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rndo64
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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:42:33 AM
Good morning.
I was wondering if someone form New Orleans could help me. My husband and I will be going away for a 4 day trip to New Orleans in February (after Mardi Gras)and I was wondering if there are any scrapbooking shops near by? The last time I was in New Orleans was 20 years ago. I barely remember the pretty shops in the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, etc. I imagine after Hurricane Katrina alot must have changed. Any scrappy input you may have will be very appreciated, thanks.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:07:56 AM
I don't think there are any in NOLA proper but there is one in Metairie and one in Marrero. I'll get some info for you this afternoon if you are interested.

Madeline
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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:47:31 AM
I don't know of any scrapbooking stores in Metairie. The last one closed a few years ago. There is one across the river (Marrero) but I've never been. All I can find is their Facebook page and it doesn't entice me to make the 20 minute drive. If someone who has been would like to chip in, I'd love to know if it would be worth my gas and time! I'm a bit discriminating when it comes to patterned paper.


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rndo64
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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:17:58 AM
thanks for the input, really appreciate it.
I googled as much as I could, and it didnt help much.
There are however alot of Hobby Lobby's there. I have never been to one since I live in NJ, and I figure they would be like Michael's? or AC Moore?

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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:29:17 AM
HL is similar to Michaels. They have scrappy stuff, but also a lot of other craft stuff, seasonal items and home decor.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:35:30 AM
I wanted to add...if you're coming to New Orleans for 4 days and haven't been in 20 years, the LAST place you want to go is to a scrapbook store! There's SOOOO much else to do...and eat! LOL!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:02:24 AM
I'm with Madeline.... scrapwhat? LOL it is all about the FOOD!!! The people and food and drinks and music!!! Who has time for scrapping!!! ...did I say that???

rndo64
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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:42:58 AM
you know what, you are RIGHT. Have fun first, take pictures, then scrap them when I get home with my large stash I already have squirreled away.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:10:41 PM
There is only 1 store in Marrero. I have been. It is small and crowded. It is only open on specific days. Not worth the 45 minutes it took me to get there. Our only other option for SB supplies is Michaels or Joann's. Hobby Lobby is on the north shore or about a 1.5 hour trip from New Orleans. Save you time and enjoy the sites and food.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:00:27 PM
Scrappin Friendzee is on the Westbank of the river about 10-15 minutes from downtown New Orleans (I am from there). They always have great stuff and I love to shop there. The store owners and employees are nice. If you want to use any of their dies, they have a whole room available. If you are looking for something specific, email the store owner and ask if she has it. If she does, she will hold it for you. If you are going to N.O. for Mardi Gras, you will be able to pick up some Mardi Gras embellishments.

I live three hours away now, but every time I head that way, I stop in.

I think the one in Metairie closed, but it was very themey, had a lot of Saints stuff and did not keep up with trends. I think they ended up closing a year or so ago. Here is the FB page for Scrappin Friendzee: Scrappin Friendzee FB

Have fun!


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