Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Some of you may have noticed the new picture at the top of the left hand side bar that has been sitting there for the last couple of hours with no explanation of what it is doing there. I can now let you into a little secret that we were told at Training earlier in the month. It's something that I'm really excited about and one that I hope that you will like.

As from TODAY you are able to purchase Stampin' Up! products online and have them shipped direct to your door.

Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere and I will still be holding classes, going to shows and parties and doing all the other things that I love to do. This is just a new way to shop and purchase Stampin' Up! products should you so choose.

To shop online simply click on the link in the left hand side bar or go to

Online shopping means you can now order 24/7. This is especially important for those of you who are late night crafters. Or, if you are like me and get up with the lark, an early morning crafter.

The online shop is like any other online shop - you simply click and add things to your "bag", and then when finished check out via the secure web-site. Don't forget that P&P of £4.95 will be added at the end because items will be shipped direct to you. If you live close to me, check with me first and if I am putting an order in, you may want to add your items to my order instead. This means that it will shipped to me and will therefore save you the shipping costs. You will of course then have to pop over and collect it or I can pop it over to you, depending on our schedules.

So, what are the benefits of shopping on-line?
  • You are able to shop any time of the day that you choose or even any day of the year. This is really important if you have birthday or Christmas money burning a hole in your purse!
  • You will be entitled to Stampin' Rewards (these are the same as Hostess Benefits, just known by a different name)  if your total order excluding shipping is £150 or more. That means FREE product. You can use your Stampin' Rewards to choose from exclusive stamp sets or purchase anything else from the online catalogue.
  • You will be able to see straight away whether products are In Stock and whether those on the Retirement List (comes out 31 May and is available to 1 July) are still available.
  • On occasion there may be an online promotion that would not be available as a normal customer order placed direct with me. The reverse also applies and I will keep you up-to-date with all the offers available.
  • By ordering through my blog/web-site you are able to add your order to a friend's workshop order so that THEY can enjoy the additional Hostess Benefits that adding your order may bring. So, if you miss their Stampin' Up! party but still want to order then this is the way to go.
  • Customers based in France, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany are also able to purchase Stampin' Up! products through the online store and have them shipped direct to them.
How do I shop online?
  • As I mentioned above, you can simply click on the button in the left hand side-bar. This will take you directly to my Stampin' Up! web page where you simply click on the Shop Now link (at the moment only the little one at the top right is working - not sure why but I'm trying to find out). You will need to set up an account and then you can start to enjoy your shopping experience. In the future, you can simply click, log on and then start shopping.
  • Once you have finished placing your order, you should receive a confirmation email confirming your order number (don't forget to check your spam box if one does not arrive). 
  • When the order has shipped you will receive a UPS tracking number so that you can track and check when your order will be delivered direct to you.
  • I will also receive a confirmation email from Stampin' Up! that you have placed an order, and will check in with you after it has been received to make sure that all was in order.

I know that some of you will love this new shopping option and that some of you will prefer my fabulous and more personal customer service (at least I hope you think that it's fabulous). Some of you may even take advantage of both because there maybe product online that even I can't get a hold of any other way. Either way, as I said earlier, I am not going anywhere so if you have a question or two please contact me and I will do my best to answer it (them).

I will be compiling a Q&A sheet that I will post as soon as I can. In the meantime, please bear with me. All of this is a bit of a learning curve for me, but I will get up to speed as quickly as I can.

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