Two women assembling a scrapbook (credit: Thinkstock)

For crafty scrapbookers, the layers and decoration of the book are just as important as the preservation of memories. This popular hobby takes on the personality of the creator. In order to accentuate the content of a scrapbook, the right supplies make all the difference. Whether you need stickers, paper, ribbons, stencils, stamps, washi tape or eyelets having a source with a diverse selection is key. Here are some of the best stores for scrapbooking in the North Bay that offer one stop shopping.

Helene’s Custom Framing and Scrapbooking
109 Third St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Helene’s carries a great supply of scrapbooking materials and tools. Anyone who scrapbooks knows it’s all about the paper. The selection varies in patterns that include character favorites and holiday themes. This is a great place to get all of your scrapbooking specialty tools, as well as your everyday scrapbooking supplies. Classes are also offered to help you with your creativity.

Village Art Supply
715 Hahman Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 575-4501

Village Art Supply doesn’t specialize in scrapbook supplies, but it has an excellent variety of materials that can be used for scrapbooking. Fancy handmade papers from around the world, pens and paints are all in stock. There is also a stationary room with art papers in every color. This boutique art supply also has reasonable prices for the quality. The staff is friendly and more than willing to help you make your scrapbooks more creative.

PS Paper
135 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA 94979
(415) 459-4984

PS Paper has ribbons, embellishments, stickers and stamps that covers all your scrapbooking basics. It’s a great place to stop if you already have your tools and just need flare for your scrapbook. Although it specializes in invitations, it has a selection of beautiful paper that can be used for scrapbooking. You can also pick up albums and journals to scrapbook in. This shop is small, but it’s filled with a well curated inventory.

Art & Soul Of Sebastapol
156 N. Main St.
Sebastapol, CA 95472
(707) 824-4837

Art & Soul carries albums, adhesive, stamps, stickers, and stencils. It also has card stock that comes in a full spectrum of color. All are necessary supplies in the art of scrapbooking.  Green and recycled products are also available for purchase. This art supply store has reasonable prices and a friendly staff.

Riley Street Art Supply
1138 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 457-2787

Riley Street Art Supply is a larger store with a diverse assortment of goods. There is a room dedicated to handmade papers with different textures and patterns. Pens, pencils, paint and fabric are among the other supplies that can be used for scrapbooking. The staff is knowledgeable, so if there’s something you’ve had in mind but haven’t quite been able to execute the staff can help you. The only limit on your scrapbook is your imagination.

Napa Valley Art Supply
3250 California Blvd.
Napa, CA 94503
(707) 224-2775

Don’t be intimidated by all the pro-supplies for artists. Napa Valley Art Supply is also for other creatives and they have scrapbooking materials for all. Take your scrapbooking to the next level by using mixed media. Not only does the store have supplies for mixed media and card stock, it offers the instruction with workshops such as mixed media journaling & scrapbooking for beginners.