Did you ever watch Little House on the Prairie when you were a child? Didn't you just love how clean, simple, and quiet the "town" seemed to be? You had very little to choose from when shopping, eating out, or even going out. I know it was just a show on tv but looking back at that time period...life seemed easy. Well fast forward to 2011 and now picture "The Little House" in the town of Cedarburg with a population of 13,000.
Cedarburg is 20 miles north of Milwaukee. When driving into Cedarburg you will immedietly fall in love with the old world charm. Historic buildings, Museums, Antique shops, and speciality shops that line the main streets. Cedarburg is beautiful! Yes, there are places for shopping, eating, and plenty of area attractions but you still get that clean, simple and warm feeling. Cedarburg is full of art, creativity, and wonderful views. For more information or to watch a video visit this site: Cedarburg Visitor Info
I had to introduce you to the town of Cedarburg before I told you about my favorite part of Cedarburg. Welcome to Legacy Scrapbooks, Your Gateway to Creativity! Legacy Scrapbooks is located in downtown Cedarburg. This store opened in 2004 and has 4,000 sq feet of the latest scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting supplies.
Colleen Eggleston is the owner of this store, she is the one in the front row with the cute white top and black sweater. I went on their April 9th bus trip to visit this store and 2 other scrapbook stores. This is our group of crafty girls that were on the "Legacy" bus. This day trip was awesome! I went to 3 scrapbook stores I have never been to, made projects at each location, watched 2 movies on the bus, ate all day long, and I met some wonderful ladies. Not to mention all of the shopping too. We started out shopping at Legacy, having breakfast and then we headed out to the next 2 locations. I will tell you more about the actual bus trip as I introduce the other 2 stores next week.
First I want to share with you my favorite part of Legacy Scrapbooks. Have you ever needed just one more green button or one more pink heart brad but didn't want to buy a whole package? Look at this great display! It reminded me of the penny candy jars from Little House on the Prairie.
Legacy calls this there "Brad Buffet". Jars full of buttons, brads, charms, ribbon, flowers, eyelets, gem stones, and sparklers. The items in the jars are priced between $.05 to $.50 . What a great idea! Legacy is full of creative displays and a great selection of products. They also have more pictures on the Legacy Scrapbooks Store Website You can also check out the Legacy Scrapbooks Blog.
We made 7 projects between the 3 stores. This is a photo of the items we made along with the FREE items we received from the bus chaperone's from Legacy and other freebies came from purchases made at the stores.
Who knew a bus trip could be so fun? Candy, soda, brownies, chips, stickers, punches, paper, and a movie. This was one bus trip where you did not want to take a nap! Once we got back to Legacy Scrapbooks there was more food waiting for us and that's when we took the group photo. It was a long day but well worth the trip. I couldn't wait to get home to unpack my bags of new product and goodies. If you have not been on a Scrapbook Bus Trip, you'll need to add it to your bucket list.
Were you on this bus trip? If you were please leave me a comment letting us know what you liked best about Legacy or the bus trip. I will be drawing a name from the comments left on this page. Colleen the owner from Legacy Scrapbooks will be giving that person a prize from her store. If you were not of this bus trip but would like to attend the next one, be-sure to check out their website for upcoming events. Colleen is planning to have another bus trip this fall. You can also check out our Wisconsin Event page for a few of the Legacy Scrapbooks events coming up next month. Legacy has plenty of classes, crops, parties, and events to choose from.
Remember to leave a comment if you were on this bus trip, I will draw a name on May 14th and Colleen will contact the winner & let you know what you won! You can also become a follower on Legacy Scrapbooks Blog so you can keep up with store events and new products.
Even if you were not of this bus trip let us know if you would like to attend one or maybe you went on a bus trip similar to this one.. please leave a comment letting us know your experience.
I truly hope you get a chance to visit Cedarburg and Legacy Scrapbooks it is a Beautiful place.
*PLEASE NOTE* this article was taken from the PaperCrafters Corner Wisconsin Site please direct your comments regarding the bus trip on that site. Thank You, Kimberly Scrap It Girl