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Rolling Tote
Board: Scrapbooking
Aug 16, 2013 8:45am
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Backstory-

I homeschool my daughter. We have about a thousands distractions at home, so this we are trying something new. We are going to library and using the study rooms there. It's working out great. The only problem is lugging her books back and forth.

Question-

Does anyone have the Crop In Style XXL Rolling Tote? How sturdy is it? School books are heavy.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Have a beautiful day!
Re: Rolling Tote
Board: Scrapbooking
Reply to: #797968 by Mello Bunny
Aug 16, 2013 8:54am
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i've got one similiar. They are very rugged. i've carried tons of albums, paper and junk to many crops. On and off and airplane also. i've had to lug it across gravel to get to the crop as we have very little asphalt here in the frozen tundra i live in. If you can find one on an auction site for a good price go for it.

deniserows
luggage to crops
Re: Rolling Tote
Board: Scrapbooking
Reply to: #797968 by Mello Bunny
Aug 16, 2013 8:56am
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i have the Crop in Style without the fold out outer storage areas. i have small zipper pouches on the sides.

deniserows
clarifications
Re: Rolling Tote
Board: Scrapbooking
Reply to: #797968 by Mello Bunny
Aug 16, 2013 9:40am
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My daughter has one and has used it for probably 9 years. Still in really great shape. It has fallen off the tailgate of her SUV, been rolled over gravel lots, gotten rained on...... I have the big companion bag that you carry on your shoulder. I have had it about 8 years and it travels by airline with me and all over the place with no problems. It is always packed with everything and heavy. I love it. You would do well with the XXL. Because like Deniserows does, we lug paper (stacks of it), albums, tools, stamps, ink, pens, glues, tape runners, you name it! Awesome idea for working with you daughter! Good Luck!
Re: Rolling Tote
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Reply to: #797968 by Mello Bunny
Aug 16, 2013 11:42am
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That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! *drooool*
Re: Rolling Tote
Board: Scrapbooking
Reply to: #797968 by Mello Bunny
Aug 16, 2013 1:22pm
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Nice bag, but for $9,999 new it better do more than store my stuff! But hey, at least they're offering free shipping!
Re: Rolling Tote
Board: Scrapbooking
Reply to: #797981 by FunnyMingo
Aug 17, 2013 10:39am
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Thanks so much for the help! This settles it; I'm going to get it. Now to find it for a little cheaper than $9,999.00.
Re: Rolling Tote
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Reply to: #798214 by Mello Bunny
Aug 22, 2013 2:36pm
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I have one of those. I carry my sewing machine in it. My husband got it for me from Michaels one year.
Re: Project Life?
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Reply to: #775692 by The hicks from the sticks
Sep 29, 2013 10:11pm
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Wow! That looks pretty interesting! Thanks for sharing, I'd never heard of it before.... :-)
Re: Project Life?
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Reply to: #775692 by The hicks from the sticks
Sep 30, 2013 9:15am
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Haven't had enough time to even carve these days. project life looks fun but i got so much "traditional" scrapbook stuff i'm still doing that.

deniserows
way behind on the Scrapping thing
Re: Project Life?
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Reply to: #808104 by deniserows
Sep 30, 2013 6:35pm
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project life looks fun but i got so much "traditional" scrapbook stuff i'm still doing that.

Thats the cool part. You can still use all that traditional knowledge and stuff. Just now your "pages" are 4x6 or 3x4. then they all go into a sleeve to create a 12x12 layout. add a couple a photos that you do not have to embellish or cut and voila! Your page is done. I do it even more simple that that. and just add 4x6 photo and 3x4 cards that are pre printed to fill the slots and my page is done. 2 pages to a week in our lives.

It forces us to take photos of everyday life and not always posed photos. the kids were shoe shopping the other day and said "Hey Mom! Project LIfe." I grabbed my phone took a photo and carried on. a couple weeks later the kids are telling stories about things that happened that day. when they see that simple photo. =)

sorry its so long winded. I am just very excited in the simplicity of project life.

~Aurora
Sizzix on sale
Board: Scrapbooking
Oct 2, 2013 6:39pm
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Just had a chance to open my Tuesday Morning ad that I got in the mail yesterday. They have a Sizzix Big Kick in there for $29.99! It is the blue one. The ad says the sale starts October 6th.
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #808612 by Dizzy
Oct 2, 2013 9:17pm
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And Tim Hiltz dies. I raced in to my local TM and found a whole lotta nada. They had not one scrap of any advertised item.
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #808635 by Raven
Oct 3, 2013 6:01am
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If the sale starts on Sunday, maybe the items will be out then?
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #808655 by RDHG
Oct 3, 2013 6:36am
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Oh no! So now that I have sworn off TM because of this you make me want to go back in there! Man!! Lol The only date I could fine=d on the sale paper said "your next adventure begins Oct. 6th" so I thought that meant the sale was over then and that the sale started like their name, Tuesday Morning. I'll try again then!
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #808612 by Dizzy
Oct 3, 2013 8:41am
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okay this pushed me over the edge. i wasn't going to buy one but now i have to at this price. *sheesh* and tim holtz dies alrighty then. i'm going to Las Vegas tomorrow and they have 3 Tuesday Morning's there so i'll be able to pick up one somewhere right?

deniserows
to the land of gambling
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #808662 by Raven
Oct 3, 2013 12:07pm
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and that the sale started like their name, Tuesday Morning.

Yea, I've never really understood why they are called Tuesday Morning when the sale never seems to start on a Tuesday morning! I just hope I can remember to get over there on Sunday because otherwise it will all be gone.
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #808685 by deniserows
Oct 3, 2013 12:13pm
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okay this pushed me over the edge. i wasn't going to buy one but now i have to at this price. *sheesh* and tim holtz dies alrighty then. i'm going to Las Vegas tomorrow and they have 3 Tuesday Morning's there so i'll be able to pick up one somewhere right?

Yea, I wasn't going to get a Sizzix either but a couple of years ago I got a 60% off coupon at JoAnn so I bought my Sizzix (same one as at Tuesday Morning) for $40. Now JoAnn won't let you use their coupons on Sizzix machines or dies but they run them for 40% off quite often. I'm thinking I may go pick up another Sizzix at TM for a Christmas gift.

Just think of all you can do with a Sizzix! I use it for embossing quite a bit but don't forget the regular dies also cut fabric. If you sew, those circle dies are excellent for making yoyos! And use the flower dies for decorating jeans! And for those people that love to make jewelry, don't forget Vintaj sells dies for embossing metal and you do NOT need the Vintaj Sizzix. My blue one works just fine for that!
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #808655 by RDHG
Oct 3, 2013 1:20pm
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I wish I HAD a Tuesday Morning around here!

BB
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #808720 by Bungalow Boxer
Oct 3, 2013 2:46pm
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I wish I HAD a Tuesday Morning around here!

You will, in about 5 days.
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #808635 by Raven
Oct 5, 2013 8:48pm
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What?! Tuesday Morning has crafting stuff??? I've never gone in the store. (boy do I feel stupid) LoL!
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #808612 by Dizzy
Oct 6, 2013 8:41pm
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I went to my TM store at 12:30 today and they were already out. The clerk said that they only received a "handful" and that there were people waiting to be let in at 9:00. I guess I'll be looking through the Black Friday ads this year.

basketcase!
Re: Sizzix on sale
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Reply to: #809081 by Kurious Jo
Oct 7, 2013 7:46am
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Ratz i totally forogt it was sunday yesterday. i am in Las Vegas and got distracted. Ya thin? lol
i'll go look today. thanx for the reminder

deniserows
to the crap table
Archiver's - closing
Board: Scrapbooking
Jan 2, 2014 9:08am
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I received the sad email an hour ago that Archiver's is going out of business. I always wished there was one near me and I surely would have shopped there. Alas, the closest Archiver's to my house is a little over 4 hours away but I stopped in every time I went up there. What a shame.
Re: Archiver's - closing
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Reply to: #822771 by Dizzy
Jan 2, 2014 9:21am
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I'm so bummed about this! I'm not a scrapbooker, but I bought all my paper there. Their paper was so much nicer than what the big box stores carry.
Re: Archiver's - closing
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Reply to: #822771 by Dizzy
Jan 2, 2014 12:16pm
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Archiver's has something called Archiver's Annex and it doesn't have any sale prices up. Maybe they're moving to a total online business?

BB
Re: Archiver's - closing
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Reply to: #822809 by Bungalow Boxer
Jan 2, 2014 6:47pm
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This FAQ states the Annex will also close. The email I received is titled, "After 14 years - and countless memories - we're very sad to announce that Archiver's is going out of business." The letter goes on to say that the past 4-5 years have been hard on them due to the economy as well as new technology. I assume they mean digital scrapbooking. The letter states they will have all of their stores closed by mid-February and to watch email next week for store closing details. I wish I lived closer to an Archiver's. Not only would I have been a regular customer, but the FAQ says they'll be selling their store fixtures and I'd love to get my hands on some of those.
Re: Archiver's - closing
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Reply to: #822771 by Dizzy
Jan 2, 2014 6:48pm
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All of the Archivers? I thought it was just certain stores.
Re: Archiver's - closing
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Reply to: #822918 by Mn8X
Jan 2, 2014 6:50pm
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From the email I received and the FAQ on their website, I am led to believe it is all of the stores.
Re: Archiver's - closing
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Reply to: #822920 by Dizzy
Jan 3, 2014 12:45am
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Dang. That sucks. That was always one of th highlights of my trips to Michigan.