Sunday, July 13, 2014

Episode 25: Let's Talk Shop!

This week we're focusing on what many of us consider the most exciting part of scrapbooking...shopping for supplies! We'll discuss the pros and cons of shopping at the LSS (local scrapbook store), big box and online stores, kit clubs and more. We'll also share some fun deals and sites we're excited about.

Here are three ways to listen...
1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...




Here are links to the online stores we talked about in this episode:
A Cherry on Top (Note: They restocked OA Public Library!)
A Walk Down Memory Lane
Blue Moon Scrapbooking
Crafty Steals
Emma's Paperie
Peachy Cheap
scrapbook.com
Scrapbook Doodle
Scrapbook Steals

Also, we highly recommend...
Scrappin' in the City - Knoxville, Tennessee

Here are two great message board threads with links to lots of stores and interesting info....
Best Place to Shop Online
How do you shop for scrapbook supplies?

Thanks for visiting! We love to hear from you - leave us a comment! 

Tiffany and Tracie

18 comments:

  1. Just listened and really enjoyed all the info. Thanks for the shout out! I'm going to check out all these links!

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  2. You did not mention Blitsy http://blitsy.com/
    They seem to have a lot of new things. I have not ordered from them yet, but I have been tempted many times.

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  3. I feel an expensive week coming on and am placing the blame squarely on you gals, LOL. But in all fairness, I'll also give you credit for getting me off my tush and finishing a long-ago started mini - entirely due to listening to and being motivated by your episode on mini-books. In fact, I've decided my goal for the rest of 2014 is to finish as many minis - some started and some from my own blank mini stash - as I can.

    Thanks for a terrific new podcast; I just discovered you a week or so ago and am thoroughly enjoying working my way back through all the episodes.

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  4. Tracie & Tiffany,
    I 've heard you both talk about purging your stash on a regular basis. I've been scrapping for quite a while and have never done a purge. Can you talk about your process for purging the following:
    Paper, Embellishments, Tools, Old kits, Unfinished projects, Organizational/storage items, etc.
    I have a hard time letting go of things but the weight of all this stuff is stopping me from scrapping. I need to lighten up so that I can be more creative. Looking forward to your suggestions.
    I love listening to your podcasts. All of them have been great.

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    1. You are so kind - thank you! Hmmm....maybe a podcast on purging is in order? We'll have to think that over!

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    2. I would second the endorsement for a show talking about purging; something I say I need to do but never quite get to. I'd venture you are not restricted to using only new product, so would find the conversation more valuable than any discussions on the subject by industry 'professionals'. Do you use the same method to purge all different types of supplies? What about tools? Do you find gems and get excited to scrap with old product you'd forgotten you have? Okay - I'll stop with the 20 questions, LOL.

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    3. I would love a podcast on purging. My OLW for 2014 is LESS and this is one of the areas that I have not made any progress with. Fingers crossed that you and Tiffany think it's a worthwhile subject to address. Thanks

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    4. Thank you ladies! We're taping about purging tomorrow!

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  5. Hey Ladies, Thanks so much for the fun podcast! Some times I find my self laughing out loud or answering your questions out loud. I think your friendship is awesome. I wish I had a scrapbooking buddy like that. I have friends that scrapbook but they don't know all the brands and the don't always use the latest and greatest. I was listening to your pod cast today about Tiffiany's order from a Cherry On Top and I had a order sitting at home that I hadn't opened yet. So when I got home I took it out and looked straight at the corners and they are just like she had said. One corner of the stack has a little tiny bend in the paper :( my order also came in a priority box that was really beat up. Thanks again for sharing your podcast, I love it!

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    1. Thank you Lara! That made our day! I got an order from ACOT too this week and it was very tightly packed. Not bent but kind of too tightly packed. Not my favorite packing style at all! But I do love their selection!

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  6. Tracie - we are visiting the Smoky Mountains on a family vacation next month and am wondering the name of the scrapbook store you like to visit there. Like you, I still try to seek out local stores on trips! Thanks!

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    1. Awesome! It's called "Your Scrapbook Superstore" and is one of the first things when you come into Pigeon Forge. It's on the left in Governor's Crossing where Books a Million is. Don't miss the Clearance Shop next to it where everything is half off! It closes earlier though - about 6, I think.

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  7. I'm home by myself on a Friday night & decided I deserved a scrap night. So I listened to your podcast as well as one with "professionals". I got a page done that I just LOVE! I thoroughly enjoyed your discussion. It reminds me of when I go to my twice yearly retreat. I'll be back to listen again soon!

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  8. I couldn't agree more about the phone call. I HATE when people call me! It's such an interruption. My husband and I both work from home and he uses the home phone as a business line, so it's particularly important that people not call us with drivel during the workday. Email all the way!

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  9. I'm a huge fan of Scrapbook.com. I love the product ideas emails that come after purchasing product. Twice I have had the surreal experience of having MY OWN project emailed to me as a suggestion of how to use a product! Super cool.

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