Thursday, May 9, 2013

Creative Goodies with my friend

I have some goodies to share with you ;)
Remember the other night when I went out for dinner with my friend Debbie.
Well, we not only went out for dinner, we also did a bit of shopping :)

First stop was Home Sense.
I found the Heidi Swapp word stickers and some flair that what they are called?  Nope just checked the package name, they are called badges. I also found some more washi tape :)
Then we ran to the dollar store and picked up these wooden birds and butterflies. I know they are a bit bright, yucky colour, but nothing that some paint or stain won't fix.
We both bought different shapes and were to divide them with each other. Oops we forgot...I have yours divided now Deb ;)

Our next stop was Michaels.
Everything I bought here was on sale for a few dollars each.
I found some more Washi tape...why am I so addicted to this stuff? I'm not really looking for an answer to tell you the truth, teehee.

I was thinking of making a book out of an old album I have had for quite a while.
It has 2 up page protectors as it is a photo album, and is a binder type album. I was thinking of making and adding some file tab dividers to it and pretty patterned paper. Only problem is the cover is a bit bent :(

Well looky here :)
Debbie and I had seen these when we went to Home Sense the first time. I was thinking of buying it then, but didn't.
Then when we were at Michaels looking at Smash books and mini Smash books, we started talking about the binders that we left behind. And remembered they were only $5.99 each. So we came to the decision (which wasn't hard to make) to go back and pick them up.
It must have been meant to be as there were only two on the shelf :)
Neither one of us know what we are going to use it for...but we have it for when we do, teehee.

What I really like about this book is that it has 12 divided page protectors and 5 tabbed dividers.
I can add my own pretty papers :)
I again have no idea what I am going to use this for, but love the idea that I can jam it full of bulky embellishments and not worry about them being squished or  not being able to shut :)

If you have one of these binder/books I would love to know what you are using yours for?

I hope you all had a creative Thursday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Sounds like a productive trip! I hit a quilt shop today for some fabric. yay! As if I don't have enough.

  2. So many goodies. Looks like you had fun shopping hehe...

  3. Nice haul =)
    I picked up some of those Heidi Swapp Alpha stickers too. I almost got the binder!! There were about 5 left, i'm hoping there are some left when i go back... or not.. haha
    Yes, please share once you have an idea of what you use your binder for!

  4. Looks like lots of great shopping. Good thing there was 2 of those albums left.

  5. I heart shopping! ;0) looks like more good buys!

  6. Great shopping trip, you have lots of bargains. More washi tape you have a problem Tracey you are a washi tape addict LOL :)

  7. Great haul...I smiled when you showed the books you bought cuz I admired those too and was silly enough not to have bought them...Want to rush back to Homesense now!!!

    Off to catch up on what I've missed while working in the garden...

  8. I love the binder! That is very good that you went back for them! I don't have one, and don't know what I would use it for, but if I saw one, I'd buy one!

    That is so fun that you have a friend to do crafty shopping (and supply sharing!) with!

  9. Sounds like you have the perfect shopping buddy! Lots of fun stuff to play with. That binder looks really cool. :)

  10. lots of fun goodies you found!! i really love that binder-

  11. Lots of great goodies!! I'm off out today and might just (well will lol!) pop into Michaels and Homesense:-) Have a great weekend.

  12. Looks like you got some great treats! Love that Washi tape in the first photo.

  13. Great finds! I've seen those Pink Paislee albums online only so far - they look fabulous.

  14. Oh I LOVE those Heidi Swapp word stickers. I had a pack and they are almost gone. So great for layering part of a title!

  15. Hey - I have that binder! LOL - hmmm what to do with it.. i am sure we will come up with some great ideas! I am bringing some goodies to camp this weekend and hopefully will be creative :)
    Happy weekend!

  16. Lovely bunch of goodies!! I must confess...I have a washi addiction!

  17. Those are superb finds. Here in South Africa, recently because of newly established trade ties with China, we have a whole bunch of these stores kind of like a dollar store but with crazy stuff from Asia cropping up. I went into one today and got a whole bunch of stuff like micro-beads and bling, and stamps and metal charms. It was brilliant. I loved your video on the altered carousel over on Youtube too. Hugs!

  18. Awesome finds, love the binder :)

  19. Lots of fun goodies and really like the album! :)

  20. wow girlie! great stuff!!!

  21. I've Never Seen A Binder Like That Before And I've Never Heard Of Home Sense... Love The Binder AndCan't Wait To See What You Do With It!!! I'mThinking About Heading To Michael' S Right Now... Looking For More Washi :) For My Planner ;) Which Still Isn't Here Yet...

  22. Love the binder, bought one too! Haven't done anything with it yet.


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