Nov 16, 2009

November Kit Reveal

For important information from Jennifer regarding shipping updates, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND READ THIS POST.

Hurray! It is time for the November Kit reveal!

This month's kit is called Silver and Gold.

Isn't it lovely? There are so many possibilities with all of this pretty product! Here is the full list of products included with the November kit:

Patterned Papers
- Prima -- Blooming Retro -- Cotton Clouds
- Prima -- Blooming Retro -- Apple Tree
- Prima -- Blooming Retro Cocoa
- Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg Maple
- Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg Cinnamon
- Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg Clove
- Cosmo Cricket Nutmeng Autumn
- Cosmo Cricket Nutmeng Elements Journal and Picture Cards

Specialty Paper- Hambly Transparency Woodgrain in Aqua

- American Crafts -- Thickers, Glass Slipper, Mint
- Making Memories -- Copper Charms -- Nature
- Making Memories -- Specialty Paint Glaze, Silver
- American Crafts -- Zing Glitter, Gold
- Tattered Angels -- Glimmer Mist -- Coffee Shop
- Prima -- Say it in Studs -- Amber and Gold
- Prima -- Paper Flowers -- Bloomin' Retro
- Making Memorires -- Paperie Brads -- Mocha

Etsy Extra- The Scrappy Shack -- Original Die Cut Custom-made for our kit!

And of course there are beautifully coordinating cardstocks available....
- American Craft Cardstock: Butter, Chocolate, Cranberry, Mint Aqua

And a special add-on called Snowflake Sparkle!

Isn't it pretty? I can definitely see myself making something a little special with this one. Here are the contents:
- Tattered Angels -- Marshmallow Glimmer Mist
- Tattered Angels -- Masks, Winter Crystals
- Creative Imaginations -- Velvet Red Medallion Snowflakes by Christine Adolplh
-Creative Imaginations -- Christine Adolph Ruby Gem Brads

I am super excited to get to play with these kits!

November kits should begin shipping as normal this month, starting between the 20th and 24th of this month.

More information on this month's challenge will be available soon.

And again, if you have experienced any problems with billing or shipping with prior orders, or if you simply have a question, please email

Have a great day!

Nov 12, 2009

An Important Message

Hello Label Tulip customers and friends! I am deeply sorry for the time it has taken me to communicate to everyone -- I know many of you have tried to contact me and have been unable to do so. I have been sick for quite some time and unable to look at myself type on the computer -- I saw a dr on Monday and although I need testing to confirm it, he thinks I have Meniere's Disease, a form of motion sickness. I have been taking Dramamine for several days now and it seems to be working. Thank goodness! I have had a lot to catch up on but can assure you that by the end of this weekend, everything will be on time. I have also hired someone to help me kit and ship each month; in retrospect I should have done this when I took over, but I wasn't sure if I would need the help or not -- part of the learning curve in taking over a new business!

The October Kits are shipping out today and tomorrow. I had a usps pickup scheduled for Monday but the postman did not show. Although members are billed between the 10th and the 14th, kits normally ship between the 20th and the 24th of each month -- this gives our customers enough time to add any additional add-ons or products you might want for a minimal additional fee for shipping. So, I'm running about 2 weeks late on the shipment and I truly apologize for that and greatly appreciate your patience and understanding. If you are still uncertain about Label Tulip's schedule, or if you would like to see additional dates, please visit

November kits are on time and scheduled to be released on the 15th, with our customer-only pre-release scheduled for the 14th. November kits will be shipped during regularly scheduled shipping dates, 20th-24th.

This message will be posted on our message boards as well. I again appreciate everyone's patience and understanding throughout this month as I've struggled to figure out what is going on, it has been a hard month and I feel so bad that many of you have not been replied to in a timely manner. I can assure you that this will not continue to happen.

Many Thanks and Hugs,

There have been a few questions regarding the September kits: All of the September kits have been shipped; if you have not received your September kit or a shipping notice regarding your kit, please email us and let us know at Thanks!

Nov 6, 2009

A quick tip.

It’s no secret that I love misting, spraying or whatever the formal term is. Any colored liquid, I’m not picky and if it does not already come in a spray bottle I will put it in one for sure!
I have been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning working away in my studio.
It is my quiet time, a time that I can have un-interrupted with my i-tunes or Pandora to listen to in the background.

When I started to really have a love affair with inks and spray bottles I ran into a little situation, especially when it was one or two o’clock in the morning.
I would be working on a project, wanting to add that extra little touch with my inks, but not wanting to go outside to “spray”.
This dilemma went on for a couple of weeks before a little light bulb went off in my head on how to accomplish using a spray bottle inside the house without getting
it all over the place. I use this box.

 Now, it does not even have to be in the middle of the night when I use this box. These are the October Label Tulip layouts that I sprayed inside the box.

I would love to know what your “spraying” tips are.

Tulip Girl
Dedra Long

Nov 3, 2009

Re-visiting a layout or project....

I hope I'm not the only one out there that can look at a layout and know something is "missing". Recently I created a layout that I felt was just not quite "there" yet. It was for a challenge site and it was one of those times I had to just walk away and e.mail it the way it was.

Now, let me say I totally agree with the saying that sometimes we should embrace the imperfections we might see. I do it on a frequent basis. But, we are telling OUR story and I say, if you feel as though your story is incomplete, go ahead and finish it up!

I would walk by this layout everyday and it finally "hit" me. I knew what I needed to do to make the story complete. I'm the type of person that expresses my feelings with words (hence, the LOVE I have with song lyrics). Words can evoke deep feelings for me.

Here is the layout before:

Here is the completed layout:

On the updated version of this layout I stamped onto the tags and added them off to the side of the photo. Having such meaningful phrases and words next to Jon and I hit just the right spot.

I never "re-visit" layouts but having done so with this one, if I feel a story just isn't quite told yet I will be looking at the layout/project again.
So, do you re-visit layouts or projects, adding little details here and there that support your story after you thought it was complete?

Tulip Girl
Dedra Long