Haul at my LSS

june182014aI have been meaning to share with you these great finds from my LSS.  The first is Samantha Walker’s Summer Lovin from Carta Bella. Ok, this paper pack simply jumped into my hands it’s so stinkin’ cute. The colors are so vibrant and happy.  My two favorite papers in the paper pack are:

june182014bThe bathing suits. Ok I can see this being used with some of my beach digis and making a cute little beach card.  The one on top even looks like bubbles.

june182014cThe sunglasses are so cute. I think this would be a great one for a card or a scrap page. They are so cute and I love the shape of the sunglasses.

The next paper pack isBurlap & Bouquets by Fancy Pants.  The colors are softer but let’s face it the patterns are really fun.



My favorite two sheets from this pack (hard to pick favorites) are:


This floral wreath would be nice framed in a 6×6 creme frame with some lovely word or small quote glued to the center that has been cut out with my Silhouette.

june182014fThis pattern reminds me of some Aztec prints.  I love it and want to use it on a card. It’s busy but good busy.

The last paper pack I bought was theAs You Wish’ by Fancy Pants. The colors are very similar to the Burlap & Bouquets so I can mix and match them. The patterns are more linear. I could use this for summer or fall cards. My favorite two papers from this pack are:


The graph paper pattern with the heart globe and sentiment. I think this too would make a great home decor item. I could frame it and include pictures of Leao and the boys. Maybe I could cut out heart shaped photos of them include.


My LSS has this mystery sale going on where they have packed up various items in brown paper bags, sealed them and then but a ridiculously low price on the bag. At first I was not going for it but my friends talked me into it and I bought a mystery stamp bag.


For $2 I got these two Cling  background stamps from Hero Ats. I think they will come in handy with my water color projects. So I am thrilled. The second mystery bag I got was another stamps for $2,


I got these floral wooden stamps. The lemon stamp will come in handy when I want to scrap about my new Meyer Lemon tree I bought this year.

I was thrilled with my purchases and look forward to putting these ideas that are rolling around into action.

It’s a hot humid day today, will reach 92 and I am going to run a few errands with the boys and then home to play some games and read.

I hope you have a blessed day my friends.


AC Moore Haul: Amazing paper sale

ACMooreApril2014aHello! I must first give you the background so that you will find me innocent in ‘the case of a craft shopaholic’!  Yesterday, I took the boys to lunch and to the movies.  I recently signed up for an online watercolor for cardmakers.  It sounded like something that can help expand my product offerings on Etsy. So I parked my car near AC Moore with the intention of buying one of the water color sets recommended on the syllabus.  However, on my way to the arts section, I saw this…A Managers’ Special. Those yellow labels popped and I looked and then I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy 12×12 pads of paper for $6.88.  That would simply be insane.  So I loaded one into my cart.  Then I turned and saw 6×6 pads being sold for $2.99.  I could not resist. They are what I use for my cards. So I loaded up the cart. Mind you, I have yet to reach the art section to pick up my watercolor set. After stuffing many pads in my cart, I managed to find the art section and locate the water color set.

ACMooreApril2014bSo that little watercolor set in the middle is what I originally went in for and the pile beneath is my actual purchase.

I have yet to get my video process ready so I thought I would share pictures of the pads of paper I selected and show you two of my favorite papers in each:


This pad has been around for a bit but for $2.99, I thought the time was right to add it to my collection. My two favorite papers in it are:

ACMooreApril2014e ACMooreApril2014fThe next paper pad I bought was the brand new Maggie Holmes ‘Style Board’.  I love the colors she uses on her papers.

ACMooreApril2014gMy favorite two papers are:

ACMooreApril2014h ACMooreApril2014iThe next pad of paper I bought was Front Porch by Pebbles.

ACMooreApril2014jMy favorite pages of this pad are:

ACMooreApril2014k ACMooreApril2014lI could see me using these little phrases on cards. My next paper pad that made it into my shopping cart is Studio Callico’s Wanderlust.

ACMooreApril2014mTheir products seem to be popping up everywhere. Here are my two favorite papers in this pad:

ACMooreApril2014n ACMooreApril2014o

I can see me wanting to ‘hoard’ this colored wood grain paper. The last 6×6 next paper pad is from Dear Lizzy’s Polka Dot Party.

ACMooreApril2014pI own some Dear Lizzy paper and this one will be a nice addition. My favorite papers in this pad (I bet you can guess one of them!):

ACMooreApril2014q ACMooreApril2014rYup..the butterflies paper and this one is so cute that can be used on Valentine’s or just a regular love themed card.

The 12 x 12 paper pad I selected at this amazing price was Dear Lizzy’s Day Dreamer.


My favorite two papers in this collection is:



I have something for the colored dots. They are so vibrant and who could resist the bicycles?

Ok… so what do you think? Crazy Shopaholic or Savvy Crafty Shopper? (And if my husband is reading, he should refrain from weigh in on the matter!)

Have a blessed day friends!


LSS Haul


One thing I love about my LSS (Local Scrapbooking Store) is that they have  a crop night every Wednesday. I have been going there for years and have met the most amazing women who have become dear friends.  Another great thing is that we can shop while we craft.  So I always managing to find goodies to buy. Above are two new stamp sets I bought.  The Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday stamps I got for 40% off. I plan on using it for my Project Life. The Kaiser Craft stamps on the right will be great sentiments for my cards I make.

AEHaul1I just had to have this letter sticker sheet with all these great phrases in pretty spring colors.  I will be using these in Project Life as well as scrapbook layouts.


Of course I had to buy the 6×6 pad that goes with the sticker sheet. The colors are great for spring and Easter cards.  The Authentic paper pad on the right will be great for summer cards. I can’t tell you how much I love these shades of blue and yellow.


I have been hearing a lot about these Wink of Stella markers and I finally got one. I am going to try it out on some cards. I am thinking they can add a little sparkle.

The easter phrase stickers were so cute. I just had to have them. They are small enough to stick on PL photos. Especially the easter egg hunt we always have for the boys.

Have a blessed day!



Project Life Haul from ACMoore


Hello my people! I have been having a hard time finding my way back to blogland. I have somehow managed to neglect this lovely outlet the past few weeks. But I am just bursting at the seems to share my latest haul from ACMoore.   [Read more…]


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