As I searched for an online store that I could use for this terribly life and death first world problem purchase I was experiencing trouble...there are not a lot around!! a bit like the ol bricks and mortar kind..rare as hens! We only have one store here in Hobart and its quite a journey!
The ones that are online are usually poorly stocked - no fault of their own (I couldn't imagine how hard it would be to look into a crystal ball and determine stock) or worse still in a phase of CLOSING DOWN which begs the question is the papercraft world I love DYING!!
I even found an article on it written in a humorous way but making some good points.
IS SCRAPBOOKING DEAD??
To be honest I haven't scrapbooked for ages.. I thought project life would help but all I have managed to do is stock up on a million journal cards, stickers, pockets and life quotes. Lately I am finding it hard to even have the motivation to create cards. I walk into my spare room..get overwhelmed.. and walk back out again!! ....Probably more to do with the fact it needs a clean up though in all honesty LOL
I did manage to find a few stores that I visit and purchase from occasionally that remain open and If it really is true that the craft we all love is facing a death March then I might just have to go shopping and support them so that damn well stay open!! It is all about me of course
Anna's Craft Cupboard They reopened again!
Fat Cats Card Corner
What do you all think..Is it dead? Are you paper crafting a lot these days? Do you have a fav store you would like to add? Please leave a comment below.
In the meantime here is some inspiration for today.