Scrapbook store closes

Well, another week has flown by without any posts …

This time I have a very good excuse … my favorite scrapbook store is closing. Yes, the economy struck again.

I have to believe it is Michigan’s current economic state and not that fewer people are crafting — and shopping. I may be naive, but I find it hard to believe that something so important that brings joy to so many people could be diminishing.

Naive or not, I am here for the long haul. In addition to preserving memories, meeting wonderful people, making beautiful gifts and having a creative outlet, papercrafting is my therapy and I am not about to give it up. No ifs ands or buts about it! I will definitely be the last one in the room, waiting to turn off the lights.

Of course, without my store — OK, technically not my store, I mean I didn’t own it, but I spent enough time there to feel like I did — I am a teacher without a home.

Once I get back on my feet (after the shock of the store closing wears off and I put together some packets for other store owners), I plan to offer small classes at my house.

I am also going to be contacting stores in southeast Michigan to see if they can use my services. If that doesn’t work, I’ll spread my wings and expand the search.

And, I am also willing to design custom classes for small groups — scrapbooking, Cricut, cardmaking, home decor, Copic, heritage, mini albums — whatever you desire. I’ll even travel, as long as I make enough to cover my expenses.

There is no way I can give up teaching. It is too much fun. Besides, I learn quite a bit from my students and I love seeing their version of things. If I could make a career of teaching, I would — even if it meant living in an RV and traveling the country.

So, if you know someone who is looking for a teacher, please pass my name along.

If you’d like to contact me directly, my e-mail is candyspiegel@yahoo.com. If you send me a message and do not hear back within a few days, please send it again or post on my blog or find me on Facebook. Sometimes things end up in spam folders and I miss them.

Thank you for reading!

3 thoughts on “Scrapbook store closes

  1. Candy,
    My friend and I traveled to Scrap Tales to take classes because there are no scrap book stores left in Toledo! Besides taking classes, I loved the store. I just went yesterday to pick up some supplies and found it so sad to be there. We took several of Linda’s classes. Please put me on your list of interested people to take your classes. I know Linda is teaching at Scrap Peddlers in Saginaw, but I just can’t travel that far.
    Susan Gioiella (LSJoy623@bex.net).

  2. Congratulations on your feature from Glue Dots®! That is awesome!

    I am sorry to hear about your scrapbook store closing….I want to wish you the best with your teaching. I bet something great will come your way!!

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