Sadly, there wasn't any Graphic 45 paper of any sort to be found.
Mainly, they had tons & tons of embellishment packs. However, you could literally be in there all day, because in order to sort through all of them, you'd have to take each & every one of them off of the hooks. I'd say there are about 12-20 packs on each hook & about 30-40 hooks!
I tried my best, but I ended up running out of time.
As for the actual paper, they were packed in there really tight & many were opened & busted. I still managed to see every single pack & selected the ones that I wanted from the ones that they had.
I will say...their store was extremely clean, carpeted, well-maintained & set up almost like a department store.
Graphic 45 is not my favorite brand (I'm more of a Bo Bunny or Fancy Pants kind of girl), but I do like certain collections a lot ...
I adore the Place in Time collection and used it to make an easel calendar for my daughter's dorm room
The Graphic 45 blog has wonderful ideas for what to do with their lines, and I used it extensively for the calendar, which came out great.
In terms of TM, maybe I've never seen a good one, or maybe I just don't have the patience for that kind of store, but I despise the TM near me and have never been in one I would want to shop in ... they are dark and insanely disorganized ... it's like shopping at a flea market ... I'm sure there are treasures to be found, but I simply don't have the patience to dig for them
Absolutely!! I love G45 but generally any paperline I enjoy, I buy the entire collection with the exception of the card stock stickers I usually pass on those. G45 I like to buy the stack of paper in 12X12 and 8X8 and though I rarely fall in love with a collection enough to buy multiples of the whole stack (in both sizes!) I certainly am guilty of it Magic of Oz is my favorite and I have 7 packs of it, 4 of the 12" and 3 of the 8". I also got all the stamps for the collection as well. I bought all these just days apart as I seen them over the last 2 weeks.
Of course you got all the normal crafts like cards and mini albums, which it's easy to use alot of paper after making pages, fussy cutting, creating pockets and layering, plus creating photo mats and tags. Now me personally, I am indeed what you referred to as a "lumpy and bunpy" scrapper lol So to someone like me, I can also use the extra set of sheets (say I only use 1 set of the paper) to create a kit out of the extras to to sell. Basically, everything you purchase for your mini album will come in packs of multiples and usually I have stuff left over from making mine so I put together a kit(s) and list it and make a good portion of money back. Plus they're just really fun to put together! I plan in doing this with some of my Oz paper here soon an have so much neat goodies ill be adding to mine, plus I use the stamp collection to create tags etc to add.
Not G45 but I bought multiples of the Kaisercraft Needle & Threads collection as well.
G45 Favs are: Magic of Oz (of course lol), Happy Haunting, MotherGoose, and Little Darlings and so many more. But I've yet to own them all and am relatively new to the fancy online paper designers lol For so long I've stuck with the local things I could find.
I love Graphic 45 lines but for my scrapping style, they are very hard for me to use - just as a general rule.
There is a teal paper with fish all over it and I love it and find it easy to use. However, most of theirs are papers I drool over, bring home, and never use because I just don't know what to do with them!
I did buy some of the fish paper from Graphic 45 that I love, went back a few weeks later for more and was told by the scrapbook store owner that they discontinue faster than any other line they know of. If you find something you want to buy plenty because then usually can't reorder it - the patterns change too quickly.
So know I know - if I fall in love with a graphic 45, but it while I can.
I think the colors of the Graphic 45 line just draw you in! I find myself reaching for the paper like I'm hypnotized. I buy it and take it home and it might take a very long time before I find a use for it. But I will say that the pages that I've done with Graphic 45 paper are some of my favorites!