Hi there - well we got back from San Francisco yesterday having had a fabulous holiday, and I'll put some pics up soon. But I know all you crafters out there will want to see my bargain buys from Michaels, Joanns and others! The above is all the paper pads I bought - we weighed them up and it was over 10kgs but they were just so cheap, especially as Halloween had just finished - the large pads with the blue stickers at the back were 4 dollars from 20, the Crate paper towards the front was 5 dollars and the rest, maximum were about 9 dollars with reductions and coupons! The 6x6 pads were no more than 4 dollars and the halloween one at the front was a dollar - now how could I leave them! Still came within our weight limit too! (Some eagle-eyed amongst you might also spot some Ghiradelli chocolate up there!)
I've included all my Christmas dec purchases here, and you might see that I have a fetish for bottle brush trees this year ( I'm pinning them like mad on Pinterest) so I bought the large one at the back with baubles on and loads from Michaels for craft projects if I ever get round to them.
This Martha Stewart letter mould was about 8 dollars so around £5 - half the cost of them over here in the UK. The stamp sets below were on special for 6 dollars and the Sissix dies were around 8 or 9 dollars.
I promise to put up some pictures of our holiday soon, once I get over the jet lag and back into the swing of things at work - it's only be just over a week off but it feels like an age. I will just leave you with a pic of our great niece, Isabella, who we stayed with (along with her mum and dad of course). She was a little treasure and I would have popped her in my luggage and brought her home with me if I could have, such a little sweetie!