Monday, August 19, 2013

I Have a Confession...And a Giveaway...

First, the confession: I fell off of the No Spend Challenge! I saw some really great deals, and I just couldn't help myself! First, it started with me running across this Double-Sided (!) patterned paper pad at Wal-Mart for $2.50:
 
It is a good cardstock weight, and for that price, I just couldn't pass it up-especially when I flipped through and saw even more cute prints inside, that weren't even featured on the front!
Then, I was out with my hubby at Tuesday Mornings on Saturday, and saw this Tim Holtz stamp set for $6.99:
So pretty! I love the butterflies especially, and there was only one, so into the buggy it went...
By this point, I figured I was already off the challenge for the weekend, so I made a few more stops and got all of this (for AMAZING prices)...
 
I got the paper pads at TJ Maxx for $5.99 each for the Studio Calico Snippets and Amy Tangerine Yes, Please 12x12, and $2.99 for the 6x6 Studio Calico Darling Dear...They also had Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm and Studio Calico Sundrifter, but I skipped those two because I had already purchased a lot of the collections when they first came out at Winter CHA. The Thickers were $1.49 each(!) at Marshalls, and I got the roller stamp for $2.99, the pen for $1.49, the Amy Tangerine stickers for $1.99, the On Trend buttons for $1.99, journal cards from Studio Calico (I think they are from the Atlantic collection!) for $1.99, Mistable feathers from Studio Calico for $1.99, and washi tape 2 pack from the Dollar Tree for $1! My little scrappy heart was so excited to find all of those bargains...even if I did feel just a little bit guilty...

To assuage my guilt, I have decided to have a giveaway!

 
To be entered to win, just be a follower of my blog, and leave me a comment! Can you resist a great deal? Have you seen any really great deals lately?
I will leave the giveaway open until August 30th! 
*****Due to rising postal costs, I will have to limit this giveaway to U.S. residents only, unless you are willing to pay international shipping costs. So sorry!

12 comments:

  1. Wow ... those are some AWESOME deals you got!! Good for you!!

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  2. What a great Haul! I love the mistable feathers and buttons (got all the rest already on my own haul ;)
    Wishing you much creativity with your new scrappy supplies!

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    1. Thanks-almost missed the feathers, they were way behind all of the new Thickers-I felt a little self conscious taking them all off of the hook to get to the feathers, but I wasn't leaving with out them!

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  3. I would love to win this little goodie!! I already follow your blog...thanks

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  4. You are completely absolved from falling off the No Spend Challenge. I do now love that Studio Calico stuff is now manufactured by American Crafts, because it does show up at TJ Maxx/Marshalls - although I've not spotted whole paper pads yet. Sweet of you to give some goodies away.

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    1. Lol, thanks, S! I was so excited to find the goodies I found, and totally stopping myself from going back all day today! And then I hear that Hobby Lobby has Glitz for 50% off?!! Check in odd places, my Marshall's and TJ Maxx moves the stuff around frequently!

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  5. What a great haul! I'd fall off for that too. I completely struck out at my TM. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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    1. Keep trying, my Marshall's and TM sometimes are late in getting the stuff other ones do! Good luck in the draw!

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  6. Amazing finds! I need to add to my mom's scrapbook desperately!
    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  7. is the washi tape in the Couture package? Will have to make a trip to the Dollar Tree to try to find some. Thanks for sharing this.
    shirley

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