Saturday, May 15, 2010

Craft Garage Sale

I went to a craft garage sale this morning. It was put on by a few Stampin Up demonstrators at the home of their upline. It started at 9 am. I got there about 8:40 am and there were already ladies waiting to shop. I was only there for 20 minutes or so, was home by 9:45 am.

It wasn't just Stampin Up products. There were other vendor products. In fact, I got 2 8x8 paper kits from Creative Memories for far less than what they are priced through Creative Memories. I got some other paper packs that were generic scrapbook paper all cut in 5"x 8" sheets and packaged 20 sheets per pack. I'll use them for cards. Got a couple of packages of die cuts too. I was really interested in double sided scrapbook paper. The paper was packaged too and they didn't want people to open up the packages so it was hard to tell what was in them other than the one on top.

I worked on my next card swap after I got home. And in fact, used some the CM paper I got today for layers. My next swap is pocket cards. I signed up for 2 spots so I need to make a total of 12 cards, 6 per spot and they have to be different. One of the ones I want to make is a double pocket. I'm using a tutorial I found on Splitcoast Stampers. It is not hard, just a little tricky in getting the pocket part cut out. I messed up a couple of them so I gave up and decided to work on it tomorrow. The other one I'm going to make is really easy. I've made a few of them so I'll be able to whip those out with no problems.

The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, I'm going up to Oroville with my friend Candice. Another stamp friend of ours who lives in Oroville is hosting an all day workshop. We can bring things to work on so I thought I would prep some of my cards for the swaps I'm doing and put them together up there. Alex is a SU supervisor so she is going to have some make 'n takes and teach some techniques. I'm looking forward to it although it will be a long day.


jalna said...

I haven't stamped in awhile, but I think I still would go berserk at a Stampin Up garage sale.

Betty Townsend said...

I looked at some of the stamp sets. I have a "zillion" of them so I wasn't tempted too much. hahahaha!! I keep telling you, you need to get back to stamping, if only once in awhile. :))