Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Newsletter 8-29-12

greeting farm
There are tons of new stamps from The Greeting Farm in the store now, including three Big Time Anya stamps!

Other new stamps include Bright Bean, Latte Anya, Miss Anya Scarves and two Christmas clear sets.

Check them out now! 
 
  

echo park
I just added Echo Parks new holiday paper packs and two For the Record pads. I am LOVING Chillingsworth Manor. The name alone is spectacular!

Also added this week:

Bo Bunny Paper Pads

Mulberry Wood stamps

S.W.A.L.K. stamps 
 
  

MASSIVE discounts!

There are VERY FEW items left for clearanced C.C. Designs, Kraftin Kimmie and Spellbinders. So, these items are now 90% off. They won't last. I apologize if you get this notice after they are sold out. Please remember, these codes ONLY apply the the products in the clearance section and you can see those items by clicking on the links below:

CLICK HERE and use CC90 to save 90% on this item
CLICK HERE and use KK90 to save 90% on  these two items
CLICK HERE and use SPELL90 to save 90% on these two items 
  

SPELLBINDERS UPDATE

My dies order is supposed to start shipping to me this week! So, if all goes perfectly, I should start shipping out preorders by the end of next week!  
  

spellbinders
All retiring Authentique papers are clearanced out starting at 40% off already reduced prices. Discounts will increase, but shop not for the best selection.

Please remember, this discount only applies to paper pads in the RETIRING section.

Code: AUTH40  
Good on retiring Authentique pads 
Good through 9/5/2012 
 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Magnolia Tim Holtz Distress Markers card by Julie

 Hi everyone! We're sharing this darling card by Julie that makes me long for brisk fall breezes and rich warm colors. I also love how she has the image just partly outside of the square. I love her coloring with the distress inks and makers.

Julie




Friday, August 24, 2012

Newsletter 8-24-12

whimsy stamps
New Whimsy stamps from Sylvia Zet and Elisabeth Bell are in the store now! These were just released, so get them now! This Halloween stamp called Hazel is just SUPER cute!!! 
 
  

stampendous
I just added nearly 60 Stampendous products from this year's first two catalogs. I had the most recent product from the Summer CHA category already available, but have filled in with more products from the January and April releases. There are lots of Steampunk/vintage stamps, as well as those incredibly cute Kiddos!
CHECK THEM OUT NOW! 
 
  

KK
Check out the four new ultra fine colors, and new solid and mixed colors. There are also three new clam shell combos for the upcoming holidays! 
 

spellbinders
All retiring Authentique papers are clearanced out starting at 20% off already reduced prices. Discounts will increase, but shop not for the best selection.

Please remember, this discount only applies to paper pads in the RETIRING section.

Code: AUTH20 
Good on retiring Authentique pads 
Good through 8/31/2012

Magnolia Copic card by Marlena

 
This card is so bright and sunny! I love how Marlena used that strip of coordinating paper along the diagonal like that. To see more gorgeous projects stop by Marelan's blog and you can click on each link to be taken to the products she used in the 7 Kids College Fund Store.
 




Thursday, August 23, 2012

Purple Dragonfly card by Rhea

Hi everyone! We have this amazing card by Rhea. She must know purple is my favorite color.I hope you enjoy it as well! Please check out her blog to find out more and to see the products she used just click on the supplies under the picture. 

Dragonfly by: Passionate Paper Creations

 




Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Why I use facebook

facebook
I have been getting some unfavorable customer responses to my use of facebook as a marketing tool. For those who choose not to use facebook, I understand, and I know the feeling.

For those wondering why I use it, it's simple: facebook is a FREE marketing tool that allows me to quickly update customers about things when it is just not feasible to send an e-mail about it. For example, if I get in a new paper pad design and have 6 pads sitting here, I can't send out an e-mail to thousands saying I have 6 paper pads, but I can do a quick post on facebook. Also, facebook allows for some fast customer-to-customer interaction and me-to-customer interaction that just doesn't happen with e-mails or a blog.

My use of facebook is in no way meant to exclude or offend customers. If I decide to do an ad in a magazine, tons of my regular customers won't see that ad or the offer in it. I don't think that means that I am excluding them. I am just trying to market and build my business with every method available to me. I use twitter, my store blog, facebook and my e-mail list to market the store. Not everyone accesses all these methods and that is fine, but I will still use them all to communicate with as many people as possible.

I apologize for any offense, but I will continue to use it because it is just very simple and easy and allows me the most flexibility in communication. And, in promoting that, instead of paying some company money to advertise my facebook page, I would rather do a drawing the let some lucky customer get that money instead! Thus, the drawing for the $50 gift certificate (and all fans are entered, by the way!).

If you prefer not to join facebook and follow me there, there are so many other opportunities to win gift certificates from the store. We have the Challenge Blog every two weeks where you can win a $20 gift certificate, the store sponsors a number of independent challenge blogs, and, of course, I have the annual DO-GOOD DRAWING where you can win prizes and support an awesome charity!!!

I appreciate everyone's support and hope all customers understand my need to market the store and increase business whenever I can. If I don't, I will no longer be in business...and that would be sad. Smiley from millan.net

Increased clearance discounts and preorder updates

CC Designs

Clearance deals are getting bigger!!!

Please remember, the code will only work on stamps in the CLEARANCE section of CC Designs.
 

Code: CC70    
Good for 70% off all stamps in the CLEARANCE section of C.C. Designs
Good through 8/28/2012
 
KK
There are a few retired Kraftin' Kimmie stamps left in the store. If you've been thinking about any of these stamps, get them now AND save!!!

Please remember, the code will only work on stamps in the CLEARANCE ITEMS section of Kraftin' Kimmie.
 

Code: KK50     
Good for 40% off all stamps in the CLEARANCE section of Kraftin' Kimmie 
Good through 8/28/2012
 

spellbinders
Clearance deals are getting bigger!!!

Please remember, the code will only work on dies in the CLEARANCE section of Spellbinders.
 

Code: SPELL60    
Good for  60% off all dies in the CLEARANCE section of Spellbinders 
Good through 8/28/2012
 

PREORDER INFORMATION

Spellbinders: Most of the new Spellbinders designs look like they are going to be about a week delayed. So, instead of starting to ship to me this week, it is looking like next week. Based on this new information, expect to see your ship notice for your orders with Spellbinders in early September. If there is any change, I will update the availability in the listings.

Stampendous: The preorder Stampendous products arrived yesterday! I am unpacking everything and will begin processing orders today. Look for a ship notice by the end of the week!

La-La Land: I have received the stamps, but am still waiting on the dies. Irina at La-La said they should be shipping to me this week. If you have stamps, look for your ship notice this week. If you also have dies, look for your ship notice early next week.

Saturated Canary: My order shipped to me yesterday (8/20)!!! Should have them by the end of the week!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Magnolia preorders


magnoliaI just added some new Magnolia stamps to the store for preorder, as well as the new Magnolia Ink Magazine. These are expected to ship from 7 KIDS in early September.

As far as the magazine is concerned, I don't have an exact title or cover image, but it is an autumn themed issue. They have charged my card, so they should be shipping to me soon.

 
 
 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Increased clearance prices

CC Designs

Clearance deals are getting bigger!!!

Please remember, the code will only work on stamps in the CLEARANCE section of CC Designs.

Code: CC40   
Good for 40% off all stamps in the CLEARANCE section of C.C. Designs
Good through 8/21/2012
 

KK
There are a few retired Kraftin' Kimmie stamps left in the store. If you've been thinking about any of these stamps, get them now AND save!!!

Please remember, the code will only work on stamps in the CLEARANCE ITEMS section of Kraftin' Kimmie.

Code: KK20    
Good for 20% off all stamps in the CLEARANCE section of Kraftin' Kimmie 
Good through 8/21/2012
 


spellbinders
Clearance deals are getting bigger!!!

Please remember, the code will only work on dies in the CLEARANCE section of Spellbinders.

Code: SPELL40   
Good for 40% off all dies in the CLEARANCE section of Spellbinders 
Good through 8/21/2012
 


prima
Prima clearance is now at 90%. Just THREE items left!!!

Code: PRIMA90   
Good for 90% off all Prima
Good through 8/21/2012
 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Card using Whimsy Stamps & Copics by Julie

Today we're sharing this stunning card by our design team member, Julie. I love how she colored this stunning fairy stamp by Whinsy Stamps. I love the stamping she uses around the image to create a pretty frame bringing the image to center stage on the card.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sweet Mo Manning card colored with Copic markers by Frances

Hi Everyone! Today we're sharing this gorgeous card by our design team member Frances. I think this card is just so sweet especially with that image and sentiment. Her coloring on that dress really makes it pop!

Lovely stamp by Mo Manning for Stamping Bella
Colored with Copic markers on 
Designer paper from My Mind's Eye
Fuschia mini paper blooms by Kaisercraft.
Paper distresser by Tim Holtz
Vagabond die cut machine.






Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mo Manning and Copic Markers card by Sheri

Hi everyone! We're here sharing this too cute card by Sheri. I'm in love with these stamps by Mo Manning - she really knows how to capture emotion and I just giggle every single time! 

Selected Spellbinders dies on clearance starting at 25% off



spellbinders
I have a number of Spellbinders dies on clearance. Some of these are no longer available from Spellbinders, so don't miss your chance to get these dies before they are completely unavailable! I am starting this clearance at 25% off. Discounts will increase, but shop now for the best selection.

Please remember, the code will only work on dies in the CLEARANCE section of Spellbinders. These are the only dies the code to which the code applies.
 

Code: SPELL25  
Good for 25% off all dies in the
CLEARANCE section of Spellbinders
Good through 8/16/2012


A few notes:
I just added tons of brand new My Mind's Eye paper pads to the store. Check them out and save 10% with code 6X610. There are also two new Authentique papers in: Curiosity and Enchanted. 

Whimsy stamps are back in stock, and there are three new ones available now! This month's release will be available on Aug. 22, so check back then.
I recently added all available colors of Tim Holtz Distress Stains!

Nellie Snellen & Copic Markers card by Marlena

Hi everyone! Today we're sharing this seriously pink-alicious card by Marlena. I love her coloring and the way she created her layers behind the main image panel.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Clearancing selected C.C. Designs stamps and 60% off Prima!


CC Designs

To make room for new C.C. Designs stamps, I am clearancing out around 80 designs. Don't miss the opportunity to save on these super cute stamps! After the clearance is over, look for tons of new CC stamps in the store. Of course, discounts will increase, but shop today for best selection!!!

Please remember, the code will only work on stamps in the CLEARANCE section of CC Designs.
 

Code: CC20  
Good for 20% off all stamps in the CLEARANCE section of C.C. Designs
Good through 8/14/2012
 

prima
Prima clearance is now at 60%. There are not many items left, so shop now!
 

Code: PRIMA60  
Good for 60% off all Prima
Good through 8/14/2012
 

A Card using Mo Manning & Spectrum Noir by Rhea

Hi everyone! Today we're sharing this fun card by our beloved design team member, Rhea. I love her coloring and the way she created a frame around the image with the spellbinders dies as well as the way she accents her outer layer with sticklers. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Stunning Mo Manning & Prisma Colored Pencils card by Kim

Hi everyone! Today we're sharing this amazing card by our design team member Kim. I love how she colored the image on kraft card stock with Prisma Colored Pencils. The finished project is stunning as she used die cuts and her paper to create a little scene!

6X6 Paper Pads on sale!

6X6 PAPER PADS
B&W All 6X6 and 8X8 paper pads from the following companies are on sale for an additional 10% off:
 




Code: 6X610 
Good for 10% off above mentioned paper lines 
Good through 8/13/2012
 



If you have any questions, product requests or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie Copic card by Frances

Hi everyone! Today we are sharing this amazing card by our DT member, Frances! I love how she colored that little chef hat! It just pops with dimension and movement! The layers and stitching really make this card come together.