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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I went shopping!!!!

Cha ching!!! I made a quick out of town trip weekend before last with a good buddy of mine! We went to Georgia for two nights and three days! I had such a wonderful time! We went down to visit with her family, who made me feel so very comfortable and right at home! : )

Her mom has recently discovered scrapbooking and promised to take us to some fun little shops! She is hopelessy hooked and full of bubbly energy! We had a blast! There were several shops on our agenda, but we only made it to two because we spent so much time in them! LOL The first store we went to was called the 50% Off Scrapbook Everything Store! OH MY GOODNESSS!!!!! When we walked through the door the cute little clerk (who was scrapping while she worked...what a job, huh?!!!!) hollered hello to us and told us that the paper in the boxes on the floor (6 GINORMOUS!! BOXES) were all 25 sheets for $2.00...which after the discount would make them 25 sheets of 12 X 12 designer papers for $1.00!! BARGAIN!! That was when my head started reeling! I got a little dizzy and the room started to go a little blackish! I got 50 (!!) for $2.00!! I am kicking myself now for not getting more, but the store just kept going back and back and I was concerned about getting it all home! They had soooo many fun papers and eyelets and brads and kits and glue things and embellishments and....OH MY GOODNESS!!! I wound up spending $26.00 for all the fun things in this picture! (minus the few things I picked up at the next store!).

Our next stop was lunch...we needed to refuel! We had a yummy lunch and then we went to Archiver's!!!! I have never been to one of these! Ok, now you must remember! I live in the slap middle of the woods! There are zero stop lights!! There is one restaurant, one bank, one convenience store and a Post Office in my tiny little town Most days it is quaint, but when you are jonesin' for a craft feels pretty darn lonely! LOL The closest craft anything is 45 minutes away! So, I was in scrapbook and cardmakers heaven! I walked through the doors and the angelic choir began to sing! It was a beautiful thing!! LOL

They were a little pricier than the previous store, but oh the selection! I was astounded and a little over whelmed! LOL I kept my purchases there to a small minimum, but was creating a mental wish list longer than I am tall!! What fun!!!

After that it was to the cheesecake place where we had cheesecake and sweet, fattening coffee!! I was so dang happy! LOL

Here is a picture of my loot! : )

Ah! Happy Day!

AnnMarie : )

P.S. I am already planning my strategy for a return trip! LOL


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Marilyn said...

Wow - I am so happy for you - what an awesome trip!! It is so much fun finding a bargain and a scrapbooking bargain at that!! Can't wait to see some of your scrapbooking pages with all of your fun new stuff!

ScrapMomOf2 said...
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ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh AnnMarie, your first time in an Archiver's!!?? WOW! You were on sensory overload, weren't you? It is an awesome place, isn't it. Next time you go, camp out in the clearance section . . . that's what I do. When I find stuff 50% or 75% off, I get woozy! WOW on your photo of your purchases! Looks like a lot of fun! Enjoy! Can't wait to see what you make!

(I had a typo in my first comment, so I deleted it!!)

The Lucky Clucker said...

Holy Moley!! That sounds like a fantastic trip!! I live in another middle of nowhere and it sure sounds great wherever you went to!! Your loot looks great! I'm so glad you had a good time......although I would have wondered if you didn't haha!

Crissy said...

Wow Ann Marie! Looks like you got some great stuff!!! I must know where that store is in Georgia. We go through there about once a year on our way to Florida to visit family and next trip I think we will need to make a detour!!! Seriously, let me know what town it's in =-)

Lori said...

Wow, I've never been to an Archiver's but have heard wondrous things about it. You'd think that living in such a large metropolitan area there would be lots and lots of spiffy stores but other than AC Moore and Michaels, there is bubkiss unless I want to take a road trip...I'm going to see my mom in San Fransisco over Spring Break...I wonder what stamping and scrapping trouble I can get into there???

Thanks for sharing your fun!

Lori SBS2

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Can you say SCORE! You got some terrific deals! Can't wait to see all of the fantastic creativeness that comes out of your shopping trip!

~Michelle~ said...

Your trip sounds like a hoot! What a fun bunch of goodies!! Can't wait to see all the fun things you make with it!

Godchick said...

what a haul! the paper was a great price!!!

Alex said...

Wow you sound like you had an absolute blast, look at all those goodies, you lucky thing, lol


SBS Sister xx

Wife2TJ said...

Wow! That store sounds like a dream! Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Lorraine said...

I am LMAO! it sound like you had a blast...I wish i was there. would have loved to get all those great items for such a great bargain. when is your next trip? lol

kathleenh said...

That's quite the loot you got! What fun! Scrappin' stuff at bargain prices - it doesn't get any better than that!