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Oct 12, 2009

Scrapbook Yard Sale Haul

The weather is unseasonally cold here right now. Yes, our temps dip pretty low in the winter...but it's not winter. In fact...what happened to Fall? Anyway, that didn't stop me and some other diehard scrapbooking fans from running our frozen little fingers through some yard sale boxes this weekend. I forgot what it felt like to thaw fingers...and though it hurt.. I did it with a smile on my face!! This yard sale was put on by Lisa Padley from Moments Matter. She decided to share some of her overstock of goodies with us, frozen little popsicles that we were.

I was particularly happy with the stamp sets. Love the "Birthday Cupcakes" from Inkadinkado...great to use for Ridgeview projects down the road. The sentiments set is from CTMH, "Because of You" (retired) and my absolutely favorite of the 3 is "Elegant," from Sharon Ann's delightful collection. The Quote Stack is Holidays and Seasons, and the Rub Ons are Bohemia. Love 'em!

I also picked up a 7 Gypsies 6X6 paper pack. These are absolutely wonderful papers!

Some buttons and brads....

Some flowers......

Ribbon and lace....

......and LOTS more paper and cardstock for pennies on the dollar.

Afterwards I met up with some other scrap addicts for a coffee where we shared our hauls amongst ourselves. I'm ashamed to say that I wanted some of what they had. I used to hate spending money...but scrapbooking is changing all that. Anyone relate?? I haven't had this much fun in a long time. I want to do it again....and very soon!! Can't wait to put these pretties to some good use!

Thanks Lisa!


  1. How fun!! Looks like you picked up some awesome goodies. Great finds!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Oh my goodness, how fun! I bet you are going to create some beautiful pages with all of those goodies. I currently have a giveaway for a digital scrapbook book. Come check it out when you get the chance. http://bethcrabtreehunter.blogspot.com/2009/10/scrapblog-giveaway.html

  3. Glad you had fun, Carmen! Frozen fingers and all! lol

    I will definitely be having the next one in much nicer weather now that it's all sorted and boxed up. That was what took the longest. I am sure I will have more stuff to add by then. I usually sort and purge every 2-3 months. lol

    LOVE the blog, too! Definitely checking it out often from now on.


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