Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Country Living Magazine Special Offer

Stampin' Up has partnered with Country Living magazine to design the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit that will be featured in the December 2008 issue of Country Living.

As an added bonus, Country Living is offering Stampin' Up! customers a special magazine subscription rate. Subscribe to a year of Country Living for only $12 and get a FREE mini stamp kit!

For just $1 an issue, you'll receive great craft projects, articles on collecting, makeover features, recipes and entertaining ideas-all delivered to your home each month.

PLUS, Country Living will include the exclusive Stampin' Up! mini stamp kit. Use it to design note cards, menus and anything else that inspires you! Click here to subscribe.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wish List

Do you have relatives or friends that are hard to buy gifts for? I love getting scrapping goodies for Christmas, but it is very hard for my family to know what I need or want. My husband asks me for a wish list every year so he won't have to worry about buying something for me that I already own.

In the past I would visit my favorite online stores and create a wish list on each and every site, then I would print them all out and give them to my husband. A very time consuming process, as you can imagine.

Today I found a website called wishlistr where you can create a master wish list and add items from all over the internet. How great is that?

There are 3 fields to fill out for each item you add to your wish list.... Title, link, and additional info. The additional info field is a great place to add the price, item #, color, size, etc... If the item you want cannot be purchased online, you can also let them know where it can be located in this field.

As you know, Stampin' Up products are now available for purchase through my website. Currently, there is no wish list option in our online ordering system, so this would be a simple way for you to include those "must have" Stampin' Up! items to your wish list. Just add the name of the stamp set in the title field, my website address in the link field, and the item number and price in the additional info field.

I also have a favor to ask of my readers. My friend, Monika, is participating in the 2008 Alzheimers Association Memory Walk® in memory of her grandmother who passed away after suffering a long battle with this illness on August 28, 2008. To make a donation and sponsor her in her walk, please follow this link. Any amount you can give, large or small, will be appreciated.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Online Ordering Launched Today

As of today, online ordering is now available through my Stampin' Up! website!! Located in the top right-hand corner of every page is a "Shop Now" button where you can browse through Stampin' Up!s current products and place your order.

Some things for you to know:

** For a short time, during the roll-out period of this new service, online ordering is only available through Demonstrator websites. So, don't forget to bookmark my website while you are there!

** After the initial roll-out period, there will be three options available for placing online orders.

1. If a customer orders through a demonstrator's website, they will enjoy normal catalog prices as well as minimum shipping prices. They can also earn Stampin' Rewards (Hostess Benefits) on orders over $150.

2. If a customer places an order directly through Stampin Up!s website and chooses a demonstrator in their area, they will pay the same catalog prices. However, they will pay a more expensive minimum shipping fee and will not be eligible for Stampin' Rewards.

3. Finally, if a customer places an order on Stampin' Up!s website and chooses to have no contact with a demonstrator, they will pay a premium price on the catalog merchandise (about 10 percent higher), higher minimum shipping fees, and will not receive Stampin' Rewards.

Normally, as an extra incentive, I offer a 10% discount to all new customers who have never placed an order with me. However, if you place your order online, the new process does not have a way for me to include this discount. Therefore, if you would like to receive the 10% discount on your initial order, I will have to place your order the old way...on a Customer order form. Please contact me for details.

While online ordering is a wonderful option, it cannot replace the hands-on service that I will continue to give to you. I will always be available to answer your questions, teach you new techniques and help you in any way that you need.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Big Shot Now Available

Did you know that Stampin' UP! now offers the Sizzix Big Shot as well as seven exclusive Stampin' UP! dies which coordinate with their product line? Starting today, you have a whole month to get your very own Big shot before it is released in the 2008 Holiday mini catalog.

If you order one of the Special Edition Starter Kits between today and Sept 30th, I will throw in one of the Bigz Dies (#1 thru 9) shown on pg 5 of the Big Shot brochure which can be found here (a $19.95 value).

You will also receive a free Level 1 hostess stamp of your choice and $20 worth of free merchandise.