Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Map of America

I don't know about you, but I am starting to get excited for the kids to go back to school.  My children head back in about three weeks.  As much as I love the lazy days of summer, I've started to miss having a structured routine. 

I try to come up with lots of fun, educational, projects we can work on during the summer so my kids don't forget everything they learned in school while they're on vacation.  When I saw this map on Amber Packer's blog I thought it would be a perfect end of summer project.  She used My Mind's Eye's So Sophie line of papers and I love the color combination.  You can find complete instructions on how to make a map of your own on Amber's Blog.  Happy Crafting.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Acrylic Album Kits

Have you seen these adorable acrylic album kits that my sister Shayna designed?  They would be perfect for capturing all your summer memories.  There is a limited quantity, so get yours for only $19.99 before they're gone.  Happy Crafting.

Frugal Fridays

Today's tip is probably a no-brainer for all you frugal gals out there.  I highly recommend signing up for e-mails from your favorite shops and websites.  I get coupon codes all the time from places I already love.  The best part is that you can use most of the coupons on top of sale prices to really maximize your savings.

Here are some coupon codes that I snagged this week (you can use them too):

Stonewall Kitchen (yummy gourmet foods) - 20% off everything this weekend, use code: SUMMER20 at checkout

Chronicle Books (my favorite publisher for cookbooks and craft books) - 35% off and free shipping, July 14-28, use code: FRIENDS

Borders books -25% off most items July16-19, use code: BHN7798F

Happy Shopping.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Great News!

Have you heard the fab news?.  If you live in Utah, or happen to be there for a visit, you can now pick up your orders from our warehouse.  Orders will be available on Wednesdays from 12:00-4:00 pm.  Just select custom shipping at checkout.  With shipping rates so high these days, who wouldn't like to save a little money?

All Scrapbook Steals
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Bluffdale, UT 84065

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Giveaway Winner

After reading all of your comments about summer fun, all I can think is, "what's not to love about summer?''  The swimming, camping, reading, gardening, traveling, and trips to the fair, all sound divine.  I've really enjoyed my summer so far and I hope you're all enjoying yours too.  Remember, if you didn't win this month, be sure to stop back again next month when we'll be hosting another fabulous giveaway. 

This month's winner is....

Jennybean said... My favorite past time is eating watermelon, catching fireflies, and eating homemade peach ice cream!

Jenny, you have 72 hours to contact us with your mailing address so we can get your prize in the mail.  Congratulations, and happy crafting!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday Super Steal

People, have you seen this week's Thursday Super Steal?  You can get the whole Dear Lizzy line for 50% off at All Scrapbook Steals.  You will be hard pressed to find a better deal on this delightful line anywhere.  Stock up before it sells out.  Happy Crafting.

Frugal Fridays

This week's money saving tip is to buy ahead.  I am always thinking about my family's future needs, so when I find something on sale, I can buy it and save myself a lot of money down the line.

For example, I have two kids heading to school this Fall.  They will both need backpacks and lunch bags.  When I was in Utah visiting family earlier this summer I stopped into Down East Outfitters (my favorite bargain hunting ground).  They had monogrammed Pottery Barn Kids' backpacks, and lunch bags, on clearance for an additional 50% off their already low prices.  I grabbed two sets of matching backpacks, and lunch bags for each kid.  The backpacks were $5.00, and the lunch pails $2.50.  I took them home, sat down with a seam ripper, and removed the monograms.  Now I have two years worth of back to school supplies for two kids that cost me a grand total of $30.  Even if I had purchased backpacks and lunch bags on sale at Target I would have paid at least $10 for each backpack, and $5.00 for a lunch bag.  Plus, Pottery Barn Kids' bags are much higher quality and won't be coming apart at the seams by the end of the school year.  Buying ahead means you save money, and get better quality.

I also use this principle with birthday and Christmas gifts.  I try to buy items on clearance for at least 75% off, then store them until I need them.  Many stores like Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart, mark down lots of toys in July and August to get ready for new Fall lines coming in.  The next few weeks are the perfect time to stock up.

Hope you all have a great weekend.  Don't forget to enter our giveaway, it ends on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays

Clearly I have an obsession with raspberries.  It's a sickness, I suppose.  This week's recipe is for raspberry tarts.

* Prepare one package of puff pastry cups according to package. I use Pepperidge Farm, you can find it in the freezer section.
* Melt 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave (for one minute).  Stir until smooth.
* Spoon melted chocolate into bottom of pastries.
* Mix one pint of raspberries with 1/4 cup raspberry jam, or enough to coat the raspberries.
* Pile berries into puff pastry cup.
* Top with whipped cream right before serving.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Frugal Fridays

This is a new feature we're starting.  Every Friday be sure to stop by to find great deals on clothes, housewares, restaurants, spa services and more.  In this tough economy we're all trying to save money, and I have discovered all sorts of great ways to get deals on things you need every day. 

Below are links to 5 different websites that you can go to and sign up for daily e-mails that will help you keep more money in your pocket.  Groupon and Screamin Coupons offer daily deals to local businesses based on your home city.  I have purchased half-off coupons for pedicures, Cold Stone Ice Cream, cooking classes for kids, organic produce, rides on the Heber Creeper (A train ride in Utah), and more.  It's a great way to discover new businesses, and stretch your dollar.

Hautelook, Gilt Groupe, and Billion Dollar Babes, hold daily sample sales of name-brand items for up to 90% off.  The sales run for 24-72 hours.  Some of my best finds on these sites have been gorgeous jewelry at giveaway prices.  I mean, why buy costume jewelry, when you can get the real deal for the same price?  I've also found great deals on name-brand children's clothing and toys.  They also offer a lot of luxury brand purses, sunglasses, skincare, and make-up.  Sometimes, the shipping can be slow on certain items, so you'll have to be patient if you buy from these sites. 

Until Tuesday July 6th, you can get the lovely Rosanna cake plates pictured above on sale for 40% off at Gilt Groupe.

So check them out, and let me know if you like what you see.  Happy Shopping.


Screamin Coupons


Gilt Groupe

Billion Dollar Babes

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Giveaway

I can't believe it is already July.  I feel like this summer is just flying by.  We've been having a great time swimming, working in the garden, and enjoying lazy days watching movies.  I hope you're all having an enjoyable summer too.  And now, without further ado, the giveaway...
Here are the rules:

1.  This giveaway is only open to residents of the United States and Canada.  We looked into shipping for other countries and it is just too expensive.  This giveaway is also void where prohibited.

2.  Enter by going to our website All Scrapbook Steals, to check out all our great deals.  Then, leave a comment at the end of this post telling us what your favorite summer past time is.  Please be aware that you won't see your comments posted right away, as I have to moderate them, and approve their content.

3.  Receive a second entry if you post about our giveaway on your blog or website.  Please leave the link to your post in the comments section so we can verify your second entry.  You can also post on Facebook or Twitter about the giveaway to earn a second entry.

4.  Entries will be accepted until Midnight PST on July 10th.

5.  Winner will be randomly chosen from all eligible entries received by midnight July 10th by

6.  Winner will be announced on July 11th here on the blog.

7.  The winner has 72 hours to contact us with their mailing address or else a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck and Happy Crafting!