Saturday, June 19, 2010

Get Thee to a Big Lots! (and a give away)

Okay, so I've been to like 4 Big Lots in the last week and a half. Seriously. Thrill of the hunt, no? When I stopped by last week I hit the mother load of quality Martha Stewart Crafts and Making Memories supplies:

At the time I posted this the photo was upside down even though I corrected it 3 times. Hopefully it will right itself. :) Everything you see here was $1 each. I picked up some clear stamps for my Mom (who has that type of stamping set), some paper, glue sticks, stickers, tissue paper and scrapbooking supplies.My favorites, of course, are the pressed paper pine cone boxes.

I coveted these at Christmas but couldn't bring myself to pay the $15 for them. I plan to use these as favors for my annual Christmas Craft party.

Coming in a close second was this ribbon from Making memories. It's from a collection called Chloe's Garden and I have a few other scrap booking embellishments in this line like really cute butterfly paper clips. But the ribbon! Love.

I also snagged three packs of these sweet vintage inspired alphabet cards. Really cute! Not sure what I'll do with them so I'm sending one pack to a friend and putting the other in a give away.

Oh yes, it's time. Since I have way more than I need I gathered up a few things to share:

So here we have the set of cards, a package of the ribbon, some pretty blue cake stickers and some post cards found at a different location. You want it? Just leave a comment here for an entry. If you visit my latest Examiner article by clicking HERE and come back and tell me what craft I shared you'll get a second entry!

Due to the weight of this package I can take US participants only. You have one week to sign up, through next Saturday. I'll announce the winner on Sunday June 27th.



Sarah and Jack said...

So did you find stuff at more than one location???

I have been wondering if it was worth a return trip to see if anything showed up yet.

Heidi said...

I had just visited and saw your pillowcase laundry bags! Oops. I guess I gave it away for everyone. Love those cards.

Jennifer W. said...

I've seen MS stuff at Big Lots, but nothing I couldn't live without - until now!! Entering here just in case I can't find this great stuff at our store. And love the bags, btw.

Kai said...

First of all, you KNOW I would have read your article anyhow, LOL! Love the ideas for the laundry bag from pillowcases. Wish I'd seen this article when I DID use to go to laundromats! And PLEASE, enter me in your drawing! I see LOTS of fun goodies there! Love YOUR new goodies, too! MAKE SOMETHING EXTRA COOL, okay? And SHOW us! LOVE YOU!

Danielle said...

What a fun bunch of shopping trips for you. No Big Lots near me...bummer. That ribbon would be sooo much fun to play with! My little guys would love the alphabet cards! That ape cracks me up:0)

I never win but I thought I'd have some fun uuuuing and ahhhing!

I did check out your article too. That is a great idea to use the already for you pocket! Now, do we make a pillow case dress... or a laundry bag?!??!

Mama Said Sew said...

Oh, now you've done it. I've managed to stay away from Big Lots for quite a while. Now, I have to go! I found some wonderful MS glitter card kits there last year.

Mama Said Sew said...

Oops, I forgot....the laundry bag tutorial is great! I'm going to make DS one to take when he visits his grandma.

Very Mary said...

I went to Big Lots but couldn't find any of this stuff!

redrhiannon said...

Love the pillowcase laundry bags almost as much as I love those ribbons! I'd love to win them!
I totally enjoy your blog~

Elise said...

Note to self: Get thee to Big Lots. Or win!!
Great finds!!

Lauren said...

Pillowcases Pillowcases! I already visited your page!

Now I have to find time to get to Big Lots!

Smer said...

Love your shopping finds. We have an identical set of snap cards, and we still play with them. Also liked your pillow case laundry bag tutorial.

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

I havent been to Big Lots in ages! Looks like quite the haul!

Raesha D said...

OOHHH I love Big Lots!!! I was able to score some 20% off ENTIRE PURCHASE family and friends coupons that are no longer available. It's for Sunday July 18 - want me to send you one???


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