I thought I'd do a mini "haul" to show some of the supplies I purchased at JoAnn Fabrics last week. JoAnn's honestly surprised me when I first started buying scrapbooking supplies two years ago. Probably due to its name, I didn't completely think of the store as an all-around craft store; I expected Michaels to have a better stock of scrapbook supplies. Once I ventured into the scrapbook aisle, though, JoAnn's quickly became my favorite chain store for supplies.
Here is an overview of everything I bought. Unfortunately, I picked a bad weekend to try out the closest JoAnn's -- the store was moving around its scrapbook section, so only about half of the inventory was on the shelves. I was hoping to find some more fun embellishments, but thankfully all the alphas were out,and you can never go wrong with those. I hate my handwriting, and avoid using it in my scrapbook as much as possible.
I was very excited to find the white stamp pad. I almost bought a white StazOn pad a few months ago because I love my black one. However, I didn't like that it was a multi step process to get ink on a stamp. This Versa pad stuck out to me because it said it was for leather and wood as well as paper. The ink stays on photos really well and is a nice, opaque white. Just make sure you give it a little time to dry before touching the ink or putting it in a pocket.
The stickers above are from Project Life (edit: I previously wrote these were from Heidi Swapp, but I found the actual backing while taking out the trash). I think they might actually be from the planner division of the brand, but I think I'll be able to use these all in my scrapbook just as well.
What are your favorite places to buy craft supplies? Any suggestions for the Philadelphia area in particular would be very much appreciated!