A whole lot of goodness, that's what's in the bag.
One of the really cool things that happens on the east coast is the Ranger Warehouse Sale. Last year I went with some of my best art friends and we scored BIG. I think I spent $20 and I still haven't used everything I bought.
I was really looking forward to the sale this year, but as fate would have it, Ranger was cleaning out its warehouse at the same time that I was on the Tim Holtz cruise. Pat and I were disappointed, but our pal Heather said if she could get there, she'd shop for us.
Good news. Heather has a GREAT EYE for bargains. Last year, even though we were all in the same place, she came away with some fab things we never even saw. So we knew we were in good hands.
We both told Heather that if she wound up going, to just spend $30 for each of us.
This is how the sale works. You enter the warehouse and are given a big white painter's bucket. You fill it up. Or fill two up. Whatever. When you're ready to check out, your bucket (or buckets) is weighed and you pay $5 a pound. That's is.
All Heather did was take things in multiples of three, and when she got home she divvied the stash up.
Pat and I finally were able to get together with Heather this past weekend, and here is the low-down on what we all received. For $30. I have to repeat this a few times. You'll see why.
Glossy paper, 2 packs of pre-cut shrink plastic (a Suze Weinberg product and very cool shapes in there), embossing pens in black, some Adirondack markers, and 4 packs of pop dots.
9 paint dabbers and 1 colorwash....and here's the amazing thing.....all in colors that I don't already have!! Told you Heather had the magic touch!
Stickles, glitter and embossing powder. What's in the shrink wrap? Oh, only 6 bottles of Rock Candy Distress Stickles. Yep. On the right, mostly Glitz Stickles.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of these products. Some may be discontinued (or the packaging has changed), and in many cases there is no label or the label is damaged. But the product inside is just fine.
And here we have 6 jars of Perfect Pearls, and 6 of Suze's Bedazzles, which are a kind of mix of teeny beads and glitter. Very blingy, and can't wait to play with them.
Above, two jars of Distress Crackle Paint, 2 distress ink refills, 4 small sepia accents, the clear resist pad and a reinker for that pad.
And last of all, 7 bottles of alcohol inks and 2 liquid pearls. You can see the missing labels. But who cares? I know what they are!
So, how do you think I did? (Or I should say, how do you think Heather did?) I've done an estimate of what I would have paid for all the above if I'd have shopped in a place like scrapbook.com.
My estimate is conservative, as I couldn't find prices for some items, so didn't even include them in the final tally.
Comment with your best guess as to what this stash is really worth, and the one who comes closest to my estimate will win some of the stash. I'll give you until Friday night. The winner will be announced on Saturday.