I can't think of an appropriate title for this post.

My favorite little scrapbook store is closing it's doors at the end of the month. I can't tell you how much this saddens me.

I've been processing this news since Saturday and I don't seem to be getting anywhere with it.

Scrapbooking is a hard business.
OK, truthfully, any independently-owned small business is a hard business, but especially scrapbooking. There's lots of competition, the industry is fast-paced and fickle, customers aren't loyal and they are pretty demanding. Times are changing and I think this loss of small businesses is a sad but inevitable reality.

I wish it had ended differently for Scrap'n Memories. It was my honor to teach there and I will miss it.

It's official now...I live in scrapbooking-no-man's-land again. (That's a story for another day.) The nearest store is 38 miles away! And the store with the best Scenic Route and Quickutz is about 50 miles away. Fifty miles each way. Ugh!

Picture me, stomping my feet, and sticking out my lip, like a child, saying "that's just not fair."
It's just not fair.

In other news, Heather, my have to see this!! Is there something you need to tell me???


Sandra Collins said...

I'm sorry your favorite store is closing {{{{HUGS}}}}

KarenSue said...

I am also in 'no man's land'.
Yesterday, I stopped by the LSS nearest me...40 min away..and it was a MESS!! (that can't be good)

I do have M's, but there selection is so limited.

Bee said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I finally made it there back in the spring but it was a neat store. It's so sad to see stores closing, been there/done that. I know how hard it was to stay on top of things when we were open and can't even begin to imagine how hard it is 5 yrs+ later.


Jen M said...

It's so unfortunate but it's happening everywhere. We moved to our current home in January, there was a LSS at the end of my road. And now, just when I'm getting back into scrapping, they've closed down. I really feel for the business owners, but dang, I feel for the customers too.