Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Greetings from Far Far Away..

Hey everybody! 

Thought I'd take advantage of a few moments of "stolen" internet at a local Denny's near my Dad's place.  I never realized just how dependant we are on our tech and gadgets until we got out here and didn't have an internet connection, or any of our usual "toys".  I can now confirm that I will not die without my internet connection, but I sure don't like it much!!  ;) 

As several of you know I am currently out in the Vancouver BC area taking care of things while my Dad is in the hospital.  I'd expected to be home this week, but it looks as though I'll be extending a week or so, and likely coming back in a couple of weeks.  

I'd like to take a moment here and thank everyone who has taken the time to e-mail, text and call to see how we're doing and to let us know that you're thinking of us, and that we are missed.  It has been a wonderful calming force in the midst of the craziness that has been the last couple of weeks.  

You might be amazed at the whackos and craziness that crawl out of the woodwork when someone in your family becomes critically ill.  Seems everyone wants to stake some kind of claim to knowledge and a piece of the proverbial pie.  Some days it's a simple annoyed headshake and other days I just want to scream obscenities from the rooftops that end with - he's not dead, he's not dying.. so (BEEP!)   At last count my Dad now had 3 fellows that claim to be just like the son he never had, and many more that seem to be hosting a fan club I'm sure he's not aware he had.  It boggles my mind.  To be fair, some of them have actually been rather entertaining - LOL.   

It's the ones demanding intimate details, and individual emails, phone calls and what not that get to me.  Many long days, and restless, sleepless nights later - all with no internet I might add - and apparently I'm supposed to be sitting at the bedside tweeting personally each new breath or bowel movement.  Sorry folks, that's just not my style.  Knowing how unappreciating Dad would be of a gossip festival in his honour, I have respected his wishes.  Few in his own circles even know what's going on - that's the way he wanted it.  And so it is done.  

So I'm a bitch.. ah well..  it's ok, I can handle it.  I'm just the way my Daddy made me. From today, until the day they cart me away what will be a colorfully decorated (maybe stamped.. LOL) box..   I will tend to and care for my family and friends to the best of my ability..   and protect them til the end.  <3 

Have been trying to post regularly to facebook via my phone - but for some weird reason that's not working so well - longer messages seem to cause the phone to glitch and they vanish and I just don't have the patience to do them again.  I'm also noticing that I cannot post on my business pages for Epicure Selections, or Stampin' Up!  though I can tag them.  So very weird.. 

Thought I'd throw out a quick special..   From now until I return to Cardinal,  I will be offering a FREE SHIPPING special for all orders placed through my website.  That's a 10% savings for you.  The savings will be returned to you on your next order however, as I have no way to give a coupon code for the demo web site.  That gives you a couple of weeks to save a little bit on all that you fancy..  

My new catalogs are in, and by the time we get home my Holiday Minis will be in also..  I cannot wait to catch up with all of you!  

Will try to pop in, in a few days..   If you need to reach me in the meantime, please send me an email to iscrapnstamp@gmail.com  which I can view on my phone, or text if you have the number.  I'll get back to you as soon as possible.  

Cheers and Inky Hugz coming your way! 

Friday, 1 June 2012

Happy June 1st ~ SO Much to Celebrate!!

Happy New Idea Book & Catalog Day!  

The Brand NEW 2012-2013 Stampin' Up Catalog and Idea Book is HERE!! 

Our new idea book and catalog is online and ready for your viewing pleasure!

You can either download the catalog to your computer directly (and FREE) or view it online in Flash at your leisure.  

Be among the first to see it and share in all of the awesome colors, papers, ink pads, big shot items, and SO SO MUCH MORE..   Contact me to be one of my very FIRST hostesses of this new catalog so YOU get the free product, and new catalog in your hands FIRST before anyone else! Your workshop can be held in your home or mine (Cardinal, Ontario). 

I have set aside some special days in June where I am offering private classes for my awesome stampers and their friends and families.  If YOU pick one of these days, I will give you a package of our brand new 2012-2014 In-Color 8 1/2 X 11 Card stock, and a coordinating Ink Pad for FREE! If you are one of the first 10 to book, I will also throw in an In-Color assortment of hand-stamped cards and matching envelopes.  

I will also extend this promotion to Catalog party orders that close on these dates. 

All of this is over and above the already fabulous hostess perks that Stampin' Up! affords us on our qualifying party orders.  At $200 in sales, your private party or workshop will earn you $35 in hostess dollars that can be spent on specially priced hostess items or anything else in our current catalog.  Of course this is only the beginning..  the perks only grow from there!!

You pick the date and invite your family, friends and colleagues.  Put on the kettle and leave the rest to me.  Your class can feature hand stamped cards, 3D gifts and items made with our big shot, Scrapbooking or our My Digital Studio products.  If you wish, we can also combine two items of interest such as Card making and 3D Gifts.  

Consider booking a specialized class for your Baby/Bridal/Wedding Shower,  Parents Groups, Caregiver Network, or other group.  Do you have a particular theme in mind?  Feel free to let me know..     

Upcoming Dates:  June 6, 7, 14, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30th

In my Cardinal Studio Only:  June 11, July 9th

Come and stamp 4 wonderful all occasion cards to add a variety of cards to your card stash and wow your friends and family with cards you made yourself!
 Supply fee is $20 or place a $25 order and your class is free. 
Fun-Size your experience ~ make 8 cards for $30 (Free with $35 order)  or 12 cards for $40 (Free with your $45 order.) 
Bring a friend that has never attended one of my classes before and get an extra 4 cards absolutely FREE!
Enjoy this class in my workshop, or gather 4 friends and I’ll bring the party to you! 
RSVP 613-655-1010 or iscrapnstamp@gmail.com

My chosen dates or times don’t fit in with your schedule?  Contact me to book an alternate date  that works for you!

And if that weren't enough to get your Crafting heart kicking up a storm.. WAIT .. there's MORE..    Look what Stampin' Up! Surprised us with just this morning... 

We {heart} our hostesses!

Stampin' Up! has just announced a fabulous new promotion for Hostesses during June and July.

From June 1, 2012 until July 31, 2012, hostesses who hold a minimum $575 workshop will receive an additional $60 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars-that's in addition to the $90 they already receive for a $575 workshop!

Your $575 workshop will also entitle you to receive one item of your choice at 50% off!! 

As a little extra incentive to go and have a peek - The new In-Colors  are Green Gumball, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, and Primrose Petals.

Send me an e-mail and tell me which of the new in colors is your favorite, and I'll send you a hand stamped card!

You can either download the catalog to your computer directly (and FREE) or view it online in Flash at your leisure.  

Don't forget to also download the Stampin' Supplies sheet from my website also.  You'll notice it just to the right of the catalog download link  It's your cheat sheet to re-creating all of the wonderful projects you see spanned across the pages of the catalog.

If you're like me and you really want to have that physical in-your-hands so I can dog ear the pages, and sticker my haves and want-to-haves to your hearts content, give me a shout.  For customers in my local area the cost is $5 which I will credit you on your first order placed with me.  

For those outside my local delivery area, I am happy to ship your catalog anywhere in Canada for a $10 fee to cover the cost of shipping.  This amount will be refunded on your first order placed with me.  

Are you one of my customers, students or club members? If you haven't already done so, please contact me at your earliest convenience.  All of my Customers, Club Members and Hostesses receive a copy absolutely FREE. 

You can shop my online store 24 hours a day, 365 days a year while sitting in your Pj's and fuzzy bunny slippers in your own living room.  Your items will be picked, packed, sorted and shipped direct to you anywhere in Canada at no additional charge - How GREAT is that? 

Of course you can always submit your order by phone 613-655-1010 or e-mail and I can submit the order for you.  Don't hesitate to give me a shout if you have any questions ~ I'm here to help!