An announcement and PMS sale starts today!

Heather Engebretson Updates and news 11 Comments

Good morning!

Heather here with some important information to share with you about Skipping Stones Design.

I started Skipping Stones Design several years ago to help stampers share the gift of laughter one card at a time. Over the years, I have been nothing short of blessed to share this gift of laughter with all of you and see these stamps come to life in your hands. Recently, behind the scenes, I have been juggling work, graduate school, being a mom to two wonderful kids and, like many of you, trying my hardest to keep all the balls in the air. I have reached a juncture where it is no longer tenable to continue this pace and as a result, I have made the difficult decision to take a hiatus from Skipping Stones Design.

To use a baseball analogy, I am thinking of this break as a 7th inning stretch of sorts and here’s what this means to you:

Effective this month, we will be discontinuing our weekly sketch challenges. We will honor all previous sketch winners through the end of December. If you are a past winner and you have not received your free set, please drop an email to my DT coordinator, Katie, at scrappy_diva (at) yahoo (dot) com, and let her know which challenge you won and which set you would like. She will pass that information along to me and I will get your stamps out. The winner for sketch challenge 156 will be announced here on the blog on December 5th.

As part of this hiatus, I am also suspending release of new designs.

Starting today through the end of January, the entire store is on sale, AND the more you buy, the more you save. That’s right, we are having our famous (or infamous) Purchase More Stamps (PMS) sale to help me reduce inventory.

Buy ONE set: Enter PMS1 for 5% off!
Buy TWO sets: Enter PMS2 for 10 % off!
Buy THREE sets: Enter PMS3 for 15% off!
Buy FOUR sets: Enter PMS4 for 20% off!
Buy FIVE sets: Enter PMS5 for 25% off!
Buy SIX or MORE sets: Enter PMS6 for 30% off!

If you have any challenges with the discount codes, please email me directly at madebyme33 (at) hotmail (dot) com. I will turn around an invoice that reflects your savings.

Although I plan to leave the store open and continue to make available some of our most popular sets, the inventory of some of our other sets will not be replenished once they sell out. With the entire store currently in stock, now is the time to pick up a favorite set or two or five before they become scarce!!

Finally, I have often referred to Skipping Stones as my third child. Needless to say, I would love to see my little stamp business continue to grow and thrive. As much as I look forward to reaching a point in my life where I can again devote time and resources to Skipping Stones Design, I am simply unsure of what the future holds. If you have an interest in owning a stamp company and perhaps picking up where I am leaving off, please send me a note, and let me know.

Over the next couple months, the Design Team will be popping on the blog to share inspiration and projects they created using some of their favorite sets. Also, don’t forget to bookmark our Pinterest boards for sketch and card inspiration.

Before I go, I would like to say THANK YOU to my AMAZING design team, Megan, Tesa, Rochelle, Glenda, Wendy, Katie, Karen, Cyndi, Judith, and Stephanie. I would also like to acknowledge Jingle who was with me from the start and will be stopping back in over the next couple months to share some projects with you. These ladies seriously rock the stamps and I am so grateful for the inspiration they have provided. I also want to THANK you for your business and support over the years. Skipping Stones would not be what it is today without you!

Big hugs,
Heather Engebretson

Comments 11

  1. Heather, this is sad news for the crafting community but certainly understandable. Thank you so much for all the effort and thought that went into this blog. I have been so inspired by what I have discovered here. Blogland won’t be the same. I wish you the very best as you move forward.

  2. As a Skipping Stones stamp lover, I am sad to hear this. But I totally understand the need to spend time with your family. I will really miss the challenges.

  3. This is so sad, but I wish you the best of luck in your future, and I amazed to hear all of the hats you have been wearing while owning this business kudos to you. Your stamps are awesome and thank you so much for all of the inspiration and fun you have provided us with!

  4. Oh Heather, I am so sorry you feel so overwhelmed at the moment, but I am glad you recognize what is best for you and are putting yourself and your family first! Hopefully the hiatus will end when you complete graduate school (GOOD LUCK!). Love you & your designs!
    HUgs, Meredith

  5. Oh wow, this is sad news but as always understandable. We will miss these sweet designs, the challenges and the inspiration of the DT.

  6. Thank you Heather for the wonderful stamp sets and the great blog. It is understandable why, but I will greatly miss SSD on a regular basis. It it terrible to feel overwhelmed so I hope that is better for you. Best wishes and keep laughing!

  7. This is sad news! I will miss Skipping Stones so much, but certainly understand the dilemma. But it leaves a hole in my crafty world! My best to you!

  8. SSD is one of my favorite blogs and stamp companies! I know my own life has taken a hectic turn, so I understand completely! Hopefully, this hiatus is only a temporary one! Enjoy school and your family!

  9. Heather, I just want to thank you for the pleasure of being a ‘Stamp Tramp’…I learned so much from being on one of your design teams…love your stamps and will continue to use them often and hopefully you’ll be back again down the road. Good luck in all you do!

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