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remember that thread about your first time in a SB store? well, look what I found!
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 1/30/2013 by crimsoncat05 in General Scrappin'
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crimsoncat05
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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:22:19 PM
A few days ago, we were reminiscing about the first memories of time spent in a SB store... remember those 'sticker walls' that scrapbooking stores used to have?? I've been doing a ton of cleaning and purging in my scrapbooking space, and I found a whole BUNCH of 'old-school' stickers in my stash! Mrs. Grossman's, Frances Meyer, Susan Branch, etc. They were even stored in pages from my (now-defunct) Paper Sticker Binder!! Some of these stickers have to be close to 15 years old!!

Needless to say, if I haven't used them in the past 15 years, I'm probably not going to ever use them... so, they're headed off to the LSS garage sale.

I thought you guys might want a hit of nostalgia!!

old-school sticker stash





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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:30:36 PM
lolol Those Susan Branch stickers were one of my first purchases through QVC, I believe. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!



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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:30:54 PM
Wow, I do remember those! I remember seeing Mrs. Gorssman on the Carol Duvall show and how she made scenes with her stickers.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:35:59 PM
Great memories! I still love Susan Branch's scrap stuff.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:36:54 PM
I ran across those same Mrs. G vellum stickers in my stash. Those are the only ones I saved because I thought they'd look cool cut into triangles (squares cut diagonally).

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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:44:28 PM
I should upload a layout I have with those stickers!



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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:53:38 PM
I still have a bunch of ancient stickers, including a couple I see in that photo, LOL!

I don't remember the first time I set foot in a scrapbook store, but I do clearly remember 16 years ago the time someone told me that Mrs. Grossman's stickers were acid-free, specifically for scrapbooks. My eyes lit up!



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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:08:12 PM
The Susan Branch stickers with the garden trowel (or similar stickers I don't remember all of those being on the sheet), I did a scrapbook page of my dd and her love of gardening (at age 2) in 2006 or 2007.

I kind of miss the "wall of stickers" my daughters would love that. The aisle of stickers at M's is not the same (and overpriced).

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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:09:28 PM
I love the susan Branch stickers .My favorite .


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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:19:03 PM
yeah, the 'aisle of stickers' did have a really fun feel to it- sort of like walking into a candy store!! I thought about saving some of them, but then again, I feel sort of like the people they profile in the Hoarders tv show-- do I really want to not let my stuff go, knowing that I probably won't use it?? (or kind of sort of like Gollum in LOTR... stroking my 10-year old stickers, saying 'my precioussss...' I'll save that obsessiveness for my newest OA stuff!! )




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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:43:33 PM
Good for you crimsoncat for saving those! They still look good to me.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:47:20 PM
I'm glad I have 30 grandchildren ... kids don't care, they're stickers.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:52:04 PM
lol that's all I can do.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:01:19 PM
Ahhhh, memories!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:15:34 PM
If you only knew how many Mrs. Grossman's stickers I still have. I can't bring myself to get rid of them.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:28:04 PM
Oh wow. That is so cool. Apparently, we have very similar taste as I recognize all those--espcially the Mrs. Grossman's vellum squares and the Susan Branch ones.

Ah the nostalgia.






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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:55:55 PM
I still have those Susan Branch stickers! There's a LSS near me that still has the rolls of stickers. Wonder if anyone still buys them.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:15:18 PM
I also have a lot of older stickers. I have started to use them to decorate gift bags. I buy white and kraft colored gift bags from Hobby Lobby. Some of them turn out kind of cute.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:22:08 PM
I just gave my sticker binder to my 6yo DD, who is big into scrapbooking. She thought they wee neat but has been eyeing my stash


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:34:03 PM
Oh my goodness, I have spent MANY a dollar on Mrs. Grossman stickers! Thank heavens that is over now!



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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:37:31 PM
My first four completed albums are Susan Branch. The first is her baby album and the next three are the garden theme. I still hide my Susan Branch stash from my DGD. She has access to my Creative Memories binder stuffed full of Mrs.Grossman's stickers. Those are still soooo pretty but if I'm not using them...time to let go.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:04:15 PM
Ooh! I have some of those old school things; even a CM Sticker binder, filled with sticker page protectors and barely-able-to-zip full of stickers. Sadly (or gladly) it's is storage for the foreseeable future. Luckily, with time I have now, I can still go back and create some older pages sans sticker sneeze.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:07:57 PM
I have a bunch of those!
Don't be too quick to get rid of those design lines! I was at a crop and needed ... really ... **needed** some metallic gold design line stickers! I had to wait until I got back home to my stash to dig them out. They were the absolutely perfect thing ....

We use washi -- which really isn't anything more than a line of color and/or pattern in a sticker form -- which rather sounds like a definition of design line stickers to me!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:23:49 PM
Give the stickers to a kindergarten teacher...the kids love them as rewards.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:46:48 PM
I cleaned out my sticker binder this week and I had some of the same stickers- including the vellum squares.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:14:54 PM
I just went through my scrap-booking room and came across some paper and frame from those QVC kits that came with a photo album. I didn't have the heart to throw them away. So I made a pile of paper,stickers, frames from those kits and donated to my daughters preschool. Throughout the year they take their photos and some art projects that she made and make a scrapbook out of it.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:20:11 PM
Not to mention the ton of Jolee's I have....


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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:24:23 PM
Well, this makes me smile because I just used some very old stickers on a layout just today. If I think they look nice I still use them. The ones I used to day were fall leaves. Some of the older ones with sayings that I don't think I'll use on pages I have used on the back of envelopes of cards or letters I've sent out.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:27:38 PM
Oh my goodness! I can't believe you still have them. I purge at least once a year.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:48:05 PM
I know, right?!? I think I kept thinking, "I'll use them someday..." but I never did. Then, I probably felt guilty about having them but not using them, so I felt obligated to still keep them... but still, I didn't want to use them because I didn't like them anymore. It's crazy, the things we feel guilty about, isn't it?!?

Hopefully someone at the LSS garage sale will love them!!




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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:54:46 PM
Nobody uses Deluxe die- cuts and Jolee's anymore? I have a ton of those. I haven't scrapbooked in 5 years and just now stepped back into this world. Like some of you it was hard for me to let go and I only donated a teeny tiny fraction of what is in my room. Even if they aren't in right now I will find something to use them for.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:01:36 PM
I have loads of them. My kids love them.
They use them for school projects often.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:04:04 PM
Ok, when did you come over and get into MY sticker book?




I know I probably have most of the ones you have, I did purge a Huge amount about 2 years ago. I still like the Deluxe Cuts. I still use the ones I have left.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:39:52 PM
LOL. But the really funny thing is while my LSS would not have those particular stickers, it does still have Mrs. Grossman stickers and a huge number of other flat stickers, all still on that double wall of stickers in the middle of the building, just as it did when I first visited in 2002.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:08:10 AM
I have quite a few of the stickers in your picture! Including the Susan Branch!


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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:34:38 AM
I still use those ALL the time. I put them on card stock and then cut them out. If they have a white border I sometimes use a Galaxy (writes on anything) marker in gold or silver to color that part.

Guess what? They will look very much like the "new" ones we buy today with just a little help.

So if your are throwing them out toss them my way


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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:07:11 AM
Paperwishes still sells a pack of the Design Line stickers, & for a significant markdown from what we paid back in the day.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:43:52 AM

If you only knew how many Mrs. Grossman's stickers I still have. I can't bring myself to get rid of them.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:13:37 AM
I haven't scrapbooked in 5 years . So I am surprised on how many things people don't use anymore. I just did 4 pages in the past 2 weeks using Mrs. G stickers, quickutz and a die cut. I should post it on here if you are interested in seeing what it looks like.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:15:38 AM
I had a lot of those stickers!

I remember working in a LSS. That wall of stickers was always a bear to keep neat. I'd compulsively straighten it all whenever I went through.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:17:15 AM
I still have 4 PSB's full of stickers & can't part with them




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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:24:55 AM
I loved the Susan Branch ones and still have all of the ones in that photo!



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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:41:04 AM
Wow...I'm excited to see other fans of Susan Branch. I loved her stickers and loved collecting them. I still have a bunch. I don't know if I'll ever use them, but I couldn't part with them! They are fun to revisit and maybe I'll use one here and there. I think it is fun to add something old in there once and awhile...just call it vintage..lol!!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:56:13 AM

Susan Branch, etc.


Wow, that is definitely a blast from the past. I wonder what she has been up to lately. I use to collect SB stickers.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:07:05 AM
wow.. looks like my stash!!! still have some of the same ones.. working on trying to use them on some of the older kids older lo .. used some of old Christmas ones this last Christmas.. sadly.. some of them ripped when i tryed t peel them off... bummer.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:16:29 AM
Yes, Grandma28...unfortunately that is why I quit buying the SB stickers. The paper ones do sometimes rip when you peel them off and you definitly do not have any time to reposition them. I loved her designs and sayings though...I think she still does calendars and reciepe books.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:48:43 PM
I have some of those very same stickers. I did purge a ton of them, but there were some that I saw potential in.

For instance, when you use stickles on those old stickers, it completely makes them look new and updated. I had an old Mrs. Grossman's holly sticker and I used green and red stickles. It is amazing the difference it made!

If you still like the look of some of them, it may be worth a try to update with markers or stickles.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:52:19 PM
Love the idea of adding stickles or markers to old stickers. I love customizing my emellies!!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:52:25 PM
I'm right there with you - I still have my fully-loaded PSB. I'm keeping my stickers, though. I just can't part with Bryce and Madeline - they are just too cute!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:53:46 PM
Thanks for the tip about adding Stickles to update the look of an old sticker. I hadn't thought of that and now I'm tempted to go dig through my own stash of oldies but goodies and see what I can do.


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