September 13, 2007

MY FLIP FLOP SHOP HOP SUCCESS STORY

Hi everybody! I have spent the last two days dashing all over central Florida going to all the different Independent Scrapbook and Stamp stores participating in the Shop Hop. What a blast! Vicki and I had such a great time but man, are we tired! We found some great things though to add to our respective stashes and I have found out a sad truth - when it comes to scrapbooking and stampin, I have very little willpower BUT they say, the first step is to recognize you have a problem - LOL! So, I would like to share with you some pictures of all the wonderful loot I personally will be hiding within the stuff I already have! First of all, the paper - oh, the wonderful, glorious, stinkin' cute paper! All the new Halloween papers from CHA arrived in most of the stores and of course I had to have some. And, I found all kinds of very cute beachy papers, little boy and girl papers, animal papers, pet papers, Christmas papers....it was a beautiful thing! I even found some paper that talked about drinking coffee with a friend and some awesome grandparent paper which I adore. What was nice was that all the stores had such a different array of papers, stamps, and embellishments that it was like Christmas in every one! Check this paper out - is that stinkin' cute or what?? I even found some paper that is about the construction of a new home which will be perfect for the book I am making about our new one in CA! Now, on to the embellishments! Oh, they were sooooo wonderful and I wanted them all BUT I was trying to be good so here are the ones I ended up bringing home with me (along with some more paper). I found the cutest M&M punch/embosser which I plan on using for a lot of projects including our


trip to the New York M&M factory - yummy! I also found these way cute die cuts, some great stickers, and these medals that will be great for my son's book. And, at this

great store out at Amelia Island, they make these custom die cute overlays - too cute! I wanted them all, but settled for these three because I have projects these will be awesome with! Look at that monkey - OMG!!!!! But, I digress....let me show what else I got. I couldn't help myself - I broke my cardinal rule about buying stamps other than SU! but they had this large Michaels down in Daytona and well, they had all these really really cool dollar stamps and I had to have them -*sigh*. I know, I need help, but dang this was soooo much fun and I am sooo happy that Vicki and I had the chance to do this before I leave here in a few weeks and start across country to CA! Now, one last picture - this is what I picked up to make my book for shop hop - pretty cool, huh?! You can't make a book for the Flip Flop Shop Hop Event and not have any Flip Flops - LOL! I hope you all have a fabulous evening and I will post a project tomorrow! Until then....














20 comments:

Julie Masse said...

WOW!! What a great bunch of stuff you have there - you're going to have so much fun using it!! :)

Tex said...

*Shopper Envy alert*
Good golly! When you go shopping ... you need a deep basket! LOL So much fun stuff you've found!


~Tex

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Holy guacamole! You got some GREAT stuff! Also, dollar stamps don't break any rules, because after all, they're just a dollar! GREAT stuff! Enjoy playing with it all. I'll bet you're still on a shopping high!

Selena said...

That's A LOT of shopping, lucky you! Looks like you got some great stuff!

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, you really scored, what great stuff.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word! Am I so jealous of you! First you are off shop hoppin'and second...you are in Florida! TWO of my most favourite things...LOL
You got some great stuff!!! I need to look but I think I have the PERFECT brads for your flip flop paper...I got some flip flop BRADS! I'll have to see if I still have some in my stash...I could mail them to you in a RAK card!

Ashley Bowen said...

Hey Sugar! :o) HOLY COW!!! Look at all that fun stuff!! TOTALLY AWESOME!!! :o) You go girl! Hugs! Ash~

www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Rose Ann said...

One word....yum!

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Don't worry about your addiction...I think we all have it, lol!

Deborah said...

Okay ALex, now we are talking serious shoppin' here! Fantastic finds and what fun you had! Super cool paper and love the stamps you found! It is okay to step out from SU and grab a few for variety! You are so funny! Happy stampin'! Deb

Tracy.H said...

WOW!! Well have fun...I think I am drooling. ;0)

sari said...

Holy .... cow.... *LOL* It is dangerous to go shopping! And i belive even more if you have a friend that is like you...*LOL* Hope you will have a lot of fun with all of your new goodies!!! Hwo said shoppings not good? Think about all of the calories you must have burnt while running around!!

Nikki said...

I'm Jealous!!! You bought some great stuff!!! I can't wait to see what you create with it. I'm sure it will be nothing short of Fabulous!!! {smiles}

Marlou said...

wow, have fun with all this stash, im sure you are exhausted!! :) xx

Kerrie's Crafting Corner said...

wow wow wow... that is serious stash shopping... I need you with me next I go shopping lol!!!

Enjoy playing... don't know if I would be able to cut those papers they are gorgeous!

xxx

Michelle said...

Look at all that yummy stuff!
I know what you mean about the stamps. I really try, but man, there's some cute stuff out there!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Sounds and looks like you had a great time! You got some great stuff!

Shannon McGann said...

OMGoodness! Is there anything left in any of the stores?! LOL! You got some AMAZING stuff! Wow! You're going to have so much fun crafting with all that! Happy stamping! :)

Amy said...

Wow! You went paper crazy! Wish I were there. ;) I don't think anyone can resist those dollar stamps! I have a few dozen myself. ha ha! TFS!

kathleenh said...

I think you are in good company with your weakness for stamps and paper! I was at Archivers for Scrapmania last night and I think I spent more time shopping than creating. It looks like you picked up lots of great crafting supplies!

Crafty in Calgary said...

Oh my goodness- what a blast! Enjoy all of your goodies!