I don't have anything crafty to share today, so I thought I would share something that happened over the weekend. As some of you know I've met a lot of wonderful people here in Alabama, but no one that crafts or stamps. Boo Hoo!! The nearest SU demonstrator is approx. 1 1/2 hours away. :o( I asked one of my neighbors if she knew of any scrapbook stores. She said there was one about 15 minutes away. I went by there and someone told me that they had moved to Florence (not too far), so I go to Florence...they had gone out of business. WAH!! I came back home and did an Internet search again....I find a reference to one store. I wasn't sure of the location...I called and spoke to the nicest woman (Vickie) and she gave me directions. I rushed over to pick up some paper....oh my gosh, did she have some beautiful papers that I had not seen before. I had to have some of it & the new Basic Grey papers. She also had a bargain basket....I picked up some beautiful papers & embellishments for 10¢ each. Needless to say I was in paper heaven & to top that, Vickie is one of the sweetest people I have met in a long time. We chatted forever and talked about new products and crafting. I was talking about my new Zutter Round-it-All & she told me she had the Bind-It-All and how she didn't care for it and wanted a spiral binder. She had already sold her Bind-it-all...which I want & love...I'm waiting on the pink one. When she mentioned the spiral binder I told her that I had one that I was going to sell because it was HUGE & HEAVY and I just didn't have a place to put it. She said she was interested & I suggested we swap products for the binder. She was fine with that. Then she told me that she had the Zutter Dream Kuts. I have been wanting one, but really couldn't justify buying it with all the things I have now & I am still unpacking more stuff trying to find a place for it all. She said she really didn't use the Dream Kuts, did I want to trade it for the binder? Can we say Whoo-hoo? What a deal! I rushed home to get the spiral binder & coils to take back to her and this is what I came home with....it was such a fun day & a win-win for both of us. I love it!!!
If you are ever in the area (Russellville, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, or Sheffield, Alabama) stop in Scrapbook, Scrapbook in Sheffield. It is right down the street from Helen Keller Hospital in Tuscumbia. I hope to get back to visit and shop either tomorrow or Friday.
WOW!! I am chatty tonight...aren't I? I have one more thing to share then I promise I will hush. I mentioned earlier in this post that there is no SU demonstrator nearby. I was looking online for an SU Hostess Club (I belonged to one in IL) and wanted to find one that I could do online that wasn't too expensive. I'm trying to cut back some on my craft budget (it's out of control!!) LOL! Anyway...I found Samantha, she is a student at UTK (University of TN-Knoxville) and she was trying to get a hostess club started. I contacted her & told her that I was interested. I checked out her blog tonight & she still has 2 spots to fill before we have the 10 members needed. It is a great deal...$15 a month (plus shipping & tax) for 10 months & you get to be the hostess for one month. (Get a hostess set & other goodies.) Just wanted to mention this in case someone is like me and doesn't have a demonstrator close-by (you can now order online, but I love the interaction with other stampers.) If you are interested please check out Samantha's blog for details.
OK...I promised to hush-up now. Hope I haven't bored everyone to tears...thought I share my great trade & fun day with ya'll.
I will try to get something to share finished in the morning.
Thanks for stopping by....blessings,
Thursday, September 25, 2008