Monday, April 23, 2012
The only thing constant is change....
****Read below on how to get card kits in the future *******
Hello Blog Friends,
It's been waaay to long since I have updated my blog but felt like I needed some company today. I received awful news that our beloved Simply Scrapbooks store is closing June 30th. I never imagined that #1, it would ever just not be there and #2, how emotional I would become over a store closing. Why? I don't own the store, I don't even work there anymore...yet the tears they did fall. And then it hit me...it's because my friends "live" there! It's the place I unwind, make a few cards, chat with my friends, gorge on some Dairy Queen...it's my mini vacation that lets me recharge for another week of whatever life throws at me.
I went into the store today and was met with both tears and love. I was only there about 15 minutes or so but 3 ladies asked me about my card kits and how they would be able to purchase them when Simply closes. I'll admit that I did think about it a little but didn't think that anyone would really care that much. Thanks Ladies, I feel the love but am not sure of the answer.
To start, Vicki has graciously allowed me to place a piece of paper near the "Lori Card Box" to begin collecting names and emails of those still interested in the kits. From there, I will send out an email letting you know how I will offer my kits in the future. I am thinking about an open house at my house once a month and/or listing them on Etsy. If any of you have other ideas, please let me know.
If you would like to be on my mailing list, sign up on your next trip to Simply or email me at LA.Gunderson@yahoo.com
Onto the card pictured above: I used the Tim Holtz brick embossing folder for the background. I added some white shading by using a little finger dauber and white ink. This was a new technique for me. Ive never inked the embossed image before. It looks really nice but not sure you can really tell in the picture. The window die and flower box die are by Memory Box. Good luck finding them! They are sold out everywhere!! No wonder, they are so stinking cute! I used my Martha Stewart grass punch and a various flower punches to complete the flower box. Finally, and this definitely does not show well in the picture, I cut three small strips of polka dot paper and overlapped them to create the roman shade detail in the curtain.
**A big Thank you to Simply Scrapbooks for hosting the Lori Card Box these past 2 years, we're all going to miss your store**