Originally published on March 24th, 2013
Monday was stamp club. We made three cards and a 3d project. The extra card (on brown cardstock) was my version of our homework. I particularly loved the whale card. I don't plan on buying the whale clearlit, but I love the play of circles. I'm debating about whether or not to get the banner framelits next order. I didn't like the coordinating stamp set, but the framelits are cute.
On Saturday I acquired a ton of new card supplies. I had to try them out, so I made 10 cards, 5 color/designs with 2 options. Some of these are sticking around until April stamp club as they are my interpretation of our homework. I'm really loved the blue vine embossed cards with the polka dot flowers. The colors look really nice together.
Shopping Scores: I was hostess this month as stamp club. I bought my $50 of products to get the Sale-a-bration gift. With everyone's combined total, I earned $50 of free products. Holy cow! After searching through the catalog, I finally narrowed it down to a few great finds. Our order arrived on Friday. My scores: Four Seasons stamp set (hostess), Sweet Essentials stamp set (hostess), Wacky Wishes stamp set (hostess), Stacks of Wishes stamp set (hostess), 2011-2013 In Color Markers set, Secret Garden Bundle (framelits and stamp set), Glimmer paper (hostess), Vine embossing folder (sale-a-bration), Perfect Plum Ink pad.
A crafting friend clued me into the big clearance sale as a local craft store. She picked me up early Saturday morning so we could get there before the rush. Tables upon tables of new and used card making and scrapbooking supplies. People can sell their supplies on consignment. We dove in, but the crowd was intense and the aisles small. After about 1/3 of the way through the tables, we decided to call it quits. But I did find some awesome supplies: 3 stamps sets from Stampin Up, 1 stamp set (manufacturing unknown), 1 double sided circle stamp, 1 square punch, 3 Stampin Up ink pads (basic gray, real red, and tangerine tango), 100 sheets of various paper ($5!), and 1 mini scrap pad ($0.50). Such a great shopping trip!