Monday, June 7, 2010

A scrap-shoppers weekend

Hello Friends--it is so great to see you all this fine (and very hot) Monday morning.  I had a great weekend with my Mom shopping for scrap stuff--and boy did we shop!  We headed out to the Great American Scrapbook Show and did a lot of damage to the checkbooks---I got so caught up in the moment with all the fun stuff and super great buys!  I can not wait to go again in October in Kansas City.
Saturday we met up with a Bobbie and went to a couple of local--well sort of local-scrapbook stores.
First stop, Anthologies (check out their blog) which is located at 129 W Harwood Road in Hurst Texas.
If you want to check out their website click here.
I have to admit I did really well---only spent about $10 here--cause I know I can come back when ever I want!  You have to check them out--they have a team of really amazing designers and a great crop area.  The store is full of everything you will not find at a big box craft store.  They also offer some really cool classes.
Once we wrapped up or fun at Anthologies--we headed off to Waxahachie Texas to visit one of the best scrapbook stores I have ever been into--a must visit!  CRAFTY SCRAPPER has an amazing selection of paper, a wall of Tim Holtz embellishments and tools, an assortment of ribbon that I am still talking about, and a section of the store for inks, chipboard, and other fun stuff including wood paper--that is right wood paper!


The staff were super nice and we ran into some fellow scrappers that had been at the show as well---so here is a shout out to Debi and the other lovely ladies we had the pleasure to meet!
If you are able to visit you have to stop next door for lunch a The Doves Nest .  I had the most amazing sandwich.  It had turkey and ham--topped with this amazing cheddar bacon cheese spread!  OMG was it yummy--and the whole place was just so cute!

Not only was the food super tasty but the shop had such cute gifts and knickknacks. I found a grab bag that had vintage trims, beads, buttons, and music paper--had to have one.  I also got a scoop of vintage buttons--super unique and they will be great on some of my future layouts!  
Sunday, my mom and I attended the 2:00 showing of WICKED!  It was sooo good!  after the show was over, we had dinner and thought we would just see if, just by chance, the Wal-Mart near by had any of the new cartridges that have been all the buzz this weekend!  No luck--my wallet was already empty so those will have to wait for another day.  Over all a great weekend. 
I will be sharing some of my finds and bargains in the coming days!  If I showed all of them at once y'all would think I am crazy and a bit OCD on the paper purchasing!  
I will have a post everyday this week and maybe even a give away!  
Talk with you soon!

26 comments:

  1. Morning Bryan! Sounds like you and your Mom had a lot of fun! I think it's nice to take your Mom around town and go Shopping together! I can't wait to see all the crazy stuff you bought! :)
    Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Sounds like a perfect weekend--except for the empty wallet. That happens all too quickly (and frequently). Can't wait to see your haul.

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  3. I love going on trips with you or atleast feeling like I do! Sounds like yall had a blast and can't wait to see all your goodies!
    MCF's Mimi

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful weekend to me! I'm sure your Mom was glad to be able to spend the time with you. Can't wait to see what goodies you bought.

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  5. Sounds like you had a lot of fun shopping, wish I could have been there. Wicked was one of my favorite shows. The ending was so unexpected compared to the book. That is all I am going to say about it so it is not ruined for someone else.

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  6. Hi Bryan! Haven't posted in a few weeks. busy busy these days. I LOVE WICKED! I saw the play and read the book. So glad you were able to scrap store hopping. Always love it when I come home with a bag full of scrapbook goodies. Have fun creating and hope to see your wonderful creations soon.

    Liz

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  7. Sounds like you and your mum had a great day and I can't wait to see all your buys. Have a great day.
    KIm xXx

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  8. Glad you had a great time with momma.

    Bryan...wait a moment...I just got sick with green-envy, LOL. Enjoy your new goodies, can't wait to see what you got.

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  9. I wrote a post earlier today, and "poof" off into cyber space it went!! But It said....I'm glad you had a great time shopping and I can't wait to see the goodies you make with your new stuff!! :O)

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  10. OMG, I'm SOOO jealous!!! Haven't had good scrap shopping since CHA!! Sounds like you and your mom had so much fun!!! Good for you!! I can't wait to see your haul videos!!!

    Hugs!
    Linda

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  11. I am so jealous of your weekend. Nothing fabulous happening here in Hawaii. I have to go to California to go to a Scrapping event with my sister. Only did that 2 times. Glad you and your mom had such a great time. It's always fun to shop.
    Thanks for sharing your finds.

    bobbi

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  12. I'm so jealous of those stores! All I have is a Michael's & AC Moore, and they are always out of what I need! No Cricut Lites @ my Walmart, either.

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  13. Sounds like ya'll have the best time!!! Can't wait to see everything that you bought!!! :)

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  14. No, we wouldn't think that because most of us are OCD about most things paper crafting!!! LOL Help me! I'm spending and I can't stop!

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  15. Know exactly what you mean. So easy to get asborbed. But I'm jealous I couldn't be out there for the weekend!!!!!
    mSTGANE
    aNN

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  16. Good for you Bryan! I like to shop and crop with my mom too. You will all of those memories with her. :)

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  17. I'm soooo envious. Glad you and Mom had fun. Hurry up and show us what you bought!

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  18. How Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!!! Can't wait to see everything you bought!

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  20. Bryan, just for the record...there's no such thing as too much paper, just a malady called 'Not enough room for everything'. If you are suffering from OCD, I'd hate to think what you would call me and my stash. My hubby calls my craft room "The Hindenberg" because one little spark and the whole room would go up in flames! HA!

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  21. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I saw Wicked this past weekend also - we went to the 2 pm show Saturday...but in NC. Did you enjoy it? I LOVED it! Had a great time.

    Can't wait to see all your great finds. Like you, I haven't been able to find the Cricut Lite carts at my WM...they have their whole SB aisle on clearance, so not sure they'll be getting them.

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  22. What a great time you had...thanks for sharing your adventure!!!

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  23. Sounds like you had a great time! Looking forward to seeing your new creations!

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  24. Great tip Bryan for the paint pens, TFS, Mary M (off to M's) now!!!

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  25. Can't wait to see all of your goodies. Sounds like you all had a great time.

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  26. Time to get a bigger space-- to hold the new loot. We all empathize with you. We do the same thing. Talk about having withdrawels from not having a scrap, stamp shows to go to. It is awful and no decent Lss either. But, thank goodness, I have the online stores. It saves me--but not my checkbook. LOL! ENJOY your finds. I can't wait to see what you got. Conventions are so much fun!

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