(Updated Timeless Treasures 9/20/09)I've decided to make an ongoing list of Scrapbook Stores or places that sell Scrapbooking Materials that I've been too and I'll give you my 2 cents on them. Some of them will have crop spots and some wont. I'll be sure to put an * by the ones that have a crop space or host workshops. They are all actual stores and not online spots, but some of them have an online store. Note most of these will be in Southern CA because that is where I'm located but if you have any you'd like to add feel free to post up your 2 cents!
(These are alphabetical, they aren't in order by favorite or anything like that. That would be unfair.)
Scrapbook Oasis*: 17895 Sky Park Circle #H, Irvine, CA (949) 756.2729
I loooove going to Scrapbook Oasis to Crop. They have a huge crop area in the back. You can come in and crop there for FREE whenever you want, well as long as they are open and don't have a Workshop or class going on. Its nice to call them before you go just to make sure they aren't teaching because sometimes they have last minute events and you don't want to barge in thinking you can crop when you can't. The owner is super sweet and helpful too. They also have a cutting center where they have QuickCut dies and trimmers and tons of punches that you can use while you are cropping there. Another thing they have is a trade basket where you take a piece of whatever is in there and replace it with something from your stash. Thats always fun to look in. They have a small fridge and microwave too which comes in handy. for Lastly they are very up to date with all the latest trends in the scrapbooking world and have sales often, they even have a clearance table that is amazing and always full.
Scrappin In the Hills*: 5773-J Santa Ana Canyon, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 (714) 998.8855
20 minutes away from Disneyland, this is a perfect quick drop in and buy everything in the store Scrapbook Store. The store is pretty big and they have crammed everything you could ever want in there. When I go I walk the isles about 10 times before I finally convince myself I need to get out. They have a FREE Crop and Shop during their store hours as long as they don't have a Class or Workshop going on. Be sure to call ahead if you are dropping in so they can set up room for you, the store is so crammed of product they need to know ahead of time if you are coming to crop. I loved cropping there because they have so many cute and do-able samples up all over the walls. I copied at least 5 last time I was there. Such good inspiration. They also have tons of classes and you get 10% off during the class/workshop you are taking which is amazing. They also have a die-cutting center with a ton of QuickCuts dies that you can use while you are cropping there.
Timeless Treasures*:30505 Avenida de las Flores, Suite B, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688 (949) 888.7151
TT has a pretty big store and it is full of ideas everywhere you look. This is a great place to go just to get some inspiration. The store is very organized and always full of new product. They have a pretty full calendar, usually there is something going on every day and they have drop-in crops for $5 for every 4 hour block. A lot of the crop nights you have to call ahead. They have a big die center where you can come and use all their dies for $2/30min. You get to use the die center free if you are cropping there. Watch out for their paper trimmer when you are there because it squeaks like no other! I suggest setting up your stuff as far away from the die cutting center as possible, unless you want your ears to ring for a few days (I learned that the hard way). They do have a huge crop area with big wood tables and chairs and lots of room to put all your stuff, a good thing for me =). They have a fridge in the back croppers can use and it is loaded with drinks for 50 cents a piece and a microwave too. An all day crop can be a little pricey, but just check their calendar because they always have events going on.