If you have been following my blog, you know how much I LOVE October Afternoon and their products. I was very fortunate to Guest Design for them last April - you can see what I made with their AWESOME products HERE.
I went to the October Afternoon Warehouse Sale for the first time last year and because I know how awesome it is, I made sure to mark my calendar for this year's sale so I wouldn't miss it!
Last year, I went to the sale on it's opening night and it was fun (you can read my blog from last year HERE)! This year, I didn't get to the sale until the second day - the earliest I could get there! I am sure I missed out on some great items as they do say to shop early and often. I will surely be stopping by again on Sunday to pick up those items I should have got (and can't get out of my head), to see if there are any new items I have to have, and fingers crossed - maybe some slashed prices! (UPDATE 9/22/13: I bought more goodies on Sunday and OA didn't disappoint! Some prices had dropped and I found some items I had to have!)
The warehouse sale is in Apple Valley, MN - not too far from where I live - about a 30 minute drive. The sale features great bargains on old and new October Afternoon collections. The newest collection at the sale was Travel Girl which I was very excited about as I didn't have any in my collection yet! This year there was a bargain room; however, I thought everything was fairly priced throughout the entire warehouse. Below, I share what I picked up at the sale along with the bargain prices I paid!
First up, I grabbed as much Travel Girl as I could find! I got the 8x8 paper pad for $5, brads for $2.50, buttons for $1, washi tape for $1.50, and the miscellany pack for $2. For spending over $50 at the sale, I got the 12x12 patterned paper pack for FREE!!!! This was a nice surprise and very generous of Mr. and Mrs. October Afternoon! Can't wait to play with these goodies!
Next up, I picked up 30 sheets of Sticky Keys/Mini Market Alpha Stickers! They were $3 for 5 sheets! I usually pay $2.50 per sheet for these yummies. The sale had most of the varieties that have been released so I surely stocked up!!!!
Next up, I got these sample sized papers from older collections - I am guessing these were used at CHA as sales samples? These were a steal at 25 sheets for $1!
I also stocked up on goodies from a variety of collections. From Witch Hazel, I grabbed the Sprinklers for 2 for $5, the miscellany pack for $2, washi tape for $1.50, chipboard shapes for $2, and tin pins for 2 for $3. From Sasparilla, I got the 8x8 paper pad for $2 and the trims pack for $1. I got a couple other miscellaneous items too - buttons from Farm Girl and Midway at $1 each, brads from Make it Merry for $2.50 and a 12x12 paper pack for $1!
There were loads of goodies to chose from so making the final selections to purchase was difficult! If you are in the area, I hope you are able to make the sale. The selections and bargains were terrific and the employees were all very pleasant and helpful. You are sure to be smiling ear-to-ear when you walk into the warehouse!