Saturday, April 21, 2007

Wow, I'm exhausted!

My friend Lea called me last night to let me know Aussie Scrap Source were open to the public this weekend. Their warehouse is only 15 mins from my house and I've ALWAYS wanted to check it out, so I was pretty excited! They were selling off old stock at less than half RRP. It was FRANTIC out there this morning! Imagine a zillion women armed with big plastic tubs, crammed into skinny aisles within a tiny room. It was crazy! After lining up for the checkout for an hour I got some great stuff for a bargain. I was stoked! Lea and I were there just after they opened at 9am this morning. I went back at 4pm this afternoon because they had overcharged me. It wasn't as crazy then, but there was still a long line to pay. There was hardly a dent in the stock, even tho they sold HEAPS of stuff. There was still SO much stuff there. I was tempted to buy more but I couldn't face lining up again, just got my money back!

I'll leave you with this layout which is in the current Aussie Reader Gallery of Creating Keepsakes. I did it for the Scrapboxx Design Team comp last year and the challenge was to use 1 product 3 ways. I chose scrapbook tape and I've actually used it 5 ways in this layout, including using it as a hinge. The photo lifts to reveal journalling.
Have a great weekend!


Jolene Pienaar said...

oh wow Yvette! I can imagine that must have been exicting, Aussie scraps is my most regular wholsaler!

Love that LO too, just gorgeous!

Megan said...

Yes I heard it was a hectic place to be on Saturday! Glad you got a bargain or two though!

Fabulous layout Yvette - looks awesome in the mag :-)

kayla renee macaulay said...

that is so cool being able to go to aussie scrap source. would have been awesome.
I love yor page by the way, I saw it in the mag and immediately recognised it as your work. Love it!
I have TAGGED you over at my blog so be sure to go have a looky.
Kayla ;-)

Megan said...

Hey Yvette - consider yourself tagged!

Raechel Gribbin said...

Oh WOW this looks amazing on the black cardstock I love love love it... I am so envious that you got to go to Aussie Scrap Source Warehouse - I don't think I could contain myself if I went to a warehouse like that, I would come away very very POOR lol, you must have lots of willpower to have not bought more stuff.

Raechel :o)