Thursday, September 26, 2013

Scrapbook Shopping in Detroit

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Before we left for our trip, I posted a message on a scrapbooking message board asking for local scrapbooking stores in Detroit.  Scrappy Chic and Archivers are two that came up.  And I'm so glad they did!

I loved Scrappy Chic.  It was just a short drive from the museum/arcade my husband wanted to spend several hours in.  So I got lots of shopping time.  Great customer service and a LOT of new product make this a fantastic store.  Scrappy Chic is in Livonia, Michigan.  Here is their website:  Scrappy Chic.

Later in the visit, we went by Archiver's in Novi, Michigan and picked up a few things there as well.  Most of my finds are new fall lines from CHA 2013.  I'd been wanting to find some things like BasicGrey's Persimmon collection.  There are also Christmas papers, lots of stickers and Thickers and wood veneer embellishments.  I'm in love with the new Allison Kreft line from Webster's Pages.  My first page with this collection is almost done and I'll have the video and sketch up next week!

Here's the shopping video at YouTube:

It was a happy accident that some of the things I bought matched others.  Usually in Archiver's, I don't let myself think too much.  I go through the store once and pick some items, sift through them and then make one more pass.  If I think too much, I'll over buy or I'll put something back and then regret it later.  For me, it is a really different process than on-line shopping.

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  1. How fun that you were at Scrappy Chic! Isn't it a great store? I just missed you, I will be heading up there today!

  2. It sounds like a fabulous shopping spree - I have recently picked up online a few of the very things you chose - Alison Kreft's paper clips and Lawn Fawn's twine. And I'm like you that in any new to me store, I always make 2 trips around the store to make sure I don't miss anything. Enjoy your new stash.

  3. Wow! Fabulous haul! I, too, have had my eyes open for October Afternoon Mini Market alphabets. Congratulations on finding them. I'll keep looking.

  4. You got some fun goodies :)
    I like to take my time in the stores as well. I don't on-line shop, so I get as much as I can when I go away on a trip ;)

  5. how fun to shop for supplies in another city-I have never been to an Archivers store but would love to go sometime-I usually overthink in a store-and put back stuff and then I am sorry later (lol)!!


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