Wednesday, September 23, 2015

More Shopping….Crafts Direct, here we come!

Hold on to your seats…I went a bit crazy.
Today was the day that Sharon and I got to go to Crafts Direct.
I had mentioned yesterday, that we are on a trip….our trips consist of shopping for craft goodies.
Neither Sharon or I are internet shoppers, and the only store we have near us is Michaels.
So when we go on a trip, we shop…and I mean we SHOP.
I felt I needed to explain, that this is not an every day thing…it is more a Yearly thing.

Last year we discovered Crafts Direct in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
It is less than an hour and a half away from where we are staying.

I was pretty excited when I saw that almost everything I loved was on sale.

I was also excited to see that they had  "I Am" collection, and it was all 30% off, I saved $24.00 on this :)

Had so get some sparkle and embellishments :)
They also have a Crafts Direct Outlet, close to their store, so of course we had to check them out…even though we were starving from shopping so long :)

See those "Fall" wooden blocks.
I took a photo of them in the store, as I was planning on making them when I got home.
But when I found out that they were under $6.00 for the set…I bought them…they are so pretty.

Ran into Target to pick up some pop (or soda as you American's call it).
But had to checked out the dollar bins.
Found some chalk and kraft banner pieces and black mesh letters…I can feel a project or 10 coming on ;)
I found these calligraphy markers for $5.00.
My old ones are all dried out.

There was also a Michael's in St.Cloud.
We were a bit disappointed with how small the paper crafts section was.
But funny enough, we still managed to find a few things to put in our baskets ;)

They also had a Joann's Fabric and Crafts store.
There must be so many creative people in this town :)
Look at those journals.
I was (again) going to make my own with the centres cut out…but they were on sale, so figured why not ;)

Sharon and I decided to share some of our shopping.
Because these products had multiples, we decided to share them.
I purchased the pastel pearls and she the brighter ones, so instead of us both purchasing the exact same ones, we each purchased one set and will each give the other, half of theirs :)
Same with the stencils and PL cards

Look at this isle of sticker letters…..swoon.
This store is like walking into heaven…or at least one of my ideas of what heaven will look like ;)

After we came back to the hotel, we went for supper and then to gamble.
I even gambled!!
I received $50.00 in free spins and won $35.00.
Once I won I cashed out…I don't think they like me here, they don't make any money off of me…..Sharon on the other hand…

I hope you all have a very creative day.
I am going to go and dream of all the beautiful projects I am going to make with all of my new crafting goodies ;)

Tracy :)


  1. WOW!! Look at all of those goodies. What a great haul!

  2. Glad you were able to find so many pretty things, Tracy! It's the worst when you're all ready to shop and there's nothing to buy! ;)

  3. I always love these posts, some of my favorite! Those fall blocks are cool! I have a ton of fall/Halloween ideas. This time of year always gets me in the crafty mood, I think it's the cooler weather. BTW, I call it pop ;) I think it depends on where you live. The east side of my state calls it soda, but the west side of my state, where I'm from, calls it pop. Lol

  4. It's pop to me too! So much crafty goodness. You girls are so naughty!

  5. Awesome shopping, every craft store is 50km from me and our little scrappbooking store is closing, it seems to be hard for the small shops as they keep raising the rents.

  6. Wow!! What an amazing haul!! All of your new goodies are fabulous!! I'm a die-hard internet shopper but there's nothing like going to an actual craft store to see all the goods in person!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. OMG what a haul! I want to go next time LOL!


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