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phunkymama 06-11-2008 05:21 AM

Another PA stamp store closing...
 
Just got my flyer that Rubberbuggy in Strasburg is closing. Can't say that I'm surprised, as the last time I was in, inventory was kind of stagnant, and I'd heard that business was down.

I've never gone to any of the Amish stamp places out that way, but I've heard that they exist, I just don't know where they are. I hope Stamp-ede out in York is doing OK, because that's all that's left, other than White Swan in DE, and I hear they're having a hard time of it too.

carabecca 06-11-2008 05:36 AM

I live in DE, but haven't heard of White Swan. Are they in the Wilmington area? And do you have a web site for them?

CR8tive K8 06-11-2008 05:49 AM

Oh man - I was just there in March and thouht the same thing about their inventory.... but it IS getting harder to find good stamp stores anywhere! Guess everyone is on the web shopping now... cheaper to surf than to drive all over!

Mom0fgirls 06-11-2008 05:58 AM

Oh... thats sad........... :(

craftymel 06-11-2008 06:04 AM

That really is a bummer. I never even got a chance to go to the store.

mnewby 06-11-2008 06:17 AM

I live in Millerstown (west of Harrisburg) and we have 1 Amish stamp store. They sell a lot of great stamps.

Laura ODonnell 06-11-2008 06:26 AM

it made me so sad to hear this when I got the newsletter.

Annek 06-11-2008 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by phunkymama (Post 10120377)
Just got my flyer that Rubberbuggy in Strasburg is closing. Can't say that I'm surprised, as the last time I was in, inventory was kind of stagnant, and I'd heard that business was down.

I've never gone to any of the Amish stamp places out that way, but I've heard that they exist, I just don't know where they are. I hope Stamp-ede out in York is doing OK, because that's all that's left, other than White Swan in DE, and I hear they're having a hard time of it too.

I got my flyer last week & wasn't surprised. I am really bummed for Kris, she has put her heart/soul into the business. I will miss shopping there, seeing Kris & Evie (her niece) & hanging out for the monthly stamp nights. :-(

It really sucks :-(

Anne

mullycat 06-11-2008 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by carabecca (Post 10120548)
I live in DE, but haven't heard of White Swan. Are they in the Wilmington area? And do you have a web site for them?

Not to hijack, but I wanted to answer this because I at White Swan last year and it is nice little store. It's in New Castle, BTW.

mullycat 06-11-2008 10:20 AM

And P.S. I am very sad about Rubberbuggy as well...

nancystamps 06-11-2008 10:28 AM

I love White Swan, but I don't manage to get there more than once or twice a year. My GF lives right in the historic area there, nice place to spend an afternoon!

wendyp81 06-11-2008 11:57 AM

We were hoping to take a day trip to Lancaster one of these weekends (when the heat breaks) and that was one of the stops I wanted to make. I haven't been there yet. bummer! Do you know when they're closing?

mullycat 06-11-2008 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by wendyp81 (Post 10125352)
We were hoping to take a day trip to Lancaster one of these weekends (when the heat breaks) and that was one of the stops I wanted to make. I haven't been there yet. bummer! Do you know when they're closing?

Their final day of business will be Saturday, July 26th. Markdowns will be as follows:
June 9-14 - 15% off
June 16-28 20% off
June 30-July 5 25% off
July 7-12 30% off
July 14-19 40% off ** final week for credit card sales
July 21-26 50% off - **cash or check only
Any remaining stock will be sold on Ebay

javagirl984 06-11-2008 12:48 PM

I received my email last Friday from them. I stopped in at Stampede to pick up my EZMount and was talking to the owner about Rubber Buggy closing. I think the web is hurting Stampede as well. I refuse to order from web stores that sell the same items as Stampede. And if they don't carry it, you can ask them to special order. They will try to get whatever you need. They even advertise in the newsletter that they will ship it to you. I love Stampede and hope they are able to stay in business.

Anyone living in or near the York, PA area or if you are visiting; please stop in the Stampede and check out the inventory. They have a ton of stamps and other cool stuff. When I was there on Friday; a woman walked in and just stood there and said "WOW!". I asked her if it was her first time and she said "yes". They were vistiting the area for the street rod show. You can spend hours in that store just browsing.

Wheeless 06-11-2008 12:54 PM

I had a hard time finding any good craft stores in PA when I was there. Too bad.

C

BrandiP 06-11-2008 12:59 PM

I have an excel spreadsheet of the Amish stores in Lancaster County, PA. I got it from Cindy. It is an awesome reference! Most of the spreadsheet is scanned business cards so you do have to do a little bit of the research for directions and so on. If anyone is interested please let me know! I'd be happy to PM it. YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR PM. I know this topic comes up a lot for PA stampers (lack of stamp shops) but it does seem like there are a good number of high quality stores still left. Although, I will greatly miss Rubber Buggy closing because Kris was such a kind person!

starsia70 06-11-2008 06:26 PM

I would love to have a copy. I know i live in NH but i try to get to PA about once a year. And my parents go once or twice a year as well. Sad about Rubberbuggy, i had stopped in there a few times. Kim

mnewby 06-11-2008 06:32 PM

I would love to have a copy of it if you don't mind.

javagirl984 06-11-2008 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by BrandiP (Post 10126058)
I have an excel spreadsheet of the Amish stores in PA. I got it from Cindy. It is an awesome reference! Most of the spreadsheet is scanned business cards so you do have to do a little bit of the research for directions and so on. If anyone is interested please let me know! I'd be happy to PM it. I know this topic comes up a lot for PA stampers (lack of stamp shops) but it does seem like there are a good number of high quality stores still left. Although, I will greatly miss Rubber Buggy closing because Kris was such a kind person!

Brandi
I would love to have a copy. Thanks.

CknODaC 06-11-2008 08:05 PM

here is a website with a few PA stamp stores... I've only been to DePue's in Tannersville, but hope to check out some more... we don't have anything close to us up here in the northeast corner...

http://www.rubberstampinglinks.com/s...nsylvania.html

CknODaC 06-11-2008 08:06 PM

oh wow! I just noticed there is a stamp store on Mill Street in Danville! My son goes to Geisinger Medical down there all the time!

French Chablis 06-12-2008 03:22 AM

I am very sorry to hear that a stamp shop is closing. This does not personally affect me because I live in a different country but I do think it is important to support your local craft/stamp shops. I know many of us have access to buying stuff over the web now, but lets be honest, nothing beats having a good browse around a stamp shop, getting your hands on the stuff, and mooching though all the embellishments. We used to have a good shop about an hour from us and it was always a treat to go up there, you just never knew what you would find. Now I have moved to France and I really miss having a stamp shop. I have not found a single one so far. I know of some scrapbooking shops but even they are well out of my area. Make the most of them whilst you still have them!!!!

misse336 06-12-2008 03:35 AM

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Originally Posted by BrandiP (Post 10126058)
I have an excel spreadsheet of the Amish stores in PA. I got it from Cindy. It is an awesome reference! Most of the spreadsheet is scanned business cards so you do have to do a little bit of the research for directions and so on. If anyone is interested please let me know! I'd be happy to PM it. I know this topic comes up a lot for PA stampers (lack of stamp shops) but it does seem like there are a good number of high quality stores still left. Although, I will greatly miss Rubber Buggy closing because Kris was such a kind person!

I would love a copy of Amish stamp stores in PA as well. The only one that I know of is the one in Ephrata. Her store is great and just got some Nesties in, but I would love to visit others as well and see what they have.

javagirl984 06-12-2008 05:14 AM

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Originally Posted by CknODaC (Post 10131304)
here is a website with a few PA stamp stores... I've only been to DePue's in Tannersville, but hope to check out some more... we don't have anything close to us up here in the northeast corner...

http://www.rubberstampinglinks.com/s...nsylvania.html

Thanks for the link. I had no idea there was a store in Manchester, PA. I live in Manchester. Obviously, I'll have to check that one out. And Glen Rock is not too far for me either. Definately have to go there as well.

jetstudio29 06-12-2008 06:08 AM

I meet a couple other SCS'rs last saturday and we went to Rubber Buggy, an amish store in Quarryville, another place close to Kinzers and then to Kingshome stead, they were all great places for stamps and papers!!

jetstudio29 06-12-2008 06:47 AM

Here is the name of the Amish place
Barbara's Stamping Delights
476 Dry Wells Rd
Quarryville, PA 17566
717-786-6278 ext 2

then there is
L & L Stamps
752 Grist Mill Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522
717-445-8416

and
Farmhouse Memories
148-A Harristown Rd
Paradise, PA 17562
717-442-1907

You'll want to check the hours, they all vary.

Northstreet 06-12-2008 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrandiP (Post 10126058)
I have an excel spreadsheet of the Amish stores in PA. I got it from Cindy. It is an awesome reference! Most of the spreadsheet is scanned business cards so you do have to do a little bit of the research for directions and so on. If anyone is interested please let me know! I'd be happy to PM it. I know this topic comes up a lot for PA stampers (lack of stamp shops) but it does seem like there are a good number of high quality stores still left. Although, I will greatly miss Rubber Buggy closing because Kris was such a kind person!

Hi Brandi, I live in Oil City, PA but am originally from San Diego, CA. I can't stand the lack of stamp shops here, since I was used to having so many around when I lived in Cali. Could you send me that list you have? I'd greatly appreciate it...thanks!

PenguinCityLady 06-12-2008 10:39 AM

Goodness, I grew up in Lancaster, lived in Bird-in-Hand a while and used to work near Strasburg!

Small world, and sad the store is closing.

We have no nice stores nearby - I travel almost 2 hours into Canada to shop at Scrapbooker's Paradise in Lethbridge.

Mikes and JoAnne's is 112 miles away anyway, I might was well really enjoy my shopping in Canada!

PenguinCityLady 06-12-2008 10:43 AM

Paradise? Strasburg? Ephrata? Quarryville?

YOU ALL ARE making me homesick something terrible!

Annek 06-12-2008 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by PenguinCityLady (Post 10137810)
Paradise? Strasburg? Ephrata? Quarryville?

YOU ALL ARE making me homesick something terrible!

Awwww, come back for a visit! :-)

PenguinCityLady 06-12-2008 10:49 AM

I do have a high school friend who lives in Lititz....

Oh, how I miss the farmer's markets and fresh fruit and veggies. I keep telling myself I miss the buggies, but I don't think I really do!

Don't ask why, but I'm shocked the Amish have stamping stores. Not sure why, since they have fabric stores and other businesses.

BTW, I'm a grad of Conestoga Valley High School

Annek 06-12-2008 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by PenguinCityLady (Post 10137922)
I do have a high school friend who lives in Lititz....

Oh, how I miss the farmer's markets and fresh fruit and veggies. I keep telling myself I miss the buggies, but I don't think I really do!

Don't ask why, but I'm shocked the Amish have stamping stores. Not sure why, since they have fabric stores and other businesses.

I love the buggies :-) Especially the one that visits my neighborhood selling fresh produce RIGHT TO MY DOOR! Woo hoo!!!

A lot of Amish ladies are involved with stamping. The daughter in the family I buy produce from is an avid stamper. I've never visited any of the Amish owned stamp stores though.

:-) Anne

BrandiP 06-12-2008 01:43 PM

So sorry everyone, I haven't been checking on threads lately. If you want the file and haven't PM'd me yet, please do. You need to include your email so I can email it to you. It's a lot of work to click on each name that requested the file and PM them for their email address and then actually email the file to them. So if you would like the file please be kind enough to send a PM with your email address and I'll get it to you.

The shops Jen mentioned are in the file and from what I've heard are great! I don't know why so many LSS in the area have closed. Maybe it is the lure of shopping on the web, but I completely agree that we need to support these shops as much as possible. Actually connecting with other stampers goes a lot farther than just browsing a website.

BrandiP 06-12-2008 01:44 PM

And seriously, all of you people live in PA and only four of us (Jen, Caroline, Anne, and myself) have come to a PA get together!?? Come on people, get out of the stamping room! :)

julie12775 06-12-2008 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by BrandiP (Post 10140057)
And seriously, all of you people live in PA and only four of us (Jen, Caroline, Anne, and myself) have come to a PA get together!?? Come on people, get out of the stamping room! :)

Where are these PA get together's I've tried to find one, but am sooo lost. I live in between Lancaster and Philly. :)

mnewby 06-12-2008 01:57 PM

I tried to get a group of SCS girls together but no one want to do the drive. I'll drive for a get together. Let me know when and where.

phunkymama 06-12-2008 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrandiP (Post 10140057)
And seriously, all of you people live in PA and only four of us (Jen, Caroline, Anne, and myself) have come to a PA get together!?? Come on people, get out of the stamping room! :)

Well I'm free for the summer, I'd love to get together. I'm in the Plymouth Meeting/Blue Bell/Norristown area.

julie12775 06-12-2008 02:28 PM

I'm in Downingtown, Honey Brook, Exton, Blue Ball area

catcrazy 06-12-2008 02:31 PM

Sorry to hear that Rubberbuggy is closing :(
There is also a small stamp store in Littlestown PA called Stamp Hideaway!

garagesalediva 06-12-2008 02:43 PM

I was also sad to learn of the store's closing. I stopped in any time my husband and I visited the Lancaster area. The store owner was EXTREMELY kind and helpful. I always found great stuff.


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