Tuesday, January 19, 2010

recent finds

I've loved these snowflake punches since I first spotted 'em ... dunno why, as I'm not especially fond of winter, LOL! Don't get me wrong - I DO love the change of seasons; I just think winter lasts way too long in comparison to the other seasons. I've always liked picture series, stamp sets, needlework designs, etc where one item repeats for each season. That's one thing that I noticed about my DH back in our dating days; he had framed seasonal pics he'd taken of a barn that was near his place. But, I digress ...

I stopped by Mike's this past weekend armed with an array of coupons, and strolled by the punches section, as I normally do, but THIS weekend, lo' and behold, my punches were in stock! YAY! AND on sale, so I used my coupons on other supplies! The top rectangle and snowflakes were popped up using dimensionals.

whoo hoo! I uploaded this card to SCS 7/2010 and it was selected as a CAS favorite of the week and overall favorite! thanx, all!

A gal working the register at Mike's told me they no longer honor multiple coupons of the same discount. It USED to be that you couldn't use multiples of the same coupon. It'll only make me shop, put stuff in trunk, repeat as often as coupons allow, but she honored the coupons for me this time as I apparently looked surprised to hear of the new policy. If you wish they'd return to their prior policy, write, call, or e-mail corporate!

stamps: Hero Arts' Winter's Butterfly (inside sentiment - a snowflake is winter's butterfly), clear & simple's Holly Jolly; paper: SU's Real Red, Whisper White card stocks; ink: Ranger's Black Soot distress ink; tools: MS' Alpine Snowflake, Arctic Snowflake.


Jan Scholl said...

I hate Mike's new coupon rules. This has only been since they went private-so I just take my coupons over to Joann'-since Jo doesnt put coupons in the paper anymore. I used to buy craft books at Mike's,too but not anymore. I get my crafty fix off Amazon if I need to read something. I do like the dollar stamps and punches at Mike's but that is pretty much all I buy there anymore. Hobby Lobby is my real hangout. Plus they get stuff before the other two do. And their yarn selection blows the other two away. BTW-complaining to either Mike's or Joann's front office does nothing. In some markets, they have no other choices but one of them. No competition. Here, they have plenty of competition but nothing in common. I have no problem telling them I am going elsewhere and they don't seem to care.

Basement Stamper said...

great card, I love how simple it is and the colors.