Monday, September 17, 2012

Oh yes I did!!

My art friend and good buddy Kathy and I went shopping in Wichita, KS on Friday. Kathy was ready to shop and made quite a haul. She spent a tad over $50.00, while my bill was less than $10.00. In fact, it wasn't even $8.00, which included tax. Of course, Kathy bought a lot of Sizzex goodies, all of which were 50% off, as well as some Tim Holtz dies, also 50% off. She even bought lots of scrapbook paper, but she intends to make birthday cards, because she has seen so many examples on Pinterest. However, I failed to get any photos of the day, except this one I took of polymer clay, which was on sale at Michael's. No, I didn't buy any, but I did buy a few things.


As much as I said I would NOT buy anything this year, but use up some of the huge amounts of art supplies I already own, I started my buying spree a few weeks ago at the thrift store, when I purchased some rubber stamps. However, on Friday I had a list. I wanted E-6000 (check) and a new brayer (check). Of course, I couldn't stay away from the clearance items either, most of which were 80% off. The Wilton's doilies were 50% off with a coupon, as were the E-6000 and the brayer.

The felt crowns and red doilies I will use as masks or stencils. The metal pieces, one package was already opened when I bought it, will find their way into some art I'm hoping to make soon. At least as soon as I finish my altered book classes, which seem to consume most of my time lately.


I have gone through a plethora of this glue in the past couple of months. As you can see, I'm badly in need of more.


Everyone keeps telling me I need a better brayer. I'm not sure this one is better, but I hope it is. I'm anxious to put it to work. Mod Podge could have kept their rubber scraper, which was part of the package, because I will continue to use my faux credit cards to spread my glue and paint.


I treated all my purchases the same. I first removed them from their external packaging, if appropriate, then put them where they belonged. Each of the items I bought had a specific place, except this paint, a whim purchase, that turned out great. When scanned, it cost me a whole PENNY (one cent). At least I got everything I desperately needed and a few I didn't need, but will use.

Ironically, Kathy overslept and was a bit late getting to my house. Then she cut my hair. Next we went to Michael's where we stayed for nearly four hours. By then it was too late to visit Mrs. O'Leary's, a local scrapbook store that specializes in altered art and Tim Holtz products. Finally, I treated her to an early evening dinner. At each place, I forgot to take photos. Why I didn't I have no idea, since I carried my camera within handy reach the entire day. I guess I was having too much fun and the day just slipped away without any photos, except the first one above I captured while Kathy was in a different area of the store. I hope your weekend started out (and continued to be) as fun as mine. And yes, I spent money on craft items!

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14 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

A girl's got to have glue.... Glad you had a nice time with Kathy!

elle said...

Good day and I just bet those classes do consume most of your time. But thanks for doing it!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I have not had good luck with modge podge, hope the brayer is a good one. I finally found my lost one thankfully. Just messy. Good haul for only $8.....xox

~*~Patty S said...

Well you didn't fall off the "no shopping" wagon very badly at all E!!!

I had a no photo day taking recently too which is MOST unusual for me as well :)

Sounds like you made a fun day of it
oxo

Healing Woman said...

You sure got a lot of great crafts supplies for very little. I always guessed that you would be a thrifty shopper. I love to see all those wondrous craft items lined up on the shelves. Craft supply shopping is good therapy!!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I thought I was the only one who could spend 4 hours in a craft store! I've made the same promise to myself to buy very little until some of my stash is used up, but I always check out the clearance area at any craft store I visit.

Just to let you know Bleeding Hearts are different than Fuchsia...Here is a link with a decent photo of Bleeding Heart plants:
http://www.americanmeadows.com/perennials/bleeding-heart/bleeding-heart-pink

Glad you had a great day with your friend!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Hey, those were all essentials! Glue, paint, brayer, stencils....can't work without them. Sounds like a good time but I don't know about four hours! That's a long time even for Michael's.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hi, Elizabeth! i enjoyed my visit to your blog today (including the previous posts). it is hard to keep from buying supplies specially when they're on sale! i love the fabric on the AB. i have to get back to my altered book, specially since i just came from Macau and that's another page for my AB. i wish i had more time to play!

Kimberly Hogan said...

I LOVE that E6000 glue. It's not only valuable for crafting, I use it to glue Swarovski Crystals onto my daughters Irish Dance Solo Dress. Which sparke just lovely when she is on stage performing. I am actually heading to Michael's later this morning for some Glossy accents, and some Acrylic paints, and some quality watercolor pencils. Can't wait. I will only have an hour to shop though. I have to shop when my daughter is at dance class. Thanks for sharing.

Many Blessings,
Kimmie<3

Marilyn Rock said...

You picked up essentials! Good job! xxoo

voodoo vixen said...

Ah, but what good value purchases you got!! I actually think you enjoy the spend on crafty things if you have forced yourself to be good for a while, you appreciate each and every thing so much more!!

Carolyn Dube said...

A penny?!! You got that big bottle for a penny?! Wow!!!!

sandee said...

It's so nice to have a shopping buddy! Sounds like you got some great deals too, especially the paint!!! You're making me feel the need to go check out Michaels today, lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Rita said...

A haircut and craft shopping! What's not to love. ;)