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Two posts in one day??

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First I neglect my blog now I can’t stop writing? What’s the deal? Well, I decided that I had some down time while I was in a creative block and I thought writing might help. I did my Sketch Sunday video, edited it and uploaded it to YouTube. And that’s the reason for this post.

I was going through my supplies earlier today because I wanted to use something that I haven’t used in awhile. I found some Hero Arts Neon inks that I just HAD to have. It’s not that I didn’t use them because I did. But, unlike my distress inks, which I seem to use for every project, I haven’t used these in awhile. 

I also saw the pack of kraft card stock that has been sitting in my cube underneath my tv for awhile, unused. I had never tried neon inks on kraft (or at least if I did I don’t remember). I thought that I would give that a try. I only ended up using one color on the kraft card stock for this project. (On a practice piece, I used all four neon inks that I have). I love the results because it’s not as neon as if you used them on white, but it’s still pretty vibrant. 

Here’s the video of how I made the card and the sketch I used to make it. Click here for the Sketch Sunday video

What did you think? 

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Michele

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My latest trip to Michael’s

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Hi everyone! I know, I know. It seems like the only time I post to this is when I have videos. It’s been a crazy summer. I have been traveling for work every week, training new people. And let me tell you, watching someone work and telling them what they did wrong is exhausting! Who knew standing around could be so much work?? (BTW that was totally serious. I can’t believe how tired I am after each day!)

So, that leaves me with very little time to create, but when I am away, there’s always a Michael’s or AC Moore (sometimes both!) near by. I can always shop. And so I have!! This time it was actually a local Michael’s and I went after I finished working for the day. It was in the same shopping center, so how could I say no??? Plus I was in Wal-Mart ALL day and I needed to interact with some intelligent people. (sorry not sorry. I HATE Wal-Mart!!)

Here’s the link to the haul:

Michael’s Haul Video

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No one was watching me….

And I bought TWO more Cricut cartridges! I am out of control!! I bought Mickey and Friends and Disney Classics from Joann’s two weeks ago because they were $30 each. I looked on Amazon and people wanted $50 or $60 (or more) for them!! So of course I had to buy them – and more. I bought some cute stamp sets, Hero Arts neon inks and distress inks as well. I swore that was the last of my shopping spree because earlier in the week……

I bought stamp sets from Gina K Designs. And not just a couple. She was having a 50% off sale of all her duo sets. If you buy 6 sets of stamps (you have to buy 2 or 3 duos to count as 1 stamp set), then you get a FREE set. Of course I had to buy enough to qualify for the FREE set! So, I did. But then, even earlier in the week……

I bought from Simon Says Stamp. I just NEEDED those Hero Arts shadow inks. I had to have them. So many people who make videos on YouTube have them that I decided I had to get them. And, since at this point I didn’t know I was ordering from two more stores that week, I decided I had to get some new stamps. I got some Lawn Fawn, Technique Tuesday and Paper Smooches stamp sets, along with a Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp and die set.

Although this seems like a lot of things (and it is, don’t get me wrong), I have been using them. I would say I used about 50% of the products overall so far. And it’s only been a little over a week since I got most of them. I’m having a great time making all kinds of projects and coming up with new ideas for these stamp sets and Cricut cartridges.

Before I forget, I did do some major damage at Michael’s a couple of weeks ago. I got a TON of new papers and I also got the Cricut Mini albums cartridge. Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post for a blog hop that features one of the projects that I have made with this album. (Plus, you will also get the chance to see four of my fellow teammates’ projects – you won’t be disappointed!!)

I think that I am done with shopping now. I need to get back into my craft room and create. I posted a lot of new projects yesterday to my Etsy shop. If you want to see what I bought or made, check out these sites:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/scrapsecrets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8wNBgkbF5Y (Joann’s haul – other haul videos are listed on my channel)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapsecrets/268068073266999?ref=hl (my Facebook page, where I have posted pictures of new projects and links to my YouTube videos)

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Michele

Some great deals

I know that most of my posts are about crafts, but we crafty people like deals don’t we??? I know I do. Here are some good ones that I have found:

Snapfish is doing their 300 Penny Prints again. I ordered them last time and it cost less than $20 (with shipping – that’s how they get you!!) to print 300 pictures. The next closest I’ve ever seen is 50% off prints or $.10 each prints at Walgreens. Snapfish is clearly still the better deal, unless you need them within the hour. The promo code for this deal is MPENNY300 and ends 11/26.

Speaking of Walgreens, they are offering a free 8×10 print until the end of today. You don’t have to make any other purchase either! It’s a great deal since I think the 8×10 enlargements are a couple of bucks. The code for that is FREE2THANK. They are also offering 50% off everything photo related (prints, books, cards, etc).

Don’t know what to get someone for the holiday? Tired of the same old gift card to their favorite restaurant? How about an iTunes gift card? Well, from now until some time in December (or until they run out the website says), if you purchase a $25 gift card at Michael’s, you will only pay $20!! Of course, I know somewhere that you can get really cute gift card holders for these…… (Had to self promote! https://www.etsy.com/listing/114763902/set-of-4-pop-up-gift-card-holders-for).

Have you ever heard of the app GeoQpons? It’s a free app that shows you all kinds of deals. You can search by name of store or by item and all kinds of deals come up. It’s the equivalent of keeping that Clippers Coupon (for those of you in South Jersey) or those ValuPak coupons on you at all times. You can see what stores are around you and what kind of deals they are offering. And it’s not just retail stores – there are restaurants, auto body shops and even car rental deals on there!

These are just some of the great deals that I have found recently and thought I would share with you. Pass them on to your friends and family. Budgets are tight and we all could use some deals! Enjoy the start of the shopping season!

Michele