Hello dear reader! I mentioned in my previous post that I'm currently trying to transfer content from my craft homepage (via Multiply) to this website. As I was going through my blog posts from years ago, I noticed how much I have changed as a blogger and a crafter. My posts were mainly about scrapbooking and a lot of other crafts, until it gradually shifted to mostly paper crafts, card making and stamping. I also realized that I used to blog about my experiences and thoughts basically, craft wise. And in the recent years, it hasn't been the case. Now I feel that my blog has been "commercialized" because of the recent blogging trends. Somehow, there is this "need" to have so many "followers" and subscribers, that I have forgotten the real reason why I started my craft blog in the first place.
After this realization, I prefer my former blogging style. And I would like to shift more towards that direction.
Anyway, earlier this week, my Mommy and I took a road trip somewhat down state. I had an itinerary, and that includes some craft stores I would like to visit on the way. I was able to find some LSS through Scrapbook Stores List. Whoever started that site - I thank you!
We don't have any LSS in my area anymore. But I'm thankful that we have a Hobby Lobby and a Ben Franklin. So when I have a chance, I like to visit some LSS because there, you can find more brands/products that the big box stores don't carry.
During our trip, I was able to visit Di's Ink Stamp & Crafts in Bay City.
I haven't felt this kind of excitement in a local craft store for a long time. This store carries out of this world awesome stamp brands. They also do classes in this store, making me wish that I live nearby. And guess what? I finally got my first La Blanche stamps!
Then in West Branch, I got to visit The Scrapbook Nook. Now this is a huge store, like they're occupying two spaces side by side. One is mainly for scrapbooking, and the other is for stamping/card making and classes. I would love to own a store like this someday, when I win the lottery or something.
I called the store first as it was getting late that day. I was in luck, because they were having a class and the store was still open.
Their stamping wall was super yummy with awesome stamps. I got me several Tattered Angels stamps and stuff.
This summer, I haven't had the chance to go to any craft shows because of a lot of family visiting. But sure feel good now that I was able to visit two awesome local scrapbooking/stamping stores. I can't wait to play with my planet's new additions.
'Til next blog!