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Press Release from Sunny Arizona

We have been working on this for months and finally made the transition. I hope customers from both companies will continue their loyal following & look for more exciting things on the horizon.
We will continue close ties and support of each other.   Plus an added benefit will be an enduring friendship.

Ocotber 18, 2012                

For Immediate Release:

Jean Moore and Cyndi Duncan are proud to announce that AlteredPages, A Phoenix, AZ based business serving the Art and Craft Community,  purchased  The Mailbox Muse,  industry recognized  for its well- known Kit Club memberships for Art and Craft individuals. 
The acquisition means that this marriage of two well respected companies who have long served artists and crafters (both since 2003) will allow both businesses to run under one roof and expand opportunities for customers.
“This is an exciting marriage of two brands that have deep roots in the Art and Craft community,” said Jean Moore of AlteredPages, in a statement;  “The Mailbox Muse (an art by mail club) is a perfect fit for AlteredPages, as it will give customers the best opportunity to alter their creativity and deliver inspiration directly to their door.”
Cyndi Duncan, the founder of The Mailbox Muse (and renowned Altered Arts Magazine), who will continue consulting with The Mailbox Muse, said in a statement that she was thrilled about the merger because "it brings two great brands together, and we look forward to supporting everyone as we transition the newly purchased Mailbox Muse."   
“Art is not a luxury, but rather a necessity of life to many” said Jean  “…..Our desire is to offer the best pathways  to inspire your inner muse and provide the tools to fulfill the vision.”

Cyndi loved the sun and heat in Arizona, flying in from Ohio she arrived to blue skies, palm trees and cactus.

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