Thursday, May 28, 2009

Deal of the Century!

I was sitting at my computer at 2:00 on Tuesday when I realized I hadn't checked my e-mail in... what... 4 hours?  Not that I'm some obsessive e-mail freak - but I do love to see all the comments flying into my inbox :)

Instead of comments (okay, maybe there were one or two) I find an e-mail from my monthly scrapbook club - they make really amazing stuff and even though I've been in a scrapbook funk lately I keep collecting their kits because once I get a few pictures printed (I have over 2000 to choose from) I am going to GO TO TOWN on the scrapbooking!!!!

The e-mail invited me to a warehouse clearance... and much as I would have liked to hop in the car and drive the 45 minutes (plus 5 for filling my car with gas) to their warehouse - I had to wait for Wednesday morning.

The entire drive consisted of me worrying...  what if they have NOTHING left?  what if I am using up a quarter tank of gas for no reason?  maybe I should have brought the kids along so that I could have justified the trip by taking them to a cool park?  

No worries - I got there and was AMAZED at the amount of papers/stickers/cut-outs they had left...  Boxes and Boxes and Boxes of it...  See...
the best part is that nobody really thought me odd to ask others to take pictures of me digging through the boxes...  kindred blogging spirits are often found in scrapbook warehouses!  I grabbed a few of those empty boxes for my own use...
and crammed two of them FULL!  Some of those nice ladies were moving from box to box checking out the wares...  taking one or maybe two of something they could use... Not me - I know I have lots of Scrapbook friends, and I was going to SHARE!  I went from box to box grabbing handfuls... between 3 and 15 of each item...

Once I got this all home I just had to channel my inner Brian Regan and see how much I'd hauled out of there...  

Then I grabbed a few bags - broke up the haul into 8 parts and drove around a few "happy paper day" deliveries...  it was time consuming and gave me more than a few paper cuts... but fully FUN!

The BEST part?  are you ready for the total price tag on 71.8 pounds of enjoyment?

really, you're going to want to sit down...

because it was all...

FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

I didn't pay a penny...  They just wanted to clear out their warehouse and so I scored!  I am SO in the mood for a scrapbook night!  Oh wait, I still need to get pictures printed... but soon!

So, because I love their stuff and because I walked out with HUNDREDS of dollars worth of their beautiful supplies - I'm giving an official shout out to The StoryTellers Club!!!!  I can't guarantee that signing up will get you 71.8 pounds of fun, but their stuff is pretty awesome!  (but if you sign up - use my name as a referral - although you may have to e-mail me for my REAL name if you're not already "in the know")

14 comments:

McArthurs said...

I would say you were a little crazy but when Avree showed up with my bag I got super excited and thought YEAH TONYA!!! so good job and no your not crazy.....

The Gibsons said...

lol that was funny. But I can't help but think of all the money you saved. Thanks for thinking of me when you got stuff. Loved the pictures too.

Kristina P. said...

Score for you! And I've never scrapbooked anything in my life.

Missty said...

WHOO HOO!! Happy Scraping!! Came over from Venus vs mars to check out your blog. Love it!! Adding my name as a follower.

Sue Q said...

I would gladly trade sewing for scrapbooking for the rest of our lives! I used to be a fanatic, but it got really expensive really fast, and I am only allowed one expensive hobby at a time. My bonus is that my hobby of choice happens to be lucrative and I can make a good living sewing for other people. In the meantime, now that everything is digital, poor Sophie doesn't really have a scrapbook to her name. Poor kid.

Heidi Ashworth said...

LOVE it! Totally LOVE it! Yay for you!!!!!

Jason and Summer, but really just Summer said...

Can I just say I love love love FREE!! There is no better feeling then when you get something and do not spend one single penny on it! I have a glucose monitor sitting in it's box in my storage. None have us are diabetic but it was FREE and I could not pass it up. Who knows when you may need to monitor your glucose!

T said...

hahaha - laughing hysterically that Summer has a glucose monitor - you never know when that might come in handy?

Sue - you're right... I used to make a few bucks doing other people's pages... but digital has thrown that out the window (well, that and moving to UTAH! Worked out a lot better in WA)

Missty - welcome welcome welcome - glad to have you dropping by, because I'm slightly self centered and I get a little giddy when my follower numbers move higher :)

April said...

YOU SCORED!!! I would be TOTALLY jealous if I scrap booked! hehehehe!! Now if it was 71 pounds of material....I would be ticked!!! hehehe!!!

Valentine said...

are you kidding me, you got it for free?!?! that is the deal of century, i wish a scrapbook store would do that around here!

stopping by from SITS to say hi

Debbie said...

I am just dieing to know in what state would free scrapbooking stuff last that long. Amazing.

Way to channel your inner Brian Regan! Just last week I posted about his 'cranberry man' stuff.

Megz said...

Didn't you just organize your craft stuff? Where are you going to add 71 more pounds of fun?? Yeah, Debbie Downer here. Actually if that was all free I may have scored that much too and I don't even scrapbook past the glue stick and pen part.
Hooray to you.

just the five of us said...

Okay...Now I am bummed that I live 7 hours from you. Can i expect a package in the mail soon? LOL

Chelsi said...

I'm so glad you took a photo! And, I'm so grateful that you thought of me in your 71 pounds of paper. I love it!