How many times have you complained that there are no scrapbooking stores left in the DFW area? Come on, ‘fess up…. I’ll be the first to admit that I grouse about it all the time. But the fact of the matter is, that’s just not true! Recently, Pam and I were taking a mental count of the local stores so we could distribute flyers for our up coming Pam’s Pals Benefit Crop. I was thinking there were only 4 or 5 stores left in the whole Metroplex, but when I started ticking them off on my fingers, I realized there were more. Sure enough, when I actually sat down and made a list, there were a LOT more. And then, after doing a little digging on the internet and browsing one GREAT online resource, I came up with a list of more than 20!
I can hear all of you saying “HUH?” from here. But sure enough, it’s true. If you count the stores from Whitesboro to Corsicana, from Greenville to Mineral Wells, there are more than 20 stores that sell paper and scrapbooking supplies and they’re all still open for business. And NO, I am NOT counting all the Walmarts, JoAnn’s, Michael’s and Hobby Lobbies! Granted, Ten Seconds Studios is not really a retail outlet and they don’t have a storefront, per se, but they do sell scrapbooking supplies and they do have a studio in North Richland Hills. And no, Paper Source may not be a strictly scrapbooking store, but paper is paper, right? I count card making supplies among some of my very favorite things! Most of the stores in my list really are scrapbook stores, though, and while I haven’t had the opportunity to visit all of them, you can bet your boots I will be doing just that VERY SOON!
So where did I come up with this magical list of stores? Well, some of it came from my own knowledge, obviously. I spend a lot of time looking around for new places to shop and crop. But I did get a lot of help from a great online scrapbooking resource called Texas ScrapMania. The site boasts extensive public directory listings of scrapbooking stores, clubs and events for the entire state of Texas and even some parts of southern Oklahoma on occasion. Listing your store, event, or service is free, and listings are sorted by geographical location. Texas ScrapMania was previously featured in Memory Makers Magazine and was profiled in the Austin American-Statesman. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really need to do so! I never knew there was so much out there!
And now we are at the part you been so anxiously waiting for -- the list of stores. Drum roll, please……..
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See! More than 20! I hope you’re as excited about all of them as I am! I can’t wait to go check out a few. Maybe I’ll see you there!