Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WOYWW #306 - Saying Good-bye To A Wonderful Store

Today is Wednesday, so I am sharing what is on my work desk with you!

I am sure you are all a bit like me.  You have a local hobby shop you love to visit.  Scrapper's Playground is a scrapbook shop that is nearby and always has just what I am looking for.  Unfortunately, I found out they are closing their doors.   I spent Saturday afternoon shopping there and picked up a lot of goodies.  While shopping, I felt just a sad feeling like I am saying good-bye to a good friend.  This store is where I met a lot of lovely people, and even got to attend a class taught by Tim Holtz.

You will notice that a lot of my goodies are by Stamper's Anonymous and Tim Holtz and Ranger.  It seemed fitting for me to purchase these items from the store since they made it possible for me to attend a class with Tim.





I am looking forward to many happy hours of stamping and creating and will remember Marie and the staff of Scrapper's Playground for all the good times!

Thank you to Julia for the desk-hopping fun!  I look forward to seeing what you are all working on!

Until next time!







18 comments:

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Winnie, it is a sad fact that many LSS are closing down, I'm sure due to the ease of Internet shopping these days. How wonderful that you got to do a Tim Holtz class! When he came over here last year I was really disappointed as it was only announced a couple of weeks before he came, and it was not enough notice for me to book time off work. Would have loved to have been able to go.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #16xx

Sandy Leigh said...

You got so many nice goodies--but it really is sad! I used to have a locally owned scrapbook shop I adored, and they closed. Then my favorite yarn store knitting shop, locally owned, closed! I just hate that so many of them can't make it. How special you got to meet Tim though. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #49

Annie said...

Hi Winnie. Thanks for popping over to mine earlier. It's sad that your store is shutting down but look on it as a challenge....you now have to find another store :-)
have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x # 32

Belinda Basson said...

I heard they were closing from all the way over in South Africa! So sad when a store closes. One of our local stores is also closing next month. I feel for the owners as they wont have come to the decision lightly. I do like all you Timmy stash. .being a Tim addict myself, I really appreciate what you have on your desk.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Ooh! Lots of lovely goodies. My local craft shop has just closed down to. It is such a shame that we have to buy more and more online nowadays. I prefer to browse around a shop. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

okienurse said...

Woo Hoo awesome lot of stash you picked up there. My favorite local shop closed down almost a year ago and it was a heart wrenching event. They sold out to another store and it is not doing to hot and it is never open when I can go so the closest is over 60 miles away. I do a lot of online shopping now. Thanks for stopping by my desk and leaving a comment. VIckie #8

Angela Radford said...

That lot is amazing, you could start your own shop though I am sure you wouldn't want to part with any of it.
Have a great crafty week, Angela x 36 x

April Story said...

It is so sad when your local crafting store closes. We have no store in our area now that specializes in paper crafting. boo :-( April #54

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Winnie and thanks for visiting my desk. So sad about the shop closing, it's happening over here too, online shopping is too easy... but yep you don't make the social contact. I've taken up going to our shop for the company not so much the card making class...I end up doing my own twist. Anyway enjoy your week and have fun with all the new stuff. Cheers RobynO#22

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A god haul of new stamps to use but sad to see another small business close its doors. I purchased a fair bit of product from a gal that ran her shop from her home when she decided to move on. I've resorted to buying my stamps online from a couple of favourites in the U.S.

Pat Taviss said...

So sorry to see another LSS closing it's doors. But what an amazing haul. This should keep you happy and busy and bursting with joy for quite some time.

Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW or Thursday
Pat #64

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh it's so sad when a local shop has to close. But even sadder if it is your fav craft shop! But you now have quite a large haul of stamps and goodies.I'm looking forward to seeing some of the things you do with them.
Have a great week,
Lisca#45

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Winnie,

How sad. We had a store that was open for only a year. Unfortunately the hours she was open wasn't conveinent for those working full time. How nice that you bought a lot of supplies that will give you great memories of the staff and your class with Tim!

Thank you for visiting me earlier. I'm slowly making the rounds.
Happy Belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (4)

Geri Neumann said...

Hi Winnie, I'm sad t hear that one of your stamping/scrapping stores is closing. It's happening a lot lately. So sad because the internet doesn't offer stamp classes like we are able to take at a stamp store. I'm so happy for you tho because you are so lucky to have taken a class with Tim Holtz....awesome! Have fun with all your new toys! Hugs, Geri

Marcy said...

I know how you feel Winnie! I felt sad when my local scrappy store closed too! I miss the items but I also missed chatting with the store owner and the friends I made in the classes. I'm glad you were able to buy lots of great goodies from the store. Other than this, I hope you're having a nice week!

Margaret said...

Fabulous goodies. I know how you feel. I used to take scrapbooking lessons at a local scrapbook store until it closed and then of course there was Archiver's. Loved that store although I could only shop there once in awhile since I would spend so much $$ when I went there, but now we're just left with HL and Mike's. Enjoy your new play toys. Happy Mother's Day. Hugs, Maggie

Margaret said...

Sorry about the store closing. I know how that goes. Looks like you did okay with your purchases. Enjoy!

Anita Houston said...

So so sad that another store is closing down! I always jump on my soap box during my classes to always support the SB stores...it just breaks my heart, and makes my job harder. Great purchases though...good for you!

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