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Posted 9/8/2013 by MonicaB in General Scrappin'
 

MonicaB
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Posted: 9/8/2013 9:35:41 PM
I live on the NW side of Chicago. I used to shop at Archiver's in Niles, but they have closed. Long ago I shopped at Windy City Scrapbooking, but they have closed too, right? I also shopped at a stamp store on Harlem - can't remember the name, but they closed awhile ago. So...any recommendations on where to shop? I have Michael's and go there often. I was just looking for something else.

MonicaB
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Posted: 9/8/2013 9:37:49 PM
Ok...I'm not here on GS often, but I just realized my op may violate the TOS. If it does, so sorry, don't answer. If it doesn't, help me out.

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Posted: 9/8/2013 9:45:08 PM
Well, I am afraid you are going to have to drive for all of the following suggestions.
Arlington Heights has Craft Fancy. Villa Park has Creative Cards and Crafts. And Downer's Grove has More Than Memories. Google them for the location. If you have any reason at all to visit someone at ISU, Bloomington has a great store, but I don't know the name of it. Hope this helps.

BTW, the little stamp store on Harlem was so cute. I really liked the owner too.

MonicaB
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Posted: 9/8/2013 9:49:30 PM
Beamed - did you shop there when Dave was the owner? I liked him a lot. He was so kind to me...showed me how to do lots of cool things with stamps. Once he sold to the new owner, I rarely went in...just too busy with life and honestly I didn't need anything! ( I don't now either, just want to spend a little $$$, but want to go to a B&M store.)

Thaks, though, for the recommendations. I've been to the store in Downer's Grove. It's a haul, but I have always found something to buy!

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Posted: 9/9/2013 3:16:12 AM
I miss Windy City Scrapbooking.

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Posted: 9/9/2013 7:40:37 AM
I miss Windy City too. Archives in Niles was was my closest store. I go to Craft Fancy in Arlington Heights. They have a mix of old stuff and new. If it makes it worth the drive, there is a J's across the street from them so it's like 2 stores for 1 trip.


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Posted: 9/9/2013 10:52:31 AM
I'm not sure if it's the same store, but I've enjoyed shopping at Memories and Beyond in Downers Grove. A great store if it's a haul.


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Posted: 9/9/2013 12:14:59 PM
I actually go to a lot of the discount stores for my scrappy needs in Chicago - Tuesday morning on Lincoln, all the tj maxx and Marshall's. Also the Jo Ann Fabrics close to elston. Hope that helps.
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Posted: 9/9/2013 5:14:37 PM
Bloomington is scrapbooking studios. They also have 2 quad city locations but still a hike.


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Posted: 9/9/2013 8:04:12 PM

Ok...I'm not here on GS often, but I just realized my op may violate the TOS. If it does, so sorry, don't answer. If it doesn't, help me out.


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