Sunday, August 23, 2009

Shopping, On- and "Off"-line.

We made the 2-hour drive to Joann's and Costco yesterday. Joann's is a Superstore and a real treat when I can get up there.Loose papers (regularly 59¢) were on sale 5/$1. I picked an armful, including Core'dinations. I've never used them and am always in search of solid core cardstocks, so this will be fun.

I spend a lot of time poking around online shops and, as a result, am really shocked at the high prices in my local Michaels. What are they thinking? I *had* to have Imaginisce's Twitterpated "Hey Foxy" paper, so I bought one at $1.99... (and never used it). Now that I have an idea for it I found it online for half the price. *sigh* What *is* Michael's thinking?

Speaking of online buying, I want to give a shout-out to a few favorite shops.

The Beary Scrap is where I get mulberry paper. Kimm is a very sweet lady and offered tons of great advice when I started making bears. I am indebted to her. She currently has a ton of new papers in the shop, and is having great sales in her eBay store.

I found a great selection of great quality metal findings at Accent Factory on eBay. I compared a few sellers and found that Accent Factory has the best quality *and* the best pricing.They are great to work with!

Lunagirl Images has a mouth-watering selection of Victorian and Vintage images.

So, where do *you* find the best deals? Do you have a favorite for metal embellishments? I'm always on the lookout for shops with a wide selection of charms and such, and would appreciate your share!

Oh, and Costco was dangerous as always. Husband and I have fun shopping Costco together, but we do get in trouble while we're there! :)

Off to play. Have a great Sunday!

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