February 19, 2014

Big announcement = BIG SALE

Oh wow, it sure has been a  long time since I have made a post.  Unfortunately today does not come with any good news.  

After months of deciding where to go next, I have decided to close shop.  Due to personal reasons as of March 1st we will no longer be offering new kits.  
To keep this short, the main reason for this decision is next year at this time my husband plans on quitting his job so he can go to school full time and finish up his degree.  He is going to school now but only going (very) part time.  At this rate it will be 5 more years before he finishes.  We have so little family time because he is so focused on school, it is really taking a toll on our family.  So he will quit his job and step it up and notch and hopefully finish in just over a year.  So half the time that we originally planned.  :-)  That means over the next year I need to focus on my family and get our finances and life in order.  On top of all that my kids are getting older and require a little more of my time; which I wouldn't change a minute of.  

It was a REALLY hard decision since we are coming up on our 4 year anniversary next month and I am filled with mixed emotions but ultimately it is time.  

So we will be selling everything in the store for 

50% off
our already low prices. 
Use coupon code AD2014 at checkout and your entire purchase will be discounted.  In addition there is a flat shipping price of $7.50. 
*if you have any issues with the web store please don't hesitate to email me, we have been having some problems lately - leeanne@artfuldelight.com*

I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support over the last 4 years.  To all my amazing design team members over the years, without you we would not have been able to continue for 4 years.  And to Debbie.....oh my goodness where do I begin.  Thank you for staying by my side as long as you have, picking kits and coordinating the team and  kinda holding things afloat for the last few months (well maybe closer to a year) while I dealt with my ever growing crazy busy life.  This whole experience was amazing and I have met some amazing people.  Many of you I am able to call my friend.  ;-)

I will not be disappearing.  I will still be stopping  by yours blogs, and will try to leave more comments.  And maybe soon, I will be able to get crafty again. 


16 comments:

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow!!!! I'm sooo sad you won't be doing the kits!!! they are always amazing and love the blog for inspiration!!! but life changes and we understand.. you kits will be missed!!

June Houck said...

I will miss your kits! They are full of goodies and priced so well; a great value and terrific products. Best wishes to you, Tony, and your kiddos. You have a wonderful family! I am happy to have you as a forever friend.

Ruth G said...

So sorry to hear this, but I respect that you've put your family first. All the best to you as you journey down this new road in your life and how wonderful that your husband is getting more education!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Huge hugs my friend! I know that this wasn't an easy decision for you! You know we all love and support you!! :)

Karen B. said...

Congratulations on making a decision that seems to be best for you! Many successes to you and your family in the future!

~amy~ said...

Family first...thanks for everything!!!!

Kristie said...

Sorry to hear this but it sounds like it's best for your situation right now. Maybe someday when things settle down, you can reopen again :-)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

So sad to hear this having just received my first kit, but as Amy said, family first. Be well!

Rose said...

wishing you all the best in the coming years!!! family must come first in my book :)
thanks for all the fantastic inspiration and having me on your awesome DT in the past :)

said...

family first!
I discovered you only few months ago but I really enjoyed playing with you and the awesome DT.
take care

Mel said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, but I applaud you for making a tough decision to take care of yourself and your family.

Elisabeth B said...

As much as I loved seeing those inspiring posts all the time, I totally understand that family will ALWAYS be first!
I was wondering how you managed to keep everything going
HUGS
Lisi

Court said...

Oh no! I know it's for the best for your family but I was JUST telling my husband the other night that of all the DTs I have been on, yours is still top 3 and I was planning to go out for it again next time! :( But I am happy you are making the right decision for your family.

flowerdisco said...

my best wishes for you and your family.
take care!

DIANA L. said...

Wishing you the very best of everything. Thanks for all the inspiration

Michele said...

Oh wow!! Where have I been? I am just so happy that I have had the pleasure of winning and purchasing your kits. :) I still have things left from older kids. Gosh thanks so much for your blog in general... it's inspiring people like you that keep us all going. Hope life gets easier and things fall into place like you hope and should. Good luck and hope to see you around soon. :)