Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Jackpot*

*alternately titled "The Loot."

Quite a while ago I won a blog giveaway that was listed in the giveaways carnival over at Bloggy Giveaways. I was contacted and told I won a $25 dollar gift card to one of my favorite stores to spend money at- Target! And who do I have to thank for this? A blog called Cut Up The Cards! Thank you for your generous giveaway. I was so excited to receive the gift card in the mail and hoarded it in my wallet for quite some time while I decided what I wanted to buy with it. This was going to be a want item, not a need item!

Well, after a lot of going back and forth at Target one day, I decided to just wait a little longer until I found something I really wanted and loved. That was when I walked into the scrapbooking isle and saw this:
A huge square double sided storage box. One side has lots of compartments and the other holds 12x12 papers. I picked it up and walked straight to the counter to buy it. I was in love!

Then I realized that I still had more money on the card so I bought these:
A package of 70 sheets 12x12 spectrum colored card stock and a black writing pen for card making and scrapbooking.

Now, why was I so excited to find this organizer box? Because of this:
My mom and sister had just sent me a birthday present of embossing and card making supplies, and a friend (LeAnne) gave me a whole bunch too (not shown.) I wanted something to keep it all in. Stamps, stamp pads, heat gun, gems, glue, powders, pens, ribbons. Everything but the socks. :)

There is is, all organized and pretty, doesn't this case look like it was designed for this? As soon as I saw it, I knew it would work great for the embossing supplies.

And while I am showing off my birthday goodies, here are a few more. Thanks everyone! Sorry for all the gifts that I left out, I know there are a few. My sister who helped out with the embossing supplies also spent money on me while she was here visiting- a new dish towel set, glasses case and a clear stamp set. Drooler's Mommy gave me an amazing Anne Geddes book. The list goes on.... I am a very spoiled girl.

Don't forget to stop over at Bloggy Giveaways next week for 100's of chances to win! I think there were over 900 giveaways last time.


  1. i have one beef with the case you bought. what if you want paper, so you turn it over, and then EVERYTHING goes EVERYWHERE! You wouldn't think it was a problem, but it is. I had one (remember the one i brougth with me?) and it went everywhere when I had it in my suitcase. It turned out to be such a mess! What in the world do those airport people do with your suitcase anyways?? It would be interesting to put a little camera on it... :P

  2. very nice!!!! I love seeing organizing things. It makes my heart all a flutter...

  3. Kim- actually it works really well! I am only putting large items (stamp pads etc) in the dividers, so I just close it, flip it over grab the paper etc. So far everything has stayed where it is. The sections are a lot fuller with the embossing stuff LeAnne gave me and the stuff I bought and I don't keep them all straight and organized like the photo. Mostly just everything thrown into the section it belongs.

    And when I sit down to do projects, I empty the paper side out anyways. I fan the papers out for inspiration. So there isn't a lot of flipping back and forth.

    I also store it on it's end, that way the stamp pads are at the right angle for storage. (Upside down.)

    Whoa, long comment.

  4. Cool! Looks right down your organized alley! And all for free - what an all around awesome deal!

  5. Yeah for the want instead of the need!! I'm glad you got something so useful too! Can't wait till they have the next giveaway! :-)


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