Good morning ladies! I have been working on nailing down dates for the Prima and Websters Pages products that are still not here...
I did get a hold of both companies yesterday and here's the deal...
Prima shipped yesterday! Yeah!!! So I will probably have that today since they are local to me. Now that was just the new flowers and devines:
The bad news is Websters Pages Calendar page isn't even to THEIR warehouse yet! She expects it either this Friday or next Monday and then it has to ship all the way across the states to me in California! I'm so bummed because they told me it was going to ship to me this PAST Tuesday... I guess that's how things go but I feel terrible because I've been holding on to your kits so we could include this in it!
And the bad news doesn't stop there... Websters Pages originally told me the new 12x12 diecut page and alphas would be ready to ship the middle of this month. That's why I decided to do a mid-month mini kit with that new stuff and the above Prima... Well, she told me yesterday that it's about 3-4 WEEKS out still! So that is a month behind schedule!! I'm so frustrated right now I could cry. I've thought about it since yesterday, trying to figure out what I'm going to do...
So, unless anyone else has any suggestions, this is the plan:
The MINUTE I get the Webster's Pages Calendar page, I will put it in the awaiting boxes and ship them out! I am going to cancel my order for the new stuff that will not be here anytime soon. I just don't want to have you waiting and waiting for two more things that really were just going to be some cool extras... If down the road enough people want them, I can place an order but I think I should just pass on them for now.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that the WP Calendar Page will be here by middle of next week (18th-ish...) and at that time I WILL reveal the mid-month project kit so you can decide if you want that in your box before it ships to you.
I'm not sure about the Prima goodies... They will not go with the project kit I'm doing so I may hold off and have those as extra add-ons for the March kits.
And, speaking of the March kits...
Because you are getting your February kits so late in the month, I'm thinking about post-poning the March kits until the middle of the month. This will give you time to play with your February kit without feeling like you JUST got a kit and now have to turn around and buy ANOTHER Kit... (which is basically what it would be)
I'm all about Customer Service though so please let me know what you would like me to do!!! I'm up for any suggestions and will do whatever you ladies would like me to do! I'm also going to include a $5.00 off coupon to all of you who are waiting for you Calendar Page so you can take that off any future kit. I'm so sorry you are having to wait so long! I guess I need to plan on the "unexpected" and realize that the mfg's dates are just an estimate. I think it also has a lot to do with them busy getting the new CHA product produced and into their warehouses... It's really not there fault, I know they'd like it all YESTERDAY as well...
Now onto a little Valentines project and some happyness!
I made this "fridge Valentine" a couple days ago and thought I'd share:
I used product from both the February kits:
Jenni Bowlin love notes paper
Fancy Pants Valentines paper
Double Ruffle Crepe paper trim
"Be Mine in 09" Etsy friend
Red paper heart
Making Memories metal charm
Autumn leaves heart stamp
and a Clear Scraps cirle shape. I'm going to make one for each girl and put in on the fridge so they see it when they come down for breakfast on Valentine's morning!
Here's some close-ups of it:
It was so easy and I think the girls will LOVE them!
I'm still finalizing the March kits and will have some sneaks soon! It will be a "Green theme" and like I said before this isn't your "St. Patrick's Day" kit to be sure! There will be a couple St. Patrick's Day products in the Main kit but it will be waaayyyyy more than that! As Deb Famularo coined it... "The Queen of Green" kit is going to be so much fun! So think along these lines as some hints:
"Green with Envy"
And a certain coffee chain that has a "green" logo...
Well, I'm in dire need of groceries and didn't get to the store yesterday so I'm going to bundle up Isabella and get that taken care of today.
Oh, I have to say one more thing...
Yesterday started off horrible and I basically feel apart when I got to Isabella's class and realized I had forgotten (for the 2nd time!!) the parent/teacher meeting with her teacher was at 7:30am that morning! The teacher, Miss Michelle, was so lovely about it but I couldn't stop crying for about 2 hours because that was just the "straw"... You know what I mean?? It was such a horrible morning; we woke up late, Victoria didn't want to get up, I didn't have much to make lunches with (thus the need to stock the fridge today...see Satudays's post), we all got in the car 2 minutes before Victoria was supposed to be to school and I had 2 miles to go until EMPTY!!! OH MY STARS!!! This was all before I got to school and realized that I had forgotten the meeting!! Then trying to compose myself in the class room (luckily I had sunglasses on), Isabella was crying and holding onto my leg b/c she didn't want to go to school! Not a good day to say the least...
But, I had such blessings too... and that is what I wanted to share. The teacher was a doll about it and I want to say a big "THANK YOU MISS MICHELLE", I'm so sorry and I so appreciate your understanding! I also want to say a big 'THANK YOU" to Christy, my friend, my helper and the girl who makes my house sparkle!! I opened the door to her after I got home and she could tell I had been crying and she just opened up her arms and could tell I needed a hug! Thanks Christy! And thanks to my wonderful hubby and kids who were so understanding and helpful last night!
I also have to say that when I did get home yesterday morning, I opened up my devotional, read it and new it was meant for me at that second... I like to read "Our Daily Bread" and on February 18th, it was about how listening to songs of praise, meditating on the Word and prayer have a way of lifting us out of the depths of our sadness, renewing our hearts and bringing us joy again. That is so true and I do know how truly blessed I am and I praise God that he does restore our souls and helps us see the joy in life!
Have a great day and let me know if you have any suggestions for the kits...
UPDATE: I JUST got a call from Webster's Pages!!! They just got the Calendar Page and she's shipping it out to me right now!! YEAH!!! So, I went ahead and asked her to ship it Express so I should have it in 3 days!! That's GREAT news and I'll make sure I let everyone know the day it arrives and goes out to you!
Oh and I just found this link at Webster's Pages:
They were talking about my February kits on their blog!!