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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Visit to Gina K and Madison Wi Craft Stores


Hey Friends,

Yesterday morning, my son Sam and I set off on "my" big adventure of hitting all the craft stores in Madison, Wi...well as many as we could stand in a day.  Sam is such a trooper...just went along for the ride so I wouldn't be lonely; he's a good son.  First stop was a stop in McFarland, just south of the city to visit the retail store of stampTV's Gina K.  It was regular sized store but they were hopping in there filling internet orders.  I browsed every item and all the sample cards and made my purchase, introduced myself to Gina...but I didn't take her picture...I felt too weird about that.

Gina K Haul included :
 Card Stock (1 package each of Pure White, Pure Ivory, Ocean Mist, and Neutral Assortment)
6X6 Basic Grey paper pad from the June Bug collection
and
My big purchase was the Showtime Stamp Kit: Ecclectic Summer.  I really liked the hot air balloon stamp included in this kit. 
I also hit the Wisconsin Craft Market, 2 different Michael's, JoAnn, Tuesday Morning and Archiver's.  I really enjoyed Archivers...the ladies in there were so friendly. Oh and just to let you know...I did bribe Sam with Barnes & Noble....and lunch and dinner. 


 

21 comments:

Gina said...

Sounds like a good day!

Annie said...

OMG, what a trooper! He went with you to all those stores :)

ok, so now you put all your new goodies to use and let us see the beautiful results :) Can't wait!!!

Vicki said...

What a fun day! So glad the weather held for you! Stay safe and warm!

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh what a fun day. I can't believe you met Gina K, how exciting. Fun stuff you bought, too. Can't wait to see what you do with the hot air balloon stamp.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun time- glad your son was a good sport!

Sandi said...

Sounds like you had fun! Can't wait to see what you create with your new toys.

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

That sounds like such a fun adventure! And props to your son for tagging along with you! I could never get my husband to agree to a venture like that!

Carrie said...

Sounds like a fun day, I'm so jealous you have so many stamp stores to shop at :)

Cindy said...

Wow, you were really busy!!! Does Tueday Morning sell crafting supplies?? I live here in Madison, and haven't been in there yet. I've only been to Gina K's store 1 time,(but have shopped online) but want to go there this weekend!!
Hope you enjoyed Madison!!! You left just before the snow came!!

Anne said...

Envy!!!

Nothing like a bit of craft shopping and how kind of your son to ride along, mind you I love Barnes & Noble too, I always make a beeline for it when I'm in the US :)

Annie said...

Micki, thanks for the video. OMG, you've cleaned those places up :) And sounds like you didn't spend that much money either, since all your goodies were like 25cents, he-he-he. But I totally loved your alphabet stack for $5 WOW, I am soooo going to Jo-Ann's tonight! Thank you!!!

Oh, you asked about an image of my bird - I honestly have no clue where it is from. I have had that printed image for some time and pulled it when I was going through my stash of things I should use. If I do come across and find out what it is - I will definately let you know!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

You are so lucky to be at her store!! I'm drooling just looking at it!

Natalie Michaud-Lee said...

Ohh lucky to have access to Ginas shops, glad to hear about a successful day!

Kellie said...

Sounds like a blast. I love the Gina K Paper.

HappyCrafter said...

oh, very jealous and how exciting! Enjoy the paper :-)

Loretta Rodger said...

I'm so jealous! I wish I could have gone. Glad you had a great time and came home with lots of new toys!!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

wow you are so lucky to go to those stores! way to go!

Amanda said...

WOW what a day you must have had! That's sounds like an ideal day to me.

Glitterbee Love!

Karli said...

WOW! You were BUSY! I would love to meet Gina K :) I'm sure she's used to people wanting to take her picture. Have fun with your new goodies!

Mary G. said...

Great haul!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

What a day and what a super son! Thanks for sharing post of what Gina's storefront looks like!!! I couldnt live within driving distance - would be totally broke! ordering online forces me to pace myself!
Looking forward to new creations with all your loot! something special for DS keeping you company LOL