Wakley videos on YouTube lately made me think I just HAD to have some paste before I was snowed in until February.
In the days since the storm, I'm happy to report that I did actually scrapbook quite a bit. After two days, I've made four layouts, worked on my January Midori pages, blogged for several weeks out, and photographed all my completed projects. And I still have today to get my craft on before real life and my job likely resume in full force on Monday. Of course, I didn't use any of my new supplies except for the adhesive. Haha! Oh well, I have them to look forward to for the next snowstorm, right?
What have you been doing to keep busy if you've been caught in the snowpocalypse? Tell me about it. :)