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Scrapbook Shopping: MAMBI Testing a Happy Planner Kit at Select Costco Stores

Well, this is fun! MAMBI is selling a Happy Planner kit at 16 select Costco’s. It’s hard to see because the photo they provided is so small but it looks like there’s an 18-month Happy Planner, 5 rolls of washi tape, 3 pens, some pocket page inserts, 2 little paper pad inserts, etc. MAMBI says,…

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Scrapbook Product Review: Happy Planner by MAMBI

As you saw in my last post, I recently bought the MAMBI Happy Planner at Michaels (reg. $34.99 minus 30% off coupon = $24.49). It’s the 8.5 x 11 version, not the more popular smaller one that you’ve probably been seeing everywhere. Not only are the binder discs my favorite color but they also have…

What’s New at My Michaels – May 2016
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What’s New at My Michaels – May 2016

Are you sitting down? Because what I have to tell you is going to drop you if you’re standing: I haven’t been to Michaels in over a month. Say whuuut?! I know. What is this world coming to? Better question: How are they staying in business without me? I finally made it over there because…

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CHA 2016, Part 1: Me and My Big Ideas (MAMBI)

This is part of a series about the scrapbooking booths I visited at CHA 2016. If you’d like to see all the posts in the series, click HERE. Disclaimer about my photos: The lighting at CHA is HORRIBLE for amateur phototaking. It’s held in a dimly lit and huge exhibit hall with spotlights here and…

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CHA Mega Conference and Trade Show 2016: I Got to Go! (for one day)

Am I Really … Aw, No Wait … But Still Can I? As a working wife and mama, I never get my heart set on doing things that are just for fun. Like actually scrapbooking (not just writing about it), blogging (har har), or attending CHA in Anaheim each January. I was able to attend…

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Scrapbook Mini Haul: Joann.com October 2015

Just a belated update to THIS POST – my Joann.com sale order: I don’t remember what date I received this but it arrived quickly and was packaged nicely. As always, everything is much nicer looking in person that it was online. All of the turquoise in the border stickers is foiled and it’s SO pretty!…

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Confessions of a Scrapbooker #1: I Don’t Use a Pretty Planner #sorrynotsorry

Ha! My email inbox and Instagram feed is filled with photos like THIS and THIS and this: *From the MAMBI blog Pretty, pretty, PRETTY!! I see all the gorgeous planner products that the scrapbooking companies come out with and am oh-so-tempted to buy things like this: Color Crush Personal Planner Kit by Webster’s Pages Oh…

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Scrapbook Shopping: Urgent! Joann.com Flash Sale Today Only!

Use code SAVENOW271 and get 30% off everything plus free shipping! You know how I hate to enable (eye roll) but I had to make sure you knew about this :) I only had $18 in my scrappy Paypal account but I got a few things: Jillibean Soup Summer Red Raspberry Soup 6×6 Paper Pad…

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Scrapbook Shopping Report: Michaels March/April 2015

Yes, I’m the annoying shopper taking photos every time I’m in Michaels and I see something new ;) Problem is, I haven’t come home and shared these pics with you in a while – so here’s some catch-up. I give you … “New” items I’ve seen at Michaels in March and April 2015: Heidi Swapp…

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Scrapbook Shopping: Project Life and Scrapbooking Items on Amazon

So I was on Amazon yesterday looking at one of THESE . . . hmmm, why would I need one? Something SBO Membership-related, perhaps? ;) Anyhow, while I was there, I looked around at scrapbook supplies and here are some fun things I found: Project Life Hashtag Themed Cards $5.99 with free shipping on orders…

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A New Scrapbooking Project . . . and A New BLOG?

As I mentioned in my LAST POST about my scrapbooking haul from Michaels, I’m starting a new project: a combination Gratitude and About Me journal and mini book. From Michaels, I recently bought this gorgeous pink 6×8 album, along with the Weekly Planner and Journal Pages sets, by Project Life. I got them for either…

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Michael’s Scrapbook Haul from a GOOD Mike’s

In MY LAST POST, I talked about my trip to an out-of-town Michaels – a GOOD Michaels – that I had so much fun shopping at. Now, it’s time to show you what I bought there. Here’s the whole shebang. I didn’t show these little MAMBI Sticks in the other post but ain’t they cute?…

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Do the Scrapbookers Who Have a GOOD Michaels Realize How Stinkin’ LUCKY They Are???

Because I went to a GOOD Michaels a few weeks ago while traveling and it was a-MAYZE-ing! They had all the stuff I hear other scrappers talking about online and wish-wish-WISHING! that mine did. This cute project greeted me at the front table. My store doesn’t even have this whole section called “Craft It” by…

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I’m a Scrapaholic on the Road to . . . the Scrapbook Store! {And What’s Your Confession?}

“Hi, my name is Erika and I have a Scrapbook Obsession. But I’m in a great 12×12 step program . . . ” You know, admitting you have a problem is the first step toward recovery. {Although if lovin’ scrap supplies is wrong, I don’t wanna’ be right!} Thought I’d make a little sign that…

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CHA 2014: Adventures of a Newbie at Scrapbooking’s Biggest Event (Intro Post)

YES! I got to go to CHA* for the first time!!! And it was absolutely amazing! Scrapbook Bucket List item checked off! I could only go for one day (Saturday) but I’m so grateful even for that. It’s like Rome or Disneyland – there is NO possible way to see and do everything you want…

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Scrapbooking Products: New Project Life & Valentine’s Day Stuff at Michaels

China Doll/Tran posted this on the Two Peas message board: Went to Ms today and found some new goodies! Maggie Holmes and Dear Lizzy full kit, those mini albums, 3 – kits that goes with (journal, agenda, recipe), page protectors and some of those small card kits. She was kind enough to take photos, not…

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Project Life: My New Storage System for PL, Snap, MAMBI, and Other Scrapbooking Cards

Raise your hand if you’ve been collecting Project Life cards like they’re going out of style! MEEEEEE!!! ME ME ME!!! I just jumped on the Project Life bandwagon this year. And the Sn@p! card bandwagon. And the MAMBI card bandwagon. And the free printables bandwagon. Wow. That’s a lotta’ bandwagons! Must be why I have…

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You Have to Give It a New Read … I Updated the Scrapbook Typos and Errors Post

In November (or should I type Novemeber? ha!) of 2012, I started a blog post with a list and images of scrapbook typos and errors. This paper from Basic Grey started it all, and it really is a motherlode of errors: I had no idea at the time that 7 months later I would still…

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My Scrapbook Haul from Michaels

A sports season recently came to an end and, for being team mom, I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful card, a bottle of wine, and a Michaels $25 gift card. However did they know that I would enjoy a Mike’s spending spree!?!? {Uh, maybe because I was the only obsessive picture taker all…

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