I wanted to take a few minutes and update everyone before the REVEAL tomorrow at 8AM PST!! Some of you may already be reading this the day of but I'm still working away the night before...
Last I chatted on here, I was on the phone with PayPal. I couldn't believe it but I actually was able to talk to a live person! Unfortunately, they couldn't help me with what I was hoping I could do for the April Kits. I wanted to give a graduated discount for the more kits you buy... So, since I can't do that I've tried to work around the PayPal system a little by doing a drop-down menu for each of the 6 Kits. I've explained it in some detail on the Kit Page but I will give you a heads up on here as well...
If you buy ONLY 1 Kit this month (and I'm just talking about the 6 Main Kits), the price will be the normal $32.00 for a Kit.
If you buy MORE THAN 1 Kit this month (and I'm just talking about the 6 Main kits ;)-, the price will be $25.00 PER EACH KIT, including the first kit. Make sense?
I've spent most of my day updating www.akissonthechic.com to show the April kits, the April DT Gallery, the New Design Team Ladies and my Class Schedule. I haven't finished everything and still need to do the FAQ page, my own Gallery and finish the Class Schedule... But please go check out the website and you can see some GREAT work from the DT and some new things as well! I will be adding things to the April Gallery as they come in so keep checking back there for some inspiration!
This blog will still be the ONLY place to purchase the kits this month! I'm working on getting a shopping cart on the website and will try to make that happen before the May kits because I know it's hard to navigate on the blog...
Some of you may know that there is a Computer Virus going around that hits big time on April 1st! My husband is VERY AWARE of this since his business IS an internet based company and they are very concerned. My website and email is connected to his servers and I can't control what may happen tomorrow if they need to fix anything or take anything down. I hope and pray that nothing happens and we're "good to go" but IF for some reason, I'm not responding or you're having a hard time getting onto my website... that's why. Please pray for my husband b/c he is very stressed right now about the potential damage something like this could do to his company.
O.k. onto some FUN stuff...
Congrats to Lisa Martinez for figuring out where the pictures were from!! Email me your address and I'll send you a RAK!!
Most of you thought it was Holland... Well, it was but not the Holland you're thinking of... It's Holland, Michigan! And I'm very excited to be taking all three girls there this summer to spend some time with our new baby in the family!! Also, Victoria is going for the SERVE project my brother does with his church each summer... I was excited to day about it though because I finally went and bought all the tickets and got a GREAT deal on the airline tickets! Now if I could just get a GREAT deal on a cottage rental... I don't think the people who own the cottages on Lake Michigan are feeling the economic crunch b/c they are not budging on the prices at all! I'm trying to work a deal here but I might be staying at the local Motel if I can't get some sort of price discount... ;)- Ty and Dawn have been gracious letting me stay at there house in the past, but with a brand new baby, and my three girls, it's not even remotely possible this year... I think Isabella would torture the baby if she was in close proximatey to it for too long! lol... She's soooo excited to hold Baby Hogue and today was just telling me she can't WAIT to go on the lake in a boat! So uhem...Did you hear that Ty?? She still can't stop talking about the boat ride with daddy on Lake Couer d'Alene in Idaho when she was only 2!!
I know I'm forgetting something tonight but my brain is slowing down and I wanted to share a little inspiration from my Design Team!
I thought this was one of the prettiest altered projects I've seen in a LONG time and it comes straight from our own Melanie S. Now the only thing she used from my kits is the Prima Cherryblossom Vines but I'm claiming it for my blog anyways!!
Doesn't that need to be in a wedding or something?? It's just GORGEOUS!! LOVE it Melanie!!
And here are some layouts to get your juices flowing from the DT ladies this month:
Here's an ADORABLE layout from the Childhood Girl kit by Norma Kennedy! Can you see the twine she laced through the middle! Oh My Stars what a BRILLIANT idea! Here's a couple close-ups:
And that little cutie pie is also an Isabella!!
Here's an example of the Teen Girl kit and how versatile it is! Debra Famularo made some layouts with it and one if of her childhood dog! Too cute:
How funny is that and can you totally see that 80's pillow in the background? hehehe... Sorry Deb, but that's dating you for sure!! lol... (Don't worry though, I'm planning on dating myself with some great 70's photos of my childhood! ;)-
And here's a little journal Deb made with some of the 7 Gypsies stickers in the Teen kit:
Now our new DT ladies, Emeline and Danielle are JUST getting their kits so I'm excited to share there work with you VERY SOON! I will make sure to update the website's gallery and here on the blog the minute I do!
Here's just a little sample of Danielle's work with the Baby Boy Kit:
O.k. that's all the SNEAKS for now... You can check out more work over on the website gallery and I'll be posting some more tomorrow throughout the day!
For those of you who are Int'l customers... I still didn't get to the FAQ page yet, I will try to do that tomorrow to include some shipping information. For now, just purchase the kits you want and I will send you an email after I know the exact shipping charges and then I'll invoice you for that seperately. I don't want you to wait on the kits though and miss out on the ones you want! I can also combine shipping if you have a friend that wants to buy kits as well b/c the USPS Priority boxes will hold up to 5 or 6 kits!
Oh, I wanted to mention that I just recieved two boxes from Chatterbox and they were the Easy Brad Maker & the Easy Brad Maker REFILLS! They are at the VERY bottom of the April kit page but if you didn't get the actual Kit, there are two more for sale and if you DID get a kit, then make sure you get the refill pack!! I think we may be the first to have them since they just got them the other day and I'm local to them... I know they will sell out fast so grab one, because these brads are addictive!
Well, I'm off to get some sleep before the BIG REVEAL in the morning! If you come here at 8AM and it's not up yet, don't kill me... I was hoping that my hubby would take the girls to school in the morning so I could push "the button" exactly at 8AM but with this virus thing stressing him out, I have a feeling he's going to be long gone by the time the girls need to go to school. If so, then I will either be going LIVE about 10 minutes EARLIER or about 30 MINUTES later!!! Sorry ladies... Unfortunately, Typepad only lets you time a Post to an exact time, not the pages....
Let's have some FUN tomorrow ladies!! Check back throughout the day too... Even after you bought your kits... You never know how CRAZY I'm going to get with some GIVEAWAYS!!!
Hugs to all,