Hobby Lobby coming my way!!!!

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 11/27/2012 by debinmaine in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 342,201
October 2007
Posts: 519
Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/27/2012 10:22:23 AM
DH just called...he asks...
"do you know what Hobby Lobby is?"...I'm like well yes....never been to one but I've heard so much about it...and then he says...well...they are coming to Bangor....
I am so excited!!!!!...I just read the article in the newspaper...they should be open by July...55,000 square feet!!!...We have a Joann's and a small AC Moore...and no local SB store....
so should I really be this excited???
What are your favorite things about Hobby lobby??



PeaNut 204,709
May 2005
Posts: 2,786
Layouts: 0
Loc: Northern Illinois

Posted: 11/27/2012 10:32:35 AM
My favorite thing.......the coupons!!!! I don't have any LSS, so Hobby Lobby is my go to place for my scrapping stuff.


*****Today I will be happy as a bird with a frenchfry*****


PeaNut 556,456
June 2012
Posts: 1,015
Layouts: 2

Posted: 11/27/2012 10:35:11 AM
They tend to have a nice variety. Mine carries Maya Road, 7Gypsies, some Authentique. They have a decent selection of stamps and inks, sprays, etc. The store always has tons of fun seasonal decor too, especially this time of year.
Uploaded with iPhone client

Pea with a Pen

PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
Posts: 19,346
Layouts: 785
Loc: Southern California

Posted: 11/27/2012 10:42:12 AM
Yes, you should be. I have only been to the nearest HL to me once, because it's almost twice as far as a big LSS and the J's in the same shopping center, and farther than that from my local M's. But I also went to a few in CO and AZ before that one opened, and loved them. My friends who live much closer to another CA Hobby Lobby and not near any LSS love theirs much more than the decent J's and M's in the same city.

I would say the HL nearest me has about twice as much scrapping stuff as the M's or the J's, and if you like stacks, their stack collection is amazing. That LSS which is closer for me has more stuff, but it's the biggest LSS I know of.

HL also is great for interior decorating, which I would love if I were not married to a packrat, in my house it would just look like more clutter.

Gone Walkabout

PeaNut 4,068
April 2000
Posts: 10,438
Layouts: 214
Loc: Aussie in SC. USA

Posted: 11/27/2012 10:47:26 AM
We only have a hl here, no lss and the local M's in nearly 40mins drive away. Our HL has more scrap stuff than the M's does, though not a lot of product in any one line iykwim. Usually only have one coupon to use - 40% off one item. But, there are usually quite a few sales, not always on scrap stuff but some art stuff that can be used in scrapping, adhesives etc.


PeaNut 503,801
March 2011
Posts: 1,874
Layouts: 270
Loc: West Texas

Posted: 11/27/2012 10:51:50 AM
I have a HL and M's only. I like that they both carry different items, so I can shop both and not look at the same stuff.

HL has great sales. Usually everything is marked off or clearance and what isn't you can use the weekly 40% off coupon. Mine has mostly home decor and seasonal decor with a small fabric section. There is a small scrapbook section, which usually has old collections that apparently didn't sell somewhere else when it was new. But, that doesn't bother me.

After each holiday, they usually put everything on clearance for 80% off. I like going after Christmas and stocking up for things I know I'll use for next year.

Baby Pea Step

PeaNut 566,712
September 2012
Posts: 1
Layouts: 0
Loc: Mainer in Exile in the Deep South

Posted: 11/27/2012 11:44:14 AM
You will love it! I was born and raised in BGR. Went to John Bapst and still have all my family there. I used to work at Judy's Scrappin and Stampin in Orono too. We now live down south and have a HL. It is a great thing to have in Bangor. Not just scrapbooking stuff but home deco and other crafting stuff. Their fabric is awesome too. I guess I will have to come home for their grand opening ; )


PeaNut 3,728
April 2000
Posts: 143
Layouts: 0
Loc: Washington

Posted: 11/27/2012 12:32:02 PM
We are getting one in my town also. They just put a coming soon sign up. I'm hoping for early next year. We only have a very small J's and a small craft store. Can't wait!!!

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 106,912
September 2003
Posts: 2,024
Layouts: 37
Loc: Tucson, AZ

Posted: 11/27/2012 12:36:51 PM
Our is supposed to open pretty soon. I really miss it

Uploaded with iPhone client

Don't let the dreamkillers get me

PeaNut 109,681
October 2003
Posts: 7,113
Layouts: 112
Loc: so. california

Posted: 11/27/2012 12:49:38 PM
there is finally one within driving distance. it's a refreshing change to M's and J's because they have papers the other stores don't carry. the only thing i find annoying is that they have to look up the sales on the sales flyer. i guess it doesn't automatically ring up so you have to check your receipt very carefully. i once purchases all sale items but she didn't ring them up at the sales price so she had to call the manager, void the check, and rering everything. that was very annoying.


PeaNut 190,252
February 2005
Posts: 4,343
Layouts: 133
Loc: New Jersey

Posted: 11/27/2012 2:43:49 PM
I can't believe HL still uses price tags!

We got ours late August. I feel like the paper aisles are missing stuff...like they are not stocked to the brim Kwim? I have been in HLs in the midwest and they seemed to have more. I do love their brand name paper stacks though...never knew so many companies besides DCWV had stacks.


50 Layouts Challenge:
Layouts Completed: 30/50 since 2/1

My Blog

Don't shop...Adopt.

PeaNut 263,696
June 2006
Posts: 5,365
Layouts: 0
Loc: Home Sweet Home

Posted: 11/27/2012 6:07:07 PM
I like their coupons and their 50% off paper sale. Enjoy. They have lots to look at.


While we may never
know the pain or
struggles of a rescue dog
the love they show
is unlike any other...


PeaNut 121,146
December 2003
Posts: 2,399
Layouts: 0
Loc: Illinois

Posted: 11/27/2012 6:30:57 PM
I love going to oour HL. Tons of stuff and at really good prices too.

Just note that they are closed on Sundays.


PeaNut 324,746
June 2007
Posts: 712
Layouts: 64
Loc: the belly button of IL

Posted: 11/27/2012 7:25:11 PM
Yes, you will love it. Note, they are not open on Sundays so plan your shopping for other days.


*Delphinium Twinkle*
I'm just a pea:)

PeaNut 163,613
August 2004
Posts: 78,773
Layouts: 236
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*

Posted: 11/27/2012 10:28:22 PM
We have a new hobby lobby here. It's okay. Cleaner than Joanns and michaels. Seems to have a decent selection.
My problem with it is that they treat their employees really bad. In front of customers.

The way the management speaks to their employees is unacceptable. In fact, it's happened each time I've been there.

I had 14yo DS there on black Friday. He was looking for sterling silver and crystal beads to make a bracelet for his GF. He heard management speaking so rudely to the workers he asked me if that's how all bosses treat their employees.
He was really worried that I had to put up with that type of poor treatment at my job.

I will be writing a letter to their corporate office about it.
I don't think it will do much, but at least I will try to make a difference for those poor people that work there.

ETA: they don't take competitor coupons either.

proud Fiskateer #269
{My Blog}
*My Scraproom*
Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 422,247
May 2009
Posts: 4,784
Layouts: 316
Loc: Queens NYC

Posted: 11/28/2012 8:37:31 AM
its like a joanns too far fro me and not a fan but if im in the neighborhood i wld peek in

Love Peace Health and Happiness to you...Rosey

Will I ever get to Buckethead?!

PeaNut 509,641
May 2011
Posts: 402
Layouts: 2
Loc: Illinois

Posted: 11/28/2012 9:30:06 AM
I used to work at HL. The reason they still use paper price tags is because of price. At least that's what they told me. If they go to scanning systems it would raise the price on everything to pay for the system. Also HL is the only store that will let you use coupons on magazines and books. Js and Ms won't.

Blog: http://renaeslifeinpictures.blogspot.com

Uploaded with iPhone client

Shut the PEA UP! Yer gettin me all twitterpaited!

PeaNut 123,471
January 2004
Posts: 16,907
Layouts: 165
Loc: Husker by Heart in WI

Posted: 11/28/2012 9:44:56 AM
I love Hobby lobby, it makes scrapbooking so much more affordable. I still purchase online, and at archivers, but most of my embellishments are made w/their basic cardstock. (which I think? Is bazzil?) it's textured and heavy just how I like.


PeaNut 248,678
February 2006
Posts: 2,480
Layouts: 0
Loc: Colorado

Posted: 11/28/2012 10:13:30 AM
I Hobby Lobby!! It is great for crafts, home decor and seasonal items. I am actually going in about 30 minutes.


Will I ever get to Buckethead?!

PeaNut 509,641
May 2011
Posts: 402
Layouts: 2
Loc: Illinois

Posted: 11/28/2012 10:56:44 AM
My HL is less than 5 minutes from where I work. I don't know how many times I've spent my lunch hour there! Lol

Blog: http://renaeslifeinpictures.blogspot.com

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 342,201
October 2007
Posts: 519
Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/28/2012 12:07:08 PM
This one is going to be less than 5 minutes from where I live!!! I fear that it's going to be dangerous for my wallet!!!!

Apron Wearing - I Love Lucy inspired Housewife

PeaNut 248,491
February 2006
Posts: 6,096
Layouts: 105
Loc: Wallingford, Connecticut

Posted: 11/28/2012 2:25:21 PM
Connecticut is finally getting ONE store! It will be in East Haven but I'm soo happy! I drive up that way to shop anyways

Holyoke, MA is getting one too for those up that way!

Scrappy Bug

PeaNut 20,968
September 2001
Posts: 1,202
Layouts: 2
Loc: Texas Transplant

Posted: 11/28/2012 5:48:08 PM
What I like about mine is that it is close to my house. I can see the back of it from my back windows, in fact. The only other craft store we have is a Michael's, so it's nice to have.



PeaNut 538,996
January 2012
Posts: 31
Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/28/2012 7:35:07 PM
I'm from Bangor too!! Soooo excited for hobby lobby! Bangor is moving up in the world lol
Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 141,974
April 2004
Posts: 1,376
Layouts: 66
Loc: Minnesota Transplant!

Posted: 11/28/2012 7:38:41 PM
I saw there was one coming to Duluth MN also... wish they would come closer to the twin cities!


PeaNut 342,201
October 2007
Posts: 519
Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/28/2012 7:55:40 PM
kmitton18.....we should get together!!!!!
My closest scrapbooking buddy is in brunswick
and we don't get together all that often.
Would love to meet up with you!



PeaNut 226,382
October 2005
Posts: 1,577
Layouts: 39
Loc: New England

Posted: 11/29/2012 12:22:15 AM
I've never been to HL or Bangor ... And I live in Maine! Ha! Maybe I'll be able to kill two birds with one stone


PeaNut 176,712
November 2004
Posts: 479
Layouts: 5
Loc: Morgantown, KY

Posted: 11/29/2012 7:06:26 AM
Oh you will love it! Now that I have moved out of SoCal and into KY, I shop only at HL! Have fun!

I love Maine! My family is in Portland and So Portland!

Leader of the Banned

PeaNut 52,171
October 2002
Posts: 17,687
Layouts: 105
Loc: Froogville

Posted: 11/29/2012 7:34:48 AM

I can't believe HL still uses price tags!

I'm glad they do. I wish more stores did because it's rather annoying trying to find the price on things sometimes.

Also HL is the only store that will let you use coupons on magazines and books. Js and Ms won't.

As far as I know, only Michaels has stopped taking coupons on those items. The coupon for J's does not exclude them. The only problem is, they put the mags on sale for 10% off nearly all the time now so it's hard to use one. I won't buy them without one though. I'm hoping next week will finally be a break from the sale because there's one or two I've been eyeing.

Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}