In 1995, Linel Mehus and Linda Bradbury, twin sisters, partnered together into a new venture by opening up a small rubber stamp and paper art store in Linel's home called THE AVENUE.  Both Linda and Linel designed all cards displayed at their small "store" and soon word spread that this was a place to visit!  Within one year, customer volume and class participation at the home grew too large to handle and the first space was leased in Birch Lake Square, White Bear Lake , MN. Within one year from that date, THE AVENUE made yet another expansion to accommodate growth and doubled their store to over 3000 sq. ft. within a two year  span.

Classes were held weekly with the same class being held three times during a given week and a lottery system was put  into place for class sign-up. This assured customers that everyone would have a fair and equal opportunity to secure their place in class. 

During that time, Linda and Linel also designed, published  and sold four different Rubberstamp and Paper Art "how to" books for several different companies which were sold both nationally and internationally.  After seven years, and wanting more time with their growing families, they decided to sell.  But one year later, with a new owner, Dawn Sheridan and the store renamed STAMP GARDEN, they were back designing and teaching for the next seven years.

Linda and Linel have a passion for designing and teaching Rubberstamp and Paper Art and everything they teach is original and one- of- a- kind designs.They truly enjoy the class participants, many whom have become dear friends along the way.

Linda enjoys traveling several times a year as a guest designer  and instructor throughout the country.  Linel travels occasionally and started a mail-out Class project  called THREE TIMES THE DESIGN in stores at locations also across the country.  Both also enjoy teaching locally on a regular basis here in MN.

As they launch their new website and start yet another chapter in designing and teaching, they look forward to their continued friendships with both old and new customers locally and nationally!  You will definitely want to be a part of what they  have in store for all of you!

Check back often and stay in touch, more great things to come...