Friday, November 19, 2010
Well....we have been continuing our fight in email-land. Once again, I type with the hopes that we have a system that will now allow us to keep in touch with you, our valued customers. We now have an external hard drive to back up emails from our server each and every day....or at least until I can afford one like Google and Yahoo have!!
So, for today, Fabulous Friday is a little different. We won't be have a NEW giveaway, just for today. Fabulous Friday will be fabulous to all the people who have emailed in the last several days b/c I will be taking care of you today...and thru the coming days, if need be.
Today will also be fabulous for the 4 winners from our last contest! Congratulations to:
Cheryl Ford - 1 pk of DOTS Cards
Melissa Galban - 1 pk of STRIPES Cards
kimt816 - 1 pk of PLAID Cards
And, 1 each of all 3 packs goes to "Wombat Central" post on our blog!
Email me at email@example.com with you contact info, and we will get your cards right out to you!
And, for everyone else, today is fabulous because of the incredible clearance sale we just started on Facebook today!!!!!!!! Haven't been to our Facebook page yet?? Now, is the time. Just click the Facebook icon from this blog...or our home page...and click on the SHOP NOW tab.
All items are at least 50% off, some things are just 25 cents! And, we have our Christmas Cards there, too...and thru Sunday, however many your order --- we will send you DOUBLE that!
Also, there is just a $5 flat shipping charge this weekend for items on Facebook. Order 1 thing or 100...$5 flat shipping! We have the available quantities of each item listed, so we won't oversell anything. Order now for best selection!
Then, check back with us here next week for another fabulous giveaway!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
As of yesterday, over 1200 emails in my firstname.lastname@example.org account are gone. Unrecoverable. Gone. If you have emailed me lately, please do so again. I will get back to you just as quickly as I can.
The email@example.com seems to be working with no glitches. If you're having problems with any of our other email addresses, please let us know!
Again, we apologize for these issues, but please know we are working on it daily to make sure things are fixed...permanently!
Friday, October 22, 2010
But, first....here's what we wanna know...and by answering these few questions, you'll be entered to win 1 of 4 (YES, FOUR!!!) great prizes this week...just read to the end to find out what you might win!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We've been missing emails. We've been sending emails that don't go anywhere. We've had delays in emails, sometimes hours or even days. We've made server changes & upgrades, all of which made it better...but then it would start again. Finally yesterday, the technical reason I was given for our problems was SPAM! And, tons of it. More than filters can handle. Hijacking email accounts thru spam has happened to Facebook, AOL, and lots of other big companies. Guess I should feel better that it's not just us...but I don't.
So, after over 8 years of having kellerscreations@acidfree as our main email address, we've been forced to shut down that email address.
Our new main email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please update your address book.
You can also email me personally with email@example.com.
If you've emailed us in the last several months and NOT heard back from us, I'm so sorry. Please know we've been trying everything we can to fix things. Also, please email us again now if we need to follow up on anything with you.
Our contact info is now updated on the CONTACT US page on our site, too.
Please know we are still here & now able to answer each & every email in a timely manner, as we had done for years until recently.
Personally, I hate computers and other technical gadgets...but I know that we need them...have all become so dependent on them...and they do make life easier & businesses run smoother...but only WHEN THEY WORK. They can cripple you when they don't. I've lost more sleep than I can ever make up. I've had a few more glasses of wine in the last few months, in efforts to unwind after so many long hours. I want my life & my business back, both of which I used to be able to enjoy day and night! I want to get back to making customers happy, not frustrated. I want to get back to designing all the new products that are swirling in my head. Today should be the first day back in that direction.
Because of this technical crisis, we missed last Friday's usual post here on our blog. We will make that up to you this Friday, so check back.
Please help us spread the word of our new contact information. And, thank you for your patience & continued support!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
First of all, our winner of the calendar kit from last week is Babs (blog post). Babs, email us with your info so we can get your prize out to you. Thank you all for your sweet comments to the McLendon family and Keller!
I ran across a quote this week that I LOVE:
I just love this. Sometimes we get bogged down in the day to day or the worries of life. This helped me put a little perspective on things that I am going through, as well as others around me.
Now for today's giveaway-we're giving away one of our brand new wall hangings to help you get a head start on the holidays.
To be entered in the drawing to win, just leave a comment telling us what "little miracle" you are thankful for!
Have a great weekend!
Friday, October 1, 2010
Now, for this week's giveaway...was working on another post, but decided to shoot from the heart, so to speak. It's been a rough two weeks. I can't go into any details at all, but my heart aches for my son. Keller is being faced with something that most adults would not know how to deal with. If you're a mom, you know how hard it is to watch your child learn tough lessons in life. It's so hard to make them see now that these trials, no matter how painful & seemingly insurmountable, will strengthen their spirit...fortify their character...prepare them for even more trials down the road. It's hard to make them see that choosing to do the right thing when no one is watching is the real test. It's also hard to NOT be able to shout from the rooftops how proud you are of your child, when you're not supposed to know all they are facing & how they are choosing to handle it.
So, here, let me shout it: KELLER, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. YOU WILL MAKE IT THRU THIS. YOU WILL NOT ONLY SURVIVE, BUT BE A BETTER MAN FOR IT. STAY STRONG. STAY FOCUSED. I LOVE YOU.
Also, going on in Thomasville today is the Memorial Service for our fallen hero, Blake McLendon, who was killed in Afghanistan last week while serving in the US Navy. Our city has declared today "A day of mourning in Thomasville". To Blake's family, please know how grateful we are for your son's life, his service to our nation, and his sacrifice. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ok, now for some fun...so for today's giveaway...since I am anxiously anticipating a new year already, I want to give one lucky winner our new Calendar Kit for 2011. You can see it in the shopping section on our website under the Calendars link...and it's pictured on our facebook page, too.
To be entered in the drawing, just leave us a comment today...either advice from one mom to another, as we all need to draw off each other's wisdom & strength...or better yet, a simple shout out to Blake, his family, and/or all those serving in our military. Post here or on our Facebook page.
Friday, September 24, 2010
So read this...then read below to see what we're giving away this week & how easy it is to try to win.
Truths for Mature Humans:
1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
17. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!
24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. (Ladies.....Quit Laughing.)
Funny, huh? To enter this week's Fabulous Friday Giveaway, just tell us you favorite one from the list above & why. I don't know if I could narrow it down to just one. The snooze button one is me, for sure. Number 10 and number 18...probably a dead tie for the best on the list in my world. But, love them all!
How about you? Just leave a comment here or or FaceBook. You'll be entered to win.
Oh, here's what is up for grabs this week:
I'm sharing one of my favorite finds...out of my personal stash! It's a Red Photo Cable Holder. I got mine at www.photojojo.com, but I've also seen them at Urban Outfitters.
Leave us a comment & you might win one right here!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
But, then I thought...why not give our most devoted followers a little headstart?! So, just for those of you who follow our blog or 'like' us on FaceBook, you can start saving NOW! For the rest of our customers, they will be able to save Friday thru Sunday...but if you read this before Friday here or on FB, you can take advantage of this special offer right away.
What's the offer, you ask?
You've heard of 'double or nothing' when placing a wager or bet, right? Well, how 'bout 'double FOR nothing'??! JUST ORDER ANYTHING WITH OUR NEW PERFECT PAPER COLLECTIONS & WE WILL DOUBLE YOUR QUANTITY FOR FREE! Yep, DOUBLE! Order 1, get 2...order 100, get 200. No limits!
What all does that include, anything with Perfect Paper?
Well, start with the basics...just the sheets of paper...in 12x12, 6x6, or even 12x18...by the sheet or by the pack.
Then, how about our Mix & Match pieces? Rings, Stackers, Accordion Tags, Connector Liners...over 20 shapes we can cut for you.
Also, now that we are changing all Sketch Kits over to our new Perfect Paper patterns, why not stock up on page kits? NO, WE ARE NOT DOING AWAY WITH SKETCH KITS COMPLETELY, AS MANY OF YOU FEARED...INSTEAD, YOU GET THE CHOICE NOW OF WHAT PAPERS YOU WANT IN YOUR SKETCH KIT. First, pick from over 100 sketches. Then, choose 1 of the 4 Perfect Paper collections for that sketch. Talk about possibilities!
And, with this special offer, if you order the single page version, we'll send the double page version. If you order the double page version, we'll send you 2 for every 1 you order.
To have this DOUBLE FOR NOTHING offer honored this week, make sure you order items with our paper collections. Then, put "DOUBLE FOR NOTHING" in the 'special instructions' section at checkout online. We'll do the rest.
Ok, now wanna know who won the last 2 giveaways?!?!
The wood panel book goes to Vicki Russell...and the wood panel book kit goes to Debbie Ellis Buck. Congratulations to you both! Just email us your info so we can send your prizes.
Thanks for being our loyal customers...and enjoy shopping with us this week!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Just leave a comment here or on facebook!
Have a great weekend!
Friday, September 10, 2010
It's a wood book, not chipboard. The different feel of the book is awesome, and so are the varying page sizes & shapes.
We used it as the base for our September Class Club kit with a fall theme:
It's that simple...tell us what you envision with this wood book...something for yourself? as a gift? an upcoming fall getaway? Tell us & you'll be entered to win. You can leave a comment here or post on our facebook fan page.
Happy Friday, everyone!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
I thought Keller would recognize the camera, but I was safe. It's a good thing I had already talked to the yearbook staff last week & said I'd be sharing pix from the games...maybe one of those from yesterday will make the book...then Keller will never know!
Here's one I captured...love, love, LOVE that Keller so enjoys every moment he's with the team. (guess that might not be true during sprints) Just look at his face...says it all...
And, I'm so impressed with the whole coaching staff. They are so much more than coaches to these boys. Especially Keller. He's gained a group of dads to call his own. And, I love that they pray before and after each game.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
The pep rally was loud & fun & crazy...
Keller is the 4th down from the top on the left side...
The coaches & the head of the journalism department surprised the team with a video...
Have you seen the Boys of Fall video by Kenny Chesney?? Google it & watch it, if not...great for all athletes. Anyway, the surprise was that they changed all the football footage in it to TCCHS footage...left in Kenny & the song & the coaches talking in it. AMAZING. I cried...but that's not a surprise.
Wishing the starters good luck....
He cheered & urged the crowd to stand & holler the whole game...
I asked him last night if his arms were tired from waving them up & down at the crowd all night...
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The winner of the cupcake album is-Pamk! Hope you had a great birthday, too!
And the winner of the Perfect Paper Pack is-ABWilmes!
Just email us your shipping info so we can get your prizes out to you!
Friday, August 20, 2010
So for our Fabulous Friday this week, tell us what you're looking forward to in the fall...cooler weather, hay rides, falling leaves...whatever you love!
What can you win? Something to help you jump-start your projects for fall and even winter...a pack of our new Perfect Paper! You will get 2 sheets each of each print in the 3 collections-Bulldog Basics, Country Christmas, and Fall Flavors!
Have a great weekend! Winners will be announced Sunday!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Just leave us a comment here on the blog telling us your favorite flavor of ice cream-whether that is good ole' vanilla or some funky flavor!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
But, first, I'd like to thank so many of you who've ordered paper packs to help our friend, Lori...whose struggling to just survive after a devastating stroke several weeks ago. If you haven't ordered, or have ordered & want more, it's not too late. We will continue this offer thru July, if supplies last. Please, oh please keep the orders for this paper coming...100% of the proceeds will be donated. See our Weekly Specials link for more details...and scroll down our blog for pictures of all papers included.
Ok, now to this week's giveaway. It's July 2nd...which means July 4th is upon us. Happy Birthday, America!! Send comments this way to tell us what July 4th means to you. Is it freedom? Freedom from what? Freedom to do what? Is it more patriotic than that...do you honor our military? Or is it more about family? What do you do each year? What's your favorite part of this oh, so important holiday?? Share by posting comments here or email them to us.
One lucky winner will be chosen to get something for FREE, of course...as we celebrate freedom. What for free? How about being FREE to choose any $25 worth of product on our entire website? Oh, and FREE shipping, too! Free is so much fun!!
Good luck, and Happy 4th!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
What if you could get all 25 sheets of these papers for just 10 cents each? And, what if that money went to a great cause?
Friday, June 18, 2010
This Friday is fun, too, because it gives you the rest of today (til midnight EST tonight) to order anything & everything you want from our site AND earn 1/2 that amount in FREE products, coming out in early July! (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't get our emails & we can answer any questions you have about this offer)
This Friday is also fun because we have just celebrated our 8th year in business! Not easy, by any means. But, we're still here. Ready to battle it out, I mean enjoy another year. Thank you for helping us make it this far, especially with as difficult as the last 2 years have been. Thank you for becoming more than customers...many of you are now dear friends. Thank you for your prayers for me & Keller, as well as so many words of encouragement. Seriously, thank you.
Oh, back to our FABULOUS FRIDAY giveaway this week....
Here's what we want to know:
With Father's Day this weekend, what does it mean to you?
For me, it's always been my least favorite 'holiday' of sorts. I didn't know my father growing up...but finally met him when I was 37. I was lucky enough to develop a relationship with him, full of forgiveness & honesty. It was such a blessing & the bravest thing I've ever done...finding him, making that first phone call, and driving across country in a '93 Camry to make it all possible! Keller was with me, every step of the way. And, when my dad suddenly passed away 2 years ago, it made those few days we spent together & the following phone calls & emails even more treasured. So, to my dad, Happy Father's Day.
Also, for the 14 years I've had Keller, his father came & went the first couple years...so he really has no memory of him. His life consists of just us two. So, for both of us, father's day has always been a little strange. One day, I hope he wants to make the same journey I did...to find his father & see the truth, no matter what that may be.
Then, last night, I got a sweet message from a dear customer, now friend...it said "Happy Mather's Day"....explaining it was for all us moms who fill both rolls, mother and father. I loved the message & love the meaning. Thank you, Liz, for that. Much needed and much appreciated.
So, enough from my end...what does Father's Day mean to you? now? growing up? difficult like it has been for us? or amazingly special? Good or bad, we want to hear! Just post your comments here or email them to us....that's all you have to do to be entered this week. Oh, but what's up for grabs this week?? One lucky winner will receive a 3pk Assortment of our Accordion Photo Boards, one each 4x6, 5x7, and 6x8. If you haven't tried these yet, you really should. They make the easiest gifts...look great...and use up all your extra scrappin' pieces left over from other projects & pages.
Good luck! And, Happy Friday!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Here in the South, Summer is in full swing! 95 degree + days...great weather for lots of outdoor activities! And you have to take lots of photos of the summer fun.
So, our question(s) this week:
Do you take your camera with you everywhere? What type of camera-DSLR or point-and-shoot? How many photos do you take a day? A week?
I'll be honest, I don't take as many photos as I should-or take my camera with me as much as I should. It's a DSLR and sometimes it just feels like too much to carry, even though I LOVE the quality of the photos!
This week we're giving away 2 prizes again...2 of these adorable All My Memories Vituri camera purses-1 black and 1 red. Great for carrying your camera on the go!
Just answer the questions above here on the blog and you'll be entered to win. Winners will be announced Sunday night, June 13.
Have a great weekend!