My LSS is Archivers, a wonderful store in Maple Grove with fabulous staff. Someday I will do a page about the store because it's my Cheers: I walk in and they say, "Jenny!" sort of like "Norm!" So how excited was I to see the buyers from Archivers on my flight out to CHA. I never noticed them again while there, but at each booth that I could, I asked the staff if Archivers had been by and what they were buying.
Not willing just to wait and wish, I'd like to put out this request to Archivers and my other favorite local scrapbook stores to go out and purchase this totally cool, cannot live without stuff I saw at CHA:
1. Pink Paislee Hometown Summer and Daily Junque. These two lines were just superb. I loved the entire collection of Hometown Summer, especially the die cut cards, which should be priced affordably. I also loved the wooden letters in the 'Junk.
2. Unity Stamps. I loved the Calendar Month, Tell Me More (speech bubble with journaling lines), Heaartfelt Sentiment Set, Here's the Ticket, Every Single Day, All About the Journey, Hey Girlfriend, Spotted Owl Soup...just yum.
3. Webster's Pages embellishments. These mini blooms were just delicious, and they would be easy to use on several pages. Plus, I'm going to Maine again in another year, so Yacht Club would be great to see (hello, Mr. Lobster).
4. Sassafras Starters. This was just such a fun set of papers, reminiscent of BG Basics, but more playful.
5. Bella Blvd Sophisticates letter stickers. Please please please please.
6. My Cute Stamps Mustaches. These were just so much fun.The Let It Snow set also had some of the nicest snowflake stamps I've seen.
7. Crate Paper Toy Box. I loved all their lines--seriously--but this one was terrific, a boy line that stood out from a crowd of very nice boys lines from many manufacturers, including Bella Blvd, BoBunny, and October Afternoon.
On that note...
8. October Afternoon Rocket Age. It is themey, but man, is it terrific. I am in love.
9. Lily Bee Happily Lost stamps, Stationery paper, and This and That collection. Love the empty postage stamp on the first, the distressed basics on the second, and the colors in the third.
10. Jillibean Soup Kraft mini alphas and chipboard alphas. I love the rough and tumble look of these.
11. Hambly mutache prints and GCD Funhouse line (especially the 'staches). These make me want to grow facial hair. Fun accessory if you have boys.
12. Melissa Frances backdrops and envelopes and tags. Nice for wall art and hidden journaling. Affordable too.
13. Echo Park For the Record. My heart sings when I see this. I just might scrap the catalog cover, it's so pretty.
14. Quickutz dies. Nesting Pennants, Mustaches (again), DIY Pennant, Pennants, Houndstooth, Ruffles, and Rings. Sigh.
15. The Girls' Paperie Kitsch. A brighter vintage that would easily transfer to boy pages, even with flowers. Not that flowers have ever held me back.
16. The Crafter's Workshop misting templates. So so gorgeous. And easy to look super creative, even though they are easy to use.
17. Cosmo Cricket small embellishments. I know Archivers carries the paper and stickers, but trust me, I will buy a TON of these tiny things. I might even fight for them. Readers, don't get in my way.
18. Studio Calico mists. I know that Tattered Angels is A's big mist, but is it the best? It's a matter of opinion, I guess, but these are so high quality, why not put it out there for customers to choose?
19. My Little Shoebox City by the Bay. These were the nicest houses I saw, plus the brick paper. So so cute.
Look how it's used in this apron:
And while I'm at it, why why why aren't you stocking the little letter stickers? So cute!
20. Little Yellow Bicycle summer line. I love the journaling tags (both kinds) and the glitter transparency bits.
21. Technique Tuesday stamps. So many beautiful stamps, I am going to go bankrupt this year.
There was so much more, but these were the ones that have me drooling in a serious way.