Friday, June 1, 2007

A Muse's Feature Store this week is Artsy Tartsy

This just happens to be where I shop, and these are my two beautiful daughters.

Artsy Tartsy Inc. has two fabulous paper crafting stores located in MN. The 1st store in Savage, opened in Dec 2003, with the 2nd location, in Plymouth, opening in Feb. 2005. Both stores are located in high traffic strip malls, with Plymouth being the larger of the two stores.
Owner, Julia Roehl, oversees both locations and has 4-5 part time employees per location to help her out. The stores are modern and trendy and have constantly changing products and inspiration. They offer scrapbooking, beading and rubber stamping and carry all the latest trends from the most popular vendors. Her customers love new products!
Julia has always loved paper and color. She started out scrapbooking about 9 years ago and it all snowballed from there. With a background in retail and merchandising, this was just a natural fit for her when she decided to start her own business. Her favorite A Muse stamp is the Scallop oval frame, she absolutely loves it!
Julia and her staff always refer to their stores as a TIME WARP. Customers are continually losing track of time while they are browsing. Julia told us a funny story about a very good customer that stopped in on her way to the grocery store. The customer browsed and they chatted and were having a grand old time. Suddenly the customer looked at the clock and positively shrieked! She had just run out to go to the grocery store to pick up hot dog buns as her husband had the hot dogs on the grill back home! She had shopped for over an hour and still had no hot dog buns! (But she had tons of great papers and stamps!)
Artsy Tartsy will be having a VIP party after hours on Monday night (July 9) to kick off A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA. They will feature a different stamp each day the rest of the week in their “A Muse Yourself” Art Bar! They will also be offering several classes and make & takes during the event!

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