Oct 3, 2009

Patience is a Virtue -- albeit a hard one to endure!

Hey there you wonderful, talented, Label Tulip ladies! I can't believe it has been so long since I have blogged because usually I blog every few days, but you know, I haven't been feeling well the past few days. I blew it off to some other health issues I have, but when I brought my daughter in to the dr today with the sniffles and a fever, I got some bad news -- I have the H1N1 virus (otherwise known as swine flu)!! Can you believe this?! Now,the good news is that it's not nearly as bad as the flu's I've had in the past, but I must say that I'm still feeling pretty crummy and my body aches.

So, here's the good news...ALL the October merchandise except for my Prima flowers which will be here tomorrow are sitting here in my house ready to be kitted and sent to you. Gals, you are going to love love love it...we are going with a Festival theme this month and are also introducing Danielle's card kit club so it's a BIG month for us.

That being said, it IS a big month for us! This is my first month billing/shipping and as many of you know, I've had some setbacks with shipping...not necessarily setbacks, they're just taking a lot longer than I thought. I need a thermal printer (the inkjet literally takes 10 times as long to print a shipping label)! I have posted about this in the blogs, forums, everywhere I could think of to tell you how absolutely embarrassed and wretched I feel that your kits are running about a week late this month. I promise to you, I vow, that this will not happen again.

Speaking of setbacks, I have decided to move reveal day back 2 days. This is mostly in order to give the Tulip Girls the fair amount of time that they need to complete their amazing projects for the Gallery. I owe it to them to have enough time to work on the kits, and since I can't ship til Monday, well, I felt it was only fair. PLEASE NOTE: This will NOT affect October shipping!! It will be on time!

It is my first month and there is so much to running a kit club it's unbelievable -- I feel like I have earned an entire college degree in one month! But I have met each challenge with vigor and confidence and I know that I can get done what needs to get done, I just need a few more days. I am so proud of my September kit, my first "little baby", but I have to tell you girls, the October kits blow it away. More paper selections, more embellies, and AMAZING Etsy artist, wow, it's just awesome. So get ready for some really fun Halloween scrappin'!!!

Once again I want to say how AWESOME all of you have been in your kindness, prayers, and understanding regarding the shipping issues. I can't believe how amazing LT's customers are and I have really enjoyed chatting with so many of you. In closing, b/c I've eaten so much time here, don't forget a few new things: we have new tulip girls!; there's 2 contests going on right now, did you know about them? (check the blog!), and get ready for a super October!!

As always, I'd love to hear any comments or feedback from you, feel free to email me at info@labeltulip.com

ps -- this will be reprinted on the forums ;)


Unknown said...

You'll get there! :D
Can't wait to see everyone's lovely projects!

Nitasha said...

You are doing a great job! Hope you feel better soon-- looking forward to the Reveal!

Leah said...

hugs girl...the H1N1 is spreading through Austin like wildfire!
looking forward to the October reveal!

rebecca lucille said...

Oh my God you poor girl! Get better... and disinfect everything before kitting!!! Ha ha... just kidding.... sort of!
Really tho... feel better!

Nicole said...

Jen, hang in there! Take the time necessary to heal! I know I have some stash to keep me occupied until the kits arrive. ;) :) Hugs! :)

Vel said...

Wow, what a month you've had, you poor thing! Glad you're starting to feel better and can't wait to get my kit this week. I'm having a pajama weekend! ;)

Kaytee said...

Oh no Jennifer!!! I hope you feel better soon!! It seems like everyone is getting this dreaded swine flu!!! Take care of yourself!!

Susan Coish said...

Oh my goodness! Hope you are feeling better real soon!! We're hanging in...and I'm believing good things come to those who wait...lol

Can't wait for the October reveal!

Kimberly said...

No worries seester...you are doing an AWESOME job!!! and you are LOVED! xoxo

connie said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Unknown said...

no worries at all Jennifer! Look forward to October! Take care of yourself!! :)

Jen said...

Hi Everyone! I wanted to update you on International Shipping -- my 19 month old ended up getting the swine flu too except hers went into pneumonia. Ugh. It was a tough week last week. We are finishing up the International shipping today and tomorrow and you will receive an email when your package has been stamped (for tracking). Thanks again for all the UNDERSTANDING and well wishes and SUPPORT -- it means everything to me, it really does. I care about Label Tulip and I care about you and the quality of service you receive; I can assure you this delay was a first month snafu only. Hugs, Jennifer