Despite my best efforts to rest up, my neck is still aching from that car accident. You just gotta love dealing with insurance companies too…not really. They treat everyone like they are a criminal or trying to get over–it's not like I asked for this to happen, when I am really busy, have a two year old at home, etc etc. I know, it is their job to be skeptical but the whole process was created to protect all parties, not favor one over the other. Oh, and then I am sleeping until like 9am, zombie-fied all day from the muscle relaxers they gave me. C'est la vie, huh?

At any rate, I got in a little scrap therapy this past week. I put a photo on my page, then go look at the ceiling to rest my neck, put a brad, then do more ceiling staring. Not much is getting done really but I guess it could be worse. I actually got this page done of us at California Adventure at the Bug's Life show:

It took forever to mount all those mini eyes but it was worth it. I actually found them at Michael's on clearance for a penny. When I saw that it was like an urban legend coming to life!

I've been hearing that if you go to M's and something rings up for a penny, they throw it away! The checkout girl said she had to charge me 5 cents or they were gonna throw the google eyes and all the other penny stuff away. Isn't there something illegal about not charging the price that something rings up??? Then she told the girl in the back to throw out all the google eyes and other 1 cent stuff I had found. I was like “Wait, I can buy thaaattt…..”.

On top of the fact that throwing stuff away isn't “green” and that that stuff can be donated to charities, disaster victims, children's hospitals and the like, the M's employees act like the 1 cent stuff is toxic waste and get all high and mighty about selling it to you for 5 cents. Something ain't right in the world today… but at least it is no longer an urban legend — it is TRUE! I don't feel bad spenidn g 5 cents at M's cuz I don't think that will hurt my LSS too much :) So go to Mik'es to find your 1 cent, I mean, 5 cent deals!!

Since Scrap Pink is over (I am still gleeful at how much money we raised and how much fun we had) I am “de-pinking” my house, getting things back in order. I found that I have some Twenty Pages In A Day kits leftover from this past Spring–they are full of Prima yumminess, stamps, full packs of alphas, full of STUFF Prima has DISCONTINUED so you can't get it anywhere else!!! And these kits have ALOT more than $85 worth of goodies in them. On top of being a great value, I've marked them down to just $50!! They have the instructions, photos of every page and the bags are literally bursting at the seams with loads of paper and yummies!!

And get this: If you buy one of the Twenty Pages kits I have in my etsy shop AND sign up to take my NEW Twenty Pages In A Day class this November, I will give you $5! Bascially, that is your shipping, for FREE! You can sign up for either my online Twenty Pages class or the in-store Twenty Pages Class and get $5 back on your purchase of the Twenty Pages kit in my etsy shop. (Five dollars back will be given on the day of the class)

Here are some of the pages from the Twenty Pages kits for sale in my etsy shop:

So hurry on over to my etsy shop to get this deal!! I don't know how long I'll be doing it for so getit while it's hot!

My blog is long overdue for a tutorial and my newsletter is being majorly neglected but with me not doing so much right now, I got nothing to share and can't hang on the computer that long :( So until my neck and back are 100% better just hang tight please!

Speaking of etsy and pink, Candy Shoppe Designs is doing a THINK PINK challenge –hurry on over, it ends October 19th! The sponsor of the blog candy CSD is giving away is another etsy shop. Check it out:

Tessa Buys from Precocious Paper

Embellish and chronicle your memories with Precocious Paper. From fabric to lace, recycled cardboard to crimped cardstock, and chipboard to buttons, Precocious Paper offers over 100 embellishments for your scrapbooking and crafting needs. Many embellishments can be taken off the page as brooches or hair clips too!

Mention C.S.D. when you shop at Precocious Paper between October 1-8 and receive 10% off your goodies! (She'll refund the difference within 24 hours after payment).

Happy Scrapping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “A Little Bit Of This and That

  1. i love the googly eyes around the photos, you are right, it took time but it was well worth it – super cool :D

    Posted on October 6, 2009 at 3:27 pm
  2. OMG, these are awesome LO’s! I just did a BUG EYE LO too with me and my mom in our bug glasses, too funny!

    Posted on October 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm
  3. sorry about your neck….googly eyes for a penny at M’s? i found girl scout stuff for 1 cent and the gal let me have it all….shhh, don’t tell anyone.

    Posted on October 6, 2009 at 6:45 pm
  4. thanks so much for the warm welcomes to the team!!! :) i can’t wait to start creating with all of you! :)

    LOVE your work by the way. everything looks so stunning!


    Posted on October 7, 2009 at 12:03 am
  5. Love those eyes!!! It was worth all your hard work. :) Can’t wait to work with you!

    Posted on October 7, 2009 at 12:28 am