I recently noticed that the SMASH book
I had stored in a basket by a sunny window in my office had been damaged. As you can see, not only did the black and white rubber band get discolored and degraded, the sun also left a mark on the chipboard part of the SMASH book cover :(
From the same basket, I pulled out the package of light blue bands to replace the ruined one with. Lo and behold, the bands inside the package were discolored, too. So, just a warning if you have SMASH products like this: Keep them away from the sun! Lesson learned.
Speaking of SMASH book products, my Michaels has a new section of them.
Looks like they’re really going after the teen market, which is supah smart and I feel like the ‘ideal customer’ for SMASH books. They have a “My Life: School Edition” and “My Life: After School Edition” which are both really cute. And check out the cloth tapes in the middle of the second pic. The pink chevron was adorable.
Since I’m talking about Michaels, I should let you know that the last time I was there, their Project Life stuff was on clearance.
I had the 6×8 rainbow chevron album in my hands for $8 and had a coupon, too – I think it was for 20% off entire purchase including sale items. But the line was super long and I wasn’t in the mood so I left without it.
Have you had any fading problems with SMASH products?
I was at Target again recently and found some pretty good stuff from the scrapbook section was on Clearance. A favorite word of mine, “Clearance.” Here is what I picked up:
Yellow “International” Smash book
reg. $12.99 for $3.88 (retails in other stores for $14.99)
Blue Smash Stick
reg. $2.99 for $0.88
Smash Sticky Notes
reg. $1.99 for $0.58
reg. $3.99 for $1.18
So about $22 worth of stuff for about $6.50, or 77% off! Sometimes Target’s so-called clearance prices are so flippin’ lame but I really felt like I got a screamin’ deal this time.
They had some other scrappy things on clearance like albums, stickers, etc. They were on an endcap near the scrapbook stuff and office supplies. There were notebooks and other office supplies mixed in so I really had to dig through stuff . . . just to let you know in case you go looking :)
I love how you can turn the pages like a real catalog.
I love how you can put your cursor on something and it gives a description.
I love how they show you the inside pages of each Smash Book.
I love how they put the item number in case you want to ask your LSS to order something for you.
I love the page-turney noises it makes.
I love how all the Pieces and Parts are in one place.
I love the examples they show of how to use each P and P.
I’m not going to tiptoe around this, okay? I got pretty much nothing done on my room today.
If you’re going to throw things at me, here are your choices:
– Martini fixings
– Scrapbook supplies
– either things I want like BASIC GREY embellies or SMASH BOOK accessories
– or things that won’t hurt very much when they make contact, e.g., eyelets, glitter, ribbon, and the like (shop carefully, please)
Once you’re done being mad at me … what, you’re still mad??? Jeesh. I can give you some sad eyes. Oh! Better yet! I’ll have my dog give you some sad eyes. He gets stuff past me all the time with those freakin’ sad eyes. “Now, Mom, I know I barked all night when you had to get up for work at 5am but …” and – bladow – SAD EYES. Shoot. He got me again. Can’t be mad.
So … I had to work today. A lot. My plan this morning was to work for 30 minutes, organize for 30 minutes. However, that didn’t happen … too much work. It’s 10pm and I just wrapped it up. If I’d stopped to organize every 30 minutes, I’d have been working until 6am tomorrow, LOL. Which is probably what YOU would’ve preferred but, srsly, have some pity on me, willya?
But now I’m panicking. I have ONE DAY left to get my room done!
I mean, it’s not like the room self-destructs after Day 3 or anything. It’s just that after tomorrow, I’m tied up for several days and I want this room dunzo. I’m SO tired of putting it off and not getting it done. How many times have I gotten this portion or that portion of my room organized, but never the whole entire thing? Lots. Very lots.
I want my scrap space organized so I can find things and be creative. I want my home office organized so I can work efficiently.
I really thought this was going to be my time :( There’s nothing I can do about work – in fact, I’m inordinately grateful that I have so much work right now, because the life of an independent contractor can get scary at times – when the work doesn’t come.
But but but …
You know what I mean, right?
So now I’m going to decide between these two plans:
1. Start drinking coffee now at 10:30 pm, pray for a second wind, and get a bunch accomplished late into the night. Work while there are fewer distractions. Sleep in a bit in the morning, and finish up tomorrow afternoon.
2. Chill the rest of this evening, watch the “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” next-to-last episode I taped earlier tonight, then turn in early (well, early for me). Get up early tomorrow and power through everything in one day.
I’ll let you know tomorrow which option I went with :) And for those of you who asked, I’m going back to add photos to my past entries that show a bit of what I’m dealing with. But the best photos will be posted tomorrow of PROGRESS and hopefully SUCCESS.