There’s a couple of bits of news from Stampin’ Up! that I wanted to share with y’all today (hence the “Extra” edition!). But, before I do that….yesterday, I got home (yes, at some point the hotel becomes “home”!) at the end of an 11 hour day that was at the end of a week of 11 hour days, with an 11 hour day looming before me on Saturday. And, I was tired (who are we foolin’ – I’m STILL tired!). Tired to the bone. Not so much sleepy as simply weary to the depths of my soul (never say I can’t be a Drama Queen!). And, the hard work of this trip is just getting started. Yes, folks – I was teetering on the hairy edge of a serious pity party! And then….I saw this on the table:
This note – while it couldn’t make me less tired – DID pull me back from my PP (that’s Pity Party) and make me smile. Maybe you remember that a few weeks back I showed you some pics of the little “thank you” tags that I’ve been making to go with my daily Housekeeping tip.
Not hard to make. Don’t take a lot of time. But, it’s pretty obvious from the note (and, this is the nicest one I’ve had, but far FAR from the first/only one – I get a lot of them) that it means something to them. And, isn’t that really the point of taking the time and making the effort to create something with our hands and our hearts? To make someone smile? Make them feel important? Such a little thing that is really….huge! It made me stop and think. I love making cards. It’s fun. I like buying fun tools/toys to make cards WITH. But – even more – I like thinking that I’m doing something that makes people happy. Maybe even in the midst of a soul-wearying week.
Now, onto something much less deep – and really awesome!
Stampin’ Up! is doing a FREE SHIPPING week, starting on the 6th. Here’s the deets:
- Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders)
- All order types qualify
- Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping.
- Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.
- Orders must be submitted by Friday, April 10, 2015; 11:50 pm (MT).
What does this mean for you? It means that it’s easy peasy to get free shipping on all those things on your wish list – shipping can add up FAST, I know! All you have to do is go online, and shop to your heart’s content (just do it between the 6th and the 10th!). And it will come to you absolutely FREE! I don’t know about y’all, but FREE is my favorite price of all!
So – click here to go to my Online store and get shopping!
And – here’s a little more incentive. If you love the 2013-2015 In Color colors…..now’s the time to stock up! It’s almost time for them to retire and go away forever. Sad – but….there it is! And, combine the going-away-ness of these fave colors with free shipping….. well, you can see the obvious choice! You know that once they come out on the retired-product-list on 21 Apr, these are going to sell-out FAST! Just to remind you what is out there now, but won’t be for too much longer…..
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When you get ready to order, don’t forget to use the April Hostess Code. And the weekly deal is still….dealing? And will update on Tuesday…. remember, there’s not a limit to how many times you can order during the Free Shipping week. If something in this week’s Weekly Deals strikes your fancy – get it Monday with free shipping. And you can STILL order with free shipping if the next Weekly Deal has something you just have to have! But wait….the backorder report still shows that the cool Butterflies Thinlits Die set will be back in the warehouse on the 8th (happily right in the middle of the free shipping week.) Just throwing that out there.
I hope you all have a blessed Easter, shared with family and friends! Don’t forget that the reason for the season isn’t REALLY about chocolate eggs…. 🙂
TTFN and LLAP
APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!
WEEKLY DEALS 31 Mar – 6 Apr 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 6 April.
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Backorder Report – as of 2 Apr 15
Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.
133658: Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set–April 6
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–April 6
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–April 6
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–April 6
131201: Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–April 6
105126: Elegant Eggplant 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–April 6
131199: Crushed Curry 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–April 6
102935: Brushed Gold 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–April 6
133773: Sponge Daubers–April 6
131172: Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad–April 7
131181: Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad–April 7
131159: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–April 7
131170: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–April 13
131197: Bermuda Bay 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD
131190: Brights Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD
131169: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–TBD
129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die–TBD
130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack–TBD
124276: Early Espresso 12″ x 12″ Cardstock–TBD
Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die (currently due in warehouse April 8)
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
120907: Decorative Label Punch
119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
Bless you, indeed, my very dearest! We don’t always get to know what impact we make. In this case, you have been blessed to know.
It really did make me feel awfully good! 🙂
Dear Mary, You have me thinking about how many times people serve me during the week… The shuttle bus driver, the waitress, the cashier at the grocery store, and the coach at the gym. What a nice idea to make some fun little tags or mini cards, carry them with me in an envelope in my purse, and hand them out to special people that brighten my day. Anyone else want to join us?
What a great idea, Patricia! I really think folks would appreciate that a lot! And, these little tags really lend themselves to making lots at one time, cause they’re small and quick to make! Go forth and spread smiles! 🙂