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Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Cinch - a new toy added to the maelstrom

On Friday I had to force myself to purchase a new dress for a wedding I had to go to on  Saturday. I hate clothes shopping, and I have a tendency to over-purge. The combination of the two leads to dire straits in the closet. Every now and then I make a half-hearted attempt to shop but always end the day the same: too impatient to sort through racks, I end up at Chapters and blow my clothes budget on books.
But this was different: I had to buy a dress. I literally had nothing in my closet . I promised  reward myself with a trip to a new scrapbooking store in Komoka if - and only if- I found a dress and a pair of shoes.
With the enticement of a good shop at a new LSS, I hit the racks with new enthusiasm and found a cute I*N*C jersey wrap dress (regular price unfortunately) but I did score on a pair of $150 Anne Kleins for $49. once I made my purchase I was ready to get the hell out of the Bay and head to Komoka.
The new store is named Scrappin Great Deals. Here's their  website if you are local: Scrappin' Great Deals
They're friendly, they're stocked to the gills, they're reasonably priced. It's been a little disappointing in the London area to see the LSSs paring down their product lines. At SGD, the racks are crammed with stamps and the latest in product. I happen to hit the store during a 30% store-wide sale.
The CInch by We R Memory Keepers
 I had been planning to save for a binding system, either the Bind-it-all by Zutter or The Cinch by We R Memory Keepers. SGD carried The Cinch and the version 2 was in stock. At 30% off, what choice did I have but to bite the bullet and fork over the plastic?
Anyway, I have been punching up a storm learning how to use the machine, and the curve is low. I'm ready to start in on a project: a SMASH book for Bob. I did happen to cave and order a genuine EK Success SMASH book from 2peas, but now that I have my Cinch, feel a glut of counterfeit SMASH books coming on.
Thanks for reading. Have fun - do something creative!