Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Latest Craft Store Shopping Deals!!!

I am experiencing scrapbook paper and bakeware euphoria this weekend!

Michaels just released several new stacks under the DCWV and Recollections labels.  On Thursday, I drove to our nearest Michaels (about 20 minutes away), hoping to purchase several new stacks, using gift cards I received for my birthday.  Unfortunately, the only new paper in stock was the DCWV Edumacation stack (upper left corner of photo).  It contains super cute papers for scrapbooking my son's school pages.  I eagerly bought it, using a 50% coupon I had printed from the Michaels website.  A gal working at the store told me they get a truck on Fridays, and to call back in the afternoon to find out if the other stacks arrived.  I did call the store on Saturday, and was told that the DCWV new Lodge stack (top right corner of photo) had arrived, but not the one with a shelf label of "Wooden Whimsy".  I decided to drive out to the store anyway, and am very glad I did! Armed with more printed 50% coupons, I was able to purchase the new Lodge stack, AND the stack with the same skew number as "Wooden Whimsy".  It is actually called Today Tomorrow Forever, by Recollections (bottom left corner of photo).  Both stacks will come in handy for scrapbooking our cabin stay pages. 

Our next stop was JoAnn's, using a combination of store sales and coupons.  I bought another new DCWV stack called Gilded Orchard (bottom right corner of photo).  The papers will go perfectly with our apple picking photos from last Fall.  The stack was 40% off, and I was able to use a 15% coupon on top of that! I also purchased two sets of silicone fluted pans (think mini bundt), using 40% coupons for each of them, plus the addition 15% off. 

I plan to use the pans in November, when I host a decorated table, and bake individual cakes for our church's annual ladies event of Advent by Candlelight.  

I will enjoy using these items, especially since I know I saved money while purchasing them!