Friday, December 16, 2011

Store Closing Announcement

I am here today to deliver some very important news.

Claudia and Company is closing its cyber doors.

I struggled with this decision for many months; going back and forth, trying to find a way to make it all work. In the end, after much prayer, I felt a sense of peace. A peace I have felt before with other struggles in life; a peace that meant that God was getting ready to deliver something much bigger; that He was preparing my heart (and schedule) for something bigger. As most of you know, our youngest son, Sammy had an appointment with a neurologist on December 5th; Sammy was diagnosed with autism. We are optimistic because he seems to be afflicted with a fairly mild case, although we are very early in the process. We are confident that speech and occupational therapy should correct the majority of his issues.  There will be further testing (to rule out any other possible causes for his speech delay) and further refinement of the diagnosis and treatment. We don't yet know what type of schedule he will have, but it will more than likely be 3-4 days a week. It is time for me to be a full time mom (again) and I couldn't be more excited.

I can't tell you how grateful I am for all the support you have given me throughout the last 2.5 years; from the very beginning of Die Cuts R Us to what my little store is today... Claudia and Company. Emails, blog comments, Facebook page comments, letting me know how happy you were with your order always... always... made my day! A very special thank you to my store admin Margie! Margie helped me run the store when I needed it the most and I am blessed to call her friend.

The store will be closing on December 23rd at 11:59PM. Starting today, you can purchase many items at 50-60% off regular price; some are discounted even more. Here are just a few examples:

Because our sale prices are so low, free shipping over $75 and flat rate shipping is no longer available; I honestly cannot afford to offer them at this point. Shipping costs will be based on weight and location; if your order fits in a USPS flat rate box, we will refund the difference. As always, each and every order will be filled and shipped as quickly as possible.

Once again, thank you all so very much for your kind words, your encouragement and your unyielding support.

Hugs and many blessings,


  1. God knows what he is doing and I know that you have made your choice with prayer in your heart. Good luck and my the Lord be with you!

  2. So sorry to hear that you are closing, Claudia, your store has been a wonderful resource for me. But you are so very smart to put your priorities in order; wishing you and your family the very best for the future!

  3. {{{HUGS}}} beautiful lady. I'm so honored to have been a part of your team, and wish you and your family the very best successes from here on out!

  4. oh no! I have been ordering from you prob since the beginning. Good luck on mom activities!

  5. Claudia, My prayers are with you and your family. ANd I'm so glad to hear you have peace over this decision. Hugs Friend.

  6. Aloha Claudia,
    So sorry to hear you're closing your shop, but I think you've made the right decision. Family is so important and through the faith of God, you'll be in the right place to nurture and love your family.
    I've gone over to your new blog and joined already. So when your ready to blog there, I'll know.
    Best of everything to you. Peace and Joy to you and your family.
    Wayna (aka. Creativegrammie)

  7. My brother has autism and I can assure you that the beginning is scary and confusing, but it is the greatest blessing in disguise. I am the person I am today because of my brother. And I am going to school to become a Special Education teacher. Stay strong, and most of all, enjoy each and every day with you sweet son. I'm sure you're in for a wonderful ride. :)

  8. God bless you and your family on your life journey!