Creative Bliss

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Went Shopping This Morning...

Granted, my title doesn't sound too exciting, but for me it was because I went to Michaels and Hobby Lobby for the first time since I broke my ankle. For some reason I didn't think they had any wheelchairs and I didn't think it too smart to hobble around those stores. Well, since I can sort of walk on the foot now, I decided to venture into Michaels. They have a wheelchair! Yippee. So, they've got lots of new stuff for the fall and I was just wandering around with a 40% off coupon in my pocket, enjoying looking at all the new product. Nothing really grabbed me...gasp...until I looked at their book section. They had Becky Fleck's book on Page Maps! Whoa! If you love the monthly newsletter from Page Maps, you'll understand my glee. There was my coupon purchase. If you didn't click over, page maps are layout (and card) sketches that are really fun. Now I have a book I can take out to my craft room! Sigh...

So, I decided to venture to Hobby Lobby. I didn't see a wheelchair, but I took a cart to check out the scrapbooking/stamping section. As I am approaching the display for the Cricut/Cuttlebug stuff, I see a new product hanging there. Upon getting closer I literally gasped. They are carrying NESTABILITIES! Oh. My. Gosh! I had a 40% off coupon in my pocket. I decided on the circle scallops. They have some dies that I haven't seen before, but I thought I'll work on the basics and then move on to other dies. Can you believe it? I couldn't. So, if you have a Hobby Lobby near you...you might want to check it out. And for those of you who don't (Kathi) I also found out that Joann's carries them online and you can use their 40% off coupon (does that help?). I wandered around a little bit more and they have also added matstacks from their line called Paper Studio...similar to DCWV. Neat-o. Suffice it to say, being gone for a month made it fun to shop...they've gotten lots of new goodies. Then upon checking out, I saw they have new registers, too. That print out itemized receipts. That's cool, too. Previous receipts had a code and price on them and they were about 1 1/2 inches wide. Now they are "real" receipts. LOL

I was one happy camper when I drove home. My hubby simply wouldn't understand, but I knew you all would. Ü Now, if I could just get out to my craft room! I'm leery on trying because I went across the front lawn this morning to finally check out Jessica's sunflower and let's just say it wasn't the smartest move I've made. Too bumpy and I could definitely feel it. I have to go across some lawn to get to my craft room so I'm leery of attempting it. Who knows though...necessity is the mother of invention, right? Maybe I can figure out a way to make it in spite of the lawn...

Thanks for reading and sharing in my giddiness. Ü
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5 comments:

Kathi C. said...

Good for you!!! And, thanks for thinking about little ol' me who lives in the boondocks. I probably wouldn't know how to act if I were to step inside a "real" store. LOL. I hope you get to your craft room soon. It will be fun to see what you do with the new stuff.

Carol said...

I envy you and having those stores to go too. Nothing like that over here. When I am in Canada in January, will definitely check them out.
Enjoy your new book.

Barb W said...

What a fun day you've had! Thanks for the insider info about the Nesties! I don't have a Hobby Lobby, but I can do JoAnn online!

Hopefully you will be able to get to your craft room and create some goodies. I miss your beautiful artwork. Take care.

gloria said...

I feel your pain on not being able to cross a lawn. I had double knee replacement 3 years ago, and the first year was He.. Then a friend offered me a walker. Talk about freedom!! I went EVERYWHERE!! Even uneven surfaces. It's one with a seat and wheels so when I wanted to sit, I could. Now it's in the garden area. I walk back, and if I need to sit, it's there. LOL You might be able to rent one from a local medical supply place. I guarantee you won't be sorry. You will just wonder why you didn't do it sooner!!

I miss your artwork too.. take care!!

gloria in Utah :)

stampmonkey said...

How FUN, Jeanne!! If getting out and about weren't enough to get excited about, it sounds like you really scored too! ;D Does Hobby Lobby have coupons, or can you use a Michael's or JoAnn's coupon there?

Be careful with the lawn...you don't want to set yourself back.