Friday, August 8, 2014

2nd Annual "Purging My Studio" Sale - Calling all Seattle/Tacoma Crafters!


Another year, another frantic need to purge my studio, and another chance at the greatest garage sale situation ever!  Our town (Steilacoom, WA) hosts a community wide garage sale every year that is a HUGE deal.  The entire town participates and there are bargains galore to be found...and it is a great way to force me to clean out my space!

Of course we are selling "real" garage sale items (furniture, housewares, etc) - but I am most excited about meeting local crafters over some fabulous deals from my studio.  So if you love crafty bargains - please come on out and see us this Saturday August 9th.  We would love to meet you (and Don would LOVE for you to take away some crafty stuff!) - the official Steilacoom garage sale begins at 9am - but we will be out there bright eyed and bushy tailed at 8am so we can be your first stop!

If you are interested, and live in the Seattle/Tacoma Washington area - email me at aintshecrafty@gmail.com and I will give you our address...or you can just try and find us on the "these houses are having a garage sale" map that Steilacoom will be handing out Saturday morning!  Genius!  See the bottom of this post for some tips about where to grab some grub in Steilacoom, where to spend the night (if you are coming from far away - apparently this sale is THAT awesome) and how to navigate the sale around town.

I have inventory (all new/in packaging) at 50-90% OFF RETAIL from the following manufacturers:

American Crafts
Authentique
Bazzill
BoBunny
Clearsnap
Core'dinations
Cosmo Cricket
Crafter's Companion
Cricut
Doodlebug
Echo Park
Fancy Pants
Fiskars
Graphic 45
Kaisercraft
Jillibean Soup
Maya Road
My Mind's Eye
Simple Stories
Technique Tuesday
Teresa Collins
Webster's Pages
We R Memory Keepers
Xyron
7gypsies
and more...including a big assortment of class kits!

I've also got some fun goodies to give away...let me know you saw this post on my blog and you will receive a We R Memory Keepers Farmer's Market paper/sticker pack (retail $5.99) for FREE just for stopping by, and if you spend $100 on scrapbooking goodies (which you might - there is THAT much stuff) you will receive a Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit (retail $24.99) for FREE!  Yahoo!

Now for some yard sale/Steilacoom tips!

Where to stay: If you are coming from a few hours away and want to spend the night - book a hotel in Dupont.  NOT LAKEWOOD.  You just have to trust me on this.  :)

Where to eat: The Bair Bistro is a darling little cafe housed in an old drug store.  You can stop in for a coffee to go or you can have a sit down meal (they have indoor and outdoor seating).  The food is delicious but the service can be slooooooow...so this is definitely not for a quick food stop, this is for a leisurely breakfast/lunch stop after you have shopped shopped shopped!  The Bair is located next to the tennis courts (see why that is important below) on Lafayette Street.

Topside Bar & Grill - this is a GREAT stop for lunch after you have shopped the day away.  The view from their rooftop seating is not to be missed.  The theme of Steilacoom dining seems to be "relaxed" service - you'll find that here too from time to time.  ;)  The food is delish and the view is worth it all!  They have also recently purchase the Two Teaspoons Cafe downstairs in the same building where you can get coffee and "to go" food.  Topside/Two Teaspoons are located about a block from the tennis courts.

Tips for Town: The yard sale doesn't "officially" begin until 9am, so you can make us your first stop at 8am!  ;)  You will want to make a stop at the tennis courts on Lafayette first thing as well - the town rents out "stalls" at the tennis court for folks to sell their stuff, AND they pass out a town wide map that gives you the location of every yard sale in town (well - every yard sale that paid the $5 to get on the map).  It is a great way to help plan out your day and keep you from driving around in circles!

Bringing kids with you?  There is a playground on the corner of Union and Martin with some swings and playground equipment so the kiddos can run off some extra energy.  There also happens to be a coffee shop right across the street (for the AM crowd) and the Steilacoom Pub (also across the street) serves ice cream cones in the afternoon!

Hope to see you on Saturday!

***UPDATE*** the yard sale was a HUGE success (thanks to everyone who came out!) but I've still got a few goodies left to give away!  Just leave a comment here and two lucky winners will receive boxes filled with some fun little surprises.  I'll announce the winners on my Facebook Page on Monday. Have a great weekend everybody!!

175 comments:

  1. Wow! Wish I could make it but since I live in Ohio, that's just not gonna happen. Plus my hubby would probably have to some and help me put the brakes on. Hope it goes well. Enjoy!

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  2. Yes pleas, sign me up!!! Athabaskangodess@msn.com

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  3. I wish I lived closer, have fun!

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  4. I wish I lived in Washington! :(.

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  5. Thanks for the fun sale!!! My dd is still sorting her loom bands by color into her new storage containers!!! Our dog was very jealous when we got home with all your big dog smells on us!!! Hope you sold all that you wanted to!

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  6. Oh Beth, thanks for thinking of those of us to far away to shop the sale. You are the coolest!

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  7. That sounds like so much fun! I wish there was something similar in my town :)

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  8. Great way to end a week and thanks for thinking of us!!!

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  9. Congrats on your successful yard sale!! I wish I was close enough to attend!

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  10. Oh how I would have loved to go to your yard sale. I think that would be a crafter dream!! Any of your leftovers I am sure are awesome. Thanks!! Chris T in Dallas

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  11. Thanks for this opportunity Beth! You are such a doll!

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  12. Would love to of been able to buy directly but since there's a few thousand miles apart from us I'd love to win. You ROCK... Next time just bring a huge amount with you to NOVI and I'll buy out of your suitcase. Thanks for all you do!!!

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  13. congrats on the great success. Wish I lived closer! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  14. Glad that you had a successful sale!

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  15. Now that would have been a fun sale to attend! I am glad you were successful! I haven't had much luck selling my crafty stuff (brand new collections, etc.) sometimes I think that I am the only crafter in town! ;) Thanks for a fun giveaway too! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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  16. Hope your sale was as good as
    you hoped it would be! Thanks
    for the giveaway.
    Carla from Utah

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  17. I wish we lived closer :(
    Amanda Barger

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  18. Wow, would be fun to be in your neck of the woods, sounds like fun...Thanks!

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  19. So wish you were closer. I know it was a hit!!!

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  20. It would be so exciting to win a box of goodies from you! Thanks for the chance!

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  21. Patricia FranckowiakAugust 15, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    wish you lived in Michigan !

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  22. Wishing I were as crafty as you! Maybe a little bag of goodies will help that :)

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  23. I wish I lived closer, I would have loved to go!!! I love scoring at sales. Very awesome chance for some goodies. Thanks Beth!!

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  24. Of all the places that you guys move to , I think you should come to Wisconsin. Would love to win a box of goodies from you. Thanks for the chance!

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  25. That sounds like so much fun, and a great tradition, and a great way to purge your craft room. Hope you sold your "other" stuff as well. There's nothing like the high of getting good crafty goods as an incredible price. Happy for your success!

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  26. I love the fact that you think of us who are too far away to be able to attend your garage sale. Thank you for being so generous!

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  27. Love love garage sales. .. you just never know what you might find! Would love to find a goody box in my mailbox... thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. I'm glad your yard sale was successful ! A crafty yard sale would be a dream come true ! Thank you for the chance!

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  29. Oh my goodness so much fun to be had. It must have been an amazing sale! Thanks for this extra fun you posted on Facebook.

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  30. Hopefully, you can spark some new creativity in a fellow garage sale spectator

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  31. Looks like it was a fun sale.

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  32. Is the bike still available? I wish I lived closer, I would have loved to see what you had available to buy. You are one of my favorite presenters on HSN craft days. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    1. oh Terri you are fabulous!! thanks so much!! We sold the bike...we actually sold EVERYTHING except a small box of random stuff! whew! :)

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  33. Sounds like you had a great sale. Thank you for having such a fun giveaway!!

    Tracy G

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  34. Wish I could have been there! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Leslie

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  35. I wish I was closer...hope it was a successful sale! :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. Would have been great to be able to attend.. but it is also great being able to win! Thank you Beth, you are the best!

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  37. I love garage sales! You were too far away! Glad it went well. Thanks for a chance to win some fun surprises!

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  38. Sure wish I lived nearby! So glad it was a success! Good luck to everyone-thanks for the chance to win, Beth!
    Katie

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  39. Wish you were closer to Michigan!! I would have come. instead I I would love to win a box!!

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  40. Would love to win a box, I'm from Ohio and love garage sales!

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  41. Sorry couldn't make it the 3000 miles. But thank you for the chance to win a goodie box.

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  42. Beth,
    I really think you should relocated to the Midwest next time you move. Thanks for the chance to win a box of goodies.

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  43. Jealous yours is over, still contemplating mine! I love surprises!

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  44. Wished I lived closet! Have a great weekend!

    Gloria sanchez-Arreola

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  45. Would love to win a box of goodies. I love surprises.

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  46. Not sure if my comment got here, so I'm trying again. Would have loved to attend, but Texas isn't that close. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. So great of you to offer some goodies! I'm sad I couldn't make it when I was visiting my sister last weekend! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  48. Awesome that the sale was a huge success! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Glad the sale was a hit! Thanks for the chance to win some leftover scrappy goodies!

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  50. Thanks for the opportunity to win some crafty goodness. Too bad I wasn't close enough to get to the garage sale!!!

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  51. Sorry to miss your sale AGAIN, Beth. We'll have to change vacation plans to July, I guess!

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  52. Wowie Zowie. !! I haven't had happy mail in a very long time ... Thanks for the chance for a surprise ...

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  53. A bit too far to come from Citrus County, FL - but if I lived (anywhere!) in your state, I would surely have been among the first ones there! I'm counting on the "luck of the draw" to get some of your extra supplies! Thanks for your generosity to your followers!

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  54. Wish I could have been there for sale, but maybe I'll be lucky and win some goodies. :-)

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  55. Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!!!
    Hope to win something!!!
    I never have a happy mail ... Let see this time.

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  56. Oh to live at least little bit closer! Kudos on the purging-I do it constantly and more just appears. Think my crafting supplies are having too good a time when I'm not looking and making more stuff!

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  57. Wow! Wish I lived near you. I'd have been shopping! I saw this post on Facebook and your blog. I bet you have an awesome studio! Enjoy!

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  58. I wish I could have been there! :) I live a little far away in Wisconsin. :) Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! crazyaboutcards@hotmail.com

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  59. I don't think my first post made it. Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

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  60. Sign me up for your left overs. Sounds like fun. Glad your sale was a success.

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  61. I would love to live closer so I could have come! Thank you so much for the chance to win some goodies!!!

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  62. I'm glad you had a great sale! Thanks for the chance to win a few goodies!

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  63. What a fun sale...wish I could have made the trip from CA!

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  64. Wish I could have come to your yard sale but Mississippi is just a little to far away to make it. I would love to have some of your goodies.

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  65. I love yard sales. Wish I could have made it.

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  66. What an awesome sale! I'm totally in a garage sale frame of mind now!!!

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  67. Glad to hear that the sale was a success - I would have loved to have been there if only we didn't live on the opposite side of the country (MA). You are very generous to send some surprise boxes from the leftovers. Thanks - my fingers are crossed!

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  68. "Won't you be my neighbor?" LOL! That way, I could attend your sale in person--appreciate this second chance, though!

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  69. So sorry I missed the sale, but thanks for the giveaway!!!! I love seeing you on HSN, it always inspires me to make something with edge to edge adhesive!

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  70. I couldn't come your too far away, but would love looking at your stuff.

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  71. Hope your yardsale was a great success! Wishing I was your neighbour, I bet I would have found lots of great buys. However, with being in Nova Scotia, it would have been a bit too far to get to!
    Have yourself an awesome weekend!
    Sue O

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  72. I wish I lived closer. I would love to get a free box of left over goodies! Let me know if I am the lucky winner.

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  73. well hi miss beth ! i can't imagine any leftovers from your yardsale, but i would be happy with any lil thing you wished to send me!! xoxoxo marie

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  74. I love shopping yard sales! I always find treasures! Let me show you what I could do with your leftovers ( treasures)!

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  75. I live in Illinois so couldn't attend sale but it would have been great

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  76. Would have loved to visit. But there were amazing deals.

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  77. I think you should take your garage sale on the road. Like maybe to Florida.
    Susan L

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  78. Wish I could have been there to shop.

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  79. I love yard sales, but a crafty goodness yard sale...heaven!

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  80. I wish I could have been there in person!

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  81. Wish I lived in your neck of the woods; your sale would be any crafter's dream!! I would love to win a box of your crafting goodies; I know your taste is impeccable;-)! Glad your sale was successful!! Best wishes....Ellie

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  82. WIsh I lived closer...loved your class at GASC Texas!!

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    1. oh gosh - thanks so much!! you guys were SUCH a blast!!! :)

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  83. Glad it was a Success! Wish I could have seen it!

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  84. I can only imagine the goodies that were in your garage sale. Would love to receive a box of the leftovers.

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  85. So sad to have missed this sale, Last year was so awesome!! Great Deals!!

    next Year!!

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  86. Not certain my comment went through-thank you for your generosity!

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  87. Oh!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Pick me please!!

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  88. Thank you for a chance to win some awesome stuff.

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  89. So glad the sale was a success and sorry that I missed it and you, but I have to tell ya, the Mariners Game and the birthday party were a huge success and lots of fun. Even with the major traffic jam due to the 520 bridge closure.

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  90. thank you for the chance to win - loved your sale - picked up a bunch of goodness :)

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  91. Looks like a fun time! Thanks for sharing with us, too!

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  92. Wish I could have come to the sale but West Virginia is quite a way away. But, I do like left overs and hand me downs. Fingers crossed!

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  93. My comment isn't showing up so trying again lol
    I have gotten, probably 95% of my craft supplies from garage sale and thrift stores! The thrill of the hunt and deal is fun lol
    Very nice of you to share with the people that were too far away, thanks!

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  94. OH MAN!! Wish I could've shopped *THAT* garage sale! Illinois is a little far, though! I do so love a good crafty/storage bargain! :) Glad it went well & here's to LEFTOVERS!!! :D (...it's what's for dinner tonight, too!) ;)

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  95. Would love to win!

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  96. Congrats on your Yardsale Sucuess! I would love to win a box of goodies. Im just getting back in to crafting after taking off 2 years. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies.

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  97. Love yard sales, I find many treasures for myself and family. Would also love to win a surprise.

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  98. Would love to win a goodie box!!!! Love garage sales too!

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  99. My kind of garage sale! You just need to live closer to Ohio!!

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  100. My sis just came back from WA. I'm in New York and would have loved to stop by. Sounds like a garage sale not to be missed!

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  101. you are so generous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  102. wish i lived closer. hope i win

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  103. I wanted so much to stop by, but im on a budget and it would just be too tempting! Thanks for the chance at winning!!

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  104. Thanks for giving those of us who live far away a chance to win some goodies! that must have been one awesome yard sale!!

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  105. Wish I could have come, but I'm glad you give those of us who love too far away a chance at some goodies, too>

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  106. Glad your sale was successful and how sweet are you to give those of us who couldn't attend a chance to win! Mystery goody boxes are my favorite!

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  107. I live too far away to attend. I would love to buy some of your goodies. I'm sure they are the best products in the crafting world.

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  108. Would have love to have come to the sale but living on the other side of the country kinda made it difficult, not to mention today is my mom's 73rd birthday and I took off work to spend the day work her.

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  109. S Nice to meet you Enjoy the last few weeksof August.

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  110. S Nice to meet you Enjoy the last few weeksof August.

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  111. Thanks for a chance to win and what a fun think to do. I have little cousins in the family and I send packages about 4 times a year to them. They love getting mail. I think adults would be the same especially a surprise box. Good luck to everyone....

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  112. Wish I lived closer! Thanks for the opportunity! Had the opportunity to meet you at Loving Hands in Fayetteville, NC before I moved to PA!

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    1. oh Tammy I miss everybody in Fayetteville!!!!!

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  113. I would love to win a suprise from you! I have been in classes you taught at the Mega Meet in Michigan. You are such an incredible person. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    1. oh gosh girl you are too kind!!! I had SO much fun with you guys!!!

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  114. Glad the garage sale was a success. And doubly glad there are leftovers!

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  115. I was wishing I lived close to you! Glad you had a good sale. It sounds like you had allot of extra stash.

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  116. A box from Beth would be awesome! Hey from GA!!!

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  117. Congratulations on your successful garage sale! I would have stopped by but unfortunately I was not in the neighborhood! :)

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  118. How cool would that of been to be there!

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  119. Wow, wish I could have come but Washington's a little far from Nebraska! Glad it was a success! Deb L

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  120. Wish I lived closer, I would of came to your yard sale but Arizona is just a little to far..lol..

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  121. Wow! Wish I could have been there but living in Ontario Canada is a little too far to drive. Hope you had a good day!

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  122. Would love to see and use your treasurers!! I really can't remember a time in my 58 years of life that I haven't been doing one craft or another. Thank you for the opportunity to win a box of your goodies!! marla@lagoski.com

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  123. Wish I lived closer! Happy to hear it was a success. Thanks for sharing the love! xox

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  124. I wish I could have been there, I haven't had a vacation in years, I would love to use a mystery box of yours!

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  125. Surprises are great! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

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  126. Thanks for the chance to win a surprise giveaway.

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  127. Glad to hear of the success!! Now make me successful and allow me some of those sweet goodies!! Sure could put them to great use!!!

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  128. Unfortunately I too could not attend (Wisconsin is a bit too far to go). Glad to hear your sale was so successful and thanks for a chance to win!
    LoresWisconsin

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  129. I too , live way to far to go. But I love scrapbook supplies.

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  130. I I would have enjoyed going to your sale if it were closer to AZ. Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  131. I wish I could have been there! It looked awesome! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  132. Oh that sounds like a great garage sale! I wish I knew about it 15 years ago when I lived in Bellevue. It would be a looong drive from Toronto, but I am sure it would be fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  133. I certainly wish I was closer but I think NC is a bit far to travel from even for your yard sale. :)

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  134. Thanks for a chance to win! I would love to receive a package in the mail form you :)

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  135. Crafty goodness is always a good thing. Kay Brown


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  136. Sounds like it was a great sale. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  137. Missed the sale as a:don't live close by and b: was working..very sad....would love to win. Thanks for the chance
    Kate
    Thecutncluckclub@yahoo.com

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  138. Oh wow! what a great chance. I hope to be one of the luckiest winners! I would love to win.

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  139. How Fun! Thank you for the chance to win some goodies. I hope I get lucky enough to win, but don't we all. Glad your sale was a success and maybe the next time you have another one I can come out as I would love to meet you.

    wishfulthnkng@hotmail.com

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  140. Well, seeing I don't want to move--I wish YOU lived closer. Thanks for the chance to win some of the goodies.

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  141. I would love a chance to win. Then I could write a review on it lol

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  142. Congratulations on a successful sale!

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  143. Great to follow you on facebook and HSN, so glad everything is going great. Remember all of us at Ft. Bragg, NC - a lot of us are still here and a lot have moved on (like you) but still miss all my friend that was here and very grateful for all my new ones. Stay happy and stay crafting. Look forward to see you on the HSN.

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    1. Oh Erma I was JUST thinking about NC the other day!! SUCH a great group of ladies...I miss everyone so much!!

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  144. I am glad your sale was a great success, I wish I could have gone!

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  145. Wowzers would love to love on these goodies! Congrats on a successful sale!

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  146. I am so glad you survived your garage sale. I love going to them but hate having them. I am so happy it was a success too. Beth you are always the kindest person on-line and have the best blog posts and hops. Who wouldn't just LOVE to get some goodies from you. ;-)

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  147. Congrats on the successful garage sale!

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  148. I wish I had been able to go to your garage sale. Glad it was successful.

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  149. So sad I couldn't be there. Thanks for giving us(that live to far) for a chance at some fun goodies. Glad it was a great success.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  150. I wish I lived in the States I would love to go to a garage sale! We don't have them here in Ireland.

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  151. wish I could have made the trip, but I had a previous engagement !

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  152. Looks like a perfect day for a garage sale! Wish I lived up that way, I love going to garage sales!

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  153. Wish I lived closer-thanks for the chance to win!

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  154. I know the boxes will be filled with so many great things. I'd love to receive one in the mail. It would be so much fun hauling things out of the box and oooohhhh ing and aaaaaahhhh ing over them.
    thanks for the chance.

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  155. Glad you had a successful yard sale. Thanks for the chance to win a box

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  156. Im glad your Garage Sale went well. What a great idea. Wish I could have been there but NZ is a long away to travel from

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  157. How awesome of you to share ! garage sales are always awesome, shame i'm in New Zealand cos i would totally be buying up LARGE. Don't worry Theresa...i thought the same thing, but thankfully i'm on several NZ groups that sell up BIG lol ...yay for success

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  158. Was great to meet you...would love to find a mystery box in my mail!!!

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