One Mama Duck

Crafting my way through life - one adventure at a time.

Hi! I'm LisaDV. Thanks for stopping by. This is my life, crazy and chaotic most of the time, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Who Doesn't Love A Sale?

I know that I do. I used to find that if it was on sale I wanted to buy it whether I needed it or not.  ha. I've learned since that long ago time and a full craft room that not everything is a bargain and to be more selective.  However, the other day I went in to Joann's for perler beads for my dd's birthday. Of course, I had to peruse the scrapbook aisles.  Lo and behold, clearance items!!! Well, I can't very well pass up clearance prices on some quality items that I would use if they were in my stash, now can I?!

At 1.97 each these stencils were definitely a steal.

Here's the back packaging so you can see what comes in each package.
 Some embossing folders. 1.97 for all, except one had an open package and the clerk gave me a damaged price for it. Score even more!
 The Teresa Collins punch I'd been eyeing and wanting, but even with a 40% off coupon, I couldn't make myself buy it. But at a clearance price of 4.97, you betcha I want it.  The label stickers were 0.97, the wood veneer words 1.97. They had a few more wood veneers but with everything already in my cart I decided against them. It was hard. Hard, I tell you. I really like wood veneer. They had a set of the wonky circle with words cut out and burnt in. I never use them, but I always want them. By not putting them in my cart, it was a WIN.  I have some dies. The one on the left was 9.97, originally 19.99 so not a great clearance price but look at it. It was also the last one.  The other was down to 3.97.

Overall a really decent haul.

But wait there's more......
What's better than clearanced? Free, of course! 
I was chosen/picked as one of the iNSD color challenge winners!!! I know, crazy, right?  This was the layout I submitted.
I used Pink Paislee Pen Pal Collection, 365 Washi, Jen Hadfield Home+Made ephemera pack, Teresa Collins heart enamel dots; Studio Calico wood veneer hearts; button from stash, Studio Calico sequins, Shimelle enamel dots, Faber Castell gelatos, HS Favorite Things Ephemera pack, Maya road wood clothes pin, Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather flair, Glossy Accents, Want2Scrap black pearls, Hero Arts - Basic Grey Lucille Stamps, MME Follow Your Heart - Be Happy Button Collection. 

So thankful they picked my layout. This is what I received. 

Look at those gorgeous cardstock colors. This pack has a sampling of the smooth, dotted, and textured cardstock. The quality is as good as AC's cardstock too. I didn't expect the 6x6 pad which is oh, so pretty or the slick writer.   Thank you!

Not at the end yet. Now it's on to the digital items.

By now, most of the scrapbook digi world or those that dabble in both will know that Pixels and Company are closing their doors.  It's sad to lose another scrap store.  They have almost all their merchandise at 75% off, some discounts were even higher.  I really had a tough time narrowing down all of the great supplies to something I didn't feel horrible spending. I also went and purchased a few things from the Digital Press that were on sale while I was at it. 

 The top 2 rows is Jen Allyson's Vanity Fair Persimmon collection which had been on my wish list forever. The bottom LJS Summer Fun At a Luau pieces were from tDP shop.

The Hello June came from tDP (3rd row down, 3rd in from left).  Look at all that digi goodness. The Christmas kit is already in use which makes me even happier.

Obviously, I love a sale, clearance and free!


  1. love a sale! and your layout...wish that digi was paper!

  2. Fab bargain haul and lovely layout.

  3. Such a beautiful child. I love your haul.