We had a fab weekend; we travelled west toward St. Louis for a family gathering.
We enjoyed catching up with family at a shower for my niece and nephew-in-law who are expecting their first child.
On the way there, daughter thought it might be nice to stop at a scrapbook shop. She was thinking of the times I had dragged her to Archivers on this route. I told her Archivers closed, but that there had been another shop close by the whole time that we had not known about, until the Creating Keepsakes convention in the spring.
I had scouted it out once back in April, finding both the “occupants” and the contents to be quite colorful.
It was equally so on this visit.
Daughter said it looks “less corporate” than Archivers, which she liked.
The very accommodating staff helped us find some themed items she wanted for her SMASH book. And, of course, I managed to pick up a few goodies too:
Echo Park’s Selfie Collection – so bright and happy, I spotted it first thing.
Pebbles We Go Together – especially love that paper airplane sheet.
Simple Stories Fancy – the purple in this is fabulous – daughter liked it too. I also liked the We R adhesive sequins. I thought these were a brilliant idea - self adhesive!! and only available through Jillibean Soup, but I was wrong that second part. I’m hoping I can color some of the white ones with Sharpies.
Speaking of Jillibean – there were some assorted sheets in the sale bin – fun florals, large and small. I also spotted some farm themed paper from Imaginisce. I suppose I picked up the latter because the county fair is next week. Just a few fun embellishments – tiny paper clips (daughter has called dibs on half) and summer tokens from Doodlebug and Simple Stories photo overlays, which daughter also has her eyes on.
And I couldn’t believe their Simple Stories I AM collection papers were in the clearance bin. This has to be one of the most popular lines I have been seeing on the Internet this year. I have a little of this collection, so a little more would be nice. And I couldn’t pass up the Thickers that would work so well with it, now could I?
We sent the fellas out to scout around while we shopped. They didn’t go far; they discovered a gaming/comics shop across the street. It was a colorful place with colorful characters as well.
I enjoyed reading the names of the little pots of paint, (e.g., screamer pink and squig orange) while careful deliberation was required for the decision about the proper amount of Magic to take home.
I also had time to chat up this fella. Alas I didn’t find out much about him. I decided he is the strong silent type. I couldn't get him lift an arm to wave at Sian and friends either. I wonder what interesting types she has met on holiday.
A scrapbook store and a gaming store across the street – I think we will be back by this route again and again. Probably in just a couple of months to visit an adorable new addition to the family!