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Old 01-03-2014, 07:51 AM   #1
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My husband and I are now traveling in an RV around the country. We're in the San Diego area through mid-February and am looking for good local stores or Stampin' Up demonstrator for classes. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:16 AM   #2
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San Diego, like everywhere else, has seen a lot of great stores close in the last few years. We are lucky to have some quality shops left around town:
Stamping Details in Poway has a class almost every day and some great visiting designers, too. Down the road from there is Cool Scrapbook Stuff and they have nice stuff, some stamps and some classes.
Others:
Scrappin' Attack, Santee
Paper Tales, Point Loma
Stamping Addicts, La Mesa
Ever After Scrapbooks, Vista
If I think of more, I will let post them. If I get a Stampin' Up! event together while you're here, I will call you.
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We are so fortunate in San Diego to have quite a few independent stores available. A few long time stores have closed in the past couple years such as Cool Scrapbooking Stuff, Cat's Craft Cupboard, Jazi's, GeGe's, Pink Pineapple and Yellow Bird so if you hear of any of these, don't try to find them, Here are some of my favorites:

thestampaddict.com The Stamp Addict Blog
They have a large supply of stamps & many classes. If you are in town when Michael Strong is teaching with his line of stamps, I would highly recommend you try to get in a class. Here's some info on Mike: The Born Doodler is San Diego Rubber Stamping Artist Michael Strong

Paper Tales
Paper Tales in Point Loma is a dream of a store& really nice people. Their classes run a little high for my budget, but you definitely need to take a tour of the store and bring lots of money - you will find so much you want.

Stamping Details : Rubber Stamps and Mixed Media in Poway / San Diego, CA
This is another dream store - incredible inventory. I am a little more old fashioned, so many of their classes aren't my style and some of their altered media art classes are outside my meager craft budget.

Debbie Design Delights: November 2013
I have not been to this shop since they moved, but she had the most amazing inventory in her old store. If you couldn't find something, no matter how obscure -Debbie had it in stock. Some of her inventory is older, but she has the newest stuff too. Debbie is an absolute joy & gives impromptu technique tutorials if you ask a question. Her store is just down the road from the Stamp Addict, so you can do both in an afternoon.

Of the Heart
This store is "close" to my heart as it is the store where I took my first classes & spent my first thousands of dollars when just getting into this hobby a very long time ago. They just celebrated their 22nd anniversary. Bev & Gretchen are wonderful - just so helpful & they taught me so much. They cram an awful lot of stuff in a tiny store. I also like their class prices - $15 each or you can buy a pass that gives you 4 classes for $40. They also have some free classes where you only pay for the supplies you pick out to use.

Hope that helps!
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We are so fortunate in San Diego to have quite a few independent stores available. A few long time stores have closed in the past couple years such as Cool Scrapbooking Stuff, Cat's Craft Cupboard, Jazi's, GeGe's, Pink Pineapple and Yellow Bird so if you hear of any of these, don't try to find them, Here are some of my favorites:

thestampaddict.com The Stamp Addict Blog
They have a large supply of stamps & many classes. If you are in town when Michael Strong is teaching with his line of stamps, I would highly recommend you try to get in a class. Here's some info on Mike: The Born Doodler is San Diego Rubber Stamping Artist Michael Strong

Paper Tales
Paper Tales in Point Loma is a dream of a store& really nice people. Their classes run a little high for my budget, but you definitely need to take a tour of the store and bring lots of money - you will find so much you want.

Stamping Details : Rubber Stamps and Mixed Media in Poway / San Diego, CA
This is another dream store - incredible inventory. I am a little more old fashioned, so many of their classes aren't my style and some of their altered media art classes are outside my meager craft budget.

Debbie Design Delights: November 2013
I have not been to this shop since they moved, but she had the most amazing inventory in her old store. If you couldn't find something, no matter how obscure -Debbie had it in stock. Some of her inventory is older, but she has the newest stuff too. Debbie is an absolute joy & gives impromptu technique tutorials if you ask a question. Her store is just down the road from the Stamp Addict, so you can do both in an afternoon.

Of the Heart
This store is "close" to my heart as it is the store where I took my first classes & spent my first thousands of dollars when just getting into this hobby a very long time ago. They just celebrated their 22nd anniversary. Bev & Gretchen are wonderful - just so helpful & they taught me so much. They cram an awful lot of stuff in a tiny store. I also like their class prices - $15 each or you can buy a pass that gives you 4 classes for $40. They also have some free classes where you only pay for the supplies you pick out to use. You can also try their Friday Happy Hour: http://www.of-the-heart.com/classes.shtml

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Sorry about the double post - don't know how that happened - I only hit enter once, but it took forever to post.
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Sounds like I need to tell DH our next vacation spot is going to be San Diego!
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Cool Scrapbook Stuff was closed for a few months while they moved but they reopened and the new space is quite nice. Worth a visit! Really sad about GeeGee's in Carlsbad, they were around for a long time and had every stamp ever (I am prone to exaggerate but you get the picture).
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