Thursday, December 28, 2023

Season's Greetings

 Only 3 more days till 2024 and then life starts getting busy again.  Our first convention is in February in Danville, IN.  Come see all the new deals we have going.

Craft shows were successful for me this year.  I've tried so many new ideas and am still working on inventory for next year, since I don't know if I'll get back to it during convention season. 

Life is always busy around here. Jeff had eye surgery to replace and fix a cataract lens.  Well the results were a new lens and it has shifted also.  Haven't made a decision to do surgery again.  

Nothing great to report other than we are both doing really good (except having Covid for Christmas).  Looking forward to 2024 and some exciting changes.

Til next time,


Monday, August 14, 2023

Craft Show Season is Coming....

 We've been so busy with the bathroom renovation (it's almost done), Stamp Conventions, etc. I haven't been able to craft.

The bug is in me!!  I'm booked solid November-December.  I hope you'll come out and see me.

The schedule is:

Dakota High School - Macomb Township - November 4

Mott High School - Warren - November 11

Chic & Unique - Warren (MCCC) - November 19

St. Nick's Warehouse - Ford II High School - Sterling Heights - November 25 & 26

L'anse Cruse High School - Chesterfield -  December 2

Athens High School - Troy - December 9

Michigan Makers - Suburban Showcase - Novi - December 16

I just hope I can get a lot more done for all these shows.  I have the supplies, I just need to take the time.  

Well, 5 more stamp conventions to go this year.  Hope you can come out to at least one!!

Check the website for locations and dates.

Til next time,


Sunday, July 30, 2023

We will be in Southfield

 Hey Y'all,

We will be in Southfield, MI in September!  This is the first show since the pandemic!  I hope you will come out and see us.  We have a lot to show you.

The date is Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24. for all the information

It's been almost a year since Jeff's accident.  He's doing really well.  His eyesight is getting much worse, so if you see him be sure to be right in his line of sight so he can see you.   If you don't know he has RP which leads to tunnel vision.  He will most likely always have some vision, but right now it's less than 18%.

If you are not signed up for our newsletter, please sign up on the website home page.  Here you will find our monthly specials and news.  It only gets sent out once a month unless there is something new or a flash sale or personal news to inform you of.  The most you will get is 3 per month.

I'm excited to see my customers again and hope you will take the time to come see us to boost our morale.  It's always good to see familiar faces!!

Till next time,


Thursday, June 15, 2023

June 2023

 Life just is going too fast.  Last post was way back in 2022 after Jeff had gotten hurt.  Our lives have changed so much since then.

Jeff has been diagnosed as legally blind.  He learns something new each day whether it be using his cane or falling over a box in the living room.  I learn new things being a caregiver.  The last time I played this role was for his mother.  That was hard, this is harder.

Our eldest grandson, Drew, who grew up in the store, graduated from high school last week.  I can't believe time has drifted away.  He will start State next fall.  Hasn't decided what he really wants to do, but he has so many choices.

Then just when you think life is getting easier the bottom falls out.  Dealing with my house being in reconstruction (they finally started my bathroom) mayhem, my living room full of boxes and inventory and the storage unit getting a butt head of a building manager, my stress level is beyond safe.  I pray, I sing, I meditate and I still have a headache.  BUT, It is all temporary.    This too shall pass.

Hope you are having a great summer so far,

Till next time,


Friday, October 28, 2022

God Answers Prayer

 Hi All,

It's been a hectic 3 weeks.  Jeff fell at the York, PA convention and ruptured his bladder.  He had emergency surgery and a week long stay.  It was especially hard because we were 10 hours from home and alone.

He was released on the 14th and we got home on the 15th.  Doctor appointments were crazy.  On the 21st he had his JP drain removed.... that night we were in emergency.  He was having some really sharp pains.  They admitted him and ran tests.  He had a staph infection.  He was released on the 25th.  So home again for the night.  He has had a catheter this whole time so that his bladder could heal.

Wednesday morning he got the cath removed and ahhhh, we thought we could relax.  BUT NOoooo.  His bladder did not cooperate and he never released any at 6 pm we are back at the ER.  That trip was a very long story, but when they finally seen him they drained 1500 ml from his bladder.  I am so thankful it did not burst.  They sent him home with a new catheter and here we are.  He should get the cath out next week and we pray everything will be okay.

We missed the Sevierville, TN convention.  It's one of our favorites, but ya know... life happens.  Jeff has been diagnosed with RP (look that one up) and is legally blind.  I do all the driving now, unless someone is with us on the road and they share the task with me.  He has had one lesson with a white cane and used it today when we went grocery shopping.  He still has direct vision, but a low, 18% vision field.  The normal person has 180 degree peripheral field.  And so this is how it all started.  He didn't see some crates while we were packing up in York and he tripped over them and fell onto a crate and ruptured his bladder.

So many prayers have been sent and answered.  I want to thank everyone for taking the time to remember us and sending love.

So the convention season is over for now.  We are playing catch up and I'm doing 4 craft shows in the next 2 months.  Life is always busy, just the way we like it.

So till next time,



Sunday, September 18, 2022

Join the Club

 So this is the sample for September.  I really like this flower.  I have more orange in it but it doesn't show.  It's attached with Krylon spray to the background paper.

This background is one of my new papers.  I'm really excited how they are being received.  They look good with everything.

Several people have signed up over the last couple of months.  It's been good to see people being interested again.  Covid time was harsh on business and on club memberships.  I get it.

If you are interested in joining the club, go to the online store and click the link to memberships.  You will find info there for 3 month, 6 month and 1 year memberships.

I look forward to October.  Three shows in 3 weeks.  I'm going to be exhausted.  

So till next time,


Wednesday, August 31, 2022

I'm Blessed by her words.

We had a great show in Hamburg, NY.  An hour before we closed a lady come in who knew nothing about paper crafting.  I'm so happy she stopped by our booth.  I love showing off our products, especially when they are buying to show kids.  

My name is Marianne S and you helped me today at the paper craft show in Buffalo! I have to tell you I AM SO GREATFUL FOR YOUR HELP! That was the most fabulous experience and I was able to learn such a huge amount in a short period of time!
I rushed home to show my mom and cannot wait until my daughter gets home tomorrow! I am also extremely excited to share all of this with our students! They get so excited and feel so accomplished when they make things!
I really just wanted to make sure you knew how appreciative I am that you took the time and helped me learn something new! You really helped us a lot and I am so excited to share your information!
Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart!
When I found this in my email the next morning I almost was in tears.  This is what I live for.... teaching people something new and creative.
Our next stop is in Westminster, MD.  Come and see us if you can.
Til next time,

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

I've been Designing Again

 So when we were in MA, I took some new papers and they sold very well.  I'm excited to introduce them at shows and in classes.  I put them online and more to come!!  They go with EVERYTHING!!  Can't be better than that.

I found a local printer that is doing them for me so I don't have to pay shipping.  I've ordered over 3,000 sheets so far in the past week.  I love paper!!

Have a great Holiday Weekend.

Till next time,


Sunday, May 1, 2022

Absolutely Love it!!

I was at the Akron Adventures in Stamping show yesterday.  I purchased the VIBE starter pack.  Playing today.  Absolutely love it!!  This is a unique technique.  It’s easy.  The finished project is beautiful.  Thanks.

Gail Rapps

Thanks Gail.  It's beautiful!


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

NEW Kits

We are trying something new this year for MegaMeet.  3D card kits.  This is an example of a finished kit.  Below is the bundle I got all put together.  And the last picture is a finished kit.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!!  Drop me a note if you plan on going!

Till then,