Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scrapping Nook News

Two years ago, I had an opportunity to fulfill my dream of opening my own scrapbooking store. The past 2 years have been an exciting journey. I was able to keep the Nook name that was started by Patti & Elia, meet some wonderful people – both through the store and the message board – and as a result, I now have an amazing group of friends that share my passion for scrapbooking.

However, I am saddened to say that due to things beyond my control, I will be closing the retail store of Scrapping Nook Ltd, effective April 30th, 2012.

It’s not all bad news though! I will still have the online store and be carrying all the same great products that I do today! The message board will not be going away, either. Also, for the time being, the Design Team will remain the same.

In order to make the transition from the retail store to being strictly an online business, I will need to reduce my current inventory. Starting in early February, I will be reducing the prices of almost all of the products by 20%, with gradual increases in the weeks to follow.

I want to take this time to thank Tara for the amazing job she did managing the store for me. Her dedication to her job is outstanding and I could not have been able to do it all without her. Margo’s wonderful personality made the customers feel happy about shopping – and her willingness to always help out when needed is always greatly appreciated. I also owe a great deal of thanks to Judy, who although is not an employee, she was always there to help Tara with product placement and filling the ‘holes’ when pegs became empty. She too, was always available to help when needed. I also can’t forget Jeff, who provided all the IT support – and I hope I can still continue to rely on his services for the online business.

I also want to thank the Design Team. Although they aren’t going anywhere, they are still key to the operation of the Nook with their fabulous designs hanging in the store as well as online. They also do a fantastic job with the message board – organizing crops and other fun activities. They are the BEST!!!

Anyways, stay tuned for more announcements about sales, classes beyond April, Design Team and the online store.

Thank YOU for being a part of this experience with me and I hope you will continue on with me in the next phase of the journey!



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