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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

April 6, 2009 journal page

Damn it. I'm so sad right now. I received several emails this morning from my friends in Arizona telling me that my favorite paper store on Earth is closing their retail store, moving their location and will be focusing on classes. Now the latter part isn't the sad thing, it's the closing of their retail store. They were THE paper store to go to-THE. There isn't another store on the planet like them.

I always had a few reasons to go to Arizona-


One of the BEST damn stamp stores, Frenzy Stamper

one of the Best damn paper stores, The Paper Studio

one of the Best damn scrapbook stores, Scrapbooks, Etc

one of the Best damn art retreats, Art Unraveled

I always had a PLAN. Pretty much every trip I would visit the above stores regardless of where I was going or what I was doing. THEY were a part of my trip.

Damn, and I had woke up feeling pretty good 'til I checked email. Boo hoo!!!!

Everything else in Arizona had better stay the same ;) (well, except you can tone down the heat...LOL!)

Ending on somewhat of a positive note, I am very curious about this book that is due out today!


Artzy Diva said...

Say it isn't so! What a bummer.

Now my interest in that book is piqued. Looks very interesting!

Love the new journal page. Great colors as always!!!

Renee said...

I love your journal page.

And oh by the way, thanks for scaring cancer. I think when you told it to fuck off in that really captial voice tone, it hid behind a bush.

So thank you dear friend.

Love Renee xoxo

Sandy said...

NO. Why are all these great stores closing? I don't get it. I just started journaling and the stores start closing. Do they want us to all get depressed or something? We have enough to worry about. LOL

I love the image and your page. She looks so real.

Thanks for the book link, now I want that book, it looks very good.

Shoshanah said...

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!! i suppose they will be closed by AU. i am sooooooooooooooooooooo sad. so very sad.

crimsoncat05 said...

noooooooo!! I haven't even had a chance to build UP a decent paper stash, yet... I agree too, the other things better stay the same- the friends part will, at least! ;D