Rounding out the year!
What a year this has been.....we are so grateful for you! As a small business, we rely on our loyal customers and we were happy so many of you joined us to celebrate 25 years in business. We understand that there are lots of shopping options, even though there are fewer and fewer brick and mortar stores. It is because you choose to support us that we are here! We loved seeing so many of you on our Anniversary and on Small Business Saturday. Special thanks to those who entered our Anniversary Card Contest. We received so many adorable cards that will be sent by our Eastern Madera County SPCA to thank their donors. Terri Leeman was the winner of the random drawing for a $25 Cat's Meow Gift Certificate! Check out the cards...
We received an interesting email from Ranger yesterday. It is a letter they have sent to their retail customers. I thought I would share it with you so you might better understand why we often have a hard time getting products that we have ordered for stock or especially for you. Click here to read their letter: Ranger Letter
I don't believe Ranger is the only company experiencing these issues. We are finding the same problems pretty much across the board. We often order directly from companies and from our distributors to see who wins the shipping race! We want you to know that we really do our best to get things for you in a timely manner.
Every day we hear more conflicting news about Covid-19. The statistics are confusing and the news is mostly disheartening. I want you to know that whether the State of California is shut down or not......we will be here for you and your crafting needs.
We have been ordering more images and dies that can be used for the slimline cards. Robin's class using Impression Obsession stamps was a hit and we sold out of all of the stamps....more are on order. We also carry A9 envelopes bulk so you can buy one or 500! There are more and more images that are perfect for the longer, slimmer cards. We are looking for the best ones for you to choose from.
As you can imagine, the trade show we usually attend in January will not be an in-person show. In fact, it will not be in January! AFCI (the group that hosts Creativation) has joined with NAMTA (International Art Materials Trade Association) to host a large virtual trade show in March. We have already signed up to attend that show. Getting a head start on that show will be Celebration of Craft in January. This is a small show put on by Spellbinders, Altenew, and Waffle Flower. We have also signed up for this show. This will give us the opportunity to bring you news of new products over several months. Don't worry......even with possible restrictions still in effect, we will do everything we can to keep you informed about new trends and products.
Thanks again for your continued support...remember, we are here for you!
A shipment from Lavinia arrived and is flying off the shelves! We ordered their new papers...an 8X8" pad and some small packages of card-sized patterns. The colors are gorgeous and will definitely need to be reordered.
Have you seen the cute Christmas Board from LDRS? They have great stamps and dies. We really liked this board for its' un-traditional colors.
We received Rustic Wilderness Distress and Distress Oxide pads and pins....we expect the reinkers Friday. We have not received any of the other products in this color. This is the third color in the new release....we do have assorted stock in Speckled Egg and Crackling Campfire. We have ordered everything in the next color....just have no idea what it is but I am sure you will NEED it!
If you have seen any of Jennifer McGuire's videos where she uses Highlighter tape.....we now have it in stock It is a very low-tack tape.
Our distributor now has 61 colors of Copic refills. They retail for $5.99. If you have colors you need, send me a list and I will check to see what I can get for you. These are easy to use and are a consumer size.
Although shipping from Tonic/Nuvo has been worse than slow, we did get the Shimmer Powders that Melissa used on the beautiful poinsettia card samples.....and we should have new colors here soon :)
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