The Addison County Chamber of Commerce helped new member Scrapbook & Rubber Stamp Paradise and Sweet Surprises Down Candy Lane officially opened their doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week.
Blanca Jenne opened Scrapbook Paradise in September 2004, which was then located in Cornwall. She is an avid scrap booker and found she had to shop in Rutland or Burlington to get any good supplies. She decided to open the store for the convenience of other paper crafters like herself.
Scrapbook Paradise is now located at 12 Ossie Rd. in East Middlebury, where it has twice the space as the former Cornwall store. With its move, the owners changed the name of the business to Scrapbook & Rubber Stamp Paradise and added the candy store, Sweet Surprises Down Candy Lane.
Many years ago, Blanca ran a very small gift-basket business while living in Virginia for a couple of years. She had a really great time selling candy with her gift baskets, and that's why she decided to get back into the sweets game. Since there is no longer an old-fashioned candy store in Middlebury, she figured why not bring one back.
With the new location of their store, Blanca hopes to build a relationship with the community and provide a fun place to shop, visit and socialize. A place for everyone to buy their favorite treats and a place where children can work on fun crafts and adults can come to relax and do some crafting of their own.