Monday, July 12, 2010

A Beautiful Distraction

I found a new scrapbooking challenge blog called These Are a Few of My Favorite Things and this week's challenge is to scrap your favorite store.

Obviously I love reading so I have to go with Bookmans! (I bet you thought I was going to pick Target!) Luckily I took the photo I used of the store about a year and a half ago so I could post it on LibraryThing. At the time there wasn't a photo of Bookmans to go with the listing. Since then a girl on there keeps taking mine down and putting hers up, but I think mine is way better, don't you?

That photo to me says it's 115 degrees outside.

Anyway, I heard that since the roof collapsed on the Bookmans in Flagstaff and it won't be fixed until fall, they are still paying their employees until it gets fixed. How awesome is Bookmans?!

Also they are the only bookstore in town that gives teachers a discount even if the books are not for your class. Every time I get my discount I feel like they are saying, We understand and we love you. It's like a little hug in the form of money.

Back to my scrapbook page, my favorite part of my favorite store page is where I changed the banners the sparrows are holding to say Favorite Store instead of Forever & Always. I busted out the light box and traced over it onto another piece of paper and then tried to copy the cursive style. Good times.

What's your favorite store?


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEEEEEKKKKK!!!! Are you in AZ too??? ? :):):):):):):):) Me and HUBBY LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this store!!!!! I love love love love love the paper you used, the journal strips...and loving the little pile of books!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with us!!! YOU ROCK! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhh and PS....your photo is MUCH better than hers... just sayin' :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

Oh, I think I know you from Kiddie Lit! Yes, I'm melting with you.

And thanks for your support on the photo issue!

Jeanet said...

Oh wow, this is wonderful! That photo is stunning and I love your story!Beautiful papers and embellies!
Thank you so much for playing along with us!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yep!! I was on Kiddie Lit's DT :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

lisa :) said...

Wow! You do really great work! I never would have known you changed the wording on the birds - it looks perfect with the design!

And ditto on yours being the better photo. ;)

Amanda Sevall said...

What a great layout!!! And you totally have a better picture!! :)