Have you ever bought this much ribbon at once?

So yesterday I hit a couple of Warehouse sales. My sister works for a scrapbook company called QuicKutz so I decided to go and check out some of the amazing deals to be had there. As I was leaving I discovered a flier for another scrapbook company – American Crafts – who was also having a warehouse sale not far from my home. So I thought we’d just swing by real quick.
Oh dear.
I don’t do that much scrapbooking these days and thought I would just pick-up a few stickers or a little paper for card-making. Then I found their ribbon section. Amazing deals. These bolts below are 25-yard bolts that scrapbook stores carry and sell as yardage. Each bolt was only $2 for the whole thing! Look there’s ricrac, velvet ribbon, grosgrain, twill-tape, velvet ricrac for heaven’s sake! The other bolts are only 4-yards and were therefore even cheaper. [i can’t believe how much i spent. whoa. like my whole paycheck from all those Boyfriend kits.] So at least I now I have a lifetime supply of ribbon!After I let my sister have her pick, I think I’ll give some of it away! So keep posted you few faithful readers!

Oh and there were also buttons and brads. Pretty colors.
Oh, and then because I spent so much, they gave me this for free. So that helped. 🙂
Click on the links above for details if you live close and you want to go. Both sales are going through tomorrow.

And while you’re in Utah County, don’t miss the Beehive Bazaar. One of my favorite crafty-gift-shows! The talent is amazing and inspiring.

(Just don’t do what I did when I went last spring. The venue is in an old part of Provo and when I parked across the street I accidentally rolled my front-passenger side wheel into the former-irrigation-ditch-gutter and couldn’t get it out! I had my two girls with me, it was past 8:30 on a Friday night and my husband was on a camp-out with the boys. I felt SO stupid. Fortunately some kind friends got us home that night and a kind neighbor towed the car out the next morning. When I told my girls I would take them again this week, both of them said, “As long as you just park in the parking lot this time, Mom!”)

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    December 5, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    those are some nice finds! I love ric rac. nothing could be cuter on a little girls shirt/dress/quilt/ etc.

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    Jessica Christensen
    December 5, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    I’m totally jealous that you’re near an outlet where you could buy that much ribbon (for $2 a pop, too!). In reading some of your faves on your profile, I think we may be "kindred spirits" too. I could watch Anne of Green Gables over and over again myself.

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