This week’s ScrapTiffany challenge was to use your scraps. This was a perfect way to clear some stuff off my desk. I keep a little bucket of bits of leftovers on my desk, so I dug through there to see what might work with this leftover double sided paper that was sitting on my desk:
at the Bazzill Warehouse sale. I hadn’t gone in since at least 2007. When we were running our kit club Color Me Daisy, the last thing I needed was more scrapbooking supplies. I had plenty. Even after closing it down and selling off all of our inventory there was one very important thing I held back. Every sheet of Bazzill Kraft cardstock I had. As well as a couple other basic colors. Everything else was sold…gone.
Now I am back in the consumer shopping mode when it comes to scrapbook supplies, and of course like most people I can’t resist the opportunity for a deal. So there I was at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, getting my Starbucks nonfat, no whip pumpkin spice latte and heading over to the Bazzill to wait in line with the other eager beavers.
It wasn’t as crowded as the last time I went. So it was pretty relaxing to shop. I met 2 online friends in person at the sale, which was fun to finally get to do.
My goal was to get out of there for under a $100. How do you think I did? You’ll see at the end of my post, as well as get an idea of how much I saved…
First here is a peak of my very full bag. They had bags from Creative Escape for $2.00. Easier to carry then a box, so I picked one up and started filling.
- I definitely can’t resist a bargain.
- Getting up early on a Saturday morning for scrappy shopping is much easier than getting up early to exercise or go to work.
- Getting up early goes much easier with a pumpkin latte from Starbucks
- I don’t miss spending time on the weekends photographing kits (from my Color Me Daisy days)
…I actually can stay within budget when it comes to scrappy spending.
Before tax I spent $85.30. I had a Bazzill wholesale order form with the regular prices for almost everything and I Google’d the other items. I saved 75% or $250 at the sale. And the freebies take that savings to $260.
Not bad for getting up early on a Saturday. I think I will be headed back next year.