Scrapbook Bugz is a cozy scrapbook store tucked into a folksy strip mall in Cleveland, GA. If you're in the North Georgia mountains, Scrapbook Bugz is THE place for picking up your scrapbooking & papercrafting supplies. (Scrapbook Bugz)
Brenda York, the owner of Scrapbook Bugz, enjoys all aspects of her business, from poring over catalogs of scrapbook supplies to planning crops. "How could you not have fun?" she asks as she points to a new catalog of scrapbook goodies.
Brenda's Scrapbook Bugz clientele includes locals, regulars with weekend cabins nearby, and tourists like me. Scrapbooking is a family affair for a few customers I met on Friday. The (young) grandmother, mother and daughter were picking out supplies for weekend projects. There is a Cricut Expression at home and a "baby" Cricut at the mountain home just for weekend use, so Brenda makes sure to stock the 12 x 6 Cricut cutting mats just for them.
Brenda's store is organized by theme — grouping holiday products, weddings, travel, mountain theme, etc. While the store is not large, she certainly has a little bit of everything and stocks many products and brands that you won't find at your average craft store. The ladies in my scrapbook retreat group went crazy for some gorgeous Kaiser Craft (link) paper they hadn't seen anywhere else!
If you're planning a trip to the North Georgia mountains, be sure to stop by Scrapbook Bugz and pick up some fun supplies. If you'd like to find a location for a retreat near to Brenda's store, I'm sure she'd be happy to help — just give her a call. Apparently, there are groups of scrappers up there regularly with as many as 4 different scrapbook retreats congregating in the area at once. What could be better? A getaway in a gorgeous setting with a nearby scrapbook store!
~Happy Scrapping! ~