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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Doubts about Retail Therapy???

let me help you understand...there are a multitude of issues that can be easily solved with shopping...

I'm not talking about trendy clothing boutiques or fancy jewelry stores...I'm talking about flea markets, junk stores and well...scrapbooking stores...

Yesterday I "violated" Create 365 and today I hit Circa 1857 and my favorite flea market - location must remain undisclosed so that you won't steal all of the goodies from under my nose...

Didn't buy anything at Circa 1857.  Let me tell you a secret...the Habitat for Humanity store in New Orleans is less than half the price of Circa's salvaged architectural elements...it's worth the trip...I know there is also a Habitat store near Denham, but I haven't hit that one yet...

So here is a sample of what the therapist recommended....

Glitz Girls - pieces from both the Scarlett and Hoopla collections (c/o Create 365)...I am just loving their transparencies and "book paper".  Love they way they layer so well for a collage effect on layouts...


I was SO excited to find Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber's at Create 365.  I'm ready to throw away all of my old Making Memories paint and convert ONLY to paint dabbers.  So, I started with two...And remember how I told you about the cutie stamped manila tags?  See below please....  And let me explain about the crazy seashell wire thingy...I have BIG plans for my $1.95 find at the flea market...It will soon be stripped of it's "seashore theme", the buckets may be replaced with tin buckets and I'm going to have each tin hold scrapbooking treasures!


Now,  SO COOL...Create 365 is going to "create" (pardon the pun) a monthly kit....for an amazing $25!  My "therapist" recommended I purchase the kit.   And I ALWAYS follow a medical professionals advice :)


Sorry, I know the picture stinks, but allow me to describe the fabulousness...

10 sheets of gcd's Ava Collection paper - it is flocked, embossed, sparkly and foiled and designed by Melody Ross
gcd Turquoise Glitter Letters
Tim Holtz Lavish Trimmings
Punky Sprouts Lil' Blooms
a perfectly color coordinated vintage map
vintage ledger and music paper
a variety of flowers cut from vintage paper
crystal and bling buttons
a Gold Leaf Syrup vintage label (of course, perfectly color coordinated)
3 coin envelopes
flowers cut from coordinating fabric
and......
yo yo string

and did I mention $25??????  each month the Open/Closed sign will be made from the kit and hopefully Amy will post project ideas on the Blog Gallery.

EEK!  Here's another find from the flea market... these are HUGE vintage bobbins.  NINETY FIVE CENTS EACH!  I told you I can't tell you where this place is....


and finally another flea market find....all of these books and pages of sheet music for the bargain price of ONE DOLLAR.  It's the thrill of the hunt! (and you even get to see my foot at the bottom of this picture...so lucky for you....)


I have seriously done my part to revive the flailing economy this week...so I better get to using all of these treasures!

I'm thinking about the Pontchatoula Antique Trade Days event this weekend.  Have to think of a bribe big enough to get a little one to come with me...they just don't get as excited about flea markets as I do...pitty...

4 comments:

Donna said...

Heather,
I love everything you got. if you every need a partner for some retail therapy I would love to be in your support group. Email me: DBJDesigns47@gmail.com. or friend me on Facebook.

Donna

Teri said...

Love all your goodies! Now I'll be waiting on you to post some awesome layouts with those goodies.

Ashley said...

I wish spending $1 made me feel that much better when I'm in a funk!

Amy Muffoletto said...

Heather You rock.... Thanks for posting such sweetness... Hugs,Amy