Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Farewell to the North Store

Hello all, as some of you may have heard the North Scrapbooker's Paradise store is closing. This week has been hard since the words were uttered last Friday. I have always known that the staff and customers were a tight bunch, and everyone got along so well. But until I became the "fill in" manager I didn't realize HOW close. It's funny to call where we work a "store" because I now see that it is really a community. Today the customers ( friends ) threw US a farewell party! Everyone wanted to gather round one last Thursday, but instead of a make and take which was the usual norm, today was about sharing  hugs and laughs. I was overwhelmed by the kind words and heart felt stories. We really are one big family!   I personally wanted to thank each and every one of you for being there for us thru the years, the classes the make and takes and helping build our confidence. I avoided teaching like the plague, and only surfaced as a teacher every October.... for you know what! But now because of the support I got when I taught,  I feel like I actually can teach! I no longer  have sleepless nights before a class or break into a sweat during class. Now I have fun and look forward to classes. Sometimes even, it's hard to leave, we just hang out and talk afterwards! So I just wanted to say back to you who have told us you learned so much from us, that it was a two way street, we also learned from you. I cherish all the memories, and look forward to seeing you again.


I may have just started working at Scrapbooker's Paradise, however I have felt like a part of this place for a long time. Everyone was always happy to be here, it became its own little community.The staff works hand in hand as a team, The customers are known by name, Scrapbooker's Paradise was a wonderful place.  I am so sad too see the store close down. 


I want to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of the customers who have visited the North Store.  You all taught me alot and gave me the confidence to teach.  I enjoyed our weekly make and takes and will miss seeing you every Thursday and thru the week. You are more than customers you have become my friends. I wish you all the best in your scrapping journey and hope that I will see you in the future, maybe at a crop or a class. 

Best wishes to all of you.
And thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! Thank you to all of you for the very special day!   It was so touching.  I will take this day forward and look forward to the future with each and everyone of you.


Well after being part of the store for over five years is very sad to see the doors soon close. I have grown so much creatively while I have been there. I have worked with ladies who have taught me, challenged me, encouraged me....and I have found not just co/-workers but wonderful friends!! Then there are all the wonderful ladies who have been in classes with me - you all have become good friends too. To all of you I say thank you for so faithfully coming to classes and cheering all of us at the store on!!! Love you!!


Well as you know, our store is soon closing. It has been an amazing 7 years for me. When I had leukemia, the staff and customers supported me then and it was a small little community. Now, all these years later it has snowballed into the best ever place to work and hang out on days off!
These last few months have been the best thanks to you Selena! You became our role model, shaping us into beautiful little minions! With Holly by your side, and the rest of our team following suit, it was a natural fit for you to become our hero!
Your attitude towards us and life in general is simply a breath of fresh air. Positive, self assuring, huggable, all became your everyday manners. Never a day without hugs!!! Really? Where else can you work and get away with hugging your "boss" or minion manager??
I love you Selena, I look up to you Selena, and you really ROCKED it!!! Looking VERY forward to new beginnings!!!


Some of us will be teaching at the South store so this isn't goodbye, it's see you later :-) 

Staff and Friends, Thankyou everyone!!!

Then something happened??? we kinda felt like zombies all week, and now we have started to turn into them??
 Keep smiling,  having fun and scrapbook everything!!!

Love and Hugs, North Store Girls :-)

No comments: