Something to Share
I made this accordian book during my crop on January 12. It's based upon a kit designed by Brindy's Backyard. This is the front of the book
which is tied in the back with ribbon.
It opens up into three panels with the center panel holding envelopes that are adhered together to form an accordian
as you can see here.
Inside each envelope is a removable page which is topped with a large sticker. The sticker serves as a tab. I used We R Memory Keepers embossed, cardstock stickers,American Traditional cardstock for the pages, inside cover, and outside cover, and greeting card envelopes for the accordian section.
I attended a weekend crop hosted by The Cropper's Corner in Fredericksburg, Virginia. They were celebrating their 4th "birthday" in business. I had a blast with my friend EV. The store gave away door prizes every 30 minutes, gave 40% off products each attendee could carry or cart in 1 minute, fed us good food, and gave us a gift for attending. I'll definitely attend their Birthday Bash next year.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the "40% off run". Two women at a time were allowed to go through the store and pick as many products as they wanted to get 40% off the price. You could carry the products in your arms, use a hand basket, or push a cart. I was one of only a few who pushed a cart through the store. You could choose to walk, jog, or run. Many of the women walked. I chose to run. I also went through the store at least five times, prior to my turn, to scope out products and plan my route. I ended up getting a bunch of stuff whereas some women got only one or two products. During my run I put into my cart:
29 bottles of Ranger Ink Paint Dabbers,
2 Tim Holtz Paint Dabber Cases,
1 Jumbo Ranger Ink stamp pad,
6 bottles of Ranger Ink Stickles,
1 Making Memories embellishment jar,
1 StoneCreek Creations Krafter's Komfycush,
1 set of Art Warehouse Limited Edition background journaling stamps,
and, 8 Cropper Hopper Desktop Embellishment Organizers.
If I bought everything shown here I would have saved $111. However, I was on a budget and returned most of the products with the hope of getting some of these at another 40% off event at The Cropper's Corner. I joked with EV that the store may decide to change the rules of this event after seeing what I did.
I Love Mrs. Claus!
Guess what? There really is a Mrs. Claus and she gave me ALL of the bind-it-all products that were on my wish list! Is that amazing or what? I LOVE YOU Mrs. Claus!!! I can't wait to play with it.