Friday, May 05, 2006

Shopping, Bowling & Jeep Update

Tuesday night was our final night of bowling for our one mixed league & boy, am I glad it's over! I was surprised that we came home with $200 per person, though. But I turned around & spent that (and then some) today.....more on that below. Above are the awards that Jim & I won on this league.....his 700 series leather coaster......yippee (said in my best sarcastic voice)! When the ABC & WIBC decided to combine into one & become the USBC, they sure went downhill on their award program! If you bowl in any sanctioned leagues, you'll know what I mean. The patches are for our high averages.....Jim finished with a 204 average & I ended up with a 174 average & we both had the highest averages on the league. First time that has ever happened :) The keychain in the middle is for my 213 game, the pin below that is also for my 213 from the Detroit WBA, then I also got a keychain for Most Improved Average.....I wasn't even counting on getting that award, but I won't complain :) Then Jim got a pin for League High Series with his 715 series. The league itself was okay, but I just hated the drive.....40 minutes one way! Heck, if I'm gonna drive that far, I'll go to The Scrapbook Zone, which is exactly what I did today :)

The Scrapbook Zone in Farmington Hills was having their 4th birthday celebration today & also a HUGE sale! All cardstock was 5 for $1.00.....can't beat that! Rub-ons, clear stamps & stickers were 25% off, so I stocked up. In this photo (click on all pictures to see them larger) are the embellishments that I purchased.....the new Bazzill Wings Flowers (so pretty!), Queen & Co Fab Flowers, Tim Holtz new Distress Ink colors, Heidi Swapp Lemonade Stand ghost alphabets, Gin X alphabet rub-ons, Primas (I'm now up to 102 bottles :), Karen Foster Snap-Stamps (I've been wanting these for a while now), some plum colored frames that I may or may not alter.....they actually match my living room perfectly they way they are & finally my Mini Fasternater, which I got for free for spending $100.00.

Since the clear stamps were all on sale, I decided to buy a couple of sets of the Technique Tuesday stamp sets.....I got Back Rounds, Petal Pushers & Infinite Wisdom, which are the stamps of the month at the Zone. Then I couldn't pass up the rub-ons :) I bought 2 more sets of the American Crafts alphabet rub-ons, some of the new Chatterbox Grafik rub-ons & some other miscellaneous ones along with some Li'l Davis Designs Chipboard embellishments.

Pattern Paper was also 25% off today, so I bought a little bit of that. Probably would have purchased more if I wasn't already overwhelmed with pattern paper as it is. I got some of the new Daisy D's line, K&Company & KI Memories. Luckily, I didn't actually have any of these ones yet.....that's usually what happens to me. I buy paper & then bring it home only to find out that I already have it! Why do I do that???

Then it was on to the cardstock. 72 sheets later & here is what I bought. I just love the new Bazzill with the scallop edges. I wasn't sure what colors I even needed, so as you can tell, I got mainly purple since it's my favorite color. I had so much fun shopping today & getting to finally meet Kelley & Kevin, the owners of the Zone. Truly awesome people! If you've never been to The Scrapbook Zone before, I highly recommend it. It's definitely the BEST scrapbook store in all of Michigan!

Now, an update on the Jeep. What started out as a $6,200 estimate has now gone up to almost $8,900! It will still be several weeks before it's done getting repaired, so we probably won't have it back until the end of May. But I thank God everyday that Jim wasn't hurt! The Jeep is replaceable......he's not!

It's been a long day, so I'm off to bed. Till next time,


Monica Schoenemann said...

Fun stuff -- Happy NSD!

Kelley said...

Oh Benita look at all those yummy supplies. Thanks for helping to lighten our inventory!! It was so good to meet you. Sorry about your Jeep! And wow on your bowling girl! I used to do that with my Mom and haven't bowled in years I miss it.. I should try getting back into it. Way to go with a 213 game. Super job. Have a great Sunday. I am recovering at home in my scrap room from the weekend. Don't know how productive I will be. Take care and see you soon

Jewels by Jewls said...

You did good at the sale girl! Was good seeing you there!

Looks like the Mega Meet for us will be on Saturday, unless something totally changes.

Maybe we'll see ya?!?!

Sue said...

OMG Benita! I rung up your sale & I didn't realize how much you bought! I am totally in awe of your 100+ bottles of Prima's. You are my new hero!