Friday, November 30, 2018

Rubber Dance is Moving to Germany!


Dear friends and fans of Rubber Dance,

It's Bibi here (the stamp maker and owner of Rubber Dance) to share some good news and bad news. The bad news is that I have so many health issues that I am no longer able to run this stamp company, but the good news is that my very dear friend Susanne Rose in Germany is taking over!

Susanne has been with me since the very beginning of Rubber Dance, first as a monthly Guest Designer before joining the regular Design Team. She has also designed many of the Rubber Dance stamps, such as the bestseller sheet 'Textured Flowers, and the very adorable 'Playful Penguins' and 'Whale Wishes'. Susanne has been my DT & Social Media Manager for the past two years, so my stepping down and passing the torch over to Susanne won't change much, everything will continue like before - just better! Even if it has been difficult for me to come to the realisation that I can no longer run this stamp company, knowing that Susanne will take over makes it a lot easier. I know she will do a wonderful job and that Rubber Dance will be in very good hands.

Thank you everyone for being part of my life for the past years. It has been a wonderful journey and I have enjoyed the ride. One of the things I have enjoyed the most during these years has been seeing all the wonderful, amazing artwork that everyone has made with my stamps. Seeing your challenge entries, blog posts, hundreds of video tutorials, and all the articles in many stamp magazines around the world has been such fun and I have learnt so much from seeing how other people have used my stamps! I am very grateful for this and for all the wonderful and creative people I've met online, and the lovely friends I have made for life.

So, what will I do now? I do not know yet, maybe I will go back to writing and finish my three novels - you know the bestsellers you are all waiting for, ha ha, or maybe I will write music, or perhaps I'll breed pink elephants - only the lack of imagination can stop me, right? What I will do first is enjoying my "retirement" (at only 52) and spend much more time with friends and family.

Please note that the web shop will remain closed until Susanne has everything set up and ready to go. I live in Norway and I've just started shipping all the stamp moulds and other equipment to Susanne in Germany. Until she re-opens, you may order our stamps from one of our many retailers (see this page).  



Thank you.

Stay beautiful. 

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Love from Bibi

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20 comments:

  1. Dearest (((Bibi))) I am so saddened to hear about your health issues.
    Rubber Dance is a wonderful company and I have been blessed to have played along in many of the challenges and found new friends along the way.
    I wish you well in all that you do, Suzanne will carry on the Rubber Dance name with pride.Take good care of yourself.
    Biggest of Hugs Tracey xx
    I look forward to that Trilogy :D

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  2. Sorry to hear that your health is that ppor, but what a great way to let the company move and go on!
    Wish you the best with your health and Ssanne good luck with Rubber Dance!

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  3. Oooh, that's such a sad message, but I can understand that your health comes first! I am so glad that I found you and your stamps a while ago and I am enjoying the blog and FB-site so much. I was a lucky winner of your stams and I am using them a lot! I wish you all the best in future!! I am looking forward to what Susanne has got for us. It will be great (as always), I am sure of that! Best wishes and greetings,
    Lia xx

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  4. Dear Bibi, so sorry to hear that your health are forcing you to give up your wonderful company but what lovely news to hear Susanne will be taking up the reins and moving it forward. Best wishes and I hope you enjoy your retirement. It sounds like you will be busy LOL. Are you taking pre-orders for pink elephants?? Hugz

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  5. So sorry to hear your health is forcing you to stop. Hope you’ll find a worthwhile replacement; I will be looking forward to your first novel !!! 😊 I am sure Susanne will do you proud!!! All the best ! 😘

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  6. I’m up for ordering the pink elephants lol. Seriously now it has been a pleasure working with you and I want to publicly thank you for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to design stamps for you. You helped me to build my confidence when I was all out, and realise a dream. From the bottom of my heart I thank you. I wish you great happiness in your retirement and look forward to those books. Love and hugs Debsxxx

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  7. Sorry you've had to come to this decision, hope the "retirement" will reduce pressure and allow an improvement in health. You are so lucky though to have the imagination carry on in your stamps round the world, and to have someone take over your legacy.

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  8. Saddened to hear those news Bibi, I didn't realise you were so ill and I understand how tough a decision handing Rubber Dance must be. At least it stays in the family... I hope you will not retire just yet and engage in new adventures in the near future, being literary or else and maybe, just maybe something crafty!
    To cheer you up I'll share a piece of news, I have a card featuring stamps from Weed Love and Winter Wonderland which will be published in February Craft Stamper. Thinking of you, C.

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  9. Awww Bibi I am so very sad to read this. Please take care and enjoy your retirement. I "met" you in your very earliest days and have lots of your super stamps in my stash which I love using. Sending huge hugs and wishing Suzanne every success as she takes over shining the torch for Rubber Dance xxx

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  10. Sorry to hear the sad news about your health issues Bibi x
    Your company will be in the safe hand of Susanne x

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  11. You are such an inspiration in how you are gracefully handling the challenges that you continue to face as life moves along. I can tell through your words that you will embrace this change. I wish you well!

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  12. So very sorry to read Bibi, but enjoy this new time! Many Congrats to Susanne. Best wishes to you both, hugs.
    Kim

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  13. Enjoy your retirement Bibi .... another page to turn. I wish you health and happiness in this new chapter. Susanne will do you proud! xx

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  14. Sorry to hear the sad news about your health. Enjoy your retirement and take care. I am sure Susanne will do you proud!!! I wish you all the best with your health. Janny


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  15. Sorry to hear you are so unwell Bibi, but have an awesome blooming retirement dear lady. It's been an honour and a privildedge playing with your stamp designs and I wish you nothing but good health and happy days from here on in xx

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  16. Bibi, so sorry to hear of your health issues. I loved working with you and your amazing selection of stamps. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery and all the best in your future endeavors.

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  17. Sending lots of love and the best wishes to the both of you ❤
    You will always have a special place in my heart Bibi!

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  18. Bittersweet post.....Sending hugs to you Bibi x

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  19. I wish you all the best on your new journey, Bibi. All of my best wishes that your health issues are resolved. I know Susanne will be a total rock star and will nourish and love Rubber Dance as much as you did. Much love to you!

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  20. Sorry for all your hardship lately, Bibi. I learned a werry important thing from you! Ever so often you thank your team members for their work. And you leave a personal encroachment in the comment both for your team and for uss who participate in the challenge. That sets the tone in the blog as a kind and friendly environment! I just joined a designteam, and because of you I try to leve my teamies a comment when possible. Thank you for learning me that! I hope for you that your health get beter (and that you find time to play with your own stamps:)) Hugs Ingunn

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