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2/01/2011

RETIREMENT SALE AND A GOODBYE TREAT

Hello girls.


I guess I have some news to share with you today.
After much thought I have decided to retire from the active designing for the stores.
I have been weighing my options for some time now and this seems like the best decision for me.

I am very excited about many projects going on in my life right now and designing for 20+ hours a week in the evening was just taking way too much of my energy. I don't think I will stop designing entirely, but not participating in any store will give me the freedom to do it at my own pace.

I am excited to do much more scrapbooking and photography. I'd like to share these projects with you here on my blog or at the forums where most of you know me from.
I am also planning on guesting at some new stores for a limited time once in a while, but it will be after some much needed break.

As I was setting my retirement sale I have also learned just hours ago that Inspiration Lane store will be closing on a very short notice, due to the arrangement with their host. I hate giving you such a short notice for getting to my discounted products at this store, but this really was the best I could do. Luckily, my store at ACOT will be open till the end of Feb, so that should give you more time.

And finally just to say thank you for sticking with my on this journey, here is a little freebie for you. Hopefully I will be able to surprise you with some more in the future.

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16 comments:

Cinthya said...

This is bad news, I love your work but as a mother I can understand
to spend so much time designing is very tiring.
I think the design with more freedom is more relaxing ... I hope to continue
watching your designs from time to time.
Good luck in your new projects.
Hugs Faby

Joshgirl said...

I am going to miss you. xxxx Renate

Ellas Ellagance said...

Your designs are so lovely...but time is precious. Good luck with your new projects and thank you for this gorgeous freebie. I am checking Inspiration Lane out really fast...just to try in grab some stuff stat!

Erika H. said...

I love the freebie..thank you. I'll miss working with you, but I understand why it is time to quit. Good luck with your new adventures!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Feb. 01, 2011. Thanks again.

Monica said...

This is a gorgeous kit, thank you so much...

You will be missed :D

Dawn said...

Thank you very much for the kit - your designs are lovely and I do hope you continue with them - but I understand the need for a slower pace!! All the best!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [02 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

DigiLover said...

Renate that's really sad news but I can so relate to it...I've hardly been doing much designing myself as life has been way too busy and I just haven't had the time to dedicate to it...so sorry I've been slack with staying in touch as well...things are a tad nightmarish here in OZ...we've had bushfires, massive floods and now a category 5 cyclone is due to hit Far North Queensland later tonight(state where I live but we are not in it's pathway). So glad you are not going to disappear altogether...take care...hugs, Vicki xx

LifeAsDINKers (Ava-J) said...

Good luck with your new endeavors,may you cherish time spent with family. Thank you for the kit, i love the blues a lot!

Eni said...

just discovered your block!
I really understand you decision & wish you all the best!
Thanks for the freebie & the inspirations on your blog!

Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs said...

Thank you for this gorgeous kit. Blue is my favorite color. I wish you all the best in whatever you decide to do next.

agravette said...

Thank you so much! This is pretty kit.

T said...

Thank you SO much for the gorgeous kit! It is beautiful!! I will miss your kits and kind spirit but it's nice to know that you'll be guesting from time to time. :) Best wishes on your new endeavors and spending the most important years with the most important little ones. Hugs, :)T

di basnett said...

Hi Renata, I'm so sad to hear that you are retiring from designing...
but I can totally understand your need to spend time with your family. And it sounds like you've got some exciting things planned. Good luck in your adventures. Look forward to seeing you pop up as a designer guest in the future. Cheers, Di xx

Gabi said...

Good luck on your new ventures!!
Thank you for stopping by on my blog and for your note. ((hugs))