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Wishful Thinking

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

It's Fall in Brown County, IN!

This is probably one our prettiest times of year in Brown County because of the gorgeous fall leaves!  If you're in the area, take some time to visit Brown County State Park, or just meander the county's back roads.

Then stop into the quaint village of Nashville for some shopping, hot cider,  fudge, shopping, fabulous music, shopping, great food, antiques, shopping, art galleries, wineries, and … shopping!

While on the topic of shopping...did you know that we’ve got an online store?!  Read more about it below!

New Stuff at Wishful Thinking...

Wow!  I don't think our shop has ever been this full of amazing scrapbooking, rubber stamping and paper crafting products! 

We have been so busy ordering tons of fun goodies for you!  Stop in to see all the treasures we've found, or visit us online for a taste of what's in the shop!

  • This is the time of year for Fall, Thanksgiving, and Halloween!  And, boy, have we found some fabulous papers, stamps, stickers and more for your scrapbooks and handmade cards! We have already mentioned Graphic 45's “Midnight Tales” collection for Halloween.  There's also some gorgeous fall paper and stickers from 49th & Market, Simple Stories, Echo Park / Carta Bella, to name just a few.  [See: Thanksgiving and Fall]
  • Oh my, and the Christmas papers are just so yummy this year!  Check out the collections from Simple Stories – their “Rustic Christmas” collection is very Brown County! Blue Fern Studios collection “Yuletide” is almost too pretty to use.  Check out the more traditional collections by PhotoPlay and Echo Park / Carta Bella.  And, of course, Graphic 45's “Let It Snow” collection is definitely worth including in your stash!   [See: Simple Stories Rustic ChristmasBlue Fern Studios YuletideGraphic 45 Let it SnowPhoto Play and Echo Park Christmas Collections]
  • We haven't forgotten you stampers! We've been filling our shelves with stamps, embossing folders and metal dies from Impression Obsession, LDRS, Stamping Bella, Hero Arts, Stamper's Anonymous, Stampotique, Stampendous, Spellbinders, Sizzix, Tutti Designs,  Stamping Bella, Dare 2B Artzy, Northwoods and more!
  • Two new vendors for us are Creative Expressions and Polkadoodles!   Both have to cutest gnome stamps, as well as other stamps (some with matching dies). Polkadoodles also has some very cute 6” x 6” paper packs!  We're sure you'll love their products as much as we do.  Ask us about Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer “Fluffy Stuff” – the easiest way to make “snow” on your cards!  [SeePolkadoodlesCreative Expressions]

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 Christmas Party & Playtime! Thursday, December 16!

Woo-hoo!  We are so excited to announce that we are able to host our first Inky Fingers! 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 6:00 and 9:00 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 December 14!

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: 

  • November: Maple Leaves - These are one of the most recognizable leave shapes (and one even adorns the Canadian flag!)
  • December: Elves - Santa's helpers are pretty busy right now!
  • January: Penguins - Love these cute critters as they waddle around!
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 for 2022!:

We will be hosting another Crafting Retreat in early 2022!  We'll keep you posted on the dates as soon as they are finalized – watch your emails, our website and our Facebook page!

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 ... with the following exceptions:

We are closed on these holidays:  Thanksgiving (November 25), Christmas (December 25 & 26), and New Year's Day (January 1)

We are open special hours on these winter days: 

  • December 24 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • December 31 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • January 2 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

We will also be closed January 3 - 6, 2022 for inventory.

As a reminder, in the months of January and February, we will be closed every Tuesday and Wednesday.

But, you can always 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.

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).

For the entire schedule, please visit our Classes section on our site.  We can't wait to see you!

Help Other Shoppers!

Love our shop? Tell someone about it! We love to hear what you are thinking. Want to leave a product review? Let us know about that too: send us an e-mail, leave us a note in person, give us a call or leave your reviews on Facebook, Trip AdvisorGoogleYelp, MapQuest, Better Business Bureau, etc.


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!