Friday, March 24, 2017

Do. Not. Wait!

Happy Friday!

It just occurred to me that the BIG Sale-a-brations promotion end in ONE WEEK!

That means one of the busiest ... and most stressful ... weeks of the year for me!  Every year I tell people "don't wait until the last minute to order your Starter Kit".  Every year people wait.  Every year there is a problem with the computer system on the 31st around 7:00 pm as every person who was told "don't wait until the last minute" try to order their kit ... at the last minute.  Every year it stresses me out!

Every year I get an email a day or two after the promotion ends with people asking if they can get a free "X" with a $60 order.  No.  No you can't.

So do a Sister a favour.

Don't stress me out.

Order your kit today.  Order your kit tomorrow.  Order it Sunday, if you must.  Please .. please don't wait until 7:00 pm on the 31st of March.  I beg you!  Click here then on "Join the Fun", then on "Join Now".  You get to pick ANY two stamp set for free, pick ANY products that add up to $165 or less, PAY only $135 FLAT (no s/h/gst), get free business supplies AND a free past Paper Pumpkin Kit.  You then have a Stampin' Up! "membership" and will save a minimum of 20% on any future purchases you make!  Best of all you have ME as your "customer service rep".  I will teach you how to stay active without stereotypical selling.  I will invite you to exclusive Saturday stamping get togethers, encourage you, support you and give you things *lol*.  Seriously - you have NOTHING to lose - you can just grab the kit and run.  No obligations.  No minimums.  No penalties. Just discounted craft supplies, if that's all you want.  Do it!  ... but do it before Monday to keep my blood pressure down!

Want a free SAB item with a $60 order?  Send me an email NOW letting me know what you want.  Better yet, go to my online store here and order it yourself.  Use hostess code ZEWAWX74 at the checkout (If you order is under $200) and I will send you a thank you gift in the mail!

Any questions?

Some people are already too late to get what they wanted.  The glimmer paper and the card tins are already sold out :(  They waited too long.  They didn't listen to Mother!  Don't be that person!

Order your product TODAY!  Next Saturday will be too late ....

Rant over.

Have a stampy day!


Tam

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Treats

Happy Thursday!

Ok.  Ok!  I'll post something!  I have successfully avoided doing ANYTHING productive today (aside from addressing my April birthday cards and walking the dog) so I'll post something!

Need some quick and easy Easter treats for teachers, customers or kids?  Doesn't get any quicker than using our clear treat boxes …

Aren't they cute?? As always, I look for quick treats to pop in my customers' bags each month.  I struggled this month.  I tried the "Sour Cream" containers …
Cute (or creepy??) but more time consuming than I wanted …

Used the test tubes last month ...
Thought I *might* make those little bird nest treats (made out of the Chinese noodles covered in chocolate) with mini eggs inside … then I stumbled across my clear tiny boxes and the decision was made!

I grabbed some white shredded basket filling I had from last year, filled the box 3/4 full, added 15 mini eggs, tied with 17" of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon and was almost done!
Just needed a tag.  Ugh.  Tags.  I struggle with tags … and/or how to ATTACH said tags more than I care to admit. Oh sure, we have cute tag framelits … there is even a great one in the Occasions catalogue … alas I didn't buy the framelits! … and I ALWAYS seem to struggle with an Easer sentiment that would fit in a tag!  Took me some thinking and fiddling but I eventually struck upon a super quick and easy tag that attaches itself!  (can I say it is quick and easy if it took me an hour to come UP with the idea?? *lol*)

I finally cracked open my Paisleys and Posies bundle … ($26 for the set, $29 for the framelits - no, you can't bundle for a discount … that is only when the bundles are first released.  These were released in the Holiday catalogue and carried over.  Don't ya wish you bought the bundle last year???)


Right … punched out the big paisley in Whisper White and THEN stamped the dotted outline in Sweet Sugarplum.  I used a retired sentiment from "All Holidays", one of my very first stamp sets ever owned.  It's the only one I could find to fit!

I added a white accent (not shown here) and a rhinestone and then just tucked the little hook under the ribbon for a self-attaching tag.  LOVE!  Took me about an hour to crack off 20.  Mission accomplished … and still 1/4 of a bag of chocolate eggs left over.  Mmmmmm Eggies ……

That's it for now … off I go to move things from one room to another to make me feel like I'm being productive.

Have a stampy day!


Tam