This year I have had a chance to visit several midwest stores that specialize in stamping and scrapbooking. I traveled to Des Moines in July, Memory bound was one of my favorites there. I love Ben Franklin in Lincoln NE. I was also able to visit Stamper's Ink in Kansas City home of Riley the Moose. Love him he is so cute! Today I went to Kettering Ohio and visited Simply Scrapbooking. Beate from splitcoaststampers recommended it to me. What a wonderful store! Loads of stamps and all the "stuff" you need to go with them. Sizzix dies, cuttlebug, EK success etc....and of course paper. Lots of vintage items such as Crafty secrets and Graphic 45 as well as Webster's pages. I had a hard time choosing what I wanted to try to squeeze into my tiny carry on. But I ended up with a set from Just Rite stamps, some trim from Girls Paperie, a set of sizzix embossing folders by Tim Holtz and a bottle of Tattered angels GLAM in gold.
I can't wait to get home..finish this weeks homework and then PLAY!.
Thanks to Beate for recommending the store.... Happy Stamping!