Crafting; A little shopping

Posted by on October 4, 2011 at 11:20 am.

Astrobright Card stock paper

This morning, while driving my daughter to school, I told her I’d be stopping by the store to purchase items for paper crafts. I wanted to accomplish this yesterday, but I didn’t have enough time. She was excited, and happily ran into school with a big smile on her face.

Target was my first stop (since Michael’s cardstock paper tends to be pricey). I found Astrobright card stock (65lb – 50 sheets) for, $4.34.  I bought four  packs.

Michael s stash 10 04 11

I love Michaels. I made sure it was my last stop. This gave me a chance to browse and drool over all the crafting possibilities. As I mentioned in my Cuttlebug post, Micheal’s is having a sale on many of their items. The only thing, in this crafting storage container (storage container was on sale too) that wasn’t on sale was the Recollections clear stamps. However, I had a 40% off coupon so I didn’t pay full price.

In total, I spent under $54 at Micheals. Which is great, since I can easily leave the store a few hundred dollars poorer. 🙂 I’m hoping that the items purchased will keep my daughter and I busy for some time. One can dream, right?

I’m running out of storage space, so I’ll need to purchase more shelves to hold all my crafts (beadwork, sewing, and now card making items).

Two talented card makers

I’m including a few creative crafters that have given me some ideas…

Jennifer Bliss is an extremely talented lady that I’ve known for at least four years. You can check out her card making site, A Blissful Place. Jennifer posts cards several times weekly. I’m sure you’ll find something that you like. She recently posted a tea dyeing tutorial for card making, so check it out!

This past weekend, I stumbled across Amy Rysavy’s site. My goodness she’s a talented card maker. Recently, I’ve been on a Halloween kick. She had plenty of Halloween themed cards that kept me occupied. I’m really enjoying her videos too. My favorite card, from her Halloween card series, is the mummy. Isn’t it adorable?

8 Comments

  • Jennifer says:

    Awwww! Thanks so much for the shout-out! You’re too sweet! You totally made my day! Your purchases were great and at good prices too! Way to SHOP!!! 🙂 Another awesome crafting thing to get into is ReadySetCreate eMagazine! Over 150 pages Bi-Monthly. I am on their team and sponsor coordinator too! Jen is super nice! I will try and remember to send you the project calls if you want to submit some of your creations! Perhaps we can get you published!!! Looking forward to seeing your creations and seeing what you do with the Tea Dying! 🙂 Thanks again for the mention, link, and compliments! You are awesome!!!!
    Jennifer recently posted..Clear It Out – Ribbon & Halloween

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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Jennifer,

    You’re welcome! You’re extremely talented, and I enjoy stopping by your site.

    I’ll try to post a few creations sometime this week. Currently, I’m rearranging my creative nook, while my daughter reads. 🙂
    Opal recently posted..Adventures in card making

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  • Jennifer says:

    Just swinging by to say HELLO this morning! Hope to hear more about your progress with the craftroom revamp! 🙂 CHEERS!!!

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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Jennifer,
    I’m pleased with my little crafting nook. Funny thing… last evening my daughter and I created stuff downstairs. 😉

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  • Jennifer says:

    That’s awesome! 🙂 Yes…I do that too! I have my craft room upstairs and have been doing some coloring and shading downstairs LOL 🙂
    Jennifer recently posted..U R Sweet

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  • Nicole says:

    I love Michael’s! I’m like you and can leave there with having spent a few hundred dollars, but I love the fact that they have weekly coupons because it makes me feel a little bit better about how much I spend.
    Nicole recently posted..Vegan MoFo Day 6: Pumpkin Occoles (Popsicles)

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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Nicole, Thanks for stopping by.

    I love their weekly coupons too. It’s a shame they don’t have an online store where you can buy their merchandise.
    Opal recently posted..October is Vegan MoFo; Vegan Month of Food

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