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Thursday, December 30, 2010

After Christmas Shopping

I just love after Christmas Shopping. 1) I like saving money 2) my son's birthday is Jan 2 and daughters birthday is Feb 11) I like the challenge of bargin hunting. My dear friend and I call ourselves Marden's babies.

For out of staters-Marden's is a small chain of salvage stores where we grew up. You never knew what they would have, and most of the time there would only be one or two of an item. And their prices were a fraction of the cost of a "real store". Now they tend to buy more over stock items than true salvage; but it can still be fun.

Well, the past few days I have gone shopping (still have yet to find my son that special gift). I did, however, find great stuff to great to craft with. I found a huge roll of cork board material for $2.00! That's right TWO DOLLARS! (and the ten cents tax) Recently I saw someone who made coasters out of cork and stamp on it. Handy dandy Big Shot and the scallop square and circle dies. Whala 50 coasters made in a matter of minutes. It comes out to four cents a coaster. Of course now I need to stamp on them but hey...I can't rush these things.

I found RSVP style pens, a package of 50 for $3. that works out to $.06. I see some decorated pens and notebooks in my future.

Ghiradelli chocolates were on sale at the grocery store for $1.80 a bag.

I also found some cute Christmas serving platers that I am going to put away and use as part of my display at the craft fairs next year. So I am feeling pretty good about shopping.

My SU order for my club in two weeks is shipped and will be here at the beginning of next week. I can't wait to get the new Eat Chocolate set. I also found a coffee mug for my girlfriend's birthday. It says "Forget love, I'd rather fall into Chocolate". I want to make her a card with the Eat Chocolate set and fill the mug with chocolates for her. I will have to look for Lyndt truffles-those are her favorite. Who knows, maybe I can find those on sale too.

I see lots of crafting in my future....Not that it is a bad thing

Until next time.

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