Friday, May 15, 2009

Off the Wagon

Ok, so you caught me, you insightful girls! I was holding out on you. **sigh** I thought I could distract you with the Obama Sushi.



I will admit it; I was naughty. The craft show pulled me in. The paper...it was calling out to me. I could not help myself; I fell off the wagon. What makes it worse is that the paper here is really expensive! Maybe I have been out of the US for too long, but the majority of it was $1.50 a sheet. Of course, being that I have a sixth sense for paper on sale, I found a vendor who had BasicGrey for 50 cents a sheet.



Funny story on the sale paper, it was advertised at 10 sheets for 580 yen. Of course, not being able to read the sign, I did not realize you had to buy in increments of 10 sheets. So, the lady checking me out told me I had to either put 2 pieces away...or get 8 more. Heh. Seriously?! One guess on the option I chose!




Kuretake is just one of the many vendors who had papercraft stuff. The paper went all the way around, as if to torment me.



Besides a stack of paper, this is what I came home with.



Do you like my make and take?! It was so much fun! A friend and I made it in a class of all Japanese ladies. The instructors were so nice! They actually had a lady who could translate, but in reality we all speak the same language when it comes to scrapbooking!

More to come...

9 comments:

Luv2Cr8Art said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!! Oh... I am SOOO JEALOUS!!!! Love all the papers... and all the goodies you came home with. :)

scrappinmominky said...

Great goodies. The paper is so pretty and I love the make and take. Looks like you had a great time.

thescrapmaster said...

Your paper looks awesome! Did you buy any SU paper yet? I got a bunch!

Lisa M. said...

OOOHHH, AAAHHHH!!!!!

Wow, you DID have a good time! You deserve it, 44!!!
Hehe...I love that 3 eyed monster stamp!! :)

Saved By Grace said...

Sounds like you had loads of fun...like the make and take too...

Naomi said...

Oh my, I may not know you 'in real life', but from what I do know, it's that you don't need anymore paper! LOL!!! You picked up a nice little stash! I have no idea how much yen is, but $1.50 a sheet does seem high! Glad you had a good time! Can't wait to see what you make with your goods!

Kay said...

Love the Obama sushi rolls! Love your stash more... I see those buttons, that bling, those ribbons and of course, the paper! Looks like you had a wonderful time :)

katiesniche said...

Oh how fun! We never had an opportunity like that in Okinawa, but I guess that's a benefit to living on mainland.
How cool is all that...no you haven't been away from the US for too long, $1.50 is expensive, but you hit the motherload...looks like.

Vanessa Middleton said...

So glad you decided to go to the expo and that you had fun! Love all your stuff especially the bright buttons and paper flowers :)