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Wishful Thinking

150 Old School Way (PO Box 573) Nashville, IN 47448  |  (812) 988-7009

Welcome to Summer!

And welcome back to Brown County, Indiana! The village of Nashville is always a great place to visit in the summer; there's so much going on! And this summer there seems to be some extra excitement about finally seeing and feeling like things are coming back to pre-pandemic normal. Open signs and open doors are everywhere!
As you read on, you'll see that we're also opening up more by ...finally!... offering classes once again!  And we've scheduled an Inky Fingers Party and Playtime in August! Check out our 20th Anniversary Sale coming in late August. We'll have more 20th Anniversary events and sales in the near future, which we'll post in emails, on Facebook and on our website.

New Stuff at Wishful Thinking...

What's new? Well, tons of stuff, actually! We are keeping the UPS and FedEx folks hopping! Many of our vendors keep introducing amazing new products that we just cannot say no to! We know you'll love them as much as we do. Stop in soon (or visit us online) to see what we found for you...

  • Have you heard of the scrapbook company called Ciao Bella? Well, this Italian based company has the most beautiful papers! We've got several of their collections online (search Ciao Bella). You'll also pull up some fabulous stencils and clear stamp sets. Love, love, love this line! "Hello Beautiful" is right!  [See: Ciao Bella Online Selections]
  • Do you need to make some cards up quickly or is your creative brain not working today? Then you'll want one of the many card making and scrapbook kits we have! Graphic 45 has some amazing card kits (almost too pretty to give away!). Photoplay and Simple Stories have put together some fun, cheerful card kits for many different occasions. Simple Stories has also created some fabulous scrapbook kits (you create 2 double-page layouts)!  [See: Simple Stories Collection Kits]
  • We've got a new sample board from Northwoods Rubber Stamps! These beautiful outdoor Spring & Summer stamped images feature countryside scenery, charming critters, and vivid hues of spring flowers! 
  • Add dimension to your crafting using Sizzix's Shaping Kit inspired by Tim Holtz! A tool that's perfect for every craft maker's craft box! The shaping kit features four versatile tools to add realism to die cut flower shapes and other projects. The Molding Pad helps in cupping, shaping, stirring and other flower-creating techniques. Add dimension and definition to your makes with the Reverse-Action Tweezers and Stylus tools.  [SeeTim Holtz Shaping Tool]
  • We so love anything from Simple Stories! Some of their spring collections have been delayed in shipping due to port congestion - two in particular that we have been so anxiously awaiting are "Lemon Twist" and the re-release of "Vintage Coastal". As soon as they arrive, we'll post them on our online store. We're also anticipating the arrival of their Halloween, Fall and Christmas collections!  
  • Graphic 45's latest paper collection "Midnight Tales" is a magical Halloween fantasy, full of wickedly wonderful witches, festive orange pumpkins and superstitious black cats.  You'll be mesmerized by the saturated color palette of golden images, garden greens, dreamy purples, charcoal blacks and delicate creams. It's the perfect collection to bring an authentic vintage look to any spooky craft creation! Check online to see all the papers, stickers and ephemera that make up this collection!  [See: Midnight Tales]  
  • Things are opening up once again and a lot of folks are anxious to travel after being cooped up for so long. Since most international boarders are still closed, Americans are re-discovering our big, beautiful country! We've been stocking up on USA papers and stickers so you can scrapbook all your adventures! Look under the Travel USA tab (within the Shop by Theme category) on our online shop. [SeeTravel USA]

Coming Soon to Wishful Thinking! 

As I'm putting together the final touches on this newsletter, I've been getting a lot of sneak peeks for Halloween, Fall and Christmas! I will be participating once again in a Virtual Trad Show at the end of July. My box of goodies for the 26 classes (!) and numerous Make 'N Takes arrived and all I can say is "WOW!" I have to keep everything a secret right now, but boy, are you going to love all the new stuff (most of which should be arriving in late August and September). I'll keep you all posted!

We Finally Have Online Shopping!

Yup, I have stepped into the 21st century and have set up an online store for you! I'm quite excited about our new look with our website and having the ability to offer online shopping.

Click on the "Shop" tab on our homepage.  Browse our online shop often as we're constantly adding new products in each of our categories. We obviously can't put everything in our physical store online, so call or email us if you're looking for something specific or if you need a larger quantity of an item listed online. We'd love to hear your feedback as well!
[See: Online Shopping]

Inky Fingers Party & Playtime is Back! Thursday, August 19!

Woo-hoo!  We are so excited to announce tha twe are finally going to host our first Inky Fingers in over a year!! This evening we plan to pile new and old products on the tables and just have some good crafting fun!  This is an open house atmosphere, so feel free to drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 PM.

This is a FREE event; we just ask that you call us at (812) 988-7009 to let us know you're coming so we know how many chairs to put out! Please note, since we still have not beaten this Covid virus, we ask that if you are not fully vaccinated that you please wear a mask and social distance the best you can.

20th Anniversary Celebration Sale - Tuesday August 24!

Visit us at the shop on this day, wish us a happy anniversary and you'll get 20% off your entire purchase! This includes sale items! (applies to in-store purchases only!)

Artist Trading Card Swap!

Join us in our next swap! No need to register, simply drop off or send us 6 of your Artist Trading Cards by the 15th of the month and get 5 different cards in return, plus a free gift to thank you for  your participation! Our upcoming themes are: 

  • July: Celebrate America! - It's the USA's birthday, so let's celebrate!
  • August: Ice Cream! - Definitely a favorite summer time treat!
  • September: Farm Critters! - Chickens, cows, goats and any other animal you'll find on a farm can grace your ATCs this month.
  • October: Black Cats! - There's something spooky about black cats on Halloween!

Our swap is FREE and FUN!  See our ATC page online to find out more information about ATCs, how to participate and to see samples from past swaps:  Artist Trading Cards

Wishful Thinking's Annual Crafting Retreat Was Held April 9-12, 2021:

We were so happy to have been able to host our annual Retreat in this crazy year!  We weren't srue it was going to happen, but we're sure happy it did! Instead of holding the Retreat in February, we chose the month of April.  We had a good turnout with some very creative crafters!  Thank you, ladies, for joining us!  Watch our website and Facebook page for more information on our 2022 Retreat (announcement should be coming in November or December).

Here are Some Fun Ways to Shop at Wishful Thinking:

Here's what we're doing at Wishful Thinking to keep your studio and craft rooms stocked with the coolest new stuff so you can keep crafting!

  • Shop Online: You're here now, so take a peak at what we are offering!  Go ahead, click on the "Shop" tab! Can't find something? Call us or send us a e-mail and we'll do what we can to assist you!
  • Call Us: Call us directly and tell us what you are looking for. We'll happily let you know what we have in stock (we can take photos and send you images!)
  • Join Our E-mail List: You can register online, call us, email us, or fill out our registration form in the shop. We'll keep you posted on the latest products, news, updates, events, etc.
  • Facebook: You can stay connected with our crafting community on our Facebook page!  We showcase some of our merchandise on our page (Wishful Thinking - Scrapbooking & Rubber Art Stamps) and keep you updated on any events and specials.
  • Curbside pickup!  You can make your purchases on our online store or you can call us at (812) 988-7009 and we'll put your packages together for you
  • In Store:  The most fun way to shop is to personally visit us when our doors are open! You never know what treasures you'll find as you browse our shelves!

Store Hours

We are open every day from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM!  We will be OPEN Labor Day, September 6.  Remember, you can also shop online, 24/7!


Visit our FAQ tab to learn about:

  • Frequent Buyer Card
  • Birthday Discount
  • Inky Fingers Craft Night
  • Private Classes & Parties 

Classes are Back!

We are so excited to offer classes once again! As most of you know, our "classroom" is very small, therefore we thought it best to hold off until we thought it would be safer.  Since things are looking brighter now, we thought we'd give it a go!

We are, however, putting limits on the number of attendees for some of our classes and asking you to bring as many of your own materials as possible.  We'll do our best to list everything you'll need in the class descriptions (also see the list of materials for your Basic Toolbox on the Class Schedule page).  We are keeping CDC guidelines in mind and will be asking those not vaccinated to please wear a mask.

You'll find many class samples on our site!  Please call in advance to reserve your spot.  Remember, all class participants will receive a 10% discount off all purchases made at the time of their class! (applies to on-site classes only).

Coming up in August and September, we'll be offering classes for any skill level including Stamping 101, Simple Stories Simple Pages and Interactive Cards.  For the entire schedule, please visit our Classes section on our site.  We can't wait to see you!

Help Other Shoppers!

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Come Visit Nashville!

Nashville and Brown County is a great destination, no matter the season. We know you'll enjoy browsing all the unique and quaint stores in Nashville. If you'd like to find ways to entertain the rest of the family while you're shopping or you wonder what's happening this month, visit the Brown County Convention & Visitor's Bureau's website:



Contact Us

  • 150 Old School Way
    PO Box 573
    Nashville, IN   47448
    Call us at: (812) 988-7009
    Open Every Day:  10 am - 5 pm

Wishful Thinking

Located in the heart of scenic Nashville, Indiana, Wishful Thinking offers high quality scrapbooking and stamping supplies you are not likely to find in chain stores or at other so-called craft stores. We welcome you to shop with us online!  We'd love to see you in person, too, so you can see our entire product selection.  Any questions or need more info on a product? Call us at the shop and we'll be happy to help!