Monday, May 16, 2011

hungry creative spirits!

I made a trip to one of my favorite shops saturday. Buffalo stamps and stuff. the store is packed from floor to ceiling with the neatest supplies. Its so easy to spend a small fortune in there. When I went in, there was no one else in there. I went by myself so I was in no hurry and I made sure to look at everything there.. and I do mean EVERYTHING. I was there a good hour and I didnt realize that there was a class going on next door. All of a sudden all these ladies started pouring into the store filling baskets full of stuff and many of them managed to get in line in front of me! I knew I was spending about 60.00 and I was thinking that I really shouldnt spend so much money on freaken pieces of paper! but I soon didnt feel so bad at all as I purposely ease dropped and watched to see what the others in line before me were buying and spending! 147.00, 165.00, 73.00, 124.00, 44.00 and 109.00. those were the just the ladies I could hear. There were probably 20 women in the store besides me. Im thinking the owner of that store made a mint in those few minutes! And what were they all buying?? Rubber stamps, inks, glitter, tools, papers, embellishments.. and who knows what else! they were making cards!

needless to say that I didnt feel quite as bad about my 60.00 after that!

Actually I feel blessed that I can afford to feed my creative spirit.. because its hungry and it likes to be fed supplies.. lots of supplies! Though I try to keep it on a bit of a diet! But I'm thinking that most of those ladies ahead of me have fat little creative spirits! lol!

anyways.. thats all folks! see yas later!

21 comments:

Lisa said...

Looks like you not only had fun but scored some great things too! Can't wait to see what you create. :)

Kim K. said...

There could be far worse addictions than crafting supplies. I'm excited to see what you create. Happy Monday!

Cindy said...

You found some great stuff, Viv. Since we don't have a scrapbook store in town, I will have to put in an order online. But it's not the same as being there, looking at it spread out.

A few years ago I worked at a rubber stamp store and we had ladies that came from miles away and spend $300.00 or more. Crafters can spend a lot to feed their addiction!

E said...

Do I see the wonderful new MS tape tucked in there ??? Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

Mica said...

Crazy fun...I need to start selling before I can feed my flame.boo hoo. I have boxes of stuff to work with just need a kick in the booty to get me going. Have fun, can't wait to seee what your brewing up.Hugs,Mica

mIzZ(hONeY)bEe that's ME aka mArLEnE said...

I love all the goodies you purchased...actually I think you did really good for that amount...happy creating with all your goodies...will be teaching at (A Tiara Class) & going to a fav store of mine PARCEL, I could spend $60.00 in there for sure and probably will...so I know what you mean...

love the pink polka dot background you have....I am sooo glad Amy paired us...we are a like in some ways too funny...I feel like singin like your little Party Blue Bird guy he's a cutie ....Off to create a little...

Have a honey of a night ~ sweet dreams! Marlene ;O) xox

NanE said...

Oh I'm pea green! We don't have any cool stores like that around here. I could have spent hours in there too.

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

LOVE ALL THE PRETTY COLORS!!! That was a productive shopping day :) I can never walk out of a craft store without spending at least 50 bucks. Crazy, but fun :)

jenneroni said...

I see things that I need in your pile. I should probably sort through all of my supplies now that my craftroom/kids room/spare room is put together. All of my stuff is spread out in a zillion different places. What's the Melissa Frances paper?

Sandy Michelle said...

Hey girl! I thought the same thing about Kesha btw. Could you give me the address to Buffalo stamps, cause I want to go there when I come down in July!

Hugs!Sandy

Jingle said...

It looks like you got some fabulous goodies with that $60! Those Tim Holtz Charlottes will be SUPER FUN!!!

Jenny said...

Lovely store! Can't wait to see what you make of it all!

Michelle said...

What a fun store! I always justify my purchases like that as being cheaper than therapy! Now show us what you make!

snarfinaarons said...

Wow, what a great finds, you are going to be one happy craftin' woman!

And my husband is freaking out like... "does anyone hear birds? where are those birds coming from!" haha! love your soundtrack tonight ;)

Angela said...

My name is Angela and I have a paper addiction - Lord help me! I feel ya sista! I see Tim Holtz is selling reproductions of frozen Charlottes - it'd be fun to see what you do with it. Do share when you get your creations done. Have a great day!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

This was so funny to read. I always want to know what everybody else's totals are so that I can be happy (IF) mine was less. Aren't we funny? :-)
Have fun with all your new supplies!

Julie said...

How fun!!! I like embossing stuff!

Natasha Burns said...

You scored well and found some fab stuff! Like Kim K said, there could be far worse addictions!!!

kandeland said...

ha! last Thursday when I got out of work I went to Bflo Stamps and I was alone in there too! They had lots of new stuff! I only spent $35 but boy, you don't get much for that I'll tell ya! It was fun though...got some new papers. I can't believe you bought those fancy pins! Big money! hehe! it sure does make you feel good coming out of there with a bag though huh?! Convention center here we come! Ok, gotta go, but keep your fingers crossed for me...I got a interview with Bflo Public this morning! xo

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Anytime I feel guilty about spending money on what seems frivolous, I think about all the money I would be spending on therapy and the thoughts soon vanish! Think about how many people deal with life by drinking, drugs, smoking, overeating, workaholism, etc. So, we're artists who NEED to create. Not just for the love of it, but to nurture ourselves and in the process, you make others smile too. I LOVE looking at what others create. It inspires me and makes me forget all the ugliness in the world. So, I say, you go Girl! Spend that $60 and another $20 just for shits and giggles!

Jill

Jacqueline said...

You were just being a good girl and spending some fun money...leave the items over $100 to the bad girls like me!
Ha...love sent to you. You made me smile, as always Viv!