When I was in the card making rubber stamp phase of my life, my friend told me all about this neat little store in Manchester called, Inkerbelles. The name sounded so cute, I wanted to check it out for myself. It's the cutest little shop! They have almost everything you'll need to create cool cards, scrapbooks, and any other crafty thing you can make with glitter, ink, and rubber stamps! The store was laid out a little chaotic, and the cashier's desk was a big pile of everything - the cashier and a customer were working on putting together invitations and stuff was all over the place. I didn't like how they were so into their project that they failed to even acknowledge when I arrived. After about 15 minutes in the store, I asked them what they were doing as a way to break into conversation because I was new at that time to card making and had many questions. Well, my attempt at friendly banter didn't lead to anything other than, "We're making cards, do you need something?". It was like I was in middle school all over again and the cheerleaders were in the gym doing their routine and I walked in to grab something I had left on the bleechers during gym class and the blank stares and head mean girl said, "We're doing our routine, need something?" It was that same feeling, like I wasn't part of the card making club. No, I didn't need therapy afterwards, but gosh, it was enough to keep me away from the store. Since, I've never gone back. I found Michael's to suffice. However, Inkerbelles was cute, and I may have just caught them at a bad time - so I don't want to discredit them totally. I give credit to any small crafting business up against the Michael's and Target's of the world. However, to win, these places must focus on providing exceptional customer service or else they'll lose thier customers to the large corporate chains. I'd rather be treated smugly at a chain store and pay $.99 for some embellishments then to be treated smugly at Inkerbelles or any other small shop and pay $3.99 for the same item.