On our way over to Croptoberfest, we stopped at Scrapbook Warehouse in Cookeville, TN. What an awesome store! Really. I'm kinda hard to impress...but this store really did it. It's roughly 80 miles from my home but I will be going back. (It's that good.) Very friendly staff. Lots of lines I hadn't seen. Well stocked on the basics. Good prices.
I was finally able to choose an album for Julian's firestation adventures. I have been mulling on this decision for far too long because I really don't like ordering albums before seeing them in person. I have been eyeing the Making Memories 9x9 with the deep-set front window in black, but I could never find it in person. That is until our visit to Scrapbook Warehouse. They had it and refills too. I bought it and even got several pages done in it at Croptoberfest.
We went from Scrapbook Warehouse to Scrapbooks and More in Knoxville. As stores go, SBAM always delivers. Big. Well-stocked. Variety. Friendly. Fun. Awesome! One of the girls there showed us the new lime green baggage from Making Memories (I think) that set to arrive before the end of the year. Oh man. That is so cool. Who knew lime green could be so cool?
SBAM is also the home of one of the first EK Success stores in the country. That is an rocking set-up. EK has really outdone themselves with this concept. It was there that I became the proud new owner of a oversized photo corner punch thing. Again, this is something I have been wanting for a while (thanks to the Pub girls great use of it). I've already used it about 6 times!!
Leigh Ann acquired these cool alpha stamps that I think I may need, especially after seeing her enjoy them on projects thru the weekend. Appropriately named "Swanky"... in the Image Tree line by EK Success. I see many possibilities for these little darlings, especially at the very nice price of $10.
I found another set of stamps at SBAM that I was tempted by...didn't get them but now I wish I had... the Vintage Label set from the EK Nostalgiques/Attic Collection.
After SBAM, we trekked over to AC Moore...only making one wrong-turn. (Sorry ya'll.) Crafter's heaven there. Wow! We used our coupons...of course.
We hit the grocery store and then headed up the mountain.
(to be continued.)
PS I was thrilled to pick up the newest Scrapbooks etc issue after I got home and see that the cover layout featured handwritten journaling! I really love this magazine and this is just one more reason to love it. Hand-journaling...it's a great thing.
PS again...I had a wonderful time on my weekend away with "the girls" but I got the most wonderful gift upon my arrival home. (Tune in tomorrow to find out what it was.) hee hee...