The best business ideas often spring from a need that’s not being met.
Such was the case with CropStop Owner and Founder, Haylie-Jo Wiltshire, herself a seasoned, avid, and accomplished paper crafter, who was in desperate need for a manageable, accessible, storage system for her supplies.
“I had been looking far and wide to find an easy way to store my embossing folders and dies,” says Haylie-Jo, “and realized, quite simply, that there wasn’t one. At first I was frustrated, but then…I got excited. I could create a system! I knew what I wanted and what was needed. I knew what my fellow crafters were seeking. What an opportunity!”
Within several months time, Haylie-Jo’s Pocketz Pages Storage System was born, and sales of her innovation, with its accompanying pockets inside, took off. Haylie-Jo experimented by expanding her product offerings and quickly learned that there was great demand for a one-stop source for all paper crafters’ needs. Within the year, CropStop was launched.
CropStop boasts an extensive selection of supplies and storage solutions from all the top manufacturers coupled with outstanding customer service. “Having wonderful product offerings across categories is critical,” says Haylie-Jo, “but it’s not enough. At CropStop, we pride ourselves on also being available to answer questions, offer guidance, and stay in constant communication with our customers to ensure we’re meeting their every need. You’ll often hear people lamenting that customer service has become a ‘lost art.’Not here. Here it is paramount.”
And that’s why CropStop customers - be they card makers, scrap-bookers, mixed-media artists, or other paper crafters--will not only find an extensive selection of dies, embossing folders, storage solutions, embellishments, adhesives, ribbons and more on this site - but they will also be provided links to original crafting how-to videos, a gallery of beautiful projects, and an ever-expanding social media presence.
“My goal is to create not just a store, but a paper-crafting community on this site,” says Haylie-Jo, who, in keeping with her vision, recently launched a Customer Corner” blog. “So many of our customers have brilliant ideas, gorgeous products, amazing processes, and fascinating histories. I want these lovely, talented people to inspire one another--and I encourage anyone interested in sharing what they do and how to reach out anytime.”
Contact Haylie-Jo at HJ@CropStop.com or 609.972.6850
Hello, my name is Nadine! I have been scrapbooking for about 18 years now with 12 x 12 layouts and cards being my favorite things to create. Scrapping helps me keep my sanity! I would say my scrappy style is best described as eclectic, but I also love creating grungy pages too. A page just isn't complete to me without some kind of mist or paint on it.
Would love to have you come by and visit me on my blog sometime: My Scrap'n'Stuff
My name is Karen Letchworth
, and I've been crafting in some way or another for as long as I can remember. I started blogging in 2011, and absolutely LOVE making cards, mini albums, and pretty much anything involving glue, flowers, glitter or crafts in general. I've been happily married for 30 years to my awesome hubby, Darren; and we are blessed with three amazing children and one terrific son-in-law. My desire in crafting is to inspire others to try new techniques and products, and I would LOVE to have you visit my blog, My Cup Runneth Over
, to say hello and become a follower. I look forward to showcasing the AMAZING products from CropStop
, and to use them in creative ways that will inspire you to purchase and use them for yourself. Happy crafting!
My name is Steph Ackerman and I have been creating for as long as I can remember. I am quite versatile and create an assortment of different projects - from canvas wall hangings to cards to mixed media - I love to experiment and see what I can create. I don't start out with a plan in mind, I just pull products I want to use and see what happens. My day is just not complete if I haven't spent some time creating. While I truly enjoy creating cards, I have just as much fun creating canvases and off the page projects.
I have a dedicated craft area (my entire basement) where I create as well as teach a wide assortment of classes. I also teach at my local craft store. My workshops/classes are geared to any type of crafter - from beginner to advanced. I consider my style as evolving and I'm a firm believer in playing with your products - because only then can you truly get a feel for what they are capable of - you have no idea what you can create if you don't play and explore.
I am a CHA Designer, am Copic Intermediate certified, Ranger certified and Zutter certified. I can work with any medium and any products. I relish working and teaching with a wide variety of products.
I love to submit my projects for publication and have had a quite a number of cards published this year. I have had my worked showcased in CHA booths; have my work in catalogs and in advertisements for manufacturers' products.