Thursday, June 21, 2012

Surfing Oliver Card and Coupon Savings

Though it's old...this is one of my favorite paper packs!  I've been so busy with wedding stuff for my brother, I just haven't had time to post this.  I also lost another co-worker this life has been once again shuffled and a bit chaotic.  I actually made this card 2 weeks ago!  I'm trying to beef up my card pile, so here's another card for me. :)

I've had these cloud dies since last July, when I went to Summer CHA and got them personally from the MFT booth.  My, how time flies!  Sadly, I won't be heading to Chicago this year, but I am planning to be in Anaheim for sure in January!

Last week, I got 26 tubes of toothpaste for $2.21...which was all sales tax. They were on sale at QFC, 10 for $10, making them each a $1. With $1 off coupons, it made them free plus $0.085 for sales tax.  This has been the first time I've been able to get toothpaste for free, since I don't really shop at drugstores.  But I think now that I've gotten a better hang at this stuff, I'll do all the crazy multiple transactions at Walgreen's and Rite-Aid. 

So, I promise I'm not a hoarder, lol, well at least not for personal care I may hoard stacks of 6x6 paper and embellishments! :)  But obviously this is WAY too much toothpaste for Brent and I.  I gave half of it away to my family, as Brent went to Portland for Father's Day weekend. 

With them being free, my QFC was limiting them 5 per person...which is kindof funny since they were labeled 10 for $10.  I traveled to the QFC in Kent and got more, as they weren't limiting the amount you could get.  I knew they would sell out so I had to get them quickly...otherwise I would of made Brent just buy them in Portland with no sales tax, lol. 

At my QFC, the regular price is $3.29 a tube.  At regular price, I would of paid $85.54 plus $7.27 in sales tax.  With just the store sale, I would of paid $26.00 plus $2.21 in sales tax.  By only paying $2.21 after coupons, I had a savings of $90.60, which is about 98%! 

I'm personally a Crest girl...but this is Brent's favorite kind of toothpaste.  My favorite is the plain and original cavity Crest that never goes on sale and is always excluded from coupons, since it's at a lower price point.  Guess I'll be switching over to Aquafresh for the next 2 years, lol.  I hope you all have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cupcake Ruby and Book Review: Let's Pretend This Never Happened

It was my SIL's birthday a couple weeks ago and this is the card I made for her.  There's nothing wrong with it, but I kindof feel like it's starting to look like every other card I make, lol.  I think I've just been so busy, I'm starting to feel 'blah' about my crafting efforts.

I'm at the tail end of wedding stuff, so I hope to get super crafty again soon!  I haven't colored in over a week, gasp!  I hope to craft at least a little bit before this weekend.

I actually finished this book 2 weeks ago and I just haven't had time to get back to this.  I was really hoping that on her book tour Jenny would come somewhere in the PacNW.  The closest she ever got was hopefully one day she'll make it out here. 

If you read Jenny's blog, The Bloggess, then you will love this book.  Even if you don't, you'll love this book.  It's just silly, funny, and even though I'm sure the stories are embellished...I'm pretty sure all the events actually happened.  She does tend to talk about sexual things though, so if you find that kind of thing offensive, maybe not the book for you.

Jenny is mostly popular for Beyonce, the large metal chicken!  (And that's why I {heart} metal chickens.)  I'm proud to say Beyonce made it into the book, lol!  Once you read her life story, you will totally understand her quirkiness.

The book as highs and lows...she grew up poor....she suffered from anorexia...she has anxiety attacks...she suffers from depression...and she has an autoimmune disease.  But yet she pushes herself everyday.  She has a loving husband and daughter and she's just so crazy, you just have to laugh!  Well, I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!  

Monday, June 11, 2012

SCRS Challenge #81 - Sketch Challenge and Bookworm Ruby Card

Welcome to Week 2 of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #81! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations each week. You have until Sunday, 6/17/12 @ 9 PM PST to play along with the current challenge which is a wonderful sketch by Kim.

Our challenge is open to all players. Each challenge a random winner will be chosen, and the winner of challenge #81 will receive a SCRS rubber stamp! In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation. Most importantly, have fun! We can't wait to see your creations!

I've been so consumed with my brother's wedding, that I haven't felt like my normal crafty self.  But I love how this card came together and I feel so much more on track.  I made this card for for some reason I found myself with no sample cards of her. 

To play along in our challenge, upload a photo of your project and provide a direct link in the linky widget at the bottom of the SCRS post. If you use an online gallery (e.g. Splitcoast), please also use the keywords SCRSC81 and SparkleCreations (no spaces). If you have a Facebook account and are a fan of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, you can also upload there. Deadline for challenge #81 is Sunday, June 17th @ 9 PM PST.

I hope you all have a great Tuesday!  I'm very excited to see one of my college friends that I haven't seen since last summer.