Does this happen to you? You walk into a store looking for something in particular... it could be any store, it could be a dress for a wedding, shoes for the dress for the wedding, new pillows, face cream... whatever — but you go in and walk out empty handed. Same goes for when you have money. You've got extra $$ burnin' a hole in your pocket, you walk into several stores, and again, walk out empty handed.
On the other hand ... you walk into a store, any store, with no intention of buying anything, you're just looking... then there it is the perfect dress/shoes/pillow/face cream!! Isn't that how it always happens? Well, it happened to me a few weeks ago. My dh went into Dick's Sporting Goods to buy a new hat... I'm sorry girls, but the sporting goods store = boring to me. Luckily, Michael's is right there in the same plaza. I walked in, made a beeline for the scrapbook section, with no intention of buying anything...just gonna look (famous last words!) and there “she” was.... with a big fat clearance sticker. I snatched her up and held her close. I just couldn't believe that no one had found her!! Oh what a deal, what a STEAL!!
Isn't she a beauty!!!
I sat the box on the floor and pulled “her” out of the box, grabbed a scrap piece of paper from my purse and gave “her” a test run. Oh joy, rapture... she cut like butter!!
Lookie at how much I paid!!
Really, I couldn't believe that baby had been sitting there since June 6... and I purchased it around June 27. Guess it was meant to be! :)
When I got her home, I couldn't figure out the “as is” part, she cut fine. Then, after reading the back, she's missing the magnetic ruler. That's all. And, she is self sharpening, so I never, ever, ever have to replace the blade. She scrap's with me all the time!!
So, what should I name “her”? You do name your most favorite scrappy tools, right??? ;)
Have you seen Boyfriend yet! Oh my! I love, love, love this new line from Cosmo Cricket. It's just so perfect for boy layouts. I find it quite hard to find great designs for boys. I'm really tired of rockets and robots. My son isn't into rockets and robots. Never was. I'm also tired of sports and stars. So this line makes me happy! It's retro! I love the banana seat! Oh, when I was 10, that was the thing to have, a banana seat bike! You could ride two people on it!
Here is the boyfriend chipboard... love it!! I definitely can put that skateboard to use in a future layout!
And one of the sheets in the line:
I really like this line. What fun. And, if you grew up in the late 70's, early 80's like me, you could scrap some pictures of your childhood. Look at the soda bottles, the cassette player, the Raybans and Chucks.... cool. :)
Have a fun day! Blog ya later!