About The Inspiration Station
Inspiration Station Scrapbook store opened in Ovid, MI in 2004.
Opening a store in a rural area was a difficult decision to make. We all believed that wonderful customer service, a large store with lots and lots of unique inventory, and a large cropping area would make it worth the drive for our customers. The addition of the Custom Die Cuts and the wholesale business in 2006 has helped us to make it though the economically challenged times in Michigan's economy. In Michigan right now, six years in business is a rarity for scrapbook stores. It is wonderful to have dedicated customers who will drive a little farther to buy products from us, instead of the big box stores. They keep us going. In return, we do not mark our products above Manufacturer's Retail suggested prices. This helps to make it worth the drive!!
The building that is home to Inspiration Station is over 100 years old. When we purchased it, it was in desperate need of some TLC. We worked for 4 months to create a homey atmosphere for our customers. New lights, new roof, new carpet, redone walls, a bathroom remodel, electrical and plumbing updates, and the monstrous task of renovating the antique tin ceiling. ( We found the ceiling hiding under the drop ceiling a few weeks before the store opened and decided to take a chance at bringing it back to life....and it is truly beautiful now. ) We are very proud to bring life back into our little town, and are so thankful of the Downtown Development Authority who has backed us through it all.
As a company, we strive to be a place where customers can come for Inspiration, fun, and a place
that they can feel at home. Many arrive in their jammies and slippers to crop for the day...and that is
just how we like it. We want to be that place where "everybody knows your name", and for many we
are. We would love to be that place for you too!!
The wholesale aspect of die cuts has added to the daily duties and flavor of the store. Quite often you will find a table or two covered in die cuts waiting to be glued or bagged. But that just adds to the home like feeling of the place. (or at least that is what we like to tell ourselves!!)
Feel free to bring your kids while you shop. We all have children they don't scare us!! (Usually!! wink, wink!!)
About the Owners
Michelle: Michelle has three kids. Ages 15, 12, and 10. Two boys and a girl. She moved to Ovid in 2002 with her husband when he transferred jobs from the Detroit area. She holds a degree in International Business. She plays a creative role in the store making the page kits and doing the classes. She also does most of the product ordering, so you can always come to her if you are having trouble finding something. In addition, she also does albums for people who do not like to do their own. You can contact her for pricing about album creation. Need a special photo blown up or made into a transparency? She also acts as the photo tech for the store. Her husband has been the website and computer guy since the store opened. Without his help, the store would be in a world of trouble!!
Connie: Connie has three children. Ages 15, and two 13 year olds. (Yes...twins!!) Two boys and girl also. She has resided in Ovid for most of her life. She has a degree in Finance. She is the books and organization side of the store. (She is the one who stops Michelle from spending too much money.) She also works with the reps and the stores for the wholesale die cut business. If you have any questions about "Inspirational Cuts" wholesale, you can direct them to her. Her husband has been the go to guy for all of our handy man needs, and for that we are truly thankful. The everyday needs are always met with a smile. By now we would have two working light bulbs if it weren't for him!!