Hey guys, I am SO super excited! Guess what I bought today for a super CHEAPO price? That’s right I got a Xyron 2.5″ Create-A-Sticker. I know, I know, I am a total SUCKER for all of those gadgets and gizmos available at any craft store or what have you. BUT, I can tell you, I try to be smart about it. I will tell you I ended up buying the Xyron tonight at AC Moore, for only $13.00! Can you believe it??? That’s the price of the refills (which I will not buy unless I have a coupon) I was so stinkin’ EXCITED to find it that cheap!!! So awesome!
Here it is! I LOVE IT!
I am going to have to post videos not only on how to use it and how great it is, but also how to look out for things and buy things inexpensively or alternatives to some of the equipment out there until you feel you have the funds to purchase it, or for a once in a while use.
If you aren’t a full time scrapbook/card enthusiast like some, you don’t want or NEED to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars to get some of the great effects that these tools supply. However, if you are a full time all about it kind of scrapper…follow close. I will be posting tips, tricks deals and more to watch out for.
3 Tips to Save More and GET More…
1) Patience Patience Patience! PLEASE, If I can tell you one thing, is learn patience when you are shopping for items that you “just need” or “can’t live without” 😉 😉 stop and think. There are ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS deals out there. Did I ever mention that I bought my Cricut Expression bundle for only $199.00? I’ll tell that story some other time, but it’s another example of patience and doing homework that helped a gazillion to saved me hundreds!
2) Get out those coupons! AC Moore, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and Joann’s ALL have coupons on a regular basis! AND, more times then not they almost all always meet the competitors prices and take each others coupons, SO, check out the websites and you can almost always print one out on your way out the door to the store!
Here are my top 4:
It’s so easy and can save you an easy 40% on almost every visit 🙂
3) If you are really stuck, always look for alternatives, I’ll be the first to tell you they ARE out there and they can be a lot of fun and another way of just simply being creative! I would LOVE to get a cuddlebug for example, but I have found a few really fun ways of getting similar results without buying the $50 equipment. Though I am sure someday I will be getting one, its just not time in my life for it…so…I’m having fun coming up with other ideas for getting some of those same exact looks! (Keep watching for those videos too, you’ll love them I promise!!! 🙂 )
What Kind of Shopper are You?
I read a great article today that was talking about the different kinds of shoppers/scrappers that are out there… very interesting. I am definitely the kind of shopper that likes to look, see and hold the items in my hand before I shop. So local craft stores or local distributor/demonstrators (Demonstrators like Close To My Heart, Creative Memories and Stampin’ Up) are my kind of ways to shop. I like to carefully examine and touch what I am buying and take it home with me that day if I want it.
There are pros to buying online though, sometimes you can get a much better deal! (But watch out for shipping costs with online orders!) There are so many resources out there and so many great things available! It’s just awesome, but don’t get too overwhelmed! Enjoy and take it one day at a time….you’ll get there. I’m still on the road, so join me and…
Enjoy the Moments!
We’ll catch up again soon!