Yellow Roses and Blog Candy


I had the most wonderful Easter, it was spent with family and my heart is simply singing.  Our weather has been beyond gorgeous, the azaleas are blooming  — I think this is the most beautiful spring I’ve seen yet.  I wonder if it is just that the older I get, the more I appreciate it?  I dunno.  While I was outside working in the yard last Friday something in my left knee snapped.  If I seem slightly quiet it’s because I’ve been trying to stay off of it.  To stay off it, I’ve been on the sofa,  "lounging" – that is kind of sitting, kind of laying down.  Well something I’ve discovered about myself is that sitting turns into lounging.  Lounging turns into laying down.  Laying down turns into SLEEPING.  I . . .  er . . . um . . . lounged on the sofa yesterday at 3:00pm after church and all the festivities were done and um . . . finished lounging at about  8am this morning.   Then I sat a good part of the day and hubby surprised me with dinner on the table and a dozen yellow roses.  (Sigh) I’m a lucky girl!  

All that blah, blah, blah about me to say that I had blog candy set aside for later this month that I see no reason why I shouldn’t give now.  Heck if DH can be so generous as to bring me roses, then I can offer Blog Candy :-)   So, new blog candy is available right now and ends on midnight on Saturday April 10th.  My rules generally remain the same – feel free to stop in daily to sign up once each day – the more days you register, the better your chances.  I’ll pick a winner sometime on Sunday and give the winner 48 hours to reach out to me through my contact page to give me their address.  

In your comments on this Blog Candy Post, I’d love to hear about one of your favorite stores — local, in real life or online.  I’ll start out with me . . .I’m honestly not much of a shopper – I might go in our mall once every two years yet I’m an IKEA junkie.  The nearest one is 5 hours from me but once I get there I can almost spend all day.   How about you?

  • Marge R.April 5, 2010 - 10:26 pm

    Wow, I could be first, if I type fast enough — LOL! I too like Ikea, but ours is less than 30 mins. away — found many fabulous crafting goodies there myself! Right now I’d have to say my fav close store is Hobby Lobby, as I can get Copic Sketch markers for a good price and they’re supposed to be soon stocking all the newest Spellbinders’ dies & often have a 40% and occasionally 50% coupon or all on sale for those discounts — SWEET!!! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • GinnyApril 5, 2010 - 10:32 pm

    A favorite store? Good grief! Why do bloggers make entering these contests so difficult? Today, I’d say it’s Hobby Lobby. The only one in our area is a good 35 minute drive by expressway, so we don’t go often, but when we do, we spend hours there!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 5, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    I can’t do Ikea – it’s just so much of a maze at our location – maybe they’re all like that? I do love a local scrapbook store – 2 of them actually – called Lasting Memories in Lynnwood, WA & Urban Scrapbooker in Edmonds, WA. Oh, an Trophy Cupcake in several locations here in the Seattle area! YUMM! If you EVERY come to Seattle, Becca, let me know – I’d love to treat you to a cupcake at this place!! :) The local gals from A-Muse stamps mentioned it a while back and oh my gosh, it’s been downhill for me since then!! (Leave your diet behind)….ReplyCancel

  • BettyApril 5, 2010 - 10:38 pm

    HI Becca – hope your knee is feeling better! We don’t have Hobby Lobby here in Canada so I will say that ‘Michaels’ is one of my favorite places to shop. Even better when I can use a coupon. : ) Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • DebbyApril 5, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    Hi Becca, my favorite store is Crafts Diret. We live about 2 hours away and don’t get to go as often as I would like. We make it there about 2 to 3 times a year. But, this store has it all and cheaper than I have seen at many stores. It even has a lounge for the guys to watch the ball games while us crafters shop til we drop. Love it!
    Thanks for the chance at winning.
    Angel hugs

  • PearlApril 5, 2010 - 10:44 pm

    Hi Becca

    What a generous Blog Candy this is !

    Alas ! I mainly shop at our 2 Major LSS’ or craft stores !!!
    Otherwise yes ! Ikea & other kinds of discount stores are fair game too !ReplyCancel

  • CindyApril 5, 2010 - 10:44 pm

    Favorite local would be Michael’s. Now that there is one I pass daily on my way to and from work (and if I take the work bus in, the stop is right there too), I’ve become a regular. In fact, if I miss a couple days, they miss me…Great staff, and they even ask me questions sometimes that they can’t answer for the customers. And of course, they get lots of my money.ReplyCancel

  • Pat MartinApril 5, 2010 - 10:46 pm

    As if there weren’t enough reasons to check out your blog each day — it’s wonderful to have a chance at some blog candy, but really, just seeing your paper confections is sweet enough ;-) My favorite store NOW is Hobby Lobby. We didn’t have one in our area of AZ until just recently, so I am loving everything about it and try to find an excuse to go as often as I can (it’s an hour away).ReplyCancel

  • Sue LankfordApril 5, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    I am more of an online shopper when it comes to paper goods, my favorite one now is any place that sells Magnolia stamps..I love them so much I want them all, but have to restrain myself….if I just need a shopping spree I go to Hobby Lobby……Hope you get better, and thanks for a chance to win some blog candy….ReplyCancel

  • Jocelan PerryApril 5, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    My favorite store to shop in are Michaels, Local scrapbooking stores.
    What great blog candy.
    I look forward to getting an email update from you blog,it makes my day.
    Jocelan PReplyCancel

  • ChinnuApril 5, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    My favorite stores are Hobby Lobby and Michael’s — especially with coupons! I hope your knee will be better soon… what a thoughtful hubby you have.ReplyCancel

  • Pam HeroldApril 5, 2010 - 10:49 pm

    Mine has to be computer shopping. Becca, you can lounge real good if you are on a laptop and the hours just seem to fly away. Hope that knee is better. I am thrilled at the goodies that you have posted and will be entering as often as I can. Hope I win. Looks like fun. Question: Do we return to this site each time or at each days site between now and the end?ReplyCancel

  • COLLEENApril 5, 2010 - 10:49 pm

    well I can say I shop lots having no kids I guess means I can shop
    I love coldwater creek at this time the ladies are so nice. they call me to let me know there is a sale. I also like out local stamp art shoppe its a very nice store ad the owner is very nice

    thanks take care

  • Debbie BernhiselApril 5, 2010 - 10:50 pm

    Thanks so much for the blog candy, and one of my favorite stores is called Heartland Paper. It is a local scrapbook store that is great! Your blog is fabulous! Thanks for always sharing your ideas with us!!ReplyCancel

  • KarenApril 5, 2010 - 10:52 pm

    I go to Michaels for my local crafting needs. It is conveniently close, and they always have coupons and sales each week. Thanks for the blog candy opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • claireApril 5, 2010 - 10:52 pm

    favorite store ?
    there are many lol
    but I would have to say Ikea, love that store
    also it would be paper arts. it’s no longer available here, but that was my favorite store , I must have spent oodle and oodles of money there. what with their creative classes and the stuff they sell. Miss it lots

    Love your blog :)

  • VikiApril 5, 2010 - 10:54 pm

    My favorite store is my local Salvation Army. I love to dig around and find good deals and Saturday I got a bag full of new clothes for less than 12.00 and believe me I packed that bag full.ReplyCancel

  • Linda FlemingApril 5, 2010 - 10:54 pm

    For years I would email Hobby Lobby trying to get them to come to Arizona. They finally made it. And they just opened another one closer to me, about 5 miles away. I hinted for their gift cards for Christmas and my son came through. He actually listened to his Mom!! I also love to visit quilt stores. Too many hobbies, not enough time.
    I hope your knee gets to feeling better. I did something similar pulling weeds last week, not fun dealing with the pain.ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryApril 5, 2010 - 10:58 pm

    My favorite stores are Hobby Lobby and Michaels! I used to be a mall person, but now I’d rather spend my money on craft supplies. Boy I bet my husband is thinking the mall would have been the better choice, LOL!

    I just love about every scrapbooking/stamping item out there! I took a break from it all when we were moving around for job reasons, but now that we’re settled, I’m finding that there is so much new stuff that’s come out. At least with the HL and Michaels coupons I can get stuff for 40% to 50% off so that helps out a lot!

    Glad you had a relaxing Easter! You deserve it! And, your blog candy is AWESOME!


  • PatiApril 5, 2010 - 10:58 pm

    I had my first “ikea experience” a few months ago while in WA. I had never heard of the place before then. It was fun and different. One of my favorite stores, that comes to mind at the moment, is JoAnns. They have a good selection and good sales, keeps me stocked in the basic crafting necessities : ) There’s a small one only 15 min away and the super store is about 50 miles away.ReplyCancel

  • Julie G.April 5, 2010 - 11:00 pm

    Hobby Lobby….we just got one in my area at the begining of the year….
    Online I am an ETSY junkie….I even have a couple of shops of my own on there….
    stop by and send me a convo to say hi….ReplyCancel

  • SylviaApril 5, 2010 - 11:03 pm

    Becca, I live in southern California and as large a population as we have, we have so few stores. I’m also a beader. I enjoy going to Beads, Beads in Orange. It’s a tiny little house that has been converted into a store filled with beads. The colors, textures, and beauty of the pieces give so much inspiration not only for beading but for all the paper art I love.
    Hope your knee is better every dayReplyCancel

  • DebraKApril 5, 2010 - 11:04 pm

    Elevate your knee, and BioFreeze works wonders! Off the top of my head, I like They have some fabulous clearance deals on Spellbinders–better than eBay! And free shipping to boot! I check them almost daily… their free shipping is on many items, including JustRite stamps. And the JR alphabet stamps are 50% off (or they were last time I checked).
    Hope you knee heals quickly Becca!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 5, 2010 - 11:05 pm

    Gals your Easter was great. Sorry about your knee . I hope it is better soon.
    My favorite store is called “Frugal Muse” It is a local used books store in Madison WI that has fabulous books. It is not like Half Price books . Frugal stocks used books you can’t find in other used book stores. Gorgeous art books, classics and a huge collection of history books for every major country. I don’t dare go in there if I am short of money. I’ll spend my grocery money and live on scrabbled eggs , oatmeal and soup LOLReplyCancel

  • KarenApril 5, 2010 - 11:06 pm

    My favorite craft store depends on where I am. When I’m home, my favorites are Michaels, A.C. Moore, and our new Hobby Lobby. I love to use those coupons and you’ve got to visit them all because they carry different things! When I visit my son, my favorite place to go is Stampers Alley in Mooresville, NC. They have a great selection of stamps, papers, punches, and lots of samples of finished projects. When I visit my daughter in Virginia Beach I head to Beach Scrapbooks. While in Seattle for a conference, I found Monkey Love Rubber Stamps. So when I know I’m traveling, I head to the Internet to check out stores on my way. It’s always an adventure!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy McAlisterApril 5, 2010 - 11:07 pm

    Hi Becca, Upon visiting your fabulous country last year I had the pleasure of visiting a Walmart and Michaels store OMG. I was in ore of your stores, there was too much to chose from all under the one roof. I must say I even brought an extra suitcase in Walmart to bring my purchases back home and then in Michaels my eyes were like a poker machine going round and round. I spent lots of money on craft and then they gave me a discount voucher so I said to my DH we have to go back to Michaels before we leave just so I could get discount on another purchase.ReplyCancel

  • SandiApril 5, 2010 - 11:07 pm

    We are so far in “the boonies” that online is usually my option! When I do get out to the city, I have to check out the scrapbook stores & all of the second hand book stores.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DApril 5, 2010 - 11:09 pm

    As there are not many craft stores near me, I shop online, and LOVE Layers of Color!!! … their stamps are so light that the postage is not too painful and they get halfway across the world in a week, beautifully wrapped and always with a handwritten thank you on them.ReplyCancel

  • MaggieApril 5, 2010 - 11:11 pm

    My favorite store is a local one, Pennsylvania Macaroni. The cheese selection is to die for.ReplyCancel

  • TJApril 5, 2010 - 11:12 pm

    I’d have to say my favorite store is also Ikea. In fact, my entire house, with the exception of 2 chairs, and 2 couches is Ikea. It’s so easy to have nice looking things without paying the extravagant prices you find at other furniture and retail stores. Plus, I think it’s fun putting everything together.ReplyCancel

  • Mary L.April 5, 2010 - 11:12 pm

    Hi Becca, stay off that knee.

    Our local Scrapbook 101 does a pretty good job of keeping me supplied with more things than I really need. I like to shop on line too. That is an endless supply of EVERYTHING.
    Thanks for another chance at Blog Candy.

    By the way, what is an Ikea?? Never heard of it.ReplyCancel

  • miluApril 5, 2010 - 11:13 pm

    yellow roses?
    those are MY favorite!
    Also,favorite are ANY scrapbooking stores!
    Next.would be beads…
    Hope your knee is healing fast

  • MarisaApril 5, 2010 - 11:15 pm

    What a special hubby :D Love yellow roses! One of my favorite stores is Michael’s – always with a coupon of course! Thanks for another chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • DaviApril 5, 2010 - 11:17 pm

    Well you are a lucky girl…yellow roses from you sweetheart what more can you want??? I live in a rural area so shop ebay mostly but we have a little store about 30 mins away called school adventure that is putting in more and more paper craft treasures. I like to go look to see what I find.ReplyCancel

  • AnnieApril 5, 2010 - 11:18 pm

    Becca…Oh my goodness I hope your knee gets better soon!…I hurt both of mine in a car accident a few years ago…Knees can sure cause a raukus of pain!…..My favorite store is Michael’s with a 40-50% coupon!… i wish we had a Hobby Lobby here where I am!…They seem to have things that Michael’s doesn’t carry….I have read your site for a quite awhile now and just love your creativity and your tutorials!…Take Care and Blessings to you and yours…AnnieReplyCancel

  • TinaHApril 5, 2010 - 11:19 pm

    Actually, one of my favorite stores is Costco! The closest one is three hours away and I try to get there about every six weeks. With only one grocery store and Walmart here, Costco is an adventure! Thanks for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Trina LeesonApril 5, 2010 - 11:19 pm

    We don’t have anywhere near the stores that you have over in the USA but the one I spend the most time in would be The Warehouse (like your Walmart, etc), but is Michaels were here it would be a different story LOLReplyCancel

  • crystalApril 5, 2010 - 11:20 pm

    Becca, I hope you will be feeling better soon. I know how to do the lounging thing really well….too well actually. With all of the health problems I’ve had I’ve become an expert at it lol! I’ve been enjoying Ebay lately, keeping my eye on some Spellbinders. I love Hobby Lobby but we don’t have one in Canada so I look forward to my next trip when I can find one.ReplyCancel

  • Vivian LApril 5, 2010 - 11:22 pm

    My favorite store has to be two peas. I love shopping on the internet. I have too many packages coming to my house. I also have a local scrapbooking store that I enjoy shopping at too! I love reading your blogs and getting ideas about cards! Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Janis MorrisApril 5, 2010 - 11:25 pm

    I love Barnes & Noble. They have my favorite magazines plus lots and lots of books. Is there anything better than books? One of my friends told me once that when I died they were going to put on my tombstone: Have I got a book for you!ReplyCancel

  • Sue K (Australia)April 5, 2010 - 11:27 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Glad to hear you had a “special” Easter – it is a very blessed time. Thanks for another chance to win – altho im not sure if internationals can enter – but – what the heck. You are so generous Bec and your cards and projects are ALWAYS an inspiration.
    My fave craft store is an online store called Bizz Becs. The site is always very easy to use and she has lots of different products to choose – she is always uptodate with new things and she has lots of specials and most of all – Bec is a complete pleasure to deal with – the orders are always processed quickly, she is sooo obliging and just a complete professional. And its always so much easier to make wishlists and sort out what you want to buy rather than the pressure of being in a store and leaving half of it behind and regretting it later. Have a great day everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezApril 5, 2010 - 11:28 pm

    I love a craft store as much as the next person, but I spend the longest amounts of time in thrift stores. I love to go to a good “Goodwill” or “Savers”. I hunt for glassware, then houshold items and have even found SU stamps there. They often have new Target merchandise (discontinued, damaged, clearance items). We only have 1 craft store where I live that’s close, Hobby Lobby; but lately I’ve done most of my craft shopping at As stated earlier; great, great deals.ReplyCancel

  • HildaApril 5, 2010 - 11:30 pm

    Hi Becca
    Hope your knee is getting better.

    Here where I live there are hardly any scrapbooking or card shops so it has to be Spotlight

  • AnneApril 5, 2010 - 11:33 pm

    Hi Becca, Happy Easter.
    I know what you mean about lounging and um, sleeping lol. I’ve just recovered from a bout of cellulitis in my leg which necessitated ‘loungng’ all the time until given the all clear by my doctor – nearly 2 weeks. I did a lot of sleeping lol. My favorite store – goodness – too many to mention I think. Any store that sells stamps.
    Hugs, Anne.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole GruidlApril 5, 2010 - 11:34 pm

    Hi Becca
    I am thrilled to leave a comment for the first time. Ihave been following your blog for quite some time. I am pleased to congratulate on all your beautiful work. I love your work

  • kathyApril 5, 2010 - 11:34 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I love your work! In the Seattle area my favorite stores are Impress and Monkey Love for stamping supplies and ScrapMart for online shopping.ReplyCancel

  • CarolApril 5, 2010 - 11:36 pm

    Becca, I have been admiring your gorgeous card creations for almost a year now, but have never commented before. Sorry to hear about your knee, but glad you have such a wonderful DH who took care of you and provided you with a lovely Easter. As for my fav store I would have to say Michael’s. I am lucky to have one very close to home. One tip to all those who frequent Mich’s & love their coupons. Do you know that they will accept more than one coupon a day as long as the coupons are all different?…ie. one from the newspaper, one from email, one on a register receipt from the week before…oh, and competitors’ coupons too: Hobby Lobby’s & JoAnn’s. JoAnn’s will also accept competitors’ coupons, but HL will not. :)ReplyCancel

  • Leyla AndersonApril 5, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    Hi Becca, wishing you a speedy recovery with your knee. In regards to our fav store. Locally there’s Michael’s and every now and then I make a trip to Ontario, CA where there is a FABULOUS store called WOOTEN’s scrapbooking store. It’s a great store and I could just spend all day there.ReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 5, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    My favorite local store is Paradise Scrapbook Boutique. Karen has soooo many beautiful items and she’s always bringing in more. It’s so nice to touch and feel and the fact that she is only minutes away is great. When I’m in immediate need of paper or embellishments, Karen has them. Now if she’d only stay open 24 hours a day :-)ReplyCancel

  • Shirley NApril 5, 2010 - 11:39 pm

    Glad to hear you had a wonderful Easter. Hope your knee is getting better every day. Since I don’t drive much I do a lot of shopping online. I guess my favorite store would be JoAnns since she has a lot of nice coupons and good sales. Take care Becca and thanks for the chance to win your generous candy!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley N NewellApril 5, 2010 - 11:42 pm

    My favorite store EVER is Target. I went there 3 times last week. They are putting groceries into our local Target too and I don’t think I’ll ever leave there.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeeApril 5, 2010 - 11:44 pm

    My favorite store is my local stamp store called The Stamp Art Shoppe in Roseville, CA. There are so many up to date supplies and samples. I take a ton of classes there, and I learn so many new techniques. The stamp shop is only a walk away from where I live! The people who frequent the shop are also awesome, and many have become friends! Hope that ol’ knee gets better. Love the blog candy, and I know I would put all of it to good use! Thanks for being so sweet and inspirational. Take good care of yourself! Looks like your hubby is already doing it!
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CAReplyCancel

  • Dorothy T in FLApril 5, 2010 - 11:45 pm

    Hi Becca, Thanks for the chance to win some candy! I’ve never been to an Ikea, so luckily that’s one store that isn’t on my list of favorites. However, I live 5 minutes from 2 outlet malls and about 15 minutes from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Big Lots, WalMart, Target, Ross, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and many more. As an admitted Shopaholic, if I can get $$$ off retail or a 40% or 50% coupon, then the store is on my list of favorites and I can get lost in it for hours. Of course, then there’s the Internet. I really have no true favorite store – if my fingers or feet can get there and the prices are right, it’s my favorite! Think of the song “Love the one you’re with” and you have it!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenApril 5, 2010 - 11:46 pm

    As I live in a country, where we don´t have many craftstores, I mostly have to go online to shop craftgoodies, and that can be a problem, because many doesn´t shop internationally, or either they don´t take all types of creditcard, but I´ve fond OMC from US, which has been a great place for me. but unfrotunately they don´t have all I would like. And they don´t have all of the nesties from Spellbinders f.ex. , so we can´t getr all we see around, but at least, they have some, which is more than we have here anywhere and even at a good price.
    Hope your knee will soon be all god again hun and thanks sooo much for offerering this candy, as it´s soooo great, and I would just love to win for a change.
    Hope you´ll have a nice week after Easter as well now.
    biiiig hugs MaryannReplyCancel

  • kathy sApril 5, 2010 - 11:47 pm

    Hope your back on your feet again soon-sorry the pun- but you know what I mean- ok my fave store has to be Spotlight or Lincraft- both are basically material stores but they also stock craft items -you know ribbon, punches,stamps,ribbon,dies,beads, ribbon,papers,wool and did I mention ribbon- well they have it all I suppose its a bit like your Craft Barn or Hobby lobby or whatever just in a smaller version. Thanks for the chance for some candy-Hope you enjoy the roses tooReplyCancel

  • Sheila BartlettApril 5, 2010 - 11:50 pm

    Hi Becca I am sorry about your knee, but maybe the yellow roses will make you feel better & dinner. I sure hope so because you are such an inspiration to me. I just love your blog updates. Keep the ice handy.
    You are so generous with your blog candy, thanks for the opportunity.
    Fav. store I live in rural Canada so my treat is to get to Michaels where I love to see the latest & the coupon makes it all worth while.ReplyCancel

  • chris pearceApril 5, 2010 - 11:52 pm

    I live in Australia one of my favourite stores is David Jones a large deparment store, but for my craft supplies I love to shop at Stampers Dream Michelle’s store, love the selection and Michelle is great.ReplyCancel

  • Tany SolApril 5, 2010 - 11:54 pm

    WOW Becca!!!!!
    Awesome candy! Thank you for the chance to win. Really want to be the lucky winner…
    My fav stores for scrapbook – 7kidscollegefund, stumping up.ReplyCancel

  • VeltaApril 5, 2010 - 11:54 pm

    O Becca I am so sorry to hear about your knee…I have been there and it is no fun lounging around (well, maybe for just a little while…tee hee). You DH is a darling to send you the roses!!! Your generosity with this blog candy is not only welcome, but I see a lot that I do not have!!! At any rate I guess I would have to say that my favorite place to shop is Michael’s…and then there is Electic Paperie…dunno if that counts since it is online…but there you are. Prayers are coming your way for that knee of yours!!! And Thank you for the chance to win this great bunch of goodies!!ReplyCancel

  • tinaApril 6, 2010 - 12:04 am

    Hope your knee heals…anyway my favorite store—like all time fave has to be HOBBY LOBBY – and can you belive that the only one I have been in is in El Paso – Texas…we don’t have on here in California. I was in absolute AWE when I walked through and bought so much…They carry everything you could ever need there….love it..

    Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. I have some on my blog up this week to. Stop By – if you have some time…


  • Barbie D.April 6, 2010 - 12:05 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your knee but it sounds like you’re doing exactly what you need to in order to get well soon. Unfortunately we don’t have any craft stores where I live, just WalMart and Big Lots but we do have a JoAnn’s and Michael’s about 25 miles away and that’s where I do spend a lot of time and too much money. Thank you for an chance to win your awesome blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickApril 6, 2010 - 12:05 am

    Not much of a shopper either….but actually, I have become an avid on-line shopper for stamps and stamping supplies. I would be hard pressed to pick ONE….I visit them all. I’m a fan of Ellen Huston’s store and Paper Trey and Two Peas and Eclectic Paper and the list goes on and on. Don’t go to malls unless I’m forced….on-line shopping is easier and you just have to park in your favorite chair.ReplyCancel

  • DJApril 6, 2010 - 12:11 am

    Well let’s see, I do not shop much, but my favorite store is Hobby Lobby and they just open one here in January. I do mostof my paper crafting store is on line at stamppingscrapping, the owner and her husband are just great and the shipping time is just the best no one on line can bet her. If there is a problem with your order she contact’s you either by email or thelephone. She’s the best.ReplyCancel

  • BrendaApril 6, 2010 - 12:14 am

    Online, peachy cheap offers unique, daily offerings.
    Country Lane is a local (to me!) store that sees me regularly.
    Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce C.April 6, 2010 - 12:19 am

    My favorite local store is Hearts & Crafts. The owners & employees are so nice. They are all so talented & so willing to help you with projects & share their ideas.ReplyCancel

  • NenaApril 6, 2010 - 12:30 am

    I live on the West Coast and we have an outlet store here called
    Tuesday Morning. They have quality items for excellent prices. I
    have two daughters and we all love kitchen items so I can always
    find something we need or want. They also have scrapbook goodies
    and wonderful wrapping paper and gift bags. I love anything
    made out of paper!!! Thank you for sharing your paper creations!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie GApril 6, 2010 - 12:31 am

    Wow, Becca, what could be better blog candy than anything spellbinders! I have to say I get more inspiration from your blog than I can say. Your work is so beautiful. My favorite shopping places, hmmm… of course Hobby Lobby, Michaels and JoAnn’s but I also love to wander around Tuesday Morning.ReplyCancel

  • Juli CApril 6, 2010 - 12:33 am

    Great blog candy giveaway! thanks for the chance to win! .
    One of my favorite stores here in Canada is Winners!!! they have great name brand stuff at awesome prices…. i even found some MS stuff too =)


    p.s you are a lucky girl! and your hubby is great too =)ReplyCancel

  • Brenda WhiteApril 6, 2010 - 12:49 am

    Hope your knee “snaps” back soon Becca, no fun at all.
    I do as much of my online buying as possiboe at, with good discounts on lots of Spellbinders and Cuttlebug folders. Locally Joann’s beats Michaels for me.

    Brenda W.ReplyCancel

  • Lori AragonApril 6, 2010 - 12:50 am

    Hi Becca ~ I pray your knee feels much better and ask the Lord for complete healing and restoration to your body…In Jesus’ Most Powerful Name!

    I LOVE yellow roses : ) They are my absolute fav! My fav store… well – ur… just about any building that has craft supplies will do – lol! Locally, I have Joann’s, Michael’s and Beverly’s which I visit whenever I have $…

    Thank you for the generous offer of candy and for the ‘advance’ – hee hee!

    Love and hugs ~ LoriReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleApril 6, 2010 - 12:51 am

    I sooooooo enjoy your inspirational cards…puts a song in my heart! I actually have two favorite stores…Stampin’ Cat Studios in Salem, OR and Peddler’s Pack in Portland, OR. I confess that I also frequent Michaels here in Salem – especially because of the coupons and great staff! Thank you Becca for the chance at some Blog Candy!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • DebiApril 6, 2010 - 12:51 am

    This one is an easy one for me because I LOVE to shop. But when I moved from the big city of L.A. to small town Hilo, HI three years ago, my shopping choices became very limited. Thank goodness for online shopping. I would have to say I like shopping on Amazon and like to compare prices on Ebay.

    Hope you’re feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • DanielleApril 6, 2010 - 12:54 am

    Ikea makes my knees weak! I love the mix of fun and function at such a great price! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue RApril 6, 2010 - 1:03 am

    That is awesome for you Becca………lounging is necessary sometimes. My favorite place to shop is a fabric store. We have a local quilt shop that has drop in every Wed and we get to go in and work on anything we want with all the other gals. Whether it be papercrafting or sewing, I always go. Sewing is my other addiction, especially totes and baby stuff.
    Thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy too!!ReplyCancel

  • Rene from OZApril 6, 2010 - 1:10 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a lovely prize thanks for the chance to win. Hope your knee gets better soon. We have a few local scrapbook shop I go to, but I
    wish we had a Michaels or a Hobby House.
    Rene from Oz xoReplyCancel

  • Susan NelApril 6, 2010 - 1:17 am

    Well, in South Africa we can only DROOL over your lovely stores and buying online isnt the same ,, you’ve got to have it in your hands when you want to buy, but thats ok,, i mostly buy from Frantic stamper , and cut@home,,,because they have what i want and they ship to us. when someone goes to USA we usually send money with and our list, heheReplyCancel

  • Susan NelApril 6, 2010 - 1:19 am

    oops forgot to say,,, nice candy and hope you’re getting better soon.lounge as much as you want!!!ReplyCancel

  • Louise CharltonApril 6, 2010 - 1:28 am

    Hi Becca! Hope you feel better soon!
    What a pleasure to come visit your blog! You always have beautiful things to show, so well made. I am amazed at your attention to details! Now this beautiful blog candy. How generous of you! thanks so much for the chance to win!

    I love finding new Stamping or Scrapbooking stores to visit. My husband is very good and gives me time when we travel. When I’m at home, I buy at the local Stamp store (called Bonnidée, as in “Good idea”) where I teach.

    Have a good dayReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanApril 6, 2010 - 1:34 am

    Hope your knee gets to feeling better soon….We don’t have a Ikea here in Tennessee (not that I’m award of)….my favorite place to shop is Hobby Lobby…….but I also like to go to Michaels……I can get pretty much what I want at HL……if not I go on line……
    We are having a wonderful spring here too….everything is blooming and so pretty….the dogwood’s here are showing their stuff…….ReplyCancel

  • KimberlyApril 6, 2010 - 1:37 am

    Hope you feel better and get lots of rest. I will keep you in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret ThompsonApril 6, 2010 - 1:39 am

    I really like the Michaels Craft stores because I can find lots of dollar items and you have shown us some really nice things that you have created with just a simple one dollar item and you make it look like it cost so much more. I also like punches and Michael’s is always getting new Martha Stewart ones in andddd they are and are going to re-do their scrapbooking departments so that’s going to be really nice. JoAnn’s is catching up with Michaels but they are selling Spellbinders dies now!!! Lucky me, I like my Spellbinders dies I already have 147 sets and soon to have more by using my 40 or 50 percent off coupons too, I will be checking them out today!

    And Becca…. recently I had an occasion to speak with a manager at Michaels corporate office and I suggested some crafting items that I think they should sell but the gentleman wasn’t familiar with Spellbinders so I directed him to your site and as soon as we went to the “older post” page he noticed a Michaels item that you had used to create something and told me. Isn’t that great? I also told him how you created those ovals, circles, labels, tags, etc. with Spellbinders dies by showing him your creative work in cards. Becca, he was really pleased and said they were so nice. Isn’t that really cool? I think so.

    And your knee Becca, I did the same thing and felt that snap, a ligament partial tear and I ended up with surgery but… but Becca I did it again but to my other knee so I went to CVS Pharmacy and got myself an elastic knee brace, a simple one that is formed for the knee with a hole for the knee cap to stick out and I just slip my foot into and pull it up on to my knee and it keeps my knee in place and keeps me from twisting and hurting it again – because I don’t feel like another surgery and being on crutches again and not being able to drive – it’s my right knee. Just a thought that it may help you to get around until it feels better, just a thought from experience Becca because mine felt better after wearing the brace during the day time so I hope you feel better real soon, it’s no fun to be in pain.
    Thanks for the blog candy offer and ALL the nice things that you create for us out here in this huge internet world.

    GOD BLESS YOU Becca and do take care. I’ve got you on my prayer list already.ReplyCancel

  • Glenda JonesApril 6, 2010 - 1:52 am

    I hope your knee is feeling better and that you are enjoying your yellow roses and some lounging time. Thanks for all the wonderful and beautiful cards you share. Take care…ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsApril 6, 2010 - 2:00 am

    Hi Becca,
    Sorry to hear about your knee – but what a romantic treat your husband gave you !!
    I don’t get to go shopping much. I think Diana’s Magnolia-licious online store is my favourite :o) I would love to live close enough to other craft stores to buy supplies like a lot of the girls have – but it is not to be.
    I hate buying clothes and have to do that out of town as well. I guess I am a homebody :o)
    Get better real soon. Hugs and Blessings, CandyReplyCancel

  • CYNTHIA BEYNONApril 6, 2010 - 2:04 am


    CYNTHIA B.ReplyCancel

  • ~Carolyn MillerApril 6, 2010 - 2:19 am

    Hi Becca,
    Take care of that knee! I injured mine several years ago and they BOTH still give me grief.

    I certainly don’t have JUST ONE favorite store, so I guess I’ll have to be sure to stop by every day to post several of my favs! Starting with hobbies – I’ll go with Michael’s for today. They edge out Hobby Lobby because they accept their competitors coupons, have a nice selection of Martha Stewart punches, and have a great return policy (which I need due to the fact I’m a waffler and always overbuy when shopping for a project). There are 3 stores within 10 miles of my home – so… lots of chances to catch sales and use those coupons! Thank you for another chance to win some great candy!!!ReplyCancel

  • LindaApril 6, 2010 - 2:34 am

    Hi Becca, I’m so sorry to hear that your knee is not good…..I hope the lounging is helping….sounds like you needed the rest! My fave store is one near me called Abode. It is a gorgeous homewares store and covers lots of different styles and tastes including Shabby Chic which I love. I always find beautiful birthday gifts there for friends and love to just go in and wander around when I’m in the area.ReplyCancel

  • Glenda BrooksApril 6, 2010 - 2:42 am

    Hi Becca: Well I feel like I live in the boonies! The only thing we have in our area is Walmart and Hobby Lobby. So I frequent them often. No Ikea or Target even…..If I drive 40 minutes or so, then I can shop at a Michaels or Target, but find that as I get older I do not like the mad rush!ReplyCancel

  • AlexandraApril 6, 2010 - 2:44 am

    Hello Becca, thanks for offering this sweet candy!
    My favourite store is called the Glitterpot and yes, you guessed it, it’s a craft store here in the UK. Only about 15 Minutes away by car and full of treasures!
    Love, AlexReplyCancel

  • lynn burkeApril 6, 2010 - 2:49 am

    Hi Becca,ReplyCancel

  • HannyApril 6, 2010 - 2:52 am

    I love Ikea as well Becca, I love having lunch there and eating the swedish meatballs . they are so yummy ..

    My other favourite places are any store that sells craft items, you can rest assure I will always find something to buy ..

    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely blog candy..
    kind regards HannyReplyCancel

  • lynn burkeApril 6, 2010 - 2:58 am

    Hi Becca
    How weird is this I live in Western Australiaand have just returned from a visit to IKEA. We only have one store here but it is only about twenty mins away from where I live. It is Tuesday afternoon here so sometimes I have to wait a while to visit your site, but I have to say what a treat each time I manage to log on to you so Thank You so much for all the inspiration and pleasure you give us all. Do hope your knee is better soon. God Bless you…..LynnReplyCancel

  • Janine R.April 6, 2010 - 3:12 am

    I’m not much of a shopper; but, Target has been my main “go to” store when I need something.
    I cannot get past their dollar section without a walk-through.
    I hope that you feel better soon.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie NelsonApril 6, 2010 - 3:13 am

    I hope that your knee is better soon…what a sweet hubby you have…dinner and roses too! I love Hoby Lobby and Michael’s with coupons and also Scrapbook Corner when I go to Little Rock. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful blog candy. Feel better soon!ReplyCancel

  • Martha HepburnApril 6, 2010 - 3:26 am

    I really like Hobby Lobby. Our closest one is about 2 hours away, but it is quite worth the trip. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • YvonneApril 6, 2010 - 3:42 am

    Ouch! It sounds like something I did last year. It took forever to heal all the way. Thanks for the chance at your blog candy. I love your site and you amaze me with your great creations.


  • Debbie BApril 6, 2010 - 3:43 am

    I have a local stamp store called Stamp Asylum. It is the most wonderful refuge. You go in and are greeted with happy, smiling faces. If you don’t know what something is, they are always willing to stop and demo it for you. It is usually something you can’t live without. Even if you don’t buy a thing it is great place to go and visit with the ladies there. They even have a stool up by the counter you can sit at and just visit. Love it there.

    Congrats on the yellow roses and yes, I think the older we get, the more we appreciate what God has provided for us.

    Debbie BReplyCancel

  • debbApril 6, 2010 - 3:45 am

    Hope your knee is better real soon- in the meantime, take advantage of the lounging! My fav store is the one with a really good sale price! I am not much of a shopper but when I need something I still think sale! Truth be told, the grocery store is probably my fav since I always seem to need to be there!ReplyCancel

  • SallyApril 6, 2010 - 3:49 am

    My favorite store has to be Archiver’s! I live in Canada but whenever I get a chance to pop down to USA I scout out an Archiver’s store. Time just disappears when I walk into one of their stores.

    Hope your knee is better soon Becca!
    Thank you as always for your fabulous moments of inspiration when I read your blogs!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisApril 6, 2010 - 3:55 am

    I rarely leave the house, I was a caregiver to a mentally challenged child, who has passed away 22 months ago at the age of 30. So I depended on the internet for so many of my shopping needs. My favorite place to shop is QVC, but so are so many others.

    I hope you are feeling a little better Becca. Enjoy the time relaxing and healing. what a great blog candy you are giving away. Good luck everyone. As always TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Jennifer WoodwardApril 6, 2010 - 3:55 am

    Good for you, Becca! Obviously you needed the “lounging”! You deserved a break and a rest and I’m sure it was well earned.

    You know what my favorite store(s) is/are? Fabric stores. I love poking around fabric stores. I like the chain stores as well as, and particularly, the specialty stores. There is one on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago called VOGUE and it has (if it is still in operation and existance) the most beautiful fabric.

    Happy day!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WApril 6, 2010 - 3:57 am

    Wow, what a wonderful Easter for you!! My favorite crafting store is about 80 miles away and we take road trips several times a year to visit it. It’s in Janesville WI and called stamping and scrapbook memories, it’s the size of a small K-Mart and has thousands of stickers, papers, punches stamps, anything you can think of. I’ve never seen a store this large or well stocked and we all have to really watch our CC in there because you can really spend a lot in a short time, LOL Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • dizziebeeApril 6, 2010 - 3:58 am

    I love mooching around small boutique stores, the best bargains are to be found here and because they are small they seem to care more about their customers so you get the personal touch everytime. It brings interaction back into shopping instaed of the automated robot of online shopping.ReplyCancel

  • Helen ReitersApril 6, 2010 - 4:00 am

    One of my most favourite shops to visit is called Charlotte’s Web, a Scrap Booking and Stamping Store run by a lovely lady called Charlotte who always greets you with a big hug and a warm welcoming smile. She makes you feel like one of the family and not just a customer.
    Thanks for offering such a wonderful blog prize.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RApril 6, 2010 - 4:00 am

    I am in a small town so there is not many stores available. So off I go 45 minutes in either direction and I can spend hours ontop of hours shopping!! Thanks for the chance. Love your blog and Thanks for all the inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • BevApril 6, 2010 - 4:02 am

    I’m with you on the IKEA stores. We have 2 close by, about an hour away……I don’t go often but when I do, I love it…..great storage ideas. I always find something I can use. But I do have other favourites!!!! Hope your feeling better soon….BevReplyCancel

  • MarilynYApril 6, 2010 - 4:04 am

    Shopping…..that’s my major addiction. Fortunately there aren’t any big major craft stores here and a handful of small scrappers shops scattered throughout the state so I can control myself easily. But this internet business with the many web stores makes my fingers itch especially with the many choices and prices available. Plus I can monitor all the latest releases on the many blogs and enjoy everyone’s card creation. My world has just gotten bigger.
    I’m in awe and love your creative mind. I’ve told the ladies at Flourishes that you are the #1 designer around. Thank you for sharing your creations.ReplyCancel

  • Lynnor aka icensheba on SCSApril 6, 2010 - 4:14 am

    That’s easy! My favorite store is Priceless Scrapbooks and More in Ocala, Florida! This store came into being about four years ago and has become the gathering place for scrappers and stampers from all over the area. I know of people who come from at least four counties to shop and play there. The friendships I have made at this store are just like the name…Priceless!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carole MillerApril 6, 2010 - 4:18 am

    WOW, sounds like you had a nice Easter weekend. I go to Michael’s a lot because they are about 5 miles from me. But mostly, I shop online way too much. Gina K Designs is one of the main places I shop on line. Wherever the prices are good for what I want. Have a great week.

    Carole MillerReplyCancel

  • Robyn MooreApril 6, 2010 - 4:19 am

    HI Becca,
    I hope your knee is healing and that you made it to the doctor yesterday. Eventhough I absolutely love to do crafts, sew, paint, etc. I love my grandchildren more. So, my favorite store has got to be Childrens Place. I have three of the most beautiful granddaughters and love shopping at Childrens Place. RobynReplyCancel

  • Mary RApril 6, 2010 - 4:20 am

    Speedy healing to your knee!

    Gosh, a favorite store is hard …. if it’s scrapbooking I could spend all day at Michaels or our local First Choice Scrapbooking … if it’s a home store then Ikea wins hands down. My “local” Ikea is a 2 hr drive away but it’s totally worth it! I could spend all week there, let alone a day!ReplyCancel

  • marvelApril 6, 2010 - 4:22 am

    My favorite store is Michaels, though they don’t always carry the items I want or think I need! I also like Scrapbooking Warehouse and Cut at Home. Excellent service from both of them!!

    Hope your knee feels better soon!! And thanks so much for the opportunity for the blog candy!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.April 6, 2010 - 4:26 am

    Hobby Lobby is my favorite store! There have everything you need there from craft items to home decor and it’s awesome that they play Christian music!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne KelemenApril 6, 2010 - 4:26 am

    I am a supervisor for one of those non-profit stores and after 13 years, I must say, I really don’t like to shop. I see so much stuff and since we can not shop while on the clock, I have learned that I can not have things. It is never there when I punch out. It’s funny but people always think the employees get first crack at everything and we get nothing.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaApril 6, 2010 - 4:29 am

    Hope your knee is better by now, Becca! My favorite store is a Joanns which 3 towns over LOL My friends and I can easily spend hours just looking through all the cubby holes and fresh ideas in this Super Store. Every dept seems to have something new and interesting. May your lounging include a Muse rest as well! Love seeing all your imaginative projects.ReplyCancel

  • SusanApril 6, 2010 - 4:30 am

    I would say my favorite craft store is Archiver’s, though I don’t get to shop there as often as I would like,the closest being 3-1/2 hours away. My next favorite would be Eleanor’s Stamps & More, a privately owned store that is awesome, great Christian people that always greet you with a smile and know you by name.ReplyCancel

  • Beth BabcockApril 6, 2010 - 4:31 am

    I’d have to say my fave is Hobby Lobby….we have a brand new store about 10 minutes away! How convenient, maybe toooooo convenient! Thanks for a chance to win the awesome blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • JennyApril 6, 2010 - 4:39 am

    Glad that you had a great Easter, you deserve it! Sorry to hear about your knee, maybe you can lounge and make cards to share at the same time!!
    My favorite craft store is Hobby Lobby. It is very close (too close) to my house, so I go often! I work to buy cardmaking supplies!
    Thanks for sharing your awesome creations and for the chance to win candy!

    Jenny L.ReplyCancel

  • Debbi ClouserApril 6, 2010 - 4:47 am

    I love to browse at Michael’s, especially looking through the bargain bins to see what I can find. Got 2 chipboard books for 50 cents each and put them together to make my daughter a “21 wishes for your 21st birthday” book!ReplyCancel

  • mary stuartApril 6, 2010 - 4:49 am

    Oh, Becca, I hope your knee is better!
    What a sweet husband – dinner with roses – what a man!
    Favorite store? first up i have to say is a store called Hollo’s.
    It’s a paper shop that also carries craft supplies. They have such an extensive supply of paper, card stock, envelopes, etc, and they sell it by the pound! Awesome!
    I’ve never been to Ikea! there isn’t any near us. if it’s a favorite of yours, then i’ll make a point of checking one out!ReplyCancel

  • MaxineApril 6, 2010 - 4:50 am

    My favorite store. I can only say it is “Happy Stampers” and “picture this” in Eau Claire, 40 miles from me. I do stop at least 2x a week as I am a volunteer driver for our cty. and I take a young man to school in Eau Claire 3x a week.
    They always have new items and cards to look and drool over.
    So glad that you had some down time as busy as you are designing your wonderful cards.


  • bonnie weissApril 6, 2010 - 4:52 am

    Hope your “booboo” is getting better … you sure don’t want it to turn into a chronic condition…keep resting, Becca.

    Home Sense is my weakness for shopping. They sometimes even have scrapbook things. I love the fact that everything there is fairly unique and you never know what you will find until you get there. We just moved so it’s always nice to buy some new linens for a new start. But then there’s seasonal, wall art, mirrors, lamps, kitchen … and the list goes on. One good thing … the trip to get there is never a waste because I always find something!ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.April 6, 2010 - 4:55 am

    Wonderful candy. Thank you .
    Sorry to hear about your knee. Maybe someone ‘upstairs’ is telling you that you needed alittle RandR. Enjoy your rest while you have the opportunity. They seem to come few and far between.
    I’m not much of a shopper.unless it comes to craft supplies, then I would have to say that Hobby Lobby is my #1 sstore

    Take care of that knee


  • SouthernScrapsApril 6, 2010 - 4:57 am

    Do take care of yourself. My favorite store is Staples or Office Depot. I love to look at office supplies and they are usually quite and not crowded. I find crafting goodies in those places too.ReplyCancel

  • SparklesApril 6, 2010 - 4:57 am

    Becca so sorry to here about your knee. Take care of yourself. I think when we can sleep that long it just means we needed it!
    Thanks for the sweet treats!

    I too love Ikea. I used to live an hour from one, and now I have to travel about 4 hours. I consider a visit to Ikea an adventure – you never know what you will find once you start exploring!
    Take careReplyCancel

  • Karen from OntarioApril 6, 2010 - 5:05 am

    My favourite store is our local stamp store. I love going in there on a Saturday morning and looking around. Since we only have one in town it is so fun to see what’s new.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieApril 6, 2010 - 5:08 am

    I would have to say Michael ‘s is my favorite craft store. As IKEA is about a 3 hour drive, someday I will have to check it out as I have heard many things about the store. As to Hobby Lobby and Crafts Diret have never heard of them, maybe it’s time to see if there is any around my neighborhood.ReplyCancel

  • ChristineZApril 6, 2010 - 5:08 am

    Hi Becca, hope your knee is improving!
    IKEA is one of my favorite stores as well. I just love to look at their products and try to figure out how I can use it in my craft room. My other favorite is a local store, Scrapbook Zone, in Farmington Hills, Michigan. My word, they are wonderful to deal with, always willing to track down what you want/need and have very reasonable prices. Even better, they actually know how to make cards and scrapbook! Wonderful people there.

  • Lynn G.April 6, 2010 - 5:09 am

    Thank you for the chance for some candy. My favorite store to shop in is AC Moore or Michaels.ReplyCancel

  • CherylApril 6, 2010 - 5:09 am

    I just went to IKEA for the first time last weekend. WOW! It’s a good thing it is not closer than two hours away or I would be constantly broke with nothing to spend on stamping! I think they need to have a stamping/crafting store like IKEA, I would spend so much time and money there. If only I spent so much time and money on serving others, there’s a thought.ReplyCancel

  • Sue O.April 6, 2010 - 5:12 am

    Hi Becca – I sure hope your knee gets better soon. It’s no fun to slow down!!! :) As for my favorite store, I simply can lose myself in Hobby Lobby and/or Michael’s. I love looking at everything and both of those stores tend to have a huge turn over, so there is always something new to look at. I so wish we had an Archiver’s nearby, but the closest is about 65 miles away. Thanks so much for a chance at blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • chrisdApril 6, 2010 - 5:15 am

    Take care and rest that knee… what a nice guy to buy you some beautiful flowers-flowers always lift my spirits.
    My favorite store is Scrappy Chic, a LSS store . They have good buys and classes but I always check out Target too and their clearance areas..I love IKEA , and all of the colorful items get my creating juices going.ReplyCancel

  • EdieApril 6, 2010 - 5:15 am

    My favorite store right now is a scrapbooking and stamping store about 30 minutes away that I just found called Peanut Doodles in Southmount, NC. It has everything that is new and classes to teach you how to use the new tools. Of course, I love Hobby Lobby, Michaels and AC Moore’s too. There are no stores in my town so I have to drive at least 30 minutes to shop for goodies for my craft room.ReplyCancel

  • LilaApril 6, 2010 - 5:16 am

    Can you believe I’ve never been to IKEA??? Hmmmm sounds like a destination for a rainy day. I’m an eclectic shopper who loves to browse the aisles of stores like Big Lots, Tuesday Morning, and Marshalls. We don’t have a Hobby Lobby near us but I’d love to check it out if we did.

    By the way Becca, thank you for taking the time to share your talents and heart with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • CheriApril 6, 2010 - 5:16 am

    Hi Becca, hope you don’t “knee-d” medical attention! Anyway, HOME DEPOT is at the top of my list! I love that store! Keep safe and healthy!ReplyCancel

  • LaureenApril 6, 2010 - 5:18 am

    Becca hope your knee is better, take all the time you need lounging so you get better. My favorite store is our local stamp and scrapbooking
    store, Stamp-Ede and I have been blessed to work there!
    Thank you for another chance at a wonderful blog candy. Enjoy those roses.ReplyCancel

  • chaydenApril 6, 2010 - 5:31 am

    For crafts I love Hobby Lobby.
    But for the store I go to most of the time is Walmart…you can get pretty much everything in one stop..ReplyCancel

  • AnneApril 6, 2010 - 5:31 am

    Oh Becca! So sorry to hear about your knee. Do hope it’s on the mend now.

    I’m in the UK, but we do have an IKEA not too far away and I love the store. I found some awesome CD/DVD storage units very cheaply there and they house many of my dies so neatly as they’re a perfect size.

    Thanks so much for the chance of blog candy! You’re so generous with all your ‘gifts’!

    Enjoy the roses!

    Hugs AnneReplyCancel

  • Kitty RodahlApril 6, 2010 - 5:33 am

    Hope your knee is better soon, Becca! I like to shop at Michael’s, but also like a lot of online sites.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley SmithApril 6, 2010 - 5:33 am

    Wow amazing blog candy. Visit your blog daily . My favorite store is “The Stamping Room” a local stamp store here in Nova Scotia. Only five minutes away from me so are there alot. Have a great day!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanApril 6, 2010 - 5:35 am

    I used to love to shop when I was young, but now I don’t. I love to go to Michael’s or Archiver’s–neither of which is in my home town. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway. Sending positive thoughts your way on the knee problem!ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyApril 6, 2010 - 5:42 am

    My favorite store is Khols and the closest one to me is an hour drive. I usually shop at one in Maine, that is about three hours away, twice a year and it’s always planned around the change of seasons so that all the off-season clothes are marked down to little or nothing. I’ll be heading there next weekend. Before I leave for the trip my husband always tells me “DO NOT come back with anymore sweaters, you have enough of them already.”ReplyCancel

  • terriavidreaderApril 6, 2010 - 5:42 am

    Thanks Becca for the lovely Blog Candy offering! My favorite store USED to be Kohl’s but they recently pulled a usual corporate decision of firing a friend of mine because she is getting older – no other reason. She’s worked there for over 20 years with exemplary reviews until she turned 61, and a few days later she was fired. Now I won’t shop there. I’m still looking for a new favorite store! By the way, my friend is getting unemployment even though they fought that too!ReplyCancel

  • Connie K.April 6, 2010 - 5:44 am

    I’m not much of a shopper either, but if you can’t find me at Hobby Lobby, then I am usually at a bookstore!ReplyCancel

  • christiApril 6, 2010 - 5:45 am

    wow, i don’t shop for clothes very often because i’m to the age where the styles don’t make radical changes. i guess my favorite is a new place called ollies. it’s like a big lots. right now i have been finding alot of craft stuff. they have overstocks of some things and i have found great deals like paper packs for .49. so right now that’s a favorite. i love a good sale. have a great week. my easter was super got to go to see the grand kids and my ever moving brother and neice. my neice was so sweet she gave me a basket with all of my yankee favorite foods in it.ReplyCancel

  • Donna G.April 6, 2010 - 5:46 am

    My favorite store is Michaels. I love to walk around and look at everything…if I have time. Of course I want to try everything, but I don’t have time for that either so I have really cut back to focus on my two main hobbies, stamping and quilting. I love them both!ReplyCancel

  • Renee StephensApril 6, 2010 - 5:47 am

    Thanks Becca for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize. My favorite store is any that carry paper and craft supplies. Living in the North GA mtns. there are very few places to shop. The nearest craft store is at least 40 miles away.ReplyCancel

  • Beth AnnApril 6, 2010 - 5:49 am

    I have not been to Ikea but I have heard it’s great. Have to one day make that trip to the one never me to see for my self. I guess my favorite place to shop is Scrapyland on the internet. Great customer service (which is very important to me) and great prices.
    Hope your knee heals quickly. Yes, sitting on the couch will start that down hill slide to eventually falling asleep. I do that at night watching TV in bed. Have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • SheriApril 6, 2010 - 5:51 am

    I also hate shopping but when I have to go I may go to Von Maurs for clothes. I usually end up just going to my lss and that satisfies by shopping for a long time.ReplyCancel

  • Julie StrenkeApril 6, 2010 - 5:57 am

    Wow….I have so many. I love to shop I could shop every day all day long. But my favorite store is hmmmmmm. Ok I really can’t make up my mind it’s either Kirklands or Hobby lobby. I love them both!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen W.April 6, 2010 - 5:57 am

    My favorite store might be Tuesday Morning. I love to go in there and just poke around. I find everything from household items to crafting supplies to slippers! You never know what they might have. The downside is that I have to wait for the inventory to turn over and new surprises to appear, so I only go about once every two months.ReplyCancel

  • kathy abornApril 6, 2010 - 5:58 am

    Inspiration Station–our town’s scrapbooking store is just great! Not only is it chocked full of stuff it is arranged beautifully. The cards that they display are certainly an inspiration to me…:)KathyReplyCancel

  • SandyApril 6, 2010 - 6:01 am

    Hope the knee is better soon. I have two bad ones so I know how it is. Lucky you! Having DH to bring flowers is really special.
    My fav store is probably Hobby Lobby. Archivers and Michael’s come out a good second & third. Love the coupons though. More for the money that way.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda M.April 6, 2010 - 6:03 am

    Hi Becca – thanks for this opportunity of winning blog candy. My favorite store is Michael’s at the moment – only because of the coupons, and because Hobby Lobby is in a direct I rarely head toward – but I do love Hobby Lobby! We do not have an IKEA here, but I did see there was one 1 1/2 hour away in Charlotte. I must try to get there one day.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia VinceletteApril 6, 2010 - 6:04 am


    Happy belated Easter to you.

    I’m not much on shopping either, but my favorite is a thrift shop called Red, White and Blue. It’s where the Vietnam Vets sell the clothing and goods that people donate to them in our area. I can come home with a bag of clothes, etc. for $25. I even found a pack of SU envelopes there once!

    Be blessed,


  • nellieApril 6, 2010 - 6:05 am

    My favorite store is the Memory Keeper in Hamilton Ontario. Sorry to hear about your knee. Hugs, Nellie.ReplyCancel

  • Mary GuikemaApril 6, 2010 - 6:05 am

    Hobby Lobby is one of my favorites locally because they carry Spellbinders and Copics and I can use the coupons. I also love online shopping because I can always find exactly what I need (well maybe I don’t really need it – it’s more of a want, I guess).
    There are a couple of online stores that now have the 40% off monthly coupons. I do love coupons!. Cut@home and Scrap-Mart both have coupons and great selections. Sometimes having to wait for new items increases the joy in using them.
    Hope your knee heals quickly. I need my daily fix of your awesome creations.ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.April 6, 2010 - 6:08 am

    Sorry about your knee and hope you are up and going soon. Yellow roses are so pretty-great DH you have.

    My fave store is Hobby Lobby, a good hour away from me, as are all the big stores, as I live in a rural area.

    Wonderful looking blog candy-the Basic Grey alone is a big draw-see one of my favorite pads peeking out at me. Thanks for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • KarinApril 6, 2010 - 6:09 am

    I love Target…a bit boring, I know. It’s always so neat and organized and they have a little of everything. It makes me happy to be in there :)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn BoisvertApril 6, 2010 - 6:09 am

    Scrapbook 101 our local store is wonderful to us we meet there on Wednesdays and get inspired by the group of friends that gather to make cards. They also have scrapbooking groups and a “make and take” on every other Saturday with Sharon. She usually has at least 5 cards you can make and the 1st ones free.
    It’s wonderful to have a store that will try to get us the products we want. Robert is eager to please and lots of fun.
    We spends hours there it’s wonderful. I call it my stamping addiction group. lol

  • Michelle HApril 6, 2010 - 6:09 am

    Right now I think my favorite store is Home Depot! We’re redoing the basement after a flood last year and I’m so excited about it! It’ll double our living space again. It’s almost been torture to not have that space…which includes my papercrafting space!ReplyCancel

  • CandiApril 6, 2010 - 6:13 am

    Hi Becca, Isn’t your DH a sweetie! My favorite store for today is Kohls for clothing and kitchen “stuff” They always have sales and discounts!ReplyCancel

  • TeresaApril 6, 2010 - 6:15 am

    I would have to say my favorite store is Hobby Lobby. I can spend hours in there. They have such variety and the best scrapbooking supplies ever.ReplyCancel

  • MarshaApril 6, 2010 - 6:16 am

    My favorite would be a toss up between Hobby Lobby and Michaels. I like Hobby Lobby for the Spellbinder, Cuttlebug and Copic selection and Michaels for the MS punches and paper selection. I am bless to have both in my town…one adjacent to Wal-Mart and the other to Target. Needless to say, I get my shop on!ReplyCancel

  • Paula KayApril 6, 2010 - 6:17 am

    We have a wonderful stamp store near us called Stamp Salado. It is right in the heart of Texas, where the bluebonnets are at their peak this very moment. Love the Texas wildflowers!ReplyCancel

  • JannaApril 6, 2010 - 6:17 am

    I also can spend hours in Hobby Lobby! They have such a variety! I also love TJ Maxx! Great prices and great gift items!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Y.April 6, 2010 - 6:18 am

    I’m nuts about Ikea, too. I have to restrain myself from buying every clever storage unit and gadget they stock! We have one about 2 hours away and usually make a trip 3-4 times a year.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry DeNauwApril 6, 2010 - 6:20 am

    My favorite store-other than any gourmet food store-still has to be Michaels. I always find something new and exciting there.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziApril 6, 2010 - 6:21 am

    Is you computer working alright?ReplyCancel

  • Donna McEwenApril 6, 2010 - 6:22 am

    It’s really hard to pick one favorite! I’m blessed in San Antonio because we have FOUR scrapbook stores and one stamp store. Of all of those, Stamp Antonio and Scrapbook 911 get most of my crafting dollars. Thanks for offering such generous blog candy. It’s so much fun hearing everyone’s favorites!ReplyCancel

  • sandi stampin at the lakeApril 6, 2010 - 6:22 am

    I’m an Amazon junkie … buy books, gifts, food items, craft items … I love that it comes to my door and I don’t have to spend so much time in the car driving – gives me more time to make cards!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie ReavesApril 6, 2010 - 6:24 am

    I would love to have a dedicated rubber stamp store near me but there isn’t one. So, I love to go to Hobby Lobby. I used to pray that we’d get one years ago. We’ve only had it for 3 years now. woo-hoo!
    I don’t have a problem spending a lot of time and money in there.
    oh…I’d love to go today!

    Love your blog and hope you get to feeling better.

    Take care,

    Debbie ReavesReplyCancel

  • MaggieApril 6, 2010 - 6:32 am

    You certainly are a lucky girl! My DH surprises me sometimes with flowers, but cooking dinner? Well, that’s too much to expect. LOL I hope your knee feels better.
    My favorite store is The Christmas Tree Shop. You’ll find them mainly in the Northeast. When I go home for a visit, I head there. They don’t just sell Christmas items. They have housewares, lawn and garden, home decor, etc. Love it!
    Thanks for the chance to win. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Peggy LeeApril 6, 2010 - 6:33 am

    Hi Becca!

    I too hurt my left knee last week. I don’t know how it happened but when I go up and down stairs does it ever hurt. My favorite store would have to be any book store. I love to read. I have enough books to last me years of reading. I think my dear sweet husband would like to buy me the Kindle or iPad so I don’t have stacks of books lying around. When I break away from reading, the store I really like to go to is Archivers. That is a hike for me..either Illinois or Madison, WI.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziApril 6, 2010 - 6:33 am

    My favorite store–ummm–Michael’s and A.C. Moore, and Hobby Lobby all get my business but I have to go to the Internet for the things I really want. I do bid (after comparing prices) on Ebay, and buy a lot of unmounted stamps on Art Impressions. No one site can do it all for me.
    You, Becca, are responsible for my desire to own Justrite and Spellbinders items. I wish all the chains carriied those brands. Thanks for your time and talent.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica B.April 6, 2010 - 6:34 am

    I have a fabulous scrapbook/stamp store just a few blocks away from me that is just so awesome! I teach classes there and just love all the wonderful supplies, fabulous people, and awesome store! My other favorite store is Crafts Direct which is an hour and a half away from me. It’s the biggest craft store I’ve ever been in and has practically every different kind of craft supply you could ever want! I can spend hours in there browsing their huge selection! Thanks for the chance to win! Hope you’re feeling better soon!!ReplyCancel

  • BettyApril 6, 2010 - 6:35 am

    The closest craft store is 70 miles from where I live, but when I go to visit family, I LOVE Jo Ann’s Fabric and Crafts! Of course, I hit Michael’s and Hobby Lobby while I am there. I love going to Hobby Lobby because they play Christian music while I shop!ReplyCancel

  • KaryleApril 6, 2010 - 6:39 am

    Hi Becca-Hope you are better soon. As of right now my favorite stores are the garden centers at Lowes and Home Depot. We are planting a garden, my first time I’ve never had a garden and I’m really jazzed. Also planting flowers and deck planters, so I spend alot of time just looking in the garden centers and enjoy every minute of it. Don’t you just love spring…….ReplyCancel

  • Pauline HappelApril 6, 2010 - 6:40 am

    My favorite LSS is Melange in Ste. Genevieve, MO, it’s about a forty minute drive, it’s the closest store to me. The owner is great and is willing to help you with any problems you have.

    On a much more sad note, my favorite “store” is to drive an hour into the city and shop at a GROCERY store. You know the kind that have more than one kind of olive oil. Last spring myself and a friend went to St. Louis for a doctors appointment and after it was over we spend four hours in a grocery store, just ohhing and ahhing over all of the choices. I know, I need to get out more! :)ReplyCancel

  • Pat JacksonApril 6, 2010 - 6:40 am

    After Scraptasia, my LSS, I would say my favorite store to “shop” (really just wandering makes me happy) is Target. I’m always amazed how much I spend in just the dollar bins!ReplyCancel

  • mary puskarApril 6, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Hi Becca: First thanks for offering such wonderful blog candy and, hey girl you go “lounge” all you want. You deserve it. HOpe the knee is OK. I am only an hour away from Lancaster, PA. Love it, love it, love it. The stores are fantastic. There’s one called Olde Millhouse Shoppes that really used to be a mill and is filled with the most wonderful assortment of gifts, home furnishings, floral arrangements to die for, garden items, seasonal decorative things, potpourri, china, etc. Just fantastic. Even if you don’t buy anything, the inspiration alone is fantastic. Try and visit sometime. A good day trip.


  • Linda StandartApril 6, 2010 - 6:41 am

    Oh,boy do I understand about ‘lounging’. LOL.
    My favorite store is one where I work, teaching and demo’ing and creating samples for display with product. The store is Stamps and More by Eleanor in Piedmont SC (minutes from Greenville). She carries so much wonderful stuff and so many wonderful stamps! I could go broke in there if I were not VERY careful. It satisfies my artistic sould just to be IN there.
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  • Carol FApril 6, 2010 - 6:43 am

    I am not much of a shopper, but I do like to spend time in craft stores.
    I love Hobby Lobby and the fact that it is a Christian based store!!
    When I lived in the Milwaukee area, there was a craft store named “Accents” that was a pretty cool craft store. They have a really nice Ben Franklin in Oconomowoc, WI that is a GREAT store.

    Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.ReplyCancel

  • Alice LukasikApril 6, 2010 - 6:46 am

    I hope you continue to feel better each day and keep lounging – you deserve it. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy. Since I have a pretty paper addiction, my favorite craft stores are definitely Michaels and Hobby Lobby (love the coupons). However, I’m in the Chicago area and we have Crate and Barrel stores which carry beautiful dishes (another addiction of mine), entertaining pieces and furniture. I love to go there and just dream of buying more pretty and colorful things.ReplyCancel

  • Chris BakerApril 6, 2010 - 6:46 am

    Believe it or not, I like grocery shopping. I enjoy my corner store (Food Basic) which I can walk to and they give good value for the dollar.ReplyCancel

  • lisa808April 6, 2010 - 6:46 am

    Roses and dinner–lucky you!!!

    My favorite craft shop is called Violette’s and it is in Lakeland, FL. They have the most amazing selection of papers I have ever seen in any craft shop.

    Hope your knee is better soon.ReplyCancel

  • Jan MApril 6, 2010 - 6:46 am

    I’d have to say that both JoAnn’s and Michael’s are tied for my favorites. They are located back-to-back so I usually shop in both and with the coupons, shopping is a bargain.ReplyCancel

  • Jo4HimApril 6, 2010 - 6:47 am

    Hi Becca, hope your knee is better. I have a DH that sounds a lot like yours–and you’re right we are lucky and very blessed! My fav local store is Memories Galore (a local scrapbooking store). My fav online is our Daily Bread Designs. My fav online site is AMAZING PAPER GRACE. Thanks for all your beautiful cards and designs.ReplyCancel

  • JeananneApril 6, 2010 - 6:49 am

    Gorgeous items, would love to win them, I am a newbie and still stocking up on products and these would really add to my collection.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja SApril 6, 2010 - 6:52 am

    What gorgeous blog candy! There is a lovely store here in Australia called “Everyday Living” The name sounds a little boring but it is a gorgeous furniture store with all sorts of decorating items scattered throughout. I don’t go to one often but did by my little drop front craft desk there (plus a few other little extras)ReplyCancel

  • DebieApril 6, 2010 - 6:52 am

    These are so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!!ReplyCancel

  • JudyApril 6, 2010 - 6:55 am

    Hi Becca,
    So sorry about your knee – bummer. I know your DH will take care of you like you’ve taken care of him. My favorite place to shop is our local stamp store The Ink Spot in Kirkwood MO. I get inspired just walking in the door. I could spend hours just looking at all the samples, not to mention the stamps. They offer great classes every month and the ladies are all so helpful. If I don’t get there every couple of weeks I go into withdrawl.ReplyCancel

  • Donna RinckelApril 6, 2010 - 6:55 am

    Wow! great blog candy. I’d love to win this! My favorite store? Your description of being a shopper fits me to a tee also although I don;t think I’ve ever been to an IKEA. My favorite online stamp store is Gina K. Love her stamps and the fact that when she has a release you can get a free set if you buy three sets.ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 6, 2010 - 6:59 am

    Gosh….. I’d have to say I love going into Archiver’s. There is one@ 45 minutes away from me- which is actually very safe… I don’t go as often! They always seem to have the latest and greatest, as well as all my favorite staple items.ReplyCancel

  • Pat GibsonApril 6, 2010 - 6:59 am

    Hope your knee is feeling better! My favorite store – any place with paper – I just love paper – glittery, flowers, texture, smooth, bright colors, subdued colors, neutrals, vellums – you name it! You use some of the most beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley WilliamsApril 6, 2010 - 7:01 am

    I love to shop at Macy’s, but since they don’t have stamp stuff, I usually get loads of stuff from Paper Trey. I also love to online shop, and I also like the My Favorite Things website. Although I have not purchased from them yet, I just found, Our Daily Bread, and I will be purchasing from them in the future. We don’t have a local scrapbook store, and the nearest one is over an hour away, so I will have to defer to online until then. Oh, I love the Carpe Diem store, I just got loads of Copic Markers there.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HawkinsApril 6, 2010 - 7:02 am

    Hi Becca,
    I know about the knee thing. It is so hard when you are used to being able to do things (like kneeling in the garden!) and suddenly you can’t. I don’t like it! Saying prayers for you to heal quickly and be able to move around again soon without pain.

    My very favorite store is called “A Small Cleverness” in Orange Park area of Jacksonville, FL. It is a tiny store owned by one of the nicest people you could every meet! And it is just packed full of stamping and related goodies. I don’t get to go there often (10 hours away!), but when I do, it becomes a purse emptying experience. Anything new that you find and wonder about, Donna Kazee, the owner, will demo on the spot- and she always has all the newest stuff! I can spend a full day there just looking and thinking of all the fun projects I could do with this or that. In fact my sis-in-law and I go early, leave for a quick bite of lunch, and come back to shop more. It is a very happy experience!ReplyCancel

  • NY debbieApril 6, 2010 - 7:02 am

    Sorry about your knee., hope you’re up and about soon .and what a nice surprise from hubby.. Now, as for my favorite store, not sure about that, but I recently found Peapod which is an on line Supermarket. Here in NY we have Stop n Shop which is a Supermarket. So Peapod is like there service and does all the shopping for you at the store, and brings it right to your table…What’s better than that, No going down the aisles, and putting stuff in your wagon, only to take it out and put in on the belt, to take it off the belt and put it in a bag and back into your cart, only to take it out of your cart to put it in your car..then to take it out of your car and back into your shopping cart (live in a building so need one of those to get it upstairs) only to take it out again and then put it away…So now Peapod does all the shopping for me..and it’s great..They have the same sales as the store, I couldln’t pick out better fruits & vegtables, and meats are great..and I can go shopping in my PJ’s..I like that..lolReplyCancel

  • DonnaApril 6, 2010 - 7:04 am

    Becca, I do hope your knee feels better quickly, and I’m delighted to hear your DH must be feeling better if he’s treating you to dinner and flowers! My favorite store is about 2 hours away, and it’s called Scrapbook Superstore. They have absolutely everything! And not just everything, but TONS of everything! They also have a store next door where everything is 1/2 price!ReplyCancel

  • Judy JacksonApril 6, 2010 - 7:06 am

    I love Ikea as well. The closest one is about ah hour and a half away from but near family. so often — but not always — when i go to visit family part of the trip includes some time at IKEA. I recently bought a bunch of rails to hang my punches on. but my hubby wants to help me hang them on the wall, and he has a very busy schedule right now. so getting them up will have to wait until he has a little more time.

    I also love Kohl’s for some of their clothes but mainly for domestic stuff. Then I wish there was a HUGE stamp/scrap store near by. There are three different store but none of them carry all that I want to be available to me. That is why i love stamp conventions! It is like one big store!ReplyCancel

  • Robyn, MaineApril 6, 2010 - 7:08 am

    Oh, did you say shopping??? I am one of the queen’s of shopping….I love Ikea too but I also Love Macy’s I have an unwritten rule I rarely pay full price for anything! That’s the rule… save my hubs money!ReplyCancel

  • Genny SiefkerApril 6, 2010 - 7:09 am

    I am and IKEA fan and a Lobby Hobby fan! Opps and a Michae;’s and Joann fan also! :) But probably for craft Micheals and IKEA for everything else. Fortunately I live in an area where they are all not more the 20 miles away so I am lucky. Nice blog candy. Thanks for a chance.ReplyCancel

  • patriciacc123April 6, 2010 - 7:09 am

    Hi Becca, Hope your knee is better soon, maybe the angels knew you needed a rest and the only way you would take it is if they made you. Take care of yourself as you do others.

    My favorite store is I have a Kindle and I like to load that with all the free books they offer. They have everything else there too and the prices are very good.

    Thank you for your generosity of time, spirit and blog candy, PattyC.ReplyCancel

  • KimApril 6, 2010 - 7:09 am

    I love to shop at Michaels. I can spend hours in that store. I live an hour and a half from the city so I don’t get to go often but when I do go, I make it worthwhile. Hope your knee is better soon. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Becky EApril 6, 2010 - 7:13 am

    ‘Morning, Becca. So sorry about your knee and so impressed with your husband! You trained him well I see. ;-)
    Let’s see, where will my shopping take me today? A.C.Moore’s more than likely. It’s really close and I love being able to use their coupons.ReplyCancel

  • PollyApril 6, 2010 - 7:13 am

    I’m going to one of my favorite local stores today with my sister. She’s in town and Patina, a local gift store in the Twin Cities, is always one of our stops. They have the cutest, most unique stuff…especially at the holidays. I could just eat that store up it’s so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • NancyKApril 6, 2010 - 7:13 am

    Hi Becca – your body was trying to tell you it needed more lounging time! I hope you are doing better today!
    My favorite store is, sadly, now closed. It was a LSS in Ventura, California called Violet’s and was filled to the brim with all kinds of stamps and supplies. The back room was where they held classes and it was there that I learned so many techniques and played with all kinds of stamping toys. I dropped a ton of money there the years I lived in California and was sorry to hear it is now closed.ReplyCancel

  • YvonneApril 6, 2010 - 7:13 am

    I like to go to Ikea for the cinnamon buns. Yum, but these days I like shopping at Kohls. I know….nothing fancy but they always have great deals and I can find stuff that fits me. Plus they have great sales.ReplyCancel

  • mom2hApril 6, 2010 - 7:13 am

    Tuesday Morning…it’s like a treasure hunt every time I go in!!! hee!
    Take care of your knee. What’s that mantra? Cold then Hot, then cold, then hot? Advil. That’s less confusing. ( Disclaimer…I’m no Dr.)ReplyCancel

  • NenaApril 6, 2010 - 7:14 am

    Good morning! Such a wonderful husband you have Becca…you are blessed! My favorite store is Hobby Lobby but I don’t get there often .. living in Upper Michigan it’s about 3 1/2 hours south and we try to avoid going to the big cities – hate TRAFFIC! Thanks for the options of winning the wonderful blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • RonnApril 6, 2010 - 7:14 am

    My fav store by far is definitely Joanns. I can spend hours there. Although I go for mainly scrapbooking items, I always seem to pick up other hobbies while there….I just love it!ReplyCancel

  • FrannieApril 6, 2010 - 7:15 am

    Hello Becca, I am glad you had a wonderful Easter. My family did as well. I do so hope your knee is feeling 100% better. For me shopping means “scrapbook shopping” and there is not a better place for me than my local scrapbook store called By Design Boutique. It is the most awesome store. Tracy, the owner, has great crops, events and make and takes. I absolutely love her and her store. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful candy. God blessReplyCancel

  • Marilyn HughesApril 6, 2010 - 7:15 am

    Awesome blog candy! Thank you for being so generous.


  • Diane LApril 6, 2010 - 7:22 am

    You lucky girl! Isn’t nice to have a great hubby like that! You deserve it!
    I’m a clearance shopper,so any great deal I can get I’ll be there.
    I only shop at Michael’s when i have a 40% off which I get in the weekly flyer. And as far as clothing which I also love,I usually go to the mall once every 2 weeks for a stroll and check out the deals.
    Thanks for the chance at your lovely candy Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Chris R.April 6, 2010 - 7:22 am

    I’m glad you had a wonderful Easter. My favorite local shop for stamping supplies is Stamp-A-Dee-Do-Da in Milwaukie, Oregon. Patti, the owner, is the sweetest person. I hope your knee heals quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry PhippsApril 6, 2010 - 7:23 am

    What a sweet hubby you have! Hope your knee is better soon. My favorite store is any store that sells crafts! Hobby Lobby is one of those! Thanks for the opportunity to win some fun stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna L. MApril 6, 2010 - 7:24 am

    My favorite store is (“Aahhhhh,” chorus of heavenly angels) The Container Store. It has everything! The closest one is about 55 minutes away so I always feel like I have to make a day of it. :-)

    If I’m shopping for stamping supplies, I guess I like Archivers for paper and Michaels (and their coupons) for everything else.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki WizniukApril 6, 2010 - 7:26 am

    I guess I’d have to say Michael’s, which is about a 2 1/2 hours drive away from where I live. Hope your knee is feeling better. And thanks for the chance to win such awesome candy! :)ReplyCancel

  • Heather xApril 6, 2010 - 7:26 am

    Hope your knee feels better soon Becca and hope that you are managing your pain relief ok. As hubby and I suffer from arthritis we can relate, so get well soon hunny :0)
    I am afraid that I am an ebay junkie but second to that is Crafters Companion dot com, love all Sara’s products.
    Thanks for the chance to win your amazing goodies, I love visiting and seeing all your wonderful creations with the spellbinders, I only have the ovals and scalloped ovals at the moment but I am saving hard for new ones :p
    Take care hun :0)
    *hugs* Heather xReplyCancel

  • Margaret HightonApril 6, 2010 - 7:27 am

    Hi becca,
    Hobby Lobby what a great name for a shop.
    i love ikea, my husband hates me going there. Our ikea in England doesnt have any crafting things, its a good job really.
    Great candy
    Margaret – UKReplyCancel

  • Laura LApril 6, 2010 - 7:27 am

    Hope you are on the road to recovery. Yellow roses should help-they are my favorite. I have been struggling myself since January with cancer, still working on radiatin treatment, so I haven’t been shopping as much as I would like. My favorite stores are any craft stores. I could spend all day in them. But, since I have been housebound for much of this year, I have been doing a lot of on-line craft store shopping. Now if I can only get enought energy back to actually use the things I have ordered :)
    Thanks for all your inspirational cards!ReplyCancel

  • ValerieCApril 6, 2010 - 7:29 am

    My favorite online stores are Papertrey Ink, Cornish Heritage Farms, and Two Peas in a Bucket. I love them all and frequent them all too often for my budget! THanks for the oppurtunity to win your blog candy. You’re always so generous and so very talented! Hope that knee heals quickly. I’ve recently had rods put in back so I’ve been out of commission too. It leaves alot of time to blog hop!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergApril 6, 2010 - 7:32 am

    Hi Becca, I hope your knee is feeling better but glad you got some lounge time..
    My favorite local store is Stamp & Deliever. Claire, the store owner, carries all the newest goodies and offers great classes.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherApril 6, 2010 - 7:35 am

    I like Ikea, too. The food part is fun, but I love poking around there for ages. No one wants to go with me (seems I’m their only fan in my circle) so I have to make the trek on my own.
    If we had a Michaels here, I’d be visiting that one a lot! As it is, there aren’t many art/craft stores here at all. Darn – I’d have too much fun, I know. Maybe their absence is a good thing in disguise?!
    Take care of the knee – and of that sweet hubby of yours :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary LukemanApril 6, 2010 - 7:39 am

    Thanks for your generous blog candy offer. One of my favorite stores is Carsand Mosher. It is a camera store but has a great selection of scrapbook items and stamps. They are very helpful there and will demonstrate different techniques.

  • sharon dApril 6, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Two of my favorite online stamp stores are Cornish Heritage Farms & Artistic Outpost. A local favorite of mine is a scrapbook store called Scrapbook Island. I could spend hours in there. The store is always loaded with the newest papers, stamps, inks & embelishments. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • DoreenApril 6, 2010 - 7:45 am

    I live in CT. and love a local scrapbooking store called Wiggles & Giggles especially if I’m looking for something special. I try to support the local scrapbooking stores but have to admit that I do most of my shopping at AC Moore’s and Micheal’s because they are conveniently close, and they always have coupons and sales each week which help me stay within my scrapbook budget :-)
    Thanks for the blog candy opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 6, 2010 - 7:46 am

    I, too, am not a shopper so I had to think a bit before responding to this blog. I finally realized that I love to go to Nordstrom’s. For the most part, I can’t afford the merchandise, BUT they have some good sales, I can find clothes that fit and quality is excellent. There was a period of about 5 years that I used to drive from my home in Fairbanks to Anchorage once a year so that I could shop a Nordstrom sale and buy items for my work wardrobe for the following year. Fun.ReplyCancel

  • Candy MeyersApril 6, 2010 - 7:50 am

    Hi Becca,
    Hope your knee is feeling better. I have weak knees and know how much trouble they can cause you. My favorite store is, of course, my local art store. It is owned by a very good friend of mine and she has done amazing things with the products in there. She keeps a very good supply of things for many art projects, not just stamping. And the classes offered are varied and stimulating.
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    Candy Meyers

  • Dana C.April 6, 2010 - 7:50 am

    Oh Becca I sure hope that your knee heals and that you are feeling better soon. I have been off work since last September and have medical injuries and I do know what it feels like to be lounging. At first it is good but eventually you feel so board that you think you will go nuts. Lol! But it is all good though because your body needs it. I pray that God gives you that special touch today.

    I am not much of a shopper either, but I do love going to Pennington’s. Being a plus size gal lately, makes me feel sad, but what helps to make me feel better is going to this store where I am sure that I will not be in between sizes. There clothes are so beautiful and trendy and most days you can get a sale. I am not sure about others, but even at this stage of my life, I still need to look and feel good to help me feel better about me and make a change in my life. Nothing any worst than going to a store to buy clothes and it seems nothing fits. So yes, Pennington’s is w a favorite store of mine.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenApril 6, 2010 - 7:54 am

    Hi Becca –

    Be careful with your knee. I just did the same thing with my knee and in favoring it, messed up the other one. Rest it up, I know with me, putting a warm compress helps the stiffness.
    Wonderful Blog Candy Becca. I love Ikea, but it is dangerous for me so I only go once in a blue moon! Another place I love (although I’ve only been once) is Hobby Lobby. They built one by my sister which is about 1 – 1/2 from my home. I think this could be another dangerous place for me – LOL! When I went I spent 4 hours looking around – my sister had to drag me out before I bought the store!

    Feel better.
    Hugs – Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Arlene SApril 6, 2010 - 7:55 am

    Hi Becca. Sorry to hear about your injury.

    I would LOVE to tell you about my local store. Lynn, the owner of Stamp Shack in Fort Lauderdale Florida is A WONDERFUL LOVING person.

    She jams all kinds of goodies into her rather small store, but If you need something she doesn’t have she will be happy to get it for you.

    She is a very giving person and all her customers just love her.

    She has plenty of classes and a bunch of teachers, including me.

    Arlene S.ReplyCancel

  • SherylHApril 6, 2010 - 7:56 am

    What great blog candy Becca and sure hope your knee is feeling better. Most of my recent shopping has all been craft related (haven’t been to Ikea in years so can’t comment on that one). My favorite chain-store would have to be Hobby Lobby though we don’t have them in Canada and I have only been to one once last year. Lots of stuff to see/purchase and even hubby didn’t get bored!ReplyCancel

  • Lois SApril 6, 2010 - 7:58 am

    My favorite color of roses is yellow, lucky you. The only craft store we have in our immediate area is Michaels and I buy a lot of my craft items from there.ReplyCancel

  • JoyceApril 6, 2010 - 7:59 am

    I hope that the rest is doing your knee lots of good and that you have a speedy recovery! My favorite place to shop is called Basket Market. It is a subsidiary of Hobby Lobby. I go there at least once a week, sometimes 2 or 3 times. They have great things for home decor, crafting, etc. I find fantastic things for making cards and doing my scrapbooking. I’ve never heard of Ikea. We must not have any of these in OKC or I’m just in the dark about them. Thanks for the Blog Candy opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • JudieApril 6, 2010 - 8:00 am

    I would have to say Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite places to shop to get all those craft goodies. It’s even more fun if I have a 40% off coupon.
    Praying your knee gets better real soon.
    Thanks for a chance to win some wonderful blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Vickie DoswellApril 6, 2010 - 8:06 am

    Lovely blog candy! Thanks to your dh for getting you roses that resulted in the candy! I love your cards and blog.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce MApril 6, 2010 - 8:06 am

    It’s so hard to pick a fave because I get such different things at different places.

    My LSS – is The Stamp Shoppe – in Schofield WI
    The local chain stores are Mike/Jo’s but I love to get to Hob Lob whenever I get the chance about 1 1/2 hours away
    Online – I order form Ucut@home and Oh My Crafts and copics from

    Some day I’m going to win your awesome prize. Some day! that would be so awesome. You give the best prizes.ReplyCancel

  • sheriApril 6, 2010 - 8:07 am

    Oh, Becca, I am sorry about your knee! I have been having trouble with my knee and the doctor gave me an injection and WOW! it feels so much better! So, I understand the knee thing. Onto the favorite store thing-I live in a small town and our JoAnn’s store is not very good. There is a great scrapbook store and I tend to shop there. My favorite store is Craft Warehouse in Portland, which is a hour and half from my town. Thanks for offering the great blog candy. Take care!ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyApril 6, 2010 - 8:09 am

    I live in a rural area so there are not many places to shop. I do shop on line some. There is a Hobby Lobby about 45 minutes away and a small scrapbook store there also. I like to go to Michael’s and it is one hour away. My very favorite scrapbook store that I have been to is Creative Cards in Grass Valley CA. Well, since it is 2000 miles away, I don’t get to go that often, but I sure love it when I do get to go. I was lucky enough to go twice last year. I hope to go to visit my friends and get to go there again in the fall.ReplyCancel

  • Diana BrownApril 6, 2010 - 8:14 am

    I like both Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, but Hobby Lobby is the one that carries the Nestibilities and sometimes they have them at 50% off, which I also love.ReplyCancel

  • RubyApril 6, 2010 - 8:14 am

    My favorite stores are definitely craft stores (ACMoore and Michaels) for general craft needs, but I like a good scrapbooking store. We don’t have too many left in NVA, but I do travel up to PA. I like the scrapbooking stores because the people who run it are scrapbookers so they know what to order to keep the customers coming back.ReplyCancel

  • EireneApril 6, 2010 - 8:20 am

    Well, this is not exactly A store. I love browsing on All the talented people up there just amazes me. :)ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaApril 6, 2010 - 8:21 am

    Hope there is nothing seriously wrong with that knee — you know, as in ‘have to have surgery’ wrong. Take care of yourself!! My favorite store has got to be Joann’s. On-line Joanns. I live in the mountains and there are no hobby-type stores in these that hills!ReplyCancel

  • LoriApril 6, 2010 - 8:25 am

    Last month was the first time I had been in an Ikea store. I loved it. I will definitely go back next time I’m in Minneapolis.ReplyCancel

  • Elin K.April 6, 2010 - 8:26 am

    Love your blog!

    My fav store is Michaels…not an original choice, but the truth! :)

    Elin K.ReplyCancel

  • Clare CurcioApril 6, 2010 - 8:26 am

    Hi, Becca. Yellow roses are my fave! Spring is in the air, and so is the pollen here in Nashville! Our car has a greenish-yellow glow to it! My daffodils are done blooming, and the tulips are about there. The Bradford Pear tree has blooms and seeds falling off continuously in the breeze, and where they’ve come off, are new spring-green leaves. It’s been beautiful!

    I enjoy shopping when I have something specific to buy. But I always end up getting more than what I went for! Joann’s, Hobby Lobby and Michaels are my favorites, but when I can’t get out, I go to Ritz Camera for my craft dies and nestabilities, etc. at 20% off all the time. They are the cheapest I’ve found anyway, unless I have a coupon for one of the stores.

    Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • JulieApril 6, 2010 - 8:27 am

    Well I have to say my favorite store is Hobby Lobby it is 30 minutes away and I go every time we go to town. I could spend hours in there it is my stress reliefe.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleHApril 6, 2010 - 8:28 am

    I hope you’re up and around soon. I know knee pain and it’s nothing to ignore.

    Favorite store? hmm For general stuff it’s Target all the way, but I love Hobby Lobby for craft stuff, gifts, fun stuff for the kids. My favorite thing is that it’s a Christian store. I love hearing hymns while we shop.ReplyCancel

  • Regina NApril 6, 2010 - 8:30 am

    My favorite store is Micheal`s. I just Love that store. Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersApril 6, 2010 - 8:31 am

    Becca, prayers of healing going out for you. I think you are right about appreciating things more as you get older. We took a 4 day trip last week to celebrate our 25th anniversary and I was amazed at the beautiful wild flowers that are abundant during the spring here in Texas. Twenty years ago I probably wouldnt have noticed.

    Bless your husband. What a doll he is to prepare a meal and honor you with roses.

    My favorite online store is Cindy E offers great prices, fast shipping (usually within 24 hours if the item is in stock), a wonderful array of goodies to select from and most importantly, she is a sweet, christian woman who values her family, friends and customers. I have been blessed to have found this woman.

    Enjoy your lounging time. WE ALL need some of that special time. Get well soon my dear..ReplyCancel

  • Gay FerlandApril 6, 2010 - 8:34 am

    Happy Easter Becca! You deserve the roses!!! Such a nice surprize! My favorite stores lately are quilt stores. The Constant Quilter and The Quilting Corner. I love making items for craft fairs; which will start in August for me. Thanks for the opportunity for winning blog candy!

  • ConniecrafterApril 6, 2010 - 8:34 am

    Oh wow hope your new feels better soon, it’s amazing as we get older the easier things snap. I was thinking the same thing that this spring has been just beautiful!!
    Oh my this is a hard one, but I will have to say my LSS is my favorite place to go and I can be in there for a looonnnnggggg time!ReplyCancel

  • Susan GApril 6, 2010 - 8:36 am

    Yellow roses–what a thoughtful man!
    I’m not much of a shopper either. I do love to cook and see what’s new in the kitchenware department, so Bed Bath and Beyond would probably be my favorite. I know, how dull and unexciting? Thanks so much for offering the fabulous candy.ReplyCancel

  • MarisaApril 6, 2010 - 8:42 am

    Day two favorite store is Precious Memories as LSS in my area that has a ton of wonderful things and especially DPs.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RApril 6, 2010 - 8:46 am

    So sorry to read about your knee. Hope all the TLC you are receiving works. My favorite store/s are all online actually. I live in the foothills of CO and it is so much easier to just ‘browse the isles’ that way. There is a Micheal’s store in the town we shop and when I can I do go there. But I really love going through thrift and antique stores for special treasures that could be used with crafting or decorating.ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoApril 6, 2010 - 8:48 am

    Oh wow, since your post came in late last night, I see I’ve already missed one chance to post for the blog candy! How sad is that?!? LOL!! I used to be what would now days be called an “extreme shopper”. I loved clothes and knew all the great places to get the best buys and I dearly LOVED to shop. But, losing my eyesight to a degenerative retinal disease has changed that and I don’t shop for clothes except when necessary these days. But, I do enjoy my crafting so for my day one (Apr 6) for blog candy I’d have to say Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite stores to shop in. Although I hope they’ll change their stock of Spellbinders VERY soon since I already own all that they carry right now! LOL!!!! And of course, I always use a 40% off coupon or buy when they have 40% or 50% off sales… I never pay regular price ANYWHERE!!! ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasuresApril 6, 2010 - 8:58 am

    I am not a shopper anymore. But…I love to go to WOODMAN’S in LaCrosse. When my son lived there I could spend 2 hrs or more there. Amazing assortment of food items. Wisconsin Cheeses, Chicago Style Pizza, Aloe Drink Products are Awesome, and large aisles of the International food products. The choices are unbelievable. My son even gave me a GIFT CERTIFCATE for Mothers Day to satisfy my addiction of shopping there. I make sure there is very little in my car, so I have room for some coolers and all the things I transport home. It is a 3 hr drive but oh so worth the visit.
    He is in So. Korea now, which was an awesome adventure to visit. Warned me “No Woodman’s Here” but had lots of unique places & TERRIFIC MARKETS to keep me satisfied.
    My card making supplies haven’t been as adventureous. I haven’t found the right spot to satisfy a special trip. Still looking, but I have enjoyed all the ONLINE things available, with delivery to my door and usually FREE shipping.
    Thanks for offering Blog Candy. Bless your special husband. The Yellow Roses are always so beautiful and dinner to boot!!! Good Man. Hope you are UP & AT ‘EM soon.ReplyCancel

  • L. BrownApril 6, 2010 - 8:58 am

    I usually find myself at Hobby Lobby and Michaels at least once a week so they would be my pick. Hope you feel better soon. Hurting knees are no fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win that wonderful blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Anita HoldenApril 6, 2010 - 8:59 am

    Hope your knee is better soon! Can’t have you laid up too long but lounging is nice sometimes!! :-) My mom says that I should stay away from 2 stores. I’ll give one today and one tomorrow… Then I’ll give a few more that aren’t as dangerous for me to go to but that I still love to shop at. The Family Christian Book store is one of the dangerous ones. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • EzminaApril 6, 2010 - 9:02 am

    Hi Becca,
    I hope your knee is feeling better. I guess one of the places I like to shop is Winners a discount clothing and home accessories store. It’s like teasure hunt to find a designer label for almost 80% off the retail price.
    Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful blog candy.
    Have an amazing day :)ReplyCancel

  • LorettaApril 6, 2010 - 9:06 am

    Oh … I hope your knee is better very soon. Our God is the God of healing!!!
    I am not a shopper in brick and mortar stores…hate that but love to shop online. I love Amazon for a lot of things and Old Navy for inexpensive shirts and jeans.ReplyCancel

  • DottyApril 6, 2010 - 9:06 am

    Oh Wow!!! What a nice thing to do Becca. Will I love to shop everywhere…. My favorite thing to do is go to Junk ‘in, better know as Thrift, Consignment shops and Antique shops….. I just love seeing what other people have and decided to get rid of and sometimes is a deal for me. I get all my baskets from a little Thrift store for the Hospital. I take my baskets home, put them in the sink, wet them down, spray them with Simple Green, brush a little, and rinse…. what great baskets for a $1 to put all my crafty things in as gifts. My favorite craft stores are 30-miles away Michaels and Hobby Lobby, both are in the same town so when I go we make a day of it… usually I have a friend that comes too, we have breakfast on the way then shop, shop, shop, then lunch and shop some more..ReplyCancel

  • ElenorahApril 6, 2010 - 9:22 am

    My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery on your knee. What a lucky lady you are to have dinner and roses upon waking from your “lounging”. And you are making it possible for one of us to be a very lucky lady with your most generous gift. Would sure love to win it (who wouldn’t?). Thank you for sharing all your beautiful art work I love looking at your blog everyday.ReplyCancel

  • Maria L. (Canada)April 6, 2010 - 9:23 am

    Sorry to hear about your knee Becca….wishing you a speedy recovery.
    I have a few stores I like spending HOURS in.
    today I will tell you Michael’s is one of my favorite favorite stores. I can spend hours just looking around … I love checking out their stamps, designer paper, etc. I also like checking out the jewellery section and the baking section.
    Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Julie-justwritedesignsApril 6, 2010 - 9:25 am

    I hope your knee gets better soon, Becca! Your DH sounds like a dream! I’m w/ you, I’m not much of a shopper. I still have 2 gift cards from Christmas that I need to use. Micheal’s and Hobby Lobby are fairly regular haunts because they’re so close to me. Once in awhile, I go into Archiver’s.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweApril 6, 2010 - 9:29 am

    Hi Becca, So sorry to hear of your knee, and I’ll be praying for it’s quick recovery, God willing. I love to find crafting items where ever I go, not necessarily at craft stores and love to repurpose items that others might not want. I buy ribbon at Wal-Mart or when it’s marked way down at Michael’s, and it’s a huge treat when I get to go across the border and shop in the US craft stores like Joanne Fabric especially where I tend to get great deals, but depending on the coupons and that trip, I sometimes find treasures at AC Moore and the US Michael’s, where their prices are at least 30% cheaper than we have the same merchandise in Canada. Right across the way is a Christmas Tree Shop, a great place to find treasures! Last time I found a great HC book of 200 bible stories for my 7 year old nephew for $7 (regularly $23, I think), he got it as an early easter treat when he came for the weekend about 10 days ago so that my SIL could study quietly for the weekend for a university exam–we had a blast together! He loves to make cards and almost always asks to make one when he comes. I get a kick out of the fact that he usually chooses some of my best DP and cardstock, but he’s welcome to use just about anything I have (as long as it’s safe for him to use). Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful blog candy, how generous are you!ReplyCancel

  • Becky BowmanApril 6, 2010 - 9:30 am

    Favorite store – Harbor Freight, it’s hardware store, however it has the neatest storage ideas ever, that will fit into a craft room. I ususally don’t go unless my husband is going… some of the hand tools – tweezers and others – you never can enough

    Of course the fabric stores, MY MOST FAVORITE store closed last fall… It was StampIT, StickIT! – it was a stamp store, that had Friday make & take, what friendship did we make, memories…..ReplyCancel

  • AnnSApril 6, 2010 - 9:31 am

    Hi Becca, Happy Easter.
    I too love Ikea…all those baskets, etc. One of my favorite stores is the Christmas Tree Shoppe. They always carry a wide assortment of all sorts of things. I think I’ll hop over there today…they’ll probably have loads of spring items for my garden.ReplyCancel

  • Lana EdwardsApril 6, 2010 - 9:32 am

    Becca so sorry to hear about your knee, prayers going up for you!!
    My all time favorite store is the “StampPad” in Zoar, Ohio
    just an awesome place to go. I go and end up staying about four hours LOL. I think I could move in with no problem LOL
    Get well soon!!
    God bless you!!

  • kathy laubenthalApril 6, 2010 - 9:33 am

    I like Joann’s best. They have better deals and coupons than Michaels and are only about 5 minutes apart. The closest stamp and scrapbook store is in the process of closing and that makes me very sad. I could spend hours in that place looking and of course buying.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy GreenApril 6, 2010 - 9:34 am

    I, too, love IKEA. I also love a local store called Sam Moon. They have accessories galore!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieApril 6, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Hi Becca, I am paitently waiting on Ikea to open in our area. I have never been in one. Hope your knee is getting better. I love your blog. Thanks

  • TeresaApril 6, 2010 - 9:39 am

    Hi Becca, You always make me smile when I read your posts!! I could spend hours in an Ikea…my 14 year old son is also loves to shop there, he always find something he just has to have for his room. We spend hours looking around. Luckily it is about 40 mins from my house, so we don’t go very often. My second favorite store is Kirkland, they have so many good deals on home decor! You are always so generous, so thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy! Thanks, Teresa E.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynApril 6, 2010 - 9:41 am

    Hope your knee gets to feeling better soon!!! Wonderful blog candy!! My favorite local store is our LSS, Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks – she keeps us stocked with lots of the current releases!!! LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • JoannApril 6, 2010 - 9:44 am

    My very favorite store WAS i-scrap AZ . . . I say was because in the last 6 months we have lost virtually ALL of our independent scraping stores. One by one they had to close. We still have a major one in Mesa (about 35 minutes away). It is a wonderful store (owned by the people who bring you the wonderful Bazzill papers) but for some reason when I am in a hurry, I can’t just jump in the car and buzz over there for one sheet of just the right color paper????

    Love, love, love your site


  • Cindy H.April 6, 2010 - 9:44 am

    The only shopping I truly find enjoyable is shopping for stamps and all the accessories that go with this wonderful hobby. My most favorite store has to be my LSS Ink About It in Westford, Mass. It’s a bit of a ride but well worth it.ReplyCancel

  • Tina AlmquistApril 6, 2010 - 9:45 am

    I LOVE Ikea as well. I can spend hours in that store. I am an organizational freak so I love all of their little things for storage.ReplyCancel

  • kraftychicApril 6, 2010 - 9:45 am

    Becca, Sure hope your knee gets better real soon! I’m sure the lounging………….sleeping helps it! Yellow roses…………… have a very special hubby! Wow! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful inspirations with us!


  • BeckyApril 6, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Take care of that knee Becca, you only have one set,, the artificial ones you get just don’t word as good.
    My favorite craft/stamping stores are Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnns, and a wonderful Super Scrapbook store in Pigeon Forge . We go a couple times a year and hubby knows to drop me off and go do his thing while I do mine.
    Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel NelsonApril 6, 2010 - 9:47 am

    My favorite store is Savers, its a thrift shop that I frequent. I love the idea of recycling and getting one of a kind items. Forget buying tattered and worn in jeans–that’s usually a given at a thrift shop! When I go visit relatives I love to find the thrift shop in town. The other nice thing is they are usually affiliated with a charity so I can be helpful in another way. My other favorite shop is Stamp on Over–our local craft shop that has tons of Tilda stamps and Penny Black hedgies and all the Spellbinders. I have more craft shops I love, but these are a few of my favorite things… la la la

  • AngieApril 6, 2010 - 9:47 am

    I am in love with Tuesday Mornings. It has discount craft supplies, home deco, and more. I can spend a few hours there. And when they have sales, though not often, they are spectacular!ReplyCancel

  • AnnApril 6, 2010 - 9:48 am

    So sorry about your knee! It is such a bummer not being able to get around. I love Ikea too! I’m hoping I can get up there to shop this summer to buy a new shelving unit for my craft area. My current favorite however is World Market. I love seeing all the new goodies that they offer.ReplyCancel

  • LuAnn in AZApril 6, 2010 - 9:49 am

    So sorry to hear about your knee pain. I hope resting fixes the problem for you very quickly. There are so many stores I love in my area and I even take an annual trip to Utah for more exciting places to get my cardmaking goodies. I am a junkie when it comes to supplies. I have three daughters and they always come and raid my stash. They say I have the best scrapbook store on earth, ha, ha. My favorite all over shopping love is Target. I have five grandchildren and I can always find fun stuff to send to them. Thanks for the chance to win some of my FAVORITE kind of CANDY. I love reading about places others love to shop.ReplyCancel

  • JACKIApril 6, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Hi Becca,
    Hope your knee is back to normal soon, so you can stop that awful lounging! :)
    My favourite store is Michaels, with coupon in hand.
    Thanks for the chance for the blog candy, I have a ton of Elizabeth Brownd paper and embellishments and would LOVE some stamps also.ReplyCancel

  • Janice C. in NYApril 6, 2010 - 9:54 am

    I too love Ikea, but I lie way too far from a store, I have peeked at their catalog and lookie on line too.
    I am a big fan of craft stores, I love the Michaels and Joann’s store that a re close to me. I tend to shop at Michaels more lately. I can spend hours there checking out all of the yummy departments. The paper crafting aisles are my fav, but I have dabbled in many crafts, so I am pretty versatile and ecclectic in my crafteing tastes.
    Thanks for the chance to win the great blog candy. I hope you are feeling much better soon.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle (mitch47)April 6, 2010 - 9:56 am

    I have a very definite problem. I live in a small town in Canada, and the nearest major center is one and a half hours away. Here, I can only go to Michael’s and a few other craft shops. There are no Hobby Lobby or JoAnn’s stores unless I go to the US. We do go across the border a few times a year, and then I can go crazy. I also really love The Container Store, and find are so many things there to fill a stamper’s needs for organizing and hoarding he “Stuff”.ReplyCancel

  • CherylApril 6, 2010 - 9:58 am

    Terrific blog candy – thank you!

    I love Lands End online. And if it doesn’t fit or I don’t like it I can return it at our local Sears store and avoid shipping costs. (they usually have coupons for free shipping to you!) Everything I have ever gotten from them has held up really well.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie PorterApril 6, 2010 - 10:02 am

    Although I love to shop for crafting supplies, I also like to shop for clothes at Chicos. I love the comfortable fit and their styles work well for a vertically challenged woman. Thanks for your continued inspiration and for the chance to win such fabulous blog candy. I hope your knee feels better soon.ReplyCancel

  • Diane D'AmbrosioApril 6, 2010 - 10:04 am

    For shopping I have to say that I love QVC. Though not a “store” they are online and of course on TV. A few days ago they had a stamping show and in a matter of minutes, I bought 3 different items. Its like a sickness at times. I have a few retailers on QVC that I always watch for like Quacker Factory. Jeanne Bice has great clothes that are different an very embellished. Again, I love, love, love it.ReplyCancel

  • SandiApril 6, 2010 - 10:06 am

    I’ve always enjoyed Ikea as well. So many things you didn’t know you needed :)ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemApril 6, 2010 - 10:11 am

    I guess Target would be my favorite store as I take my mother there
    once a week. She is elderly and needs help since her accident a year ago in JCP. Bad to worse, we are still trying to get compensated from

  • RebeccaApril 6, 2010 - 10:13 am

    Sorry to hear about your knee. Hang on to your hubby…………he’s a keeper!! Yellow Roses………….a room filled with sunshine!!
    Favorite store? HMMMMMMMMMMMMM?? We only have 2 craft stores here in the high desert. Michaels and JoAnn’s. I love them both but there varity of vendors is limited. Would love to have a Hobby Lobby here in Ca. Maybe someday…………….The blog candy is yummy………..what card would you do with this??ReplyCancel

  • Susan BugalskiApril 6, 2010 - 10:13 am

    I’m glad you had such a nice Easter holiday. The spring weather here in Milwaukee is also very nice and I’m enjoying it so much.

    I’m sorry to hear about your knee and hope it’s nothing serious.

    As far as shopping goes – I hate to admit it but I feel like the queen. Like Diane, #284, I love QVC. The have designer items, Citiknits and Joan Rivers jewelry. I also love Chico’s and Kohls.

    Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaApril 6, 2010 - 10:14 am

    Thank you for the Great blog candy.. I love Ikea, which is 50 miles away :) I also love Micheal’s which is 10 miles away :).ReplyCancel

  • Olivia DavisApril 6, 2010 - 10:17 am

    I have a daughter who is turning one next week…therefore my favorite store for the last year has been Gymboree!! Awesome clothes for Kids!
    Thanks for the chance to win some candy!ReplyCancel

  • Shawn K.April 6, 2010 - 10:18 am

    Happy Easter to you too! Love coming to your blog each day. I guess one of my favorite stores would be ARchivers. There isn’t a LSS in my area so the closet thing to that would have to be ARchivers. I’m like you though and don’t really do too much shopping…busy family life doesn’t lend itself to much time shopping. :)

    Shawn K.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RApril 6, 2010 - 10:18 am

    Hello Becca
    Love the Blog Candy~ I live in small town Ontario Canada and I live about 11/2 hrs from a larger center as well. I read another of your comments above and she seems to be in the same kind of rural living situation as me.
    One of my favourite stores to travel to is Costco! I visit often and love it; it has many things that I want and need.. prices are right and the variety and quality of products are top notch. I will be visiting again to tell you of another of my favourite stores… kReplyCancel

  • lindsayApril 6, 2010 - 10:20 am

    my all-time favourite store is cook’s fine foods…they carry products from all over the world…i can go and get my favourite tea, sweets that remind me of my childhood and some fantastic cheese from my home country…ReplyCancel

  • Irene BazellApril 6, 2010 - 10:21 am

    By far and away and store called Be Creative, owned by “Haroldine” just outside of Maple Ridge, B.C.
    The store is wonderful, full of goodies, Haroldine and hubby and Sharon are wonderful and helpful.
    I could live there (if they would let me….hahaha)

  • Yoshiko GlennApril 6, 2010 - 10:21 am

    My local favorite craft store is Michael’s because they’ve got a little bit of everything and good sales every week. I also love their 40/50% off coupons which I usually use to buy a tool (punch, stamp set, etc.). What a generous assortment of candy. Thanks for the offer.ReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonApril 6, 2010 - 10:24 am

    I don’t think of myself as much of a shopper. Both my sisters are shopping divas! I’m more of a interest only shopper. Don’t like shopping for clothes anymore (maybe if I liked my shape better), but love looking in housewares, especially kitchen gadgets, just browsing is fun. My favorite shopping is done right now with my monthly get together with my “Stampin Up” pals. We do card projects, order from the catalogs, have lunch out, do more stamping projects. We each have a turn at being hostess, and getting free products is sooooooo exciting. It’s my me time and I love it.ReplyCancel

  • RCApril 6, 2010 - 10:25 am

    I’m not much of a shopper either! I’m not the “typical” female who “shops til she drops.” I do enjoy going to crafting stores (Hobby Lobby more than any at this time because that is the closest to me). But, I also love to shop Whole Foods and then eat their hot prepared wholesome foods! I know you didn’t ask for this, but my least favorite is ….. W-M! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Jan ButlerApril 6, 2010 - 10:26 am

    Becca, I hope your knee is better–Mr. Arthritis visits mine now. Anyway, I don’t have a fav because they all have their unique supplies. What I like best is the 30-40-50% off coupons that drive me to where I need to buy.
    Take care,

  • RobertaApril 6, 2010 - 10:27 am

    Your blog is one of my favorites to come to everyday!!! Everything is always beautiful!!! I guess I like Michaels the best. They have lots of things to pick from but I do love those coupons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • LyndAApril 6, 2010 - 10:29 am

    Today I have to say it is Joanna Sheen . I had to send a punch back that was faulty. Not only did she refund the cost of the item but also the postage it cost me to send it back to her. Brilliant service!ReplyCancel

  • RoseApril 6, 2010 - 10:31 am

    My favorite store is Michael’s, lol…I’d buy crafts over clothes anyday :)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth S.April 6, 2010 - 10:31 am

    I am not much of a shopper either, but give me a craft store and I can spend all kinds of time. Since we don’t have a Hobby Lobby here in Calif., when I go visit family that is one store I request to go to.ReplyCancel

  • PatMApril 6, 2010 - 10:44 am

    Becca, my dear, sweet, aunt had both knee replacements and for years as she’d walk us to the door for our goodbyes, she’d always say, “Y’all take care of your knees!” I hope yours will be all well very soon. My favorite store is Archiver’s mainly because of the great service they give their customers. They are so welcoming, will demo products and have answers to your questions. Although they’re improving in giving coupons, they’re just not up to speed on that yet. Keep those knees elevated!ReplyCancel

  • CharmaineApril 6, 2010 - 10:45 am

    I’m with you Becca…I love IKEA. My shelving in my craft room is from there…so is my copic and button storage. There are a few other things I’ve had my eyes on for my room as well…counter tops and cabinets…hope to get those soon.


  • Pam (PeeJay)April 6, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Well, not sure you’d know my stores as I’m in the UK. I’m not a shopper so do as little as possible – unless it’s for crafting! At the moment my favourite store is the Glitterpot. It’s a craft store, obviously, and it’s where I go for workshops and I also shop there, both online (it’s around a 35 minute drive away) and in real life – lol! It has a lovely choice and I can never come out of there without something having slipped into my bag – lol!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene LApril 6, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Last week I went to a Pampered Chef party and met a lady I knew in a previous town and time. She was my son’s preschool aide 25 years ago. He has an usual last name to go with this big personality that no one ever forgets him–in a good way!ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.April 6, 2010 - 10:46 am

    This is a “no-brainer”. It’s Hobby Lobby! I enjoy shopping there because they play Christian music!ReplyCancel

  • Sabine EdelmannApril 6, 2010 - 10:51 am

    I hope you are feeling better!My favourite online store is Stamper’s Dream ,thanks to you I discovered that one last year!
    Michelle is doing an awesome job and I love all her fabelous designers!ReplyCancel

  • sallieApril 6, 2010 - 10:52 am

    I love shopping at Cracker Barrel, they always have something neat and you can eat there too!
    I love what you do Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Connie NealApril 6, 2010 - 10:53 am

    I love Gabriel Brothers. I am such a bargain shopper and this about the only store left where you have to look everything over to make sure it’s really a bargain. Have to travel an hour and 15 minutes to get there but my grandson also lives in that town so it’s always a special day for me!!ReplyCancel

  • Monette Van DameApril 6, 2010 - 10:54 am

    When we were in Germany I took my daughter to Ikea and it was so big all she could say was Never again. As for me I love the store. I never go to the mall but am of today to my fav scrapbooking store in Mesa Az. Scrapbooks etc. it is very close. Hobby Lobby is across town but well worth the trip. 30 min in Arizona is around the corner because everything is faraway. Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful candy.ReplyCancel

  • Terri JacksonApril 6, 2010 - 10:58 am

    Well, it depends on what I am shopping for: Hobby Lobby for paper crafts, Micheals for jewelry supplies, Kirkland for decorating items, and Dress Barn for clothes!! I love to shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda wApril 6, 2010 - 11:00 am

    A favorite store? I guess I would have to say that it would have to be Archivers. I like that they don’t keep product forever, but rather clearance it out and replace with new product.

    stamp on…ReplyCancel

  • Sharon ReidApril 6, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Hope you will be feeling better soon. Here where I live in Canada, my favourite store would have to be Michaels (basically that’s all we have), and a little shop called Stamper’s Den, it has some different things than you can find at Michaels. On-line favourites would be GinaK and Our Daily Bread. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • NevaApril 6, 2010 - 11:09 am

    I am familiar with that “pop” in the knee! Ouch! “Lounging” is the sure cure. If one can make it to the craft room, touching paper, glue, and spellbinders is also very healing. The bigger that dose the better!ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenApril 6, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Oh my, Becca, you are so generous! Great blog candy but then all your creations are eye candy for me!! My eyes popped when you said IKEA was a fav store for you. It is for me too. Although I don’t have as long a drive as you do to get to the closest IKEA, it still is an hour and a half drive and not one I get to do very often. My DH and I stopped there just a week ago and I was able to pick up some of those great Bygel bars and baskets that hang from them to use in my craft room. Love them for hanging my punches on! The wire baskets are used to hold glass jars also from IKEA that I use to hold Prima flowers and buttons.ReplyCancel

  • Sue WorthApril 6, 2010 - 11:19 am

    IKEA!!!! Yes, yes, yes!

    Mine is about 2 hours away, in Toronto (Canada). However, I haven’t been there for several years. I LOVE the place but my son refuses to take me there after the one time that he did.

    Like you, I could stay there all day and just browse, have lunch, etc., etc. And my son says that you, pretty much, HAVE to stay all day because it would take that long to find a parking spot and get to the store from their huge (and I mean HUGE) parking area.

    I love the simplicity of their furnishings. If I had my way, I’d dump all of my shelving and such, in my craft room, and replace it with beautiful, pristine white, simple shelf units, desks and all the lovely, colourful bits and pieces they sell to coordinate.

    Anyway, I’m a fan … both of IKEA and of you (your talents and creations.)

    I watch, every day, to see what new and interesting things you’ve done and I’m always pleased and, sometimes, pleasantly surprised. One of those “wish I’d thought of that!” kind of things.

    Glad you enjoyed your relaxing Easter and was so happy to know you were given those Roses. Your hubby knows he’s got himself a prize. ;o)

    Have a good week!ReplyCancel

  • NatalieApril 6, 2010 - 11:23 am

    One of my favourite online stores is Frantic Stamper. Good product selection and excellent service.ReplyCancel

  • NandaApril 6, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Becca I hope you feel better soon with your knee.

    Thank you for the change to win the blogcandy. A favorite store is a scrapbookstore. I only buy online by this store. If you buy for 17,50 euro or more than there will not be shippingcosts. So that is one of reasons I buy often there. The prices in this store are not to high too.

    Have a great week and enjoy the roses!


  • l hamonApril 6, 2010 - 11:29 am

    There are so many response here, but who knows…I could very well win this blog candy, lol….Stores, ha! here in my little town in Arizona we have one scrapbook store…but’ I buy every Nestie that they get in, love them, but my Fleur De Lis die dose not work properly, tears my paper up horribly…your work is just so gorgeous, superb work…lynnReplyCancel

  • DarsiApril 6, 2010 - 11:30 am

    Sorry about your knee, hope it is much better! So sweet of the hubs to bring you roses. Wow, the blog candy is awesome–thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Molly SparksApril 6, 2010 - 11:35 am

    Becca, it sounds like you had a wonderful Easter.Sorry about your knee. Hope it’s better and what a thoughtful hubby, WOW. I had to smile at your definition of lounging. I have been doing that lately too, but I did get my Easter cards done. I have finally tried the copic markers and I LOVE them. I wonder how I got along before . My favorite store is Hobby Lobby and there is a new store much closer.
    They have great coupons. My favorite place to spend time is in my Casita, my little craft house, making cards and listening to Jim Martinez play his wonderful Christian music on the piano. Thanks, Becca, for your inspiration and beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • KrisApril 6, 2010 - 11:36 am

    Marco’s Paper can’t be beat. You can shop there online but the store is so full of nooks and crannies, I don’t get out of there easily!ReplyCancel

  • Jean McGeeApril 6, 2010 - 11:38 am

    One of my favorite stores, right now, is Hobby Lobby. Lately I have been buying my Spellbinders and Memories Ink Pads from there. I especially enjoy knowing it is owned by a Christian who closes the stores on Sundays so the employees can worship and enjoy the day. Also that Christian music is played the whole day. I have bought many other things there in the past but right now its “things” for my Cuttlebug. I also like that they have coupons. My dh even helps me shop there. :)
    I soooooooo enjoy your cards. Thanks for the candy offer. This is my first time I have “entered”. I have also enjoyed reading alllll of the above remarks – even took some notes :)

  • AndreaAApril 6, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Hope your knee is feeling better.
    Hands down my favorite store is Michael’s at Bridgewater Falls.
    The girls that work the are the nicest girls ever. I love going there.ReplyCancel

  • DebraKApril 6, 2010 - 11:45 am

    A favorite online store of mine is They have the cutest digital stamps!! One more online stamp store,, has awesome rubber stamps! Their Fantasy Art Collection by Ching-Chou is so thick and deeply etched! So beautiful!
    Thanks for another op for blog sweets, Becca! You’re the greatest!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy GwinnerApril 6, 2010 - 11:48 am

    I check your blog 2-5 times a week. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy. I live 2 hours from the nearest big center so shopping there is few and far between. I have to rely on shopping on-line at Paper Wishes, they have Moms warehouse sale where I quite ofter get some very deals. We do have a small scrap booking shop where I live, and needless to say I purchase a lot of Spellbinders, Cuttlebug folders and Cricut cartridges there.ReplyCancel

  • Judith CobbApril 6, 2010 - 11:51 am

    I am an on-line shopper. I love Emmas Paperier a and Papertrey. At least they are two of my favorites. Ikea is too far away. Used to be close when we were stationed in the D.C. area. Ah, the old days….Now I let my fingers do the walking. Thanks for the chance. Keep up the video tutorials. Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie AustApril 6, 2010 - 11:52 am

    We live in a rather small area in Northern California, so don’t have much choice of craft stores. My favorite is a little Scrapbook and card store in Brookings, Oregon about 125 miles from us. We go to retreats up there and have a few days of just creating and relaxing. This store carries so much stuff and there is always new products and great ideas. Other than that we must shop online which I am so grateful for. I love your blog and your cards are so wonderful. You put your heart into each one of them.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria R.April 6, 2010 - 11:54 am

    Hope your knee is feeling better!
    I would love to have an Ikea near. Our closest is 300 miles away.
    Michaels is my local favorite. Even Michael’s is 25 miles away.
    I do much of my shopping online.
    God Bless you and I am wishing you a speedy recover!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieApril 6, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Hi, Becca:

    Hope your knee is feeling better. One of my favorite in-person stores is Creative Inkling, a scrapbook store in a quaint shopping area called Peddlers’ Village in PA. They have a lot of different items that are not found in general craft stores. Some really neat paper, stamps, and embellishments. Thanks for having such a neat prize.ReplyCancel

  • emilyApril 6, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    The store that I call a ‘treat’ store is my LSS, ‘Scraptacular Images’. It is so nice to go in and be greeted by name, have someone show you what is new, allow you to take your time and look at each and every item in the store if you want to, although that could take a while, and then answer your questions. Some days I buy and somedays I just browse, but I am always treated in the same respectful, cheery manner. Can’t beat that! :o)ReplyCancel

  • LindaKApril 6, 2010 - 12:06 pm

    Oh, a favorite store? I guess would have to be any stamping/craft type store. I can browse for hours (if I had that much time) …touch stuff….check out embellishments….get ideas! luv to do that!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda SimpsonApril 6, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    Michael’s is one of my favorite stores. I am sure I would love Ikea if one was close by! I also like Hobby Lobby. I also do a lot of shopping on ebay or online stores. As you can tell I like to shop!
    I love your cards and I check your blog several times a week.

  • linda pattiApril 6, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    my favorite store is BIG LOTS!!!! it seems like i can never walk into one without finding lots of goodies. according to a stamping friend, our local BL is the store that gets lots of scrapbooking/craft items, more than other BL’s Thanks for a chance to win the great blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • Tonya F.April 6, 2010 - 12:14 pm

    Becca, I found you on Splitcoasters about three weeks ago. I get an email each time you post something new. It’s like receiving candy via email. You have turned me on to Spellbinders. Unfortunately our Michael’s doesn’t carry Spellbinders so I get mine at Hobby Lobby so I guess for now Hobby Lobby is my favorite. We have a local stamp store, the Ink Spot, that is great too. So between the two they fill my needs. I hope your knee gets better and you certainly are blessed with a good hubby.ReplyCancel

  • sandie994April 6, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    Hope your knee is starting to feel better and what a great husband you have. I’ve never been much of a shopper and now because of health problems, I’m even worse. Most of my shopping is done on line, and where depends on what I’m looking for. Recent purchases have been from a store called Arnies (recomended by Sue Nelson), Omycrafts, for books I like and ebay. Thanks for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyApril 6, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    I would say that Hobby Lobby is where I like to shop close to home. It is about 10 minutes away and I love their 40% off coupon. I have bought a lot of my spellbinders from that store and all on sale.

    I hope your knee is feeling better soon. I have done that lounging thing as well and ended up sleeping for 2 hours when I only intended to lay down about 30 minutes. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SApril 6, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    I used to be a real big shopper, but I got into card making so much that malls don’t interest me anymore. I’d like to say that our local Scrapbook Factory is my favorite place to shop–maybe more so since I work there…and so in fact, I should say that I pay them to work–since I’ve never had a paycheck left over since I’ve started. Scary…

    Take it easy with your knee…lounging is probably a very good thing. =) Hope you feel better soon!ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneApril 6, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    First thank you for all the inspiration you have given me. My favorite store well today I’ll do my favorite Rubber Stamping/Scrapbook Store it is called Absolutely Everything in Georgetown MA and it has absolutely everything my heart desires. I recently moved to Florida but they are great about their Newsletter and will ship anything I need down here. I’ve noticed several people mentioning Hobby Lobby and we are getting one here soon so I’ll have to check it out too. I’ll cross my fingers to win !!!


  • AnnieApril 6, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Hi Becca!..Hope your knee is feeling better today!…I sure do wish I had a Hobby Lobby near…It sounds like it has alot of things our michaels does not have.. :(… Thank you for the great giveaway…i”ve wanted that pendant die for along time so i will cross fingers and toes to win!…Blessings AnnieReplyCancel

  • Sarah StainbackApril 6, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    Hi, Becca — hope your knee is better soon. I have allergies and the tree pollen has been extremely bad this year, so I have to stay inside when it is so beautiful out.
    I live over 20 miles from any shopping except groceries, so most of mine is done on line. I prefer the ones who only charge exact shipping.ReplyCancel

  • EvaApril 6, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    I guess my favorite store is WalMart for the great deeals and variety in merchandise. Then there is Best Buy for all the electronic goodies it is further away so don’t get there so often(probably a good thing). I also love Home Depot and can just stroll the aisles looking for ideas. They too are further away but not as far as Best Buy so I get there more often. Sometimes I wish I was rich to just shop all I want to but that will never happen so i have to be careful but it is fun to look.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaApril 6, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    One of my favorite stores is local, Custom Impressions Scrapbooking. They have lots of great stuff, and great classes as well.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkApril 6, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    My favorite local stamp store was Stampland, but it has closed. I visit Dick Blick, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Jo-Ann. If I need serious cardstock and envelopes I travel I 71 North to exit 226 Brunswick Hills to Hollo’s. It is like a warehouse and just go in and pick what you want and try not to be overwhelmed. When I say local, I live 20 miles from Columbus so anything in that vicinity is local to me. One of these days I plan to make a trip to Marcos Papers and check them out.
    Hope you are feeling better and enjoy your site so much. Have a great day and God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Ladybug LindaApril 6, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    What awesome blog candy! And…..your roses —- so sweet of your hubby. I’m guessing he’s a keeper, eh? ;-)

    My fav. store has to be “Michael’s”, which is 25 mi. from us. It’s the only maj. craft store we have and hubby & I make a “day of it” going into town shopping, each week-end. They have a gorgeous Cricut display, which takes up one whole aisle.

    p.s. Hope your knee gets better real soon. Hubster had knee prob’s (still does) so know what you’re going thru. Take care, Becca!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Susan GApril 6, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    First of all let me say that this Candy is wonderful, and I would love to win, as I have NOTHING from spellbinders, I so wish I had some nestabilities. :P

    I would have to say most of my shopping is done online, as I am pretty much housebound (disabled and have no car of my own any longer—I can drive, but since losing my job/career/income…I lost my car) I have to rely on hubby or daughter (I am going to be 50 in June, do you have any idea what it feels like to be at the mercy of a 22 yo girl, for transportation? LOL)

    so…I’ll list one of my fav online stores each day…


  • ClaireApril 6, 2010 - 12:55 pm

    Fab candy Becca, you had a fantastic Easter, nice to see you got spoiled.
    Thanks for a chance to win.
    I shop mostly on line at “Oh my Crafts” and of course The paper Mill.ReplyCancel

  • Linda GApril 6, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Becca My favorite store is Archivers, but there is not one here, so I can’t go often. In town it has to be our local store, Scrapbook Garden!

    Take care of that knee!!! HUGS!ReplyCancel

  • CindyApril 6, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    Hi Becca. Sorry to hear about your knee. Hope you are on the mend soon. My favorite store is a local scrap store called Scrapbook Tree and Rubber Stamp Garden. They always have the latest and greatest stuff. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Traci MajorApril 6, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Becca, I think I must be allergic to malls, just as soon as I enter my feet begin to hurt and my eyes sting! I’ve been to the Mall of America in Bloomington, Mn. and that is a fun place just to see all the sights.
    My favorite place to shop is probably TJ Maxx as I am always looking for home decor and enjoy bargain shopping!!ReplyCancel

  • Betty JoApril 6, 2010 - 1:26 pm

    I have to travel over a hundred miles to get to any craft store, so most of my shopping is done on-line. I love shopping at Stamper’s Dream and Cornish Heritage Farms. I love the Spellbinders and JustRite products. Thanks for the chance to win some candy, and I hope your knee feels better soon.ReplyCancel

  • PaulaApril 6, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    wow – yellow roses – how lovely and significant. You lucky girl Becca. I’m lounging at the moment – 14 days post op from a Thoracotomy following removal of a lung tumor (as far as I know to date – this is benign). I’ve not done any real crafting since my op but thank goodness for blogging and as a regular visitor to your blog, I hope that you are soon back at your craft table showing us your fabulous creations.

    best wishes

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • Linda S. in NEApril 6, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    Hi Becca, I hope your “lounging” is in full speed today, and that the pain is less in your knee. What great candy you are sharing with us. My favorite place to shop online is Papertrey, Ink, followed closely by 7Kids College Fund. For instant gratification and a great time with great employees, I love to shop at our local Archiver’s. Linda S. in NEReplyCancel

  • Angela KiddApril 6, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    I hope you’ve managed to have a good rest and that you’re knee is feeling much better very soon. My fav shop just has to be Joanna Sheene on-line, such lovely items and good value. Just love your blog Becca – you’re such an inspiration. God bless ~Angela~ReplyCancel

  • KayApril 6, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Watch that knee!! They can be nasty (ask me how I know)! Anyway, you take care of you!

    I would have to say my “fav” would be “Hobby Lobby” because of the great coupons and variety.

    Thanks for the chance to win some candy!!

    Kay in ILReplyCancel

  • PaulaApril 6, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    sorry forgot to add my favourite store – i love IKEA and have one really close by in the Midlands, UK but following my short illness and op, i tend to shop on line and love Joanna Sheene’s online store. Great prices and free P&P.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • Cyndee ScholetApril 6, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    Dinner AND Roses????? You ARE a lucky lady! Hope your knee feels better soon.

    I would have to say my favorite would be Hobby Lobby, but the closest one is about 2 hours away. I just happened to find there was one on the way to my daughter’s college, so now I’ve been able to make two stops there. We went this past weekend to celebrate Easter and an early 21st birthday with her.

    I like that they carry Spellbinders dies and that they have some good coupons. I also like the variety of items that they carry. I could spend hours wandering around in there, but I had to make it quick since I had my husband and my son with me.

    Thanks again for the chance for blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • Kay G.April 6, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    Hi Becca, I hope you are feeling better. I love to go to Hobby Lobby. It’s about 5 minutes from my house. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie NaleyApril 6, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    Thank you, Becca, for offering all the wonderful blog candy. My favorite store at the moment is Michael’s. Naturally, I have to use their 40 or 50% coupons. Get well soon.

  • Luv2scrapApril 6, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    If is hard for a shopaholic like me to tell you about my favorite place to shop, because there are so many. Like you I LOVE Ikea. Another place that is just fabulous to me is The Container Store. Unfortunately for me the closest one is 2 1/2 hours away.(same with Ikea) But a few times a year we go and it tickles my DH to see me so thrilled over a store. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • YayaApril 6, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    My husband thinks I have an addiction to “Hobby Lobby!” Thank you for all that you share. You are such an inspiration. I’ve never won “blog candy!” Hope your knee is better. blessings…ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis M.April 6, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    HOpe your knee gets lots better for you. My fav store is my local scrapbook store which is Fond Memories. Love to spend time there and the girls are all so helpful. Thanks for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon LApril 6, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    The only papercrafting store near me is It’s Scrapbook Time. The owners are the nicest people you could ask for. I have watched the store grow and their family grow. They never seem to be put out if you ask them to order something they don’t have in stock.
    Sharon LReplyCancel

  • LindaApril 6, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Hi Becca
    Hope you are feeling better soon. I look forward every day to what card you have made. Your are my inspiration.
    The closest crafting store to me is Hobby Lobby but I love Archivers. I have only been there once but never wanted to leave. Thank you for giving us a chance to win goodies.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna CollinsApril 6, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    Oh my, I cannot believe that over 300 people have already left comments. I am behind with my email reading, obviously. Anyway, I certainly pray your knee is doing much, much better by now. It is no fun to be “disabled” and have to “lounge” around all day. It can actually get very boring, very quickly.

    Anyway, on to my favorite store. Wow! What can I say? I living in Billings, MT and though we do have a very few stores here, I would have to say that my first favorite (HERE) is Michaels, with Hobby Lobby being a very close second. We do have a couple of regular scrapbook stores here, but they just don’t carry very much! In fact, one of them just recently cut their store in half! They still have all the same things, but boy are they crowded now.

    Now, when we get a chance I love going to Butte, where they have two of the most fantastic stores ever. They are both actually owned by the same gal, but man, oh man, she has everything you could ever want between the two stores. It is called The Scrapbookers Schoolhouse and I do mean it is fabulous.

    Then when I get a chance to go down to visit my family in Orem, UT I go crazy. They have Robert’s Crafts, which used to be my alltime favorite store, however, Archivers moved in there about 4 years ago and I end up spending well over $100 every time we get down there. Soooo, I guess I have a lot of favorites, just don’t live close enough to the very best.ReplyCancel

  • TracieApril 6, 2010 - 2:35 pm

    I would say my favorite store is Archivers. Although i am thrilled to have Hobby Lobby and Michaels close to me. Just love all the craft stores.ReplyCancel

  • adelineApril 6, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    a dozen roses surprise, what a great day!
    I’m not much of a shopper myself, I really hate shopping except for scrapbooking supplies.. as all of us I guess.
    my favorit store is stamper dream, that I discovered on your blog.
    Thanks for this gorgeous candy! Take care.ReplyCancel

  • marv dennisApril 6, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    Hi Becca, wishing you a speedy recovery with your knee.
    My favorite store is the local Hallmark Store. They have so many cute things and gifts.

  • Jocelyn G.April 6, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    I love to read and I just love going to Borders and hanging out there. I could stay there all day and never get bored. I also love going to Hobby Lobby. It’s really a toss-up ‘coz I love both papercrafting and reading.ReplyCancel

  • conniemelanconApril 6, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    Hope your knee feels better soon! One of my favorite stores is Hobby Lobby. I can spend hours in there.ReplyCancel

  • sharon dApril 6, 2010 - 3:20 pm

    A fun online stamp store is Curious By Design. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy…ReplyCancel

  • Debbie GApril 6, 2010 - 3:23 pm

    I guess my favorite store is Michaels. But I absolutely love going to IKEA !!! Thanks for a chance to win the great blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy McAlisterApril 6, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    Michaels, Michaels, Michaels, Love it, Love it Love it. Blog Candy, Blog Candy, Blog Candy, Love it, Love it Love it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • JeanneApril 6, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    Hi Becca, so sorry to hear about your knee. I had knee surgery, so I can sympathize with your pain. Thank you for the chance to win blog candy, that is more fun than going shopping! I love to shop on line for craft supplies, but Michaels is fun too! No Hobby Lobby in our area, :(. Hope your feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • Sue BrownlowApril 6, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    I agree that Ikea has to be the best. I can’t imagine anyone going there for only a couple minutes. Hobby Lobby is also a favorite. I can spend hours in that store, too.

    Sue BrownlowReplyCancel

  • Patricia R.April 6, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    I love Tuesday Morning! You never know what you might find there. I picked up a number of Cosmo Cricket paper kits for a song. Sometimes it’s ribbon. Sometimes it’s paper. I have four stores within a 20 mile radius and I sometimes have to visit them all when looking for multiples. I love Ikea but since it is 2-1/2 hours away, I rarely get there. I keep hoping for an Ikea and Archiver’s to move into the neighborhood, or at least within 30 minutes, but no luck!ReplyCancel

  • DebApril 6, 2010 - 4:07 pm


    My favorite places to shop are the beach shops on Ft Myers beach. You can find very cute Floridian style clothing, and very interesting finds. I hate mall shopping- I run in get what I need and run out. Also like any scrapbooking shops also.ReplyCancel

  • Judy AApril 6, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Its so nice of your DH to give you flowers!
    My favorite place to shop has to be without
    a doubt…Crafts Direct. It is located in MN,
    but its about a 3 – 4 hour drive from here.
    It is an amazing store. Lots and lots of craft
    items – for sewing, scrapbooking, card making,
    oil/water color painting, florals, wedding ideas..
    and many many more items. I try and go
    a couple of times a year, but always plan on
    spending the day.

    I read your blog everyday, and enjoy the beautiful
    cards and inspirational messages.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to participate
    in the “blog candy” contest.ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneApril 6, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    A store that I enjoy visiting is called Art Scraps and pretty much it is for recycling artist materials. You never know what will be there or in what quantity- two things that make it interesting!

  • Rhonda ZamoraApril 6, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    I think my FAVORITE store is “Half Priced Books”. I love to read. I can take books I have read in to the store and get a voucher for more new (to me) used books.ReplyCancel

  • Janet BApril 6, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    My fav store? Too many to list, seriously! I’m in love now with Lululemon. Check it out. Love their hoodies.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon BaderApril 6, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    my favorite stores are any and all antique stores! and flea markets and craft stores and……………………
    Sharon BaderReplyCancel

  • CynthaiApril 6, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    My favorite store was our local Tall Mouse Craft store but they are closing soon…. :( So I would have to say Target is my favorite store most of all I think its the color red for some reason and that is not my favorite color at all…LOL But I can’t go in there without spending, its ridiculous so I do my best to stay away….LOLReplyCancel

  • CharletteApril 6, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    Becca, Well shopping! I cannot say I have one favorite placed to shop because I just love to shop. In stores, on line just everywhere. But thanks so much for a chance to win some wonderful candy. Hope you have a wonderful day. I’ll stop tomorrow to see what’s new!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferApril 6, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    My favorite store is Michaels. I love to use the coupons and I love the $1 bins. Sometimes I just walk through the store looking, not planning to buy, just look.

  • Marian BerggrenApril 6, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    Hope your knee is feeling better! What a darling husband you have! I love scrape/cardmaking stores, but do not have any close. Michael’s is 1 hour away and Hobby Lobby is 2 hours away. I also like to browse health food stores to find unique things for cooking.
    Thank You for sharing your talent with us!ReplyCancel

  • DianeHayesApril 6, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Favorite store hands down is Scrapbook Cupboard. This is a local stamping/ scrapping store and I could move in.ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 6, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    I like Joanns because I can use coupons on Cricut accessesories like blades and mats. Thanks for the chance to win such yummy candy.

    I hope your knee heals quickly!ReplyCancel

  • Evie ShambleyApril 6, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    Thanks Becca for another chance to win your candy blog–how generous. I guess my favoite shop is “Hobby Lobby” but it is about 1 1/2 hrs away, so when I plan on going, I plan on spending most of the day with a friend and hit more stores along the way.

    Hope your knee feels better real soon.ReplyCancel

  • ChrisApril 6, 2010 - 5:24 pm

    Mine has to be Hobby Lobby. I have to have a coupon though if the item I “need” is not on sale!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia JohnsonApril 6, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    I have a local scrapbooking store about 35 miles from here that I adore. Scrap and More in Mexico Missouri. It’s fairly new but they have some wonderful help and a lot of goodies packed in a little store. Other than that I would have to say Hobby Lobby. Hope your knee is ok and hope you are feeling better. Kudos to the Hubby!ReplyCancel

  • SheronaApril 6, 2010 - 5:30 pm

    I really don’t have a favorite. We have both Hobby Lobby and Michael’s, but I really love going to different places when I’m out of town. Thanks for a chance to win the bolg candy.ReplyCancel

  • Denise S.April 6, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    Firstly, just wanted to say what a sweetie your hubby is! :) And secondly, my fav stores are definitely Michael’s and Wal-Mart!!!

    Denise ;)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly GApril 6, 2010 - 5:41 pm

    You turned me on to Hobby Lobby!! I’ve watched you say you got this and that there. Most of the things I can’t get at my local craft stores. Hobby Lobby is an hour and a half away, but both my hubby and I love it and can’t wait to go back!ReplyCancel

  • marie in CtApril 6, 2010 - 5:47 pm

    Hi. Becca:

    My favorite store locally is Michaels. Great buys with the coupon, but shopping on the internet is even better. You got me hooked on JustRite stamps. Love your workReplyCancel

  • JudyApril 6, 2010 - 5:48 pm

    My favorite place is a local shop, A Stamp Artist Place. In addition to stamping supplies, the store has many inspiring card samples on display and offers a variety of interesting classes. I love the friendly atmosphere there and being able to have fun using use new products and ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Angela T.April 6, 2010 - 5:52 pm

    Hi Becca:

    I have been following your blog now for a while, and I must say that you are an inspiration. My favorite place to shop is called The Stamping Room which is a very small shop in my rural community of Medford, Nova Scotia run by my friend Donna. She has an amazing selection of SpellBinders and other goodies that just are not available at any of our local (and not so local craft shops). Michaels is more than an hour away, and even our local WalMart has a small(to say the least) craft section. Thanks for sharing your talent. I hope your knee improves.ReplyCancel

  • WendyApril 6, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    If I must shop… locally I go to Michael’s Arts and Crafts for my crafty stuff. But for clothes I really like JcPenny’s because they have pants for tall girls like me. I typically try to shop on-line because it’s easy & fast.

    Thanks for all your inspiration Becca! Feel better!ReplyCancel

  • Susan strawserApril 6, 2010 - 6:01 pm

    Love the blog candy! My favorite store would have to be Kohls. I really enjoy visiting your site – you make beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuApril 6, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    Hi again, Becca…. well, I already wrote about my favorite craft-related stores yesterday…. so for other shopping… hmmmm, for clothing, one of my favorites is Talbots Petites (but only when they have a great big sale!) Thanks for this chance to win some blog candy. LOOOOOVE your work… it inspired me to go and buy one of the Cuttlebug dies you had featured on one of your cards a week or two ago….ReplyCancel

  • AprilApril 6, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    I love to shop at DSW. Shoes are a weakness of mine!!ReplyCancel

  • KarenL.April 6, 2010 - 6:24 pm

    Looove your blog!!!!! I check it everyday. Yes, I signed up to be a follower but I still check it everyday; you know just in case my email got lost!!! LOL!! My favorite store is Michaels. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby or Ikea around here!ReplyCancel

  • MissGApril 6, 2010 - 6:25 pm


    Put me in a craft store and I can browse and browse. I love to go Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, all scrapbook stores and I just got introduced to a store Archival or something like that and I was there for 1.5 hrs.
    And please don’t give me a 50 off coupon.ReplyCancel

  • Mary AllenApril 6, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    Hi Becca – I sure hope your knee is better. You are so amazing with your cards. I wish I had your talent. I have so many favorite stores – it is hard to pick just one. I love shopping online too. You take care. MaryReplyCancel

  • SerstinApril 6, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    Ok, my favorite store is Hobby Lobby!!!!!! I can find craft stuff, material, decor for my home, holiday decorations etc. . . I could go on and on, they also have the best clearance. . and have you seen the xmas ornament selection? I do not spend hours in stores but this one I get lost in for hours!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • JennyApril 6, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    Thanks again Becca for this brilliant opportunity to win some more gorgeous blog candy :) My favourite shop would have to be the ones you tend to find in each town that sell natural wooden items, driftwood, candles the kind of arty shop :) Of course craft shops are definitely right up there too he he


    Jen xReplyCancel

  • RuthAnnApril 6, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    I love target and Michaels! Your cards are AWESOME!!!ReplyCancel

  • LoriApril 6, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    Hobby Lobby would be my pick. Unfortunatly the closed one is over an hour a way so I have to really do damage when I can get there… LOL. Like many of those making comments any craft store is fair game for me!ReplyCancel

  • Maxee OlsonApril 6, 2010 - 6:35 pm

    My favorite store is my husbands hardware store, OK Hardware in Amherst WI. Lots of crafting items to be had at a local hardware store.
    You are an awesome stamper and creator of design. I Love your choices in your give away. Hope I win! :) Blessings to you, MaxeenReplyCancel

  • Pat SApril 6, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    My favorite shop is The Stamping Room in medford Nova ScotiaReplyCancel

  • Jane TApril 6, 2010 - 6:41 pm

    Any kind of arts and crafts store suits me either a physical store or online. I don’t do malls anymore. I love looking for things online and making a wish list and rarely do I go back to it. Kind of satisfies the hunger for whatever it was that I thought I couldn’t live without at that moment. I have to play tricks with myself to not spend money wildly. Hope your knee gets to feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • MandiannieApril 6, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    i love your cards. they never fail to amaze me. They’re all so gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie LeeApril 6, 2010 - 6:44 pm

    Hmmm my favorite store… well, I’m not much of a shopper, but I LOVE browsing around Archivers and just see all the purdy things… I also love Nordstroms…
    Thanks for the awesome blog candy! You are soooo generous and sweet to offer so much beautiful stuff so often!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne H.April 6, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    We have a Ben Franklins here. Its nots just a Scrapbook Store its also a craft store. I could spend endless hours once I get there. Browsing up and and down and then down and up. I have spent way too many hours there.ReplyCancel

  • MelindaApril 6, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    Hope your knee is better today! My fav store is Archiver’s! I could spend all day in that store. The closest one to me is about an hour away so I don’t get there often. But I really enjoy myself when I do go. Thanks for the opportunity to win great blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Heather MillsApril 6, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    I LOVE shopping, and can find something interesting in almost any kind of store! My favorites would have to be JoAnn’s, Michael’s, Home Depot and a second hand store (mostly clothing) called Savers. Fortunately, they are all 20-30 minutes away, so I don’t go often. Bad for me, good for the wallet. : )ReplyCancel

  • MandiannieApril 6, 2010 - 6:53 pm

    Forgot to mention…my favorite place to shop is Michaels. I don’t have many other stores that have good prices. I also love Scrspbookers Paradise.ReplyCancel

  • BrendaApril 6, 2010 - 6:53 pm

    Sometimes my favourite is finding what I went looking for and other times, the surprise of getting some things that I didn’t know I needed! The unexpectedness of it all……These sensations can happen almost anywhere!
    Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Lara MosbyApril 6, 2010 - 7:03 pm

    Ikea rocks… I spent the day after Thanksgiving there with my dad a couple of years ago. Their storage solutions are great and I love the lighting.ReplyCancel

  • TinaHApril 6, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    Ok, I LOVE Target! As I said yesterday, with no stores where we live, we are so happy to be able to get into a Target – the closest one is 2 1/2 hours away, the other direction is three hours, but it is worth it when we get to go. Thanks again for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia JonesApril 6, 2010 - 7:14 pm

    My favorite store is Hobby Lobby. They have the largest selections of card making goodies anywhere arund here. Plus I love drooling over their home decorating things also.


  • Nancy BApril 6, 2010 - 7:15 pm

    I hope your knee feels better soon. My Dear hubby did the same thing the other day and got a shot in his knee and he is much better. Hope yours is fixed that easily.
    On to my favorite story, all the trees blooming remind me of my favorite story which I’ll tell you over the next few days. When I was a child, I used to pick wild plums and blackberries with my sister. I remember we used to pick the biggest plums and tastiest blackberries by the buckets full. All in our own neighborhood. This all took place in the late 50’s or early 60’s.
    …….More tomorrow on my favorite story.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne PhelpsApril 6, 2010 - 7:22 pm

    I am not a shopper but I can spend hours if it is related to my hobbies! So I’ll have to go with Hobby Lobby!ReplyCancel

  • CarolApril 6, 2010 - 7:23 pm

    Hello again Becca…knee healing nicely, I hope.
    Someone mentioned and I want to add that I have ordered from them a few times & always been pleased with their deals & speedy service. Look forward to seeing your next creation. :)ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 6, 2010 - 7:33 pm

    Hi There Becca. Taking care of that knee . Something similar happened to me. I felt a snap behind my knee and next thing you know my calf was killing me. Going to have a cyst that behind my knee fully drained and have some cortisone injected tomorrow. Not looking forward to that AT ALL.
    Anyway, you asked about what store draws me in. Well I am a lucky girl because I have both a scrapbook and stamp store two towns away so so without fail I am there every week to see whats new!ReplyCancel

  • FrancesApril 6, 2010 - 7:35 pm

    I LOVE Michaels, and it’s just 10 minutes from my home. But I absolutely love going to Hobby Lobby, too, because I find lots of things to decorate my home also… !!! Thanks for a chance to win the great blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Betty MooreApril 6, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Good Evening Becca, first I have to tell you how much I enjoy your Blog, you are truly an inspiration. Hope you feel better soon. I rarely shop online. My favorite store to shop at is Archivers, there I can find almost anything I need. Archivers carry items that Michael’s, AC Moore and JoAnn’s doesn’t carryReplyCancel

  • Maryann AbutahaApril 6, 2010 - 7:50 pm

    I love Michaels and Joanns, and when I’m visiting relatives in Arizona I go to Hobby Lobby. For clothes I like Khols and Ikea rocks, too for lots of cool stuff. I’m a big shopper so I like lots of stores!ReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyApril 6, 2010 - 7:56 pm

    Thanks for the grat blog candy, Becca. Glad your Easter was so blessed!
    Favorite store???? Hmmmm, a tough one. I do love Coldwater Creek for clothes. But I love Target for a lot of things. Too many to choose from!
    I definitely wish there were an Archiver’s in my area! (Massachusetts)ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamApril 6, 2010 - 8:09 pm

    Oh Becca, I hope your knee gets better real soon and that you didn’t do any serious damage to it. Take care of yourslef. It sounds like your hubby is doing a wonderful job of that also.
    Thanks for being so generous and offering this wonderful blog candy. I live in a small town and have to travel about 35 miles to get to Michael’s, my favorite place to shop “locally”.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenApril 6, 2010 - 8:15 pm

    Becca, I will be praying for your knee. I twisted my ankle a few weeks ago and know how hard it is to stay off of it when there are so many other responsibilities that need our attention, especially with little ones around.
    Well, I guess it would not be much of a surprise in these circles, but Michaels is my favorite place to shop. I just love that store and can’t get enough of it. God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Ann I.April 6, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    Favorite store? That’s a tough one.. Target and Kohl’s come to mind for clothes… Tuesday Mornings, Big Lots for SB bargains.. thanks for the chance to win such fabulous blog candy! Hope the knee is doing better :)ReplyCancel

  • Grace NyweningApril 6, 2010 - 8:25 pm

    Hi Becca! So glad you had a relaxing day and then the roses… wow! He’s a gem to be treasured! My favorite store to go to is called Enchanted Cottage. It’s about an hour from here but it’s an old old mill building with room on room of crafting goodies… stamps, paper, embellies, scrapbooking, and all the goodies to make anything you want! I can spend hours there and what makes it even better is that right next door is the absolute best coffee shop I know! They make the best Americanas ever and when my DD and I can sneak away for a few hours… that’s where we both want to go…. for the coffee, for the stamp store… for the 2 hours of fun getting there and back! Thanks for yet another blog candy offering! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine KlannApril 6, 2010 - 8:25 pm

    Hi Becca…love your beautiful cards you make. They are so different and have your unique style.
    My favorite store is Michael’s. If I am in the United States, I like Hobby Lobby.
    Hope I win the blog candy. I would love some more new card making products.

  • Judie RymanApril 6, 2010 - 8:28 pm

    Your hubbie knows how lucky he is to have such a wonderful spouse. You are indeed blessed.

    I could spend DAYS in my local Archivers!!! nuf said…lol

    Feel better soon.ReplyCancel

  • Pastor CherieApril 6, 2010 - 8:29 pm

    I am a staples junkie! I do not know why, but I could spend hours in the Staples store. All I do is browse and think about what i’d do with things.
    Happy Browsing!ReplyCancel

  • VioletApril 6, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Not sure how to pick a favorite store but anyone that sells paper and embellishments, fabric, paint, etc, etc. is my kind of store but I also love to wander thru the thrift stores. I have found some great crafting supplies at a fraction of the cost. Hope your knee feels better soon. I’ve had knee surgery so I know what you are going thru.ReplyCancel

  • Corrie WagnerApril 6, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    I love your creations and thanks for sharing them. I am in Canada but my favorite store is Hobby Lobby, even the hubby loves it. I go for the scrap goodies and he gets the decor items for the house, and I should also mention he stocked up on Christmas goodies last time we were there.ReplyCancel

  • Val WApril 6, 2010 - 8:39 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had trouble with your knee. Best to rest it, and yourself a bit. Sweet of your hubby to pamper you a bit with dinner and roses.
    One of my favorite stores to shop is Goodwill. You just never know what you’ll find. Best to go in with no preconceived notions of what you are looking for. It’s rare that I come out empty handed. Like they say, “One man’s trash, is another man’s treasure.” The fun is often in the hunt.ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27April 6, 2010 - 8:45 pm

    The Corner Crop is a locally owned shop in Evansville, IN. They specialize in scrapbooking, but I have found some of the most beautiful papers there for cards. It a great shop, because they get the papers the chain retail stores don’t usually get. I am a fan of the grunge look and they are a great resource for those kind of goodies. Roxanne and Sherrie (owners) are sooo ready to help in any way they can and best of all…they are moving into new BIGGER facilities, because NEED to. This area has had 2 paper crafting stores close recently. Power to The Corner Crop!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy SettlesApril 6, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    I love to shop out of catologs and online. About three years ago I would have said that QVC was my all time fav. but I got into too much trouble with that. he he he…. Now I am a big time SU customer. I’m hoping by summer I’ll be hitting the clothing stores more. I want to like shopping for clothes again. ……ReplyCancel

  • MiriamApril 6, 2010 - 8:56 pm

    I’m glad you had a blessed Easter. I hope you knee is better soon, but in the mean time, enjoy the tender loving care you are getting. It sounds as if you have a wonderful husband! You also have wonderful Blog Candy again. Let’s see…there are so many wonderful stores. One that I have been wanting to get to for quite some time now, is Anchor Paper. It is a large paper warehouse with stamps, embellishments, dies, ink, and everything a crafter would want. The problem is that it is 100 miles north of us. I am also 100 miles west of my grandchildren. Needless to say, the paper store always seems to “lose out” when I have a day off. Even the best of the craft stores can’t hold a candle to time spent with my grandchildren. Bless you, Becca, for another Blog Candy offering!ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekApril 6, 2010 - 8:56 pm

    Get well soon, Becca! It sounds like God’s way of making you take a needed rest. I shop either Michael’s or JoAnn’s locally for papercraft things; Publix for groceries; and Beall’s for clothes (but not often). Occasionally I order from ucut@home or GinaK’s. Your blog candy is the best and your generosity is unending. We can only say thanks for all you do for your admiring fans.ReplyCancel

  • BrendaApril 6, 2010 - 8:56 pm

    One of my stores is Ben Franklin Crafts. they have a variety of products, from baskets, candles, scrapbooking supplies, framing, sewing, and wood products to school supplies, and candies that are very hard to find in other stores. They carry a lot of braided rugs, placemats, and coasters. It is a very unique store with products to keep me, my daughter, and 3 yr. old granddaughter shopping for a good while.ReplyCancel

  • Billie AApril 6, 2010 - 9:05 pm

    So sorry to hear your knee is troubling you and hope and pray for a speedy recovery.
    I think my favorite store is JoAnns craft store. We live about an hour away so I ususally do internet shopping.
    Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle TaylorApril 6, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    I love your blog and that is why I decided to follow you. I sure hope that knee gets better. I am getting over knee surgery after an incident similar to yours. Make sure you don’t let it go too long without getting it really checked out well. Thanks for offering such great blog candy!!

    Gayle Taylor

  • Barb O.April 6, 2010 - 9:08 pm

    I also love to shop at Ikea when I have the opportunity; we do not have one locally, at least four hours and a ferry ride away. I do love to shop online, but that is so dangerous; I spend too much, I like shopping at Frantic Stamper and Innovative Stamp Creations as well as I Brake for Stamps. Take care of your knee! Thanks for the opportunity at the tremendous Blog Candy.


  • its NoelleApril 6, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Today it’s home depo-lowes, tomorrow who knowsReplyCancel

  • BonitaApril 6, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    My favorite store would have to be Home Goods.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann P.April 6, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    Sorry to hear about your knee. I had knee surgery three years ago,
    so I know how you feel. Praying you are blessed with a very speedy recovery. My favorite store is a locally owned store called Buffalo Stamps and Stuff. Sharon has it packed with hundreds of stamps, wonderful paper, embellishments, and so much more. The girls who work there offer classes to make cards, books, and more fun stuff. So it’s always fun to shop there and my craft collection just keeps growing and growing. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful place to shop.
    Hope you feel much better soon!ReplyCancel

  • RufusApril 6, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    Becca, hope that knee is feeling better! Lounging (occasionally) is good for you! What a sweetie your hubby is. Yellow Roses, romantic too!
    I don’t really have a favorite. I’m not a shopper, unless it’s for crafty goodies. That I do love to do. I guess Micheal’s or Hobby Lobby. Not ’cause I think they are so great, at least mine aren’t. But because they are about it for real life shopping. Now on my lap top???? We’ll leave that for later!
    Thanks for the (remote! LOL) chance at such yummy candy!

  • DebbieApril 6, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    I’m glad you had such a great Easter, but sorry you have a bum knee! Very generous blog candy, would love to win. One of my favorite local stores is a Ben Franklin craft store. I could & have spent hours there, looking at fabric, yarn, papercrafting stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Dtjag1April 6, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    Hi Becca – I’m new to the world of card making and love your creations. I see from all your readers that Hobby Lobby is a favorite. I usually buy online but need to make the hour drive to check one out. My favorite mall store is Anthropologie. Whenever I need a little inspiration I love to browse the store. Patterns and colors are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • BettyApril 6, 2010 - 10:50 pm

    Hi Becca!

    I have two favorite on-line stores. One of them is called Scrap ‘n Stamp. Lots and lots of crafting supplies, including almost all of the nestabilities. Kate (the owner) also has a point system where you can accumulate points based on your purchases, which translates into a discount you can use toward future orders. Their customer service is excellent as well.ReplyCancel

  • Chris R.April 6, 2010 - 10:52 pm

    I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here. I would love to see why everyone likes it so much. I will have to go with Michaels since we have it here. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations!ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezApril 6, 2010 - 10:58 pm

    For clothing I love Kohl’s. I get discount coupons from them on a regular basis, so I always check out their clearance racks, then their sales and use my discount. Makes shopping very affordable. Will let you know tomorrow my all time must store!ReplyCancel

  • Lara MosbyApril 6, 2010 - 11:03 pm


    I check your blog almost every day. Your designs are always so elegant. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa R.April 6, 2010 - 11:04 pm

    Oh, I desperately wish we had a Hobby Lobby, but alas they have not made it to the NW yet. So, I’d have to say Target. I know, I know…but I just love that store. Great deals on kids’ clothes, toys, great expensive “looking” stuff for the home, etc. etc. Now, they do need a craft department that is sorely lacking so for crafting I prefer to shop online probably my favorite online would be Two Peas in a Bucket, They have such a great selection on everything. Thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja SApril 6, 2010 - 11:15 pm

    Hi again,

    In Australia,we have a shop called Spotlight which is a craft and homewares store. Some are messy and disorganised, but there is one near my Mum and Dad’s which is neat and organised and has nice staff. I usually pop in when I am down at my parents’s for a few days. The rest of the family say I always take too long…ReplyCancel

  • Susan IkinApril 6, 2010 - 11:23 pm

    I love our local quilt stores and scrapbook shops – we don’t have Michaels or Hobby Lobby here, but they sound great with discount coupons and all. Ikea tires me out – too much in one place. Love on line shopping.ReplyCancel

  • Donna in AKApril 6, 2010 - 11:27 pm

    Hope you are feeling better! We have few local crafting stores but are nice. When I was in Seattle for treatment, a friend I met from Operation Write Home organization took me to A-Muse. Oh, my sure enjoyed that visit! Thanks for your generous prizes!ReplyCancel

  • Mary KApril 6, 2010 - 11:41 pm

    Shopping? Well, I’ve cut back on pretty much everything other than crafts!! I just ordered my first Magnolia stamps, and can’t wait to get them. I mostly shop online, but we have an Archivers and a Michael’s here and a wonderful little stamp/scrapbook store that I try to get to whenever I am in that area. It’s really nice when I can go on my husband’s day off, so I don’t have 3 little boys distracting me, LOL!!ReplyCancel

  • VikiApril 6, 2010 - 11:53 pm

    Well, if we can count online shopping, then I would have to say Oh My Crafts is a favorite. They have such great deals on Cricut cartridges and such. I know they have great sales and prices on lots of other things but I rarely make it past the cartriges. LOLReplyCancel

  • Linda C.April 6, 2010 - 11:55 pm

    I just discovered They have discounts on Spellbinders, Quikutz, etc. & ship them free!! Fast shipping too!ReplyCancel

  • PattiApril 7, 2010 - 12:10 am

    To be honest I am not much of a shopper except when it comes to stuff for my home or hobbies. I love my scrapbooking but I also love my gardening so I am going to have to say that one of my all time fav places to drop a bundle is at Miller’s Greenhouse, an Amish greenhouse near where I live that does the most amazing planters and sells out in about a weeks time—best prices and plants around!

    Hope the knee is feeing better!ReplyCancel

  • Judith -Overland Park, KSApril 7, 2010 - 1:14 am

    I like a couple of stores – Stamp Patch and The Scrapbook Page. I try to buy locally if I can and they will order stuff for me. Would love to win.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel LoeschApril 7, 2010 - 2:14 am

    I WISH we had Hobby Lobby out here in this area, but I have to say I live at Michael’s which is 5 min away from my home, and I also love to hang out and browse around JoAnn’s which is about 30min away. I know, pretty boring, but I really love it!
    ~Rachel in SacramentoReplyCancel

  • ~Carolyn MillerApril 7, 2010 - 2:57 am

    Hi again,
    Yesterday I said Michael’s is my fav store, edging out Hobby Lobby because Michael’s accepts their competitors coupons, have a nice selection of Martha Stewart punches, and have a great return policy. Today I’m going to flip flop and say Hobby Lobby is my fav! I can spend many hours a week just wondering around in the various departments in that store – and there are several store locations within 10 or so miles from my home, so I get a lot of opportunities! It’s a little too convenient!!! ;-) Not only do they have a great selection of products, they have weekly sales and frequently have 40% off coupons that you can print off the internet (and are also good at Michael’s and Jo-Ann – yea!). I also enjoy their music – hymns – it’s not every day you can hear that piped into a store. I love the fact that the founder is a Christian and that is reflected in the operation of the business. Hope your knee is doing better today!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieApril 7, 2010 - 2:57 am

    Hi Becca!…Hope your knee is on the mend!…Besides Michael’s, I also like Beverly’s Fabric…They have a lot of nice things that you don’t find at JoAnn’s or Michael’s….I don’t have a fabric store where I live, so I need to drive at least 30min in any direction to reach one…ugh…Oh how I would love to win this give-a-way!….Have a good day…Blessings…AnnieReplyCancel

  • Arlene SApril 7, 2010 - 3:08 am

    Hi Becca. It’s 5am and once again can’t sleep. Hop your knee is doing better. Hang in there.

    Arlene SReplyCancel

  • ChristineZApril 7, 2010 - 4:23 am

    So, how is your knee doing? Hope you are feeling flexible again! I also enjoy Hobby Lobby but Scrapbook Zone continues to be my favorite LSS. They have the most amazing (at times) dollar spot – lots of great deals can be found there most of the time.ReplyCancel

  • sUSAnApril 7, 2010 - 4:58 am

    Well, I can’t say I have a favorite store…but in any store I am the “clearance” bargain shopper! Enjoying this spring, too! sUSAnReplyCancel

  • Lori mApril 7, 2010 - 5:15 am

    Hi Becca,

    Love your blog and designs first off it keeps me inspired for new things to try.

    My favorite local store now can’t be pinned down to one. Due to the economy I really have to be as frugal as possible and price shop, a heart breaker for crafting at times.

    My favorite online store would be where I purchase my cutting supplies for my Gazelle machine.

    Blessings, Lori mReplyCancel

  • Becky EApril 7, 2010 - 5:23 am

    My favorite place to shop is dictated completely by my current project. It might be a craft store or it could be a salvage yard or anything in between. Life is good, isn’t it?ReplyCancel

  • Susan SlaterApril 7, 2010 - 5:23 am

    I love this little local stamp shop. They have ideas everywhere. Cards line the walls are on top of the shelves and there is always a make-n-take. The ideas just flow out the store and if you want to know how something was made just ask, the owner is always happy to show you.ReplyCancel

  • mary stuartApril 7, 2010 - 5:26 am

    Hi Becca -What fabulous prizes you are offering! I love Nesties mostly because of what you do with them! You have such a gift and we are so fortunate that you share it so generously with us.
    Another favorite store of mine is Pat Catan’s Craft Center. They carry a lot of wonderful products and have great prices.
    Hope your knee is doing better!ReplyCancel

  • carol b.April 7, 2010 - 5:28 am

    I have never been to an Ikea store since I think the closestt is 2-2 1/2 hours away but I’d love to go.
    I love Michael’s and AC Moore but haven’t been going as much lately. I’ve decided that I have way too much and could open up my own store but sometimes the coupon bug bites or that new gadget beckons.
    carol b.ReplyCancel

  • SusanApril 7, 2010 - 5:31 am

    Hey Becca,
    I love to shop!!! I love bargains, using coupons, and the clearance racks at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s and Michaels. In St Augustine we have Claire’s Collectibles. She carries “beyond” what the other stores do not. Our Stamp Club at her shop meets monthly. New items are presented, how to’s are demonstrated, and we love being with other P.M.S. (Purchase More Stamps) women.
    If you are ever in St. Augustine, FL , drop in.

  • CandiApril 7, 2010 - 5:32 am

    Good Morning! My next favorite store after Kohls would be a local store called Mom’s Memories A lovely scrapping store that has rubber stamps with matching papers Mostly for scrappers but lots o nice “Stuff” and a great owner too1ReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenApril 7, 2010 - 5:53 am

    My second favorite place to shop is Joann’s Crafts in town. God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Tee RansoneApril 7, 2010 - 5:57 am

    I am so glad that my new laptop now allows me to check in on your site on a regular basis! I visited one of my favorite shops yesterday in williamsburg va called Stamp n memories! I also go to another fav in richmond called memories galore.

    As you can see I haven’t quite gotten used to the keyboard yet. LOVE you Becca. Thanks for sharing.


  • Cathy GreenApril 7, 2010 - 6:00 am

    I used to live in Dayton, OH. My favorite store there is Marco Paper. I would just get lost in all the stamping stuff. So much fun. I miss it terribly.ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa BApril 7, 2010 - 6:11 am

    I love any bedding store and their catalogues- great for colour inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne KelemenApril 7, 2010 - 6:21 am

    As I said before, I don’t shop very much, but I have been spending lots of time in Bed, Bath, and Beyond helping my daughter put together her bridal registry. Phew!ReplyCancel

  • JanetteApril 7, 2010 - 6:29 am

    Yellow roses may be my favorite color rose btw. I think my favorite store right now may be a store called Aldi’s where I am able to purchase groceries for my family and save money too….more for my crafting then ;) lolReplyCancel

  • OliviaApril 7, 2010 - 6:30 am

    Hi Becca,

    Just wanted to say that I love your blog and to keep up the good work. :)ReplyCancel

  • StephanieApril 7, 2010 - 6:32 am

    One of my favorite on-line stores is Scrap-Mart because they have a 40% off one item coupon each month, plus free shipping on Spellbinders. Scrapbooking can get to be expensive and I love the “help”.ReplyCancel

  • JudyApril 7, 2010 - 6:37 am

    Garden centers are currently on my list of favorite places to shop. I like to take my camera along in case there are butterflies or bees among the flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Judy AApril 7, 2010 - 6:38 am

    My second favorite store is Michaels. It has a wonderful selection and whenever I am in the
    area (65 miles away) I love to stop and shop!
    Have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • TrishApril 7, 2010 - 6:47 am

    I love to travel around and find new stamping/scrapbooking stores that are either in a city nearby or when we travel to the States. (I’m from Canada.) My friend and I take road trips to re-visit the stores we liked the best. It’s fun. Now to just use all the “stuff” we bought!!!*L*ReplyCancel

  • Beth AnnApril 7, 2010 - 6:49 am

    Another of my favorite stores is Home Depot. I love finding new things to fix up the house. Also it brings back memories of spending time with my Dad.ReplyCancel

  • Diana BrownApril 7, 2010 - 6:50 am

    I don’t do much online shopping (I don’t like paying the shipping charges!), but sent my order promptly and correctly and were cheaper than some other sites.ReplyCancel

  • Amy hadleyApril 7, 2010 - 6:53 am

    I have to say my favorite local store has to be Hobby Lobby. So many different items to look at and the coupons and sales are GREAT!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy L.April 7, 2010 - 6:57 am

    Hope your knee is getting better! In addition to making cards I collect vintage glass, so I love going to thrift stores, antique stores, and the Salvation Army stores. It is such a thrill when you can find a great piece of glass at a great price.ReplyCancel

  • mary puskarApril 7, 2010 - 7:05 am

    Becca I really love Michaels! I can always find what I need (and some things I don’t!) and their bargain bins an dollar bins yield all kinds of treasures.


  • Phyllis M.April 7, 2010 - 7:08 am

    Hope your knee is feeling better. Love shopping at Hobby Lobby. Great place to spend the day at.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieKApril 7, 2010 - 7:11 am

    I LOVe the smell of yellow roses! Lucky girl you are to have such a thoughtful hubby:)

    My favorite store is Hannahs in Antioch, IL. I could spend hours there as they have a variety of different things – especially an awesome scrapbooking department!
    – DebbiekReplyCancel

  • Yvonne VansickleApril 7, 2010 - 7:13 am

    I enjoy Ellen Huston on line. Hobby Lobby which is 45 minutes away. Our local area has seen a lot of our stores close. Sure miss being able to run to a local store. Thanks for all your great cards!ReplyCancel

  • Pat GibsonApril 7, 2010 - 7:14 am

    Along with papercrafting I love to cook, so kitchen stores (with all kinds of gadgets) has to be close to the top of my list. Dishes, pots & pans, etc. love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • CheriApril 7, 2010 - 7:26 am

    Hmmm, let’s see. My second favorite place to shop: Small local craft stores. All of the large craft stores are nice, but smaller ones tend to be more personal. Actually, I am just not a shopper, so this is going to be a tough one for me!ReplyCancel

  • PollyApril 7, 2010 - 7:28 am

    I love StampDiva, an online store..she has a lot of the stamps I love like Paperbag Studios, Queens Dresser Drawers..and she has great embellishments, lots of German scrap..I just ordered something from her store recently. She’s got great service.ReplyCancel

  • Maria L. (Canada)April 7, 2010 - 7:31 am

    I hope you knee is feeling better today Becca.
    I don’t do online shopping at all….I love walking through the stores.
    Another place that I like is any kitchen store …. my husband says that my nickname is ‘gadget’, I love kitchen gadgets, electronic gadgets, scrapbooking gadgets :-)
    You all have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • SandraApril 7, 2010 - 7:31 am

    glad to hear you had a nice Easter.
    I am not much of a shopper either … but I have to admit I have a thing for beautiful, high quality items – not that I buy anything … I love looking and drooling … and dreaming that someday I will be able to buy those really expensive luxury sheets, or fine dresses ….
    Thanks for the fun!

  • FrannieApril 7, 2010 - 7:35 am

    Ok, another store I absolutely can’t live without is Michaels. I know some customers have customer service issues with them, but I have always been happy with their customer service. I love the fact that they always have coupons. Thanks again for another chance to win this beautiful candy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary GuikemaApril 7, 2010 - 7:37 am

    Hi Becca! How’s the knee today? I hope each day makes it feel better.ReplyCancel

  • CarolApril 7, 2010 - 7:39 am

    Mornin’ Becca. Hope your knee is better today.
    I’d like to give a shout out for Novel Approach, a
    scrapbooking heaven in Friendswood, Texas (near
    Houston)…always fabulous selection, always friendly/helpful staff, great classes. :)ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneApril 7, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Today I thought I’d list my favorite decorating store. I just love Home Goods you get the best deals and they have some great stuff. Hope you are having a great dayReplyCancel

  • Anita HoldenApril 7, 2010 - 7:42 am

    Hi Becca,

    Another favorite place to shop is A C Moore. There used to be a LSS but they went out of business and all we have are the big box stores…

    Thanks again! AnitaReplyCancel

  • Renee StephensApril 7, 2010 - 7:48 am

    My favorite clothing store is Belk’s. I can shop in any store really. DH calls me a shopaholic. My motto is shop til you drop. Literally!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • sallieApril 7, 2010 - 7:49 am

    Becca, since I moved I can’t get to a JoAnne’s. I do miss that store, but there is always online!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasuresApril 7, 2010 - 7:50 am

    Looking for Sunshine, so I came here. I’m sticking by WOODMAN”S and wish I could make the road trip today. Have lots of April Birthdays so it is Design, Design and try some stitching….Thanks Becca for your INSPIRATIONReplyCancel

  • Kim S.April 7, 2010 - 7:54 am

    My favorite sore would have to be Hobby Lobby! There are just so many pretty things to look at and their scrapbook section is amazing.ReplyCancel

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  • Mary LukemanApril 7, 2010 - 8:05 am

    Thanks for the chance to win that yummy blog candy. One of my favorite store is Michaels. I can browse for an hour or two and find great things. The coupons make the price affordable.

  • NancyApril 7, 2010 - 8:16 am

    I love browsing in quilt stores. The bolts of fabric arranged by color are a feast for my eyes. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • emilyApril 7, 2010 - 8:17 am

    Another one of my favourite places to shop ’till my fingers are sore is an online place called ‘Scrapbooking Cafe online’. The very helpful lady that owns the business and runs it from her home, while her boys keep her busy with competitive skiing, is Kristy and she is amazing. Since she travels quite a bit to different sporting events with her sons, she will drop my order off at my home if she will be anywhere close to save me shipping charges! Now that’s service with a smile!
    In fact, it was on her recommendation that I found your site. She had told me about all the beautiful cards and creations you made and displayed online.
    I love all the great people and friendships I have made since I started scrapbooking and card making!
    Thanks for sharing your work with everyone! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Linda EApril 7, 2010 - 8:25 am

    I[‘m a Target girl myself. Where else can you go for toilet paper and come out with towels, accessories, and maybe even some Making Memories paper!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn BoisvertApril 7, 2010 - 8:25 am

    I also like Michaels, the local stores don’t carry the new stuff so I have to travel about 30 miles or so to one of 2 Michaels stores and can spend hours checking out the new stuff. The employees are very friendly and helpful at both of the stores I go to. But I found out the Needloft nylon yarn is being discontinued and Michaels was my only store that carried it I make scrubbies out of it and they are great. I was told Uniek is no longer going to make this yard I’m very disappointed. I have all my friends hooked on my scrubbies and have a limited supply now.

    Hope your feeling better.


  • Tammy W.April 7, 2010 - 8:28 am

    Hmmm…… Lately it would have to be Papertrey Ink. They have new releases on the 15th of every month, with sneak peeks starting on the 10th. I love the anticipation and then shopping on the 15th. Love their products too! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous blog candy! Love your cards and style – gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim G.April 7, 2010 - 8:34 am

    Becca~ Thanks so much for the chance to win such lovely goodies hun! You are so kind and sweet! Let’s see my favorite store… any store that has craft products! I adore Wild Orchid Crafts online store as they have the BEST paper flowers!
    Hugs~ KimReplyCancel

  • Caroline DufresneApril 7, 2010 - 8:37 am

    Hi, my most favorite store of all is….magnolia-licious. I’ve stop shopping else where, I tell you I’m now hooked on internet shopping. And By the way I do to love IKEA, I’m lucky to be near one (about 30 minutes by car). And also, I would love to win on sunday ’cause it’s my BIRHTDAY, I’ll be turning 36 on april 11th. I absolutely love your work.

    Bless you!

  • Darlene LApril 7, 2010 - 8:42 am

    This is my Tuesday entry. I went to the library yesterday for my weekly selection of books to read. Today I wanted to find something my 87 yo mother might enjoy. I went to the large print section and discovered that Thomas Kincade the fabulous painter was also a fiction author. He does have a co-author. Hoping that Mom enjoys the book to help pass the time.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce MApril 7, 2010 - 8:43 am

    I can realate to you not going to the mall. I haven’t been to the mall in over year – probably more. I can go without the latest-greatest in clothes & fashion, because my budget is blown on scrap stuff.

    way more fun in my bookReplyCancel

  • Nancy BApril 7, 2010 - 8:55 am

    Oh, I read that wrong yesterday. I thought you said favorite stories and you said favorite stores. I’ll tell you more about my favorite story later. Maybe that will be your next question. But my favorite store is probably Michael’s. I love to go when they are doing make and takes. I did some great jewelery last time they had jewelery make and takes and learned a lot.ReplyCancel

  • janet dowellApril 7, 2010 - 8:55 am

    My latest shopping has been for my 13 year old daughter who has grown 5 inches since last spring! No fun there! I do enjoy thrift stores and garage sales! Last year I got a 2 inch book of paper – it was from a print shop! Not acid free but 10 cents! This year I’ve found a Longaberger basket for 50 cents. These deals keep me going! Great projects, blog and giveaway! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Gale FosterApril 7, 2010 - 9:03 am

    I like you am not much of a shopper, but my favorite store(s) Michaels and AC Moore, but not that I have found a Hobby Lobby in the next town I love Hobby Lobby. So much good stuff there to purchase. I can always get hubby to go, because he goes to his model airplane hobby shop nearby. Great time out together!ReplyCancel

  • Carol FApril 7, 2010 - 9:05 am

    When I drive to the Milwaukee area to see my kids, I love to stop in the Ben Franklin store in Oconomowoc. They have almost EVERYTHING and all kinds of specialty items. If you want a unique gift (that you didn’t make yourself), this is the place to shop!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.ReplyCancel

  • SandiApril 7, 2010 - 9:09 am

    Hope the knee is much better! I do a lot of online shopping–Paper Wishes is a big weakness of mine, lots of neat stuff and terrific sales.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SApril 7, 2010 - 9:17 am

    There’s a unique scrapbook store in St. Louis called Red Lead that I really like. I’ve only been there once, but plan to visit again real soon as I’ve only recently found it. Sometimes these stores just off the beaten path are just the ticket, when you need a pick-me-up. =)ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.April 7, 2010 - 9:23 am

    For fabulous crafting bargains, I shop at Michaels in Casa Grande, AZ, about 25 miles from where we live. We have several Michaels stores near us in the Phoenix area, but I find the BEST bargains at this particular store — last month I got MS punches for $1.59 and 2 for $1.29 — they were 90% off — Woo-Hoo!!! I always check the clearance aisle when I go into Michaels & Joanns — can be a lot of fun!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn WagnerApril 7, 2010 - 9:29 am

    I love IKEA too. Oddly enough I have one only a 90 minute drive away in Minneapolis, but I end up going to the one in Chicago twice a year..go figure! Other than that I am not much of a shopper either, who has money left after spending it on Scrappin’ supplies?? I shop at the local scrapbook store in Eau Claire, Picture This…where I happen to work. The best part time job a girl can have…lol


  • ColoradoApril 7, 2010 - 9:33 am

    OK, day two for me (Apr. 7) so my second favorite store is Michaels. For the past while I’ve been using my 50% off coupons (and lately a few 40% off coupons) to collect lots of Martha Stewart punches. Only problem is that they have been very low on stock for the past couple of months… it’s really aggravating that stores like this have no control over their inventory and those at the corporate level who controls things doesn’t always know what they are doing! OK… I’ve vented! LOL!!ReplyCancel

  • sharon dApril 7, 2010 - 9:48 am

    A favorite online rubber stamp store of mine is Hearts In Touch. I love their vintage stamps. Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennApril 7, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Another local store that offers good sales and coupons is Joanne’s. I am also a sewer, so that store provides for both my cardmaking/scrapbooking and sewing needs. Hope your knee is feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • MicheleApril 7, 2010 - 10:01 am

    SA-WEET – dee-lish candy; thanks for the chance to win!!ReplyCancel

  • KethaApril 7, 2010 - 10:02 am

    Mercy.. what an opportunity. Your “candy” looks delicious! My favorite store would be browsing an authentic antique store. I love primitive antiques and where I live, their idea of “antique” is anything that is about 25 years old.. I’m talking about ANTIQUES… I could browse for hours.ReplyCancel

  • NanApril 7, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Favorite stores – two of my favorite crafty/scrapbook places are Hobby Lobby and Memory Bound.

    One store I love when I can find one is a good ole Ben Franklin – one of those general stores that has a little bit of everything. Fun to just browse.

    Thanks for your blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • DebraKApril 7, 2010 - 10:12 am

    Ok, this is probably not what most people would say, but I love to shop at Lowe’s and Home Depot! Every time DH and I stop by either of these stores, I come up with all kinds of new Honey-Do ideas. He almost doesn’t want to take me with him! Plus, they have LOTS of cool storage solutions…my weakness. Happy Wednesday, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • AngieApril 7, 2010 - 10:13 am

    One of my favorite online craft stores in It has the best deals around! I order from them at least once a month. When my husband gets the mail he rolls his eyes as he hands me the box =} I think he may feel I shop there too much!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaApril 7, 2010 - 10:18 am

    Day 3: Not sure if online stores count….but I love to shop at Scrappin’ Great Deals. It’s a Canadian scrap booking / stamping on line store that has a marvelous inventory as well as daily and weekly specials. In addition, I don’t get stuck waiting for stuff to get over the border and don’t get dinged any duty :D Best of both worlds!ReplyCancel

  • SaraApril 7, 2010 - 10:19 am

    I have newly subscribed to your blog and I really admire your creations. I like to shop at Michael’s and on-line Addicted To Rubber Stamps.ReplyCancel

  • Becky BowmanApril 7, 2010 - 10:31 am

    Yellow roses, bring back memories of my wedding 30 years ago, I had 3 doz rose buds in my hair – kinda head band and then I had 4-5 doz in my boquet (I’ don’t think that’s how you spell it) My husband when we first were married would bring me yellow rose bushes, so that I would always have yellow roses on hand……

    Keep the knee rested!ReplyCancel

  • Chris BakerApril 7, 2010 - 10:38 am

    I work at Zellers as a second part time job. I’ve been there for over 30 years. So there is where I do a lot of shopping. Between two jobs (church secretary is only 4 full days a week) and being a mother of 4 teens (well 21/20/18/13) all having at least 1 job and no one drives, I don’t have time to shop elsewhere.
    Love your siteReplyCancel

  • TeresaApril 7, 2010 - 10:47 am

    One of my favorite store’s is Custom Crops online. She has a great selection and excellent prices.ReplyCancel

  • l hamonApril 7, 2010 - 10:48 am

    Another beautiful day here in Arizona, maybe I will get some of this Candy, I hope your knee is improving today…we do have an Wal-Mart here in Bullhead City on the Colorado River. Becca, yesterday I called Spellbinders and they will replace the die that was not working properly, wonderful people there. Thanks again for your beautiful card making. LynnReplyCancel

  • Carol from CyprusApril 7, 2010 - 10:49 am

    Thanks for offering such great Blog Candy Becca. I too am an IKEA fan. Ours is 1 hours drive away, and even my husband likes it, so I don’t feel too guilty when I spend a long time there!
    Carol xReplyCancel

  • patonslakeApril 7, 2010 - 10:52 am

    My favorite on-line store is cutathome. It has everything and are quick in their responses. For the brick and mortar, it’s a split with Michaels and Joanns. However, I’ve never been to a SuperJoanns and have been told it has everything; unfortunately it’s a bit of a drive for me.ReplyCancel

  • SandiApril 7, 2010 - 10:55 am

    We have a great chain in New England called Christmas Tree Shops.
    And no, not only Xmas stuff. WONDEFUL for all kinds of things.ReplyCancel

  • Betty MooreApril 7, 2010 - 10:56 am

    Good Afternoon Becca
    Hope you are feeling better today.
    Guess I would have to say the Joann’s would be another one of my favorites stores to shop in. They carry a great assortment of Scrapbook papers and card stock. I even buy fabric there tooReplyCancel

  • Mary L.April 7, 2010 - 11:00 am

    I still say, if we all had invested the money we have spent on our crafts, we could have had the controlling interest in Hallmark. But, not near the fun we have trying to use them.

    mary l.ReplyCancel

  • Barbie D.April 7, 2010 - 11:02 am

    One of my favorite stores is Michael’s especially when I can use a 40% or 50% coupon. Thank you for an opportunity at your fantastic blog candy. I hope your knee is better.ReplyCancel

  • Diane LApril 7, 2010 - 11:02 am

    Hey Becca,one of my favorite online places is Cuddly Buddly,I love the sweet bear images,and all the girly stuff they have.
    Thanks again for a chance at your fab candy!ReplyCancel

  • wustazApril 7, 2010 - 11:39 am

    one of my favourite stores is the pet store. I love picking up toys for my furry friendsReplyCancel

  • Clare CurcioApril 7, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    Hi, Becca! Today is overcast, but still warm, and we’re supposed to have some light showers! That will probably knock all the remaining tulip petals off the plants, but they sure were pretty!

    I got some great photos of them to use on cards!

    I hope you’re having a great week!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 7, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Just checking in!. How are you today? and your Knee… I had my procedure and it was relatively painless …thank Goddness.ReplyCancel

  • RoseApril 7, 2010 - 12:26 pm

    My next favorite store is JoAnn’s Fabrics…yes…crafts again, lol!ReplyCancel

  • Susan MApril 7, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!My favorite store here where I live in Europe is a local craft store STITCHES they send things to you by an inter town taxi service if you can’t get there in person and are very helpful. Hope you get better soon.ReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonApril 7, 2010 - 12:43 pm

    Another day, another store!!! It seems so sad that so many of my favorite stamp & scrapbooking stores have closed. My all time favorite was Unique Impressions in Branson, MO. Even though it was 3 1/2 hours away, I still visited several times a year. A scrapbooking store there “Scrapbooks Forever” has started carrying more stamps for which I’m grateful, but haven’t gotten to go in awhile. Soon though I’m hoping.ReplyCancel

  • SophiaApril 7, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    My favorite store is probably Dollar Tree. :) We have a really good one near me, and they get some surprising name brand items in there. It’s like a treasure hunt, which is probably why I like it so much.ReplyCancel

  • TracyApril 7, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    My fave store!?!? The one I’m in when I have money LOL Really, though I’d say my favorite is Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. Even if I’m there to just wander the aisles and look at all the things I can dream with ;o)ReplyCancel

  • Tany SolApril 7, 2010 - 1:03 pm

    My fav store Stamping up.
    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome candyReplyCancel

  • Cyndee ScholetApril 7, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    One of my favorite new finds is Stamp and Scrap A Latte in Spring Hill, Florida.
    It’s still a bit of a drive (45-60 minutes), but I LOVE their card samples and their classes. Plus, they also carry a lot of interesting product (pergamano, ornare, quilling, etc) that you just do not find in Michaels, Joanns…and even Hobby Lobby!

    I found out about it during the annual Pirate Treasure Hunt and a couple of gals and I ended up taking a road trip last week to check it out. We ended up signing up for a waxed napkin class (3D with cutwork) that looked really interesting.ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaApril 7, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Morning Becca,

    Thank you again for the blog candy!!
    How’s the knee?
    Between the rain, extreme winds and the earthquake, spring here in Southern Ca. is getting off to a pretty shakey start. (Did I just say shakey and earthquake in the same sentence? Oh My!! :-)
    I have a beautiful little pink climbing rose to plant but not sure now is a good time what with more rain due this weekend through Tues.

    Glad your Spring is bursting forth with wonderful weather and an abundance of blooms.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret ThompsonApril 7, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    Very nice of you to offer such a nice blog candy gift. Yes I call it a gift because anything that I don’t have to buy is a BIG GIFT for me since I joined the POOR LIST!!! So thank you.

    My 2econd favorite store is a JoAnn’s ETC. store. They sure are competing with Michaels these days and they are carrying Spellbinders dies where Michaels isn’t – as of yet that is….

    Thanks again for the blog candy gift offer.ReplyCancel

  • Olivia DavisApril 7, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    I love Homesense…it’s a decorators paradise! Lots of nice things at great prices!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie CApril 7, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    My favorite store is a stamp store of course – Smudges in Chanhassen, MN. The owners make it a treat to visit and to spend money on eye candy -luscious papers and stamps, Spellbinders and embellishments. Ooooeeeee, thanks for the chance to win that wonderful and generous blog candy. Take care of your knee!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BApril 7, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    I too love IKEA, but the store is so big and not conducive to using one of the motorized carts which I must use….the legs don’t work so well any more. I have done more and more of my shopping online due to that reason……I love Hobby Lobby and Michaels and Archivers’ but no carts and of course they are not set up for that sort of thing. I do a lot of my paper and stamp shopping at Ellen Hutson or Joan’s Gardens. Sometimes Jo-Anns. Given my paper junky proclivities it is better for me not to go into store too much…..I am unable to resist too much temptation. ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Linda StandartApril 7, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    I am a non-repentant biblophile. One of the nicest gifts my late husband gave me is a Kindle, which I have loaded wtih tons of books and which goes with me EVERYWHERE. So, of course, I love Amazon where I can get my E-books and often out of print or difficult to find books that are not available in regular stores.
    Still, some of my favorite stores are bookstores. particularly independents, which are pretty rare these days. But I love to go and page through those wonderful books that smell of paper and ink and book board and glue. Studying the illustrations or photos can fascinate me endlessly. Much as I LOVE my Kindle, I love ‘real’ books evven more.
    What fun it is reading about the stores that turn other people onReplyCancel

  • TinaHApril 7, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    Although I have only been in this store once, I think I could really love Hobby Lobby if there were any even close to us. They have such a lovely variety of products, and offer home decorating items as well as crafts, and fabric, and stationary, and, and, and. Thanks for asking and for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Pam LApril 7, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    Becca, I am sorry you are having trouble with your knee…atleast when you have to be off it you can still make cards. You see we don’t panic until we are unable to make cards. LOL. Seriously I hope you are healing. What a dear of a hubby you have spoiling you like that.
    Favorite store, hmmm like you I have gotten where I am not a big shopper anymore. I could stay in a craft store for hours though. I am getting bored with our local Michaels and Hobby Lobby because they aren’t up to date on the latest products. I do love my online stores and that’s where I spend way too much money.
    Thanks for offering the blog candy. Take care of you.
    Pam L.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley SmithApril 7, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    An online store in our area and a good one too is “Stamping Cafe on Line” has a good variety of “stuff”. Thanks again for offering blog candy, that is always good. Hope I am lucky. ShirleyReplyCancel

  • JuliApril 7, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    I just found a store online called Just Cr8…
    the customer service is excellent, ( Sue) even emails during weekends and evenings!!! =) And she charges actual shipping!
    But unfortunately, they are closing their online store, so TONS of stuff on clearance and sale!ReplyCancel

  • Julie MutchApril 7, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    Enjoy your lounging and take care of that knee. Hope you’re doing better really soon! :)
    My favorite local store is Carousel Rubber Stamps, but I’d have to say that recently my favorite online source for stamps is Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps..I’m totally in love with these stamps! They’re so beautiful! :)
    Thanks for the chance to play along for some fab blog candy. Take care!

  • Cindy EatonApril 7, 2010 - 2:19 pm

    My favorite store is Stamplistic. It’s a local stamp and scrapbook store. They have very friendly and helpful staff and I have taken several card making classes there. It is so nice to be in a classroom of talented people and seeing everyone’s perspective on one stamp. I have learned so much and made a lot of friends.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy AndersenApril 7, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    Hi Becca, You make the most gorgeous cards and are my favorite blogger. I check your blog as often as I can and you always seem to out-do your last card creation. My favorite stamping store is Smudges in Chanhassen, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. It is owned by the sweetest family. They do their best to meet their customer’s needs and are also all dog lovers. If you are lucky, you may meet one of their dogs when you visit the store.
    Wishing you the best. Sandy A.ReplyCancel

  • AmericaApril 7, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    OOh, pick me. Pick me!!!!! LOL!

    Your hubby is such a sweetheart!

    To answer your “fav-store” question: ONE WORD SUMS IT ALL UP FOR ME: *MICHAEL’S*.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherApril 7, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Today I had an appointment in town, which meant having to pass by the art store. Pass by?! Pashaw! I stopped in and found new stamps. Oh, no. I need more stamps like a hole in the head, but the notion seems appropriate as my memory is like Swiss Cheese, anyway.
    The stamps are from a company in Belgium called Artemio. One set is botanical and the other has a 3.5″ x 4.75″ collage plus! several little stamps like butterflies, different sized bees and, get this: an ant. It really looks like one & will be fantastic on a card with a picnic basket.
    The art store is my fave store today :)ReplyCancel

  • DebApril 7, 2010 - 2:39 pm

    Hi My Friend,

    Ouch ! I will be lifting you up in prayer for healing in your knee. Know too well that pain. Love the BLOG candy this time .. WOW ! Well my favorite store has nothing to do with scrapping .. or card making ….. i love the good old gift shops at Cracker Barrel Restaurants. I ALWAYS find something I can’t live without …. and it always makes me smile as I go down memory lane. God Bless. debReplyCancel

  • Mary RApril 7, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    Hope you are feeling more “mobile” today and that your knee is healing. I LOVE shopping, just not finding space for my purchases. I LOVE craft stores in general, Michael’s in specific. Nothing can compare to IKEA so that is my favorite non-craft store.ReplyCancel

  • Denise TrottierApril 7, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I have two favorite stores actually…one is Bonnidée and the other is Scrapbook Centrale…both in Pointe-Claire near Montreal…The staff of both these stores is amazing…in fact they’re more like family than staff members and I love going in sometimes just to say Hello…I find pretty much everything I need in those stores and if not, they can usually order it for me…and I’m always satisfied with the products and the service…both great places for me…
    Denise TrottierReplyCancel

  • Lynne PhelpsApril 7, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Hobby Lobby! We used to have a local stamping & scrapbooking store but they are gone, so I really rely on Hobby Lobby, Michaels and the internet!ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.April 7, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    Since I live in a rural area most of my fav stores, besides Wal-Mart, which gets lots of my business, are in the city. I mentioned Hobby Lobby so will give Michaels equal time-usually try to hit them both when I am out and about.ReplyCancel

  • SparklesApril 7, 2010 - 3:08 pm

    My favourite place to shop is my LSS Skribbles and Scraps in Sarnia Ontario.

    Jennie is fabulously creative and Bob runs the store and knows his stuff. Both are so willing to answer any questions. Riley the dog is the friendly greeter.

    They have fabulous stamps, ribbons, bling and paper – oh the paper! Great prices too! I am in every Friday and can always count on something new and exciting in the store! I love going there to play with paper on Friday nights at the open crop time.ReplyCancel

  • Kay G.April 7, 2010 - 3:08 pm

    Hi Becca, I hope you are having a good day! Another good store is Michael’s.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly GApril 7, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    My next favoirite place is Target!ReplyCancel

  • Susan strawserApril 7, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    I like hobby lobby too. I heard a rumor that they are building one close to my house – I’m so excited.

    Love seeing your organizational ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Debbi ClouserApril 7, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Just tried Hobby Lobby online and they gave excellent customer service!ReplyCancel

  • Pam (PeeJay)April 7, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Hope your knee is feeling better.
    My next fave store is another craft one (most will be – lol) and it’s the Craft Barn. A visit to this one gives me and my friend an excuse for a day out – or at least, we make it a day out, taking time out for lunch as well. A proper girlie day – lol!ReplyCancel

  • JenApril 7, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    Glad you had a nice easter and your blog candy is awesome as usual to some luck winner!!!!
    My favorite place to shop is the STAMP PAD in Zoar, Ohio June is an awesome store owner and shows you how to make anything you ask her always has make and takes and 1000’s of cards on display!
    Only place close enough for me to go bsides Joann fabrics in my town!!
    Good luck to the winner I could be the only one entering and wouldnt win!!! LOL
    HUgs JenReplyCancel

  • christiApril 7, 2010 - 3:36 pm

    i love to go to belk on the day they have 50% or higher off the already marked down price with an additional 15% off or a $10 off of $25. it’s almost like free stuff.ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 7, 2010 - 3:37 pm

    I live in a craft desert so have to rely on online stores, I also hate waiting so quick delivery is a must. My favourite store is in the UK and has free worldwide postage, not only that delivery is superfast worldwide as well. It is Joanna Sheen’s online store.

    I hope your knee feels better real soon.


  • Deanna CollinsApril 7, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Well Becca, sure hope that knee is getting better. We are all praying for you! I have listed quite a few stores I love above, but I also do lots of online shopping. I think my favorite of all is HSN. I used to love QVC as well, but they only air scrapbooking supplies once or twice a year and then only a couple of hours of it. HSN still does their crafting shows at least once a month.

    I also love Gina K. Designs and do quite a bit of shopping at her site as well. Then there are a few others that I have purchased from, but I haven’t done it often enough to remember which ones.

    My reasons for Hobby Lobby and Michael’s are as follows: Hobby Lobby carries Spellbinders (though not near enough of them) and a decent amount of Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders. They also have great coupons and you can print them at home. Michael’s carries Martha Stewart punches, etc. And I have fallen in love with them. They also offers some great coupons.

    Thanks so much for the blog candy offer. This is so exciting. Get better quickly.ReplyCancel

  • linda pattiApril 7, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    second chance to win…another store i LOVE is Marshalls–I can usually find some bargain each time i enter the doors!ReplyCancel

  • Claire LloydApril 7, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    OOOOOOhhhhh…what lovely blog candy…I totally love your idea of the spellbinder org…you sure have some wonderful ideas…

    Sorry to hear of your knee and hope it doesn’t keep you from your creating toooooo long… I love your stuff!!! Happy mending and being spoiled by hubbie!

    Favorite place to shop is On-line…ODBD, Spellbinders, scrappin places…I call mine the Great Mall of the Internet and I can shop way beyond dropping or at least something goes numb if you know what I mean! hehehehe…ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RApril 7, 2010 - 3:49 pm

    A store I would love to visit is IKEA. It is 1 hour away from me. I have heard it has wonderful store and I have avoided going because I probally would drop a lot of money!! Hopefully soon I will get there!! I need major organization. Love the Becca Bits! Wonderful info!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa PApril 7, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    Wow! Great Blog Candy!!
    My favorite stores are Hobby Lobby and Michaels.
    I love both stores. Some of the items you offer in your blog candy I have never seen. Thanks for your inspiration and chances to win wonderful blog candy!!ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 7, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    I have …. ahem…. many stores I love, but one I really like is my local Hobby Lobby. They don’t always have the hugest selection, but they tend to have a little of every thing that’s new. They have a vast paper selection and they ALWAYS have a great coupon on thier website to print (gotta love coupons!). Another reason I really like this store is because it is always so clean and neat. I have have only been in a few HL stores and this one is tops (Janesville, Wisconsin).ReplyCancel

  • JohnaApril 7, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    Stein-Mart is my store. It’s on the other side of the city for me, but when I get the chance to go, I also go to Archiver’s. One for clothes – one for crafts. woo-hoo!ReplyCancel

  • Fonda TottenApril 7, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    I love ANY type of kitchen/gadget store. I can always find something nifty that I “need” for my next cooking or baking creation. When I lived in Tokyo (with US Armed Forces) they had the coolest items. I bought a bunch and still use.ReplyCancel

  • Julie GastelumApril 7, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    I love shopping at Kohls for clothes. I love the bargain areas and always start there first….ReplyCancel

  • marcyApril 7, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Oh my, what organization you have. Hmmm better go look at my nesties again and be inspired.

    I love Michaels and when I lived in California, loved the Tall Mouse. After moving to Arizona, the pickings at the stores are very pitiful so go to Ebay for my shopping delight.ReplyCancel

  • DottyApril 7, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    Today’s favorite store story is about getting my Spellbinders and many other craft items is a on line store. It’s called they have everything but I use it mostly for my craft things…the search works real easy…. they may not have the latest things on sale but if you can wait a month or two you can get really good buys. And if you buy $100 shipping is FREE… like that too.ReplyCancel

  • CharletteApril 7, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    Love the storage idea for the spellbinders. I will be using this for my spellbinders. My sister and I do not have a many as you do but this will keep ours just as organized. Thanks so much for sharing with us all.
    Shopping is my favorite thing to do. It always makes me so happy.
    Shopping for card making is a must. And due to the fact that I am a ribbon freak No Time to Stamp is a must for ribbon I love all of Sharon’s choices that she sells.
    But Home Goods woo hoo. So many wonderful things for the home. From the kitchen to the bedroom. Always a must to stop by once week always new goodies!ReplyCancel

  • Pat SApril 7, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    my favorite store is The Stamping Room in Medford NSReplyCancel

  • Alicia VinceletteApril 7, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    Thanks for the great Nestie storage tips.

    Be blessed.


  • Mary KApril 7, 2010 - 4:09 pm

    I loved Ikea when we lived in California, but we have not had one here in Colorado. I did hear someone say the other day that there was a brand new one here, so I just might have to go look that up!! You have a great system for storage! I just posted my version of my nestie storage on my blog. It works for me, but I don’t have as many sets, LOL!!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine KlannApril 7, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    My second post, Becca. Your idea for storing your Spellbinders is excellent. I do not have as many dies as you have. A lot less. I shop mostly at Michael’s in Canada because, basically that is all we have. Michael’s is good for me. Secondly, when I go to the States, I do like Hobby Lobby. I am going this coming week so will go there. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. I really, really hope my name is picked.

  • TeresaApril 7, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    I love your storage system. I especially like the color coding that is what I will be working on tonight, Thanks for the great idea.ReplyCancel

  • RuthannApril 7, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    Your storage system is great! Love to shop…ANYWHERE!!ReplyCancel

  • michelleApril 7, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    im loving your nestie storage ideas…thanks for posting pics.. i have lots of fav stores..but am not a MALL fan at all.. i much prefer small little quaint gift shops…
    when i lived on staten island i used to enjoy frequent visits (and lots of shopping) at a wonderful shop called Pot Pourri
    Thanks for offering such this super blog candy!..and for making a daily visit to your blog such a joyful and inspiring experience..

  • Judy McMullenApril 7, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    Becca, thank you so much for sharing your storage system for your Spellbinder dies. Your color coding technique had me smiling as I remember using a color coding system years ago when I was responsible for all the employee files at a company I worked for. It’s a great system! And thanks again for the opportunity to win this yummy blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • crystalApril 7, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    I love to shop at consignment shops, you just never know what you’ll find. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaApril 7, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    On-line the majority of the time. Michaels if I get over the mountain to shop. Thanks so much for the chance Becca. I love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry PhippsApril 7, 2010 - 4:22 pm

    Your storage system is incredible! You look SO organized! Thanks again for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda ZamoraApril 7, 2010 - 4:25 pm

    Yesterday I told you about one of my favorite stores – Half Priced Books. Today I’ll tell you another favorite place to shop. I love The Stamp Asylum, in PLano, TX.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy PedersenApril 7, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    Oooh~ I thought of another store… Watson’s green house and nursery. I love working in my yard and Watson’s has a great plant selection, but they also have some really fun decorations for your house and garden. Awesome store if you live in the Wester Washington State area.ReplyCancel

  • Donna G.April 7, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    Another one of my favorite stores is JoAnn Fabrics. We have a super store close by and they have everything anyone could ever need or want. Just found out today that a Hobby Lobby is coming to town. I can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Susan GApril 7, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    What a great storage system for your dies. Thanks so much for sharing. Another store that I like is Michael’s. I live in a town without one so when I go where there is one, I love to check out what’s new there. I only have a Hobby Lobby and the two stores are definitely different.ReplyCancel

  • VikiApril 7, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    Hi, it sounds like your feeling a little bit better today :) I can’t say that I have ever been to an Ikea since I don’t live near one. A favorite local haunt is Mrs. O’Learys in Old Town. Old town in itself is awsome because it used to be all warehouses and such and they have opend them up into shops and restraunts and even recently loft apartments. They were slow to add the apts to my surprise because most cities have utilized that space much earlier. Any way, before I ever moved here, we came to visit friends and Mrs O’leary’s was a stop made especially for my pleasure. And it definitely was. Rustic old walls full of stamps and samples, papers and inks. It was heaven for me and still is a special treat.ReplyCancel

  • laura jApril 7, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    I love Ikea too! Was just thinking about going there this week to look at organizational stuff!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RApril 7, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    Hi Becca
    I am back to make another comment for this awesome blog candy… Another store that I love to frequent when I travel to the larger center is Micheals. I can look around for the awesome products that I have seen you use on many of your cards. The Paper Company blond columns, other textured cardstock in other colors, the silver and gold beads, Martha Stewart punches and so on, and so on…. thanks for this opportunity BeccaReplyCancel

  • LyndAApril 7, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    Any internet craft store. I am becoming an internet craft store junkie!!

  • BenitaApril 7, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    My favorite store to shop in for crafting suplies…Well that would be the store I’m in when I go shopping. No joke I found out a while back that any store I am in can be a craft store. From hardware -using fittings as bangle on a bracelet, to gardening- using seed packets as invitations to come beautify the community, & Hobby Lobby for art supplies. Also second handstores’ odd bends, I once used the weedeater feed I paid .10 for to make faux spagetti on a sign for a church dinner. Anything can be used as a craft supply as long as it will stay still just a second or so… Love this blog! Thanks for all the idea’sReplyCancel

  • Rachel LoeschApril 7, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Another day, another comment! I also love to shop at online outlets like, and!
    ~Rachel in SacramentoReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 7, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Michaels is the other store where I shop a lot. In my area both Joanns and Michaels are small stores. When I am in areas where their are large stores I love to shop because they have a much better selection of products.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda WhiteApril 7, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    My husband lets me order so many $$ worth of goodies for birthdays, etc. – I get what I want, he doesn’t have to shop. I’m waiting impatiently now for my birthday, coming soon, and the box of Spellbinder goodies from that I’ll be getting!

    Brenda W.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaApril 7, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    Michael’s is another store I shop at too.ReplyCancel

  • DaviApril 7, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Great organizational idea for the spellbinders. thanks for the opportunity to win the great blog candy!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeeApril 7, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Like many of the other comments, I do shop on line a lot. I really like the Hero Arts site because their selection of stamps is awesome. I read their blog every day because it has so many ideas in it. Great blog candy. Hope some of it arrives at my house! :0) Thanks for the ideas of storing my Nesties. Went right out and ordered the long slim ones! I also used your ribbon storage idea! I counted over 960 pieces of mounting board that I covered with ribbon!
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CAReplyCancel

  • Lara MosbyApril 7, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    I love Hobby Lobby. There’s one close to where my bf lives. They have so much great stuff. I like the selection of scrapbooking supplies and even my bf loves that store for the home decor!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleApril 7, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    I’m not much of a shopper, but when I do go shopping.. I love Craft Warehouse and Kohl’s. I do most of my craft shopping on line…ReplyCancel

  • CathyApril 7, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    I love Archivers! I just like to go in and look around at the new ideas. They are always so very helpful.ReplyCancel

  • AnnSApril 7, 2010 - 5:09 pm

    My other favorite store is Sephora. My daughter and I love to sample the many perfumes, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle PetersenApril 7, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    Hi Becca ~ I love your blog and it’s on my “daily” list of blogs. As for favorite stores, I love our local scrapbook store – Sassy Scrapper in Murfreesboro, TN. They have great products and great classes. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.ReplyCancel

  • CyndyApril 7, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    My favorite store is Scrappin Time our local scrapbook/paper store! It is in Derby Ks. That is where I spend a good part of my paycheck.ReplyCancel

  • Janice C. in NYApril 7, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    One of my favorite stores just closed. It is sad too- one of the last independant small stamping stores. It was called Stampassion and It was my first introduction to stamping. I took introductory classes there, like stamping 101 and 102 to get a grip on the basics. It was a wonderful place to shop and get new ideas and get your mojo going when you were in a slump. Oh well, Just thought I’d share…
    Thanks Becca.ReplyCancel

  • MissGApril 7, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    WOW Becca I just clicked over from Becca’s Bits. I long for the day I’ll be that organized.

    But back to the stores I would have to say out of all the craft stores I like I would say Michael’s, I was there again today with a 50 off coupon. I am addicted to paper and tools for scrappin. Thank you so much for sharing and I hope that knee gets better real soon.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyApril 7, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    Thanks for the great info on how you organize your Spellbinders. I am getting a large collection of them and I find it hard to find the ones I want so sharing your info gives me a chance to see how others organize theirs.

    I guess the next best store I like to shop is Michael’s in Tulsa. Again they have a large variety of items and love those coupons. I try never to pay full price for any of my crafting supplies. Michaels and JoAnns will take other stores coupons but Hobby Lobby will not. Some people might not know that so thought I would share that little tidbit. :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary ShieldsApril 7, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    Thank you for offering such a generous give-a-way, I’d love to enter. My husband claims I’m addicted to A.C. Moore and Michaels with my 40 and 50% coupons, he doesn’t understand why I need so many supplies, but I can always find something to use my coupon. MaryReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersApril 7, 2010 - 5:59 pm

    I like how you store your dies. I have mine stored in two notebooks, one that holds all of the shaped dies, like the dolphins, bumble bees, etc.. The second notebook I keep all of the shapes in, squares, circles, labels, etc.. The only thing I dont like about my system is that I have to leaf thru the pages to find what I am looking for. On the plus side, I have about 100 sets of dies stored in a three splace on my shelf.

    Hope you and your knee are doing better today. It is a beautiful day here in central Texas.ReplyCancel

  • JeanApril 7, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    My local stamping store, Dorothy’s Stamps and Scraps is a great place.
    Mary Ruth is a great teacher. Great classes and is willing to order anything I need if she don’t have it in stock. She has great teachers come in to teach new techniques. Your blog candy looks really cool and I hope it comes to me. Sorry that you are having problems with a knee. I have been there done that and it is no fun! Recoup soon. You will have to prop up at your craft table and go at it. I don’t think you can cook, wash clothes or do anything else so enjoy!
    PS if you are wondering about the name of the shop it is named after Mary Ruth’s mother. Dorothy was a pastor’s wife!ReplyCancel

  • SerstinApril 7, 2010 - 6:02 pm

    Becca, thanks so much for all you share. I just love your blog, your great artwork and the tutorials!!!!
    I hate admit if shopping were a sport I would probably be an Olympian, can you just imagine the training LOL!!!!!
    I love to shop at this great thrift shop by my job (cannot remember the name) They get the best stuff, I just never know what I am going to leave with.ReplyCancel

  • Jo4HimApril 7, 2010 - 6:04 pm

    Hi Becca, sorry your knee isn’t better; will continue to pray! Today, I’ll say Joann’s is another of my fav stores. thanks for offering blog candy.
    I hope I win :-)ReplyCancel

  • SuziApril 7, 2010 - 6:05 pm

    No Hobby Lobbies in CA, so to go to one is a real treat. I get to see brands that Michaels doesn’t carry and I only see on the internet. I have to travel to Denver sometimes for medical treatments. I hate that, but it means shopping all the Hobby Lobbies in the area. Last time both the hospital and the hotel printed out coupons for me! What fun!ReplyCancel

  • PatMApril 7, 2010 - 6:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing your goodies with us but most of all we appreciate your talents and inspirations to us. It’s always good to find a store or online shopping with great supplies as well as good prices but often that’s difficult. It’s great to shop at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby with their coupons! If you take it slowly and use a 40% off coupon a on one item each week, before you know, it you have stockpiled a great craft room!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanApril 7, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway…..I really need it……I have been doing a little shopping a Big Lots as well….grant you that don’t have a whole lot but….you can pick up some neat little stuff…..ReplyCancel

  • MelindaApril 7, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    Well the geek in me just loves to shop at Best Buy. Either online or in the store I could spend hours shopping. I love computers & anything electronic. And telephones! The more features the more I like it. Thanks for the opportunity to win great candy!ReplyCancel

  • kathy sApril 7, 2010 - 6:26 pm

    Hope your knee gets better soon- and thanks for the tips on storage I am about to start redoing my craft area so all ideas are greatly accepted- with this in mind I will be visiting IKEA as well- for storage they must be the king of ideas love their prices and their ideas.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferApril 7, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    I love Michaels, especially when I have a 50% off coupon.

  • DaniApril 7, 2010 - 6:29 pm

    My favorite store is my local stamp store. I can spend hours in there looking at what classes are coming up, new samples and merchandise.
    I have going there for 14 years and they all know me by name. I love walking into a store and everyone says hi to you and addressing you by name. No other store I go to does that. Plus I can always find something I can’t live without.ReplyCancel

  • KaryleApril 7, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    A favorite online store is “All That Scraps”, they have so many wonderful products. I love their Digi images and the customer service is wonderful. If you haven’t shopped with them give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieApril 7, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    Well…my friends might say my scrap room is a store in itself!!! I disagree. I always see things I need and don’t have!

    My favorite brick and mortar stores, for different reasons, are Derry Scrapbook Island in Derry NH…woohoo Cabana Croppers!…and Stamped Designs in Dover NH.

    I can’t decide on my favorite online store…there are several of them!

    Hope your kneee is better soon!…and when it is, feel free to work in my yard!!!!!! yuck!ReplyCancel

  • Sue K (Australia)April 7, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Hi Becca, Hope your knee is healing. Just received your email update and see your wonderful spellbinder storage ideas. I LOVE spellbinders and that is probably one of my favourite not store cos im here in OZ – but my nearest craft store (130kms away) stocks them and i love to buy a couple of sets every time i visit (next visit – next week – yippppeeeeee).ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtApril 7, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    I am sorry about your knee. I read your blog every day but this is the first time I am leaving a comment. My favorite store is a local stamp store The Ink Spot. I also shopping at Hobby Lobby because of their coupon. I love your cards. you are an great artist.ReplyCancel

  • brenda raleighApril 7, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    Hi Becca, hope your knee feels better! In the town that I live in we don’t have many stores at all. For me a 20-30 minute trip is required. If I head South I go to Hobby Lobby and swing by Michael’s on my way home. If I go east I go to Tuesday Morning. They are all equal to me being a favorite. It usually depends where we go eat and then I always plan to go in these stores after we eat! It such a routine with my husband and me! With a coupon in both of our hands we go shopping for a deal!ReplyCancel

  • Corrie WagnerApril 7, 2010 - 6:48 pm

    Sorry about your knee, while Hobby Lobby is my favorite US store The Paper Passion is my favorite Canadian online store. Thanks for the great ideas so far.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny BatchelorApril 7, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    Hi Becca, I am just about to visit my favourite store here in Melbourne, Aust. It is called Scrappy Hollow and I frequent it so much, even my teenage boys know the name of it and where it is! It has everything you could possibly need for Cardmaking or Scrapbooking but I am sure it is nothing like what you have available in the U.S. I get so jealous sometimes reading about what you have available over there! Hope the knee gets better real soon.ReplyCancel

  • BrendaApril 7, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    Sure, Michaels gets a nod..
    Eclectic Paperie is a good online one.
    Thanks for the chance(s) and your delightful creations.ReplyCancel

  • mbmitchellApril 7, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    My all-time favorite store is King Arthur Flour in Vt. It is like walking into a dream. Anything one would want for their kitchen baking needs is there, and to top it off, they bake and sell their baked good there. One can smell the wonderful aromas as soon as the car door is open.

    I hope your knee improves soon. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • RubyApril 7, 2010 - 7:00 pm

    I’m sure that someone has already mentioned it, but Wal-Mart is great for some inexpensive scrapbooking items. Of course the Clearance aisle at Michael’s. The one at my ACMoore is very disorganized so I rarely go through their bins.ReplyCancel

  • ColletteApril 7, 2010 - 7:00 pm

    My fave store is no longer in business but when I was younger I loved a store called Rave. It was fashions for jr sized girls. They always had the neatest clothes, accessories, pajamas, etc. Their prices were great; very affordable & the fashions were just to die for. Now that I am older & ahem bigger I couldn’t wear those size clothes but that was one of my favorite all time places to shop. It was located in the Tri Cities which is about an hour & half from where I live so taking a trip down there was a big deal to start with & then going to Rave was the topper of the day (besides eating, that is!!) Collette ReplyCancel

  • LaureenApril 7, 2010 - 7:04 pm

    Becca hope you are feeling better today. I’m not really a shopper either so I can’t say there is really any other store that I really enjoy as much as the stamp store I work at. I also work at a consignment shop and when I need clothes I usually shop there.ReplyCancel

  • Billie AApril 7, 2010 - 7:11 pm

    Hope your feeling better today, glad to see your storage idea, I surely dont have as many dies as you but I do use the cd case and magnet strip it really works wonders.
    My next favorite store is on line its love it and use it a lot, books which I have the kindle and always loading book on it and pretty much anything else I need and cant find elsewhere. Great store.ReplyCancel

  • EzminaApril 7, 2010 - 7:12 pm

    One of the other place I love to go to is the Dollar stores. You can sometimes find embellishments and other craft items.ReplyCancel

  • Sue PardueApril 7, 2010 - 7:18 pm

    I love Ikea too. Our nearest one is about 2 hours away so I go every few months. Target is another one of my favorite stores for regular shopping, then Michaels, Joann’s, and Hobby Lobby for papercrafting stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • pam barkerApril 7, 2010 - 7:21 pm

    First of all thank you for the AWESOME candy and a chance to win it!!

    My favorite stores are Joanns, Micheals, Greeting Farm (love your stamps!) and Hobby Lobby I have really been on a scrapping -craft kick lately! So today I purchased my last of these goodies for 1 month (a bet with my Hubby!) He said I could not do this and that includes my online stores too. This will be hard for me but I can do it!

    Spellbinders are my weakness and I do not have many but love them!!

    God Bless

  • Debi MillerApril 7, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    Let’s see…a favorite store? This is very difficult, but I must say that I love Paper Zone. The people that work there are very helpful and knowledgeable and I just love PAPER! Michaels come is a close second, but Joann’s covers all my needs, from papercrafts to beading to sewing. It’s not unusual for me to spend 2-3 hours in each one. Thanks for the opportunity to win your great give-aways.ReplyCancel

  • Evie ShambleyApril 7, 2010 - 7:32 pm

    I guess my second choice would be Michaels, they have pretty much anything you are looking for. I don’t get to go much because of being approx. 45 minutes away for the nearest one. They usually have the best prices and will match AC Moore’s coupons, which is great!

    Hope your knee is feeling better today.ReplyCancel

  • DarsiApril 7, 2010 - 7:33 pm

    Thanks Becca for all the great inspiration you share on your blog. Another favorite place of mine to shop at is the local dollar store. Sometimes they have some really neat scrapbook supplies!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila BartlettApril 7, 2010 - 7:39 pm

    Hi Becca:
    I hope your knee is feeling better with each day.
    I see a lot of the girls like Hobby Lobby. I must share my story about that store with you. We were on holiday in the USA & decided to stop for supper & stay in this town. It was the Sat. night before a long weekend so I said to my husband would you go with the others to get our motel room & I will walk over to HL to see what they have, because I had heard of it. So I almost ran, with excitement & as I got there I looked at my watch it was 1 minute to 8 as I got closer I could see people leaving the store & then they LOCKED the door. I was devastated & I had an hour before my ride came back. Well I literally ran back hoping to find them before they got away. I did they were driving by on another subroad, so I yelled & DH heard me & stopped. That is as close as I have ever been to HL so that is a goal to get to one. Just thought I would share my laugh with you.
    I thank you for the opportunity to enter for the blog candy.
    Thanks SheilaReplyCancel

  • Teresa CApril 7, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Becca, I hope your knee is soon feeling better. My favorite craft store is probably Michaels; however, my favorite store to shop in is a store in Lancaster County, PA called Good’s Store. They are run by Mennonites and are like an old fashioned department store that sells a bit of everything. Thanks for some more blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Val WApril 7, 2010 - 7:56 pm

    For crafting stores, I have a three-way tie for favorite between Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, and Joann Fabrics. We don’t have much craft shopping close by, so once or twice a month, we’ll travel an hour away so I can hit all three of these in one city. I love that each store offers coupons to use, so I don’t have to pay full price for my crafting supplies. Sometimes I don’t buy anything but a roll of ribbon, but I sure love to look. That is the sole purpose of the drive; for me to go to my craft stores….oh, and dinner at Panera Bread, probably my favorite “fast food” place.ReplyCancel

  • Jean McGeeApril 7, 2010 - 7:57 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Today we went to Hobby Lobby and Michaels.. YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! I had a 50% off coupon from Michaels and hhaaaaaadddddddddddd to use it :). Bought a MS punch set – my first :).
    I have also been to IKEA a number of times -oooooo the temptations but the fun of seeing all the neat things and ideas. My biggest down-fall(?) are kitchen things/utensils. And here I am trying to downsize – so I try to stay away from IKEA.

  • janeyApril 7, 2010 - 8:04 pm

    Something in your left knee snapped – whoa – been there, done that….take care!! It’s Wednesday – tax season is beginning to wind down – thank goodness…..I will get a life after the 15th! Then, I will go to one of my favorite stores – Yoder’s Dept. store in Shipshewana, IN. Yoder’s carries shoes, wrangler jeans, flannel shirts, OshGosh clothing for kids, and fabric! I will wander the aisles and touch all delicious fabrics, and plan what my next project will be. My fabrics and my stamps live happily together in my ‘studio’ – no jealousies there. Tomorrow – another store.ReplyCancel

  • Donna H.April 7, 2010 - 8:05 pm

    I’m not that much of a shopper either, but Trader Joe’s and Big Lots are fun places to explore. Also the Dollar Stores turn up some good finds if you look around. Hope you are feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • Marie BerquistApril 7, 2010 - 8:06 pm

    Sorry about your knee. That can be so frustrating.

    One of my favorite stores is Joanns Fabrics. Not all of their stores are great and the closest one to me is about 150 miles away. I don’t get to go very often but there are two close to Atlanta, GA that are great. There is another near Nashville, TN and also a new one in Memphis, TN. All of these are superstores and I get to visit these when I go visit my daughter who is in college. They always seem to have great bargains and some great papers I don’t find anywhere else. Not really sure if I enjoy them because I don’t get to go very often or if it is because I get to go to them when I get to go see my daughter!!

    Take care,


  • RufusApril 7, 2010 - 8:14 pm

    Becca, hope that your knee is feeling better. Big Lots is always fun to wander through. Never know what you might find.

  • Judy CoveyApril 7, 2010 - 8:28 pm

    My favorite store is Kohls, and that could possibly be because I don’t have one local, the closest one is an hour+ away. Every Oct. me and three good friends go away for a 3-day weekend to Maine and my favorite stop is to Kohls and we usually hit it when all the big sales are happening. I’ve purchased beautiful sweaters before for $5.00 or so.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine MooreApril 7, 2010 - 8:29 pm

    UUUUUUUU wonderful blog candy!!!! You are so generous. Favorite store – hmmmmmmmm that’s a toughy since I shop more and more on-line. Our two local stamp stores have closed – sooooo guess the closest store to me would be the Craft Warehouse – but that quite a drive…..but I can kill several hours in there.ReplyCancel

  • l hamonApril 7, 2010 - 8:34 pm

    Your Spellbinder storage is awesome, I am going to do this one also, thanks so muchl LynnReplyCancel

  • Brenda SticklerApril 7, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    I love your blog! Your creations are so beautiful and you are so giving!

    I do not like to go shopping but when I do I like Target for house items and I like to go to Hobby Lobby and that is about a 1 hour drive for me. It is fun to look at all the fun house decorations and of course the craft section!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce C.April 7, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    One of my favorite stores is the Mega Joann’s. I just found out that they are now selling Spellbinders.ReplyCancel

  • Diane S.April 7, 2010 - 8:56 pm

    I fell in love with a little shop in Salado TX called Stamp Salado. Good variety, nice owner and lot’s of sample cards that they actually stock the stamps to make. She even let’s you take pictures of samples.ReplyCancel

  • AprilApril 7, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    I also love hobby lobby like many others!ReplyCancel

  • DeniseBApril 7, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    My favorite store is my local Ben Franklin. It has a very good paper arts section, and I go in there so often, I think all the clerks think I live there….

  • itsnoelleApril 7, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    Hobby Lobby is coming to my town ;-). The nearest one of those is 1 1/2 hours away. For craft stores, that is my favorite. Michaels and Joanns fall in and out of favor and AC Moore left our area.

    Hope you feel better soon.ReplyCancel

  • NancApril 7, 2010 - 9:44 pm

    Hi, hope your starting to feel better…knee problems are no fun.
    Last month was my first visit to IKEA, and like you, I’m hooked! I’ve been back once since then (it’s about an hour away from us), and I still haven’t seen it all!!! I will though…I can’t wait to get back there!ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekApril 7, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    Putting in my name once again to enhance the chance of winning your wonderful blog candy selection.ReplyCancel

  • L. BrownApril 7, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Hi, Becca. I really like the way you organize your nestabilities. I’m always looking for great ways to get organized because I am so NOT organized. I really hope you are feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle HApril 7, 2010 - 10:19 pm

    Just went shopping today with MIL & SIL & DD. Never made it to another fave though: Kohl’s. We did however make it to Baby Depot at Burlington Coat Factory and Motherhood Maternity. SIL is expecting. :)ReplyCancel

  • AnnApril 7, 2010 - 10:22 pm

    I love how you store your nestabilities. I love to see how others organize their supplies. Thank you for all the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuApril 7, 2010 - 10:24 pm

    Hello again, Becca! After seeing your craft storage ideas… my favorite stores are once again Hobby Lobby and Michaels. But I think I’ll try Target and WalMart for some inexpensive storage options as well. THANKS!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • patonslakeApril 7, 2010 - 10:29 pm

    I’m using the same idea to store my stampin up stamps. Now that they come unmounted it has made storage so much more compact. I don’t have as many spellbinder but I do have punches. How do you organize those?ReplyCancel

  • COLLEENApril 7, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    i seem to go to michaels all the time now and when they are having a sale i love it even more thanks so much for all you show usReplyCancel

  • PatiApril 7, 2010 - 11:00 pm

    Another favorite of mine is our LSS Stamp Cache. They carry a good variety of stamps, paper, embellishments and tools of the trade. It’s nice to some of those I read about online up close and personal before buying. They are also very helpful, offer classes and even have some of the stamp co. reps or artists come up. That’s a big deal for Alaska! : )ReplyCancel

  • CheriApril 7, 2010 - 11:08 pm

    Good morning! Thank you for the great storage tip on nestabilities~~I shall start organizing this weekend! Well, another day, and I decided that one of my favorite shopping places is~~~a flea market! All kinds of goodies, one of a kind jewelry (charms), cloth etc.— the possibilities are endless.ReplyCancel

  • Susan NelApril 7, 2010 - 11:29 pm

    just looked at your storage of these dies, fantastic ideas,, thanks i’ll share it all with my girlfriends too.ReplyCancel

  • HildaApril 7, 2010 - 11:37 pm

    One of my favourite online stores would have to be ‘Bizzy Becs’ AustraliaReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezApril 8, 2010 - 12:21 am

    The one store where I do most of my shopping is of course Wal-mart. I can find everything I need, stuff for the house, pet care, personal care, great clothing deals (especially since I usually only buy clearance) and almost all my groceries. And all this cheaper than any other local store since we only have one large grocery chain (there isn’t much price competition). Then I can even have lunch or dinner at Subway inside.ReplyCancel

  • Mary R.April 8, 2010 - 12:27 am

    Hi Becca, here’s hoping your knee is feeling better. Glad you had a wonderful Easter. It was wonderful for us as well. Lots to celebrate and be thankful for.

    As for my favorite store, well…I recently had to admit that I have a Hobby Lobby addiction. I just have to be there every week it seems like, lol.

    Thank you, Becca, for another wonderful giveaway.

    Mary R.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenApril 8, 2010 - 12:58 am

    I really hope, your knee is a lot better now, so we can soon see you back to crafting. I sure miss all your gorgeous creations every day. I´ve learned soooo much from this site. Thanks sooo much for all your great tuts here all the time and the chance to win some wonderful candy here too.ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa BApril 8, 2010 - 1:17 am

    I like store that sell wrapping paper. always so much inspiration to be found!ReplyCancel

  • Tany SolApril 8, 2010 - 1:21 am

    Hi Becca.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Love the Greeting Farm store and Motivet….ReplyCancel

  • Patty WApril 8, 2010 - 1:40 am

    Our Hobby Lobby is half an hour away, (not bad) and it’s my favorite local haunt. They have coupons and pretty good sales. when I visit my kids in larger cities, I love to visit their Michaels. I don’t usually know what’s on sale. They’re not understanding at all about being from 9 hours away and not having a coupon. So mostly, I get to pay regular price. Wish they would make allowances for being a visitor. That would help my pocketbook during this recession. Your candy is wonderful Becca. You’re so generous with your time , talents and goodies! Thanks for the chance to win! Take good care of that knee. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleApril 8, 2010 - 1:47 am

    Have to visit Michaels and Stampin’ Cat here in Salem, OR tomorrow…two of my favorite haunts; visited my third favoirte – Peddler’s Pack Monday! Hope you are feeling a better and will soon be up and about!
    Hugs and prayers,
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • Judith -Overland Park, KSApril 8, 2010 - 1:53 am

    I do like Hobby Lobby. Even my 5 yr. old grandaughter says Grandma – Hobby Lobby. I have to laugh as I have her spoiled and doing crafts as well.ReplyCancel

  • ChristineZApril 8, 2010 - 3:38 am

    Well, I had hoped that I would read your post today and it would say that your knee is ‘all better’. I like Hobby Lobby and I appreciate the owner’s commitment to their beliefs – no Sunday hours so that employees can be with their families. Nice store, good prices.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaApril 8, 2010 - 3:47 am

    I love Hobby Lobby. I could send hours there. I don’t have one in my town, but there is one about 20 miles away. I wish I could get there more often!ReplyCancel

  • AnneApril 8, 2010 - 4:24 am

    Hi Becca

    Hope your knee is improving!

    In the UK we have a store called ‘John Lewis’ – which I love. It is a department store which has high quality ranges without the hefty price tag. Their promise is ‘never knowingly undersold’.

    I’m catching store names to seek out on our next US foray!

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • SandiApril 8, 2010 - 4:57 am

    pier One is always fun to browse…great baskets!ReplyCancel

  • Tina JohnsonApril 8, 2010 - 5:20 am

    Becca, my favorite store is my local stamp store Sir Stamps A Lot, not only do I find a lot of neat things there to buy, I also take classes there and have a lot of great friends there. You can’t beat that. A good store and good friends in one location!ReplyCancel

  • Sue O.April 8, 2010 - 5:21 am

    Oh Becca, your cards are so very beautiful. They all look so professional and are absolutely stunning!

    As for my favorite store, it often depends on what mood I’m in, but I can literally spend hours in a store like Kohl’s when there are so many different options of buying clothes for self and/or hubby, for the grandkids (my favorite thing to do), and then there are shoes and purses and jewelry, and then perfume, and bedding, and new bathroom towels and accessories, and the fun picture frames. Yes, I sometimes lose myself and it’s wonderful!

    Time is not always on my side, but when I get a chance to have a “ME” day, I love just browsing stores. My hubby thinks I’m nuts!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne KelemenApril 8, 2010 - 5:29 am

    So, I may not like shopping at regular stores, but I love me a good craft store! BTW, if you go to Michaels, there is a 50% off coupon in your email. For once they don’t have Martha already on sale and so that means MS punches at half off! You can print and use a new coupon every day!!!!! I am such an enabler!ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 8, 2010 - 5:30 am

    Blog candy, Becca. What fun. Today I have about 10 gals coming over for a stamping party. We make 4 cards that I have prepared, have lunch and a good ole gab fest. Since I do this once a month and don’t create cards myself, one of my favorite places to “shop” is Splitcoaststampers. I shop for the card ideas that we make each month.ReplyCancel

  • Carol from CyprusApril 8, 2010 - 5:45 am

    We have a store in town which boasts a stock of 1 million items. It sells everything from pots and pans, to beautiful crockery, wonderful seasonal items, and of course, some craft stuff.
    I love going in there to look at what they have as the stock is constantly changing. I can always find something unusual for my card making.ReplyCancel

  • Mary GuikemaApril 8, 2010 - 6:04 am

    My Hobby Lobby finally got more Copics in. They now have 144 Sketch colors. I need to spend some time there.
    Hope your knee is healing.ReplyCancel

  • Linda StandartApril 8, 2010 - 6:12 am

    Hi, Becca
    I’m reading the responses to your question about favorite stores and it makes my heart glad to see many of us posting about our local stamp stores. We need to support them or they will go away. My all time favorite stores are ANY independent stamp or scrapbook or needlework shop or independent book store. I LOVE those places. I could spend days in them. I am blessed that Stamps and More is still around and that there are two local independent book stores.

  • Pat GibsonApril 8, 2010 - 6:13 am

    I must say that I like to support locally owned stamping/scrapping stores. So many have closed their doors in the last couple years. I know they put in numerous hours because they love what they are selling – not just selling to make a profit. Let’s here it for the underdog!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis M.April 8, 2010 - 6:38 am

    Hope your knee is on the mend. Another fav to shop is ABC Toys and Crafts on the net. Very good service and great sales.ReplyCancel

  • JudyApril 8, 2010 - 6:43 am

    Bookstores are always on my list of favorite shopping places – Barnes and Noble, Family Christian Store, and several local ones.ReplyCancel

  • AngieApril 8, 2010 - 6:53 am

    I actually love to shop at salvation army. I got a big big with the case and all the little extras for $4.99. You can find some amazing things if you take the time to look :}ReplyCancel

  • crystalApril 8, 2010 - 7:01 am

    I noticed the person above me mentioned Salvation Army. I’m actually planning a trip there today….just never know what I might find. Thanks Becca for all of the inspiration you give us!ReplyCancel

  • carol bApril 8, 2010 - 7:05 am

    For clothes, I love Chico’s, especially their Travelers. Not that I travel a lot but they are great anytime and so easy to care for. If and when I do start traveling, I’ll be ready!
    carol b.ReplyCancel

  • mary puskarApril 8, 2010 - 7:27 am

    Good morning Becca! Hope your knee is coming along. I can relate! I thought it would be fun to name a store I love but can never afford…..Talbot’s Clothing for women. I adore their classic styles and seasonal colors and of course they never wear out or go out of style. Sadly, my budget allows nothing but dreaming!


  • Anita HoldenApril 8, 2010 - 7:27 am

    Another place I love to shop is ODBD online! I love their stamps!!

    Hope your knee is getting better!

  • Renee StephensApril 8, 2010 - 7:27 am

    Hello again. I am running out of favorite stores. My most recent favorite place to go is Tuesday Mornings. Never know what you will find. Hope your knee is feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • Connie K.April 8, 2010 - 7:29 am

    Hi, Becca,
    Hope your knee is feeling better!
    Today I am headed to the dreaded Walmart!ReplyCancel

  • Pauline HappelApril 8, 2010 - 7:46 am

    A favorite store? Probably office supply stores…well after the LLS of course. There are so many neat supplies that you can use for stamping, plus there is just something about buying office supplies. I’d rather shop for copier paper than for a new dress. :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary LukemanApril 8, 2010 - 7:52 am

    The blog candy looks so tempting! I would love to win it. My favorite store is my local scrapbooking store. It is just a five minute drive away and the owner carries a great variety of things. We are so lucky to have her.

  • Elaine AllenApril 8, 2010 - 7:55 am

    Hi Becca –

    One of my favorite places to shop is Home Depot or Lowes. I do a lot of mixed media art and you would be amazed at what you can find there. There is metal tape, great for embossing with cuttlebug folders and then sticking to cardstock or boxes. They have all kinds of goodies and lots of great storage containers too!

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Chris R.April 8, 2010 - 8:04 am

    Another local store that I like is “A Joy Forever”. It is a scrapbooking store that is loaded with all kinds of paper, stickers, embellishments, punches, various brands of cutting dies and embossing folders and so much more. I really want to help keep the small stores in my area in business. They got into business because they loved what they do and are so much more helpful than a clerk at a larger store.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherApril 8, 2010 - 8:09 am

    First let me say that I pray that your knee gets better real quick and your DH sounds like mine … gets me flowers often :) My favorite store … that would have to be the online Hobby Lobby. The nearest physical location is about 40 minutes from me so I enjoy taking advantage of the coupons they offer for both in-store AND online now.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaApril 8, 2010 - 8:27 am

    My favorite store used to be Miachels, but their customer service is so poor lately, that I have changed it to either JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby. My JoAnns is teeny tiny, but their customer service is so wonderful that it is a joy to go in there! Hobby Lobby is great for a good selection and their sales rock! I don’t have much experience with their customer service, so for now, I’ll say thats good too!ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneApril 8, 2010 - 8:27 am

    Another day another post this is so much fun. Today I’ll list my favorite clothing store a love Dress barn they have great sales and a great selection.ReplyCancel

  • SallyApril 8, 2010 - 8:38 am

    My fav shop is a local shop “The Inkspot” which carries every single thing and if they do not have it……..they’ll order it!! xoxo it!!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce MApril 8, 2010 - 8:45 am

    I sure wish we had a Hobby Lobby in our community. Our closest one is an hour and a half away. It seems like my dumb luck that when we are actually heading that way, they don’t have “my stuff” on sale and the coupon ends up being a wooden item or a Winton Cake pan. Oh, well! still love to shop there.ReplyCancel

  • Chris BakerApril 8, 2010 - 8:46 am

    Hope you recover quickly. I have enjoyed going to our nieghbouring city and going to Michaels once in a while. But I’ve noticed that once I bought the “basic” supplies, there’s nothing new to buy. It seems to be the smae things. I don’t have much available that’s also affordable when it comes to crafts.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia JohnsonApril 8, 2010 - 9:03 am

    What a sweet husband. I love your blog. You are very inspirational to me. Thanks for the shot at winning this lovely blog candy. Hope your knee is ok.ReplyCancel

  • Shawn K.April 8, 2010 - 9:15 am

    Thanks for sharing your storage ideas for Spellbinders. I was drooling over the number of them that you have!

    Shawn K.ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaApril 8, 2010 - 9:23 am

    Hello Becca,

    Hoping to get to Michaels this weekend after I do a survivers walk during the cancer walk in our community.

    Hope the knee is healing :-)ReplyCancel

  • CharmaineApril 8, 2010 - 9:24 am

    In my post yesterday I said IKEA…funny thing…my honey took me there :)
    I shop online a lot…one place I love to browse is Overstock…especially if I am looking for a book. Prices are great.


  • Meemee48April 8, 2010 - 9:27 am

    Hi. I love your blog, your examples and your ideas. Thanks for a chance to win some of your wonderful blog candy. I am a newbie to Spellbinders and Justrite Stampers, but I can tell already, I’m definitely hooked.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy GreenApril 8, 2010 - 9:29 am

    Another of my favorite store is H&M. It’s a Swedish clothing store. They have them in several places here in the US, but not where I live….yet. Hopefully they’ll be coming soon!ReplyCancel

  • Becky BowmanApril 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

    Sunny in Eugene Oregon, however our Spring is lasting every other day.
    I finally went into my craft room and make two cards yesterday, and have one half done, need to get them into the post today.

    Hope your knee is getting better, your craft organization is to be envy.

    take careReplyCancel

  • MariLynnApril 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

    I love Hobby Lobby. I just wish the closest one wasn’t over an hour away from me. I live in a little town that has very little stores besides Walmart and grocery stores. It is a treat to go to the BIG CITY to go to Hobby Lobby and we go about 3 or 4 times a year.ReplyCancel

  • l hamonApril 8, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Still trying to win this wonderful Candy, I really want the Spellbinder die. Hope your knee is much better today…waiting to here about your scrap storage also. LynnReplyCancel

  • StephanieApril 8, 2010 - 9:45 am

    For a local general craft store, I like AC Moore. They generally have ads in the Sunday paper and have a 40% or 50% coupon, which I use all the time. This is an expensive hobby and I really appreciate any discunts I can get.ReplyCancel

  • SherylHApril 8, 2010 - 9:47 am

    My favorite new “stamping” store is actually called Scrapbooker’s Paradise found only in Alberta Canada — there are four locations but also online ( I was there a couple of weeks ago and was so impressed with the changes they have made to their store over the past year. While they still carry mostly scrapbook items, the selection of different stamp lines has increased greatly along with other stamping items. The items that were in the sale section were actually fairly recent products and they carry a lot of the just released items — which makes them quite unique, at least among the stores I have used.ReplyCancel

  • Traci MajorApril 8, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Hi Becca, sure do hope your knee is improving today! One of my favorite clothing stores is Coldwater Creek…just the colors of all the beautiful clothes on the racks are stamping inspiration…as are their catalogues!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy BApril 8, 2010 - 9:49 am

    Hope you are feeling better. Another of my favorite stores is Hobby Lobby. They always have just about anything I need.ReplyCancel

  • Juli CApril 8, 2010 - 9:56 am

    ok.. i’ll admit, i’m an IKEA fan too! =)
    they have so much stuff for home and kitchen, and it so helps with their displays =)ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.April 8, 2010 - 9:57 am

    Obviously, I mainly shop for crafty goodies, so I’ll have to add in another fav, Joanns, Etc. They’ve recently added several more Spellbinders’ dies in their stores (though I think after seeing your organization post that you probably have nearly ALL of them)! Any time I’m able to use a coupon (and they take ALL: their own, Michaels and Hobby Lobby), it makes my day! Need all the help I can get to stretch my few crafty dollars as far as I can!!! ;-) I’m so lucky that since December we have Jo’s, Mike’s & HL all within a half-mile of each other — truly FABULOUS!!!ReplyCancel

  • RhondaApril 8, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite store right now would be Custom Crops Online. They have great prices and great shipping rates! I also love JoAnn’s but its quite a drive for me..God BlessReplyCancel

  • Jean McGeeApril 8, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Do you read every single entry? I have – and they are all interesting. A number of them say their fav store is l – 1 1/2 hours away. That’s how far my two favorites are in LaCrosse/Onalaska, WI.
    When we go visit our CO daughter we have to go through CO Springs where three of my favs are. Xpedex for all my cardstock, envelopes, plastic storage bags, and some stamps and accessories. Archivers for stamps, esp their discount baskets WOW!!! And then Creative Impressions for my stamps, punches, inks and, and, and.
    Happy Stampin’ everyone.

  • Barbie D.April 8, 2010 - 10:27 am

    Since I don’t have any LSS or craft stores where I live I have found a number of great on-line stores that I frequent often. One of my favorites is Scrap-Mart which offers a 40% off coupon each month and has free shipping on all Spellbinder dies. Their service is wonderful and delivery time is quite fast. Thanks again for another chance at your fantastic blog candy. I hope you are feeling better and will be up and around soon.ReplyCancel

  • Lillian ChildApril 8, 2010 - 10:39 am

    I just am beginning my collection of all things Spellbinders!! Love this product and can’t wait to have more at my creative fingertips. Since I’m on a budget, I usually wait for a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby in order to purchase a nestie or spellbinder die . Thanks so much for the chance to win some FABULOUS blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • Kathi JohnsonApril 8, 2010 - 10:43 am

    Hi Becca:

    Wow, I just recently discovered your website and I am so impressed with the beautiful and gorgeous cards that you create. You are so talented! Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • CarolApril 8, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Becca, good morning and good healing! My first choice of the big craft stores is Michael’s as I said in my first post here. Yesterday I was able to use 3 coupons at Mich’s: 50% online, 40% last week’s register coupon, & 40% mailed coupon…so happy to be able to get some Martha goodies! :)ReplyCancel

  • Denise @ Paper GemsApril 8, 2010 - 11:07 am

    Get all kinds of ideas from you!

    Favorite stores are Holly Lobby and Michaels’ as they are across the street from each other so I hit both in one visit!

    Gotta look out for containers for my Spellbinders, like what you’ve done here!ReplyCancel

  • quilterApril 8, 2010 - 11:08 am

    So sorry about your knee–you will have to get a permission slip from the Dr. saying that you are not to do yard work and give it to your husband. :) I wanted one for the kitchen when I fell over the dishwasher door and cracked my pelvis, but alas, it hasn’t come to pass! I don’t shop much in stores anymore, but can’t pass up a scrapbook store and I use coupons in Hobby Lobby and Michaels quite a bit, but not for the last 6 weeks, what with a vacation and a broken printer. Your cards are alway so inspiring that I enjoy visiting your blog and have you in my favorites list. Praying you’ll soon be pain free.ReplyCancel

  • Maria L. (Canada)April 8, 2010 - 11:14 am

    Hopefully your knee is doing much better.
    Another store I love to go is my local srapbooking place “scraps of joy”… I find a lot of things I don’t find at Michael’s … like spellbinders or more variety of embossing folders, etc.
    Have a great day !ReplyCancel

  • Janet L.April 8, 2010 - 11:15 am

    Hope your knee is better really soon so you can get shopping, too. My faves are Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, and Joanne’s for crafting, and Steinmart for clothes! Luckily they’re all close to my small town!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasuresApril 8, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Hope you are up and at ’em Becca. It’s hard to be restricted when there are so many fun things to do. On the 6th I had a little blurb about my favorite shopping is at WOODMAN’S…one in LaCrosse about 3 hrs away. And haven’t come up with another, but I am going to try Ikea next trip to Mpls. Thanks for all your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • buzzyApril 8, 2010 - 11:39 am

    Shopping is very fun for me. I am one who can window shop and be content with what I have at home. We have a local craft store, Craft Mart, that is always fun to visit when I am in a creative mood. Just browsing in little boutiques in tourist towns is one of my favorite activities.ReplyCancel

  • EricaApril 8, 2010 - 11:43 am

    I love your tip about clolor coding!
    I live in a pretty remote place, but I can never pass up a Micheals! And when ever I am in a town with Ikea, it is a must stop.ReplyCancel

  • NeenieApril 8, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    Hope your knee is better soon! You are so wise to stay off of it and give it time to heal. Now, shopping! Coldwater Creek is only 6 miles away – dangerous!!! They know me as I walk in. Even more dangerous! Then for crafts you can’t beat the prices and discounts at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. At both places there are sales people who recognize my face and even some have learned my name!!! When my magazine “Creating Memories” comes in the mail, my DH delivers it to me by saying “Here’s Take all My Money”!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CindyApril 8, 2010 - 12:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and organization with us. I love to have a place for everything, but it is sometimes hard to find a way that works, your ideas are great.
    I admit that Home Sense is one of my favorite stores, not only do they have stuff for the home, but they throw in office organization and even scrapbooking items!
    Thanks so much for the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Donna in AKApril 8, 2010 - 12:09 pm

    How are you feeling today? Better I hope! Take time to heal! I shop quite a bit online & one of my favorite places is Ellen Hutson. I think it’s a small company & they give great service. Take care!ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 8, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    Locally all I have is Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and Joann’s. Fortunately I get to travel quite a bit during the summer as we have a traveling baseball team and play in many tournaments. I’d have to say that while traveling my favorite store is Archiver’s in Marrietta, GA. I look forward to that trip…the hotel we stay at is just about 1/2 a mile away…so I get to spend all my free time at the store and just love it!

    Thanks for all your talent you share with us. I know I certainly appreciate everything I learn from you.ReplyCancel

  • DebraKApril 8, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Michaels and JoAnns is always good for the basics. Hancock Fabric has good deals on ribbon, I’ve found. No Hobby Lobby in FL yet–one soon to open in Orlando. One store I am anxious to shop at is Archivers–none in FL but SEVEN in MN, where I will be in June for my daughters bridal shower. Anybody been there yet? I shop mostly online for craft supplies: eBay, Dick Blicks, and wherever I can find digi-stamps. Happy Thursday, all!ReplyCancel

  • Diana BrownApril 8, 2010 - 12:51 pm

    I actually like going to Wal-mart. We go so often it’s becoming a home-away-from-home! They have everything, including a craft area, and the prices are lower than Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.ReplyCancel

  • RoseApril 8, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    No Hobby Lobby in Connecticut yet. Am off to IKEA tonight to get garage storage cabinets.ReplyCancel

  • PollyApril 8, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    After buying a house I’m amazed at how much I like Home Depot…..never thought that would become one of my favorite stores.ReplyCancel

  • mary stuartApril 8, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    Another favorite shop!? Archivers is next on my list. i love their creations and that they always have the new and current stuff.
    Hope your knee is quickly getting better!ReplyCancel

  • KethaApril 8, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    I love to come to your site daily… Today was an “eye opener”… You method of storage is amazing….lots of thought and time devoted to it… I could only wish to be half that organized. Don’t you just love roaming down the aisle of Home Depot (Lowe’s) I’m constantly looking and asking myself “can I use that?” Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Mary RApril 8, 2010 - 1:57 pm

    Well, I just had to leave a comment again today, I’m a blog candy junkie! I still LOVE Michaels and Ikea. I also love my local scrappin store, 1st choice scrapbooking. Hope your knee is feeling better, but lovin your posts while you recoup.ReplyCancel

  • Beth AnnApril 8, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    AC Moore is another favorite craft store for me. Unfortunately they pulled out of FL.ReplyCancel

  • Linda GApril 8, 2010 - 2:38 pm

    I like Hobby Lobby, as well as Michaels and Scrapbook Garden! ~LindaReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackApril 8, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    I also love Ikea, Michael’s and A.C. Moore, but my absolute favorite is Lowe’s. I am addicted to gardening and simple home improvement/dreaming, and I can spend HOURS wandering the aisles.ReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonApril 8, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    I’m back to visit and thank you for sharing with us even while you try to get better. Other than Stamp stores, Garden Shops, Housewares shops and of course Joann’s, Michaels, Hobby Lobby I love Antique stores. I don’t buy anything very often, but love looking and it’s something my hubby and I can enjoy together. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 8, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    Hi Becca,
    My favourite store is Stamp and Scrapbook Madness. They have the largest range of stamps I have ever seen, a constant stream of new products coming in and best of all – if you order something in, they get it straight away!ReplyCancel

  • Mary L.April 8, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    I like hardware stores as well. They have so much neat stuff to try to use in some other way than ever intended.ReplyCancel

  • CYNTHIA BEYNONApril 8, 2010 - 3:29 pm


    CYNTHIA B.ReplyCancel

  • LyndAApril 8, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    Hope you are feeling much better today.
    I like shopping online best of all. All those lovely packages to look forward to!
    One question. Why don’t more regular craft stores have coffee shops with newspapers to amuse the other half?
    Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • SparklesApril 8, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    I love treasure hunting in Salvation Army stores. You never know what you are going to find – from brand new suits to beautiful old tablecloths and everything in between.
    I have spent hours browsing – and the money goes to such a great caring organization.
    I have also dropped off much of my unused “stuff” and given someone else the opportunity to discover my old treasures!ReplyCancel

  • pat stockallApril 8, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    My favorite craft store is The Stamping Room in Medford NSReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekApril 8, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    Hi, Becca – Hope the knee is quickly healing. I do enjoy shopping consignment stores and I often stop by shops like Goodwill and Salvation Army. I primarily search for storage items and especially the acrylic ‘box’ frames which I use to stack wood-mounted stamps on enclosed shelving. I came across a beautiful deal not too long ago where they had eight 8x10s still in their protective sheaths…for 50cents each!ReplyCancel

  • Janice DonahueApril 8, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    I guess my favorite store would have to be Sephora. I’m not much of a shopper either, but I am a makeup junkie. It is like being a kid in a candy store for me. Keep up the great work. When I grow up I hope to have at least half of your talent. JaniceReplyCancel

  • LindyApril 8, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    I absolutely love Hobby Lobby. So much to see and so little time!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • MarisaApril 8, 2010 - 4:03 pm

    Day 4: I must admit I love shopping at Costco LOL! Lots of fun things to check out and I love their book prices :DReplyCancel

  • Deanna CollinsApril 8, 2010 - 4:03 pm

    Hope that knee is doing lots better by now. I so love everything you put on your blog. The storage information is fantastic! Have gotta try doing it your way. This is just wonderful. I do have two small scrapbooking stores in town (besides Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart & Target). There is one called Sisters and the other one is Scrapbook Legacy. Both carry quite a bit of stuff, but not much in the way of tools. Still love the stuff I can get from HSN.ReplyCancel

  • TinaHApril 8, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Not sure if this counts, but one of my favorite “stores” is they have so many things, they stand behind everything, they are absolutely fantastic. Thanks again for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.April 8, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    I enjoy shopping w/Ellen Hutson. She ships fast & has wonderful customer service.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret ThompsonApril 8, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    My favorite store is any where that I can obtain a good bargain. Gota save the money some how just to survive! But I sincerely thank you for the opportunity to enter your Yellow Roses and Blog Candy contest.

    All of your ideas, pictures and instructions that you post for us is really great and then you throw in a contest here and there making it much more fun for many and especially for us disabled people who at times just are in so much horrendous pain for days that we can not do any thing (house work) or go any where even grocery shopping, so we just sit and look at the computer and learn many, many things that you have given us the opportunity to learn thru your blog besides to be able to look on the brighter side of the fun of just entering a contest. Thank you for that.

    I do hope you’re feeling much better today Becca, thanks again and may God continue to bless you.ReplyCancel

  • SuzetteApril 8, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    My favorite shopping “town” is Fairview Heights, Illinois because I can visit several of my favorite stores within a short driving distance: Archivers, Hobby Lobby, Joanns, Michaels, and a wonderful scrapbooking store.ReplyCancel

  • Becky EApril 8, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    My shopping today focused on finding something for my husband’s upcoming class reunion…and nothing worked. Does anyone else out there over 50 have the same problems? It’s very discouraging. (My crafting shopping ventures are MUCH more fun.)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly GApril 8, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    Love Wal-Mart too!!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine MooreApril 8, 2010 - 5:18 pm

    Chanting IKEA IKEA IKEA – giggle – could spend days in that storeReplyCancel

  • Lisa PApril 8, 2010 - 5:22 pm

    I also like JoAnn’s. I have to drive about 45 minutes to the large JoAnn’s. I have a store close by, but they have very little scrapbooking/card making supplies. They also have coupons which are my favorite! Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • patriciacc123April 8, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I hope the knee is getting stronger every day. I also like to shop at Create for, lots of craft supplies and great prices. You have to buy mulitiples sometimes, but it is worth it.

    Thanks for all you do to inspire us, PattyC.ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennApril 8, 2010 - 5:24 pm

    Although this is not a physical or online store as such, I love to shop via Ebay. I love to get great buys on such things as spellbinders, stamps, etc. on the auctions. I usually have a set price that I am willing to pay (which is always set lower than retail price) and most times will get it for lower than my ceiling. If not, I just wait for it to show up again, as it invariable does. I especially love it when I can get free shipping or even combined shipping for more than one item. Good luck on your knee.ReplyCancel

  • MaryLou WilhiteApril 8, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    Hey Becca,
    Hope your knee gets better and does not require surgery, my mom would advise you against it. I would have to say my favorite store here would be Stamp Fanci. Can’t afford to shop there to much but when you go in her store for the first time you will think you just walked in to the biggest candy (stamping) store in your life. Plus once a year she has a yard sale that customers bring their stamps to sell and WOW what deals. I love your website and can’t wait to see ODB in Akron this year.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny BatchelorApril 8, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    Hey Becca – here in Australia we don’t have a Michael’s or Hobby Lobby but your blog responders seem to pretty much say they are both the best for bargains and variety. If I ever make it over to U.S.A. I will definitely have to drop in on both as they sound like amazing shops! I would love to have the variety of things available that you guys have over there!!!
    All the best with the “resting up”. Are you beginning to get frustrated yet?ReplyCancel

  • Jo4HimApril 8, 2010 - 5:56 pm

    Hi Becca, hope your knee is better today. Another fav store is michaels; they have pretty much anything and everything. Thanks for offering the blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene LApril 8, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    This is a story my mom tells on me all the time. I really loved potatoes. We went to a restaurant (very rare occasion in the 50’s). I ordered mashed potatoes, french fries and tater whips–that is what I called potato chips. My mom told he she made me only choose one of those things. When we were leaving the waitress gave me a little bag of chips.
    Happy Thursday everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Flo SApril 8, 2010 - 6:04 pm

    I’d have to say that even with all the stamp scrap and quilt stores around (but not in my area) my favorite store to shop in is Williams Sonoma. It’s best for me to go shopping there with my DH because he buys me much more than I would by on my own.ReplyCancel

  • Kay G.April 8, 2010 - 6:12 pm

    Hi Becca, I hope you are feeling better! I too love to go to Williams Sonoma.ReplyCancel

  • BrendaApril 8, 2010 - 6:44 pm

    Precious Memories, Clipper St.
    So far I am just choosing papercrafting stores!
    Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Betty MooreApril 8, 2010 - 6:58 pm

    Hello Becca
    How’s your knee today? Better I hope. If I had to pick a store because it was the closest I would have to say Michael’s. It’s 45 miles away and has a better selection then the Michael’s in the larger town.ReplyCancel

  • Val WApril 8, 2010 - 7:03 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Most often, if I need clothing, my favorite place to shop is Kohl’s. I’ve always been amazed by those who love to spend the day at the mall shopping. I don’t shop at the mall unless I absolutely have to, and then I go in, get what I need, and get out again. I just don’t enjoy shopping very much like many women do. My dear husband doesn’t know how lucky he is to have me for his wife! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley SmithApril 8, 2010 - 7:05 pm

    We don’t have alot of craft stores in my area but when I go to the city Halifax I usually go to Michaels, don’t buy much there but like to look anyway to see what they have new. Hope your knee is feeling better, I had mine operated on last Christmas but it is much better.ReplyCancel

  • Claire LloydApril 8, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    Another place that gets money from me…hehehe…JoAnn fabric ETC love the store… you can call in and ask if they have something and they will hold it for you so that you can send hubbie in to pick up something that you need urgent for a project…they are really helpful in my store!
    Hubbie too shops there for his manBand stuff…yea, I got him into crafting and he makes necklaces for men (women can wear them too) AND he has an etsy site too! Go Figure!ReplyCancel

  • JudieApril 8, 2010 - 7:36 pm

    I’m back ….to make a coment for another chace to win some wonderful blog candy. Another Store I love to “look” in is JoAnns. I can spend a lot of time just looking, mostly looking at anything I can use to make a card.
    Thanks for another chance at the candy.ReplyCancel

  • Evie ShambleyApril 8, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Thank you for your talent and for offering the great candy blog–it is awesome. I would love to be able to go to your craft store (your studio) and play–I’m sure you have as much as a store. Most of all would love just spending a day with you to be tutored by such a talented person. May God continue to Bless you & your husband.ReplyCancel

  • CindyApril 8, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Hi Becca..again, thanks for the blog candy drawing….my other fav store is Archivers! They have really great stuff, plus always offer a coupon. Love coupons!!ReplyCancel

  • Pastor CherieApril 8, 2010 - 8:31 pm

    I really like to go to TJ Max. You just never know what you are going to find. Sometimes scrapbooking stuff, sometimes gifts for in the projects that you make. Love all of your ideas. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • MicheleApril 8, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    Shoe stores … a gal can never have too many shoes!

    Hope your knee gets better.


  • Sue K (Australia)April 8, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    Hi Becca, Thanks for another chance to win your very generous and very attractive blog candy. Another great online store is Fat Cats Card Corner. I love shopping with Kaaren – and she is great to deal with. Good luck everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Mary KApril 8, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Thanks for another chance at the blog candy!! Another store that I used to be addicted to was Gymboree. I have 3 boys, and during one of my entrepnure moments, I decided to purchase gymboree girl clothes and sell them on ebay. I had so much fun shopping for little girls. I went to about 3-4 different stores in the area, gathering up all of the different pieces to sets (at 75% off, of course), and then sold the lot on ebay. I’m not really sure I ended up making any money, but I sure had fun :)

  • Peggy AllenApril 8, 2010 - 9:18 pm

    Of course my next favorite place to shop is Justrite Stamps online. Blessings,
    Peggy AllenReplyCancel

  • CorrieApril 8, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    Hi Becca, I love your blog and I appreciate your effort in keeping us inspired (I am so jealous of your spellbinders collection). My favorite place to shop at home is Childrens Place, I love their kids clothes.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa CApril 8, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    Love your blog and cards. My favorite online store for ordering spellbinders in Glenda’s Creative Place. She has the best prices and her shipping prices are good and she is fast. I have a few spellbinders, but not like your collection!!ReplyCancel

  • ~Carolyn MillerApril 8, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    I love interior design, so I am happy in almost ANY furniture or home design store. Stores keep closing and we’ve moved recently, so I don’t have any particular favorite store; guess I’m a non-discriminating browser at this point. :-) I have been to the furniture market in High Point, NC – it is absolute heaven!!!!!!! Though it is actually MANY stores, it is my all-time favorite place to shop.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherApril 8, 2010 - 9:47 pm

    I do hope your knee is feeling better! I also hope you haven’t the damp and rain we’ve been having up here- not friendly for joints!
    Tomorrow I’ve got a ladies luncheon that just so happens to be next door to a Hobby shop. Can you guess who picked the resto?! After a few good finds from yesterday’s foray, I am excited to think I could top that luck with, what else, but more luck!
    Every place I shop is my fave place of the moment. Convenient, huh?
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful organizing tips. I have used a few myself (I use the old white video cases for my larger stamps. Easy to insert pretty paper to cover as well as add info on the spine) but apartment living sometimes means not having everything you want at your fingertips. I do manage though. Good thing I love organizing!ReplyCancel

  • Carol FApril 8, 2010 - 10:01 pm

    I had no idea what IKEA was, so I googled it and then paged through a catalog. Really neat stuff and some of it is extremely affordable.
    I was really impressed. I am sure if I had an IKEA store near my home, I would like shopping there too!!

    Thanks Becca.

    God Bless,
    Carol FroehlichReplyCancel

  • RubyApril 8, 2010 - 10:05 pm

    I love going to the Container Store, I ALWAYS find something to purchase there. I keep forgetting to mention that I hope you feel better real soon!ReplyCancel

  • itsnoelleApril 8, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    I also love Target. Stopped in their tonight for a moment to see what is new. I always walk acound the erdes of the store to see the clearence. I tell my husband that I am going to see my friend Clarence Salle’.

    Becca, I hope you get to “lounge” outside before the weather gets too cold this weekend.ReplyCancel

  • BettyApril 8, 2010 - 11:05 pm

    Hi Again Becca,

    One of my favorite stores to check out (sometimes several times) when
    I visit the U.S. is ‘Joanne’s’. I can always find something to buy there and the coupon always helps.

    Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezApril 8, 2010 - 11:52 pm

    I used to shop alot on Ebay, loved it, could find anything I wanted that I couldn’t find anywhere else. Haven’t done as much lately since they changed their payment policies. I miss being able to shop there whenever I want.ReplyCancel

  • Donna in AKApril 9, 2010 - 12:09 am

    Love your Spellbinder organization ideas. I have a few, but no store that sells them locally. I’ve found ‘Cut at Home’ online has good deals for Spellbinders….a monthly coupon….and they support charities like Operation Write Home. Thanks for your prizes.ReplyCancel

  • Arlene SApril 9, 2010 - 4:47 am

    Good morning! Hope you are on the mend.

    I have been telling everyone that will listen what an artist you are.

    Hope I win this time. I could use some good luck.

    Been out of work 2 years and can’t find a job.

    Arlene SReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne KelemenApril 9, 2010 - 4:49 am

    I could only dream about being as organized as you are with the Spellbinders dies. Another place that I like to shop, is my local farm stand/store. I love seeing all the local crafts and produce. You can also get some amazing photos there.ReplyCancel

  • Kim C.April 9, 2010 - 5:02 am

    I know the feeling Becca. I just had arthroscopic surgery just before Christmas to repair a torn medial meniscus. Very simple surgery and I was up and walking on it that night.
    My favorite local store is Mary Maxim. They have just one other store in Canada and a catalog. We have a stamp club there that meets once a month and they also offer some free classes.ReplyCancel

  • SandiApril 9, 2010 - 5:45 am

    my local Dollar Tree! Never know what you might find with a craft use.ReplyCancel

  • Beth AnnApril 9, 2010 - 5:55 am

    I hope you knee is getting better each day. The yellow roses caught my eye because yellow is my bf’s favorite color. Thank you for sharing your cards & organizational ideas. Makes me just want to come & visit you & your craft room. Any chance of you taking your organizational and making them Becca’s Bits? I have been looking for spreed sheets that will work for keeping track of what ribbons I have and yours look wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 9, 2010 - 5:56 am

    Hi Becca,

    Hope that knee is well on its way to recovery. When shopping, how about a book store? When I was teaching I loved used book stores and always came home with a stack of books for my classroom. Now I “shop” at the library. Blog candy or not, I love checking your site out every day.ReplyCancel

  • itsnoelleApril 9, 2010 - 6:00 am

    When ever I am in the Florida Panhandle, I love Liz and Jane clothes. They have the best linen, if you don’t mine wrinkles. They ae the most durable and classic designs.

    Boy, I shop a lot. ;-).

    While you knee is acting up, maybe others will may you feel like a queen and bring you breakfast.ReplyCancel

  • Pat GibsonApril 9, 2010 - 6:08 am

    I think Ikea is my favorite store too – I have never been to one, but so many here think it’s a place they could spend a week in – sounds like a good thing! Seriously, when there are stamping/scrapping conventions within a four hour radius a group of my equally crazy girlfriends get together and make a day (or two) of it. What more fun shopping could a girl ask for!

    Thanks for all of your inspiration Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Chris BakerApril 9, 2010 - 6:14 am

    Hi Becca,
    I listed something every day now so I’ve ran out of places I love to shop. I guess that makes me boring. My husbands probably happy though.
    Keep up the great job!ReplyCancel

  • JudieApril 9, 2010 - 6:34 am

    Good morning Becca,
    Hopefully the knee is getting better.
    My favorite place for card stock is Hollo’s in Brunswick, OH. Several ladies from our church make a day of it and drive about 3 hours, shop and eat out! Hollo’s sells card stock by the pound, any color you would ever want. A very fun place to go.
    Thanks again for a chance to win wonderful Blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Linda StandartApril 9, 2010 - 6:36 am

    I hope your knee is feeling better by now. If not, it would be wise to see a doctor in case you did more damage than you realize. It is also a good idea to be very kind to it for a good while yet.
    Another of my favorite stores isn’t really a store. It’s a vending spot on the shopping mall in Greenville SC. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. They are SOOoooo good. I hate to eat just one, but I limit myself to no more that one a week as a special treat.
    Linda in SCReplyCancel

  • PollyApril 9, 2010 - 6:37 am

    I went to one of my favorite new places yesterday. My sister and I drove to Stillwater MN (birthplace of MN) and shopped at Rose Mille…they have the most beautiful ribbon and embellishments, some items new and some vintage …I picked up ribbon, German scrap along with other goodies…Becca, as a ribbon lover you’d go crazy at this store.ReplyCancel

  • CheriApril 9, 2010 - 6:39 am

    Good morning~~
    What a beautiful day! I went to a women’s convention yesterday in Nashville, and afterwards my sister wanted to stop @ Jerry’s Artarama~~OK, that was a fun place to shop! There were so many Prismacolor pencils, it was making my eyes roll, LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Mary LukemanApril 9, 2010 - 6:48 am

    Thank you for the chance to win such great blog candy. One of my favorite stores is HomeSense. Besides everything for the home they have scrapbooking supplies at great prices.

  • Michelle HApril 9, 2010 - 6:50 am

    With the $ we’ve spent at Home Depot lately, you’d think it was my favorite place to shop!ReplyCancel

  • crystalApril 9, 2010 - 7:08 am

    I love to shop in quaint little shops whenever we are visiting a new town it is fun to check out the shops. It seems that lately most places have the big box stores that are all the same no matter where you are. It is a real treat to find a shop that is not a cookie cutter.ReplyCancel

  • Renee StephensApril 9, 2010 - 7:35 am

    Another favorite store to shop is any small mom and pop shops. They are always so cute and friendly. Love to support the locals whenever possible. Thanks again Becca.ReplyCancel

  • CharletteApril 9, 2010 - 7:38 am

    Shopping! Well one of my favorite things to do. Other than shopping for my stamping things on line Michaels is a fav. I love this store for all sorts of things but you cannot beat the discount coupons.ReplyCancel

  • carol bApril 9, 2010 - 7:47 am

    For things for the home, Home Goods is great – beautiful things and great prices, especially on items that have further reductions.
    carol b.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenApril 9, 2010 - 7:53 am

    Hi Becca –

    Another place I love to scour looking for neat things is the Dollar Store. Sometimes you find stamps, stickers, ribbons. They have inexpensive containers that can be turned into gifts, lots of great ideas for storage. Just walking around them is like hunting and finding buried treasure!

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Phyllis M.April 9, 2010 - 7:56 am

    Hope your knee is doing much better by now. Thanks for all your organizing tips too. Another fav place to shop is Walmart.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce MApril 9, 2010 - 8:32 am

    I love your storage tips. Thanks for sharing your ideasReplyCancel

  • HeyGirlyApril 9, 2010 - 8:37 am

    I too love to shop at IKEA. I can only get there once per year when I go home to California. The closest one to me here in the midwest is Minnesota and that’s 5 or 6 hours away. I rather go to California.

    I can spend the entire day daydreaming of ways to redecorate my home. The nice thing is that you can find some very reasonably price items in IKEA.

    JoAnn’s would be my favorite craft store. I like the variety and the sales.

    Best wishes on your speedy recovery!ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneApril 9, 2010 - 8:46 am

    Another day of entering hope you are doing well.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie GApril 9, 2010 - 8:49 am

    One of my favorite stores is CraftMania. It has some unusual items I can’t find at Michaels and ACMoore.ReplyCancel

  • CharmaineApril 9, 2010 - 8:50 am

    I love to shop at Target…they have so much great stuff there!


  • JudyApril 9, 2010 - 9:06 am

    It’s always a treat to browse in both of our local quilt shops. Gorgeous fabrics and wonderful patterns for small projects as well as full size quilts!ReplyCancel

  • Becky BowmanApril 9, 2010 - 9:11 am

    The frost is on the tulips this am…. hopefully a bright and sunny day. As I look at the favorite stores others have written about, I can say I like to look through the clearance section at Walmart. I like to go to JoAnn’s Fabric armed with coupons!

    Becca hope your knee is recovering, because spring is here….ReplyCancel

  • cyga4April 9, 2010 - 9:19 am

    my favorite shop is craft4you.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Cyndee ScholetApril 9, 2010 - 9:33 am

    I fell in love with the online store Heartfelt Creations when I saw them at StampFest. I love how their flower stamps coordinate with the Spellbinders flower nestabilities. They have a lot of cute samples on their blog (and at their booth for the show).ReplyCancel

  • AnneApril 9, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Hi Becca

    Hope the knee is improving!

    Thanks again for an opportunity to win blog candy. You have the spirit of generosity :o)

    Another store I love is The Paper Mill Shop in the UK which has walls of card and paper (A4 and A5 size) and where you can fill a box with whatever takes your fancy, for a fixed price. But I never keep to just one box……

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • SallyApril 9, 2010 - 9:56 am

    Oooh some of these shops sound so awesome!!! I love shopping the shops on line for unique tools, gadgets!! There is also a little shop here in St. Charles, MO called Rock,Paper, Scissors which is very cool!!ReplyCancel

  • RhondaApril 9, 2010 - 10:17 am

    I love to shop at Pride and Country which is a country store with lots of goodies! It has a caboose ice cream shop with a small diner and such. IT’s a great place with great prices here in Michigan’s Thumb.ReplyCancel

  • CYNTHIA BEYNONApril 9, 2010 - 10:22 am


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  • Chris R.April 9, 2010 - 10:43 am

    Other than the paper crafting stores I mentioned in my previous posts, there is a local quilt shop that I like called “The Pine Needle”. They have fabulous fabrics and great classes.
    I hope your knee is on the mend.ReplyCancel

  • Jean McGeeApril 9, 2010 - 11:08 am


    I hope you are having as much fun as I am in reading alllllllll of the entries. I have gotten sooooooooo many names of different stores that I would like to visit – even on line stores. Although I spend enough time/money in the stores I have already mentioned :).

    I have enjoyed seeing and reading your organization ideas and seeing the pics has helped a lot. Before even getting on this thing today I went to my “studio” and organized my designer papers WOW ! ! !

    I live with a lot of back pain so I reeeeeeeeeealy enjoy going to your site every day and just “visiting” you. I soooooo enjoy your cards -ooooooo to make bows like you WOW!!!! You have often inspired me to just forget the pain and make a card or try a new technique. Thank you soooooo much for alllll of your ideas and tutorials and thank you for your generosity in sharing your talent.

    I almost forgot about the only stamp store I have found since moving to Iowa is in LaCrosse, WI and that is Stamp n’ Hand. Margie has been so helpful (especially in helping me spend my money -always showing me the latest :) )


  • CarolApril 9, 2010 - 11:17 am

    Good morning, Becca. I keep checking back to see if your knee is doing better…? And I keep commenting to stay in the running for your lovely blog candy. But I will be glad when you are healed up enough to start posting cards again as I love your creations and look forward to seeing them. Seeing something beautiful is always a great way to start a day! :)ReplyCancel

  • Yo GlennApril 9, 2010 - 11:19 am

    With the warm weather coming up, I love to hit yard sales to find great bargains on items that I can alter using my craft supplies. In the past, I have also found brand new items for crazy low prices. You know that old saying about “another man’s junk.”ReplyCancel

  • l hamonApril 9, 2010 - 11:25 am

    Another day here in beautiful Arizona, hope your knee is getting much better…still trying for this wonderful candy…Trying to find the cases you’ve used for your dies…thanks again LynnReplyCancel

  • Diana BrownApril 9, 2010 - 11:41 am

    We llike to go to Loew’s garden department and look at all the flowers and plants.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasuresApril 9, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    I’ve been commenting on Woodman’s my favorite In LaCrosse, Wis but it really is in Onalaska. Looked it up on my Search Engine and is an employee owned store since 1918. In Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Not much of a shopper but If I’m having a series of bad news days, I might just get in my car and travel to CLear Lake, Ia about 30 minutes away and enjoy the “Old Fashioned” stores. Similar to Ben Franklin, Small Antique Shops, unique little food specialties shops, an awesome flower shop and gather ideas to get my mind refreshed and my spirits uplifted. It usually works. And being a “By the Lake” town, there is always weekends at the park with great celebrations. Art Fairs, Feb. Kite Flying, Xmas Parade, Old Boat Shows, Food Fairs, Antiques in the Park, Summer Music in the Park nights and a huge 4th of July celebration. It is also home of the Surf Ballroom and the BIG BUDDY HOLLY WEEKEND in Feb. Pretty thankful I am from the Midwest.ReplyCancel

  • Carole (FibreJunky)April 9, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Becca!! You’ve gotta be careful! Funny think about resting like that. When I have to sit on the sofa or the rocking chair for my back, half the time I end up sound asleep. I do get a lot of reading done, though, but not much else.

    Online store…Limelight! I love Mandy, the owner.

    Thanks for the chance to win and I really hope your knee feels better soon!!ReplyCancel

  • EarlineApril 9, 2010 - 12:51 pm

    Oh wow there are quite a bit. But I would say Our Daily Bread am on line site. I have gotten some stamps from them they are one of the wonderful site to go to the staff is sweet also. This site has some wonderful talent women who show off there stamps with the cards making gifts. They stay up to date with items that is new on the market love them.ReplyCancel

  • DebraKApril 9, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    If I am in the mood for clothes shopping, my favs would be: Macy’s, Beall’s, and TJMaxx, although I’m not much for spending a lot of time out shopping. I like Home Goods for unique home items. I get excited when I find a new store that sells crafty things that are out of the ordinary. There is a very cool place called Sarasota Stamps that doesn’t advertise online, they don’t have a store front, and you will only find them at craft fairs. They have awesome, low cost stamps, of which, some are very close to the PSX styles and patterns. If you send them $5 they will send you a catalog (which I keep forgetting to do). Thanks again for yet one more op to win goodies–and Happy HAPPY Friday!!! We are off to Savannah next week for my birthday–anybody that knows of cool craft places to visit there, please post the names…thanks!ReplyCancel

  • carolyn JApril 9, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    My favorite store for the moment is Hobby Lobby. Close runner up is Archivers. Anything that can help me with my scrapbooking.ReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonApril 9, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    Okay in list of faves cannot leave out shopping on line! I just discovered this a few months ago and it’s deadly. I had been buying from Sierra Ent as they had my favorite line of stamps at the time, but the other world hadn’t been revealed to me yet. Then you introduced me to Our Daily Bread and Quietfire Designs. I bought all my Christmas presents for my stamping friends there and I was hooked. Have to remember my budget cause it’s so easy to want it all. Hope you’re improving every day.ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoApril 9, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    Boo hoo… I had to be out of town all day yesterday so didn’t get to the computer to enter for the blog candy But, anyway… happy to be here today to get another chance. So for another favorite store, I’d have to say JoAnn’s Fabric and Craft Store. I don’t shop there as much as I used to since they play games with their coupons, but I do still shop there when they have a good sale or when coupons are actually usable.ReplyCancel

  • patriciacc123April 9, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    Hi Becca, Hope you are out dancing somewhere. Miss the beauty you give to a part of my day with your creations. Selfish of me I know.

    Thanks for all the times you shared a part of yourself with us, PattyC.ReplyCancel

  • Janet L.April 9, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    I’m here again with another comment. I’ve only been to IKEA once, in the Dallas are and really loved it!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BApril 9, 2010 - 2:35 pm

    Another store that I love is Woodman’s…..Not too far from my house and has good prices on what I buy most including home canned pie cherries! I hate cherry pie with all that gooey stuff that comes in the pie filling. This makes pies that my Mom and Aunts used to make! Ummm!ReplyCancel

  • Val WApril 9, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Happy Friday! I’m done with work for the week! WooHoo!
    I’ve only been to Gina K’s store in McFarland a couple of times, but it’s awesome! There are tons of cards made and on display to inspire you while you shop. I’d try to go more often, but it’s an hour away, and their store hours and my work schedule do not mix. The few times I’ve been there though, I spent so much time looking at everything.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna CollinsApril 9, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    Hope all is getting better with your knee. I really miss your beautiful cards and your comments. You are without a doubt, my favorite card maker and I visit your blog every day. I guess that some of the other stores I like to visit is Costco, Lowe’s, Office Depot, etc. But my favorite shopping is ANYWHERE I can buy tools and papers to fill my scrapping room.ReplyCancel

  • VikiApril 9, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    Time for another fav store. Hehehe. Lets see, another favorite online store is CutatHome. She has good prices on the dies she sells and if you sign up for her VIP you will get a code every month to take 40% off on one item. That is how I got my Nested circles set and the other full sets. Cant beat that!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy BApril 9, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    I love to go to Sam’s club about once a month. I just wish they carried more supplies and goodies for us crafters.
    I enjoyed seeing all of your organization tips.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne PhelpsApril 9, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    I’m an Ikea fan too! LOVE that store. And you never need to leave–there are beds and really good food! Love their restaurant!ReplyCancel

  • Mary L.April 9, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    I like the paint chip department of any store that carries paint.
    Those colorful little chips are fun to use.ReplyCancel

  • SherylHApril 9, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    After thinking about it for a couple of days, I can’t seem to think of any stores that I where I really like to “shop” other than stamping/scrapbooking/craft stores. I really have to be in the right frame of mind to go clothes shopping and usually leave it as long as possible until I “need” to get something. I remember a quote from when I first started rubber stamping — something to the effect that a shopping for stamps and supplies was so much easier than clothes shopping because they always came in the right size and color and always fit.ReplyCancel

  • Maria L. (Canada)April 9, 2010 - 3:55 pm

    Your knee feeling better today??…..hope so!

    Another stores that I like a lot are Home depot , Rona and Canadian Tire.

    I was going to Canadian tire today, but it is snowing a bit, so I decided to stay home, make a hot cocoa and create a card.
    Have a nice evening!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaApril 9, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    Chapters is another store I could spend hours in. Love reading, even though I don’t have nearly enough time to read all I would want to read – think we need 36 hours in a day LOL!ReplyCancel

  • sallieApril 9, 2010 - 4:25 pm

    I am not a big shopper but, take me to any bookstore. Plant me in the self help or DIY section and I am content for a little while.ReplyCancel

  • christiApril 9, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    s h o p p i n g!, ahh, does the heart good. online i love to shop all of the scrapbooking card making accesories. like sei,kellers etc.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon BaderApril 9, 2010 - 4:55 pm

    i like Michaels as a store and love Crafty Secrets as an online store. I always do Michaels and A.C. Moore’s coupons…..can’t waste any money!!ReplyCancel

  • juli chauApril 9, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    sorry to hear about your bum knee =(

    i love the online stores that have a deal- a day..
    eg.. crop chocolate, peachy cheap and crafty steals!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieApril 9, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    I also like Scrapy Land for an online store. I met one of their people, Susan, at a scrapbooking convention. Super funny and I really enjoyed her class.ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.April 9, 2010 - 5:13 pm

    Glad your knee is feeling better! Since I have to go to the city for “big” stores, after Hobby Lobby and Michaels, I like to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond-a little something for everyone~!!ReplyCancel

  • BrendaApril 9, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    I just love consignment stores, our nearby town has a large one called “stuff”. You just never know what you will find, including craft supplies. I have found lots of stamps. Love your website, sorry you are out of commision!ReplyCancel

  • janeyApril 9, 2010 - 5:16 pm

    Ah, Friday. Still have 5 workdays until the 15th, so I need to stay focused, however, I am planning some ‘fun’ time after the deadline. I love Barnes and Nobles and could spend hours reading and looking at the cookbooks, travel books, and magazines. I usually find my stamping magazines there, so that is a bonus.

    I’m going to check out the online stores that others have listed. What fun to share all these delightful places!ReplyCancel

  • Pam (PeeJay)April 9, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Oh my! Lost some days methinks – *lol*
    Fave stores? 2 down and now finding it difficult as don’t do shopping! Non-craft has to be Wilkinsons. Not an international brand but it’s quite well known in the UK. It’s a ‘bit of everything’ store selling at discounted prices. I’ve bought a lot of my craft storage there … see, craft even comes into shopping that’s not really craft *LOL*
    Glad to hear your knee is getting better.ReplyCancel

  • JorieApril 9, 2010 - 5:21 pm

    Your blog is so very inspirational, thanks for all your effort! My favorite crafts store is Hobby Lobby, favorite online store for copic markers is oozak, another online is Cut at Home ( they have a great monthly coupon), and my fav products are Stampin’ Up. We all love blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeeApril 9, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    WOW! Another favorite place is JoAnn’s. I love having one of their coupons and the anticipation of finding the perfect thing that I want to spend it on. Of course, when I leave the store, I have spent it on too many things. Thanks again for letting me leave another one which is the winner of the blog candy.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CAReplyCancel

  • ChristineZApril 9, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    Okay, Becca, I sure hope your knee is well and you are ‘twinkle-toeing’ all over the place! Still love IKEA and the LSS in Farmington, Michigan named Scrapbook Zone. Awesome store!ReplyCancel

  • TinaHApril 9, 2010 - 5:25 pm

    How can I be a stamper not enjoy going to Michael’s? I wish the ones we were able to get to were as large as some of the stores I have heard about, but am thrilled when I am able to browse inside Michael’s. Thanks for another chance to win your fabulous blog candy and for your great site, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • TeresaApril 9, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    Pretty in pink it is so romantic.ReplyCancel

  • Shawn K.April 9, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    Love this card! Just so sweet looking.

    Shawn K.ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuApril 9, 2010 - 5:30 pm

    My favorite papercrafting stores have to be Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Weekly visits, at least to one! I keep thinking I “save” so much because of coupons, but then I probably buy so much if there were no coupons. LOL!ReplyCancel

  • LaureenApril 9, 2010 - 5:36 pm

    I’m glad to hear you are feeling better Becca. I got to your sight so I thought I would leave another message, if I win I won’t be able to go to your blog and see because we will have to take our computer to our computer Dr. tomorrow morning. I will miss checking out your blog for I don’t know how many days! I actually shop on your blog and go to Stamp-ede where I work and ask for the item to be ordered if we don’t have it. What better way to shop. Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweApril 9, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    When I’m able to get across the border into the US, I’ve been able to go to several of the well-known crafting chains, and only recently found a Hobby Lobby, before that I’d have to say that Joanne Fabric has been the one I’ve done the best from the three main stores, I’m always thrilled to have a coupon especially a 50% one that can be used there. The next time I’m in the Buffalo area, I’d like to find and visit Buffalo Stamps Company, for I met an enthusiastic stamper while I was in Michael’s who said it was an amazing store (it was on a saturday and that store was already closed), so I look forward to checking it out.

    Thank you for giving us this opportunity for the great blog candy, Becca, and I hope that your knee continues to recover. You make such beautiful cards and I thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us. They’re amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyApril 9, 2010 - 5:47 pm

    I have found recently that JoAnns is now carrying Spellbinders in their store in Tulsa. Was happy to see the small collection but if there is the demand they may start carrying more variety. So I guess I would say that JoAnns is the next best place I like to shop. Oh yes, they have all those wonderful 40% and 50% coupons. Yeah!!ReplyCancel

  • mary stuartApril 9, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    Your card is so beautiful!
    taking a life of its own – its awesome!
    so glad to hear your knee is better!
    look – you’re almost at 1,000!! Yowzer!
    another place to shop – Home Depot! Love looking at the new kitchens and dream! i also enjoy checking out the paint chips, plants, light fixtures, geeze everything!
    thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene LApril 9, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    OMG I am so red in the face. If you read my comments you think I must really be out there–I miss read about the comments and thought it said story instead of store. I am not a blonde–LOL. I love going to the Home Good Store that is owned by TJ Max–so full of fun goodies and discoveries. Unfortunately it is a long way from being local. Just means a long road trip.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine KlannApril 9, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    Your card today, April 9th, is so beautiful, delicate looking. Thanks for the inspiration. Shopping at a craft store is the best. You can dream, even create in your mind what you will do with the stamp or punch. We do not have a lot of craft stores here in Winnipeg. So Michael’s is the store of choice. I love it when I have a 50% coupon. Hope to win the blog candy. Thank you for the opportunity to post and have a chance to win.

  • Linda GApril 9, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    I wish there were an Archivers closer to us! The closest is 3 hours away, so I just go to Michaels, Hobby Lobby and our local store, Scrapbook Garden.ReplyCancel

  • SuziApril 9, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    I love Beverly’s, a CA chain fabric and craft store, for a little wider variety than Michaels. They only have a coupon once a month, but I’m always ready for it! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Jo4HimApril 9, 2010 - 6:05 pm

    Hi Becca, praying your knee is better. Another fav store is A C Moore; unfortuntately, the closest one is 1 1/2 hours away. Beautiful card today; thanks for offering the blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth LincolnApril 9, 2010 - 6:06 pm

    We must live quite close (Vancouver) as our azaleas are in bloom also, and the rhodos are out quite spectacular. This is probably weird but I could spend hours in Home Depot. They have all kinds of neat hardware stuff I always end up buying for card making. I also like any bookstore. Hope the knee heals quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn BoisvertApril 9, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    Another of my favorite stores is Havemans Hardware with a rubber & acrylic stamps and scrapbooking section in Fremont Michigan.
    Another store that asks us what we want and tries hard to make sure we are happy. Make and takes and demos plus lots more. And a hardware store also. As a crafter I love hardware stores can always find something that I can use with my crafting projects. Very helpful and friendly and keep us informed about new stuff by email.
    Sure hope your feeling better.

  • Pat JandacekApril 9, 2010 - 6:09 pm

    I’m glad to read your knee is almost ‘there.’ And your card today (Friday) is most beautiful…the color is really ‘lush.’ Thanks for another go at the candy drawing. I have my fingers crossed that one of my entries will be chosen. After all, there’s not much competition – HAH!ReplyCancel

  • BrendaApril 9, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    Scrapbook Warehouse-friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff.
    Thanks for another chance.
    Lovely card, as usual, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Jan JacguotApril 9, 2010 - 6:24 pm

    Knee surgery this morning for tear in meniscus muscle on left knee, that sounds like your pain. (Have been trying to ignor the pain since October of last year) On Rest with my leg elivated so there is no crafting, but I had to check out your card for today. Perfect, as I need three graduation cards this month.
    My favorite store in Kirkwood, MO is Checked Cottage. Lots of great scrapbooking stuff, but especially because the ladies are all so helpful and always have ideas to share. Sometimes I buy something, just cause they are so nice-like a pretty piece of ribbon that was way too expensive. Still haven’t used it though.ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaApril 9, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    Another fav store of mine is Spellbinder’s on line, of course. Love, love, love the nestabilities and other die templates. Thanks again Becca, for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila BartlettApril 9, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    Hi Becca well how is your knee? I do hope that this week has helped it mend.
    I also shop on line, due to the lack of stores in my world here in small town Canada. And I figure that the shipping would be gas costs & you get exactly what you want. I have gone shopping with money before to buy something I wanted & got to the store & they didn’t have it, or even know what I was talking about, how depressing.
    Thanks again for the opportunity for the blog giveaway. You blog is fabulous & your art work to die for, even without the candi!
    Please continue to keep us motivated & enthused.
    Thanks SheilaReplyCancel

  • Kay G.April 9, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    Hi Becca, glad your knee is better. Joann’s is another store because they now carry Spellbinders. I hope their selection gets bigger. Thanks again for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Mary GuikemaApril 9, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    I didn’t know JoAnn’s carried Spellbinders. Since I’ve been visiting this blog I realize I can’t live without a ton of Spellbinders. The 40% off coupons will be a huge help. I can hit JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby! WOW! Hope your knee continues to heal.ReplyCancel

  • kathy sApril 9, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    Another shop I adore is Freedom furniture- they have all kinds of home accessories at reasonable prices so you can keep up with the trends if you really want to but they also have great bargains to just add a bit of now to your life.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa PApril 9, 2010 - 7:14 pm

    Ok I named local craft stores already. So now I pick Walmart! Craft items and storage stuff all under one roof.

    I am glad to hear your knee is feeling better. Thanks again on a chance to win wonderful blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergApril 9, 2010 - 7:19 pm

    So glad to hear your knee is better and so glad you have time to inspire us all with your beautiful cards !! This one is beyond gorgeous — wouldn’t you like to take a trip to Florida to rest your knee in the sun?? and have a class?? in your spare time???We would LOVE to have you hereReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenApril 9, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    Glad your knee is feeling better and love the most recent card. My next favorite place to shop is God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RApril 9, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    Hello Becca
    I am back to visit and share another of my stores for shopping. I love to shop at AdditionElle for my clothes. I am a larger size woman and their selections keep my young, vibrant and trendy! I feel like such a girly girl when I go in there and do some serious shopping! Thanks again Becca for sharing your beautiful talents and being so generous by offering us a chance to win some awesome blog candy!! If I win I will certainly let all my blog followers know about your site here and everything that you give the world. YOU, are a beautiful person! A humble Canadian thank you….kathyReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 9, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Back again. hoping to win. Shoe stores capture meReplyCancel

  • Debbi ClouserApril 9, 2010 - 7:44 pm

    I’ve learned about a lot of great stores in these posts! My favorite place to shop is definitely a craft store and I like the ones where there are bargain bins, like Michael’s. Also like to shop sales online. There are some fabulous deals to be had if you know where to look. sometimes has a great sale.ReplyCancel

  • BenitaApril 9, 2010 - 7:53 pm

    I added a few new stores to my list for spping thnks for such agreat question. Love the art work ideas here too!ReplyCancel

  • MissGApril 9, 2010 - 7:59 pm

    Hello Becca

    I am glad to here your knee is getting better. I have been back to Michaels’ The one thing I needed for a class I didn’t have. Imagine that! But tomorrow I am walking in a Cancer walk, so I have to go look for paper to fit the event, any excuse to shop for more paper will do (LOL)ReplyCancel

  • Donna G.April 9, 2010 - 8:06 pm

    I’m back again. Another one of my favorite stores is Kohls. I especially like to shop there when I receive their 15, 20 or 30% off coupons in the mail. I did most of my Christmas shopping there this past December!ReplyCancel

  • TeresaCApril 9, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    I love to shop at JoAnns, both the store and online. Hope you are still enjoying those yellow roses!ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 9, 2010 - 8:17 pm

    Glad to hear your knee is improving! Tall Mouse is a fabulous store that used to be my favorite place to shop but since we moved it is an hour and a half away so I rarely get there. It is a huge store with amazing selection of crafting things and I really miss it.ReplyCancel

  • Billie AApril 9, 2010 - 8:22 pm

    Ok another favorite store is Big Lots, they have some craft items that are cheaper but still good quality, they have quite a variety of other items that are good buys.. Just depends what you are looking for.ReplyCancel

  • sallieApril 9, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    I found this really neat downtown. If you ever have a chance shop in Boston, GA. They have an art studio, an antique store, drugstore, fabric shop and a really good barbeque place.ReplyCancel

  • AlmaApril 9, 2010 - 8:26 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    So glad your knee is getting better.
    You ladies are so lucky! I have never heard of most of the stores you are naming such as IKEA. We have Hobby Lobby and Michael’s but that is it. Use to have 5 local SB stores, but they have all closed. I love HL and the “M” store. I do a lot of shopping online since we do not have local SB stores.
    Hope you continue to improve.ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.April 9, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    So glad to read you knee is a bit better; hope it continues to heal. My hubby’s had both knees replaced, so we’ve “been there/done that”! He’s better than new now though!!! My FAV scrapbooking store of all here is Scrapbooks, Etc., owned by the wife of “Mr. Bazzill”, so it is as you might suspect full of all things paper crafty & AWESOME, including all Bazzill papers, of course!!! Guess it’s a good thing it’s an hour from where we now live, so I don’t get to go there often! When I absolutely have to have a particular product, I call ahead to make sure they have it first!ReplyCancel

  • Dana JoyApril 9, 2010 - 8:47 pm

    Every store is my favorite store. LOL Okay, if I have to name one it would probably be Home Goods. I don’t have one locally but when I go to Jacksonville, FL I’m all over that store. Great home items for awesome prices. Then next it would be Joann’s. We will be getting one about 20 minutes away and I can’t wait. My husband just sits in the car and waits for me. He thinks I go crazy in that store. LOLReplyCancel

  • Pastor CherieApril 9, 2010 - 8:47 pm

    I enjoy looking around the Club Wharehouse stores. I always look forward to seeing your daily ideas and projects.ReplyCancel

  • RufusApril 9, 2010 - 8:52 pm

    I also like to look in on our local Thrift and Church stores. Never know what you’re going to find and the money goes to a good cause.

  • Linda C.April 9, 2010 - 8:52 pm

    Tuesday MorningsReplyCancel

  • BettyApril 9, 2010 - 8:54 pm

    Hi Becca! Another favorite store of mine is Costco. It’s always fun to browse and see what’s new there. Of course, I always end up buying something. Thanks again for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • PatMApril 9, 2010 - 8:57 pm

    WhooooHoooo…love to shop! One of my favs is JoAnn’s because they offer coupons and great selections on all crafting supplies. However, I don’t know what’s up, but the one near us just divided the store in half and rumors are that they are discontinuing the craft dept. YIKES!!! I hope that’s not true, but the sewing and material dept has about taken over the entire store space.

    I know it’s difficult for the small craft/scrapbooking budinesses to stay open, but I love to support them! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win some goodies.ReplyCancel

  • Donna RinckelApril 9, 2010 - 9:07 pm

    My favorite brick & mortar would be Hobby Lobby. They sell Spellbinder and Copics. Two things that Michaels doesn’t sell. And of course I don’t buy unless it’s at least 40% off which is what their coupon usually is. Thanks for the chance to win all those marvelous goodies!ReplyCancel

  • Betty MooreApril 9, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    Hello again Becca, hope you’re doing better tonight. I ended up at Michael’s which is the closest craft store to where I live. Therefore it’s among my favorite. I actually found everything that I was looking for today. I didn’t buy much only some UTEE, Melting Pot and a couple of MS punches.
    I have to thank you for sharing your wonderful projects. I plan to use some of your wonderful ideas on some future projects. Thanks again

  • COLLEENApril 9, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    wow its iday already I need to go to tim holtz blog ang go shopping 911 i need all his new things

    take careReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezApril 9, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    Another store I’m beginning to favor is Target, since Wal-mart did all their remodeling last year. There are a number of items I used to buy there that they don’t carry anymore. They have less variety in their stores now, so I had to find a similar store for those many items. Their prices are close to Wal-marts, and they even carry some paper crafting items now, which I’ve been able to find on clearance recently.ReplyCancel

  • HollyApril 9, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    I think my favourite store would be Home Sense. They always have such unique items and their prices are really reasonable. I have heard great things about IKEA but believe it or not I’ve never been to one. Maybe one day I’ll make it and then maybe it will become my favourite store also.ReplyCancel

  • PatiApril 9, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    When I travel I love visiting the local stamp stores, and those not so local, within a few hours drive from whereever I’m staying. It’s neat to meet the owners, see their tastes in stamps and tools, what they have to offer : ) If they produce their own stamps, that’s an added bonus, adding to the variety of stamps offered.ReplyCancel

  • Barbie D.April 9, 2010 - 10:11 pm

    I’m back for another chance and another favorite on-line store is Cut at Home which offers a 40% off coupon each month. I usually purchase Spellbinder dies but there are so many that I’d love to have that I just look and wish a lot. Thank you for a wonderful blog with so many awesome cards and for always explaining exactly how you created them.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FApril 9, 2010 - 10:16 pm

    Glad your knee is better. It is hard when the body gets older.
    Craft stores are my favorite kind of stores. Any craft store will do
    at that moment.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Carol FReplyCancel

  • Mary KApril 9, 2010 - 10:17 pm

    My favorite store today was Michaels. I just can’t resist the coupon and the opportunity to add another MS punch to my collection.


  • Mary L.April 9, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    I also like WALL Paper stores. Where I go they sell their out dated sample books for a dollar. They are just full of beautiful “Designer” paper.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda WhiteApril 9, 2010 - 10:42 pm

    Absolutely NOBODY finds as many different uses and combinations for the Spellbinders as you do Becca! And since collecting Spellbinders quickly becomes an $investment$ you want to get all you can from them.

    Can’t wait for my birthday (coming sooon) when I know I’m getting more Spellbinders from my favorite on line source,


  • Jenny BatchelorApril 9, 2010 - 11:04 pm

    I would dearly love to see this shop called “Michaels”. We do not have it here in Australia but it sounds awesome – let alone the fact they give out coupons and you can get a bargain! We all love a bargain! I must confess that other than papercraft things (and you can never have enough of those!), I love clothes!!!! I have to drag myself out of clothing shops sometimes before I give in and buy stuff. It’s all beautiful and I like to buy things, but I don’t always need it!
    Thanks Becca for the inspirational cards you put together. I love logging onto your website nearly every day to see what new treasure you have created for us. You are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • ~Carolyn MillerApril 9, 2010 - 11:23 pm

    Hi again Becca, another of my favorite stores is Lewis and Sheron Textile Company in Atlanta. It’s a warehouse full of designer fabric bolts for home decor. I love walking through the rows and rows and rows of fabric; studying the colors, designs, and textures and imagining how I would love to coordinate and use them. Kind of goofy … but, oh well … can’t help it!
    ~Carolyn MillerReplyCancel

  • SparklesApril 9, 2010 - 11:44 pm

    I have to admit I am a Costco fan – it takes great discipline to come out of there without buying more than I went in there for. They have such interesting things that I don’t find anywhere else.ReplyCancel

  • Donna G.April 10, 2010 - 1:12 am

    I’d have to say Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann’s, and Dollar Tree are my favorite stores. I love, love, love to shop for craft supplies, but I’m guilty of hording it (especially dp) and buying more stuff before I’ve used anything from my last purchase! I am totally in awe and amazed at the projects you create. I’d love to peek inside your mind to see how you get started!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja SApril 10, 2010 - 2:08 am

    One last tryp from me. I visited an art shop in Adelaide in South Aust this morning. IT has canvases, paints etc., and mostly stocks inexpensive stuff. So I picked up some paper flowers that I had been loooking for everywhere! It’s a great shop because it is not to expensive!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieApril 10, 2010 - 5:26 am

    Another favorite of mine is Michael’s. Love the coupons and their dollor bins.ReplyCancel

  • TrishApril 10, 2010 - 5:41 am

    Hi Becca, Hope your knee is responding to the rest and feeling much better now. We don’t have Michaels or Hobby Lobby in Northern Ireland (unfortunately as they sound amazing!) I do all my shopping online these days as I’m housebound.
    Many many thanks for the opportunity to win all the gorgeous goodies and for your generousity.
    Trish xReplyCancel

  • Debra Johnson-KingApril 10, 2010 - 5:42 am

    This is beautiful stuff. Thanks for making it available to some lucky person. Your work is so beautiful. Oh to have your talent!ReplyCancel

  • PollyApril 10, 2010 - 5:43 am

    I haven’t done a lot of sewing lately but when I feel in the mood I have a favorite fabric’s called Treadle Yard Goods and it happens to be right in my neighborhood in St. Paul. They have the most beautiful cottons and wools…silks even though I’d be afraid to make something out of those. I know I can find wool felt squares there in tons of colors..I recently made some owls using those colorful that store!ReplyCancel

  • Mary GuikemaApril 10, 2010 - 5:51 am

    Hi Becca,
    I hope your knee is feeling better today. I checked out the Spellbinders at Joann’s and learned that they have a fairly good selection. That may become one of my favorite stores. Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • PippaApril 10, 2010 - 5:52 am

    Hei Becca!

    Sinulla on aivan uskomattoman ihania töitä meidän muiden ihasteltavana.
    Olisipa itsellänikin edes hitunen sinun taitojasi.
    Kiitos, kun saamme vierailla blogissasi.ReplyCancel

  • AnneApril 10, 2010 - 6:01 am

    Hi Becca

    Glad to hear that your knee has improved somewhat. Hope it won’t be long before it’s as right as ninepence!

    Another store I love in the UK is TKMAXX (I think TJMAXX in the US…?) as I’ve bought some wonderful bargains there and it sells such a wide range of items. I noticed that they have even started selling a few crafting items….

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • Evie ShambleyApril 10, 2010 - 6:42 am

    Hi Becca,

    Didn’t get to sign in yesterday–busy, busy–worked at job & then worked last night & today & tonight helping with a fundraiser for a couple in our area with medical expenses.

    I love your card this a.m.–it is beautiful as always. I’m glad that your knee is feeling much better and pray that it will continue to heal. I guess JoAnn’s & AC Moore would be my other stores, but we still are about an hour away from them. The closet craft store that we have is Walmart and they are very limited, so rarely ever find anything. Thanks again for the chance to win. Have a blessed day!ReplyCancel

  • SandiApril 10, 2010 - 6:49 am

    Nothing I love browsing in more than a craft store-Michael’s, Ac Moore, or my LSS-love them all.ReplyCancel

  • carol b.April 10, 2010 - 6:51 am

    I love local stamp stores because you are able to find things that the chain stores don’t carry, not to mention all the great ideas that they have, along with wonderful classes. Unfortunetly, our little store closed last summer, the owner was just burned out. I do try to seek out small store when we travel.
    carol b.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy GreenApril 10, 2010 - 7:01 am

    I’d have to say that Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite stores. JoAnn’s and Michael’s are fun, too.ReplyCancel

  • patriciacc123April 10, 2010 - 7:05 am

    Hi Becca, I see a lot of people say Hobby Lobby is there favorite place to shop. I don’t think there are any around here. So I am off to look on the internet and see all about them.

    Thanks for your generous candy offerings, PattyC.ReplyCancel

  • Linda StandartApril 10, 2010 - 7:19 am

    I was raised eating farm-fresh food that was raised by what we now call ‘organic’ and sustainable methods. So finding sources of good produce and free-range meat , dairy and eggs is important to me. Whole foods opened a market in our area a few years ago and we have a southern chain, Fresh Market, that specializes in this kind of food. I LOVE those stores. The quality of the products they sell is outstanding. It’s an adventure shopping in these stores because they carry things that none of the big chains have even heard of. They also do a very large portion of their business with local and regional producers. In summer, they have organic heirloom tomatoes and peaches from farmers in my local county and township. How can you get better than that? Customers support the local agricultural community and get really fresh, quality food.
    Linda in SCReplyCancel

  • AprilApril 10, 2010 - 7:27 am

    I just got to another of my favorite store yesterday – Michaels! 50% off coupons are great!!ReplyCancel

  • JudyApril 10, 2010 - 7:28 am

    Tuesday Morning is another of my favorite places to shop. Just never know what you’ll find there!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi MansionApril 10, 2010 - 7:32 am

    Hi Becca!
    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win!
    My favorite place to shop is my local scrapbooking store….The Scrapbook Junkie in Webster, Texas. I am also a huge fan of two on-line stores
    A Million Little Things and A Million Memories. I am not a big mall shopper so on-line and small retail stores are my favorites.
    I hope that your knee is feeling better! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. I love your work!

  • DarsiApril 10, 2010 - 7:32 am

    Hello Becca! Your pink card is simply stunning! Thanks for all your beautiful inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Diana BrownApril 10, 2010 - 7:33 am

    I enjoy going to Hobby Lobby. They have a lot of nice things for the house, as well as the craft supplies.ReplyCancel

  • VikiApril 10, 2010 - 7:34 am

    Another favorite store would have to be Bonnies Best. She has always had the best in home industrial machines for home use, even before it was popular. She also aquired the famous Genisis trimmer. That is still on my wish list. SighReplyCancel

  • Mary LukemanApril 10, 2010 - 7:43 am

    I just love your work. It is the best I have seen! Thanks for the blog candy offer. I would love to win! One of my favorite stores is our local scrapbook store. I am like a kid again when I look around her store.

  • Marlene IacuzziApril 10, 2010 - 7:53 am

    Pink and white and ribbons–a little Princess of a card!. My wish list for Slpellbinders is forever growing because if your efforts, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 10, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Well, Becca, I’ve run out of favorite shopping places, but I love the card you posted today (Saturday)) and want to say “thank you” for the opportunityto win some blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal J.April 10, 2010 - 8:05 am

    Hi Becca,

    Hope you’re back in top shape very soon. I absolutely love your blog and visit it every day. Unfortuantely in the Bahamas we have VERY limited options in terms of scrapbooking supplies, so I do a whole lot of online shopping. However, I would have to say that ODBD online store is my favourite place to shop. Although I am the one paying for the merchandise, whenever I receive a shipment from ODBD the presentation of the package alone, makes me forget about the cost and actually makes me feel like I have received a gift!!!ReplyCancel

  • crystalApril 10, 2010 - 8:06 am

    Another place I love to shop is Homesense in Canada which I think is the same as Homegoods in the US. Sometimes they have great scrapbook items at prices much cheaper than Michaels.ReplyCancel

  • KarinaApril 10, 2010 - 8:08 am

    Nice to hear you had a wonderfull easter, me too. The store i love the most is our local teashop where i can buy tea ofcause, but allso the most delicius chokolate and i love chokolate. And when i go there , there is a really wonderfull smell in the store. I go there when i want to bee nice to my selv.

    Renne from DenmarkReplyCancel

  • CarolApril 10, 2010 - 8:13 am

    Becca, happy to read that your knee is feeling better. Continue to heal. And to create. Again,
    all I can say about your wonderful cards is:
    supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweApril 10, 2010 - 8:24 am

    Great news that your knee is continuing to improve, no fun to have to deal with an injury at any time.

    Your cards continue to amaze me, they’re just so lovely!

    Thank you for this wonderful chance to win some blog candy, I know that whoever wins will be trly blessed, and will be able to produce even more beautiful cards because of your kind gift. I look forward to hearing who that blessed person will be, and I’ll be happy for whoever it will be.

    Blessings to you and everyone who learns and enjoys your site as I do,

    In Christian love,ReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweApril 10, 2010 - 8:30 am

    Sorry, Becca!

    I just realized I didn’t mention another one of my favorite places to shop in my above comments, I’d have to say online that my favorites are Our Daily Bread Designs and Gina K Designs. Shopping online in Canada can be tricky, for many places charge huge shipping fees, but not these two companies, so if you’re canadian and you love to stamp, you’ll be pleased with what you find there (ODBD makes the most intricate and gorgeous cards, and you’ll love Stamp TV, Gina K’s educational site with weekly video tutorials on everything from beginning techniques to all kinds of short tutorials on a large variety of new ways to stamp and embellish your cards). I’ve always had GREAT customer service from both as well too. Check them out!

    Thanks again,


  • Pat GibsonApril 10, 2010 - 8:39 am

    Even though I try and go to my locally owned scrap/stamp stores – it’s hard to live without Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s. Coupons are a Wonderful Thing!ReplyCancel

  • TinaHApril 10, 2010 - 8:43 am

    Wow, for someone who considers herself a shopaholic, this has been more of a challenge than I expected! Seriously, though, I love buying from Scrap-Mart. They have a wonderful selection, which grows all the time, I appreciate their free shipping offers, and I have collected most all of my Spellbinders from them. They are great to talk with if you have any questions, their shipping is fast and their selection is great! Thank you for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • sallieApril 10, 2010 - 8:52 am

    I love the Dollar Tree, I like to get something odd and challenge myself to be creative with it.ReplyCancel

  • CharmaineApril 10, 2010 - 8:58 am is another great online place to shop…I got a pressure washer for my husband there :) I also LOVE Costco…there’s only two of us in the house…but it’s worth it to buy in bulk.


  • Becky BowmanApril 10, 2010 - 9:15 am

    Loved your card yesterday, the color plus white was awesome.

    Goodwill, believe it or not I can find things that I can repurpose into storage or a craft project somehow. I donate alot, in return I can find things to bring home find a place for themReplyCancel

  • Renee StephensApril 10, 2010 - 9:45 am

    Well here we go again. I really like to shop everywhere. I can always buy things wherever I am. Hope you are feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • itsnoelleApril 10, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Hope its not too late to add another store…IKEA is close by and I do love to shop there. When I go I have to ask questions of everything I put in my cart: Do I love it? Do I have anything similar? Will I use it? I like the last question best as I start to think about other uses than the original. Today’s a beautiful day. Maybe its an IKEA day.
    Maybe I will see you there, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FroehlichApril 10, 2010 - 9:51 am

    Found some great deals at the Salvation Army last week. They even had a white tag sale.

    Great card as Always!!

    Thanks Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Barbie D.April 10, 2010 - 9:56 am

    Another wonderful place to shop on-line for great stamps is Verve Stamps. Julie has such a wide variety of beautiful clear stamps. Thank you again for sharing your amazing talent with the rest of the stamping world. I enjoy visiting your blog daily. Blessings to you.ReplyCancel

  • Maria L. (Canada)April 10, 2010 - 10:04 am

    Hopefully your knee is 100% again.

    Another store that I love is ‘Home Sense’ …. lovely lovely stuff.
    Good luck to all.
    Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Yo GlennApril 10, 2010 - 10:30 am

    Again, this is not a store, but something my friends and I do about twice a year. Throughout the year, we gather items that we no longer need, have grown tired of, or couldn’t rememer the reason we bought it in the first place, and at a designated pot luck party, we bring our items together and do a big swap. The rules are that these items are new, nearly new, or in excellent condition and not needing repair. We have a fun time getting rid of things we want and acquiring new things without spending a penny. It is also a fun afternoon of eating and enjoying each other’s company. Everything that is not chosen goes to a local charity group. Glad to hear your knee is on the mend.ReplyCancel

  • JoiApril 10, 2010 - 10:40 am

    I love to folow your blog, but have not posted before. Today I was thrilled to see your idea for your die storage…..I love it. I’ve been wracking my brain trying to come up with an idea for my dies. This is super.

    Fav Store — The container Store (when I can get there I spend hours drooling over the just right container.)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SApril 10, 2010 - 10:51 am

    I have to say my favorite all around store is Hobby Lobby. I love that they are consistently giving out coupons that are totally usable. But lately the papercrafting specials at JoAnn Fabrics have been awesome…so they’re a close second.ReplyCancel

  • DottyApril 10, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Hi Becca!
    Glad your knee it doing better…. will another place I enjoy going is to the feed store… I know that sounds wierd but it must make me think of my childhood is all I can think of…. I LOVE the smell of all the fees and grains and touching the leather goods…. And of course I have to get something for the birds in the back yeard too….ReplyCancel

  • Janet L.April 10, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    One of my other favorite stores is Dollar General Store. They have quality products for great prices. We’re finally getting one in our town and I’m really ready and excited!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy AndersenApril 10, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    Your pink and white card is a gorgeous creation. Thanks for sharing your talent so regularly. I check your blog almost every day. My second favorite store after Smudges, which I mentioned in a previous post, is Anchor Paper in Plymouth, Mn. They not only have a wonderful supply of papers and envelopes but try to keep up with the latest trends in inks, stamps, embellishments, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Cyndee ScholetApril 10, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    I love I have bought most of my nestabilities there. Great prices, no shipping charges, great customer service!

    Thanks for the chance to win soem great blog candy!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce MApril 10, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    For an online store, I love to shop at Oh My Crafts. I’m a bargain shopper and every so often they items at super, super low prices. Makes me feel like I’m treating myself to somthing special without breaking the bank. I’ve had good luck thereReplyCancel

  • janeyApril 10, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    I have two stamp stores on my favorites list. They are both independent shops however, they both keep current ‘stuff’ on their shelves. One store – “Stamp-N-Toys” in North Webster, IN is a tiny little shop that houses toy cars, trucks, etc on one side (keep the husbands happy!) and stamps, papers, inks, and other stamping necessities on the other side…..delightful store and helpful owner.

    The other store is a little bit bigger, but devoted only to stamping. It’s called The Stamp Store and is in Portage, MI. The owner carries a wide assortment of stamps, papers, inks, and other needs for stampers. Both store offer classes.

    I do my civic duty to help stimulate the economy by shopping and buying in both of these shops.

    Thanks for letting us share our favorites, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • SherylHApril 10, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Glad to hear your knee is getting better. My all-time favorite stamp store (Western Educational Activities in Edmonton, Canada) closed last year and I still miss it and the wonderful people who worked there. I am starting to use scrapbooking stores more and finding that they are also appealing to the rubberstamper, in particular Urban Scrapbook and Treasured Memories. However I do find myself using online stores and ebay more often. Thanks for the blog candy entry — it was fun to skip through the comments and read about others’ favorite shopping — no way I could keep up with reading them all though!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaApril 10, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    I love to shop at one of our local Nurseries. So many fabulous plants, shrubs, trees and flowers to choose from for your garden it is mind boggling. Very helpful and informed staff to help you out with any questions you may have too. Thanks again for the chance to win :DReplyCancel

  • JudieApril 10, 2010 - 2:19 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I love craft shopping online. I love ribbon, embellishiments of all kinds, pretty paper, you name it and I like it. I don’t think I have a favorite place online, I love them all!
    Thanks for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • MissGApril 10, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    I love to shop where I can touch and see first hand I loves punches and I visit what ever store I find in my area and when I travel I look for different kinds of punches. I went to the Smokey Mountains and guess What I found a scrapbook outlet in the area.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa CApril 10, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    My favorite online store for buying stamps is .

    It has a lot of card verses and scripture stamps and you can’t beat the prices! I hope you are still enjoying your yellow roses, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret ThompsonApril 10, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    As a last chance to enter this contest for some wonderful goodies from Becca I have to say that my favorite store for shopping USED TO BE the home building type stores – Lowe’s, Home Depot etc. only because I wasn’t disabled at that time and was able to do many things around the house to make life comfortable with loads and loads of flowers, I have 150 something (lost count) different patented tea rose bushes in all kinds of pretty colors, vegetable plants, fruit trees and all those pretty things for the patio, the porch and of course the house!

    Good luck to all of us who entered the contest and good luck to the winner – wish it were me but I never win any thing any way so why do I enter then? Who knows because I sure don’t!!! LOL

    Thank you Becca for the contest. Hope you enjoyed the roses your hubby got you and glad to hear about them. I’m sure we will hear of something you have made with dried rose petals……ReplyCancel

  • Lynne PhelpsApril 10, 2010 - 2:51 pm

    I have to drive 2 hours into Atlanta, and deal with Atlanta traffic, to get to an IKEA but it’s still worth it! :-)ReplyCancel

  • RubyApril 10, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    I found out that the Hobby Lobby is about 50 minutes away in PA, so I’m going to take a day trip there and see if I can land some good bargains. Also I find the neighborhood dollar store sometimes has embellishments that are neat to use on cards.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne VansickleApril 10, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    Love Crafty Individuals in Europe and miss our local stores that have closed. Still have Jo Anns. Thanks for all the beautiful card ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Jean McGeeApril 10, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    WOW !!!! Its Saturday – the last day/time to share a favorite store. I have soooooo enjoyed this and reading everyone’s favorites. One of my past favorite stores is/was JoAnnes. There are none in the area I live. Another store we have visited a few times is Smudges (3-4 hours away??). I have bought a few (?) things on line at GinaK’s. My husband sat here with me teaching me how to order on line…….I told him, “This could be a dangerous thing for me to know.” He kept right on teaching me :)))))) and I kept on ordering :)))))))))))). He’s the best:))))))))).
    I am soooooooooo glad your knee is feeling better AND that you have returned to your cardmaking table – have soooooooo missed seeing your daily card.

  • LyndAApril 10, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    Today’s card is a pink Spellbinders dream! Wonderful!!
    At the moment I am really into shopping for ‘buy it now’ items on ebay.ReplyCancel

  • Becky EApril 10, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    My shopping experience today took me to a very favorite grocery store. In our area there are a number of stores owned by the Ukrop family. This store is to-die for, believe me. They have their own bakery products and prepare full meals which can be consumed in their dining area if you so choose. It’s wonderful! I spend a LOT of time at Ukrop’s.ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneApril 10, 2010 - 3:21 pm

    I shop at JoAnn’s and cutathome quite a bit.
    Like the variety offered.
    Mary Jane
    thanks for sharing your wonderfully creative cards!
    Mary JaneReplyCancel

  • LuAnn in AZApril 10, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    I love to shop at many of our local papercrafting shops… like Scrapbooks, Etc., Scrapbook Barn, StampWorks and Paper Vineyard. Hope your healing fast Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Linda GApril 10, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    Besides Michaels and Hoby Lobby, I do sometimes go to JoAnn’s Fabrics, as they often carry different Sizzix dies than my Michaels. ~LindaReplyCancel

  • Patty WApril 10, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    What a lovely card (in spite of a sore knee)! I can see this card getting ooows and aaahs for graduations! IT’S BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing, you teacher you. You’re the best! I love any place that sells craft, sewing, jewelry making, scrapbooking and papercrafting stuff. I like home crafts, shoes, clothes, plants and landscaping, gardening and art. oops, did I leave anything out? I really like the wonderful gifts you’ll be giving some lucky winner… How generous you are. Thank you for the chance to win! Like I said, YOU’RE The BEST! blessings!ReplyCancel

  • BrendaApril 10, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    Scrapbook City.
    I’m sure if I lived somewhere near Joanne’s, Hobby Lobby and Archivers, I would add them to my list!
    Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • DebraKApril 10, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    Ok, today I was sitting here trying to think of another store I like and happened to ask my hubby. Of course his response was Victoria’s Secret…! True, I do like the store, but when I go alone, I buy the practical stuff, unlike hubby who wants to buy all the sheer lacey stuff (for me, not for himself–I should…or maybe it IS for him in a sense.) He’s smiling right now as I read this out load. :) Oh, he wants me to make sure I say that I love to buy it for him… So on that note, I will just say, Happy Saturday…!ReplyCancel

  • Val WApril 10, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    I’ve come to realize that I’ve found a new favorite shoe store. I have a real problem getting shoes that fit me. I have wide feet, and other foot issues that make it hard for me to find a pair of shoes that are comfortable. Last night I went to Morgan Shoes in Madison, WI, and finally found some shoes that fit me, feel good, and are feminine looking! They carry a brand which I consistently have good luck with (Dansko), and have my size in stock, so I’m now a convert to Morgan’s Shoes. There’s nothing more frustrating than to finally find a pair of shoes that you’d like to try one, and then be told that they don’t have your size.ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneApril 10, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    I love Ikea too. Have a great weekend!!!ReplyCancel

  • gailanneApril 10, 2010 - 5:28 pm

    Wow…it’s going to take you all week to read all these comments! My fav store is Crate & Barrel. We don’t have it in Canada, but when I go down to Bellevue, WA with a friend, that’s invariably the first place we hit.ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.April 10, 2010 - 5:34 pm


  • SueBApril 10, 2010 - 5:43 pm

    Here’s hoping that 1036+/- is my lucky number! We’ve an IKEA store about an hour south of us that’s relatively new and I’ve hit a few times with friends … gotta get my DH over there!

    I don’t think I really HAVE a fav store! Maybe any stamping supply store?! LOL! Thanx for the inspiration and t’riffic blog candy opp!ReplyCancel

  • Kay G.April 10, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    Hi Becca, I am glad you are better. Another store I enjoy is Fresh Market. It is so different from other grocery stores. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • JackieApril 10, 2010 - 7:01 pm

    My favorite store? I’ve recently been purchasing a lot at 7kidscollegefund. They have a wonderful assortment of stamps that I just adore. Hope your feeling better!! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy LeeApril 10, 2010 - 7:03 pm

    First, I have to say that I love your work.

    I also will admit that I made my first trip to a Hobby Lobby just a week ago. The closest one is about 40 minutes from me. I have read a lot of blogs and everyone mentions Hobby Lobby. I did a search for my area and decided to take a road trip. I fell in love with the store. My only wish is that it was closer. I walked through the store and spotted items that were mentioned on Becca’s blog and others. I held the binder for stamp storage you mentioned a couple posts ago for the longest time. Maybe next trip.ReplyCancel

  • RufusApril 10, 2010 - 7:28 pm

    Hey Becca, last chance at the yummy candy ~ when I visit my parents I like to go to AC Moore. Seems to me they are a bit more on the art side, not quite as “crafty”. Thanks for the chance. Hope that knee is getting better!

  • lacyquilterApril 10, 2010 - 7:48 pm

    I probably shop on line more than anywhere else. And it all depends on what I’m shopping for as to where I buy, but I do like to find bargains.ReplyCancel

  • MaryLou WilhiteApril 10, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Hey Becca,

    Glad to hear your knee is getting better. Tragedy struck my Mom and Dad for the second time this year and I am beginning to wonder if their retirement life is going to be like this from now on. My dad lost a finger in January and their house caught fire yesterday. But what matters the most is that they are both okay. While thinking of them I thought of the places I like to visit when I am home visiting. They have two Hobby Lobby stores close by and a new Joann’s, plus Michaels and several Scrapbook stores. They live in South Carolina so I try to get home once a year since I am so far away in Pittsburgh, PA. I love your website and can’t wait for the show in Akron to see ODB there. I wish you were gonna be there I would love to meet you.ReplyCancel

  • Betty MooreApril 10, 2010 - 9:47 pm

    Hi Becca
    Glad to hear that you are doing a little better. I told you yesterday that I went to Michael’s. Since Michael’s is closest, it does seem like I buy 90% of my craft supplies.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezApril 10, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    I really love a thrift store called “Trinket & Togs” that is in a nearby town the most. I can spend 2 or 3 hours there trying to see everything, and they always have something I want to buy, and no I’m not a hoarder or pack rat, but am collecting things for an upcoming anniversary celebration. What a great place for some real bargains which are my favorite thing.ReplyCancel

  • AnnieApril 10, 2010 - 10:16 pm

    hi Becca!…beautiful pink card!…Hopefully things are looking up at your house!…Besides michael’s i like joann’s fabrics too!….although I wish they carried spellbinders!….I have not won a blog give away before and this would be wonderful to win yours the first time!…Blessings to you and yours …AnnieReplyCancel

  • Jenny BatchelorApril 10, 2010 - 11:18 pm

    Hi Becca! glad to hear the knee is getting better. Today I went Antique browsing with my husband – yet another fav. pastime in which to spend money on! We went down to a place called the Tyabb Packing Shed in rural Melbourne, Australia. It was a nice drive and was a beautiful Sunday to spend time with the hubby.ReplyCancel

  • Mary KApril 10, 2010 - 11:50 pm

    Thanks for another chance at the blog candy!! I am trying to not think about shopping today, since I just spent my last dollar, but those Magnolia stamps that I just discovered keep popping into my head!!!


  • KrisApril 11, 2010 - 12:20 am

    Fortunately I live near the Eddie Bauer Warehouse store….couldn’t dress myself without this store!ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 11, 2010 - 12:42 am

    My favorite store to shop would be Hobby Lobby if they had stores in SoCal. My DD lives in the Austin area and I have to go to HL when I visit. Thanks again for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneApril 11, 2010 - 7:22 am

    Our last day of entering I thought I’d pick one of my favorite places to get supplies for Altered Art other than Flea Markets and Antique stores has to be Lowes. I love all the little nuts and bolts screws mailbox numbers and metal findings. This has been great fun!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy GwinnerApril 12, 2010 - 10:46 am

    Hi Becca: Sorry to hear that you hurt your knee, I feel for you. It must
    make it difficult to concentrate on your work . I hope you feel better soon. Your card is beautiful – as always. I love scrapbook shops, but
    most are quite a distance from where I live, so I do a fair bit of shopping online. Love your blog candy.
    Best Wishes for a speedy recovery.

  • Tany SolApril 26, 2010 - 5:26 am

    I remember there were cars with soda water and there there was one glass on all! I very much loved this drink. And anybody from anybody did not catch illnesses. At night vagabonds drank vodka from this glass, and in the morning – returned into place… :)
    Thanks for the awesome candy!ReplyCancel

  • joanna johnsonMay 30, 2010 - 11:58 pm

    Hi, all of the cards I see here are so beautiful but they seem so complicated. I hope I can do one soon. I have been trying to learn card making, by myself, for two years now. ha ha I am 52 and a grandmother and my daughters wanted me to help them learn scrap-booking etc. and I started by buying a Wizzard on QVC and some pearlized paper. My wizard was a special offer and came with ten small sample dies of a bird and flower and butterfly and a border and leaf etc. and I thought surely this will give me enough to get started making cards.ha ha ha I have been a crafter and have sewed since my youth but was always very poor and I learned to use what I had around the house to make “crafts”. I had one problem. I WAS a perfectionist right down to my worn off fingernails from cleaning my house. Perfectionism stifles creativity. I say WAS because now I am disabled and perfectionism tends to be the first thing you let go of when you can no longer do things yourself. haha I had a wonderful life before this with a christian husband and two beautiful daughters who are grown and I became a Nurse like I always dreamed so then we had a little more money and my husband said it was ok for me to buy craft supplies. Ladies he is very, very thrifty and I appreciate, but… he doesn’t understand card making and scrapbooking or why paper crafts should need so many things!! I also had never been to eBay before and wasn’t a big shopper. I went nuts!! buying spellbinders where ever I could find them! The problem is spellbinders wasn’t all I needed and so I started buying all sorts of things but nothing matches. So I have yet after two years and $$$$ of our retirement money which has led to me being on a very tight budget now…… I still have not made a CARD!!! PLEASE PRAY FOR ME AND THAT GOD WILL RELEASE MY CREATIVETY ! AFTER ALL HE IS THE CREATER OF ALL THINGS. I don’t much fellowship since I am unable to go to church but I sure have met a lot of sisters in the Lord through the Internet and it has really blessed me. so thank you for your fellowship too . This is my first ever blog entry in my life. keep making beautiful cards, they really bless me. joannaReplyCancel