Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Independence Day!!


Hope everyone is good and enjoying the wonderful holiday weekend.

We had a get together at my son's yesterday.  It was very relaxing and fun.  We met several of his neighbors and had lots of good food.

The fireworks have been banging all day (and the last few nights).  One of the our neighbor's kids has been playing his music full blast and rocking (bass) the windows and doors. lol  Hey, go at it kid until 9 pm, then you better be done.

Our order from Germany is stuck in US Customs.  Been there since June 30.  The box was supposed to be delivered yesterday, but now tracking doesn't say when I will get it.  I'm so excited to show off the new items from Reddy Card Crafts.  Only half the order was billed and shipped due to it being our first order and trying to avoid customs, but it didn't work.  Maybe next time since our orders won't be this large.

I will keep you informed with the new items on our site.

Till next time,


Monday, June 28, 2021

Makes Me Sad - vent

 Today I was reading a post from a fellow vendor and someone commented this:

I was so looking forward to the show at John S. Knight and went with my stash of money and ended up spending a total of $3.00. I was so disappointed. The only two booths that even interested me were Marco's and Stamper's Anonymous, but I was in such a mood seeing the disaster of a show, that I couldn't even shop.

It really made me sad that someone would only shop 2 local booths and not even really look at the vendors who traveled hours and many miles to be there.

First we were still in a pandemic atmosphere.  Booths were limited by the promoter because of the limited amount of people allowed into the building at one time.  This was not the promoters fault, but the restrictions by the state.

Second, There were still over 20 vendors there.  That is a good amount for an average show.  I understand that Akron is not an average show, but this woman was spoiled. 

Third, I think many more vendors could have been shown if Royal Acme didn't have so many companies and were allowed to set them all up.  Privilege.

Luckily we had a good show.  We carry items that no other vendors carry.  People need to branch out of their comfort zone and try something new.  They need to "shop" a show and check out every vendor and expand their minds.

 Okay, rant over.  Our next show is coming up.  Michigan mandates have been lifted, but we are on our way to New York. Not sure what will be happening anywhere in a month with this new variant.  Jeff and I are both vaccinated and look forward to being on the road again.

 Remember, we are open 24/7 online and can fill your paper crafting needs with our unique items.

Till next time,


Sunday, June 6, 2021


 Hi All,

Things are going extremely well here at the "reservation".  I just want you to know as of July 1st will not be sending out my posts by email.  We'll have to find another way of keeping in touch.

Guess I pissed someone off today.  They sent me a message through blogger as anonymous, but I know who it is.  I hope he loses his job, honestly.  I'm saving the note just in case he gives me any more trouble.

Our shows are starting.  We've had two this year and they will pick back up again at the end of July.  Come see us and say "hi".

We got a distributorship from Reddy, in Germany.  LOTS of new 3D's!!  I can't wait to get them.  I ordered 55 new designs and they are in process.

Hope you are doing well.
Peek at our new items in the store.

Till next time,


Sunday, January 17, 2021

My New Crafting Room

 We're not done emptying the store, but most of my craft stuff has made it home and into my new space.  I have acquired a LOT of stuff in the last 14 years.  I haven't been able to part with a lot of it, so it's here in boxes and I will get to it when I can.  Most everything for paper crafting is put away, though.

I have a bunch of boxes hidden in a closet and behind the door that are craft supplies for shows.  Hopefully this year craft shows will resume.

It's coming along very well.  I hope to be crafting and not cleaning very soon!!

Keeping in touch,


Saturday, December 19, 2020

14 Years


We opened at our first location July 1, 2006. It was a rough beginning, but we learned a lot and made some great friends. Three locations and fourteen years later the friendships have become greater than just "customer" relationships. I value every single one.

Our journey is not over just a little different road. I am keeping the same phone number, so if you need anything I'm just a call away.

Our online store will continue to grow, so please check it out often and sign up for updates right on the store site.

I will miss the surprise visits. The long talks with those special friends and the solidarity we shared as women and crafters (and some men, too). Come see us at local conventions or if you are venturous, take a road trip to our out of state venues.

So until the lights go out forever, keep in touch.
Thank you all for sharing this adventure with us,

Cheryl & Jeff

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Dwindling Down

 Things have been hectic the last couple of weeks, but we are on the the down swing to closing the store.  The warehouse (storage unit) has been set up for online orders and convention storage.  It's looking better every day.

Our lives are changing so fast.  Today Gov Whitmer announced that she might close the state down again.  She's giving it 3 weeks to get better.  I hope in those 3 weeks I can get enough out of the store to move out completely.  If not I will be there in January.  Not something I have planned for or want.

Tomorrow I get to spend with my youngest grandson.  I haven't seen him in over 3 weeks.  He's changing so fast and I don't want to miss anything.  It will be a great day even if it rains.

Stay tuned for upcoming sales and discounts.  They will be in our mailings and on our website.

For now stay safe!  Wear your mask,

PS-Shop small.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Yet Life Goes On

It's been 14 1/2 years since we opened our 1st store.  We moved twice, so three stores in all.  It is with mixed feelings that we will close our brick and mortar store by the end of the year (2020).

BUT, we will continue online and still do conventions.  VIBE is our life now and I love showing it off to new crafters and experienced card makers.

Please continue to support small business.  That's what keeps us going!!

Love to all.  I look forward to our future together!


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