Monday, May 12, 2008

Squeezin' In Some Crafting

If you live in a state that had Recollections, a paper crafting store (much like Archiver's) that was a subsidiary of Michaels, you might have been surprised that they closed all their stores earlier this year. There have also been two wildly popular scrapbooking stores in the Dallas area that have sadly closed their doors. What to make of all this? Are we indeed in a recession? Is scrapbooking a fad that's on its way out? Are the WalMarts, Targets and Hobby Lobbys making it difficult for others to compete? Personally, I think that we've all shopped ourselves into satiation. Our craft rooms are bursting at the seams. I know that my quest to purchase the latest and greatest new sparkling supplies has surpassed my need to create. So while I'm sad to see all these wonderful stores close shop, I know that the universe is karmically helping me to "shop" in my own craft room and use my own plethora of supplies. But then...(sigh)...there is the Internet. And Candice Carpenter's fabulous new website/shoppe Peacoats and Party Hats.
Before I could say "Stop the Madness" my finger double clicked on this cute Birthday banner. Candice is a genius at putting together the cutest craft projects. I love that her kits are relatively simple, i.e. doable, and they don't contain a thousand moving parts.
Candice's banner was so much fun to put together and I was easily able to incorporate a few embellishments from my personal stash.
Can't wait to decorate with this banner for a certain someone's birthday next year. Hopefully, the MousePie will approve.