Stamper's Alley is a stamp store that went out of business yesterday -- sad to see yet another favored paper crafting store close. Less local options to shop at but there are plenty of suppliers online ready to sell us products. But it is always nice to have a store front to shop at and a friendly staff to help you each and every time you stop in to shop. Stamper's Alley held a customer's garage sale twice a year and yesterday was their last customer yard sale.
Here are photos of the sale from yesterday --- dreary looking day but it held off raining until we had all packed up and left the sale at 1PM:
DH was nice enough to help me and my PIC (stamping partner in crime) set up our sale area and he helped to cashier for the sales. As the sale began my PIC and I took turns leaving our booth to shop others and we were able to get some great deals. I used money for my new to me products from the sale items I sold at this sale. Here are the photos of items I bought:
Two larger Close To My Heart acrylic blocks - $1 and $2 each - will clean them up for use. Then I also bought stamps with matching dies for $2 each set:
This next photos are two Stampin Up die sets I picked up for $3 each set:
Also for $3 each set are these two die sets:
Clearly the edgelit dies on the left are a few sets combined and the ornamental set on the right is missing one large ornament die but for $3? I don't care. These prices were too good to pass up.
This next photo is the Dazzle Caddy I picked up for $3 at another booth to hold my Stickles:
Here is a photo of Stampin Up stamp sets I bought from different stampers -- $5 was the most I paid. The one stamp set at an angle in this photo is the only set that was used - the rest are brand new:
Found a stamper selling Fun Stamper's Journey so I picked up a stamp set with matching dies:
Also bought a Paper Pumpkin Christmas kit brand new from a stamper for $5:
During the last half hour of the sale a stamper a booth over from us sold all her remaining items half off -- so for $7 I picked these items up:
Only one of the stamps in one of the sets has been used. As for the hand writing on the embossing folders I can use rubbing alcohol from the dollar store to remove that ink. Great deal for sure.
What took me so long -- my step daughter has a "career" and is working a lot of hours at work and never has time to stamp/craft anymore so she decided to sell everything in her craft room -- she brought it all over to my house and I have spent over a week trying to sort all her items and get things priced for the sale and then packed it all up for this sale - here are photos of our booth set up:
With items for sale from my craft room, items from my PIC's craft room, and also everything from my step-daughter's craft room we did quite well..... Certainly can't complain and did not have much to pack up and bring home!
We also had a special shopper stop over to greet us -- Daphne, owner of the Paper Muse in Matthews, NC!! We were happy to see her and she was there to see the owner of Stamper's Alley, Brenda, and all her customers on the last day of business. Once our sale was over we headed to Daphne's store and both myself and my PIC found some great products to buy ---
Daphne has her Halloween and Fall stamps/dies etc on sale this week and I picked up a couple of items on sale. Also bought the new die on the left from Concord & 9th "Noel" and "Joy" letter dies with a wreath die for the "o" in the words. Too cute to not bring home to my craft room! If you are in the area, or passing through, you need to shop Daphne's store. She has cards all over her walls for inspiration and on the top of her display stands. Her store is bright and cheery and WELL stocked with the latest items for us paper crafters -- stampers, scrapbookers, mix media fans, journaling fans, etc. LOVE her store -- here is her information:
The Paper Muse
1905 Rice Rd Ext #108, Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 980 339 3054
She offers classes and is always willing to explain how cards were made, what products used, etc. Well worth a stop at Daphne's for us paper crafters! Am happy to have a store front to shop at because sometimes it is nice to actually see the products in person rather than only ordering items online.
Sorry to see Stamper's Alley close but the owner of Brenda is changing careers and she needs to do what she needs to do. Shopped her closing sale as well and picked up Memory Box and MFT stamp dies at great prices. She had a big turnout for her last day at the store and also at the customer garage sale. Thanks to Brenda for all she offered us crafters!