Saturday, May 26, 2007

Scraproom Thrifting

This morning my husband suggested that we go out to breakfast and then visit the new Goodwill in a neighboring town. How could I say. "No"? On the way there we stopped at a couple of yard sales and an estate sale. At the first sale my heart actually skipped a beat when I saw the lovely vintage office chair in the perfect shade of green for my scrapping room. "Ugh" I thought when I saw it.. "I have to have it and Don will never understand". But, he saw the twinkle in my eye and asked the woman how much it was! She said.. whatever you want to give me. He handed her $3.00 and this gem was mine!

Next we arrived at the Goodwill. Disappointing! Large and well organized our only finds were two Pampered Chef Cookbooks, a crock pot cookbook from the 60's for the "pot-luck cooker", a much needed metal dog dish and a steel case money box that was missing it's divider. Total spend $5.50.

The next stop was a yard sale that was obivously being run by professional yard salers. The prices were ridiculous. But, I did manage to find an enamel flower brooch that I will use as a scrapping embellishment. Cost 50 cents.

Then we stumbled on two shabby roadside stands. The first was a complete waste of time.. but, as the 2nd I found antique glitter called Stardust Tinsels. Little test tubes filled with gorgeous antique glass glitter. I just knew the price would be sky high and had braced myself to be prepared to put it back on the shelf.. but, the
price of $1.00 left me lightheaded. Then the woman added to it with a package of vintage pink star sequins! Have you ever seen anything so wonderful?

Last, but not least, was our stop at an estate sale where I found not one, not two, but, three nice sized steel case file boxes. Once cleaned up and painted these will make for awesome stylish storage for my scrapping supplies. I also found a vintage stapler, boxes of old tiny plastic index labels with lots of alphabet letters, a pink kitty applique, sturdy seam ripper and sewing ruler. Grand total..$2.00 for the lot.

I think I will take Don thrifting with me more often. He must be lucky!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Hi, I'm Amy and I'm a Thrifting Scrapper

In the world of a Thrifting Scrapper today was a banner shopping day. First at a yard sale I came across a steel case file box for $1.00! Then later at the same sale I found a record cabinet for $5.00! It dawned on me a long time ago that record albums are 12x12 - just like the pages I scrap. I can't wait to find the time to paint and fix up this gem to hold my albums!

On a thrifting high I made a beeline to my favorite Thrift Store and walked away with 23 Golden Book Encyclopedias - that I love to use in my paper art creations.
They were 10cents a piece! Then I discovered the very cute wooden box purse for another $3.00. Bringing todays total to $11.65 ! I'll show you the after of my goodies as soon as I have them completed!

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Tomorrow my oldest son Graduates from High School. *Gasp* is that possible?
We're so proud of him and can't wait to see what the future holds for him.
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Love this self portrait he did of himself in Art Class! I can't wait to use it
for a layout. I also took a photograph of him leaving for his last day of school
and plan on using it in a layout combined with a photograph I took on his first
day of school. That is my idea of the day. Combine photographs that show history.

Ideas Come From Everywhere!

I knew when I worked on Lori's Circle Journal that I wanted to do my page about Hot Chocolate and Amaretto. I wanted to come up with something clever and while waiting for my turn at the Dentist I found it in a VERY old magazine. The hand and the tea cup idea come straight from an ad for a coffee creamer !

Isn't it amazing how the fish in the tank look like patterned paper? My scrapping idea of the day is to actually add things to the photograph itself. In this case the handwritten and cut title and the little banner and felt arrows. I love how this turned out and will definately be adding more things on top of photographs!

My Apologies

I am so sorry that I have been such a horrible blogger lately. When I started this I swore I wouldn't be one of the many people who begin a blog and don't keep up with it. Truth is.. that is exactly what I have become. I will spare you my excuses. If you are nice enough to read my blog..then please come back.. I have lots of things to post!