Monday, March 14, 2011

Treasure Hunt...Part 1

For the past several years, several scrapbook stores in the Tampa Bay area have hosted an annual Treasure Hunt.  I have never participated before, but this year, Connie, Kim and I took on the challenge of visiting 9 stores in 2 days.  (You technically have a little over 2 weeks to visit all the stores, but we were trying to tackle them all in one weekend).  You have to buy a bag for $10 when you register for the hunt.  Our "bags" came will all sorts of goodies worth a lot more than the $10 fee.  (6x6 album, 2 sheets of double sided paper, ribbon, chipboard, brads, chipboard album and stickers)  The bag also included beads for us to wear (they were pink much to Connie's dismay) and a passport that must get stamped at each store after you make a minimum purchase of $5 (we also received a 10% discount at each store).  Once you have visited all the stores, you turn your passport in and you are entered into a drawing w/a grand prize of $900!!!  WooHoo!!  Here's how our adventure went...

Store #1 was The Stamping Studio in Spring Hill, FL.  It was a small store that definitely was more stamp geared than scrapbooking.  I found a cuttlebug embossing folder 2 sheets of paper and a skull die cut to meet my minimum purchase requirement.  (I was really trying to behave and not overspend on this little adventure).

L to R: Abby, Connie, Mr. Pirate, Kim

That's all for now...I have to go get some work done!