Monday, January 30, 2012

Shop Until You Drop Contest …. Craft Style

Are you ready to play the shop until you drop contest? To play, you need to be a subscriber/follower of my blog. You can sign up over on the left side of this blog (if you are not there already).

Leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite place to shop for crafts and why. It can be an on-line site or a brick and mortar store. Please, one comment per person and remember the contest closes Sunday night at midnight. Don’t worry if someone has picked your favorite shopping site, it will be fun to see what turns out to be everyone’s favorite spots, so please comment away.

The winner will be picked at random, using the random number generator and will be announced on Monday February 6th. The winner will receive either the Cricut Once Upon a Princess or the Just Because Cards cartridge. You get to choose. Be sure to check back on Monday to see if you won!




I can’t wait to read all your craft shopping tips and I know you will want to read everyone’s tips too! Here is mine. I love to shop at the Helena Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store because I enjoy the friendly staff, their products, and the 40% off coupons so help my budget. They also take Michael’s coupons. Yahoo!

Now it is your turn to play…. Ready, Set, Shop!!

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Kathy B said...

I love to shop at Michael's. Fortunately, I have 3 of them nearby!

Kathy
theyellow-card.blogspot.com

Seahorse Creations said...

My favorite store to shop is Michaels, I love to actually go and see what they have each week. I always find something new.

JuPooh65 said...

I love to shop at Gaylord, Michigan's Hobby Lobby. They have 40% off one item coupons and a VERY large selection and variety of items. :D

Terrie said...

We have a new Joann's near Indianapolis that I love to shop at it is so big and so many wonderful things. terriebruckman@yahoo.com

Karen said...

It's hard to pick my favorite...but I think it would be A.C. Moore. Their staff is friendly and the store is organized.

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Maureen said...

Hi there! I shop Michael's frequently because it is only 5 miles from my home... which is SO nice because until a few months ago, my husband and I lived THREE HOURS from the nearest scrapbook store! Needless to say, there wasn't a whole lot of crafting going on when we lived in that Texas desert. Happy to be back to my crafting :) I do have to say though that a new favorite crafty purchase of mine is the Kit of the Month and the Stamp of the Week at Unity Stamp Co... I've been going craft crazy lately!

Dianne said...

I have two. One is Scraporiam in Lutz, Fl. and the other one is JoAnnes with coupons.

Anonymous said...

I shop online using EBAY. My favoirte seller is PROUD PARENT'S. He is an authorized cricut dealer. He does NOT charge shipping and you can really get cartridges cheaper here IF you are patient. He ships the day you win or IF late in the day, he ships the next day. He has 100% feedback.

Jennie said...

I absolutely love Creative Memories. There products are truly tested and I know I'm getting the best. I have done many, many albums and projects using their great products!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

My favorite is probably Jo-Ann's due to the selection, sales, and coupons. However, Big Lots and Tuesday Morning are hit or miss as to what they might have, but their prices are incredible on scrapbook stuff!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

I like shopping at estate sales for supplies, vintage papers, fabrics, etc. Stuff is usually unusual... and totally affordable! So many treasures. My favorite find was a box of handmade lace that was $1.

DebbyP said...

I love JoAnns in Concord, Ca. They have a large selection of card stock that I stock up on when they're having a 6 for $1.00 sale. I also like the layout of the store. It's easy to find things and gotta love those coupons and the fact the accept competitors coupons too which I've used to save $$$$. :). I also love scrappersmusthaves.com. Good prices for my ATG gun tape refills and they also have good sales on Cricut Cartridges.
TTFN from a follower. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

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cropmom66 said...

My favorite place to shop is Archivers. They have the best selection of items in my area. After that...Joanns. I probably shop there most often because it's close. Our Archivers is a 1/2 hour away, and Joann's is about 5 mins.

jkstiles77 said...

My favorite place to shop is Jo-Ann's. Love the 40% off coupons!

Tanya said...

I love to shop at Hobby Lobby. That's pretty much all we have around here! Always use their 40% off coupons ;)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

I love to shop at Jo Ann's. They have the best scrapbooking dept. The people there are so nics and very helpful. I would love to win the just Because cartridge.

Kim said...

I love to shop at Home Depot for misc scapping goodies for my mini books and JoAnnes. We have a new one here in Katy, Tx that is super! Love your blog by the way.

Teri said...

I too love to shop at Joanns. I love the 40% off coupons and they run such great sales also. I am fortunate to have Joanns, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby very close!
terilawson88@yahoo.com

Grandma Nancy said...

This is not an easy answer as I spread it around....a lot!!! LOL Eeny-meeny-miny-mo.....JoAnn's
Thanks for the opportunity to win a fun prize.

Suanne said...

I have 3 stores all close to where I live, so they are all my favorite. Joanns, michaels and porters.

Sandy said...

Michaels is my favorite craft store. They're big, clean and have a wide variety of crafting supplies and always coupons.

Brenda said...

Out of the stores that are near me, my favorite is Michael's. I wish we had an AC Moore or Joanns closer to me. My online favorite is cricutmachine.com.

Carole W. said...

I shop at all of the craft stores as well as some online sites! But I have to admit that I love Archiver's! There is one at the local mall so I get to go often (but not too often as I would be completely broke!). I love Hobby Lobby but don't have one here so I definitely visit when I'm in the vicinity of one!

gomatt said...

My favorite place to shop is Stamp This Scrap That in Minocqua WI. They carry all the cool things that ya can't buy at Michael's or HL. Like flower soft, gold color embellishment edging paper & different pens that just can't buy any where else. They have make & take table in the back with 8 cards offers running each week. It teaches you things you many don't know how to do. They are very friendly and always willing to help explain something or give you ideas. They will also order anything you need that they don't carry. I wish every town had a store like this.

Ellen S. Jarvis said...

I do most of my shopping for scrap things on-line. My two favorite retailers on-line are Happy Scrappy (www.happyscrappy.us) because Alex sells Cheery Lynn dies and soon Spellbinders too at deep discounts and he's a JOY to work with ... and A Cherry On Top (www.acherryontop.com) because they carry a wide range of just about everything else on discount, including oodles of paper companies whose lines I covet.

There are LOTS of product-specific on-line stores I shop for their stamps or digi-art: My Favorite Things, Mark's Finest Papers, Pink by Design, Heather Ellis, WaltzingMouse Stamps, Penny Black Stamps, MarJen Designs....

Locally (Philly burbs) we have NO mom-and-pop LSS's still open, so there's nothing unique around here. I have a Michael's, AC Moore, and JoAnn's all within 3 miles of me. I price shop the sales and take advantage of the coupons ...they all take each other's, but you can only use one per day. None of them has staff more friendly than the other, unfortunately -- they're all pretty grumpy!! :( If my craft involves fabric/sewing/thread, I head to Joann's. If I need more Copic Markers, I head to Michaels, the only one that carries Copics.

If I'm looking for a Cricut Cartridge the only place to get a great deal is on E-Bay. BUY new in package for the safest route and get rewards points and ability to link up to Gypsy. Buy equipment there (new) safely too.

I also buy a lot of gently used craft supplies. I seek out "grab boxes" when DT members purge their manufacturer-supplied goodies; I participate in Facebook pages like ~Get It Sold~ that lists only crafter items for cheap; and you can sometimes find craft goodies in "The Junk Yard" and on Craig's List.

Needless to say, I have a LOT of stuff. I'd have more if I didn't limit my spending to $100/mo for craft supplies!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Casey said...

I like to shop at Hobby Lobby! They always have coupons and sales, they have a great selection, and they are always getting in new products and lines! I can always find something there!

Swimmom said...

I would have to say JoAnn's - because it's the most convenient - only a mile away, there are always coupons or sales, and they carry a large assortment of papercrafting supplies. Although there are certain things I love to go to M's or HL for as well. I"m very fortunate to have everything nearby!

Joy said...

Where I LOVE to shop, and where I end up shopping are two different places. I LOVE to shop at Hobby Lobby!!! What a great store! BUT, I end up shopping at JoAnn's. Hobby Lobby is 50 miles away, while JoAnn's is only 15 miles away. It is my closest craft store. But whereever I shop, I take my coupons!!!

Bonita said...

I buy most of my supplies through Stampin' Up. But my go-to store for other items is JoAnn's. Thanks

M from Texas said...

Already a follower. Love Hobby Lobby, Joann's and Michaels which are really my only choices.:) thanks for the chance to win! Love your blog.

Karen said...

Where do I like to shop for my crafty supplies....everywhere and any where. I seem to have a shopping problem when it comes to crafty supplies. I just said the other day someone needs to organize a crafters AA meeting in the area. I most often shop at Joanne's because it's close and I do love those coupons.

Karen C
emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

Sandy Ference said...

My favorite is Hobby Lobby. They have the widest selection in our area.

I must say, I am looking forward to going to Florida. They have tons of places. Fun-fun.
sandy17897@comcast.net

Terrie Andrews said...

I live an hour away from town so when I go in I go to Michael's, Hobby lobby and Joann's. I like them all. Just retired and just started crafting no matter where I go I find something I need (want).

Carrie K said...

I love Hobby Lobby!! and after that, Ebay is my favorite place to get Cricut carts!

Michelle said...

I shop at JoAnn's and Michael's for everyday items. But when I want something special and unique I go to my locally owned shop called Scrappy Boutique in Orlando FL. I love it there!

Craft Me This said...

Love Michael's, Love Hobby Lobby but I really Love our local Craft store Hearts-n-Crafts in Covina CA. You shop on in a friendly personal atmosphere and they have everything you need.

TeresaK said...

I love to shop online at Erica's Craft Room! I was luckky enough to be added to her design team, starting in Feb! :)

newbie paper crafter said...

I have to say, in my area, I like Michaels better than A C Moore, but I will go anywhere for a good sale. I always check out amazon and ebay. I also like to shop the sites of fellow crafters.

Auntie Carol said...

My favorite place is the Memory Trail in Helena MT. Charmaine, the owner, is so accomodating and helpful. If I find something I want that she doesn't have, she is willing to look for it from her suppliers. They have great classes also! Great place to shop!

Jamie said...

I love to shop at two peas in a bucket for online purchases ( they have almost everything)!

janie said...

I usually shop at Michaels, cuz my daughter works there and gets a discount.

Anonymous said...

I love to shop at all the craft stores- lately Hobby Lobby ha been my favorite. My tip is to have a list of any cartridges or supplies you use regularly you own- so you only buy ones you need or want- and don't accidentily buy ones you already own! bringler@att.net

Connie said...

I like shopping at Joann's. I could spend hours in there.
Thanks for a chance to win. I love your blog!!!!

Jackie "B" said...

My favorite place to shop for craft supplies is Joann's & Michael's. They have great sales and I usually wait for the 50% off for the larger items. My family think that i am addicted to the stores. If I don't get there for a sale I go thru withdrawal symptoms. LOL!

Melanie said...

My favorite place to shop is the clearance isle--it can be in Joann's, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Archiver's. When we travel throughout the country I shop at every craft store I can so that I can scourer the clearance isles. Recently I even found some items that the store GAVE to me because they had been in the clearance isle so long!! My Mom couldn't believe that I could really go to a craft store and get something for FREE!

jennyplace2 said...

I also like to shop at Michaels because of the 40% off coupons, but for cartridge I shop online by listening to everyone for the sales and then I head over to that site. Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge. I have 3 granddaughters and would love to get my hands on the Princess cartridge.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like to shop at Michaels in Parma Ohio, they always have a nice selection.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

6th Street Sundries said...

I do enjoy shopping at Joann's and Hobby Lobby (I do not have a local Michael's... sadface), but my favorite supplies by far are Papertrey Ink, and so I must shop for them online. The quality of the supplies themselves are far superior to any that I've ever seen, and believe me... I'm a craft-supply shop-a-holic (just ask my husband), and theirs are the only supplies I will buy for certain things, like stamps and cardstock.

kaf said...

I like to shop at Michaels for the 40% coupons, but I really like to shop at Red Letter Journals in Grove City, Ohio. The owner is an avid scrapbooker herself and carries lots of paper and embellishments you can't find anywhere else! As for cartridges, cricutmachine.com is my choice.

Wild Rose said...

I love to shop at Urban Scrapbook in Edmonton, Alberta. After that HallmarkScrapbook.com for all things Cricut. Carts are hard to find and expensive in my city and Hallmark has fast service, great prices and flat rate shipping to Canada.

Barbara said...

I love to shop at Michael's. We have a crop night every Friday so I get to see friends weekly and my daughter-in-law works there so I get to see her often. I would love to win the Once Upon A Princess Cartridge. I don't have that one and I have two granddaughters. Thanks for the chance.
bgalyean2011@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love to shop on line at www.paperwishes.com I shopped with them so much that when they told me I was in the VIP section of ordering that just made my day. They don't have cricut cart. but they do have wonderful lines of paper and other goodies.
annod_t@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I really like Hobby Lobby but they are a lot further for me. They will now let uou bring up their coupon on your phone so you don't have to print it out Joann's is where I go most often. They always have coupons and I get to use my VIP card. They are nice and helpful at my store. Sarah

Vickie said...

I love to shop at Archievers both online a in person. They are the best!

taffybruns said...

I love to shop, actually I have decided my hobby is buying. This makes it difficult to choose one place, but I would have to say I shop Joann's more than any other store due to the availability. I also like that they will honor up to 5 coupons at one time if they are different.It also does not hurt that they have a large selection of items.

Sherry said...

I love to shop at Papertrey for most things but whereever I can find the best price fir my Cricut cartridges. I love shopping for all things paper crafting so I'm willing ti check out ALL new and old stores at ANY time!

sl58jl said...

I love AC Moore but Joanne's takes more than one coupon per order so I can get better deals there.

amy said...

I love to shop at Joann's and Big Lots. Unfortunately we don't have those stores here in Canada so I have to settle for Michael's.

KTbirdiegirl said...

I love to shop at Hobby Lobby, but unfortunately the closest one is an hour and a half away. I love to view their weekly sales ad online and their 40% off regular price coupons are an added bonus.
Kathryn

Anonymous said...

I shop mostly at Joann's and Michaels. I always use coupons for anything I purchase. :) Thanks for the chance to win! jennt888@gmail.com

RobinBNY said...

I like Michael's mostly for their 40% off coupons and the convenience of having 2 of them within a 10 minute drive east or west of me. I also adore Hobby Lobby, but the drive is a little further for me. Unfortunately all the smaller independent craft stores seem to be closing up...sad. I do shop online occasionally, but I really like to feel and touch and see the actual size and texture of items.

Weezie said...

I shop at Michaels, Joann's, Hobby Lobby, and love using coupons!

weezielw at aol.com

MizMaryAnn said...

So hard to pick a favorite, but I have to say I spend the most money at Joann's because they take more than one coupon at a time plus their competitors. That sure can add up to a lot of savings. Whenever I want a big item though I wait for Michaels 50% coupon. Whenever I'm in Tacoma, WA I go to Artco. They have all the unusual stuff you can't find at the other two stores. Can you tell I just love to shop?

tndj said...

My favorite place to shop is Archivers.But it is 3 1/2 hours away. I do most of my shopping at Hobby Lobby. Hobby lobby is about 1/2 hr away. Shopping online would be Joann's.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

I really enjoy shopping at Joanns and at Michaels. I shop do alot of my shopping off of ebay
Thanks for a chance to win.
Ana

Boomer Knows said...

I shop at our local scrapbook store, The Scrapbook Zone. Its important to support LSS's otherwise we are left to the mercies of the big chain stores. LSS's bring in different varieties of supplies and I appreciate that!

Kris said...

Well, I have no local craft store... the nearest one to me is Joann's ninety miles and a four-and-a-half hour ferry ride away! So I do a LOT of online shopping. And honestly, I get better deals on EBay for all my crafting needs than anyplace else! And most people are willing to ship to Alaska which many craft company websites are not. So it's EBay my top choice!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Cindy said...

I love to shop at Michaels. They usually have coupons every week. During Christmas they had daily deals which were emailed the day before...

scrappingrandma said...

where I shop depends on what I am looking for..I shop mostly on line with either Joann's or HSN. I shop HSN for Martha Stewart punches because you can get some neat sets and put them on flex pay. We have a nice scrapbook store near by and I do some shopping there but find things cheaper at Joann's with coupons. Wish I lived closer to Joann's or Michael's or Hobby Lobby.

Anonymous said...

I think JoAnns would have to be my favorite. I like their selection of items. Their material prices are lower than Hobby Lobby and they are much closer to me. I always find good sales there and the staff is very friendly.
Anna N.
ann2236@juno.com

Short Scrapper said...

My first choice is Hobby Lobby, followed by Michaels, Joann's, and Creative Time With Emma.

Sunshine said...

I love Archiver's, but it is an hour away so I mostly shop at JoAnn's, Michael's and Hobby Lobby so I can use coupons. My Fav online store is Blitzy really great deals.

Renee
gohogwild dot renee @ gmail dot com

Anna said...

I've got the best of two worlds. Michaels and AC Moore in Lancaster, PA are across a parking lot from each other and two minutes from my house. I love to shop at both of them and never shop without a coupon!

Anonymous said...

Joy of Scrapbooking in Mechanicsburg
PA It is a wonderful shop and the
owner (Stacey) treats everyone like
they were her special customer.

Also she gives great discounts when
you are taking a class in her store

And she is very knowledgeable.

fergie

Queenie said...

I shop mostly at Michaels but would love to have a Hobby Lobby nearby. Friends pick things up for me when they go to Hobby Lobby. Online for Cricut mostly Cricut.com. Thank you for the chance to win a cartridge.

cma21317 said...

Hobby Lobby, JoAnns sometimes Michael love the coupons. I do like to hit big lots or Tuesday Morning if I am in the area where they are. cma21317@sbcglobal.net

Tammy Jones said...

I shop at our local Hobby Lobby. (Our only local crafts store.) Sometimes I drive to Michaels but it is 45 minutes away. I shop online alot from Amazon and a few other sites.

Christie (Sing&Scrap) said...

Right now my fave brick and mortar would be Archivers.... mainly due to the selection and the fact that I'm usually at a crop event when I shop and I get 20% off!! Really miss my LSS that closed a couple years ago though...

Beth said...

I love to shop at Joann's between the coupons and sales I can always find good deals. I love that they price match their website. and their clearance after holidays is great and the one by me has a wonderful staff that is helpful and friendly (Even when they are having to ringing up over 100 sheets of cardstock)

Beth
Baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Debbie J said...

I shop at Michael's mainly because it is the only craft store close to my house. And I use their coupons. But I have been known to drive an hour to shop at Joanns or ACMoore!!!

1Happy Mimi said...

I'm lucky to have a JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby & Michael's within 1 mile of each other. I'm finding that Hobby Lobby has the better prices, but the other stores take everyone's coupons. It ends up a tie between Hobby Lobby & JoAnn's...either way I spend money I shouldn't :)

SaraBug said...

I love to shop at Michaels. It's right down the street from me. I always go to the clearance section first. I have found some great items there. If an item I need is not on sale I always have a coupon, plus they take JoAnn's coupons too.

Vanessa said...

I love to shop at Joanns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Archivers! And, of course Ive got a couple fav online retailers too! Thanks!!!

CathyinMN said...

If I lived closer (it's over 100 miles away), I would have to say Crafts Direct because it is absolutely huge and I could spend an entire day or two there and not get bored and probably be able to find everything I need. However, since I am not that close, I usually got to Michael's with a coupon. I really love a deal, and coupons really help.
Thanks for the chance to win!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

C.Good said...

Totally love Michael's!

Anonymous said...

I have Michaels, Hobby Lobby & Joanns here but Michaels has the largest collection of my type of crafting. I usually go there first for supplies. Thanks for the great prize choices!!!! Have a GREAT week & Good Luck to ALL who enter!!!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Anniebee said...

I love Hobby Lobby becuase they have everything! They have larger selections of tools, stickers and embellishments than the other brick and mortar stores plus they have supplies for other crafts as well so no matter what I'm working on, I can usually find it there. Michael's would be my second favorite but I don't like the way their stores are organized.

Lizzie said...

I love to shop at Hobby Lobby specially with the 40% coupon.

Debbie said...

I do not have any stores close to me, 60 miles away is a Joanns and a Hobby lobby, 300 miles is the nearest Michael's but I do love these stores when I get there, then Archives which is a 12 hour drive where my one son lives is also great
upnurse at aol dot com

Pat said...

I like Michaels for cardstock and scrapbook paper; nice selection if you don't want to buy a whole pack; just new to cardmaking because I'm also a jewelry designer and of course I have lots of places to shop for beads, silver, etc.

Sarah said...

I think Hobby Lobby is my favorite--they have so many great sales!

PAT said...

Oh how I wish we had a Michael's or Joann's in Hawaii... I shop at our local craft store - Ben Franklin Crafts.

kimba5 said...

I have 2....Joann's that is 45 mins away from my house...and Michaels which is 2 hrs away (when I get to go there!) Michaels is my top pick though!!

Miranda said...

I mostly shop online for convenience. But locally I go to Michael's!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Cynthia B. said...

My favorite place to shop for crafts is Hobby Lobby. Of course I like scrapbooking supplies, but they also have kids' crafts, so we've gone there for pinewood derby supplies for my son, crafts for my daughter's Girl Scout troop, plus I've bought frames and other home accents too. So one-stop shopping for me. :)

jenway9 said...

My favorite place is Simon Says Stamp. They offer competitive pricing on all the latest and greatest items and there is a flat rate for shipping and orders over a certain amount (can't think what that is $45 I think) is free shipping.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

I love to shop at Custom crops and Michales with coupons.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I have three craft stores within 1/2 mile of each other...of the three, my favorite is JoAnn's ...but my daughter would have to say "mom's"...lol

mj
(grannyemjay on the cc board)

lehalll said...

I shop at Hobby Lobby because it's closest to my home and I can print off a 40% off coupon before I go. I also like Michael's and JoAnn's when they have sales and I have the time to travel a little farther.

Betsy said...

I like to shop at my LSS, Scrapbooking By Lisa, because they have or can order just about anything I need for my cardmaking/scrapbooking. They also take JoAnn's coupons!!!
lbrown7@neo.rr.com

Ian said...

Thanks for the chance at winning a cart! That's awfully nice of you. :) I love to shop at Joann's for the in-person type of thing. Other than that it would be cricutmachine.com or hallmarkscrapbook.com. They have such good deals it's hard not to go in for one cart and get 3 (ok, maybe 7 or 8). haha. :)

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
My two favorite places are Michaels & a local craft store named The Happy Scrapper.
debbieanng@yahoo.com

Shauna said...

My favorite place to shop is Michaels. I love their coupons and they will also take Hobby Lobby or Joanns coupons. It seems like each week someone has a 50% off coupon. My favorite place to shop used to be Roberts since I live in the Salt Lake Valley. But This month they have now closed all of their stores. So sad!! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

scar12350@aol.com

ehbost said...

I shop at A C Moores when they have 50% off coupons. I try to find the best deals wherever I can, honestly.

Sally said...

I love to shop at the Joann's Fabric in Round Rock, TX. The always have a great selection of materials and an amazing staff!

Tracy P. said...

I really work the craft trio in my area-Michaels, AC Moore and Joann's, although I have to say my new found favorite has been TJ Maxx. You can get great deals for a fraction of the craft store pricing. Thanks for the chance to win!

shasta said...

Hobby Lobby because they have such a good selection of scrapbook items and I always find carts there at a good price.

Carol D.
dasi55 at roadrunner.com

marg0006 said...

I am not one to pick a fave for anything because I'm always changing depending on the need. Usually price & ease of purchase control my decision making. Not to long ago I had no craft store near by. Now I live extremely far from any craft store. I do go to Michaels when a friend takes me. I like Oh My Crafts and watch for sales. Thanks for the chance at a cart. I don't own any of them.

VeronicaA said...

My favorite place to shop is JoAnn's. I love the variety of crafting products and the fact that there are store coupons to use. I can also use coupons at J's from their competitors. Sweet!
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

grammy deed said...

When I shop I go to Michael's clearance isle first-once found a Martha Stewart score board for $5.00-didn't have the directions but I just went online. Then I go on over to JoAnn's Fabric and again start with the clearance isle and then on over to Hobby Lobby clearance isle. After searching the clearance isle I go comb the scrapbooking isles to find the best bargains usually at 40% off. For cartridges it is sometimes cheaper to buy online. I found a Furry Friends cart. at Menards for $9.99 and couldn't pass it up. Don't have Princess or Just cards cart so whoopee with three grand daughters I could put it to good use. Thanks for the opportunity
guy1065ataoldotcom

Carla said...

I like to get my supplies and things at Archiver's and Jo-Ann's!

Carla from Utah

Betsy said...

I shop at Joann's and Michaels. I go to Memory Miser online.

Betsy

moknowsall said...

i shop at Michaels and Joanns in the bay area, always with a 40% off coupon or my iphone apps. I love "scrap your trip" for unique scraping paper supplies, and usually find cricut cartridges on ebay for reasonable $. My LSS is Jazzy Crafts in Castro Valley, CA. all the others have closed.

Pam said...

My favorite place to shop is JoAnne's. In the area I live, the JoAnne's has a better selection of paper crafting items. I also love shopping on line at Blitsy! Love a deal!

Jane said...

The Scrapbook Factory Superstore in O'Fallon, Illinois is my favorite place to shop. I get there about 4 times a year when I visit my daughter.

Janiew

NavyMom said...

I don't think I can choose just one place. Green Tangerines would be at the top of the list with Joanns and Micheals coming in close behind. Depends on what I'm working on at the time. They are all my "Toys-R-Us" for paper crafts.

TYJ419 said...

I typically like going to JoAnn's first loaded my coupons which includes competitors because I can use up to three coupons at a time. Example, they will take up to three of their own coupons if they are different or those of competitors. The competitors coupons they won't accept are those off the total order.

Janeen said...

I usually shop at AcMoore, Joann's and Michaels. Hobby Lobby is over an hour away, but love the deals there too! Joann's is great because they take multiple coupons and 10% off circut circle!

majelica@comcast.net

Heather P said...

My favorite local chain just closed unfortunately, but a close second is Heartfelt Creations in Sandy, UT. They have TONS of product as well as ala carte items. I still shop online though if I want something NEW, or unique. Thanks for the chance to win!
Heather P
www.heather-p.blogspot.com/

Colin said...

Here in Toronto, Canada, most of our craft stores have gone. Micheal's or Wal-Mart. Out of the two I choose Micheal's. I need to go looking, I might be missing something better.

Colin

JenE said...

I live kind of far from any store so I'm loving technology these days! My favorite online store to shop is joann.com. They have such great sales, always a coupon to be had, and you can get any type of crafty supply!
JenE, jenblossom93 at gmail dot com

Jill said...

Wow, I have 4 places I shop. If I had to choose, it would be a local scrapbooking store called Helenes here in Santa Rosa, CA. Its a great place to take classes also!

Mom of 2 Monsters said...

I mostly shop at Michaels. It is only 5 minutes away from my house. I like Joann's and ACMoore too but the closest ones are at least 45 minute drive.

Audacitie said...

Love to shop any & all the typical craft stores. Find dollar type stores also helpful.

Aud

Michele Green said...

I love to shop at Archivers because I can see the paper lines in person. Unfortunately I'm a sale kind of girl so I don't buy too much there but I love to look!! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!
Michele
michelegreen120 at gmail dot com
www.michelegreen.com

Anonymous said...

I love to shop at Micheal's and Hobby Lobby. Also many web sites.
My drive is over 50 miles to both stores..
nana to 6

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I like shop at Joanns because they have a huge selection of paper and stickers.

Jessica said...

My favorite place to shop for everything crafting related is Crafts Direct in St. Cloud MN. It is just HUGE and filled with tons of fun supplies and lots of great ideas!! :)

Anonymous said...

I shop at Hobby Lobby. I live rural and they are the closest craft store to me, an hour away! They have great discounts and the employees are always so kind and helpful.
martysbarn@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I live within 10 miles of ACMoore, Michaels, Joann and Hobby Lobby, which can be a good thing or a bad thing. I do not have a favorite of these 4.I check the weekly adds and can hit all 4 stores in one day. If the item is not on sale I use their coupons. In our area all 4 stores take one other coupons except Hobby Lobby. They will only take their own. I also buy some items on ebay.

Kathy
Bethlehem, PA

Barb A. said...

I'm a new subscriber. My favorite place to shop is Hobby Lobby. Thanks for the giveaway.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Gail said...

I love the super Joannes. When paper goes on sale there is so much to choose from.

AshleyE said...

I love to shop at Hobby Lobby! Great selection! However when it comes to online shopping I like scrapbuck.com! Great items at great prices!!

BarbaraR said...

I love to shop at Clare's Keepsake in Clarksville, DE. Clare has a great selection of scrapping materials and is always willing to order whatever she doesn't have in stock. She offers fun and instructive classes and is the friendliest person you would ever want to meet.

BarbaraR said...

I love to shop at Clare's Keepsake in Clarksville, DE. Clare has a great selection of scrapping materials and is always willing to order whatever she doesn't have in stock. She offers fun and instructive classes and is the friendliest person you would ever want to meet.

Anonymous said...

I love going to Michael's. Using the 40% coupons helps the budget and gets the supplies I want.
vickigrove@yahoo.com

Momof4inArlington said...

Until last August, I was fortunate enough to live within a 1/2 mile of Michael's, AC Moore, and Jo-Ann's. Having moved to a small town, now I have only a small Jo-Ann's, (which does not cater to the paper crafter), within 100 plus miles. I've been so sad without my craft shopping pick-me-ups. However, I've read every single post, before mine, and now I have a list of online sites to check out. Maybe I'll find a new favorite! Thank you for all the new resources!

Marcia said...

I usually go to JoAnne's because it is close, but tomorrow I am making a trip to Michael's to look for a few different bargains.

mb6464@hotmail.com
marciasmemories.blogspot.com

lmkindell1 said...

I shop at Michaels alot but I go to Joann's also, the problem they are closing and opening a new one very little left.

Linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

Reesey said...

I shop anywhere there is a deal...Ebay, Joanne's, Michael's, Walmart. I even drive over 50 miles to get to the AC Moore because they closed the one in my town. They match coupons from other stores and they have the rewards card to! I plan my big purchases around a trip to AC Moore.

Nancy C. said...

My favorite place to shop is Hobby Lobby. I can actually say that I can spend hours just looking around at all the "good stuff" they have and the 40% weekly coupon definitely helps!

ncichocki at ptd dot net

Dawn, RI said...

I shop where ever I can get the best deal,Ebay, Joanns, Michaels
ACMoore and also the new online shop BLITZY. The 3 stores are with in 7 miles of my house.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Joann's the only place in my town to shop for crafts. I love when they have 50% off coupons!
Annette
abetenson@hotmail.com

valerie said...

I like to shop online at Stop and Scrap. They ship the items to me quickly and I get bonus points with each purchase.

vharrison 902 at gmail dot com

SherriB said...

I love to shop at Michael's and Scrapbooking Warehouse. They have a large selection of crafts. I also shop at Hot Off the Press quite a bit and receive their dazzles kit every other month.

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Jenscrapstoo said...

I love custom crops, they post to Australia and have prompt delivery
Cheers jendewar at optusnet.com.au

Linda said...

I've only been to Hobby Lobby once and I'd say that is my favorite place. I wish they had one closer to my home. They have just about anything you're looking for!

Linda
http://www.craftingwithnana.blogspot.com

GiGi said...

My favorite place to craft shop is JoAnn's. It's an hour drive for me so when I do get to go I enjoy it so much! Plus it's a Super store so they always have TONS of stuff! Thanks for the chance!

Laura said...

I have a secret obsession with papertrey ink!! I just love their products!!

Nette said...

I do most of my shopping on-line. I look for sales, my favorites - HallmarkScrapbook.com, Scrapbookpal.com, OhMyCrafts.com, ScrapbookFarm.com, CustomCrops.com & shoppumpkinspice.com.

Nette R
netter at q dot com

Appleblsom13 said...

My favorite place to shop is the store that has what I want on sale. I'm lucky enough to have Joann's, Michaels, Hobby Lobby and a wide selection of other stores close by so I check them all out.

CarolynG said...

My favorite store to shop at is Crafts2000. It is located in St.Clairsville, OH inside the Ohio Valley Mall. I only get to go there a few times a year when we travel up that way. I just picked up the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut cartridge for $15.00 on clearance. I also got some finger ink daubers ($1.19 for 3 pack) and tons of other goodies. It has become my favorite craft store. I NEVER come out of there empty handed!!

Melissa said...

One of my favorite places to shop would be online at oh my crafts and if I would choose something in my city it would have to be, Michaels!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

NLGirl said...

Another vote for Michael's. ��I look forward to going once a week ( more if I lived closer ) I always find something new to add to my scrapbooking supply.
It's a good thing I don't live closer because I'd be broke ��
The staff are all so friendly and helpful.
My favourite online store would be difficult to pick just one because there are several I shop from quite often and I guess it depends on what you're looking for.
Looking forward to reading people's pick's because I may learn of another favourite.��

mary said...

Our only available craft stores are Hobby lobby, micheals, AC Moore, and, recently, joann,( yea). I find that the chain stores usually carry the same things and don't vary as far as getting newer products in. The same spellbinders, the same embossing folders. They don't get in the new products, just keep the same old stuff. I get all excited when the manufactures show their new stuff and I can never find it in the stores. I have to go online or wait for a show to come.

Stacy said...

I like to shop on Ebay for cricut cartridges and Joanns for paper and supplies.

Anonymous said...

We live in the mountains, so I use the internet for most of my cricut shopping....therfore my favorite sit is Cricut Machine.

Marcia said...

I usually shop @ JoAnne Crafts because it is nearby, but I also raid the $ stores for bargains.

mary stuart said...

Pat Catan's is my favorite local shop. I can always find what i need, as well as some great prices. Archiver's has different items plus they have their awesome classes. Love your blog, Linda! You find such wonderful creations to share with us!

JustJules said...

I love to shop at Joann's, Michaels and Hobby Lobby in Provo, Utah. Fun stuff!!!

Julie

SouthernMrs said...

My favorite place to shop is my local Joann's. I also use their online store when they have free shipping sales. I love their selection of Coordinations cardstock. I use my Cricut expression on almost all my cards and this is the paper of choice for me. Their paper sales are usually 5 or 6 for $1.00 and you just can't beat that for lots of great papers.
Thanks for the fun contest!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Loveybit said...

I shop at Craft Warehouse in Vancouver Wa. They have the best supply of goodies for paper crafting. The staff is wonderful very creative.

Pixie Camembert said...

My favorite store to shop is Michael's. I love to go and see what they have regularly. Sometimes I have so many coupons "burning a hole in my pocket", that I just HAVE to go each day during my lunch break! I seem to always find something new or something I just have to have.

Mary said...

I would say Micheals. Every chance I get. They have a pretty good selection and I tend to buy things on sale or with a coupon. Never do we buy anything else without those rules. I am am already planning a trip this Friday... Whoo hoo!!! Paper pads 40% off!!!

Debby said...

My favorite store is Crafts Direct but it is almost 2 hours away, so I will go with Joann's that is only 30 minutes away and much more easier to get to. Just wish I could go to both more often.
angel hugs
Debby
angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite place to shop for crafting goodies is
Joanns.
DMcardmaker (email follower)

Em0677 said...

I love the Paper Source, but it can be a bit pricy there. So, usually I try to get to A.C. Moore. Unfortunately, they don't have one where I live, but we do have a Micheal's so that's where I spend my time now...

MizHeidi said...

Joann's is the winner for me!! I do all sorts of crafting, including sewing, and Joanns has some great fabrics :) coupons galore: in my mail, newspaper & cell phone, Joanns takes them all. And the staff at my local store is by far the best! Michaels and Tuesday Morning tie for 2nd ;)

Great blog, glad I found ya!

Anonymous said...

I shop mostly at Michaels and JoAnns because that's all that's available to me. When I go somewhere there is a Hobby Lobby, I love to browse there. For Cricut ctg., I mostly use CricutMachine.com.
jandbjonesrus@yahoo.com

bwaloha said...

Jo-Anns! Love their selection and coupons! Also like the fun acryic stamp sets from from Stamps of Life (see on Facebook or web).

Sandy said...

The last local Scrapbook Store just closed their doors this month and it was always fun to shop there, BUT...

My favorite is Harbor Frieght, Home Depot, and Lowes. It's amazing how many things I find at these stores to incorporate into my scrapping and card making and the prices are unbeatable. I love the hardware isle the most, but the tools, adhesives, totes, and home decorating isles are great too. I can wander these stores for hours and always find something new to try.

BettyBee said...

I love to shop almost anywhere, but find myself at Michael's mostly, because it is convenient, and they offer coupons, and give me a teacher's discount... JoAnn's too, but they are far away. Sad to say our local LSS is closing, so it's more online for special things. Love CricutMachine.com for cartridges. Thanks for such an interesting poll.

Karine said...

My favorite place to shop is at
Archiver's. It is close to home and they always have the greatest selection.

Bobby said...

My closest store for supplies is 20 miles away (JoAnn's) and they are limited. Michael's and Hobby Lobby are 40 miles away. I order more from JoAnn's online than in the store. The best place with a wide variety is Arnie's at Houghton Lake, MI but I only get there in the summer when I'm at the lake as it's 1 1/2 hrs away.

Jennifer H said...

My favorite store to shop at is Michaels. My favorite online place to shop is eBay. You can find some fantastic deals if you really look. I also shop with my Creative Memories consultant.

Coelle said...

It's so hard to just pick one place for shopping. I watch for sales and have shopped mostly at Michaels and JoAnns, but find myself shopping more and more from craft internet sites. Would LOVE the Just Because cards cartridge!!!Thanks!

sandy g said...

I like to shop at our little town's scrap store but it's closing! I also shop ebay and Michaels when I can get to the city.:)

Beth Anne in PA said...

I buy a lot on Ebay, but usually I have checked out the items in the store first. I like to shop Joannes and Michaels to see what's new and dig through their clearance bins (YAY!!). I also love my nearby scrapbook store for technique classes and inspiration. Yes, I am a craftaholic! LOL
Beth Anne in PA
woody42997ataoldotcom

Anonymous said...

Both Michael's and Joann's-both are in town. In Bakersfield I love to go to Simply Scrapbooks-an awesome, independent store.

canana3

Debbie said...

I love to shop at Green Tangerines in Rocklin, CA. It is only a few miles from my house. It is the largest scrapbook store in Northern CA. Everyone there is so helpful and friendly! I do use my coupons at Michaels, JoAnns and Hobby Lobby, though. They are very close to my home also, but I would have to say that Green Tangerines is my favorite.

Debbie

laceylady5155

pcrusberg said...

I like Michael's but there's also a little fabric shop near my house that has 40% off coupons that never expire. I never buy anything without a coupon or great sale price.

joann said...

I like to shop online I can find any thing that I am looking for at a good price. I really enjoy your site.

Anonymous said...

love to shop for scrap paper and card making supplies....I shop at Micheal"s it is local ,Joanns,andtravel for about an hour to Hobby Lobby's love it....go on line buy stamps and all.my daughter got me started into scrapbooking and cardmaking and I just love it...have a good day MaryGuillot

Connie said...

My Goodwill store located in Canton Michigan

Becky said...

Hobby Lobby is my 1st choice. But I also have a Michael's, Joann's and Archiver's. I am driven by the coupon and price. I must say, I go to Archiver's for so unique embellishments.

ms Joyce said...

Love love to shop at Michael's .. but then I also like shopping at JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby. Michael's usually has everything I need in one stop.

Anonymous said...

I shop at Scrapbook Centrale in Montreal. I also shop online. I enjoy the 20 minute class that they have every Monday.
Nancy

Sue S. said...

My favorite local retailers are Archiver's, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michael's, and Hobby Lobby. My favorite online retailer is CricutMachine.com - great prices and promotions on cricut cartridges and supplies!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Grams716 said...

My favorite place to shop for craft items is Joanns. Love their coupons and the way their craft area is set up.

Anonymous said...

I love ur blog and all ur videos! I do alot of my shopping at michaels, I love the 40% off coupons! Plus i have the app on my phone so I always have a coupon !
Thanks
Angie
arhodes52202@yahoo.com

ownhomedog said...

I love to shop at Michaels. There seems to be much more of a selection and I love using coupons and saving with their rewards card!
Diane ~ ownhomedog.blogspot.com

Brit K. Designs said...

Well I have 2 favorites. Crafts Direct is a semi close crafting superstore(it's about an hour from me), gotta love a craft store that's nearly the size of Sam's Club that also takes coupons from all competitors and will price match all the ads too, lol! Online, I love CropChocolate.com! Cheap, fun, lots of cool product!

Melody Lane Designs said...

I love shopping Hobby Lobby clearance Isle after they have marked it down twice. Today Joann.com has the cricut mini for only $99

Craftymaw said...

I enjoy shopping at Jo-Anns because I love using the coupons and sales esp on cardstock and is the closest craft store I have. (about 1/2 hr away) Hobby Lobby is next, which is almost nearby.I had subscribed to be a follower and to my email. What a great giveaway! I hope to win Just Because so I can use it mainly for making cards, which I love to do in my spare time. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks so much.

natasha said...

michael's is my favorite. unfortunately, the nearest one is 250 miles away! so, i only get to shop there occasionally.

Diane said...

Wow your blog is awesome! I dont have either of those carts, thanks for the opportunity too win. Happy Friday and hopefully happy Monday for me.

Cherie said...

I love to shop at Archivers! It is my favorite place to go! I wish they had one in every state... because I move a lot and miss is so much when I am gone!!

mommyann1 said...

Although I don't live near an Archiver's, I visited one inSalt Lake City. It was the COOLEST scrapbook store!!! I made my Dear Hubby spend almost $100. (I tried to use restraint!) There's also a place about 1/2 hour from me called Ruban Rouge. Very net little shop! Love to go there, too!

RobinBNY said...

The Big Box stores like Michael's and JoAnn's are about all that is left near me. I love to actually feel the products and judge the colors in person. Photos on an online store can only show you so much.

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