Saturday, June 30, 2007

Have A Magical Day

I hope everyone had a magical day today. I went over to my dear friend and SU upline Paris Otremba's house last Friday evening and we had so much fun making cards and talking and eating chocolate chip cookies. We traded some SU stamp sets and this is one of the ones I borrowed from her. I just love this little girl.

The decorative paper is from Basic Grey's Oh Baby Girl line. I stamped my little princess on SU Whisper White cardstock and used some of the decorative paper to paper piece her dress, crown, and wand together. It was just like playing paper dolls. The sentement is from Bella and the ribbon is from Michaels.

And now I must tell you all about the most awesome event that was held at one of my local scrapbooking stores today. The owner of the store decided to have a "garage" sale and she invited 45 of her regular customers to participate. Each customer paid $10.00 and was given 55 price stickers with their own numbered code on them. So of course I gathered up 55 gently used scrapbooking, cardmaking, and stamping items and brought it all over to her to put in the garage sale. Each participant would receive a gift card from her store for the amount that you sold. She advertised the sale in the local newspaper, sent e mails to all her customers, and put it on Craig's list.

Now here is the fun part . . . all I could think of was 45 participants times 55 items equals 2,475 bargains. I had to figure out how to be the first person in line at that sale without having to get there at 7:30 in the morning. So . . . I volunteered to help out with the sale . . . which she gladly accepted and told me to get there 1/2 hour before the sale started so I could shop a little. Great minds think alike I always say. She also told me she would put extra money on my gift card for helping out at the sale. How awesome is that!!!

The sale started at 10:00 this morning . . . and the ladies were in line at 8:30 I am told. I arrived at 9:30 and got to go right through the line and into the store. YAY!!! I have never seen such a huge garage sale filled with every SU stamp set, Sizzix machine and accessories, Quickutz, paper, scrapbooks, embellishments, stamp pads . . . you name it . . . it was there. There were 12 six foot tables piled high of stuff. I got a Quickutz Marisa alphabet that would normally sell for about $120.00 for $20.00 . . . score!!! I also got a box of 13 current style unopened SU stamp pads in the Earth Elements family for $20.00 . . . score again!!! And I got Bow Bear for $10.00. I already have Button Bear and I just had to have Bow Bear too. I also bought a brand new unmounted Happy Harmony set that I already have but couldn't pass it up for that price. It will make a nice gift for someone . . . or blog candy. I also bought that old SU stamp set with all the shoes . . . Steppin' Style. I have a dear friend that loves shoes and it will be perfect for her. I had so much fun helping out at the sale and seing what treasures everyone brought to the cash register . . . I got to tally up their items and bag them. Everyone sure had a lot of fun at the sale and felt like they got a lot of bargains. The sale did $4,500 in the first two hours alone. It was such a success, she is going to do it again in the fall. I will be there for that one too.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.



Taylor said...

WOW!!! You got some great bargains! Sounds like it was tons of fun! Lucky you!

manicstamper said...

That sounds like my kind of day Pegi.

manicstamper said...

Sorry I forgot to say.....your little girl card is gorgeous.