Sunday, August 31, 2008

Goodies!

Last weekend, my girls spent the night at their Aunt Kristine's house. They do this every once in a while, and they call it their "day of fun with Aunt Kristine"! This time, among other things, they went to a pottery place, and painted figurines!


Emily painted the adorable elephant, and Jessica painted the cute frog! Aunt Kristine made a garden gnome (but I forgot my camera when we went to pick them up!) These are so CUTE, and the girls love them!


Here's a close up of Jessica's frog. Look at those eyes! He's so cute!


Here is Emily's elephant. He's so sweet! Aunt Kristine is the BEST!


Now, here are my goodies that I got at the rubber stamp flea market. I spent $80. I know, I know, I'm not supposed to be spending, but sometimes, you just have to forget about that, and loosen up a little when good deals are to be had! I think we can all agree that SEVEN Stampin' Up sets AND some loose stamps for $80 is a GREAT deal!! I got: Fun Faces, Lots of Thoughts, Sassy Sayings I, So Many Scallops, Office Accoutrement, All About U, and Be Happy. I also picked up a loose Mustang car stamp.


I picked up some loose stamps for the girls. They have quite a few Halloween foam stamps, so I got them three that they don't already have (bat, cat, and tombstone). I also got Jessica two french horn stamps (I was thrilled to find these since Jessica plays the french horn!), plus since I knew she had painted a frog ceramic piece, I got her a frog stamp! I got Emily a little chick stamp and a stamp that looks like a petroglyph. I wanted to get them more stamps, but nothing else really struck me as "them".

So, needless to say, I'm thrilled with my purchases! The girls were thrilled with their stamps too! I also met some super nice Stampin' Up ladies! The only stamp set I wanted that I didn't find was Stamp of Authenticity, and I just purchased that from someone on SplitCoast! Yeah!

We still have more birthday celebrating to do today, we have my nephew's graduation party to go to, and the girls are marching in a parade tomorrow. Unfortunately, it's going to be very HOT tomorrow, so the parade will not be fun. Hopefully, it's not too bad. I hope you're having a great long weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

16 comments :

Judy said...

Wow Carol...you really did good with the rubber stamps. They are awesome.

Tell ther girls great jop on their ceramics.

Deborah said...

Those ceramics are funny! WOW! You did great at your stamp flea market! Great sets Carol for the money!I hope you get a little relief from your hot weather, poor Princess and all that hair! Take care! Deb

Lesli said...

What cute creations - they are both adorable! Now...I have never heard of a rubber stamp flea market - what wonderful finds. Looks like some fabulous sets - can't wait to see what you create with all your new goodies!

Have fun with the birthday celebrations.

malieta said...

I think your girls creations are the cutest! Wow....you hit the jackpot at the flea market Carol. What a bargin for all of those stamps!
Happy stamping wishes to you and the girls:)

Latisha said...

First off those little painted clay animals your daughters made are super cute!
Great finds. I really need to clear out my older stamp sets. When we moved last I got rid of 15 SU sets, but I need to purge more :)

~KRISTY~ said...

I LOVE A GIRL WHO HAS AN EYE FOR A BARGAIN!!! AND OMG YOU HAVE DONE REALLY WELL CAROL! I CAN SEE JESSICA CREATING SOME GREAT THINGS WITH THOSE FRENCH HORN STAMPS!

Miss Crystal said...

Hi Carol! Those figurines are too darling. You did a great job with your finds. That is amazing =D

twinklescrapbooks said...

those figurines are absolutely adorable! :)
tina

kathleenh said...

It looks like some great finds at the stampin' flea market! Who wouldn't love a stampin' flea market?

Deb said...

oh wow, great pottery animals, the girls did a fab job painting them, sounds like lots of fun at Aunties place! Love all your fabulous new stamps!

Crayola58 said...

What cute pottery animals that your girls did. Pretty talented gals.
And what a find on those stamps. I love the french horn stamp.

Alexandra said...

Great deals Carol - and I agree, we all have to splurge sometimes! I love the ceramics the girls did, really cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lauren said...

Great little figures - they are so cute. I'm sure the girls had a blast with their Aunt!

Glee said...

WOOWEE, those stamps are fabulous! WOW!!!!!

The pottery pieces done by your girls are as sweet as they are!

Liz :) said...

Cute little ceramic dudes! haha...
Love all the stamps! $80??? a spending freeze??? haha.. I'm still on my spending freeze, I almost blew it over the labor day weekend with all the sales, but I held back! ugh.

Terrie B x said...

Well you certainly got a great Bargain Carol..and hey we all love a good Bargain I aggree!!!lol...
Your childrens painted ceramics are fabulous...sounds like they have a ball at Aunties...TFS~X~