7.15.2011

Newsprint

I'm not sure if you all enter a lot of giveaways on blogs, but I do. Well, I did. I never won anything so I just gave up. 

Leave it up to my husband to win the first giveaway he's ever entered. Our newspaper was having a giveaway for the month of June and lo and behold he won. Do you want to know what that lucky duck won? A freakin' iPad. The really cool thing is that he was actually the runner up. The first winner never claimed the prize. I know, go figure. 

When Chef went to the newspaper offices to pick up the prize he spotted a cart with newsprint rolls. Upon closer examination he saw they were for sale! They call these end rolls, but wow there must be 100's of feet left on those rolls. He said they had two different widths. He bought the narrower (42") for just $5.00


I was almost more excited about the paper than the iPad. Almost ;)


Did you all know you can go to your local newspaper and buy this stuff? I had no idea. I wonder if it's common. I'm going to test it out and see if it's good for tracing patterns. Probably not transparent enough.

The kids were so excited about the giveaway. They want us to enter more. They clearly think iPad is a huge roll of crafting paper. I plan on winning an iPad for myself so I'm back on the giveaway hunt!

6 comments:

Anna said...

awesome on the giveaway winnings! I actually knew about the newsprint rolls, only because a friend of mine buys them for her son to color on. Me, I just steal my rolls of paper from work, don't tell my boss!

Louise, Raspberries In Winter said...

Lucky thing! My mother has an iPad and I tend to hog it rather a lot, they are a lot of fun.

Jen said...

I love newsprint for pattern tracing. It is a bit harder to see what you are doing, but it's fairly durable, the price is right (especially what you paid!) and you get the hang of using it that way after awhile.

Jenny said...

My husband won an iPad too! I had to wait almost a month for it, but I got it last week. In love . . . .

small + friendly said...

Lucky! I want an ipad so bad. We buy butcher paper at our art store but the cost adds up, I'm off to call the newspaper - thanks for the heads up!

Kimberly said...

That is so awesome. Do you think you'll use it for tracing patterns as well or do you use swedish tracing paper? This is such an awesome, economical idea for sure. PS - there was a little (maybe 7?) blind boy on Sesame Street the other day. His name was Rocco. I about peed my pants.

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