Saturday, December 29, 2012

Local Scrapbook Stores can "Shop Local," Too! (part 1)

Helloooo Gorgeouses!!

The Craft and Hobby Association's annual trade show, CHA 2013 Winter Conference and Trade Show, is approaching FAST: January 11 - 15th!  It is the cornerstone wholesale event in the crafting industry, representing companies from around the world.  Many of our Local Scrapbook Stores (LSSes) will be traveling to Anaheim, CA, to meet directly with industry leaders, take classes and seminars, and witness firsthand the latest introductions to the craft market.

While our LSSes shop this world-wide market, a number of wholesale opportunities are available to them right here in New England!  Over the next few weeks, New England Paper Crafts will be highlighting these remarkable local companies as we lead up to CHA.

Fabricate holds a special place in my heart.  They are a local scrapbook store in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine - home of Acadia National Park.  As a renowned tourist destination, Fabricate wanted to fill the demands of their customers by providing papers that would reflect the memories they had experienced on their trip.

Finding a distinct lack of Maine themed papers in the marketplace, Erin Early Ward and Nessa Burns Reifsnyder took the bull by the horns and created Vacationland Papers in 2012.  Classic crafters: "If you can't find it, MAKE it!"

Nessa designed these double-sided, heavyweight papers from her own photos and they are printed in the United States.  They are available through their store in Bar Harbor (I bought one of each) and they are also available to qualified customers, including your LSS, WHOLESALE!

Fabricate has the whole introduction in a Vacationland Photo Album on their  Fabricate facebook page.  I encourage you to click through to see more details!

For more information on how to get YOUR hands on Fabricate's exciting papers, contact Erin and Nessa for more information - they gladly handle both retail and wholesale inquiries!

64 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine  04609
(207) 288-5113

Let us know what you think!  Leave a comment and let us know if you YOU would like to see Maine themed paper in your Local Scrapbook Store!

Happy Day, Laurel Lee Pollard

P.S. - Be sure to contact me with your favorite New England paper crafting wholesaler.  We'd love to hear about them!

New England Paper Crafts