Thursday, June 26, 2014

Regarding 2 peas...

I am so sad... So so sad about the news from 2peas. We are on a little family break away right now and i was sitting in transit on Denver Airport when i got the news with the rest of the internet.  My heart stopped for a second... What!?  2peas has been my source of inspiration for the last 10 years. I love everything about it. The people, the community, the opportunities and the inspiration...
Forgive me if  I am still trying to wrap my head around this.
And i got a zillion emails... I answered them all this moring while i should actually have my feet in the atlantic ocean.

Here's what i can say for now:

I did email 2 peas to find out about the ownership of my workshops. I have no idea right now. And even if  they gave me ownership i have no idea how do administrate it all as the classes was so popular and artclass 1 alone did more than 1500 sales!!! Eeeekkkkk. After i find out about ownership and stuff, i will decide how to move forward. I have 2 plans formulating in my mind already.

You should have access to the workshops till July 10. Please download your pdf's and cut files.

I will be as open and honest about the process but for now please know that it will not happen in the next week (as i am really only going to be drinking pina coladas) or next month as the summer in Canada is so short you only have to blink for it to be over.

However

Good things come to those who wait.  I am not going anywhere and my plan is to do what i do now and I already have more plans for the future...

THANK YOU. For your concern and emails... Please leave me a comment here and i will answer it on here as well... ( that way my inbox will have a break) My heart and mind is with 2peas and Kristina and Jeffrey for the tremendous loss of love they must be experiencing in closing 2 peas. It really is the end of an era.

Kind regards
Wilna Furstenberg
iheartblog

45 comments :

Suse Fish said...

Incredibly sad... I'd assumed all you Garden Girls knew long ago. Just to say, please keep your inspirational videos coming, Wilna. They are so enjoyed and appreciated. Have a brilliant holiday and have a Pina Colada for me x

Potatoejam said...

I am wondering if you can transfer your classes over to big picture classes? That might be an idea.

Ilona said...

*sigh* :-(
so so sad...

Thanks Wilna for your response to our concerns. We'll see what the time will bring us!

Now enjoy your Pina Colada. :-)

Julierose said...

It is really sad to see such a creative site close down. Glad you are planning your own workshops onlin, hugs, Julierose

cathy yosha said...

I am amazed that you didn't know ahead of time. I am sorry that you were hit like that. I so appreciate what you have done in the scrapping world-I think you are pretty much the reason mixed media has become so popular. You are a wonderful person and watching your videos is not only inspirational , but also calming.
I bought both your art classes and hope I am able to get to them soon. (website out now)

kdgowdy said...

It is the norm in businesses to NOT advise anyone of what is happening as it can have big legal ramifications. Lots goes on behind the scenes with laywers before getting to a point of closing or selling...it is no ones business but the owners, they have to look out for their best interest. Wishing them all the best in their next ventures and all the talented ladies who helped make them wonderful!

jenlynnie said...

So sad about 2 Peas as is everyone, and hoping that you get ownership of the classes. I was going to treat myself to another one of your classes soon as my "Yay!! It's summer" present. I am waiting eagerly to find out when and where you will be holding classes again. Enjoy your summer!!

Terry L. said...

I am just happy to find out you and others are planning what you can to keep this wonderful hobby going. I live in northern Minnesota so totally understand taking the fleeting summer to enjoy it. Best wishes to you!!

Tammy H said...

I'm just happy that you and your beautiful style if craftyness will still be around!

Elizabeth said...

You will find a way to keep your amazing content alive, of that I am 100% certain. Enjoy your vacation! Thinking of you!

Christine Cieri said...

Extremely saddened by the closing and still can't stop thinking, what now?! I am happy you'll still be creating and sharing with us. We'll see what time brings us. Enjoy your holiday!

Andrea said...

So sad to hear the news. I never got around to taking your art classes, but always wanted to. I'm so glad you have been doing videos here on your blog-love them! I will continue to follow what you are doing here because your work is wonderful. Enjoy your piƱa coladas! :)

Tilla said...

So sad - but glad that you have set up your own shop & videos here and will keep on supporting you ! The best part of 2Peas for me was all the amazing talent we were exposed to - thanks for that !

Carrie Arick said...

I'm so sorry, Wilna. I found you through 2peas, being a big fan of your work ever since. I'm glad you have your own shop here as I loved your cut files (which I use in my digi scrapping). Enjoy your vacation - it sucks to loose your home, but I have no doubt you're gonna have a ton of options for new ones.

Beth said...

This really is such sad news. I am especially sad regarding your workshops Wilna, as I just purchased Art Class 1 last week!

I guess that gives me an excuse to focus on scrapbooking till the 10th ;)

Emily Adams said...

Thanks for addressing this Wilna. I had purchased your Art Class 1 and really hope I don't lose access to your informative videos. I downloaded the PDFs last night. I will miss the forums at Two Peas most of all!

Kristi Sawicki said...

Enjoy your vacation and summer- it all goes by so quick. I can't wait to see what you have planned next- you are a huge source of inspiration for me as I know so many other agree. I will miss two peas but I'm sure all you talented garden girls will bounce back with more ways to inspire us.

angela ezzell said...

Hi Wilna, Thanks so much for your openness and honesty and trying to figure out options. I appreciate your post, especially mid-vacation. Enjoy your Canadian summer!

Heidi Wright said...

Wilna, Hi. I'm Heidi :) who lives in Guelph, Ontario Canada. But I'm not from Canada (either), but now call it "home" and mainly love it (except when I miss my home home -- twice for emphasis). Thanks for the update. I am trying to finish your 2nd art class @ 2peas. Totally enjoying it. Hope you enjoy your beach time as much as I've enjoyed your 2nd art class :) (crossing fingers I get the PDF saved as my iPad was ignoring the videos on 2peas site (possibly related to the traffic that has been hitting them since their announcement??) Thank you for inspiring me to no end... Heidi

kim said...

Hi Wilna! Such sad news! I've been on the brink of getting your art class2 for quite some time but now I hope that you can offer it yourself. That would be awesome! Twopeas was such an inspiration and home to so many beginning and seasoned scrappers, they will definitely be missed! I prefer to think of doors opening and all the awesome new things and products that are popping up in this industry now so with that I just want to says cheers and thanks for all the inspiration! Have a happy holiday!

Becky_478 said...

So glad you commented on this for us Wilna. I, like you and everyone else, am both shocked ans saddened. And also worried about the workshops. I'm so grateful you've been putting up videos and inspiration for us here at your blog. Keep us posted. Enjoy your vacation and your family. Xoxo

smileOrange said...

I felt the same way you did Wilna, when I read the news. I am actually a very new at scrapbooking and I just adore it. I am completely amazed by your work. Please, please, please keep making videos on your blog! I am hopeful that this is not really the end of scrapbooking, because digital is just not going to cut it for me, and there are not a lot of arts that are quite like it. I bought ArtClass 1 about a week ago and I have watched all of the videos already and am enjoying it so much. Your work is such an inspiration to me! I love your digital shop as well!

I feel that this is a huge loss to the industry of scrapbooking, but it shouldn't be the end. We can still enjoy a smaller scrapbooking world!

Thanks for all of your inspiring work. {HEART}

3kidmama said...

Another Pea who was planning on taking your Art Class 2 before the summer was over. I'll be looking forward (and praying) that you and the other Garden Girls will be able to transition your video classes to something workable for each one of you!

YOU, dear Wilna are one of the best things I found during my time on 2 Peas! The whimsy and expressions of your Faith that I find in your layouts inspire me. Thank you so much for that - and I'm continuing to enjoy the process videos (and darling cut files)that are available here on your blog. :)

red smartie said...

Although I was never part of the forums on 2 Peas, I'm very sad to hear that they are closing. Your Art Classes are by far the best I've ever taken, and I'm so grateful that you had a home at 2 Peas to be able to share them with us. After my LSS closed (Archivers), I shopped for the first time at 2 Peas, and although I've heard others were unhappy with the service, I was quite pleased. For those who have purchased your classes, it is possible to download them. I followed the instructions that someone posted on the paperclipping site, and even me, who is inept at most things technological, could do it. I now have all three safely saved on my computer. Phew! (If you have bought Wilna's classes, hove a look there and you should be able to save them). For me, I would have been terribly disappointed to have lost access. Enjoy your holiday, Wilna! I look forward to seeing what is next in store for you. xo

PetiteNat said...

Hi Wilna.. so sad hearing the news from 2peas.. i took some of your workshops, how to save the video to the computer? will you post it to your blog?
thanks in advance..
Enjoy your holiday Wilna!

Jennie Hart said...

Hi Wilna, I too was shocked and saddened for all involved with 2Peas, especially the Whites. Your videos have led to me making some of my favourite layouts and I have been waiting for the right time to devote to taking your Art Classes so I hope you can reclaim them at some point or reinvent them for your website.

Enjoy your vacation and summer and I look forward to hearing from you later on.
Jen

Gabrielle McCann said...

I really feel for you Wilna. If you need an unpaid intern to help administer your classes, think of me!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wilna,

Thanks for letting us know about your reflexion towards this sad new. It's alreading to bad to lose this amazing area of inspiration that 2peas was... I really hope we won't lose your 2 art classes as well!

Please keep us posted when you got an answer (or not) to this problem.
But for now enjoy your vacation! Thank so much!

Sabine said...

Hey Wilna,
I took your Art Class 1 and the Love Mini Workshop and LOVED every second of them both. Please find a way to get hold of the rights to your workshops. It can' be true that all your hard work will be gone forever and I am longing for taking the Art Class 2 because I simply have to.
Enjoy your vacation, try to relax and fill up your spirits for the times to come.
Keep on doing your phantastic work!
Sabine

Cindy Theriault said...

Wilna..I will buy your classes all over again if you can gain access...so so sad...happy that you will still post...let's find some way to make it profitable for you...maybe have a monthly membership for your videos...I love free like the rest of the world, but let's be practical...xx/oo's...Cindy

Sandy said...

Wilna, I just recently bought your first art class and have almost finished watching the videos. I absolutely love what you do in them! Unfortunately, the website over at twopeas is suddenly making the wrong connections and, when I click on your class, it's taking me to a product page instead. Since I haven't been able to download any of your class videos or the associated files yet, I sure hope they give the content back to you. I would be so sad if I didn't get to finish watching the videos of your amazing talents!

scrappi said...

I too am hurrying to finish art class 2 and have downloaded pdfs and such. It would be great if you can get the rights to them as I often refer back to art class 1. Your work has been inspirational to me for a few years now...so...enjoy your holiday and summer (it's currently winter here) and I look forward to seeing more classes and videos in the future.Just be sure to let us all know where to find them.

amy lawson said...

Wilna, I had wanted to take both of your classes, but wanted to wait until I was done w/a couple classes I am already taking. I am in a class on Mindy Lacefield's website (tim's sally) and in a class on Jeanne oliver's site -they both use ning.com for their workshops. If you end up offering your classes I would be interested!

Kat said...

I haven't even started art class 1 yet but will try to download it once I am able to get into the site. I, like many others, feel so bad for the GG's. Enjoy your vacation, the summer, and try not to worry about this.

Sherry C said...

So sorry about Two Peas! I have loved all your classes, and I'm happy you're already thinking about the future. Best wishes to you during this transition.

Kate said...

Sip your drink on the sand, put your feet up and let the sunshine inspire you. We are all looking forward to slowing down for the summer and will be ready and refreshed for something exciting in September!
~Kate~

Olya Kotlyarova said...

That's too sad to be real.
I just hope and will be waiting for good news about your classes. And waiting for new one! No else inspire me as you are, Wilna!

Have a nice time there! And everything will be right. Have to be :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Wilna! I hope you can move your videos to your site. I never got to finish AC1 and was wanting to take AC2 this summer break. Is there anyway you can provide students of AC1 with the 2 bonus pdf's? I would love to have them since the videos are going :(

jamie said...

May your family time away be restful and precious. ~jamie

Jillian said...

I tried to access your class I paid for on 2peas and it will not let me. I emailed 2 peas...Hopefully i will hear something back.

Jeanette said...

The comfort of thinking we would have your videos until 2099 just sickens us (that is my scrapbooking friends who all bought your Art Class at Two Peas). Yes, now we are frantically downloading and re-watching everything! Please let me know if you are able to transfer your art classes to your blog. Thank you so much for the beautiful work you share. Jeanette Collins, Denton, TX jcollins.denton@verizon.net

Cindy Theriault said...

If you look on the Paperclipping site, there is info re/ how to download Wilna's videos using Chrome...it works great...You have to look through a lot of comments re/ the 2 peas store closing..

Jeanette said...

Thank you Cindy Theriault for the info to download the videos. Fantastic!

mommyx2 said...

Wilna will you download your 2peas gallery to scrapbook.com so we don't lose all that awesome inspiration?? I received an email from them today that they developed a simple program to transfer your gallery. I bought many of your cut files this week and now need to buy a machine to cut them!! I didn't want to lose the opportunity to have those files!

I too am so sad about 2peas and for you. I also wanted to download your art classes, I was just waiting to have some time.

mommyx2 said...

Hope you had a great vacation!