The weather forecast for this weekend is rain. Hooray. Although I'll be missing out on my weekly trip to the swap meet... I must say, I won't be bored. I went to a few thrift stores today and came home with a lot of treasures. I bought six bags of crafting stuff. Each bag was $9.95.... a smidgen pricey for a thrift store. Whatev- You know how much these items are when you buy them one at a time.. so I figured it was worth the gamble.
On Amazon just these two items shown below sell for.... the Scraparatus $24.99 and the Craft-lite Cutter $44.49.  The combined total would have been $69.48. The combined total on the six bags was a little over $60.00.... so, everything else was "free."
Oodles and oodles of ribbons and flower pieces... All. Brand. New. 

Card maker's paper, blank cards and envelopes, foam sheets, stickers, fabric stickers, patches... All. Brand. New.

Stamps with the clear placement block. Yep, brand new. I love these :-)

Packets of rub on letters... new.

Lots and lots of rub on letters... 
Chipboard kits

and random embellishments.

My absolute favorite out of everything in the bags is the Scraparatus. This little jewel I never knew I needed - it sets eyelets, punches holes and even DIE CUTS. Swoon~ in the photo below you can see the die cuts on the key chain. They are called "Dinky dies." Adorable. There are a lot of youtube videos showing all the wonderful things you can do with it... so  I'm stoked.
In the bags were several K & Company items, these are always fun to pop on packages and cards. There is also some paper from this company somewhere in one of the piles.

Tons and tons of brads...  all brand new in the packages. There is even a little case to house them once I rip into the little bags.

A paper tagger with all the plastic attaching thingies...
 Paper piercing items...

These embellishments made using painters stir sticks. I would have never bought them intentionally-- but I'm sure I'll find some gift or card to attach them to in the future.
Santa came early... bring on the rain.... I'm reading to play indoors this weekend.
big hugs,


  1. Wow! You made a MAJOR score!

    Have fun this weekend!

  2. I love huge SCORES like you found! Enjoy all those new goodies to make sweet things with!
    Merry Christmas,

  3. I'd say you scored very well! Have a marvelous Christmas!

  4. A treasure trove, Cheryl. Wow. Good for you.

  5. OMG!!! let's go shopping together? You get Christmas early for sure...


  6. Wow, that is an incredible collection of things to get crafty with! Happy Christmas! xx

  7. Wow ! You did get a great deal!. Lots of goodies to keep you busy for some time.
    Have a great weekend.

  8. Holy cow! What a haul. I'm just a teensy weensy bit jealous.

  9. Oh my goodness Cheryl you did very well here I would say, you have enough goodies there to play all year long :) I had never heard of the Scraparatus, sounds interesting, Wow have fun with all your new finds!!

  10. Some one is going to be busy.
    Never made homemade cards, maybe I should try.
    Have fun.
    Merry Christmas.


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