Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Veni Vidi Visa

I was taking a lovely nap on the couch after the big meal on Thanksgiving when Second Child decided to mold my face as if it was play dough.  When she finally went away, I could drift back into z...z..z.... land with the sound of football playing on TV.  Then came some insistent disturbance around my ankle and foot, oh I was annoyed!!  Would someone please stop her already?  Completely irritated, I decided to open my eyes, it was DH trying to wake me up because it was 3:50 and time to go to Michael's!! 

The roads were completely deserted as I drove to the store.  Funny to see a cluster of cars parked in front of the store and a group of women and men standing outside waiting for the door to open!  They were ready for us, the store associates.  I am sure that she could see my hungry eyes as I came to a screeching halt in front of all the Cricut cartridges.  She cautioned us, "You must buy two cartridges to get this free one."  That was equivalent of saying to me, "You must eat the turkey and the sweet potatoes before you can have pecan pie!"  Where's the challenge?!  Thirty minutes later, I was home with my five new favoritestestest cartridges.  lol. Now fully awake, Second Child and I made more "animals" and she didn't seem nearly as irritating to me any more. 

The next morning on Black Friday, I headed out the door to Menard's (a hardware store) for more Cricut cartridges. This time, they had the Cricut Lites for $14 a piece!  Normally $40 and only "exclusively available" at Walmart or ebay, I don't know how this hardware store chain got ahold of these cartridges!  There was a limit of eight per customer.  I was reminded of this fact by several shoppers who saw what I had in my arms.  I just wanted to get them all and find a place far from the madding crowd (yeah right) to decided in peace :) 

So yes, veni, vidi, visa!! I am well stocked for Cricut cartridges for the year.  I cannot be more pleased!

I will leave you with a layout I created a few days for no good apparent reasons :) If this is random, I don't ever want to be methodical, lol.  It's a little busy I know, but I enjoyed cutting into this gorgeous Crate Random collection!
Just a little chipboard banner from October Afternoon.  Gosh, I do love to pile on the patterned paper and loath to use up precious embellishments! lol.

21 comments:

Michelle said...

LOVE the color in the Random collection! I love your style and the fact that I am not the only one with lots of 4x6 photos! ;) You always come up with great designs. So.. spill!! :) What cartridges did you get? I must not of have paid attention to my emails from Michael's. I didn't know they were having a sale. Wouldn't of done me any good anyway. We ditched the cities and headed up to Two Harbors for a few quiet days. I have gotten a cartridge or two for $20 at Menard's before.

Kim said...

this is just lovely the colours are stunning and that banner on the right corner is just YUM!

Nathalie said...

pile on, pile on my friend because you mix of patterns is gorgeous! What an awesome color combo too!!! Bravo!
PS: I did a little black Friday shopping too and got me some new border punches :)

Courtney K said...

another fun layout!!

i too trekked to michael's on turkey day. but i waited until like 7pm. they still had the ott-lite i wanted for super cheap!

Beth Hallgren said...

Soooo jealous! I wanted to go to Micheals and almost made it...but the low census day that I was hoping for disappeared when someone called in sick :( Lovely bright colors!

Karen B. said...

I about fell on the floor when I passed that deal at Menards on Black Friday. Picked up a couple for my mother! Super great layout.

Debbie said...

Fabulous layout!!! Love the mix of pattern papers and the little banner in the upper corner. I have the Random collection and have yet to use it. You sure hit it lucky with the Cricut cartridges. I didn't even know about the special at Michaels. Oh well . . .

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your sense of humor and that page is so beautiful!
Merci ;o)

Wendy Kwok said...

Lovely page! You account of Thanksgiving sale is totally hilarious. I see myself like that too! Once, I drove out to Target and Macy at 4pm and do my 'crazy woman" thing. I really miss USA. Sale... a woman's best friend.

Audrey Pettit said...

You are a girl after my own heart, Jing Jing! I so love the patterned paper, too. You totally rocked it here. Love that fun banner, too.
And how you make me smile with your shopping stories. Sounds like some amazing deals you got. :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

LOL your black Friday shopping story made me smile. Love your fabulous page. I sooo love everything with chipboard on it. :)

Deana said...

Ok seriously? 4am? You are a crazy, crazy scrapbooker. Not that I'm NOT, mind you. I just don't get up at 4am to go buy stuff. LOL Can't wait to see what you create with your new finds!

And the new page....ADORABLE!

Alice Wertz said...

so glad to hear that you scored big on the Thanksgiving sale! =) so fun to read your posts, girl! i may have missed that post, but what did you do with your broken Cricut? looking forward to seeing more Cricut projects from you! love the super fun layout, too. you don't need reason to make layouts with the cute photos of your girls. =)

Christie Bryant said...

You're so fun Jing-Jing! Glad you got a hold of your Cricut Cartridges.

Love your sweet layout!

Lisa Dorsey said...

LOL, I may need to come over, not to decorate but to use your Cricut! haha

Love your layout, the great combination of papers just adds to the fun of those photos!

Keri said...

So gorgeous and love how MANY of the Random papers you used in this well-unified design...not too busy at all, love it! :)

Melanie said...

That is hilarious your DH woke you up so you could go shopping! Glad you are stocked up with your cartridges because that means a continuous supply of inspiration for your blog readers (LOL).

kiwihana said...

Wow! I love how your enthusiasm for crafting shows so much in your after Thanksgiving sales finds!
I have a queastion for you regarding the page that was chosen for the Feb. 2011. I really love the stamp from MTF however it appears that it is the Pure Innocence Flower Girl stamp but it has wings. Did you add those wings seperately or it is actually a different stamp? Thanks! Lisa
kiwihana@aol.com

Jennifer Larson said...

Terrific LO! Love the pink, not a color I use often, LOL!

teacher jessy said...

I so diggin' the composition & the colors on the layout! Love the photos of your DDs, such happy moments...aaahhh!

Blossom inch said...

lucky you to grab so much of Cricut cartridges...and this page is awesome, beautiful shot of your dear children.