These clips have been causing me stress!! Some of you know that I am trying new things in the land of scrapbooking. One of them is to alter a chipboard album. I have seen them done, admired them and finally bought one that says FAMILY. I had assumed (my mistake) that the clips came with it. No, they didn't.
BUT - everyone I asked who has them gave me the same reply. "Oh, you can get them anywhere!"
Great! Where the FRIG is ANYWHERE???? It wasn't at Staples, it wasn't at Walmart, it wasn't at Michaels (don't they have everything??), it wasn't the dollar store either. I asked 2 different scrapbooking stores that SELL the albums. Nope, not there.
I don't know why or how this became a big issue for me, but it did. I mean, I wasn't working on the album yet. Haven't even taken it out of the wrap for heavens sake. But what I did know was that I NEEDED TO FIND THOSE DAMN CLIPS!!!
So I sent a RANTING email to my friend Lee. I am sure I sounded like a complete basketcase. Lee assured me that Staples has them because, and get this, they are a STAPLES OWNED BRAND!!!
I had just been at the store! They said "no, we dont carry those", "Sorry, not here" and "Hmm?"
So I had left thinking I was just not meant to make one of those albums. Dramatic, eh? But that is exactly what my hormonal self was feeling.
After Lee's assurance, I decided to give it another shot.
It took 3 friggin employees, all 3 calling it a different name - Binder rings, loose leaf clips, lock clips. WHATEVER! JUST GET ME MY CLIPS!!! I didn't say that out loud. It was banging in my head though.
They were sold out of 3 size options. The only option was an assorted pack. They only had 2 packs left. I did what any gal would do who was ready to bust a vessel in her forehead from trying to find these.....I bought both packs!!