Craft Storage Ideas News: A BIG Announcement!

Craft Storage Ideas News: A BIG Announcement!

Craft Storage Ideas News: CSI Has a New Owner!  (image)
Craft Storage Ideas News: CSI Has a New Owner!

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Hello CSI Friends,

We have BIG NEWS to share with you.

Craft Storage Ideas Has A New Owner!

As some of you might have seen, we recently announced that Craft Storage Ideas (CSI) was for sale.

Our goal was to find a new owner for CSI, someone we felt confident could not only carry on with delivering great organizing information and inspiration, but grow CSI to include even more craft storage information and inspiration…for YOU!

Of course, making the decision to let our “baby” go was not arrived at easily – we have really loved running CSI and getting to know so many of you, our amazing readers.

And of course, we’ve also really enjoyed working with our amazing contributors:

Aren’t they awesome?!

THANK YOU for being such a great audience for our crafty storage information and inspiration, and for helping us to grow such an important resource for crafters!

And don’t worry CSI fans, most of the wonderful ladies who’ve contributed content to CSI aren’t leaving – they’re staying on with Steph & her team!

(*Note: Cicily Lesher has posted her last contribution for CSI)

And now?

It’s time for an introduction to CSI’s new owner.

Craft Storage Ideas' New Owner: Stephanie Hackney (image)
Craft Storage Ideas‘ New Owner: Stephanie Hackney

Say Hello to Stephanie!

Stephanie Hackney (a.k.a. Steph), a former professional organizer, long-time craft industry trade columnist, crafting addict and fearless leader of PaperCrafter’s Corner is taking over!

Steph reached out to us when she heard CSI was for sale and, based on what we’ve seen her accomplish with PaperCrafter’s Corner since she took it over in 2013, we feel very comfortable handing over the care and feeding of CSI to her as we move onto new ventures.

We know she has lots of ideas to further enhance the CSI experience for you and to provide you with even more organizing information and inspiration.

Now don’t worry, Steph and her team are not planning on eliminating any of what you’ve grown to love about CSI – their goal is to give you even more of what you love!

It’s time for a new organizing and crafting addict to bring her energy, excitement, craft industry experience & business savvy to CSI!

Steph’s super excited to get to know all of you and to bring even more cool stuff to the CSI community.

Steph’s Thoughts on CSI

“I have long admired Craft Storage Ideas as a valuable resource for crafters, from the time of its founding by Susan Mintmire and Rebecca Boyer, to the present, under the leadership of Noelle McAdams and Shelley Walsh.

It has been fun to see CSI evolve as Noelle and Shelley took over – I know they and the CSI contributors have worked hard to ensure that visitors to the CSI site (and associated social media pages) always found valuable content, a positive experience, and a reason to return again and again.

My team and I intend to expand the CSI offering by making necessary behind-the-scenes changes and enhancements (some of which have already taken place), and adding both new functionality and new information based largely on what the CSI community tells us it wants (yes, this is YOUR chance to make your voice heard – let us know what YOU want to find at CSI!).

The CSI contributors (who I’m happy to report are staying on!) will work hard to provide you with even more information, more inspiration and, hopefully, even more fun than what you’ve already experienced as a fan of CSI!

It is our goal to build on what Susan, Rebecca, Noelle and Shelley have created for you and to make the CSI offering even better!”

As you can imagine, handing over something we’ve worked hard on has been a bit bittersweet.

But it was time, and we believe CSI is in good hands!

We look forward to seeing CSI grow and prosper and we wish you all well.

So, what will we be doing now?


“I will be keeping up with my hubby, our active lifestyle, my teaching and theater schedules, and my 3 busy boys! I sure have loved running this site, the fantastic contributors I’ve worked with over the years, and all the wonderful readers. I will miss you, CSI, and am so excited to see what comes next for you. My life is wonderfully full of other important things right now. I am closing my personal blog for the time being, but I will forever be a crafter. In fact, I am at a weekend scrapbook retreat as we speak!”


“I will be continuing work with my Etsy shop, There Be Unicorns, that I run with my best friend. We sell hand-painted housewares, original paintings, crocheted items and other fun things, and I look forward to putting more energy into it. 🙂 I will also, be continuing my work as a freelance graphic designer, and spending some much needed time with my husband. I’ve had so much fun working with CSI and can’t wait to see what comes next!!”

Thank You!

We know you’ll support Stephanie and CSI moving forward – Steph & the team are going to work hard for you and we’re sure you’ll be thrilled with the CSI of the future.

We know we’ll be watching!

If you haven’t already, be sure to
subscribe to the CSI blog updates,
LIKE CSI on Facebook

follow the CSI Pinterest boards.

And, you can soon look forward to
connecting with CSI on
Twitter and Instagram,
and watching new videos on YouTube!

Take care all,
Noelle & Shelley

Noelle     Shelley


32 thoughts on “Craft Storage Ideas News: A BIG Announcement!”

  1. Congratulations on joining the Papercrafter’s Corner family!! I am an organizational freak and love finding new storage ideas! Knowing Steph there are going to be lots of awesome and fun things happening here! I can’t wait to see what they are and am a new blog follower. I am also following CSI on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram (#1 follower), youtube (#1 follower again) and Facebook so that I don’t miss a thing!!! This blog has been added to my daily MUST SEE list!

  2. Oh so glad. Sounds like a perfect match! I had just found this blog when you announced it was for sale. I thought oh no i hope it doesn’t go away. Sounds like it will just be better

    1. Lara,

      I’m so glad you found CSI…and PCC now!

      We look forward to providing you with lots of inspiration and information.

      Please let us know what you’d like to learn about and see – we’re always open to ideas!


    1. Teresa,

      Thanks so much for the support.

      We are focused on making it a great thing for all involved – you, our loyal community, the talented contributors and newbies who just haven’t found us yet.


  3. This is awesome! Can’t wait to see what’s next! Looking forward to seeing all the craft storage tips since I’m following CSI everywhere! Lol

    1. Jenelle,

      Thank you, thank you!

      It will take just a bit to get the engines rolling again, but we’ll do our best to delight you. 🙂


    1. Beverly,

      Thank you for your never-ending support!

      We’re super excited to start adding more information, inspiration and fun here at CSI.

      Luckily we have a great group of contributors to help in that endeavor!


    1. Jessica,

      Thanks, same here!

      I’ve enjoyed reading your shares and look forward to many more.

      Have a great day,


  4. I have enjoyed reading all these great CSI hints, and look forward to learning more in the future. Good Luck to Noelle & Shelly & Cicily!
    . . . and Good Luck to Steph!

    1. Nancy,

      How wonderful!

      We join you in wishing the three ladies well and hope to hear from them from time to time.

      And thanks for your support of our taking over now – we’ll do out best to not just continue, but enhance the CSI experience.

      Stay tuned,


    1. Mary,

      Thanks so much!

      Please share your thoughts on what you’d like to see – we’d love to try and provide it!


  5. Congratulations, Stephanie! This is such a natural for for you. I know good things will come of this!

    1. Marianne,

      You’re so sweet!

      We sure intend to prove you right. 🙂

      Have ideas? Please share them!


  6. Welcome Steph! I’m always looking for organizational ideas and was so glad to learn you stepped up to the challenge. Looking forward to all of your ideas.

    1. Linda,

      Yay! Thanks for your wonderful support.

      Please let us know what you’re looking for – we love new ideas!


  7. Congratulations on this exciting news!!!Stephanie you are a very sweet, talented person and this acquisition is going to be another step to your success. Well done!!!

  8. Congratulations Stephanie on this new acquisition. I love your passion and creativity and know that this new venture is another step in your journey to success!!! Well done!!!!

  9. Congratulations, Steph:

    This will be an exciting new transition and I’m glad the site is here to stay. Thank you to Noelle & Shelley and the team for providing a wonderful way to showcase innovative ideas for us on organizing our myriad of craft products.

    I can’t wait to see the new idea and contributions. Much success to everyone on all of their next adventures!

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