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
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!!!