Glad to meet you!!!
My Mother and her family were from Mt Vernon Il. In fact they are all buried there. I haven't been there in a few years. I know there used to be a scrapbook/ stamp store in Effingham then. Effingham is between where I life and Mt Vernon. I'd just "Google" some towns between where you live and Mt Vernon with Scrapbook stores, and see what you come up with. Then, call the shops before you try to find them. From experience, I have found that a lot of shops go out of business, but their stores are still listed on the internet years after they close down!!!
Anyway, I'm sorry I can't be anymore help to you!!! I love finding new scrap/ stamp shops along my travels!!!