Across Time and Page Scrapbook Emporium at Cambridge Market to close

WICHITA — A little more than a year after opening, Across Time and Page Scrapbook Emporium in Cambridge Market at 21st and Webb is closing.

Saturday is the store’s last day in business.

“I was just not hitting the numbers I needed to hit to keep going,” owner Carmen Ned says. “We had regular customers, but it just wasn’t enough to keep us going.”

Ned isn’t sure what she’s going to do next.

“I just haven’t had time to think about it yet. I’m just trying to close this chapter right now.”

There is one thing she knows she’s going to tackle after closing, though.

“First thing I’m going to do is clean my house really good.”

Across Time and Page scrapbooking store to open at Cambridge Market

UPDATED — Another new scrapbooking store is coming to Wichita.

Carmen Ned is opening Across Time and Page in Cambridge Market at 21st and Webb.

Earlier this month, Kathryn and Jeffrey Welch told Have You Heard? that they’re opening Kat Scrap Fever in Clifton Square in College Hill.

A scrapbooking store is a big departure for Ned, who has almost 30 years of HR experience.

When the company she was working for here was purchased by another company, Ned’s position was eliminated.

“My husband brought to my attention that WSU was having a new ventures program,” Ned says.

She attended to learn how to do business planning.

Ned says Timothy Pett, the director of Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, was instrumental in her decision to start Across Time and Page.

“He actually liked the idea,” she says. “He saw that it was just a viable business idea and just encouraged me to move forward.”

The store will be in almost 2,000 square feet between Sports Time Fan Shop and Chelmsford Tea & Gifts.

Scott Harper with Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

“It has been a hobby of mine,” Ned says of scrapbooking, “and I always noticed that there wasn’t a store in the northeast area.

She says she’ll have space for 20 people to work on projects or have a scrapbooking party. Ned also plans to offer classes along with “just the latest and greatest scrapbooking merchandise.”