Monday, January 19, 2009

It's Money Saving Monday!

Hello everyone! I hope your weekend went well, I know many of us have an extended one today. Those of us in the Inauguration area are off again tomorrow, yippee!
Before I go on to my fun fund finds, here's what I did yesterday. Here's my before and after picture of my Sunday project:


Before the winter break, I made monogrammed notecards for my daughter's current and past teachers. I recieved a call a couple of weeks ago from her 1st grade teacher asking for 30 cards! She is a Mary Kay representative and wanted birthday cards that her customers could redeem for 20% off their order. Dr. T gave me cart blanche, the only requirement was that they had to be pink and white with MK on it. I totaled up my supplies...I had tons of primas and baubles in my stash, but the ribbon, DP, and cs cost me a total of $4! I am soooo glad these are done. Now I can work on other projects.

And here's my woohoo find from my shopping trip:
Here's what I got for a whopping $6! Our Michaels now has their winter dollar bin discounted 70% off. These include the notebooks, magnetic refrigerator paper pads, binder clips, tissue, journals and notecards. (I think 30 cents is a great price to pay for the set of 8 notecards as they already come with envelopes.) I grabbed them in lots of 3 to give as little gifts. I plan to alter some of these and will show you my progress tomorrow. (Btw, if you are wondering, I personally think these designs are not so "wintry" - they are yummy colors with flourishes and flowers. :D)
Hope your day is wonderful and goes by at a great pace. Thank you for stopping in!
*Love and Aloha*

16 comments:

Doodah said...

Joni the cards are great! Here customers will be very lucky to get such a beautiful BD card especially the 20% off MK too!

Colleen said...

The MK cards are very Pretty. Looks like it was a big job tho! Can't wait to see what you do with your Mike's deals

PaperCrafty said...

Jones, The MK cards came out so pretty! Her customers are going to be very lucky to receive one!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for all your M's finds!

CREATE=FUN said...

oh what a find!
great job

Ann said...

Jonesy, those MK cards turned out so pretty! Yay for you!

Great finds! How come my Michael's never has any good deals like that? :(

rusewcrazy said...

Those monogram cards are great! I saw those things at Ms as well, very cool!

Becky said...

These came out gorgeous, I love the colors. Dont you just love a deal :). If you do not see many comments from me, it is because it is hard posting here, I am on Fire Fox, and the word verification does not work through Fire Fox, and internet Explorer is not my favorite choice, to easy for viruses. But I up loaded it just to post here this time :), but I keep that program off. :)

Loretta Rodger said...

Oh these cards are just lovely!

Same here, we are in Maryland and the kids have a 'optional' requirement to attend school. Mine will be going!

Joanne Travis said...

Wow, you've been busy!! Beautiful cards, Joni.

Anjou Krelovich said...

Joni! Congratulations on your blog! I just started one too. Your MK cards are wonderful! I need to do a bunch of something like this for my DD's teachers too. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and you're staying out of the mess downtown!

xiumaiyuki said...

What a great deal the customers are getting!!! these are wonderful!

my5bratz said...

wish we had a Micheals here in Australia :0(, the cards all look great :0)

Melissa Craig said...

I'm glad to finally see these since I had heard about them!

Susan said...

The cards are terrific. I really like the sentiment that goes with them.

Felicia said...

Hi Joni
Those MK cards are fantastic! And great buy on those things you purchased at Michaels! Can't wait to see what you alter with them.

laos348 said...

The monogram cards and sooo pretty - I really like the finished set (and I'm sure the teacher will too). And such good finds at Michael's - I haven't been there lately but I just might have to make a trip to check out the sales!