Friday, August 31, 2012

jillibean mystery box & tj maxx finds! {scrappy shopping!}

I normally have a scrapbook budget of about $25 a month for paper and adhesives. Some months I spend it all. Some months I don't spend any. This month, I had some extra because I did a massive destash-I sold my Cricut and a bunch of other unloved supplies on craigslist {I love craigslist!} and netted a little over $200 to spend. Woot!
So the first thing I did was buy my new BFF, Sally. AKA a Sillhouette SD. I haven't really had a chance to play with it yet. I purchased it gently used from someone on the Two Peas Message boards-that's such a great way to get big tools like this. I rarely buy things like this brand new, it's just a much more affordable option to buy used.
While looking for my Silhouette, I started seeing posts about the Jillibean Mystery box sale. Hmmmnnn...I'm a sucker for a good mystery/warehouse box. I've gotten the Bella Blvd., Sassafrass, and Pink Paislee boxes in the past and have been pretty satisfied. This box was only $29.99, so I thought I give it try.
WOW! So glad that I did. It was WELL worth. Check out what I got:

Corrugated alpha in green, 3 packs of journaling sprouts, ribbon, a 6x6 pad of paper and card labels...

Chipboard alpha, canvas stars, buttons, 2 stamps sets...

3 sets of alpha stickers and 3 sets of element stickers...

50 {yes FIFTY} sheets of patterned paper. I love this paper. So much. I have to say this is the best warehouse box that I've gotten to date {and I loved, loved my Bella box}. The value was phenomenal. I'm seriously considering buying another box. :)

Also on Two Peas I discovered that some TJ Maxx locations have Thickers on sale for just $1.49. Whaaattttt? My Thickers addiction is well documented and Thickers at $1.49 is a crazy low price.
So I waited (im)patiently for lunch to arrive and hit up the TJ Maxx closest to my place of employment and then I may or may not have hit up the TJ's on the way home as well.
I ended up with:

7 packs of Thickers at $1.49 each! Woooooooo!

And they had Martha Stewart Halloween stuff that I loved-lots of fun plans for this. I was hoping to find the Drippy Goo punch but no such luck.

Everything but the punch was $1.99, the punch was $3.99. Which is a steal! {Aren't those brads adorable, I know exactly what I will do with those!}

Whew. And with those scrappy splurges. I'm done for awhile. What scraptastic deals have you found lately? Are you a bargain shopper?


  1. i bought that same jillibean box and it is the BEST box sale i have ever bought!!! love it

    what an awesome haul!!!

  2. Wow what a deal, wish we had a TJ Maxx here

  3. WOW! You scored BIG!! I need to track down a TJ Maxx until the ours re-opens....

  4. Fun finds! I would have totally bought the Thickers and the MS Spiderweb punch. :)

  5. What super deals...well done and enjoy :)

  6. This is amazing! I am running over there now to see if they still have boxes for sale!

    Okay, I'm back now! Its all ordered and on its way!!! So excited!