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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Getting your V.l.B.E on!!

I did a LIVE promotion last weekend and look forward to doing more.  Here is a video I did showing off the VIBE products.


If you are new to VIBE, remark below and I'll send you a discount coupon to try us out!!

Shop small!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Convention at your Finger Tips

We are coming to YOU! With a lot of conventions getting cancelled or postponed, a number of us got together to form a virtual convention for those who NEED to shop. Our group of stamping vendors have a convention full of show specials just for you!!
Please, enjoy the discounts and be sure to thank all those involved to make this happen!!

The Paper Hollow

Coupon Code: COVID19
19% off through April 15, 2020

Technique Junkies – Save 25% off all in-stock items with code SAVE25 through Sunday, March 29. Includes rubber stamps, heat transfer foils, Shimmering Bliss Sprays, Nuvo products, Aladine Ink – everything in the store!

Paper Sweeties 25% off all stamps using code: spring AND 50% off all products in the Retiring Soon category (no coupon needed) Sale ends 11:59 pm EST 3/31/20.

A Colorful Life Designs - 25% off all stencils and free shipping over $50, use code spreadcheer. Sale ends March 27!

Simply Stampin
Free shipping over $20 and every order receives a free card to make! Use coupon code 2020 to save on your total purchase

Creative Vision Stamps FREE Make-n-Take with every order, put CONVENTION in order notes to receive yours. We are your #1 source for heat transfer foiling products.

My Craft Room 15% off site-wide (Altenew, Pinkfresh, Thermoweb, Pooler, & more!) Ends Mar. 31, 2020.

Impression Obsession - 25% off entire site! Use code TOGETHER. Sale ends March 29.

Double Trouble Scrapbooking 20% off all Double Trouble branded products and StacyStamps/Double Trouble rubber stamps. Coupon Code: March2020 Good until March 27, 2020

The Paper Cut
20% off ENTIRE Retail order, use code TPC20
All order over $50 will receive a free Triple Fancy Tag Card Making Die
All orders over $100 will receive the matching Fancy Tag Layering Die Set Also.
Sale ends March 30th

Marco’s Paper
All Cardstock & Envelopes 20% Off!
Spellbinders February & March New Releases and Best Sellers 20% Off MSRP
Fun Stampers Journey Stamp Sets (MSRP $7.95-$8.95) $5.00 Each
Plus Free Shipping in the Contiguous U.S. with a $50.00 Purchase!

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Monday, March 16, 2020

COVID and The Paper Hollow


Tues-Fri: 11 am - 5 pm
Sat: 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
 We will remain open during regular business hours through the month of March.
I ask that if you, our customers, have a fever or a cough that you do not come in to shop for the safety of all involved.
Please feel free to shop with us online.... if you choose to pick your order up, I will have it ready for you when you pop in or will make a curb-side delivery. I fear this is going to be a weak few months and hope we can survive. Rent will still be due.
 Classes and Make n Takes will be cancelled at this time and scheduled for a later date. BUT, you can pick up a kit!! I'll get right on that. :O)
 *We may be closing if the Governor requests all non-essential businesses do so. If you need to get things like adhesives and paper to work on while you are home, I encourage you to do so soon.
Be Safe & Healthy.
Wash your hands.


PS-Buying a gift card for future use will help us out during these hard times


Friday, December 6, 2019

Craft Shows

Well, I decided to venture out into the craft show life again.  It's been over 12 years since I did a "craft" show.  It was a way of life when my kids were little.  I was a stay at home mom and earned enough money doing crafts to buy the kids a wonderful Christmas.

This year I just needed to have that feeling again of "artist" exuberance when someone buys a piece that I've made and takes a part of "me" home with them.

The first show didn't go so good.  There was construction and geez  did it ever hinder people from coming to the school.  I signed up for next year again, just because I never pooh a show after one time unless I know for sure it will continue to be a bad show.  This is usually a good show, so I'm giving it another chance.

Tomorrow is the second one for the year.  It's about an hour and a half away so I got a hotel for the night because they don't have Friday night set up.  I'll have to get up way to early for my nature to get everything ready and I don't want all that driving time so early in the morning.  It is usually a good show for crafters.  NO VENDORS allowed.  That is a good sign!!

Next weekend is my third and last show of the year.  It's always been a good show.  I did it many, many years ago.  Let's see if I still feel the same next Sunday when everything is over and done.

Now my rant:  I'm a member of some crafting groups online.  I absolutely HATE when someone asks, "I just signed up for my first craft show....what is selling?"  Honey, if you don't already have a craft you should never have signed up for a craft show.  Second...if it is selling for me...why would I tell you?  Craft shows are friendly, but not when you ask how something is done, or say "I can make that myself".  It's RUDE!!  So maybe you can...will you?  But it's a dog eat dog world and I'm not going to answer any of those stupid questions.

Yes, the store is still keeping me busy.  No I haven't let craft shows take over my love for my business.  Jeffrey worries when I get a new idea, that I will let the store falter.  Nope, just doing this for fun and some fun money.

I continue to ask everyone to shop small and support small business.
Til next time,

Friday, August 30, 2019


It's been quite a summer.  As it comes to a close, only 4 more conventions to go.... Fort Wayne, Madison, Sevierville and Southfield....all in October!!
We've been doing the napkin technique with the Sticky Specks and covering boxes, etc.  LOVING those micromini dots!!  I've found a new passion.
I've decided to do a craft show with all the napkin and decopage technique.  Still a ways to go, but I'm getting there.

Here's just one of my items:

Remember to shop small.
till next time,

Saturday, June 8, 2019

It's a Sticky Situation!!

NEW: Sticky Specks
Micro dots that are good for everything from crafting to household applications!
You get 4 sheets - 8.3x11.7 inches with thousand of sticky dots

GREAT for all your intricate die cuts!!

Remember to shop local, shop small!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

El is Awesome

All you need is two parents that are math teachers to figure this one out.
Elliot is 4 weeks here.  He was baptized this past weekend (at 5 weeks).
Time is going fast.
Till next time,
PS - Shop Small.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

We are Blessed!!

What a great start to a new year.  We have been blessed with sunshine and a rainbow.

I heard the term "rainbow baby" just a month ago.  It's a baby that has been born after the death/miscarriage, etc. of a sibling.  We rejoice in the birth of our newest grandson, Elliot Russell, born January 5 at 3:54 am.  Twenty inches long weighing in at 7 1/2 pounds.  He is beautiful!

We now have three handsome, beautiful grand boys in our lives.  Drew will be 14 this year. OMGoodness where does the time go?  Jalen will be 8.

Follow along with me as the baby grows.  I will have him a couple days a week after Cort goes back to work.  I'm so excited to spend time with him and he get to know me.

Love to all and a happy new year with blessings to everyone,
PS-shop small!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy 2019!!

Oh boy, it's been a while, but with so much going on it's hard to report frequently.

We have a grandbaby coming on Friday.  Cort is being induced and will come home with a sweet package.  We don't know the gender.  It's still a secret!  The next time I report it will be a year old. LOL  No, I will try better.

AVC-American Vellum Craft is doing very well.  I wish I could afford more advertising, but I'm not even sure where to advertise any more.  Just Cards magazine has stopped publishing, along with all the other magazines that I used and loved.  I guess it's time to start a new tactic.

My work for the next couple of weeks will be wedding invites and shower invites.  Cort's little sister is getting married and I'm doing them as my gift.  I'm excited to do them.

Here's wishing you all a happy new year and blessings every day.
Till next time,

PS - remember to shop small!!