Saturday, May 29, 2010

We did it! We are officially open!

On May 18th, Rock Paper Scissors officially opened its doors for business.

As it says, we are a neighborhood craft store, located in Montclair, NJ. But we are more than a craft store. We are a creative space, a spot where crafters and designers of all ages and types can be inspired. Breathe it in, remember the joy of creating, come play with us.

For those who run with scissors, come wander through our rows of vintage and contemporary fabrics, taking in the beautiful colors and textures. Get the old creative juices going with gorgeous designs by Amy Butler and Dina Designs, to name just two. Feel the utter softness of the best organic cotton around from Cloud 9 Fabrics. Choose from florals and owls and robots. Or incorporate one of the vintage feedsacks or fabric pieces into your next project. And stop by to stand in awe of the beauty of the vintage kimono silks.

We are all about color and beauty and fun.

For the paper folks, we have Graphic 45 and Pink Paislee and Sassafras Lass and Cosmo Cricket. Just to name a few. Add to that new and vintage stamps, embellishments of all kinds, pens and inks and tools, oh my! You are definitely not in Kansas any more!

Get inspired by the delicious designs from our own lovely Aubrey Cece. Save a memory, send your own personal sentiment ... the possibilities are truly endless.

For the Rockers amongst us, we have wonderful vintage beads and metals, contemporary glass and stones, beautiful pearls, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Want to use old Scrabble tiles? We have 'em. Need a pair of earrings for that new outfit you bought? Stop by and we'll help you out! We are constantly adding more to the Rock part of the store.

We have so much more! Borrow a book from our little lending library, peek into our bright and beautiful dedicated classroom/work space, sign up for a workshop, and check out our local artist corner where we showcase the incredible work of local talent that makes up the fabric of Montclair.

We add more every day so stop by often!

Stop by and see us soon! We are located at 15 Bloomfield Ave in Montclair, right near the Panera Bread. Reserve June 12th for the Grand Opening ... more about that great day soon!

And one final personal note ... to all of you who helped make this happen, I am humbled by your generosity and talent and joy you all bring the world. I will take a moment in another post to personally say thanks to the huge team that all played a part. For the moment, just a quick thanks to my fabulous team - Aubrey, Anna, Emma and Khristina - who have fun with me every day, my partner in crime and 1:30am mornings - Martha - as well as her husband and biggest fan (and my brother), Kevin, my amazingly supportive family (far and wide), and to the man who always jumps on these wild rides with me, Dave. Thanks for walking by my side.



  1. Beth,
    I came to visit your beautiful shop today for the first time. Since my hubby was in tow, I just took a blink around. But that gorgeous laminated fabric is calling my name, and I'll be back soon!

  2. This is my new favorite spot in Montclair! I'm coming back for more...and more, and more!

  3. Congrats! I grew up in West Paterson, so close to Montclair! I might have to take a trip back up your way and visit the store! Your displays are gorgeous!

  4. Congratulations! Great store--I will definitely be stopping by since I'm not that far--Pompton Lakes, about 30 minutes away.

  5. Wildly exciting! Congratulations!
    We are VERY busy this weekend, but will see you on the 12th.

  6. Huge congratulations Beth! I am so happy for you! I live in southern Ocean County, but when I'm up your way, I'll definitely have to stop by and see your success! Someday when you want to "expand" with a second location - put one down here! :)
    --Laura @ PetScribbles (your EtsyNJ teammmate!)

  7. I love your store, love the colors, the decor and all the unique pieces. My kids are looking forward to the summer workshops. Thanks for adding your brilliance to our area.
    Romain Hughes

  8. Aubrey Cece does such great work . I love Her stuff