Sunday, August 23, 2009

CKC Tulsa

Creating Keepsakes Convention in Tulsa was a bit of a disappointment this week end. The number of vendors was WAY down. I was shocked at the amount of empty space on the floor.

I guess that might have helped me save some cash. However, a new place from Rose, Oklahoma was there with Maya Road! I do love me some Maya Road, actually about EVERYTHING they make. Bare cardboard is my thing. There was also more glitter stuff around. I purchased a nice kit while I was in Houston at the International Quilt show last October so I had to augment that kit with a few new glitters.

Technique Tuesday had some nice new stamp sets that had to come home with me. I found one TT stamp set I am going to alter to make a personalized stamp for the stuff I make. There was also a Close to My Heart booth so I picked up a couple of stamp sets from them. Also, Maya Road has stamps now! I got two cute hooters for fall cards/projects.

I signed up for Michaels internet ads and they sent me a 50% off coupon! Since there is a Michaels right there by where they were having CKC I popped in to purchase a new brayer with my coupon. I found the MOST awesome Tim Holtz stamps there. They weren't on sale so I have put them on my list really would like to have items when they are cheaper. I must have his Paris stamp set for my new French altered book. I also want some of his pens and other goodies. Good thing I will now get the ads by e mail :o)

I had a 40% off coupon for Hobby Lobby so that was my next stop. I purchased another stamp set there as they were kinda in the shape of postage stamps and I LOVE all things that look like postage.

Next coupon was for JoAnn's. I need/want one of those purple suction cup handles for my quilt rulers. I can't seem to find one any where. So I spent my coupon on a 2.5 inch binder ruler. They also had 5 simplicity patterns for five bucks so I had to pick up a couple more. I need to make my mom some aprons with multi pockets so she can carry around all her paraphernalia as she rolls around in her wheel chair and a lap blanket pattern with pockets. Simplicity has several neat patterns for the elderly.

After a soup lunch at Olive Garden (yum I just love garlic) I popped over to Handcocks. I found the cutest Halloween cat fabric to make moms apron with a bit left over for my scrap bin. I think I will make her a new one for each month so she won't get board with them or if she absolutely hates them she can just toss the ones she doesn't like. Handcocks did not have the suction cup handle for my quilt rulers either. Guess I will have to look online for one. I did find some little metal charms on clearance (71 cents each!) to use on my Sue Spargo wall quilt. I am really looking forward to taking Sue's class next month in Rogers, AR as I was looking at the wool fabric and did not have a clue what else I need to purchase.

Off to clean and get ready for the coming week. Since I had so much "fun" shopping I am going to have to put in extra hours at my two jobs to pay for it. There is always a price to pay :o)


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