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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ps -- this will be reprinted on the forums ;)
Posted by Jen at 2:29 AM