Well, to begin with...don't try this after only 2 hours sleep!!
I feel so sorry for you gals who don't live in Oklahoma..we have some of the best scrapbook stores anywhere. They are owned & run by the nicest ladies I have ever met! And we didn't even begin to hit all of them..just the Oklahoma City area stores.
Just a little clue of what we found at each:
Scrapbook Sisters, Stillwater- fabulous displays, her Creative Cafe
set up was really cute, great papers, & a huge collection of Jolees. It was
great to see ladies at a class at 10:30 in the morning. Girls, if you need
day classes and your store doesn't offer them, just ask.
Just 4 Keeps, Edmond- I spent way to much in here! They had the
little liscense plates that are so popular. This store was so clean and
neat. Great crop area. (Sally wants me to get those cushy seats for the
store!) They were having a "garage sale" and Sally got a rolling bag
Scrapbooks from The Heart, Moore- If it's free, it's for me...they had
a special-spend $25, get a free 6x12 scrapbook. (if you haven't seen these,
they are made so you can make one 12x12 layout, cut it right down the
middle to make your 2 pages!) Patty was able to find some paper for
her trip to Washington, D.C. They were hosting an offsite weekend
retreat, and said they had about 80 ladies signed up!
And Bear Makes 3, Moore-This is a stamp and gift shop...a great place
to find things for your altered projects. Her website is also loaded with the
many classes they teach. And Hoss (their PR dog) did tricks for us!
Scrapbook Alley, Harrah- Special thanks (and love) to Kellie for staying
open a little later for us. Charm and personality (and a huge Rusty Pickle
and Little Yellow Bicycle collection) make this a must stop on your list.
Erick had never encountered Bicycle papers, and I think he got one of each.
Dreams & Memories, Sand Springs- shameless plug! We got back to
the store and had show & tell with all our new goodies. I even did a little
cropping while Patty & Sally set up and played with Sally's new photo
Just telling about the stores doesn't do them justice. I'll keep you informed about our next run and retreat!