Last night I returned home from a scrapbooking crop in a pretty cheerful mood. Then I checked my email. I Remember When has closed up shop. What!?! I've been a fan of this company since attending the big scrapbook convention held in Bellevue, WA back in 2003 (the Making Memories box of buttons is the item that specifically hooked me that year). Not to mention that I've actually been an instructor with the company for the past 2+ years...and loving every second of my "job"!
So, what do I do now? My instinct is to just return to running my own individual business--wholesale accounts with a few vendors, focus on pre-made items, classes and kits. There are a number of other direct sales companies out there, but none of them speak to me the way IRW always has. I may like the products carried by one, but not the company structure. What to do, what to do...
Oh, a BIG thank you to IRW/Xyron for not going the Scrap In A Snap route of going out of business. I'd much prefer that everything shut down on excellent terms. Yay!