Saturday, October 29, 2011

October Afternoon Warehouse Sale (and a giveaway!)

Like most people in the scrapbooking universe, I have been a big fan of October Afternoon for a while. No matter what the line, I love it. Here's a page I made a month or so ago using an upcoming line, Sasparilla, to document our Road Trip out West this past summer:


(Most photos from my iPhone using Instagram.)

How delighted was I last year when I found out that their warehouse was in Minnesota and they were having a sale. That was a Mother's Day present I gave to myself.

A week ago, the universe put itself in perfect alignment: OA announced another warehouse sale, and I had the day off from work, as did my scrapping buddies, the Scrapping J's, Jennifer, Janet, me, and Sandra. (Her nickname is Jo-Sandra so she can fit in, LOL!) We went down and saw a line-up to get into the warehouse:

Darn fire code limited the number of people inside.

There were some new products since the last sale and some new pricing on old stuff, so we went to town (well, at least I did). The wait to check out was long, but that's known as a photo op for scrapbookers:


I withstood the cashiers' pushing me to spend a little more to get the Boarding Pass paper pack (I already had it, but I can't believe I had the restraint!). Here we were outside with our loot:


I had so much fun I want to share:

Here's some papers, stickers, and a mini-album that I got. If you would like to be entered for a chance to win it, please leave a comment on this blog post, telling me what you like to do on an October Afternoon. You have until Sunday, October 30 at 8 P.M. CST to comment.

24 comments:

Amanda Johnson said...

Look like you had a great time and scored some major goodies! My favorite thing to do on an October afternoon is to cuddle up with my girls and husband and watch movies. Thanks for the chance!

Lynnbobscrap said...

I'm SO jealous! I love everything October Afternoon! My favorite thing to do on an October Afternoon is to go for a photo walk with my hubby and document all the beautiful colors of the season. :)
xoxo,
jenny-lynn

Lisa said...

I'm pretty jealous too! How great to be able to just go down to the warehouse in person! I have to rely on my LSS to get any OA stuff and that's a 45 minute drive away... But you look pretty happy so it must have been a fun day for you! I love this time of year and a walk outside in the Autumn sunshine is high on the list or on a bad day, just here in my room, scrapping and blog hopping! Thanks for the chance to win and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Valerie said...

What a perfect day - and what luck to have that warehouse right in your neck of the woods. Looks like you exercised extreme self control! Thanks for sharing Jenny :)

Laura C said...

OA is one of my top 3 every CHA season. I use every bit of it up, even the tiny scraps

Caroline Hackney said...

It looks like you had a great time; what fun! The humidity has finally gone down at this time of year so the perfect October afternoon would involve strolling through the park with my husband, people watching and photo taking in the sunshine. Then going home to scrap the pics! :)

Sarah said...

I'd like to scrap and drink some hot cocoa on an October Afternoon! Thanks for the fun chance to win!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

I like to throw some football around with my boys and DH, make a big pot of chili and hot wings, se hot chocolate, watch the Cards win the World Series, and scrapbook! :)
Thx for chance to win Jennifer! :)

sillypea said...

Lovely work as always! And so kind of you to share... nothing like scrapping on a cold blustery October Afternoon for me. :-)

Patricia said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Lucky you! I love spending October afternoon's(especially Sundays) with a little yoga or walking the pups followed by dinner with my family and football!
Thanks for the chance!

Kim N. said...

Looks like fun!! I love to watch football and bake on October Afternoons. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Tenny Kusuma said...

OOhhhh how I'm so jealous of you and other scrappers who were able to go to the OA Warehouse Sale. Anway...thanks for sharing the pics. It looked you had so much FUN.
What I LOVE to do on an October Afternoon ~ cleaning the yard and playing outside with kiddos. My kids really enjoy playing with the falling leaves and helping me cleaned them.

Tenny
santoso10ny{at}gmail{dot}com

sollie said...

Waw, so many awesome products. I love to relax on an october afternoon. Do some scrapbooking, knitting or reading a book while I wear some comfy clothes.

Jen said...

So fun! I'm not sure I could have shown any restraint. Only EP would have topped an OA warehouse sale for me!

The last several October afternoons have been spent surfing the Web for ideas for a big upcoming birthday party - my son turns two, and my DH 40 on the same day next month! This afternoon will be spent at DD's soccer game. 4-year-old soccer is pretty darned fun!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Jenni said...

SO COOL! how awesome to go to their warehouse sale!!!! recently i am loving how are october afternoons are spent outside playing soccer!

alexandra s.m. said...

These pictures make me laugh Jenny!
On an October afternoon, I'd say I like to go for a walk, take tons of pictures, come home, make myself a cup of tea and start scrapping ;-)

Thank You

Kimberly said...

How kind of you to share! If I was more ambitious, then I'd probably make pumpkin muffins on this October afternoon. Instead, I'm sitting on the couch doing nothin!

Caroline said...

Im so jealous, wish we had some of that here is NZ. Well for me October is spring and im about to do what i love in 2 minutes. Take Lucy for a walk to the park in the sun :)

curlyqmosaics said...

I would love to go to an October Afternoon warehouse sale! You are one lucky girl! I live in OK so I think it would be impossible for me. :(

On October Afternoons I love soaking up the 70 degree weather with my children outside. You can just feel the crispness in the air. Truly delightful! :)

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Looks like you had a great time! Enjoy your goodies.

On an October Afternoon I Like to curl up with a book and a blankie...but more often than not I'm running errands and picking up kids :-)

Cindy said...

This October I love sitting on our patio and listen to the leaves crumble and blow!

I miss the North East and how beautiful the leaves were, now I just wait till almost the end of October to see some color.

Aliza said...

I'd love to find myself in a scrapbook warehouse, but barring that, I like to be outside or in, with a cozy sweater, and a chill in the air.

photochic said...

Oh my goodness. I'm always so jealous of y'all that get to go in person to the OA Warehouse sale! On an October afternoon, I love going riding in our little John Deere gator with my lil sister. It's so cool right now and the trees are so beautiful here!

Keshet said...

That sounds like heaven on earth to me:) Love! I'd like to be at a pumpkin patch, but with this weather, I'm more likely to be off sledding!