Makita Studio Retirement Sale | Closing Doors @ 9th & Bloom
*Note: Discount will apply at checkout.
Hello friends! As you can see, I’m closing my shop at 9th & Bloom and retiring from the digital scrapbook community. All of my products will be on sale 50% off and will remain available until August 31st. It’s been so wonderful being a part of this amazing community of such beautiful and talented artists and I will truly miss working along side them. I have enjoyed the friendships I have made and will miss them all, especially being surrounded by so much talent and inspiration!
Over the last few months, I’ve had some really BIG
changes in my life which eventually caused me to consider taking some steps in a new direction. This left me with only one choice and that was to close my doors to Makita Studio
at 9th & Bloom
. It was a tough decision by all means, yet I’m also feeling at peace because deep down, I know it is the right
decision. Ever feel that way? I think sometimes we find it so hard to let go of what we have and make the necessary changes needed in order to grow and discover new possibilities. Making changes can be scary and challenging knowing that we have no clue what to expect. But, I think that’s when we get stuck and we miss the opportunities presented to us that is for our own benefit and overall happiness… So it definitely isn’t easy taking that leap of faith, but sometimes you just have to JUMP
and take chances if you want to succeed…
A few months ago, I finally received my certificate for Graphic Design
and it was such a huge accomplishment for me. Being a SAHM
during the five years I was enrolled in this program, was such an enormous feat because I worked full time raising my two boys, being a wife, and simply taking care of home. I found digital scrapbooking as my escape and sanctuary, as well as to try and earn a little keep. I just loved being part of something that fed my creativity, soul, and mind which also helped me deal with depression and the need for a creative outlet. The inspiration and many people who have virtually touched my life, has encouraged me and helped me discover the true artist that I am. I learned to understand that my creativity had no boundaries. This has proved to be such a beautiful season in my life and I will always cherish it. Now, it’s on to a new chapter…
Recently, my husband has changed jobs and it was an answered prayer that we have waited for so long, 9 years to be exact. With better hours, a better environment, and a location close to home, he is so much happier with his life and the fact that he can spend more time with his family and enjoy doing the things he loves to do. It’s such a breath of fresh air for me that he is more involved in our lives at home and our family, something that we both longed for these past years. Now there is more balance between us, in our marriage and as parents. We both feel that it has brought us closer as a family and as a couple, but most of all it has strengthened our faith in God and how everything has happened in His perfect timing…
Talking about timing, my husband and I also feel that because we both have this passion for photography and enjoy taking photos, we decided to start a photography business as a husband and wife team! This could not be possible if he were still working at his other job. So far, we have done a few weddings and portrait sessions and already have more interested in hiring us. Also, my youngest is starting Kindergarten this year (next week, eek!!) so that also allows me to have more free time to focus on our business. I will be working on our photography site and portfolio which I hope to share with you soon, but for now here is our business logo — ICEBOX IMAGES.
I haven’t really decided yet if I am going to keep Makita Studio and this blog up and running. I still might want to keep this as my personal blog for now and also to share some of the mixed media art and other crafts that I also enjoy…
So, like the caterpillar that transforms into a butterfly, I’m ready to spread my wings and fly! Wherever these wings take me, I am ready to embark on this new journey…
Thank you for letting me share my news with you all and please remember this is the last chance to buy my digital scrap goodies before they’re gone, so hope you take advantage of my retirement sale!