Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Tough times for the scrapbook industry continue...

Sad but true. While CHA-Winter in Anaheim, Calif., showcased a number of fun and innovative companies and products, some of the old favorites are closing up shop. While the unique raw materials of Kits2Remember will hopefully be back on the market with a new owner sometime soon, there are a number of manufacturers who aren't so lucky. The latest is Rusty Pickle, who I remember as being a fun and generous company when the SoCal2Provo Bus Tour traveled up to CKU-Provo a year and a half ago (Creating Keepsakes University is another scrappy something that has gone the way of the dodo...).

SoCal2Provo Bus "tourist" Stephanie shows off her shopping smile. Owner Lance Anderson (below) opened up the RP warehouse at midnight one night exclusively for the bus tourists, riding woth us on the bus and acting as our personal tour guide.


Here is the email I received today:

RUSTY PICKLE PRESS RELEASE

This past year has been incredibly tough on Rusty Pickle due to the economic situation. We feel that we can no longer survive as a company; consequently we have decided to close Rusty Pickle. We would like to thank all our customers who have supported Rusty Pickle for the last 7 years.

Rusty Pickle will be liquidating inventory. We now offer everything at half price. On Rustypickle.com, everything is now 50% off - prices are as marked. The warehouse is also now open to shop. Call or email to find out more of what we have. (801) 746-1045 or email jeri@rustypickle.com
Warehouse Hours 9am-2pm
Rusty Pickle

2 comments:

Erin Bassett said...

Isn't that so sad!! I can't believe it was only 1.5 yrs ago that we were playing around there. I think Val's going to pass out over this...someone grab the smelling salts.

get scrappy said...

So sad that all sorts of wonderful companies are going down. Maybe some day they will all come back better then ever.