Tonight I want to show my support for my local New Hampshire Stamping and Scrapbooking Stores. I also want to thank all of the wonderful women who own these stores and work hard to keep them running. Each store is very different with many different products that the other stores do not have. One thing that is a common denominator of my local stores are the owners and their staff. I have always been received with a warm welcome, lots of smiles and fantastic customer service. If you live in NH then you know what I mean. If your not from NH and have the opportunity to come to our state and visit our wonderful Stamping and Scrapbooking stores you will understand what it is I feel and why I am so grateful to have these shops. Don't get me wrong. I love the on-line Stamping and scrapbooking stores and I do support them as well. I always will. I get great service an awesome products from them too. Tonight I wanted to concentrate on the brick and mortar stores that I frequent. I would love to hear about your favorite stamping and scrapbooking stores.
Stamping Memories - This store is located in Laconia, NH and the owner of this store is Liz. Those of you who read my blog know that I buy lots of products from this store. Stamping Memories carries a huge assortment of stamps made by many different companies. Their newest additions of stamps are the Bella , Lockhart and Memory Box stamps. They carry a *huge* amount of rubber stamps. They also have a large inventory of the Acrylic stamps. Just to name a few..........Autumn Leaves, Hero Arts, Technique Tuesday, My Favorite Things,Impression Obsession and the list goes on. If you want ribbon Liz carries a gorgeous selection. Her paper selection is too large for me to list all of the names. But yes, she does carry some of the Basic Grey, Memory Box and so much more. You will also find a huge selection of punches, brads, Copics, Nestabilities, adhesives, Bazzill card-stock. Need I say more? If you need something you will more then likely find it here. Card making classes are offered through out the months. If you are in the area this coming weekend then come join the fun. there is going to be a 20% off storewide sale that begins on November 1st through Saturday November 3.
Scrappin'Soul Sisters - This store is located in Concord, NH. The owners are Jackie and Deb. When I go in to SSS I am always greeted by Jackie who has a smile and lots of good things to chat about. They offer scrapbooking classes and hold crops. They have beautiful designer papers from Daisy Bucket, Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, BoBunny and lots more. They also carry Acrylic stamps from Autumn Leaves, Impression Obsession and MSE. To go along with the stamps you will find inks, sponges, stipple brushes and more. They have a huge amount of embellishments to put onto your scrap pages or cards. Need a crop bag? They have those too. Right now they have a promotion going on for the Quick Cuts system. Please call them to find out all about it.
Art Plus - Also located in the lovely city of Concord,NH. Karen is the owner of this store. When I walk into her store I am greeted by either Karen or her father. Both of them are very friendly and willing to assist you when ever you are in the need. Karen offers a good variety of rubber stamps such as Memory Box, Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, Stampendous (buy 2 get one free), Printworks and many other companies. She has recently started purchasing the acrylic stamps from Hero Arts, Rubber Soul,MSE and a few other companies that I can not remember at this time. She has some designer papers , card-stock and embellishments. Karen offers cardmaking classes. You can Check out her class schedule by calling her or visiting her store.
The paper Tree - This store is located in Manchester, NH. I found this store when looking for a place to meet Tami from MN. So going here was one of mine and Anne's road trips. We had a blast that day. Michelle is such a sweet woman with a huge smile. Although I have not been back to her store I have been in contact with her via email and recently by phone. I will be getting back there very soon. Michelle's store is a mixture of scrapbooking and cardmaking. She offers classes in both. Her products consist of papers from 7 Gypsies, My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants, Memory box and more. She has lots of ribbon and embellishments. The stamps that she is carrying are from A Muse, Memory Box, the new Elzybells and more. I just found out that Michelle is now carrying the Kaiser Crafts too. I know that a big A Muse promotion is scheduled some time soon. Please call her for more information.
I know that this post is long. I tried to keep it short and believe it or not I did. I could go on and on about the wonderful service that I have received from each of these wonderful women who own these stores.
I hope that all of you have had a good week so far. Smile. :)