Sunday, December 23, 2007
- Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico
- May 15-19
- rates from just $429 per person
Stay tuned for more info. We're finalizing our class schedule & complete itinerary and will post it soon! For all the current info, go to our site, http://www.acidfree.com/ and click on Retail Shopping, then the Cruise link.
We hope you can join us in May!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
As our gift to you, we're giving away this Christmas Connector kit with every order, now thru Friday (12/14)! Just put "Merry Christmas to ME" in the Special Instructions section at checkout...no coupons necessary. (stamp not included)
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
We'd thought we'd share the results of the questions with you:
As for the order to roll out new items this year, 35% of you voted for stamps first...and clothing items tied with 35%...20% said rub-ons and 10% said inks first.
As for the blog, you want more of all of it...more ideas & projects (with list of supplies, etc....and we've listened to this already!)...more tips & techniques (soon to follow)..more sketches ( of course...we love these!)...and for "other", many of you asked for more contests, including contests with your projects...so stay tuned!
For monthly kit pricing, we got answers from $5 - $75....so all of our kits fall right in the middle. We have monthly kits from $15 - $32...all including shipping. We hope you'll all take the time to check them out. And, that's not to say we won't be adding even more kit options! (for those of you who preferred a box of matching supplies!)
On the questions of class prices, we had responses of $10 - $675 (full weekend event). With all the comments, too, it's clear that the most important part is actually getting what you pay for....and that leads to the answers to questions about techniques or finished projects. The answers were evenly split on these, with comments saying that these are closely tied...that if you love a finished project, you usually love the techniques that you used...and would use them again.
Acrylic stamps are preferred 4 to 1...whew, glad we started our stamp line with those! (wow, has it really been 2 years?!?)
You preferred Quickuts, but only slightly over Sizzix, 48% to 41%, with 11% saying none or other systems like Cricut. So many of us started with Sizzix, and with coupons at the chain stores, it's so easy to add to. But, just in case you want to try Quickutz...and for those that already do...keep it mind that you can email Quickutz orders to us...and save 25% off retail everyday!
For online ordering, shipping costs is the most critical element to over 70% of you. You all wanted coupons, too...and items to be available...and good customer service. We definitely provide coupons to those on our newsletter group...have over 95% of our items ready to ship...and strive for the best customer service. And, as far as shipping is concerned, we've offered FREE SHIPPING on orders of just $35 or more for over a year! (and that $35 is on regular pricing...coupons bring that total down!)
When ordering online, over 90% of you want items in that come open stock and have a complete kit option. We offer this on alot of our products, but we'll work on more combo options.
You were all very honest by telling us that you advertising in the magazines is important, as well as celebrity endorsements...but most of you (62%) buy items that you've been taught to use. That's where good companies come in...if you learn to use our products, you'll use them up & need to buy more! Advertising is sooooo expensive...we'd rather spend money on new products...and more classes (in our store AND online) to share more techniques & time-saving tips. We're glad most of you prefer this route!
In making your purchasing decisions, ease of use & versatility were the most important, followed closely by price. Only a couple answered for the 'newest' product available. We work hard to make sure we provide products that make your scrappin' time more enjoyable...easy products to work with, that can be used several ways...all at a fair price...and of course, we try to come out with new things. We will continue to keep all of these aspects as priorities in our business.
Finally, we LOVED the extra comments & suggestions! (especially the praise & good wishes for me & my son, Keller!!) Yes, we will work on more contests...we will continue offering great coupons...we will consider a "bonus bucks" or similar program...we will work on more pictures on our site...etc, etc, etc. I have saved all the responses to our survey, and will refer to them often...not just the tallied results....our customers are individuals, not just one of a percentage. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for your answers...and for your continued support in this industry.
Oh, I almost forgot...you want to know who won the 25 shopping sprees?!? Ok, but first, if your name is on this list, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your coupon code to shop all thru December at 50% off regular prices! If you're not listed, check your email (or sign up for our newsletter if you don't get it already...sign up on the front page of our site) for a great coupon for you, too. So, drum roll, please....the winners are:
Mary Ann Jenkins
Congratulations to each of you! Remember, email us for your code to shop at 50% off all month!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Stamp slide mount (small round) with snowflakes background stamp (Winter set); put Slide Spot of choice inside mount (Time & Dates used for '2007'); tie ribbon around top side of slide mount before adhering closed.
Use 2 of the 6 small circles in the Distressed Christmas Stacker pack to overlap towards the center of card; adhere in place then cut off outside edges.
Add title...JOY letters shown cut from Vixen alphabet by Quickutz. You could also stamp letters.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Tell us what you think...
1. Rank these products in the order you’d like to see us roll them out:
a. more stamps
d. more clothing items – t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.
2. Rank these in order of importance to you on our blog:
a. ideas & project samples
b. tips & techniques
3. Do you subscribe to any monthly kits? If so, which ones?
4. What is the most you’d pay for a monthly kit?
5. Rank these in order of importance to you in a monthly kit:
a. techniques learned
b. finished project
c. prefer a box of matching supplies
6. What is the most you’ve paid for a class at a scrapbook convention?
7. What is the most you’ve paid for a class at a LSS?
8. Rank these in order of importance to you in a class:
a. techniques learned
b. finished project
9. Which do you prefer: acrylic stamps or wood-mounted stamps?
10. Which do you prefer: Sizzix or Quickutz?
11. Rank these in order of importance to you when ordering online:
a. shipping cost
b. coupon or special offer
12. Which do you prefer when ordering items:
a. in complete kits
b. open stock, ordering piece by piece
c. want both options
13. What is the most important factor influencing your likes & dislikes in scrapbooking & cardmaking:
a. products advertised in major magazines
b. products featured by a ‘celebrity’ in the industry
c. products you’ve been taught to use (in a class, at a LSS, at an expo, etc)
14. What is the most important factor in making a purchase, either online or at a LSS or at a show:
b. ‘newest’ item available
c. ease of use
d. versatility of product
15. What are the top 3 sites you order online from?
16. Where do you purchase more:
c. convention or expo
d. chain stores (Michael’s, Target, WalMart, etc)
17. Any other comments, ideas, suggestions, criticisms???
Thank you for taking the time to complete our questionnaire! We value your opinion and want to involve our customers in the direction of our company. Good luck in our drawing of 25 lucky winners! We'll announce them here on Saturday night, December 8th...so get your answers to us by midnight Friday to qualify for the drawing.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
You will need:
1 sheet of Reminisce paper
1/3 sheet of Reminisce stripe
Scalloped and round stacker
Curly Uppercase Alphabet Stamps
Replace the photos in the round slide mounts with journaling or patterned paper. Try using these themes of photos with this too...Zoo, Toddlers, Bad Hair Days, Cats or Dogs, Playground, Bikes or Motorcycles....the possibilities are endless!!! Don't forget to join the Sketch Club where you will receive all four monthly sketches and the products to make them! Check it out at www.acidfree.com
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
And, even if you haven't emailed us lately, pray for a technical miracle for us!
Thanks so much,
Keller's Creations, owner
Monday, November 5, 2007
(Please email us at email@example.com with your mailing address & phone number.)
Thanks to each of you who sent us your answers to our multiple choice questions. For the record, the answer was "D", "all of the above" to both questions!!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
What you need:
12X12 tan cardstock
4 inch strip of striped paper
Connector (Red from Christmas Distressed Liners pack)
Fall Stackers pack
Slate, yellow and tan slide mounts
Fall Slide Spot
Playtime Alphabet Stamps
Swirls Background Stamp
Silly Circles Background Stamp
Flowers Background Stamp
Reverse Donuts Background Stamp
Ric-Rac, ribbon, buttons
Change this layout to highlight any holiday you want by simply changing out the papers, Stackers, slide mount colors and Slide Spots.
And, if you're wondering where our updates have been...well, it's been a busy few weeks! We went to CKC in Kansas City & had a blast meeting so many of you. And, for those of you who signed up for our email list & gift certificate giveways, here are our lucky winners:
Bon Marie Gardner
Congratulations to each of you on your $25 gift certificates!! Just email us for details on redeeming your prize.
Just 3 days after returning from Kansas City, we departed from Port Canaveral, FL for our Scrapbooking Cruise! The Bahamas were warm & sunny, and the time on board was so fun!
(stay tuned, as we'll be posting pix of these trips)
As always, our travels are adventurous....so we came up with another contest! If you're not one of those lucky winners listed above, how about a chance to win on of our Recipe Book Class Kits?? (Have you seen how adorable these are?! Just think of those on your holiday gift-giving lists that would love one!) Ok, to enter the drawing for 1 of 3 of these great kits, email us your answers to the following 2 questions:
On our trip to Kansas City, which of the following happened to us:
a. We got a speeding ticket.
b. We had to be towed.
c. We found the giant Superman statue & took silly pix.
d. all of the above
On our cruise, which of the following happened to us:
a. We played slip & slide on the pool deck...although not a planned activity.
b. We discovered we like Appletinis.
c. We discovered we don't like Roulette.
d. all of the above.
Ok, email us your answers to BOTH questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, Nov 3rd at midnight EST, to be entered to win 1 of 3 class kits! Winners will be posted on our blog on Monday, Nov 5th.
Lastly, be sure to check out our Weekly Specials link on our site. This week, we have all of our Acrylic Background Stamps and Word Sets on sale BUY 1, GET 1 FREE!! (as well as many other specials)
Until next time,
Monday, October 15, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
If you're one of these lucky customers, email us for your coupon code for $25 in FREE products from our site. We need to hear from you by October 15th.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Thanks for taking the time to join us here...and please come back often. We'll be adding featured products, projects to copy, sketches of the week, and so much more.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
We even did some shopping of our own and you will be very excited to see the new paper lines we picked up for our Stackers and Connector Covers! Be sure to check our website at www.acidfree.com regularly to see the new lines!