Monday, March 12, 2012

Tampa Bay Treasure Hunt 2012

Hey all!! I decided this year to participate in the Tampa Bay Scrapbook Treasure Hunt. They have done in in the past years with more stores. But, we all know with the times scrapbook stores are hard to come by. Here's the deal! You have one week to visit 9 stores in the Tampa Bay area. You pre order your passport for $10 weeks in advance. You have to spend $5 at each store to get your passport stamped to turn in at the end of the event. Since, I am on the East coast of Florida my ladies and I started our trip at Violette's in Lakeland.  We left Volusia county at 8am. Arrived in Lakeland at 9:30am, Violette's wasn't opening till 10am. But, when we got there they were open! That was awesome, it gave us a little extra time to shop. I avg. 15mins shopping time at each store since we were attempting this in one day! Violette's is amazing and huge!!! I will be doing 9 store reports later, I will spread them out! So, you can see more about each store.  We did not stop for lunch, we ate in the car. There just wasn't time to sit down and eat. From Violette's in Lakeland we headed to Scraporium in Tampa, Fl, then North to Spring Hill, Fl where there are 3 stores!!!


Yes, 3 stores in Spring Hill, Creative Hands, Stamp & Scrap A Latte and Stamping Studio. They are small store that focused a lot on stamping. From there we started to head South West, to Posh Scraps in Palm Harbor, Fl. That store is deceiving from the outside it looks small, but its BIG! Then we headed South to Scraps of Art in Seminole, Fl, that is a large store, with lots to offer.

Scraps of art

Then we headed to St. Petersburg to Whim So Doodle, which is an amazing store!!! Huge Huge Huge!!! I wish we had more time to shop there but, we were coming to the end of our trip and had one more store to see and 40mins to get there before 6pm. With 10mins to spare we arrived at Sparkle N Sprinkle in Ruskin, Fl. We had no idea that they made their stamps on site! Their name holds true, the have the largest selection of Glitter, Embossing Powder, and Flock (it was soo pretty!).

Sparkle n sprinkle

After, a long day, we were pooped! We stopped for dinner and got home around 10pm. Each store had a Take n Make. 6 x 6 page. You could sit and Make n Take, but most people were on a mission, like us! We also collected a tag from each store and wore them around our necks, but the end of the day, we were covered in tags!

I recommend if you can afford it to get a room and do it in two days, so you have more time to shop. Yet, we would of spend much more $$$$ if we had more time too. I will add a list of all the stores just incase you are visiting the Tampa Bay area.

I also did 2 haul videos on the stuff we got and purchased!!! Check it out below!

Happy Scrappin'

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