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Monday, November 26, 2007

Cyber Monday!

Hi!!! Did everyone make it over to the HUGE sale at Paperthreads this weekend? And if so did you buy any of my files??? Now that question probably seems a little conceded I know - BUT the reason why I am asking is.. did you know that if you share your projects with me that you created using one of my cutter files you could be featured at Paperthreads in my section of the store with that file?!?!?! Yep!!! You photo could be "published" as an example of how to use that file!!! How cool is that!!! So I would love love love to see any creations you have using my files!!!

So did everyone have a very Happy FULL TUMMY Thanksgiving? I know I did... but better yet - how many of you went out there to face the "Black Friday" crowds??? I have to tell you I have NEVER done the Black Friday thing before. When I was younger, I was always working in retail so I worked on the Friday after Thanksgiving... then as I got older - well... I have to admit I am normally one of those people who are done with all their Christmas shopping BY Thanksgiving... so there was nooooo need to go out there and face the masses!!!

But this year... well my best friend in FL was looking for some large items for her two sons for Christmas (I can't say what in case they are reading!!! LOL) So we scoured the sales papers and planned our attack!! I have to tell you honestly I did not believe her when she said people actually wait in line for stores to open - wait in line for HOURS at that!!!

So I went to bed at 1 AM and I got up at 3:15 AM - yep - HOLLY COW - 3:15 AM!!!!! And off we went..... Now we had already decided that Best Buys and Circuit City were going to probably be a nut house - so we head to Staples!! You know - the "That was Easy" place!!! Staples had the items we were looking for at $150 off - but it was one per customer and we needed 2 of them - hence that was where I came in!! LOL

So I am thinking how insane is this - I am up at 3:15 AM heading to Staples - which doesn't even open til 6 AM!!!!!! Imagine my surprise when we got there a 4 AM and there was already at least a 100 people in line!!!! I was flabbergasted!!!!!!

To make a long store short - no we didn't get the items we were hoping to get - they only had 20 of them that morning!!! But we did go shopping else where and got some really good deals!!! I have to say with the exception of the cold wait at Staples and then a pretty long line at Kohl's.... the rest of the day was amazingly easy....

At Target and Wally world both - there was NO, yes let me repeat - NO lines!! There was actually cashiers at the end of there lines asking if you were ready to check out!!! That was sweet!!!!

I have to tell you my BEST deal of the day was an OTT light..... I have been wanting an OTT light for a while - but they are soooo freaking expensive!!!! Now for those that don't know what an OTT light is - here is the blurb from their website.....

"The right elements on a scrapbook page embody the moment and make it live on. That’s the magic of scrap booking. Now you can enhance your scrap booking experience with the magic of OTT-LITE® TrueColor™ lighting. It’s color-balanced illumination provides you with the best light to coordinate paper and trim colors accurately and see tiny details clearly. No more eyestrain or harsh shadows. You’ll enjoy life’s special moments more with this low heat, low glare illumination."

So bottom line is that it is a "True Color" light..... Now this light.....

"The Perfect for Any Craft - Anywhere" Ott light. Retails for $59.99 (and it is one of the bottom of the line ones... you can get much bigger, much higher prices ones believe it or not!!!)

Anyway - I digress... (Imagine that)!! LOL This light is normally $60 - well I just happened to walk into Michael's while my friend was checking out at Kohl's - and since I was there on Black Friday - they had it on sale for four hours only for $19.99 - but wait - it gets better! I actually had a coupon for any item - on sale or not - for 25% off if I was there the first two hours that they were open - and I WAS!!!! Yep - read it and weep! I got the OTT LIGHT for $15!!!!!!!! WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!

So I grabbed it and ran! Then I promptly handed it to my dear hubby and said - here you bought me a Christmas present! You need to wrap it and put it under the tree!!!! Bahahahahaha!!!!

There you have it - "Black Friday".... Now did you know that today was "Cyber Monday"??? Supposedly this is the online shopping day of the year!!! I know that http://www.buy.com/ is having some great deals - so having said that - I think I am off to shop!!!!

Until Next Time!



Anonymous,  November 26, 2007 at 10:38 AM  

I have been wondering when you were going to mention some more shopping tips. I love finding out about new items. I usually have to order items online because they don't seem to be available in our area. I do already have an OTT lamp for scrapbooking though and love it. As for me, I made one trip looking for some presents a couple of weeks ago and came home almost empty handed. It seems I was shopping 'too early' according to one salesman and the items my family requested were not in stores yet. I decided I wasn't doing that again so I ordered everything online the next day and have already received all my packages. In the past I didn't want to have to pay 'extra' by adding shipping, but was not up to the hassle this year. Anyway, enjoy your hubby's gift!

Anonymous,  November 27, 2007 at 9:32 AM  

Lori, like you I'm usually done with my Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving so that I can relax and enjoy the holiday season. But my sister is never done with her shopping until Christmas Eve, so we have a tradition of putting on silly elf hats and going shopping on Black Friday. Woo hoo it can be fun. We avoid Best Buy and Circuit City but enjoy hitting the other other stores for the door buster specials. I'm glad you got to get out there into the "Hustle and Bustle" this year! I hear that you have surgery coming up soon. I'll keep you in my prayers that everything goes well and that you make a speedy recovery. Joyce H

Tina November 27, 2007 at 11:58 AM  

Great deal on the OTT light, I keep hoping to find one!

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