Daisy Lane Scrapbooking in Mattoon, IL, biggest local scrapbook store that I have ever been in.
(Pssst, sis-in-law – you could totally make a layout about this place and use that tall giraffe die-cut we got at our Creating Keepsakes workshop!!)
I should have taken pictures of the inside, but didn’t because I had been there once before when I did snap some, which now I can’t find. Anyway, take my word, it is “UUUUGE!” They not only have current lines, but they have room to hold onto older lines as well, which makes it a great place to pick up another sheet of old favorites. Here’s what I came home with – half of this was 50% off.
A couple of close-ups of the goodies:
And here are things I am keeping in mind for later (how much later, you’d have to ask the jumping and squealing girl?).
Carta Bella’s Old World Travel line
Kaisercraft’s Wanderlust Line
Echo Park’s Party Time line – they had me at the music paper and with those gear/burst type shapes.
Julie Nutting’s Belle Vie line for PhotoPlay. I am really loving everything PhotoPlay does. Daisy Lane does lots and lots of sample pages too. And there were other ideas I picked up.
The Scrabble letters reminded me of the current Counterfeit Kit Challenge to be inspired by crosswords. The simple idea of glitter on adhesive could be a real layout pick-me-upper.
After we got back to mom-in-law’s, we spent 45 minutes pouring over what sis-in-law called her impulse buy – Papercraft’s Card Sketch book found on the clearance rack (alas there was only one). This is filled with fabulous ideas – here’s a snap of my favorite card inside.
You know, scrapbooking sharing over the Internet is fun, but it pales in comparison to shopping at a store with another scrapbooker. Even looking at examples is so much more fun with a running commentary between the two of us.
Well, I had better get off the computer and finish up lots of chores so I can eventually play with pretty paper.