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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Just Groovin'

It's been a while, but there is a good reason!!  Everyone is Groovin'!!   Well, quite a few any way.  I've now gone from 3 full classes to 5 booked in April and all but one is almost full.  It might have to do with the Hummingbirds, but I can always dream it's my fun way of teaching and great personality. :O)
I was befuddled a couple of days ago.  I started a card and couldn't figure out how to finish it.  So I posed the question to my FB group "Groovin' in the USA".  Some of the answers were really funny.  I didn't post the question quite right and then I read an answer the wrong way and responded to it with a flip quirk.  Glad she is my friend.
So, here is the unfinished piece and the finished piece to compare.  I really like how it ended up and it will make a great display piece for Easter.
Till Next Time,

PS - Join our FB group and learn more about Groovi and share your work, too.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We've come a long way Groovi baby!

I started Groovi last July and I've learned a lot.  A lot about people, parchment and personalities.  I've learned that here in the states it's much different than in the UK. I've learned to be patient with my learning and not learning.  YES, the people in the UK are so much more advanced in Parchment Craft than we are, that is for sure.  BUT I think we do an okay job!!  My classes have grown from one class a month to three classes a month and starting in April we just may need a fourth!  We are all having fun and if you haven't tried Groovi yet, you are missing out.  I hope you enjoyed the videos Laura and I did for you and they have helped you see the Groovi scene.  Take a leap of faith and creativity.  It's easy and relaxing.
Til next time,

Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Whole Lot of Groovi!!

Laura and I worked on some videos today for your Groovi pleasure.  Hope you find them informative!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Expanding Online

Sometimes it takes a kick in the butt to do something new, right?

Well, someone complained about my online store (I won't go into the details), so I started checking out prices of expanding it, getting an ecommerce site, etc.  MAN they are expensive for a small retail store.  I wasn't sure how I would swing it.  BUT Jeff had suggested looking into SquareUp's site.  I didn't even know they had one.  We use them for credit card processing at the store and on the road, but a online store??  Yep, they have one and I'm lovin' it!!

I'm in the process of putting ALL the Groovi products onsite.  It's quite a job and I'm about half way through.  It gives so many options my current store doesn't.  Well I shouldn't say current cuz I've already unplugged the one on my website and linked it to the new store!!

Hope you will check it out:

Let me know if you'd like to see something else we carry on the site.
Till Next Time:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016



Let's talk Groovi Plate Club... The Paper Hollow will be offering aGroovi Plate Club by TPH. 
You can sign up now.


Sign up for a year and every month get a, NEW made for Club Members only, baby plate. Your first kit will contain a baby plate storage folder and baby plate insert with instructions. Cost: $155 (for 12 months + the plate insert) or $145 (for 12 months w/o the insert) includes postage. (No exchanges or refunds). Your kits should begin 1-2 months after you have signed up. USA only. Members who join through TPH will enjoy a 10% off discount on all Groovi products for 1 year from The Paper Hollow
Disclaimer: Groovi Plate Club by TPH is in no way affiliated to any club/clubs run by Claritystamp Limited in the UK. The administration, delivery and execution of this club is maintained by The Paper Hollow,llc. as such Claritystamp Limited bears no liability whatsoever. Claritystamp Limited has allowed the use of the Groovi trademark for this club only.

Keep an eye on the website or join our mailing list on the home page.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Everything is Groovi!!

It's been a busy show season but we are finally done and looking forward to more events "in" the store than "out".
The Groovi plates have been VERY popular.  I was published on the CardMaker Magazine Blog ( November 2.  
We have over 50 Groovi plates in stock and I've been teaching classes.  I'm also starting a Groovi Design Club in January, where if you sign up in the online store you will get a plate, card kit and instructions.  It's so people here in the states can do Club without all the exchange fees and extra postage required from the UK.
Here are a couple of pics from the store!!

I had to move inventory around just to make room for all the new plates that came in on Tuesday.  I've even got the latest Linda Williams designs!! (not my friend Linda, just the same name).
It's really been a Groovi time here and there are still more to come.

Please remember to shop small!!
Til then,

Sunday, September 18, 2016

It was quite an event!

It's been a few months since I posted, but I've had a lot on my mind and plate.  Have lots of events planned for the store and too many things going on at once. ;O)  It's a good thing.

Yesterday we had a Private Party Sale event.  It was Hawaiian themed and we handed out leis and had pineapple, mandarin oranges and cherries for dessert.  Here are some of the photos!!

 I'll have to add the one of Jeff and I later.

The Stamp N Scrap Resale was last weekend and it was a huge success.  Everyone I talked to did good and had a good time.  I bought some items for an upcoming event.  I didn't go overboard this year!!

Remember to shop small.  Another store is closing in October unless they find someone who will buy them out.  It's news that is hard to hear. 

Til next time,

Monday, July 25, 2016

Feelin' Groovi

So this weekend I got together with my friend Vikki and we created four cards to take to conventions to show what the new plates can do!!  Laura will be demo'ing them but she couldn't play with us on Sunday, she had to work her real job.

Here are the samples we got done:

 Remember to shop small!!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Imitator video

Today was a good day.  The Rios came over for dinner and then we went to see the boys.  Drew turned 11 on Friday, so Papa and I went to give him his gift and get ice cream.... well, lemon ice from Culver's.  His favorite.
Laura and I ran to the store to do this video about the stamp positioner I make and sell.  It works really good, just like the expensive ones on the market right now. No fancy name, no fancy color, just simple and inexpensive.
Take a peek:
Remember to shop small,

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Imitator

So I watched a video on youtube on how to make your own stamp positioner like the one that is going for $45 and $60.  Then I seen one that used an empty DVD case.  I searched EVERY WHERE for them and could not find them.  Just so happened Laura had gotten some online and had a few left over.  I made one for myself and one for her.  Then made a few for the store.  I also put them in my Etsy store.
AMAZING...they are only $10!!
In case you haven't seen them used or know how they work...I'll be doing a video very soon!!  But here is a picture in the mean time.
PLEASE support small business.  Rent is going up and we need your support.