I am a self-professed "bag lady"! I just love colorful, beautiful, yet useful totes, purses or bags of any kind! How many out there are with me? I collect Vera Bradley in various patterns and styles (currently obsessed with the baroque!) and love to be color-coordinated! But, I have a confession to make... I just discovered a new (to me) bag company, THIRTY-ONE! Where have I been!? It was fate that I should discover them in Houston at the CKC! LOL! Thirty-one executive director, Heidi, was displaying many of their awesome bags right across from out Picture Keeper booth! I stood there and stared at these awesome bags, totes and purses all weekend long! So, you know that I walked away with some! Heheee! And because I figured that there had to be others out there that have not seen this awesome company (like me), I decided to share my discovery with you!
I got two of the LARGE UTILITY TOTE (12.5"h x 21.5"w x 10"d). It's the pink with green straps below.
I am so excited about this tote! At first, I wanted it because of the color! So, of course, I convinced myself that I 'needed' it for my grocery shopping! I believe totally in preserving our environment by not using plastic bags and there is nothing wrong with looking cute while doing it! wink wink! Then, I got home and started packing for my farewell retreat last weekend and guess what I discovered!!?
Yep! My cricut expression fits in the LARGE UTILITY TOTE with tons of room for other stuff!!
I also liked that my new tote matched my little green rolling tote and my polka-dotted gypsy bag (makeup bag from Walmart).
This particular tote is made of a very durable material and it has a wire frame at the top. The tote will collapse completely flat and is easy to store when not in use.
These three bags are all I need for a full day of cropping! My gypsy is snuggled inside my polka dotted bag...
...or I can even easily store it in the large tote with my expression.
My mats and cardstock is all stored in my rolling tote that I purchased at a Tuesday Morning a long time ago.
For those of you who don't have a gypsy to store all of your cartridges on... you will need TWO of the utility totes! Lol! I take my cartridges to crops, because I share them with my scrappy friends. The flipsider tackle boxes fit perfectly in the other tote that I bought! Click HERE to see how I store my cartridges, but I must warn you... I am seriously thinking about switching over to the new Art Bin cartridge storage cases.
I have ten cases in the tote, but it will hold 11 easily.
Each case holds 16 cartridges, so there is a total of 160 cartridges in my tote. But, you might be asking, "How much do these totes cost?" Well, let me tell you I was surprised that they are only $30 and are available in several patterns/colors! Unfortunately, this particular tote color was a special for the month of June and is not available in the catalog. But you can click HERE to go shopping on the online catalog and see for yourself! Choose "storage & utility" to find this tote.
Heidi set this up as a 'catalog party' for me and I can earn free product (yummy!) for any orders placed between now and this Sunday. But, what that means for YOU is that you can get this month's special...
Spend $10, get a backpack, thermal tote, pencil pouch 31% off http://www.thirtyonetoday.com/Portals/0/july%202011%20CUSTOMER.pdf
Questions? Here is Heidi's website (http://www.mythirtyone.com/Heidi31/)... she is so sweet and will be happy to answer any of your questions! How sweet is she? Well... she has donated the following bundle to give away here on my blog! No purchase is required at all and everyone who leaves a comment on this post will be eligible to win! I'll announce the winner on Monday!
The Garden and St. Andrews Titan thermal lined totes! They are great for keeping
your snacks fresh, your drinks cold or your adhesive from melting!