Wednesday 21 November 2012

Scrapbooking Garage Sale

Last Friday, my favorite local scrapbook store, The Scrapping Bug, had a garage sale.

People purged their cupboards of unwanted scrapbooking supplies and brought them to the store to sell at rock bottom prices. I did not bring anything to sell, but I was there, lined up at the door before the store even opened, to snag what others had decided to sell off for cheap.

It was so much fun!

And I got some incredible deals!

My absolute favorite deals were on tools. I had hoped that there would be some great tools at the sale, and I was not disappointed.  Most scrapbooking tools will last for years, so if you can get them for an amazing price, why not; they are really an investment in your crafting future.  Okay, let me show you the great deals that I got on tools.

First, this Creative Memories cutter that cuts scallops and waves. I love it and have been wanting one for years, but was unwilling to pay full price (I think it was around $30, it's not on the Creative Memories website anymore). $5 worked for me and into my basket it went.

I also had to grab these punches. I love border punches, but gosh those things are pricey.  I usually lament for quite awhile about which one to get when I am at Micheal's with a coupon in my hand, but at $2, $3, and $4 each there was really nothing to think about.

I was also excited to find this Sew Stamper - brand new, still in the package, with an additional cartridge - for only $5.

And this Xyron sticker maker - brand new, still in the package - for $3.

Like I said, amazing deals on tools!  What an investment.

I also picked up some 6x6 paper pads - $2 and $3 each.  These are perfect for'll be sure to see these papers on a 'Card of the Week' soon.

Of course there were incredible deals to be had on embellishments - buttons, rub-ons, journalling blocks, brads, and chipboard.  These items ranged in price from $0.50 to $2.

I also got these two huge bags of assorted paper flowers for only $2 each.

There was a lot of 12x12 paper at the sale and it was all really nice stuff.  I bought a few assorted packages for between $2 and $4 a package.

And these chipboard albums were only $1 each.

It was amazing to get these great supplies at such incredible prices.  I just love a good bargain - the most I spent on a single item was $5.

I came home from the sale so excited about scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafts.

Now I just need to find a place to store everything.

What about you?  Have you found any amazing deals on scrapbooking (or other craft) supplies lately?  I'd love to hear about it.  Please share your great finds in the comments.