It was my honor to visit with Bonnie (owner) at Impressive Ideas last week in Roswell, GA. The beautiful little house at the corner of Magnolia and Shallowford in Roswell is the perfect place to house BonnieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s passion of stamping and creating.
Each room has its own theme, giving her shop an intimate and personal feel. She enjoys watching her customers wander around through the store and discover new ideas.
Bonnie actually started out as a college professor and after she retired she was the manger of a stamp store in Florida. She and her husband decided to move to the Atlanta area when their children settled here so that she would have more time to spend with her family. She was able to take her experience in management and turn it into ownership. She provides a variety of products and classes that appeal to all levels and interests of her customers. When wandering thorough BonnieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rooms of paper, stamps and ribbon, it is not unusual to run into her husband or grandchildren, or to see a customer sitting and chatting with Bonnie.
To stay fresh, Bonnie works with the educational component of the large manufacturers. She continually takes classes from some of the big names in the industry and brings some of them in for customer classes at the store. (If you are interested in some of BonnieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s classes feel free to sign up for her newsletter (http://www.impressiveideas.net/). DeNami and Artlenz are both coming in September with new ideas and techniques!)
While the economy has affected Impressive Ideas, just as it has all of us, Bonnie is committed to the long haul. She will be around to watch her grandchildren grow and to watch all of us grown as artists.
Thank you, Millie, for this freelance review of local scrapbook store, Impressive Ideas. Millie is a Stampin' Up representative in Marietta, GA. You can visit her blog here to learn more about her regular events & to sample her work. Millie also was recently a guest designer for Clear & Simple stamps.