Thursday, March 24, 2011

Found a wonderful scrapbook store

Cleared the snow off the car this morning,  picked up a friend and off we went to a scrapbook store in Rockland, MA...The Crop Shop. I had heard really good things about this large store, but had never been there. Geesh, I didn't know what I had been missing.  WOW, what an awesome store, and I knew that I was in deep trouble the moment I walked thru door.  We were greeted first thing by such friendly staff and the owner, and then are given a tour thru all the rooms explaining the store. I didn't know where to start...I wanted everything. (LOL) I just couldn't believe how helpful and pleasant everyone was and the amount of product and samples.
The store is 4,000 sq. feet jam packed with goodies. Rooms for different holidays and subjects, lots of Tim Holtz stuff, Graphic 45 papers, Ranger products, a wall of gorgeous ribbons, 7 Gypsies, and so much more. I bought the Tim die cut of the dress form, and a Sizzex die cut with birds. There was so much to look at and the samples thruout the store were outstanding. I ended up spending over $100 and will definitely be going back, because I saw so much more that I want to get.

I bought a lot of Graphic 45 papers. I have been looking for a source for these without ordering online, and I sure found an awesome selection, and bought many. There was also a clearance room with papers, stamps, stickers. A huge classroom with a small sewing machine, Cricut, Zutter, Big Kick or Shot, I can't remember which, anyway the classroom was well equipped, and I believe I was told that  the store had 7 bathrooms...can you imagine? :-)
If you live in the area or are visiting, take some time to visit this wonderful shop. You won't be sorry as you will thoroughly enjoy the time spent shopping/visiting. won't leave empty handed. :-) I know I sure didn't.
Crop Shop honored ,

After we left the Crop Shop, I caught the highway to the next exit to Hanover. I wanted to stop at Joann's to look for fabric. And then we went next door to Michael's to see what they had for beads.  On the way home we made a quick stop to pick up a few groceries and then we went out to lunch.
It is still snowing, but it isn't accumulating on the ground like it did overnight. I did see 2 forsythia bushes in bloom in my travels today. So pretty especially since it was snowing all day long and I couldn't believe that they were blooming so early.
All in all I had a wonderful day. Now, to use some of what I bought and get creating.

So glad that I don't have to think about what I will be making for supper tonight. Who wants to cook when you have so many new toys to play with. Glad that I have left over stuffed cabbage and homemade apple pie that I made yesterday to have for our dinner tonight.


Tammy D said...

Sounds like a fun day despite the cold. Hopefully the cold won't last but the fun will.

Regina said...

Sounds like a great store! So nice to hear the people are friendly. I'll have to go check it out. I'm sure the kids will want everything!