Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Notice: We Are No Longer Associated with "Group Ordering One Company A Month" on Facebook!

It is with a heavy heart that I need to announce to my customers, that I am no longer affiliated or associated in any way with the Facebook Small Business Networking Group:  "Group Ordering One Company a Month". 

The premise of the group is that each member of the group would order $30 a month from the demonstrator of the month.  Each demonstrator would then have a turn to be the featured demo of the month.  Unlike other groups I am in, and have been in, this group left the demonstrator of choice as the hostess. 

I joined with both of the companies that I represent, which meant that I would spend $60 each month.  Pretty straight forward.  

The first month I was in, I placed an order with the hostess and waited weeks for a total, finally got the total and asked about sending an EFT.  I never heard from her again.  Next thing I knew she wasn't in the group any longer. 

The next month was better, I placed my order, and the items arrived as expected, but then came December..  it was a grab-style month where every demo got an order from someone.  One order came in for the one company, the other I never heard from.  When I asked the moderators what happened I was told that she'd left the group.  I'd placed an order and was awaiting a finally tally so that didn't happen either.  The moderators were not only not interested in doing anything about it, the one moderator actually berated me for daring to say anything about it.  I was gobsmacked. 

I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt, though I watched several demos leave, and heard from a number of ladies how unimpressed they were with the group and how it was being run.  I figured my month was coming so I'd try to give it a little more time. 

Just a few days ago I was told that February one of my companies would be up - would I post my information.  So I did.  Yesterday I logged in to add something to it as our annual sale is upon us, and noticed that there was yet another posting about changing things up.   Our group and another were gone and were being arranged again.   When I couldn't find my name anywhere I asked the moderator.  

I was told that she had to make changes for the betterment of the group, and instead of addressing my questions and concerns with some diplomacy and caring,  I was once again berated for daring to question what she was doing with her group.  I explained that while I didn't envy her having to move things around yet again,  that she needed to understand also that this is our businesses that are being shuffled around and that this latest move had now cost me $300 in sales for February.  Surely she could understand that.  

I'd excused myself and said that I had an early morning and would be heading to bed.  Hoping that by morning she'd have a chance to consider what I'd said and it could be revisited.  

She never responded but this morning I found that the group was no longer listed,  and the moderator was now marked as Facebook User which would normally indicate that they were no longer on my friend list.  I messaged in the thread where she had added her co-mod (daughter) and I,  and it indicated the message had been seen but noone responded. 

The long and short of it is that by all accounts this group is an absolute nightmare.  The moderators involved truly have no concept of how to run a group, or how to communicate with the members that have joined.  There is NO networking, and absolutely NO concept of working together among the group.  Many of the demonstrators didn't post their information, and were missing out on the potential of a group such as this because they weren't checking posts or answering questions from potential clients.  With the lack of an administrator at the helm to direct traffic, the group becomes a mess --  with the constant unscheduled changes - -  the group, a complete train wreck. 

Like many that joined the group hoping swap sales with other demonstrators, and like many before me.  I'm now in a position of walking away empty handed and frustrated.  There was truly no need for all of the drama and garbage from someone that's supposed to be in charge.  Such a waste. 

If you are a member of this group and would still like to place your order with me, please let me know.  If I haven't already placed an order with you, I would be happy to reciprocate to fulfill at least that much.  Let me know.. 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Weekly Deals - January 28th, 2014 - Get 'Em While you Can!

Our Weekly Deals are Up!  

Please note: Sale Price Will be applied upon check-out!

Weekly specials change next Tuesday morning, so please be sure to order yours before Monday evening to ensure you don't miss out! 

~ Stampin' Tam  

Order online and ship direct to you at no extra cost 24/7
Anywhere in Canada!  Invite your far-away friends and family and online friends to join your "Virtual Party" and you reap the rewards.  Ask me for more info!
Contact me to place your order! 
613-655-1010   iscrapnstamp@gmail.com  

Thank-you for choosing *me* to be *your* demonstrator! 

Tammy Wilson  613-655-1010

New Product Feature: Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Make a lasting impression with our new Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.  This product will be in our 2014-2015 catalog, but we have a limited supply available right *now*.  

The Texture Boutique works with all of our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to add texture and pop to your card stock, paper, metallic foil and vellum - adding an extra element to all of your creations. Please note: This machine embosses only; it will NOT Die Cut. 

Texture Boutique by Stampin' Up! - Item # 132657 - is just $35.95! 

Pair this great new tool, with 3 of our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Cannot Decide? We have 3 new ones in our Occasions Catalog if you'd like to add the most current to your collection!

Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132970)
Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132187)
Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132971)

Not only will you be ready to create as soon as your order arrives, but you will also qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration gift! 

May I recommend the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder? (Item 133520) 

Order must be placed before March 31, 2014 to qualify for Sale-a-Bration (SAB) promotion items. 

Order online and ship direct to you at no extra cost 24/7
Anywhere in Canada!  Invite your far-away friends and family and online friends to join your "Virtual Party" and you reap the rewards.  Ask me for more info!
Contact me to place your order! 
613-655-1010   iscrapnstamp@gmail.com  

Thank-you for choosing *me* to be *your* demonstrator! 

Tammy Wilson  613-655-1010

Sale-a-Bration 2014 - It's the MOST WONDERFUL TIME of the Year! Spend $60 and get FREE ITEMS!!

 It's Sale-a-Bration time ~ Come on!  Celebrate!  Have a good time!  

Don't mind me.. this time of year always makes me just a little bit more happy hyper than usual..  LOL 

Have you taken a peek at the Sale-a-Bration (SAB) flyer yet?

We've broken it down for you!  Take a peek here, download a copy of the PDF version to your own device, or contact me to get a copy of your own at your earliest convenience. 

Like a little? Place an Order - >

During SAB for every $60 you spend, you choose a Sale-a-Bration promotional item FREE!!  

Like a Lot?  Host a Party! 

Being a hostess during Sale-a-Bration means that right off the bat your qualifying party earns you an extra $40 more in hostess benefits!  What a great time to share your Creative passions with your friends and family!  

Your $400 Party order, gets YOU the hostess $70 in free items, PLUS an additional $40 in FREE PICKS!  That's $110!  Simply Fabulous!!  

Start working on your guest list today! Contact me to book your party date as soon as possible before your preferred date is booked by someone else. 

All parties must close before March 31st, 2014 to qualify for the extra hostess amount. 

Love it ALL ???

Consider joining my team! 

Whether you are interested in purchasing for yourself at a discount, catering to your own personal crafting circle, or becoming a demonstrator and sharing your creative spark in your community this offer is worth a look!

Join Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-Bration and you get to choose $190 worth of products in your completely customizable kit for just $125! 

That's an extra $35 in products!!   

 Take a look at all the items you can choose for free with your qualifying order! 

Order online and ship direct to you at no extra cost 24/7
Anywhere in Canada!  Invite your far-away friends and family and online friends to join your "Virtual Party" and you reap the rewards.  Ask me for more info!
Contact me to place your order! 
613-655-1010   iscrapnstamp@gmail.com  

Thank-you for choosing *me* to be *your* demonstrator! 

Tammy Wilson  613-655-1010

Monday, 27 January 2014

Catalog Corrections - Please take note!

2014 Sale-A-Bration Brochure

12133512Good as Gold Card Kit also includes 8 Sahara Sand envelopes.
16133514 Description for Heartfelt Banner Kit states that the kit includes 6 die-cut Designer Series Paper banners (3 each of 2 designs...); the description should state that the kit includes 6 die-cut Designer Series Paper banners (2 each of3 designs...).

2014 Occasions Catalogue

7132622The item number for the Gold Foil Sheets is incorrectly listed

as 132983; the correct item number is 132622.
18 133110 and 133113 The camera image is incorrectly highlighted as coordinating with the On Film Framelits Dies. If you use the die to cut out the stamped image, the embossing will not line up with the image. 
23 132994 The Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper image in the catalogue shows incorrect design combinations. The image below shows the correct combinations.
31 133329 The kit also includes 15 White envelopes, 3-5/8" x 5-1/8" each. 

2013-2014 Annual Catalogue

The World Map image has been updated. See the new image here.http://www.stampinup.com/ca/documents/world_map_stamp_flyer_CA.pdf.pdf
188126999The Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die measures 3-1/8" in diameter, not 1-3/8".
188118138The Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die measures 1-7/8" x 1-5/16", not 1-1/8" x 1-5/16".

Monday, 13 January 2014

Join Paper Pumpkin and get a set of In Color Markers FREE!

Order online and ship direct to you at no extra cost 24/7
Contact me to place your order! 
613-655-1010   iscrapnstamp@gmail.com  

Thank-you for choosing *me* to be *your* demonstrator! 

Tammy Wilson  613-655-1010

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Check Out The Weekly Deals!

Order online and ship direct to you at no extra cost 24/7
Contact me to place your order! 
613-655-1010   iscrapnstamp@gmail.com  

Thank-you for choosing *me* to be *your* demonstrator! 

Tammy Wilson  613-655-1010

Saturday, 4 January 2014

January Stamp Set Of The Month - "People Like You"

This stamp was one of the first to speak to me in our Occasions Catalog.  I could not wait to ink it up, and play-test it with my markers and punches.  
It seemed like the perfect set to use to make a colorful and cheerful pick-me-up card for a friend or colleague.  

We'll make 3 different cards using this stamp set, with matching envelopes so that you can share them with friends right away, or save them to inspire your creativity later when you create with your new stamp set! 

Class fee is just $25.00 and includes the cost of the Stamp. 

Choose one of two time-slots: 

January 20th - 1PM  or 7PM  

Please register by January 12th to allow sufficient time for stamp sets to arrive.  

This stamp coordinates with our Decorative Label Punch #120907 $22.95

Order it now and Save 10% On the punch purchase!   

Please note this is a special offered only through Tammy Wilson, and not endorsed by Stampin' Up!. 

Thank-you for choosing *me* to be *your* demonstrator! 

Tammy Wilson  613-655-1010

Marker Club - Registration Open Now!

Does YOUR wish list include the Many Marvelous Markers kit and storage case?  

When you join the Marker club you can purchase the entire set over a 4 month period and get free Stampin' Up! merchandise at the same time.  

With the Many Marvelous Marker club you can purchase the entire set over a four-month period and get free Stampin’ Up! merchandise at the same time.

Breakdown of the Marker Club: 
  • Limited to 4 Members per group
  • Runs for 4 consecutive months
  • Each member gets a chance to be the hostess.
  • During your hostess month hostess will get at least $35 in free Stampin' Up! merchandise FREE. 
  • Hostesses will be assigned in the order that they have signed up.  First sign-up gets first spot.
  • Cost is $65 per month. 

Each month you will receive:

  • One color family of of 10 Markers (except neutrals set which is 8)
  • One pack of coordinating 8 1/2 x 11 card stock
  • A project hand-out with tips and ideas for using your new markers! 
  • A hand-made card stamped by me to inspire you!
  • A dedicated Club spot for you to get together with the members of your group to CREATE (if you so choose).  (Date to be determined among Club Members to best suit the group)

During your hostess month you will also receive:
  • Color Spritzer Tool
  • 5 Marker Set of *New* In Color Markers 
  • In-Color Boutique Details Embellishments
  • Stampin' Up! Markers Storage/Carrying Case.
  • $35 in FREE Shopping Dollars (Minimum)  (If you choose to gather outside orders or schedule a workshop when it's your turn as hostess, you can earn even more free merchandise.)

Please note:  If we have a group of 4 people interested in *just* the marker set without the extras, we can also do this ~ your cost will be $42.50 each month for 4 months.  This purchase does not however entitle the purchaser to the hostess perks ($200 purchase required) - thus the creative kit plotting you see here!   We all know how much we *LOVE* "Free Stuff"!  

Contact me for more info! 
All members must commit to participate in all 4 months. (A credit card guarantee/post-dated cheque is required).  Payment is due by the 5th of each month (Unless otherwise arranged by the group).  No other discounts apply to this special club offer. Contact me to sign-up:  iscrapnstamp@gmail.com or 613-655-1010.  

It is my Pleasure to have been chosen to be your demonstrator! 
Let me know how I can best help you make the most of your toys and tools. :) 

~ Tammy

Friday, 3 January 2014

You Asked For It ~ We Delivered! Friday Daytime Crop! Won't You Join Us?

Friday Daytime Open Craft-Room / Crop:  10 AM – 3 PM

Pay a Flat fee of $15 or Place an order of $25 or more and Crop for FREE!
(Order must be placed at Crop Time)

Upcoming Dates: 

Jan 10th
Feb 14th
April 11th
May 9th 
June 13th

Register your spot in my craftroom – This seat is reserved for you for the full 5 hours – come and go as you please!

Finish up projects you are working on, or get started on new ones.

Included in your $15 Crop Fee:

 Use of my Stamp Sets, Ink Pads, Punches, Die Cutter/Dies, Cricut Machine

 Use of My Digital Studio and collection of digital downloads
Explore my Inspiration Station ~ A Collection of Books, Magazines, Samples and Swaps to Inspire You!
        One Free Make & Take – Work on it here, or Take it to go
        Free Wi-Fi – Connect with your tablet, laptop or cell phone.
       Coffee, Tea, Water ~ Bring your bagged lunch or Order In 

 Please RSVP Space is Limited -

You will receive a confirmation of registration should space be available

Cancellation MUST be made at LEAST 24 hours in advance of Crop date.

You are welcome to call to see if there is a cancellation!

My Club Members and Downline Team save $5 on Crop & Class Fees!

Tammy 613-655-1010

Join us January 10th for our Midnight Crop! Won't YOU Join us?

Cannot make this month's Crop?  Not to worry!! 

Club Members and friends of the hostess can still place their order either Online using this month's CLUB HOSTESS CODE CFAC32P3  so that our hostess gets credit for your purchases. 

Please ensure that your order is placed on Crop day or before, to allow our hostess plenty of time to pick out her goodies.  ~ Thanks in advance!  

Choose Scrapbook – or Rubber Stamper (Card Making) 

This club is near and dear to my heart, as it was formed at the request of some of my dear Scrapbooking Ladies who have been with me since I first made the switch from being a hobby demo to teaching classes.   

The Midnight Crop runs in conjunction with this club – the club portion lies in the 6 month commitment that entitled you to the extra perks of CLUB. 

This club is unique in that not only do you get all of the benefits of the Midnight Crop, and having 6 hours to catch up on your unfinished projects, or work on a project you have on the go, but you also get the perks and bonuses of being a CLUB member as well.  These may include (but are not limited to)  discounts on classes,  and crops outside of club, sneak peeks, advanced notification of sales and promotions offered as well as other perks and treats. 

You do not have to join club in order to attend this Midnight Crop - in fact, "Guests" are welcome!  Pay a $25 class fee, or place an order of $35 or more, and your Crop is FREE.  Space is limited however, so RSVP is required. 

To facilitate the productivity of my Scrappin’ Girls who don’t want to be interrupted, but would still like to play with new projects and ideas; your projects will be packed into a convenient package that you can either put together during the Crop, or take away to complete later.   

This package will also include a document that you can put away with your crafting supplies that will remind you of the products and tools that you used to make this card when you come back to recreate it later. 

Class Schedule 2nd Friday night of each month:  6PM – 12PM

Dates for this Friday Night Crop Club:

Feb 14  -  Hostess: Janet
March 14 - Hostess: Jennifer
April 11 - Hostess: Could it be YOU?
May 9 - Hostess: Could it be YOU?
June 13  - Hostess: Could it be YOU?
What is Club? * The Fine Print*

Join for 6 months,  purchase $35 each month and during one of those months you will get all of the hostess perks and benefits plus many other specials from Tammy Wilson.

Club will meet on the 2nd Friday of each month from September to February 2014.  The class will be held from 6PM – 12PM  in my Cardinal Craft Room. 

Check my calendar for other "Club" dates,  or contact me to choose a date that works better for you! 

Please indicate if you consider yourself more of a Scrapbooker, or Rubber Stamper when you sign up.  Additional “kits” will be available for those who would like to have the best of both worlds.  Please bring your own adhesive or plan to buy some at the start of class. 

Want the perks of being in a club but can’t afford the time to stay and play?  Sign up for my To-Go Option!  You’ll still get all of the perks and benefits,  and I’ll pack your projects to go so that you can do them at home at your leisure.  If you prefer, we can also assemble your projects for you!  

Need to miss Club night – No problem – Just make sure your order is In before Club night (you can also use the Monthly Hostess code if you prefer) .  Complete your projects at home,  or plan to come out to one of my Open Classes or Crops to work on your “UFO’s” (Unfinished Objects). 

Club members receive a discount on all of my classes, and crops outside of their own Club.  First notification of upcoming promotions and sales,  and additional Club-Only perks throughout the course of their membership.  You will also receive copies of all of our current catalogs and idea books for the duration of your membership FREE!

Maximize your hostess perks and FREE PRODUCT by sharing our convenient monthly hostess code for YOUR Hostess date with your friends and family across Canada. 

Orders can be shipped anywhere in Canada for no additional charge.  Ask me about an Online Class or Online Catalog party for you and your friends and family near and far.

Contact me to book a club or private class for your friends and family! 

Ask me about doing a crop or class for your next team building session, or fundraiser! 

Due to popular request, I also offer straight - TO GO - options for all of my clubs and will be adding some special options for my far-away crafty friends ~ Stay tuned!  Don't forget I can ship anywhere in Canada so your club members could be far and wide in whatever "party" option you choose!  

Thank-you for choosing *me* to be *your* demonstrator! 

Tammy Wilson  613-655-1010