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Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

I've been busy getting ready for this whole holiday thing and time just slips away.  I've been cutting things out on the cricut and ordering presents and wham, the day is here.
It's been a great two days.  Our traditions are growing and my children are making their own, so I just follow along.
Here are a couple of pictures from our Christmas Eve and morning. Thanks for your support.
Shop small,
Cheryl



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I Don't Wanna

After not wanting to come in today and being right on time, I started up the Cricut and I'm cutting away.  I got the newest cartridge from CTMH and I'm loving it.

I think I'll just cut all day until my orders come in.  Then I have to work.  But here are a few things I've been cutting.  I need to submit classes to a couple of conventions so I had to start now.  Can you guess what I'll be teaching?? lol

Don't forget us during the holidays.  We have gift cards for those who cannot decide what they want or you not knowing what to get them.

Remember to shoppe small,
Cheryl
 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Shop Small!!

So, Shop Small Business Saturday is only a couple weeks away.  We have door prizes and stuff to give away.  I'm so excited to get Freebies from American Express and Great Lakes Scrapbooking Events: Mega Meet!!
Please shop with us for some great deals, too!!
See you soon,
Cheryl

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Little Tour

This was the convention in Birch Run's booth.  We had a good time and a great weekend. 
Coming Soon: Black Friday and Shop Small Business Saturday!!  Card Kit Boutiques...same weekend.
TTFN,
Cheryl

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I'm not the Expert!

Hey, incase you missed out... I sat in on Irene's Distress Ink class this past Saturday.  WOW, I had a lot of fun learning about these fabulous inks!  I have so many ideas running through my head it's spinning.  Can't wait to showcase it in my future cards.
Here is a sample of what I did.  Of course I didn't follow the rules so everybody's cards were different than mine.  Yes, I'm one of those students.  That is why I usually don't take classes from my instructors...I don't want to intimidate them or make them feel bad that I don't always follow along.
I love how they turned out!!
Watch for upcoming classes and sales!  New product is arriving all this week!!
Shop Small,
Cheryl

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Convention this Weekend!!

Stamp Scrap Art Tour is in Southfield this weekend. A small but very nice convention!! I have FREE tickets at the store with a purchase. If you haven't been in the 8 years they've been around... you should check it out. www.stampscraparttour.com tickets at The Paper Hollow, Sterling Heights (www.thepaperhollow.com)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My Interview

My Interview with Michigan Scrapbooker Blog
A few weeks ago I had an interview with the Michigan Scrapbooker blogger.  Click on the link to see the entire page.
Michigan Scrapbooker will publish their last issue (Winter) and will no longer be available.  It's been a good ride, but some times good things must end.  I hope you all have enjoyed the magazine.  I've enjoyed working with Carrie (the editor) for the past 8 years.  She's always maintained a good attitude even when I know she's having a hard time.  Life is good and God will open a new door for her once this one is completely closed.
Remember to Shop Small.... it's what will keep us around for more years to come!!
Cheryl

Monday, October 12, 2015

Here's one to be Framed

I found this very cute and true.  Comes from CHA (Craft & Hobby Association).  I just may have to frame it and put it in the store.
We've been busy with getting ready for conventions.  Ft. Wayne was a good weekend.  I love meeting lots of new people.  We made some contacts.  I also love seeing the vendors we haven't seen in a while. Southfield is next weekend.  I have FREE tickets.  Hope to see you there!
Cheryl

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It's Almost Time

Well, it's almost time for the Stamp N Scrap Resale event.  Only 1 more day!!  Look at this great ad Gibraltar Trade Center had on their webpage:
Come check out all the goodies everyone is selling!!  Over 50 tables of new and gently used crafting supplies at GREAT prices.
Cheryl

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It's Double Time!!

I've been busy cutting out words for the mini albums and cards.  I had two machines going at once!  What fun! LOL  I sure got my exercise.  When ever I get that first Etsy order I'll Be Ready.
Shoppe Small,
Cheryl



Thursday, September 10, 2015

Reorganization means NEW!!

Well last weekend I sold the 8 1/2 x 11 rack and now I've been working all week to fill up the new 12x12 racks.  It also means moving around a lot of the 8 1/2 x 11 and reorganizing them.  You can get to the lusters much easier and the handmade papers are more visible.  I'm still waiting on NEW papers to arrive to help fill the big racks, but here's a look at what I've done so far!!
Shop Small, Shop Local,
Cheryl

Monday, September 7, 2015

For Sale

I've jumped into the Etsy pool!  Don't laugh, I only have one thing listed at the moment but more will be coming soon. Check it out:
Paper Hollow Creations.
Shop Small,
Cheryl

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Coloring Book Craze!!

Check out this video:
 
The Adult Coloring Book Craze

I'm excited to announce we will be having Coloring Parties at the store.  A great way to relax.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Drink), wine, beer, water, etc.  It doesn't matter!  Just come on down, relax and socialize.
See you soon!
Cheryl

Thursday, August 27, 2015

No Frills Crop!!

During the Stamp N' Scrap Resale on Saturday, Sept. 19 you can crop for 10 hours for only $10!!! Wanta come back on Sunday for another 7 hours??? It's only an extra $5!
Remember When Scrapbooking will be there as a vendor with supplies you may run out of, plus you will have the pleasure of access to the garage sale and the entire trade center to do some shopping.
To sign up call Remember When Scrapbooking at 586-598-1810 or for more info.  Shannon will be on vacation next week so call this week to reserve a spot or asap when she gets back (in 1 week).

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Calligraphy Fun!!

Today was another beginners Calligraphy class.  It's such a nice effect to any card.



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Two New Instructors!!

We have two new instructors coming in September!!  Laura Rios, who you may already know.  She's my hangout bud, goes to conventions with us and was instructor at the last Shoppe Hop.  She will be teaching a variety of techniques.
And introducing Irene Addison.  One of my playmates and absolutely awesome with watercolor!!
In the Paste class you will use a NEW product from Viva Decor called Glitter Paste, plus some paste from Dreamweavers.  In the watercolor class you will get to play with Distress Inks!  Irene is also very knowledgeable in Distress Inks and will be teaching a class in October about the different ways to use them.
Here are the sample pics of classes coming up next month!
Sign up soon, cuz you don't want to miss these!!
TTFN,
Cheryl
 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wanna Win??

Here is a challenge from Justine to help kids with grieving.
Click on the link to watch the video and get all the info.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pN59nF2CM0&feature=youtu.be

There are some great prizes and even one from us!!
Have fun!
Cheryl

Friday, August 7, 2015

NEW Instructor!!

Next month we will have a NEW instructor with some NEW classes!!  WaterColoring with Irene!  
Today she came in just to play and came up with these beauties!  This is only two of the many ways she will be showing us how to do watercolor.  We only have one class planned per month, so be sure to get in on the fun!

 




















I'm so excited!!
Cheryl
 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Coloring Hour is FANTASTIC

The "I Love Coloring" hour tonight was great!!  Here are two of the things I got done.  The other page I didn't even get started!!  Coloring again with my copics has gotten me in the mood again.  It's time to color on!!
 
















Hope you will join us sometime soon!!
Cheryl


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

OH MY... New Stuff, again!!

With convention this weekend we had to get in more stamps... :O)  We also received more coloring books and Penny Black stickers.
I spent yesterday afternoon designing the display cuz we're taking so many new/different items. Since one of our biggest competitors will not be there we decided to take things we wouldn't normally take.  I can't wait till we're all set up and I can take a picture.  We learn something new every show.
We still have discount tickets if you are local!!
See you there!!
Cheryl

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Coloring is Fun!!

Well Saturday we had our first, "I Love Coloring" Coloring Hour.  Here is what we colored.  I'm not finished with my large picture yet.
Our next play date is Thursday, August 6th at 6 pm or Saturday, August 15 at 2 pm.
One lady made cards with hers and they turned out great!!  I should have taken pictures!
Come play with us soon!
Cheryl

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Getting Ready

It's almost time for the Novi Convention.  I've got new coloring books!!  I'm finishing up Inka Gold and I got Glitter Paste from Viva Decor!!  I only bought the clear, but it's a start!  Busy repackaging!!


 See you soon!
Cheryl

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hot from Cleveland!

Today I had a van full of ladies visit from Cleveland.  Six of them are in that van (look close they are waving).  They warned me on Monday they were coming and I forgot.  But it made my day to have some visitors!  I did a short demo on how to make the mini memory albums.  They loved the Wedding one I have on display.  I want to make kits up for it, but I haven't had the time.  Now I MUST.  They would still like a kit. :O)
I've also been busy making card sets.  We've had some kits in the store forever (at least 2 years) and I decided maybe they would be better made into cards.  So 15 down, 3 to go.  So if you are in a hurry and need some cards, they are finished for you.  I didn't even stamp my name on the back so you can take credit. :O)
Remember to shop small (for reference: The Paper Hollow)!
Love you guys,
Cheryl

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Mandalas!!

One of my fav's are Mandalas.  Here are #1 and #2.  I still have a couple of colors to do on #2, but I'll have it done tomorrow!  Then move on to a Goddess, Paisley and Mosaic.  Hmmm this is pretty fun.
Shop Small,
#1


#2

Cheryl

I'm Coloring!!

We got in some coloring books and I'm making samples for the Heirloom Convention in August!!  Check 'em out!!
Whoohooo!!
Shop Small,
Cheryl

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Light it UP!!

Here is a small clip of fireworks.  Hope you had a great day!!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Card Kit Boutique is Coming Fast!!

Whoa baby!  I mentioned a day or so ago that we were pumping out some great cards for the Boutique!!  Here are 5 full boxes waiting for your inspection next Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th.   We have over 60 designs!  
No sneak peeks, sorry!

See you soon! Remember to shop small,
Cheryl

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy 4th of July

It's not that "nothing" has been happening here at the store, but I've been busy with life.
I had my knee surgery, broke my toe, been going to physical therapy, etc.  I've decided to take a minute and update the blog since I haven't in a while.
My video camera broke so I've been trying to do videos on my phone and it's taking me a while to learn a new format. I'll get it and share soon.
Next weekend is the Card Kit Boutique.  Laurie, Laura and myself have been pumping out some great kits!!  They will only be $1 each.  Come in Friday (July 10)to get the best selection! 
New stuff going on at the store, too.  A "Kit of the Month" where everything is included to make 10 great cards.  Perfect to keep your stash up to date or give as gifts.
I'm excited as this month celebrates our 9th year in business.  Thank you all for your support!
Have a great weekend and God Bless the USA!!
Cheryl

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Showing off the new stuff!!

A customer brought these in today to show off.  Aren't they great?  She used some of the new 3D's and Toppers from England and Holland.  My favorite was the spring bird right in front.  The 3D is great, but the pyramid is the best!!
It's been a long couple of weeks.  I'm walking without any assistance, but using the cane sometimes for balance.  PT has started and it's a pain, but I want to walk without pain, so it has to be done!
See you soon,
Cheryl

Friday, June 5, 2015

Where have I been??

You may have been asking, "where is Cheryl?". 
Well, I had surgery on May 26th for a knee cap replacement.  I'm home recovering, but will be in the store next week!!
I start PT on Monday at Beaumont/Troy for 4-6 weeks.  I'm on crutches (I prefer them over a walker), but I think I will be moving up to a cane shortly.
This is the 3rd knee surgery I've had and it has also been the mildest.  I can honestly say it was worth it!!
I will be in the store Saturday (tomorrow), so if you'd like to stop by and say "Hi", I'll be glad to entertain you for a few minutes.  I can't stand too long, but we can sit and chat.
Have a great night!!
Cheryl

Sunday, May 17, 2015

LOTS of NEW stuff!!





Everything that I ordered is IN!!  But we had to repackage all the 3d's and toppers from England.  That's okay, I'm about 50% done.  Another 2 days and I should have everything available. 

The Art Impressions stamps have their own little space in the store.  Jeff got a kick out of the sayings and stamps.  I think this will be his favorite line.

To make room for the new stuff there is a full clearance rack.  Punches, stickers, ink pads, dies, stamps and LOTS more!!

See you soon!
Cheryl

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Things were Hoppin'

The most wicked 2 days of the season is Shoppe Hop!!  Laura and I are beat.  Laura instructed the cards and talked up voting for the grant.  AND we got most of the order from England packaged and on the shelves!!
Art Impressions came in also!!  They are almost all up on the back wall.  I've been cleaning house so there is a ton of stuff in the clearance bin! Next week you must come by and see all the new 3d's, line/corner stickers, stamps and dies!!
Thanks so much for voting to help us grow!!  If you haven't voted, please go to the website: www.thepaperhollow.com and vote.  Also, share with ALL your friends.  We need 250 votes just to be eligible.
Have a great weekend!!
Cheryl

PS - You must have a FaceBook account to vote.  I know it stinks!!  So if you aren't on FB, ask someone who is to vote.  Thanks!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Please Vote for Us!!

HELP The Paper Hollow with an opportunity to grow.

Dear Friends,

We’re applying for an opportunity to receive a grant from Chase. This grant would allow our business to grow, but we need your help. Visit www.thepaperhollow.com to cast a vote for our business. We need 250 votes to be eligible. 

The Mission Main Street Grants program is designed to benefit small businesses. Together with Premier Sponsor, LinkedIn, Chase is committed to helping small businesses and local communities grow.
As part of the program, you have the opportunity to vote for your favorite small business, us!!

You can make a difference for the future The Paper Hollow! Voting is open from May 4-June 19, so now is the time to cast your vote and spread the word about this opportunity to your friends and family. Your vote counts!

Thank you in advance for your continued support!!

Sincerely,
Cheryl
The Paper Hollow

Monday, May 11, 2015

We Aim to Please

This pic is from our demo station in Akron. We really show off quite a few things that can be done with the Inka's.
I finally learned how to load the pictures and videos from my tablet, so you will get a demo from Art Impressions pretty soon and I can start doing videos again!  Yea!!
I have some surprises coming this week, so stay tuned!
Cheryl

Friday, May 8, 2015

FOUR Packages today!!

Whew... House Mouse (Stampendous), IO Dies (Impression Obsession), WORD STICKERS!!! (one of my England orders) and a NEW company: Little B.
If you've been waiting for Happy Birthday, etc. in 5 colors, you wait no more.  Come on in and get 'em.  Little B has the greatest embellishments.  I ordered some of the cutest for summer.  I'll order Christmas later.
Here is my hubby putting everything into the computer.  We even stayed late so you could come in Saturday. ;O)
Have a great Mother's Day/Weekend.
Cheryl

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Oh the Goodies I have....

So we've only gotten in 2 packages, but LOTS of stuff!!  I'm so excited about the Chameleon Markers.  I think you will be too!!  The Vintage car stickers that were out of stock last time I ordered are HERE!!  Great for men's cards!  Here is a sample of what we got.  Come see the rest!
Shop TPH!!  Support the little guys!
Cheryl




Friday, May 1, 2015

Not Ready for Change

I colored today.  Had to try a new paper out to see how I liked it.  I think I'll stick with my Cougar, I'm used to it.
This is a newer Penny Black stamp.  I've been wanting to try it so this was a great time to show off colors.  I'm going to use it to practice water-coloring, too.
The day was slow.  No orders came in so next week I'm probably gonna be blasted with boxes and inventory and wont' have time to color or get it all into the computer.  Thank goodness it's Jeff's job and I can help. lol
Have a great weekend!!
Cheryl

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dies, Dies, IO Dies

So guess what I got in Akron??  Just a few dies from Impression Obsession. Some we've had before, but some are NEW.  Not just for us but from IO.
NEVER take Laura shopping with you.  She's a bad influence. lol  Well I do the same to her, so I guess we are even.  We shopped on Saturday afternoon in the IO booth. It was late so Mitra (owner of IO) decided I should wait till Sunday to pay.  Sounded good.  BUT when I went back on Sunday morning I found another display of more dies.  Yep, I added to my already large handful.  Well, that's okay, I got some really fun dies!  And just in case this isn't enough, I ordered more yesterday!  They should be here next week.
Happy May!!
Cheryl

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Our Store away from home



We had a small 10x10 set up this time, but we're thinking about going bigger next year.  People would get jammed up behind Laura in the corner and I'd have to do traffic control. lol
It all depends on where they put us and how many sides we have open.  This was a two sided booth which makes it jam up.  I've got new ideas for layout.  Putting it all into practice is so much different than on paper.  I'm not very good at that.
Have a great day!!
Cheryl