Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cornish Heritage Farms News

I originally made this card for the Cornish Heritage Farms Summer Fling blog hop next week, however the Summer Fling has been cut short as CHF has made the announcement that they will be closing.

Here are the details, straight from the CHF blog and newsletter:

Well folks…
… life is changing for Richard & I and so the time has come to say “Goodbye” to the Rubber Stamp side of Cornish Heritage Farms.

In early 2009 we started making plans to move the farm to southern Missouri. That did not materialize & although disappointed at the time, as we look back we can see why. The plan to move was made before Michael got himself into trouble & WAY before he met Jessie. We were needed here to help Michael through his trials & then later to prepare them as best we could for married life. PLUS had we moved in 2009 we would have missed out on the blessing of Caleb. Now Michael & Jessie are married, settling into their new life together & Caleb’s adoption is complete.

As you well know, if you have been following our lives for very long, Richard & I never do things by halves! LOL! We are entrepreneurs in the truest sense of the word. We have watched the rubber stamp business grow & develop from practically nothing over the last 5 years. Alot of you have become good friends (hope that that doesn’t change) and it’s due to your loyalty as customers that CHF has been such a resounding success. The business is not in any financial difficulties, it is sound & making a good profit. Richard & I have just come to the place where we want to move on & start something fresh.

We have a buyer for the farm & although no fixed date for moving yet it is looking to be mid to late August. So with that in mind we wanted to give you a chance to purchase the stamps that you want/need & give ourselves time to liquidate all our inventory & equipment.

The business is up for sale and our desire is to see it go to someone who will take what we have started & grow it even beyond what it has become today. This is a great business to invest in & if you or anyone you know is interested please do not hesitate to contact us & we will put you in touch with the realtor. Serious enquiries only please. Although we are eager to sell & will accept offers we are talking about a substantial amount of money (6 digits).

Of course we have no idea what the new buyer will do, when the sale will occur or if they will offer all the same stamps for sale SO if there are stamps you want our advice is to get them now!Here is our timeline for shutting down:

  • Orders for any stamps will be accepted until Thursday, July 15th, 2010.
  • We will be closed on Friday, July 16th for stock take.
  • We will reopen Saturday July 17th, 2010 but we will not be pressing any new rubber, only remaining inventory will be sold at gradually discounted rates until it is all gone.
  • Our last day of trading will be Thursday Aug 5th, 2010.

Please keep in mind that orders may take longer to fulfill than normal due to an anticipated large order volume. We will keep you updated in the weekly newsletter & will be working hard to get orders out ASAP.

ALL sales are final from this time forward. NO returns will be accepted. If we should happen to make a mistake in your order please let us know ASAP so that we can fix it for you :-) If you have a Gift Certificate please use it before August 5th, 2010. Club CHF points will continue to be awarded until July 15th, 2010. After that date you will have until August 5th, 2010 to redeem any rewards you are entitled too. After August 5th, 2010 any points left on your account will be canceled.

In all this we want to continue doing things with full integrity & will continue to produce a high quality product to the end. We thank you for your faith in us & really appreciate your business.

This came as a surprise to me as I wasn't on the DT in early 2009 and didn't know about the Pomeroy's plans to move to Missouri. Anyway, needless to say we're all quite sad but at the same time wishing Liz and Richard all the best with this new chapter.

So, from here on out I'll keep posting updates about the status of the store and if there's anything you were thinking about now is the time to shop!

Card details: CHF Rummage Bin Primitive Beginnings; 7 Gypsies masking tape; raffia; Memento inks; Speckletone cardstock.


Alice Wertz said...

very pretty card! i got the newsletter and was shocked. it's sad that they are closing... i guess i should pick some stamps! =)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh! Your card is wonderful! I guess the Rummage Bin would have been next... sniff...

I also got the newsletter and was floored! I actually counted the weeks of the fling, and compared to the 'closed doors' date, and thought 'how are they going to do this'? I think 'we' should keep the fling going. Seriously! I have tons of stuff in my stash that can be donated for any prizes...and if all the players knew the themes each week now, we could purchase the stamps ahead to and make it a win win situation...
Would you share that w/ the others???

Nicole Maki said...

I thought of you immediately when I got the newsletter as you've really built my love for CHF with your gorgeous cards.

I'll definitely be shopping this morning as I don't want to miss getting a few faves.

Love the card you made - as always, so pretty.

Ryann Salamon said...

What a cool combination of raffia(?) and washi tape(??)! Whatever it is, I love it. Great texture and nice color palette.

~amy~ said...

yup, got the newsletter and was surprised....lovely card...I better go shoppin' :)

Katie Skiff said...

Sad news huh? hoping it will be bought up!!

Cute card, love the simple!!

Tiff said...

I just read about the closing! Do you plan on continuing to serve on DTs? Your work rocks and you definitely rocked the CHF!