Monday, January 23, 2012

A Trip to Staples is Almost as Dangerous as a Trip to Michaels

Sunday, I dropped AJ at the driving range and decided to run to Staples to pick up page protectors for Ali Edward's One Little Word project at Big Picture Classes.

I got there around 11:45am, and they were closed! Apparently, Staples doesn't open until noon! I'm still feeling a bit incredulous about it...

But, that didn't stop me from buying lots of fun things once they opened the door! (I know I know, what about the spending freeze Katie? Shhhh...don't mention that right now! Its still on...but I need most of this stuff to complete some projects, except the journaling pages. I didn't need those...oops!)

Lots of different sized page protectors...the trading card sized ones were waaay cheaper at Staples than the scrapbook ones. But because they are for trading cards, they are also acid free and archival!

These day planner pages caught my eye as a fun way to add journaling to a layout. I can't wait to use them!

I got some of these envelopes and scalloped cards for Christmas and I love using them. I picked up some Valentine's Day themed ones!

I also picked up tons of index cards and index card dividers for this project that I found on Pinterest:

I'm really excited that mine is almost done! I wish I had picked up a date stamp though, I wrote all the dates in on my index cards by hand, and used my calendar stamps to decorate the dividers. So far, I did January and February, but then I stopped for dinner! (Um, I'm not sure why these photos are upside down)


Well, I'm off to work on this rainy Monday morning. I hope everyone has a great day!

9 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i am very bad at an office supply store! I love office supplies!!!

those journaling notebooks looks awesome! might have to make a trip!!!

Sherry Edwards said...

That's the sort of spending spree I love too!

Annie Smith said...

Wow, I am impressed by your organizational skills! Can you come by and organize me sometime? :) Cute projects.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Can't wait to see this! Looks cool. I confess a love for office supply stores as well!!

Becky said...

I love Staples SO much! I could go in and browse forever! I saw that idea on Pinerest too and loved it, but I think I love your way even more!!! Super cute Katie!!!!

Angie said...

I loved Staples when I lived in England ...had one almost down the road ...I have not seen one up here. ...love your buys. Thanks for dropping by ...I gave up trying to get round so am visiting all that dropped by me. xx

Tracy said...

I think your office supply shopping is excluded from your buying freeze, as it isn't technically crafty related :)
My daughter also pinned this project on Pinterest, can't wait to see your finished project :)

Adrienne said...

I saw that idea with the index cards on Pinterest too. Love it!

Craftgirl said...

Great bargains at Staples. Better than we have in the UK.
Thanks for dropping by my blog.
Carol

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