Michaels sale

Scrapbook Deals and Steals: Check Out Michaels Starting Sunday 04-06-14

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From April 6-12, 2014, Michaels is having one of their BIGGEST sales of the year! Check out their ad and coupons HERE.

I for one am happy because they’ll have Iris 12×12 scrapbook cases for only $2.99 (reg. $8.99).

Over time, I’m converting all my scrapbook storage that was in open baskets on my shelves to these closed cases. Love that they’re see-through.

Scrapbook albums and Recollections craft storage are 60% off! Maybe I’ll finally take a chance on a Project Life album at THAT price! {I’ve heard they’re not very sturdy. Do you have a review?}

Scrapbook paper pads will be $9.99 (reg. $19.99).

And Plastic Scrapbook Storage will be 50% off.

If you wanted to implement my PROJECT LIFE CARDS or WASHI storage ideas, now would be a great time to buy up some of those cute plastic shoeboxes or 6×6 Iris containers!

I know you love a good scrappy bargain as much as I do, so I had to share. Hope you find something fabulous. Happy Shopping!

PS: Would love to hear what you pick up at Mike’s. Please come back and let us know!

Scrapbook Deals and Steals: 50% Off Entire Purchase “Recollections” Stickers and Embellishments TODAY only 02-05-14

Michaels loves me so much, they e-mailed me a coupon for being such a great customer! I mean, my purchases alone funded the new Cake Boss wing at my local store.

Oh wait. You mean they send out coupons to EVERY customer who signs up!??!

Well . . . fine. No, really, that’s fine. I felt special and loved and all, and it is almost Valentine’s day in the Season of Love. And now you just ruined it for me but, you know, whatever.

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I never used to be a huge fan of Michael’s in-house “Recollections” brand but they’ve really been rocking it lately. That’s why I wanted to let you know about this coupon and it’s for TODAY ONLY.

I was just @ Mike’s yesterday and all their Valentine’s Day line by Recollections was 50% off. I’m pretty sure at least part of the line is a knock-off of a My Minds Eye line – very pretty! I got another pack of those gorgeous enamel dots, some banner stickers, and a twin pack of heart washi tape.

I’ll post a photo here later when the sun has come up. Want to get this posted so you see it ASAP.
ETA 02-05-14: Here ya’ go . . .

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Of course, the coupon won’t work on those goodies but it’s like an added bonus so be sure to check out the Valentine’s section. There was plenty of other cute Recollections stuff to choose from, including a whole new line of decorated clothes pins. I’ll post a pic of those too. I don’t think I’d use them in a scrapbook (bulky) but they’d be cute on my desk to hold receipts, notes, photos, etc.

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I also got a couple storage options to try out because I need a new way to hold my washi collection – more on that later – some more of the new Heidi Swapp line, and used a 40% off coupon for the DCWV stickers {I *needed* that typewriter!}.

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Happy Scrappy Shopping! Let me know what you find :)

Photos! Maggies Holmes Paper Pad @ Michaels

As I posted HERE, Michaels craft stores now has the name-brand Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper 12×12 tablet. I was sure that my Mike’s wouldn’t have it because they rarely have the cool stuff I hear people talking about. But they proved me wrong!

Honestly, even if I found it I wasn’t sure I was going to buy it. I’d never seen the Maggie Holmes line in person, had only seen it online. And although I liked/loved the designs, the shade of pink used in the collection was throwing me off. It looked like a very ‘cool’ shade of pink with a touch of flourescent so . . . um . . . yeah. Wasn’t sure it was going to be my thing.

And then I saw it in person.

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INSTA-LOVE <3

Yes, the pink is in fact a 'cool' pink. But that's okay. It actually looks great with the other colors and adds a fresh touch.

Here are some photos I took. Sorry, the lighting is off and I'm not sure how well you're seeing the true colors. I took them with my iPhone first thing this morning near a window. Who knew that would produce such weird results?

Anyway . . . here's a glance at all the papers:

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It’s probably hard to tell from the photos, but there is VELLUM! For the following patterns:

Pink doily
Turquoise bokeh
Navy polka dots
Multi-color flowers
Handwriting
Cloudy sky

I think I found a typo on the cover. At the very bottom in tiny-tiny type, it says “6 in x 6 in”. How funny! Should that make my SCRAPBOOK TYPOS and ERRORS list even though it’s on the packaging not the product?

There are 2 each of 24 designs, either 2 papers or a paper/vellum for each pattern. The papers are a cardstock weight . . . very nice! Even the vellum is very thick. The papers are single-sided and use both white and cream for backgrounds. When I bought this on Monday 07-08, it rang up on sale . . . $11.99 instead of $19.99, no coupon necessary.

Oh, also in the first photo, you can see I got some other things at Mike’s. They had the Iris 12×12 storage cases on sale for $3 each which is an amazing price. They’re usually about $8. I got 2 but wish I would’ve gotten more. I got clear ones but they also came in pink and light green. I’m slowly switching the storage on my scrapbook room shelves from open bins to these Iris cases. It gets very dusty here and I like how the cases protect my goods :) I also love that they’re clear so you can see what project or kit is inside, even though I usually label them anyway {anal much?}

I also got the little bottle of acrylic paint for 22 cents on Clearance. It’s my favorite color these days, sort of a deep robin’s egg blue. Pretty!

So I hope you enjoyed the Maggie Holmes paper photos. Even though they aren’t the greatest quality, I’m hoping they’ll give you a good enough idea as to what this paper pad looks like . . . and whether you can save yourself a trip to Michaels – or whether you need to run someone over to get there faster!

What’s it gonna’ be, sista?