Monday, September 20, 2010

Kid in a Candy Store.

There are some stores where I feel like a kid in a candy store.  You know the feeling.  You walk into a store and there are just so many beautiful goodies to look at, that you find yourself walking up and down every single aisle, and staring at absolutely everything you see.

Michaels is one of those stores for me.  Racks and racks of amazing scrapbook paper, every crafting tool you could ever imagine, and roll after roll of gorgeous ribbon.  Sephora is another.  I could spend hours and hours looking at all that pretty makeup.  Cost Plus World Market and Trader Joe's can sometimes be like that too for me.

Today I took a trip to one of those stores for a little shopping, which (as usual) turned into A LOT of shopping.  I went to Michaels to scout out some supplies for a party invitation project that I am working on.  (I’ll have more details about that project in the upcoming weeks.)  I went in with a pretty set list, but of course I picked up a few items that were impulse buys.

my Michaels purchases

One such impulse buy was this Amazing E-6000 glue.  I heard about this glue before from a friend, so when I saw it, I had to have it.  I have no specific plans for this glue yet, but I am thinking thrift store + vintage china teacups + vintage china plates + Amazing E-6000 glue = fabulousness.  We’ll see though.


This Micron pen and Elmer’s Craft Bond were not impulse buys.  I’ve been looking for a new thin-tipped black pen and I’m going to give this one a try.  A crafty girl can never have too many thin-tipped black pens.


A crafty girl can never have too many different glues either.  Ever since I ran out of my favorite Aleene’s Memory Glue only to find they no longer carry it at any craft store in my area, I have been heartbroken.  That stuff was great.  Photo safe, acid free, and a nice skinny tip.  It met all my criteria for a perfect card-making glue.

Recently I tried Scotch Scrapbooker’s Glue and I was not a fan.  Here’s the main reason why.  It made my paper and cards curl.  I would have to immediately lay each glued piece down on a hard surface and cover with something heavy so it wouldn’t warp.  Near the end of the bottle, I started to get used to this glue, but didn’t like it enough to give it a second try.

I’m crossing my fingers that this latest Elmer’s Craft Bond that I picked up is a winner.  I haven’t used Elmer’s since grade school, so this will be interesting.

Credit: All photos taken by me.  Michaels, Sephora, Cost Plus World Market, Trader Joe's, Amazing E-6000, Micron, Elmer’s Craft Bond, Aleene’s Memory Glue, and Scotch Scrapbooker’s Glue.


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