Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Boy is it HOT here in Atlanta!

I never thought I'd say so early in June that I'm glad it's only going to be in the low 90's today! Trying to stay indoors more since the medicines make the heat harder to deal with. Having a lot of trouble with the pain from arthritis - oh well gives me a reason to scrap more.... right?

Well thought I would share that Joanns has a lot on clearance right now. It's all in the regular aisles (not the clearance aisle in the back that looks like a warzone). I found Fiskars border punches for $3.97! I purchased: flowers, hearts, and sunburst! I also got one of the A Whale of a Punch in the shape of a tag for the same price. Many of their card packs were marked down to $0.97 each (can't beat that even if I only use the envelopes). With my 40% off coupon I was "a big spender" only found a Cuttlebug embossing folder that I wanted and the 50% off coupon from Michaels I used for Xyron sticker refill (LOVE THAT THING).

I also made a stop at Michaels this week and I finally caved in and purchased 2 of those scrapbook storage cube with the 50% off coupons. I don't know why I didn't do this earlier. It makes the room look better already! The ones with the drawers are a little tricky to put together (the screws are very small and had to use micro screwdrivers) I also heard that the drawers fall off after a time so I used wood glue on them as I was putting them together. I am now thinking of getting more of them and making a room divider to where I have the sewing desk (I'll just need to find another place to sew - which is fine with me since I don't like the height of that desk anyway). I found a couple Martha Stewart embellishments on clearance and used another coupon to buy some watercolor crayons. Love those coupons!

Hobby Lobby has also had some pretty good clearance... not all the stores have the same. The one in Lawrenceville has the best prices on stamps when they put them on clearance. The huge ones will be marked down to less than $3 with most others just over a $1. Found some Copic markers there and picked out 3 in pretty family of teal and a grey color for shading. I figure I'll build my collection as the coupons allow (and family members will allow me to drag them there as a customers to use multi coupons). They really are amazing pens and worth the money. Thanks to Patter Cross for the great advice. My "find" at HL was a metal shabby chic shelf that I guess is supposed to be in the garden but was on clearance 66% off. Looks great on the wall with some of my favorite bigger stamps on it. I think I will use binder rings and hang some things off of the bottom for additional storage of most used items.

Well that's been my shopping week in between doctor appointments and tests. I love having time between appointments to kill but it's not too good for the budget!

By the way when I was a Kinkos making copies on Monday I had half a tank of gas stolen out of my car!!! I was only in there for about 15 minutes. It's crazy... of course no one seen anything and I allerted the stores on that end of the mall but now I have to buy a locking GAS CAP! This is too much!

Well I am going to sit down and make my Father's day card for dad.

Have a great one!

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