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.

Friday, May 27, 2016

New Boards

Last week Laura and I updated the 3 boards I already had made.  This week I completed my fourth.  It's always a long task to do 14-15 cards that will consist of different styles, different stamps and designs.  Whew... I finished today.  Couldn't stop till I got it done!  Cinci here we come!!
Remember to Shop Small,

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Not far from Home

So last weekend (April 23 & 24) we were in Akron for Adventures in Stamping.  It was a great weekend.  Lots of friends stopped by to say hi, including some old TAC Angels who were having a get together on Sunday evening.  I couldn't go cuz #1 I was tired, #2 it was after a show and we had helpers that needed to get home and #3 I was tired. :O)  But it was good to talk with Yuki and Angi, and see Monica, Brenda and Rita.

Here is our booth set up.  A photo bomb by George. Hey, he's an important part of our set up and relief, so getting him in the picture was great!!

Our Home away from Home!

Remember to shop small,

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

If You Missed It!!

Our last coloring day was March 26.  We had a great time and Annette let us pick a picture from her coloring books by Pamela Smart.  If you go to Amazon she's listed under her name, PJC or Color Me Your Way.  I would love to have all these books for myself,  I would NEVER get them all done.  Annette doesn't like to do people so she gave this one to me.  I LOVE it!!  She is now framed and hanging in the store by the coloring books.

We always share hints and helps to questions you may have and it's a great time.  Our next Cookies and Color is April 23!!  You must sign up so we can guarantee you a spot.  Cookies and pages are supplied, but be sure to bring your favorite coloring utensils.

Be sure to shop small.
Til next time,

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Cookies and Coloring

On the Saturday before Easter (March 26) we'll be having a Cookies and Coloring day.  I got an early start.  This is from one of the small coloring books that are so popular here at the store. I made a mistake in coloring the ribbon, but Copics are so forgiving that I fixed and you can barely tell!!  Check your calendar and join us for some fun and cookies (see class page on the website)!  I will be sharing some coloring secrets all day long. :O)
Shop Small,

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Other People's Wish List

I've gotten a lot of requests for my flowers, etc.  It's a great compliment to do something so many others want.  I've been busy with flowers, butterflies, tags, etc. and got them packaged today and on my Etsy Store.  Here they are:
Here is a sneak peek what you will find:
See you soon,
Shop Small,

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Spring is in the air!!

Oh I've been having so much fun making flowers!  I did some roses a few weeks ago and now I'm doing some that look like mums.  I guess I should have used fall colors. lol  Oh well there will be more on my list of fun.
Till next time...
Remember to shop small,

Friday, February 5, 2016

Oh the Joy

For the last few days I've been doing shadow boxes with paper tole.  I really like the way they have turned out.  THEN yesterday I had leftovers.  Oh my.  
Here is the shadow box and 3, yes THREE, cards I made from what was left.
We have LOTS of these 3D's to choose from.  Come on in and check them out!
Remember to shop small,

PS- You can find some of them in my online store and finished boxes in my etsy store.  Links can be found on my home page.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Need a Break?

Laura and I went a couple a weeks ago and decided we wanted to share with our friends.  I know it's a long time off, but if you are interested book soon, there are only 12 spots open.  I am not making anything on this, just want to go and have a good time!!
Even if you just sit around and socialize it comes out to only $55 a night, which is cheaper than the hotel we used to go to.  You can eat yourself sick and it will all be for fun. :o)  Monthly payments will be accepted if you start now.
So, I hope to hear from you soon!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Personalized Stamps

I'm not usually one to promote someone else's store unless it's important... LOL
I've been asked so many times who makes personal stamps now that I don't.  I didn't know of anyone until I found this link on Facebook tonight.
So enjoy my friends. :O)

Remember me!!  Shop small,

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Stickers Galore!!

Happy New Year! 
I've been planning our calendar for the next year and it's gonna be busy!  We have 7 conventions planned.  I hope you will be able to meet us for at least one!  Here is a list:
Indy, Akron, Cinci, Mt. Clemens, Ft. Wayne, Sevierville (TN),  Birch Run.  More info later.
Here is a group of cards made by Laura Rios with some of our sheet stickers. These stickers are only $1.99 and have 15 pictures on them!!  I'll be putting them online as soon as I have time. :O)
Enjoy your day!