This afternoon, my mom and I drove to Greenfield to get some supplies from The Scrapbook Store. We had received e-mails earlier this week reminding us about their rummage sale from noon-5pm.

We planned accordingly, so we could catch Sex and the City at Southshore Cinemas at 1:35.

We pull into the parking lot just before noon, only to see A LINE of a few dozen people waiting outside. We started laughing. My mom said, “wow, we are really cool.”

We get in there and they’re handing out NUMBERS to get into the rummage area (in the classroom at the back of the store). I was like ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh man… this should get interesting.

While I waited for my number (40) to be called, i browsed through the aisles, picking up some Pink Paislee, Basic Grey and a new line (can’t remember the name right now)…and of course, my Therm-o-web tape runner refills.

I paid for my non-rummage purchases and stood in back waiting for my number to be called. Now, mind you, it’s about 12:30 or so and I’ve been walking around the store, listening to all these ladies bitching and moaning because they had to wait to get into the room and blah blah blah…. I was astounded. They were being rude to the other customers and to the staff. Totally uncalled for people. I don’t care who the hell you are (all these ladies seemed to think they were hot stuff). Be patient and wait your damn turn!

I wasn’t sure if there would be anything worth getting, but I found $18 worth of stuff. Everything from stamps (lots of Stampin’ up! sets in good condition for less than $5), postcard-sized cardstock, a little album that will be great for altering, and a pack of vintage-themed papers, stickers, etc. And here’s the best part: two 2.5 gal ziplocs full of 12×12 sheets of Basic Grey papers, alphabet stickers and die cuts! Each pack was $2… and retail these papers would have easily cost more than $20. BONUS!!! I also got a pack of different papers (including a couple Pink Paislee), some 3-d stickers, embellishments AND the PP Love Birds Clear Stamp! I was excited about that because this store is the only one in the area to carry PP… and even then it’s just the spring fling papers. None of the other stuff.

Then we were off to see SATC. I saw it a couple weeks ago, but promised my mom I would go with her when I got back from Guatemala. I loved it. Again.

When we got home, I couldn’t WAIT to play with some of my new stuff. I’ve been working a lot with altering cheap $1 wooden frames from Michael’s the past couple days. Here is my first completed project.

The picture is of my little Bandit. It’s approximately 4×4 inches. The frame is 8×8.

Supplies
Paper: Pink Paislee Spring Fling. Die cut, alphabet stickers and fiber: Basic Grey. Brads: Making Memories. Flowers: Prima. Ink: Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. Adhesives: Therm-o-web tape runner, 3M Spray Mount, Zip Dry paper glue.

I was looking all over for a big bone paper or die cut and couldn’t find one in either my mom’s or my craft stashes. So, I took a cookie cutter and traced it!

I have to make another one of these for Gizmo and finish up the other frames this week. I’m thinking about making a few like this (waiting to customize name for buyer) and sell them on Etsy.

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  1. Susie on June 22, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Love the Bandit frame and the PP paper!!

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