What brands does your LSS stock?
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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:49:39 PM
I went to my so-called LSS on Friday and was pretty disappointed. NYC is a LSS wasteland, and this store is actually 1/3 craft/scrap supplies, 2/3 paper for wedding invites and art projects.

So for scrap supplies they only carry EP, Pebbles, Doodlebug, BoBunny and some Bella Blvd. Mostly older collections though. They also have random papers from random collections scattered through. So there were 2 sheets of DL Neapolitan, a couple of SC winter papers from last year, DL vellum from 5th&Frolic, 3 Amy Tan Ready Set Go papers, 2 MME papers, a few BG papers, some AC, you get the idea.

To make matters worse they display things by theme/product and not by brand. So all boy stuff is together, all stickers are together, winter stuff is together. I had to walk around the entire store to find all random bits and pieces of Dear Lizzy. They do have a magnificent wall of thickers though.

Point is it reminded me that the majority of scrappers out there scrap completely differently from us. The kiddie images and bright theme-y designs is what they use. And here we are debating best mists, newest wood veneers, and layering techniques, lol

So, is your LSS trendy? Or does it cater to more mainstream scrappers?? Are you happy with their selection? DO they go to CHA? Have they even heard of CHA? lol




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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:57:10 PM
My LSS is a Hobby Lobby. There are no other local stores that carry scrap stuff without a 1 1/2 hour drive.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:00:53 PM
My LSS is Michaels. Not much is held there at all in terms to what I want to buy here at 2peas. There were a couple scrapbook stores in my area but they both closed down which broke my heart!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 2:27:58 PM
I'm lucky my lss is Whim So Doodle in st. pete FL! They carry everything I'm interested in getting my hands on. SC, OA, BG, EP, JB, AC lines, fabrics and paints.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 2:32:35 PM
My lss store carries big lines like doodle bug, echo park, and simple stories. The lines are usually much older. It takes them a long while to bring new stuff in.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 2:33:13 PM

I'm lucky my lss is Whim So Doodle in st. pete FL! They carry everything I'm interested in getting my hands on. SC, OA, BG, EP, JB, AC lines, fabrics and paints.


I am so unbelievably jealous!!! I'd love to see all this stuff in person before I buy. I am more than willing to pay higher than online prices just to be able to do that =/ Or to be able to quickly run out and get a specific sheet of PP instead of waiting till I can make another $50 order.




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Posted: 1/17/2013 2:55:42 PM
The new Lss by me sells simple stories,creat paper..and other good brands.They have a limited selection and it is a very small store. I Love it because I don't usually buy on line so I hope they stay in business.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 3:02:30 PM
Right now, there biggest manufacturer seems to be BoBunny

They also carry some brands not stocked here like Kaiser, TPC, Moxxie, reminisce

Other brands include in small amounts and sometimes not so current:
BG
Simple stories
Mme
Jillibean
Jenni Bowlin
Crate paper
Lyb
Art warehouse
Bella blvd

Sure there are more!!


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Posted: 1/17/2013 4:36:33 PM
My LSS is an hour+ away. BUT she carries ALL of the current, hot, new products. The owner just got back from CHA (I think she might have missed ONE of these in the coming-up-on 10 years she's been open), and she said she ordered ALL of the cool stuff.

She carries all the popular stuff (BG, Bella Blvd, MME, LillyBee, American Crafts) for scrapbooking and card making. And not just one or two of the papers from each line, either...she usually buys whole lines of product, including embellishments. I think she has stocked every product that Tim Holtz has ever released (stamps, dies, machines, inks, embellishments...you name it.)

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Posted: 1/17/2013 4:41:40 PM
Agree about Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley. Love that place, they always stock the latest stuff.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 4:55:20 PM
I'm curious now. I'm going to drive the 40 minutes to a nearby one to check it out and see how it compares, since I'll be in the area anyway. It would be disappointing if it was just cutesy theme-y stuff and not much else! (That's how I used to scrapbook, but I've mostly moved away from themed scrapping, where every paper and embellishment HAD to match the topic of the picture - what a relief!)

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Posted: 1/17/2013 5:12:09 PM
Mine carries what the owner likes and wants to use in classes. Almost always orders Bo Bunny, MME, G45, and Moxie Disney stuff. Then it is pretty random on the seasonal li es. She has been selling 1-2 collection packs of echo park and crate paper...I almost fell over in shock when I saw she ordered the entire OA line that is birthday with animals...sorry can't think of the name.




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Posted: 1/17/2013 5:17:29 PM
Mine has BG, LYB, tons of core'dinations cs...I asked her the other day if she was going to start carrying any EP or SS, she told me that none of her customers were scrapping with that stuff. Sadly this store is 10 minutes from me and stocked to the gills-with old stuff!
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Posted: 1/17/2013 6:05:52 PM
Mine is pretty good, she stays up to date, and has a Thickers addiction like I do!! She has Authentique, MME, BG, Dear Lizzy, Websters Pages, Echo Park, BoBunny, Maya Road, Tim Holtz, and probably a bunch more I am forgetting. The only thing is she has some Studio Calico but has no interest in veneers so I have had to find them somewhere else.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 6:12:00 PM
The 2 nearest me are also combo stores. One is photo developing/scrapbook supplies. It is a very small space. The brands were Bo Bunny, and mostly themed from what I could see. They are sorted by themes. I do think it's cool they have stickers and papers with specific themes for our area.

The other one is very awesome. It is a craft boutique type of place in the back. In the front it is sorted by colors and themes. There is a big selection. I've noticed Basic Grey, Doodlebug, and Echo Park. I don't really notice the name brands because of how it's sorted.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 6:27:13 PM
Mine has a little bit of 5 year old Basic Grey and K & Co, about 3 kinds of thickers and maybe 15 colours of bazzil and coredinations. Along with this, some UK manufacturer's stuff, most of which is not to my taste, and a reasonable selection of embellishments.

I don't think they would know the current popular stuff if they fell over it in the street

This is one of the UK craft chains by the way, there are no independent craft shops left near me....I do most of my shopping online, which means I can get pretty much what I want that way but I miss in person shopping so much!



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Posted: 1/17/2013 6:35:47 PM
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Posted: 1/17/2013 6:53:44 PM
I don't know if I really want to brag about how much stuff my LSS has. They cater to many different styles of scrapbooking.

I will say this. I am blessed to have two very nice LSS's within a 45 minute drive from here. It used to be quite a few more LSS's, but I still feel blessed to have these two, the strongest and best survived!

The one that is 15 minutes away is the one that has a lot of stuff. The one 45 minutes away has a decent inventory as well, and they have some more trendy stuff than the closest one.



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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:26:49 PM
Another very loyal Scrapbook Territory customer!

Can't wait to get there and see the catalogues!

It's in Berkeley CA

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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:51:01 PM
Okay, checked out the LSS, and it was very fun! I'll definitely go back, especially since she ordered all my favorite CHA lines!

They had Tim Holtz, Bazzill, Crate Paper, Graphic 45, Bo Bunny, Pebbles, Doodlebug, Echo Park, Jillibean Soup, Studio Calico, etc. I was a happy camper!


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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:12:38 PM
I have a great LSS! The only trendy thing they don't have is wood veneers, but since I have no desire to use those I really don't care.
As far as brands, let me think...BG, OA, Authentique, MME, Doodlebug, AC, Carte Bella, Bo Bunny, Prima, Crate Paper, Pebbles, We R Memory Keepers, Simple Stories, and probably some I forgot. They have stamping stuff too, including their own line of stamps and dies. One section of the store has "newer/trendier" stuff mostly sorted by manufacturer, another section (with the old stuff I rarely look at) is sorted by theme, and the last section is all local school and sports stuff.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:34:32 PM
Scrapbook Island carries almost every manufacturer you could wish for. She really does an amazing job of stocking everything that is current--Crate, EP, Prima, Bella, Pebbles, Doodlebug, AC, etc.Sure, she can't carry every piece of every line but will order anything I want if she doesn't already have it. In the past two years or so, we have had classes taught by Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp, among many others. I am really blessed to have that store just ten minutes or so away.



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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:48:31 PM
I am lucky and have three great LSS in my area. My favorite is The Scrapbook Store in Greenfield, WI (Milwaukee area). They carry tons of brands: Bella Blvd, OA, AC, SC, Echo Park, Jillibean Soup, Graphic 45, Heidi Swapp, Authentique, Webster's Pages, Crate Paper... I am sure that I am missing some, but with all that goodness how could I possibly remember them all?


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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:17:58 PM
I just went in today (I don't as often as I should due to cost), and was pleasantly surprised. About 2/3 of the store is devoted to theme scrapbooking (including lots of Mrs. Grossmans stickers), but a good 1/3 has the latest and greatest Simple Stories, Basic Grey, Echo Park, October Afternoon, MME, and more! I was so glad to see Simple Stories in person for the first time. I love love love love the paper, but seeing it helped me realize that I probably wouldn't use it much since it wasn't my style. So glad I didn't buy any!!

Something I find odd about my LSS is that they have TONS of SUPER old lines, I'm talking Basic Grey Oh Baby!, Mellow, Urban Couture for full price but were clearancing a newer collection from Carta Bella.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:28:16 PM
The 2 I go to besides A's (The Scrapbook Store in Greenfield and Hannah's in Antioch) have pretty much anything. There are usually a couple things that I want they one or the other doesn't have, but I love seeing that they keep bringing in the latest and greatest lines and brands.


...I asked her the other day if she was going to start carrying any EP or SS, she told me that none of her customers were scrapping with that stuff.


This bugs me about LSS owners...How do they know unless they try carrying it...To me it would make sense if LSS owners would be looking online and follow the trends to carry the newer lines and to keep their stock rotating. I think this is why a lot of LSS are going out of business.


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