I have been asked where I get my inspiration from and where do I buy my products for scrapbooking.
So, below are a few websites that I have bookmarked and view frequently for inspiration.
- Scrapbook.com is a fantastic site. You can search by photo size, by style, by technique or by designer.
- A Cherry On Top, is another fantastic site which I like because I can search by Brand (ie. Bo Bunny or Basic Grey) for layouts that others have created with their product lines.
- Two Peas In A Bucket. Very well organized site that is extremely searchable by photo size, company, technique etc.
- Scrap Jazz. Again well organized into searchable categories.
Most of the Brand sites also have galleries too. However I find that they are very narrow in their scope; and by that I mean that if you go to the Bo Bunny site, the layouts are using strictly Bo Bunny products and wouldn't incorporate a competitor's products into the layouts. And for good reason, they are selling their stuff and not the guy down the road's stuff.
As for where do I buy my product from. I'm fortunate enough to live in an area that has a few scrapbooking stores around. There are two in Cornwall, and a few in Ottawa.
Here are a few links to the local stores and some Canadian stores that I have ordered from as well.
- Auntie Em's. My favorite local store. Emma has all kinds of wonderful treats in there. She carries quite a variety of lines and companies.
- Scrap City. On Cornwall Island. Little bit smaller store. These guys don't have a website, but here is a google link for address and phone number.
- Scrap That. An online retailer in Alberta with fantastic shipping rates.
- The Paper Passion. Another local store to me; Ottawa. However Rosa will be closing this store soon, so she is liquidating all of her product, good time to stock up on what she may have left in store.
- Tina's Scrapbooking Creations. Another local to me store. Tina is in Winchester ON.
- What We Found. I've ordered a few times from this one, out of Oregon USA. They are very quick with the shipping too; reasonably price. Just remember that when you order from the states you may end up paying duty, and don't forget the exchange rate!
- Custom Crops. Probably the best site I've found for Cricut products.
- Crafty Steals. A good one to subscribe to; these guys have one item for sale every day, and shipping to Canada is CHEAP! I do find they tend to repeat their 'steals' a bit, but keep an eye on it, they switch it up every so often.
Happy crafting, and if you have a favorite site that I should know about, leave me a comment. Ah heck leave me a comment anyway, I'd love to hear where you get your stuff from too :o)