I am so sick .........
...that I can not take advantage of this offer, 100 sheets for $12/£8, even when I fill my basket with all the yummy papers, embellishments and flowers, the postage to UK is more than my spend, when it lands here we have also to pay tax and handling.................no longer a bargain :(
But if you are in USA and would like what must be the best bargains around from all the top brands, try shopping here and even better
Free Shipping on orders over $75 to lower 48 US states! You girls have it sooooooooo good.
I know that times are hard, business are closing all over the world, craft is a hobby and classed as a luxury spend and these are the buys that go first when things are tight. And I am sure like almost every crafter you have enough of everything to see you craft for some time, but we cant create without inspiration can we? And most inspirations comes in the form of yummy new supplies.
After yesterdays post I was driving to the HOS and on the radio they were playing Angel Eyes and that is my new favourite name for our new range.................today. Because as it was pointed out, there are boys, nice boys too, so Sassy Girls does not work. These new stamps are not seasonal, they will sit perfect under you Christmas tree and give you something new and exciting to colour in the new year, they have a long shelf life and appeal to a wider customer type. Which lead me to think that having been in this trade for 10 years now I see a lot of different types of crafter.
A+ Those who have a blog and follow fashion, making complex creations which take a lot of time, this is still their hobby but they put in more hours that a full time job but without the pay. They make cards for satisfaction and pleasure, with no use for the card at the end of the day and sell their makes when they can.Wonderfully talented and worthy of so much more than comments on their blog but paid for positions in this industry are few and far between because there are so many crafters willing to do things for free that business need not pay designers, this trade is unlike any other that I have been involved with. Customers and companies have a very close connection, some business share a lot of personal info with the customer and there is sense of knowing each other especially via blog post.
B. Those for whom this is a hobby they do in their spare time, they make cards for someone in mind. This is the majority of crafters and having studied all the top fashion stamps I find myself confident that the new range will fill a gap, what stamp to you use for a teenager, a student or your work college, what about those yummy mummies of your girlfriends. Do you stamp a cute and furry or an adorable small child on the card you are making for them?
C. Then there are ladies who buy buy buy, it may sit in a box under the bed or a supper dooper craft space but it's more to be admired than played with!
Which one are you? Of course you will not all fit into one of those three craft types but I am sure you too know where I am coming from here. We are all guilty of thinking about things more than doing them, but hey that's life, I have been "thinking" about joining the gym and loosing weight for over a year now!LOL
Now if I just switch off this computer I might find the time to do something today.
Keep busy and take care.
Posted by sugarnellie at Thursday, August 19, 2010