About Story Books & Fairy Tales
Jillian Macy and her Mom
"We make a great team. She keeps me excited, motivated, and creative" says Jillian and Dawna.
It all started with a daughter and mother’s love of scrapbooking and crafting. Jillian is the entrepreneur and the daughter. Dawna is the creative one and the mom. After the last scrapbook store in our area closed, Jillian said, “Let’s take the product to them at the crops.” And she built the business from there.
Jillian is the owner and driving force behind Storybooks and Fairytales. She’s researched, dreamt and planned how to make this traveling store work. She has great support from family, friends and a few businesses such as; Snowie Shaved Ice and Curry Electric. She is also the heavy lifter. You’ll see her carry the racks, boxes of paper, tubs of embellishments and anything else needed to set up this traveling store.
Jillian has gone to Salt Lake City, UT and met with many of the paper manufacturers. She has attended several conventions and is forming great relationships with many sales reps. She is telling them loud and clear, “Paper crafting is alive and holding strong in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky!!”
Dawna is having fun helping her daughter start this business. She may not carry as much as Jillian does in and out of the events, but Dawna is good at sliding paper into trays, hanging embellishments and getting it all ready for you to shop. When not at a crop, she is making samples, putting together kits, cutting out custom die cuts and titles and watching you tube’s on the newest trends.
Jillian believes this is just the start. Her hopes for the future are a store front, sponsoring fund-raising crops, scheduling classes and more. It all takes time and money. So stick with us as we build our storybook and see the fairytale come true.
What's a Crop?
Folks that are new to the scrapbooking scene are missing out on the whole experience of crafting with others. A crop allows crafters a specific amount of time and space to craft to their hearts content! At a scrapbooking crop, we provide all of the big items you need to create your masterpieces. You'll need to bring your memories, paper, embellishments, and anything else you might need. If you forget something, don't worry! We'll have plenty of items for sale including card stock, custom dies, and more!