Scrapbooking is not just a hobby your mother does to keep track of all your grade school accomplishments and pictures. You can turn your scrapbooking projects into thoughtful presents, keepsakes of trips, and time capsules of important parts of your life. There are scrapbooking events, clubs, sections in stores, and websites. Try these stores the next time you want to do a little scrapbooking.
The Art League
105 N Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-2323
www.theartleague.org

The Art League is an institution dedicated to the development, nurturing, and support of artists. A school, gallery, store, and more, the League does everything they can to provide artists what they need, and in turn provide the community with more art. Through education, advocacy, and events, the League plays an important role in the local arts community. The store is a great place to find quality art supplies, which are great for arts and crafts projects, including scrapbooking. Make a lovely scrapbook and support local artists.

Groovy DC Cards & Gifts
323 7th St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-6633
www.groovydc.com

Handblown glass, party supplies, gift wrap, stationery and greeting cards are just a few examples of the variety of items you’ll find at Groovy DC Cards & Gifts. Nearly ten years old, this store has been a welcome addition to Barracks Row. You’re likely to find almost everything you need for your scrapbook at this store. Everything from the album, to the paper and accessories to make your scrapbook standout. The owner’s also like to support local vendors by carrying products from small business and local artists. Add this gift shop to your list.

Sullivan’s Toys & Art Supplies
4200 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 362-1343
www.faceboook.com

For over fifty years, residents have been going to Sullivan’s Toys & Art Supplies for unique gifts, toys, and more. The family owned and operated store, is the oldest toy store in the district. You’ll find everything from baseball cards and stuffed animals, to doilies and stickers. The ideas will be flowing as soon as you step into the door, and you might think of projects that will be perfect for your family or friends. When you are looking for new supplies for your scrapbooking projects, Sullivan’s should definitely be one of the places you check out.

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Goeller’s Office Supplies
6825 Redmond Dr.
McLean, VA 22101
(571) 814-5402
www.goellers.com

Washington, D.C. doesn’t exactly have stores specifically dedicated to scrapbooking, but you can find some great art supply and stationery stores that are affordable. If you travel a little ways outside the city you’ll find Goeller’s Office Supplies. The supply store has a range of items, including drafting, graphic arts, crafts, painting, and drawing supplies. They also have supplies specifically for scrapbooking and the quality of the supplies is well worth the trip.

My Home Scrapbook Store
10032 Swordale Ln.
Bristow, VA 20136
(703) 618-3952
www.myhomescrapbookstore.com

If you travel just a little bit further outside the city, you can find a store specifically dedicated to scrapbooking. The name says it all, My Home Scrapbook Store is just that, a scrapbook store based in the owner’s home. Don’t let the fact that it’s in a home influence you, this is a full scale operation. With events, delivery, custom scrapbooks, a design team, cropping rooms and a large collection of scrapbooking materials, this is where you should go if scrapbooking is important to you.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.