One of the things I just LOVE about traveling is the chance to meet other crafters and visit local guilds & shops! Well, last month while I was vacationing in Carlsbad, I took an afternoon to visit a few local stores.
First I visitedÂ Gee Gee’s Stamps ‘n’ Stuff. Located on 2965 State Street, Carlsbad, this cute little shop is tucked away in a busy “Main Street” type of thoroughfair. But don’t let the small width of the store front fool you- this gem is packed FULL of stamping and mixed-media goodies!
Yes, it WAS a paper craft emporium!!! Chock full of Tim Holtz goodies, embossing powders, stamps, brass stencils, mistable sprays, inks, dyes, pads, die cutting materials…oh, it went on for DAYS!
Of course, a few things caught my eye and I had to make a purchase. Wanna see what I bought?
After we finished up at Gee Gee’s, we high-tailed it to a local scrapbook store called Ever After Scrapbooks.
This 4,000-square foot store is HUGE…and chock-full of all kinds of scrapbooking supplies. It’s organized by theme, so you can easily find just what you’re looking for. There is also a “yard sale” section, where folks bring in their gently-used supplies to sell. They get store credit, and YOU get a great bargain! Every store needs a section like this!
Of course, I saw some goodies there that I couldn’t pass up….
If you are in the area, I highly recommend you head in and support your local businesses! Stay tuned, because tomorrow I haveÂ special post coming on how YOU can support local businesses!
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