Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Closing of Scrap Orchard

It’s the end of an era. After providing a phenomenal place for scrappers to hang out and purchase quality (and might I add, reasonably priced) supplies for seven years, Scrap Orchard is closing its doors on Thursday, Dec 31 at 11pm Eastern time.

Over the years SO was at the forefront of “premiere” scrapbook shopping. I was an big fan of the store and more so the owners. I was horribly intimidated to start selling at this fantastic store that I had lurked in the forums for years. Kami had asked to join the team years ago, but I declined, so intimated by the talent already at SO.

I enjoyed shopping the huge sales in the Farmer’s Market, never sticking to my resolution to just spend a couple bucks. (But didn’t we all?) And then there were the fantastic events like Scrapper Bowl, Iron Scrapper (my personal fav) and Game On. And there were even live events like DigiScrapapalooza. I, unfortunately, didn’t have the nerve to attend these. But I sure wanted to.

Earlier this year I decided I was pulling myself too many ways. I pulled back from trying to design everything and narrowed my focus back to just hybrid products. I contacted Kami and she welcomed me with open arms. It was fantastic to be in that talent pool. And those enormously talented ladies were welcoming also.

I even got to meet a few of them last September. It was fantastic. If you want to talk about super nice people, it would have to include these people!!

It makes me so sad to say Scrap Orchard is closing. It makes me mad at myself that I didn’t ask Kami to join this group of wonderful individuals sooner. (No, really, these ladies are that fantastic, they are everything I wish I could be when I grow up, someday.)

I could go on and on about these ladies and this store but I won’t.  I’ve said more here than I’ve ever said here before that wasn’t related to a product. :)

On that note, I want to tell you all I will be opening a guest shop at The Digital Press starting January 2016. Will it be my shop’s permanent home? I don’t know, we’ll see how it goes. I did also want to mention I’m going to make some changes to how my products are sold. I’m pretty sure I can sell the cutting files alone, rather than with the templates, especially helpful for paper scrappers. And I have new products I can’t wait for you all to see.

I hope you will come over and check it all out starting Friday.
That’s all I have for now. I need to get back to work repackaging and packing up new products.

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Thank you all so much for your support! Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

12 Days of Winter Freebies

Scrap Orchard’s Twelve Days of Christmas are upon us again. I hope you’ve been checking out everyone’s freebies and specials this month.
Today it’s all about the hybrid! WendyBird Designs and I are the featured designers today.

I’ve made up lots of freebies for you all. Each includes a version in all three pocket scrap sizes: 3x4”, 4x6” and InstaLife journal card. Which also makes them great for card making and paper crafts.
You’ll find the freebie below, but first let me show you what and where to get the rest of the goodies.

TODAY (Dec 14th) IS THE ONLY DAY YOU CAN GET THESE AS FREEBIES. ( I can’t stress this enough.)
Later this month these will be in my store.

You can find this one on my Facebook page
And speaking of Facebook, I’ve created a Facebook Group as a place to find exclusive freebies, early access to new releases in the store and coupons!! I will post my first freebie on Dec 16, to give everyone time to get into the group, you know how that “fun” approval process works.
This one is in the Scrap Orchard Forum.  

WendyBird Designs is my 12 Days partner make sure you check out her sale and freebies too!!

Here’s a sneak peek of all the goodies you can get from Wendy, today only.

And finally, here is the freebie, as promised available only from my blog.
{{sorry, freebie is no longer available}}

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Hybriding to all!!!