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March 19, 2010


Marilyn Johnson

Please say it ain't so :(. The BEST scrapbook shop in the WHOLE world. Sob, sob, sob :(.

M-C Graves

I am so sorry to hear this! Despite having moved away, you know I looked forward to my visits to Tampa and to the Scrapbook Shoppe! I wish you all nothing but the best! Your store was one of the best and I am sure that we will all miss you!

Heather Thomas

YIKES! I'm sorry to hear about your closing. You all have the best stock of cardstock around. You will be greatly missed.:(


I'm blown away by this, but I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision to make. I'm going to miss you guys.


The Bradenton Crew is in tears. We love you both and will miss our Mondays. I am sure this was a heartwrenching decision. I will see you soon

Karyl Lee

I was so shocked when I received my e-mail!!! You have become like a part of my family and I will miss seeing you every week. I have enjoyed EVERY minute spent at The Scrapbook Shoppe and don't know how I am going to survive without you. Julie & Lexi you are the BEST and I sincerely hope that we can come up with a plan to continue to get together with you both from time to time to be creative together. Personally, I will miss you both and I will miss shopping at your store for long long time. Big hugs to you both!!

Shari Missman Miller

I am just so glad we are friends. Merchandise comes and goes but friends are forever!! Love you! xoxoxoxox

Janet Dachuk

OMG we are sooooo sad to here this! We have looked up to you two so much as great business friends,always able to feed ideas off of each other. We will greatly miss you! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you. Love you guys!
Janet & Coleen
Scrapbooks Etc.


I am so sorry to hear about this! You are (and have been) the best shop in the Tampa Bay area. I have loved your blog and all of the creative and incredible ideas that you have posted. Selfishly, I hope that you'll continue a personal blog. I wish you the best on your next journey! Thank you for everything!

Loyal Customer

This is terrible news! The Shoppe was my daughter's and my favorite scrapbook store! You have the best selection. I wish you luck in your future endeavors.

pam D

How tragic!I remember my first days with you at the old store and how I was so excited to see you grow over the years. You have defined what it means to be great small business owners. I do hope that this begins a nice new chapter in your lives. You will be missed more than you know!

Sandy Beck

OMG! I am so blow away by this news! I was just there the other day! I always buy but not very good @ doing til recently! You all have been such a joy to visit & learn so much from in the past like 11 years! I can't believe it & I am so very sorry for your difficult decision you had to make! Please let me know if you need anything! I will miss you terribly!

Gloria L.

Love you guys! You are always welcome to take a road trip to see me here in northeast AL! HUGS all around!


Ok, I am in shock and so sorry to hear this, I have been there from the beginning when you were a little baby store and you grew and grew, it's kinda like watching the kids sore to bigger and better things. I wish only the best for you, love you guys and will miss you alot! Darla Flynn


I am still in shock after reading this on Friday. I will be in on Friday to pick up my Basic Grey stuff and to visit. I am so sad that you are closing...

Denise M.

You will be sooooo missed! I agree with a previous commenter - hope you can keep the blog going with your great projects, funny anecdotes, and news of the family. I always enjoyed visits to your store - just know you did a fantastic job - and good luck on future endeavors!


I will always think of you two when I scrap. Your shop and classes is where I learned how to create beautiful pages. Thanks for all the memories and sharing your life with us. You will be greatly missed.

Lisa T. and Lauren

OMG, is an understatement! I had tears in my eyes reading your email on Friday. I instantly went back to the first time I walked through your doors almost six years ago with my little Lauren (and Lexi, your little Michael and Julie, your little Kimmie & Jessie :) Mindy and I would scrapbook with the infants in their strollers, when Lauren got older she would scrapbook right there next to me, and then that one summer, pregnant with Tyler I was there almost everyday :) Thank you for always making me and Lauren feel so welcome EVERYTIME we walked through your doors. I have beautiful albums that I will cherish forever thanks to your store and all of your creative minds! I wish nothing but the best for all of you, Julie, Lexi and Tammie!!! xoxo, Lisa T. and Lauren (we will be by soon)!

Mary Lib Stine

So sad to hear this news. You have a beautiful shop and always had what I needed - whether it was cardstock or a cheery hello. Wishing you both the very best where ever you land. Hope to get by before you close the doors. We'll miss you ~~Mary Lib

Carol Fagnan

I will really miss the staff at the store. My first experience with scrapbooking was with pat at the spring crop. I then became addicted and did most of my scrapping with the shoppe.

You not only treated your customers with the utmost respect but also like long time friends. I will truly miss all of you and hope to see sometime in the future.

a loyal customer and friend
Carol Fagnan


Now that days have passed and the shock of the announcement has faded away (only to be replaced by a sadness, which will also pass to be replaced with fantastic memories) I can coherently and rationally give voice to my feelings.

Julie I met you as a little girl and had the absolute pleasure of meeting you again as a grown woman with two beautiful daughters. You, Brad and the girls are as much of my past, present and future as my own children. I echo Sherrie’s sentiments; I can buy merchandise other places friendship goes on forever!

Lexi, over the years I have had the privilege of getting to know you and of watching Michael grow from a baby boy to a young man. I cherish our time together whether it was writing letters to Santa or just listening to his grown up observances on life. Keep us abreast of your family for I know someday I will read about Michael in the newspaper and proudly say, “I know him.”

Thank you for inspiring us, for giving us a friendly, warm, nurturing environment to explore our creative side, a place where we could laugh, cry and just hang with each other for the camaraderie of scrapbooking is just as important as the final product!

Love you guys!!

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2008 Class layouts

  • Under the tree layout page 2
    Images from our 2008 layout classes. Look for a new album beginning January 2009 for our new class samples. These will not be taken off the blog.
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Cruise 2009 Pink mini album sample

  • Julie's Project page 5
    This is the second class that you received a kit for but did not have time to complete. Each page should be bagged in it's own bag. There will be two pieces of background paper, one for the front and one for the back. You will also need to lightly paint the box and album edges pink if desired. Also, I cut off two of the panels (the one with the ribbon and the adjacent one). Please email the Shoppe if you have any questions. [email protected].

The Scrapbook Shoppe

What's Happening at the Shoppe

  • Black Friday is just around the corner
    We have fun and savings in the works for all of our customers. Be on the lookout for information soon. We love to tease, aren't we bad?

CHA SuperShow Kits

  • Cruise layout CHA kit page 2
    These are images from the CHA SuperShow kits.


  • Cherish Kit page 1
    These are copies of the many kits we have for sale during 2009. Please refer to these samples when assembling your layouts. Any questions? Give us a call or stop by.

2009 Class layouts

  • Jasmine layout page 1
    2009 Class layouts from The Scrapbook Shoppe

10 for $25.00

  • March 10 for 25 page 2
    One page layout samples from our 10 for $25.00 classes.

Cruise 2008

  • Cruise 08- Tom and Pam in Cozumel
    Photos from our second cruise to the Western Caribbean!

The Scrapbook Shoppe Cruise Photos

  • Farewell
    Photos from our first cruise