Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Hi honey, I'm home!


I am finally back from my 10-day vacation to the Pacific Northwest! I got back yesterday, but spent much of the afternoon and evening going through mail and email, unpacking and petting my very lonely cat! She doesn't like the strangers I have coming by to check on her, so she definitely is glad to see me when I get home! Along with my cat, I was glad to see a package from Making Memories had arrived for me. I entered a contest on their blog and was chosen as one of the winners! The storage jars above were what they sent to me. They are hard plastic and the big ones are slightly shorter and flatter than canning jars. The small ones are comparable to Prima or jam jars. I think the big ones will get ribbon scraps, but I'm not sure yet while I'll put in the small ones. I can't wait to start filling them.

Now, for some craft-related vacation news! See the stuff I managed to pick up on my vacation? I don't know about the rest of you, but I like to check on the local stamp and craft stores when I'm visiting other places. I was so busy this trip, I had very little time to shop, but I still managed! And when I head home to Oregon, one of the places I HAVE to go is Craft Warehouse. It's a great store and they have a HUGE selection of stamp and scrap supplies. While I was there, they happened to be having a sidewalk sale! Woohoo! I got pink Stazon for $5! I also picked up some Heidi Grace clear buttons for ribbon; some Tres Jolie buttons on sale 25 percent off; some cute little Primas in a magnetic tin; a Bazzill accordion book for $1; some Mrs. Grossmans bling; a couple of transparency flourishes from the Tres Jolie collection; and an A muse sentiment half off. Then I stopped at Michaels with my mom just briefly because she was out of Mono adhesive, and found two spools of gingham ribbon (green and blue) for $1 each. My sister and I managed a quick trip to Stampin Cat Studios, a rubber stamp store in my hometown, where I snagged the Maya Road tins, the Asian coins, and that really, really cool pink and brown ribbon with the interesting weave. And lastly, my sister and I stopped at a floral supply house and picked up two 25-yard rolls of stitched ribbon for $5.95 each and split them. Isn't that carribean blue with the green stitching awesome?

Lastly, while I was at Craft Warehouse, they were doing this cute make and take to showcase the new Basic Grey precision file kit - which is my next must-have purchase, I think! That thing is awesome! The chipboard flower is from Maya Road, I think, and the jumbo brad in the middle is from Queen and Co. I'm not sure who made the paper. It was a super fun project and I'm glad I had good timing! I'll have more vacation news and photos the rest of the week. For now I'm off to catch up on blog reading!

1 comment:

CraftyEngineer/TexasLonghorns said...

Wow! Sounds like you had a great vacation and scored on some wonderful stuff!