Ok. Time to come clean. I am totally addicted to the dollar bins at Michael's. Whew! I feel so much better now that I got that out there! Whenever I get one of those 15/20/25% off your entire purchase (including sale items! Woohoo!) coupons from Michael's I immediately start thinking about what dollar bin items I'm going to buy. Since they have been clearing out all the Christmas items lately I just KNEW there would be new dollar items soon. So I've been sort of stalking the store, wandering around and peeking into aisles that look like they will be restocked soon, thinking "hmm... this would be a good place for dollar bins..." It's a sickness I tell you. Anyways, I thought it might be fun to share with you all what I got! I know I always wish I could find a post like this when I get that feeling that new dollar items are coming. Then I know who I can be jealous of (All the people with the really GOOD Michael's in their town) and who I can commiserate with (All the people like me who have just "ok" Michael's in their town). And of course I pity everyone who doesn't even have a Michael's within driving distance. Now, looking back at what I've written, I'm imagining all the readers saying "Blah blah blah - get on with the dollar bin stuff!!", so without further ado, here's what I got on my 1/9/2011 dollar bin shopping trip!
Score #1: Michael's ink pads
I like to have a wide variety of inks and these little mini ink pads make it easy and affordable! I find that the Michael's brand ink pads aren't the best in the world, but they ain't bad! They have some cute colors right now too. Nice and springy!
Score #2: Decorative Tape
These were some of the leftovers from the Christmas dollar bins. I thought they might be cute for some greeting cards, and they were on super cheap clearance, so I bought all that was left. Sorry Waco people, if you want to get some of these you're out of luck!
Score #3: Mini salt and pepper shakers
There was a bunch of pic-nic-y stuff in the dollar aisle (I guess it's technically the $1/$2/$3 aisle) and I found these cute mini salt and pepper shakers. I knew they would be perfect for some of my Michael's dollar glitter! I think I'm going to have to go back to get some more! I'll have to take a photo of these filled up with glitter, because they are super cute!
Score #4: Pretty Shoe Stamps
I love shoes, and I love stamps, so when I came across these cute shoe stamps I couldn't resist! They will be a great addition to my stamp collection.
Score #5: Valentine's Stamps
Of course as soon as the Christmas stuff went away, the Valentine's day stock came out, so I had to pick out a few Valentine's stamps for my collection. There weren't a whole lot of stamps this year that I was crazy about, so I just picked out a few. I really like the birdy ones, and that bee is adorable!
Score #6: Studio G Ink Pads
Now for my crafty love of loves. Studio G mini ink pads! Ahh!! I love these things so much! As soon as I saw they had new colors out in the bins I had to buy them all! These are some of my very favorite ink pads, and for only $1 (or less with a coupon) you can't really go wrong! I really love this color set - totally different from anything I've got in my ink collection so far.
So there you have it. I got my Michael's dollar fix for the month. I'm sure I'll be back to the store for another quick browse before too long, so I'll keep you posted on what I find. Any other dollar bin addicts out there? Maybe we should start a support group.