Archive | January 9, 2011

In-Store Sales for Week of Jan. 9th – Jan. 15th, 2011

Welcome to our weekly sales feature on Scrapbook Update! Retailers can easily keep up here on what their competitors are doing, and shoppers can find out where there are deals!

Please note that sales may be subject to regional variations or conditions. Scrapbook Update is not responsible for errors or omissions.

Jo-Ann Stores:

Michaels: (print coupon)

  • Coupon: 40% off any one regular price item
  • Recollections Signature Glitter Paper: Buy One Get One Free
  • Craft Storage Boxes: Buy One Get One Free
  • Natural Solutions Storage Baskets: 40% off
  • Decorative Storage Paper Boxes: 30% off
  • Cricut Cartridges (clearance): $9.99
  • Martha Stewart Embellishments: 25% off
  • Scrapbooking Rolling Tote: 40% off
  • Americana Acrylic Paint: $.77/ea
  • Straight N’ Narrow Ribbon: $.99
  • Celebrate It! Fit To Be Tied Ribbon: 2 for $3

Hobby Lobby: (print coupon)

  • 3D Embellishment Stickers: 30% off
  • Tim Holtz Brand Products, entire stock: 30% off
  • Specialty Paper (single sheets): 50% off
  • Scrapbooking Adhesives & Refills, entire stock: 30% off
  • Cuttlebug, QuicKutz, & Slice Die Cut Machines & Accessories, entire stock: 30% off
  • Artist Tube Paint, all: 30% off

AC Moore (print coupon)

  • Coupon: 50% off any one regular price item (Tuesday only)
  • Coupon: 40% off any one regular price item
  • Photo Boxes: 5 for $10
  • Topload Scrapbook Albums: 2 for $10
  • Packaged Paper: $10
  • Cricut Expression Bundle: $220
  • Cricut Cartridges: $40
  • Jetmax Storage System: $20
  • Wood Mounted & Clear Stamps: 40% off entire stock
  • My Studio Paints: 2 for $1
  • 12 x 12 Open Stock Paper: 3 for $1
  • Spool O’ Ribbon: 4 for $1
  • 1″ Foam Brushes or Glue Sticks: 15 for $1
  • Jolee’s Boutique Stickers: $2/$3/$4
  • Pure Color Ribbon: 2 for $5


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One Little Word 2011: Focus

Like about 2000 other people, I’m starting the new year out by taking Ali Edwards’ “One Little Word” class at Big Picture Classes.

Of course, the first step in the class is to pick your one little word for 2011. It was a lot harder than I anticipated. My initial thought was that the choice was obvious – courage – due to my current family situation. But then when I started thinking hard about it, I realized that hopefully that word would be past necessary (or at least not nearly as central to my life) as the year wore on. I reconsidered.

I finally settled on: focus. To me, this word has two meanings as it relates to this project. First, I was recently diagnosed with ADHD. “Focus” is not an abstract concept for me. It’s an everyday challenge in even my normal tasks – and my inability to focus is aggravated by stress. Finding a way to overcome that on a daily basis will be a major goal of 2011.

Second, “focus” has to do with remembering what my priorities are, and what is critical to my existence and what isn’t. That goes for everything from trying to make ends meet without my husband’s income to trying to run a household without a second set of hands. And it most definitely goes for deciding what to do with my time as I know I will spend this year feeling overstretched by all the competing needs of the burdens placed on me by being (effectively) a single parent and a small business owner.

I had a hard time doing the cover page because I felt like it was setting the tone for the entire album. I thought of doing it in kraft but wasn’t happy with the contrast when it printed, so I settled on a lighter background. I also thought this was a bit cheerier than the kraft, and I ultimately hope that this will be a positive project.

The result:


Patterned Paper – BasicGrey Basics Collection (Census)

Rub-on – BasicGrey

Alphabet – Webster’s Pages Storytellers (Sweet Holiday)