Thursday, March 20, 2008
I have thought of posting here again many times because you know me, I DO have lots to say, ALWAYS! But then I decided not to come annoy the ones that love to hate me and all my CAPITALIZED words, heheee. Oh well you win some, you lose some right? I'll hush on this subject though because many of you are probably reading and thing WHAT is she talking about?? If that's you, GOOD, it's nothing important. :)
I did want to pop in here and tell you that I do have a new blog here. Authentic Artistry, is the CRD Shoppe blog where my team and I host challenges, freebies, inspiration and that sort of stuff. I haven't been doing much of the posting there because I sorta took an unannounced break that I KNOW many of you told me to do a DOZEN TIMES! :) Im also sure alot of you already knew this but this "Cyber" biz sorta took over my life, lol. I am back though and FULL of hot air. lol. So, if you care to have hot air blown your way and think you can keep up with my crazy head, I'll see you here. :p.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Amy will post a challenge at DST in the next hour or so if you wanna play!
Have a good one :)
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Okay, so my husband has PISSED me OFF for the DAY!! ARGH! :( Now mind you I go to bed usually after he leaves for work in the morning. Sometimes before when I've done that too many days in a row and am tired! So this morning I laid down at about 4:45. He was running his mouth at around 5:30. You know how they do... huffin and puffin looking for this, looking for that, PO'ed about this and that. Well this is my hubby anyways, lol. A HUGE kid that is used to me doing everything for him. This morning was about his glasses, he couldn't find them. Now I have told him a GAZILLION TIMES NOT to leave his stuff where Braden can reach it. You know little kids, they want to be like daddy and use all their stuff! So anyways, apparently Braden got his glasses down and he couldn't find them. So after blowing smoke for 10 or so minutes he comes and asks me to help him look for them. Well of COURSE that took 20 minutes and I found them in a toy box in his room. Now I'm UP for the day! Just IRRITATED :(.
Well the apprentice is doing very well. Everyone seems to LOVE her stuff which is so EXCITING for her! She did already open her own shoppe and we will release our collab there this FRIDAY, yahoooooooooo!!! I posted about it at DST already here http://www.digishoptalk.com/boards/showthread.php?t=78984 but I just wanted to tell the loves of my life RIGHT HERE that we are going to be giving away additional pieces today, tomorrow and Friday for a scrap challenge :). Would love to see you play if you want! Amy is on the scout for a few CT's anyways. I'm making her since she's stealing all mine. bwhaaaaaaaaaa....BRAT! lol
I have some new stuff in the Shoppe! I finally got to get out to play and have been doing a few RAK's at DST and plan to do more too! There's a post in the happy thread and I have asked the team to choose people too. I can't be biased you now that :). You know I wish I could get to everyone but it wont happen unfortunately. :( Which is one of the reasons Amy and I will give away these things to EVERYONE that wants them and I have a freebie below and in the Shoppe for you too! :)
Yep, so me posting the entire collection was a definate mistake :(. Here is the link to the freebie set. http://www.4shared.com/file/24562152/aff2dd/CRenee_AlphaBitsFreebie_Aqua.html
Love you gals! I'm taking SEVERAL weeks off starting next week so lets have LOTS of fun until then, k! :)
Monday, September 10, 2007
Me? I am EXCITED, THRILLED, ANXIOUS and a little tired, lol. So I have been keeping a little secret :(. Most of why I just haven't bloged because I can't keep secrets, lol! Okay so do yall remember WAYYYYYYYY back when I said I was collabing with a BRAND NEW designer? Well TODAY, I get to reveal her to you!!! YAYY! We had decided to put off the collaboration because things got SO crazy for me during the Grand Opening. But we will still be doing one that will be out the 16th of this month!
Okay, so the designer is.................................. Amy Hutchinson! :) Amy is a true artist, she really is!! You can look at Amy's gallery and tell that right away. She is known for her fabulous blending techniques and her most FAVORITE elements...Circles! I had asked Amy a while back if she had ever thought of designing? She wasn't too sure, hehe. Well I have a TRUE passion of helping people achieve their dreams so I was all up for helping Amy if she was interested. I also know that when I started to design, I couldn't get ANY information out of anyone, lol. I worked really hard for about 3 months solid, figuring it all out on my own. Now I want it share it. I will admit though, I taught Amy a FEW things but this girl's GOT IT! She is sweet as can be. SO CREATIVE and MOST of all INNOVATIVE! Her style, her designs and her Shoppe on the way are truly HER and a one of a Kind! I have asked Amy to join me at the Shoppe for the rest of September as my very FIRST Apprentice! Amy will be selling a few exclusive items here at CRD during her stay! So please help me welcome my first Apprentice, Amy Hutchinson!!!
Now, many of you know that I absolutely LOVE and adore my Creative Team. Well out f no-where they asked Amy (which is on my CT), if she needed help sporting her goodies. Ladies, I must say these girls ROCKED her stuff.........WOW OH WOWIE!!! So I wanted to show you those layouts featuring Amy's new designs you can look forward to. Now this stuff will be in her very own Shoppe next week. So check these baby's out....
(CRUD!! I's not letting me upload for some reason!! ARGGG!!!) I'll post when I figure it out here) Sorry!
Also, I have lots of new stuff! YAYYYY, I know can you believe it?? lol. I almost can't! Things have just been so stinkin chaotic, I can't seem to catch my breath lately! You would THINK that working from home wouldn't be SOOOOO..... stressful, WRONG! Lemme tell you, I used to be the Property Director over many large apartment communities. I have had up to 25 employees under me and I must admit, THIS IS SO MUCH HARDER!!! I don't know what it is...I guess just the balancing between family and work, family and work...oh it's CRAZY! So I am sorta setting myself up to take a little time off. I didn't want to go away without creating you some NEW STUFFS! That would be SO TRAUMATIC, wouldn't it?? lol
So here's the deal...I have working fast and furious to get stuff done, I'm STILL not there!!! :( So what I will do, is upload things as I finish them today. Amy's goodies are already in the Shoppe now! I have uploaded a few things that are older but I never had put in the Shoppe. I knew Amy was coming on, so I did set up a MONTH LONG COUPON as well.... 20% off any order all month. The code is CRDSeptPromo!
Thank you all SO MUCH for your kind words here, by email and Pm's They have really cheered me up and many times I needed it! :(. So thank you!
A couple more things so you don't think I forgot....
- Got some stitches coming your way sometime this week!
- All that purchased the Exotic Adventure kit, your smart, bwhaaaaaa..KIDDING. No but I made you a thank you gift and will send it out this week. It's kinda funky, lol.
- I wanted to give you all the UN-Shadowed version of the Grab Bag flowers. So I am working on a blog freebie that will have those and some other styles in it :). Will be up this week as well!
- Finally, the Songbird RAK's...they were SOOOO... nice over there! They FORCED me to take a refund AND the gift cards. Can you believe that?? So I will send you a gift card to SBA AND one to my Shoppe since it's been so long :(. I will get those out ths week as well!
I think that's it for today. I need to go finish my stuff before my body decides it needs sleep. lol. Talk to you soon! :)
Thursday, September 6, 2007
So to the point, sorry...the thing that was REALLY sitting with me WRONG is the ones saying they weren't receiving EMAIL responses!!! Reason is, I STAY on top of these NO MATTER what! I mean COME on WHY wouldn't I, kwim? SO guess what?? It just hit me TODAY...REMEMBER that emergency email addy, email@example.com, that was set up while I went on vacation??? UMMM YEA....well YIKESS, I just found 26 emails in there :( !!! I could DIEE!! I just STRIVE to ALWAYS answer yalls emails and I am SO mad at myself for that!!! So FORGIVE me, PLEASE!! I am FREAKING out about it right now, lol. I just want to answer them all RIGHT NOW at once, lol. I have 3 CT's helping so we can knoock those out!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO........................SORRRRRRRYYYY!!!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
EDITED to add...I guess I lied and I'm sorry! As I said before there are 4 of us involved and two have been unavailable mostly. I have been at this for 6 days almost straight and I am just physically BEAT! My son missed his first day of school because I kept thinking we could get this up. I can't, not right away anyways. There are things that are still lacking and I have GOT to go rest. I'm SORRY, I really AM. I'm MORE sorry that this all rests on me when I have TRULY done my DARNDEST. NO POOR ME here either, I have just GOT to quit working non-stop, kwim??
Anyways, SORRY. I will post when I am awake and can find out what's up :).
Monday, September 3, 2007
Hey, In the mood to make you something free to go along with the kit. There are already 25, 18" long stitches included. What other kind of stitches do you like?? Circles? Grids? Shapes? Majority rules so speak NOW! lol
Anyways, PLAN is (yes, PLAN that I am going to TRY my DARNDEST to do) is to TRY to get these products only needing previews uploaded THIS week. I really DO have some cool stuff and it was SUPPOSED to be for today when we release the collab. But I couldn't STOP myself from creating for this kit and these girls on my CT. Yall SERIOUSLY MUST go look at their layouts...............OH................MY...............GOSH!! You know how sometimes when you get SO EXCITED you are shaking?? (Or is that just another weird trait of mine, rofl!) Anyhow, I was PRACTICALLY jumping up and down with excitement when I saw these lo's. Oh and btw, I am talking about a collaboaration kit, "Exotic Adventure", that will be released today :). This is what I was coming to tell you too...we are still shooting for today! Now it may be later this evening but I am working REAL hard to hurry! There is 4 of us and one is with out towners for the past three days, one has a day job TOO and one is prego, lol. So I am doing my best with all I have left to do. I will come post here when it's up and tell you about the storewide sale I'm havin :). Stay Tuned.....thanks for stickin around with this busy, NO bloggin gal :).
Monday, August 27, 2007
ALSO, I can't find you, email you, track you down WITHOUT an email addy, lol. So, if you need something, haven't received something (gift card for example) or want or expect ANY type of reponse from me.... PLEASE, PRETTTTTTTY PLEASE leave me your email addy with your comment! :)
Sorry to cut this short, I haven't slept AGAIN (trying to get to lots of these emails) and I'm BEAT :(!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Not Christina, but CT member Sue here. Christina and her family are having a little RR this weekend so I'm here to give some info out to everyone.
(All info from Christina, I'm just the messenger :) )
1. The Hide and Seek zip file is being re-loaded tonight and will be accessible very soon.
2. The corrupt #2 zip file from the grab bag was re-loaded before she left this afternoon.
3. The grab bag will be up until about next Friday. Some people were asking :)
4. Christina's e-mail's may not be able to be forwarded. If there is a hot issue you can send to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are team members that can access those e-mails at that address. Some have the ability to re-set links, etc., but be patient some live in Australia. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...oy, oy, oy!
I can't think of anything else right now. If the team thinks of anything, we'll let you know.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Here are ALL of our entries for the challenge....(click to enlarge so you can actually SEE, lol). I decided to give our 3 runners up a $10 Gift Card to the Shoppe too !!! :) I also made you ALL a little kit just for entering. Hopefully you'll like it! It includes the stuff you see here in these previews and a LOT more! There are actualy 6 papers, not 5 like it says in the preview too. The links to each layout are below in a previous post, if you want to see these fabulous layouts up close.
Friday, August 10, 2007
I am RUNNING out the door to Braden's yearly checkup so I will post our Hide and Seek winners when I get back! Happy Friday!!! :)
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Okay so I updated all the Hide and Seek Challenge links below. We would LOVE to hear your favorites if you aren't entering. Most of the CT has their votes in so either way, we will announce the winners sometime later today! YAYYYY...FINALLY, huh, lol.
Oh yea and I forgot to address the fact that a few of you said you had NOT gotten your coupons and/or GC's yet. I will get those out to you today. Thanks for letting me know! :)
Okay, I am gonna go get some sleep now. See ya soon! :)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I'm sorry you all that entered are having to wait. Then again, I KNOW you all know things happen. I am feeling REALLY bad for Shannon (Owner/Founder of DST) and her family right now too. She must be going through SO MUCH stress and that poor girl has a baby on the way. Keep praying for her. Let's hear your votes and we will announce our BIG WINNERS SOON!
Here are our entries...gosh, I HOPE these links work, if not I will be back to update when the Gallery is up...
Pirate vs Ninja
The Faces I Love
Daddy Is Flying
Two Big Friends
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Well I tell ya I have been a little overwhelmed with all the stuff I just let build up around here during our Grand Opening month. Not work stuff because for the most part we TRY to stay caught up on that. But do us women not have SOOO MANY duties or WHAT? lol. I know I am like the WORST at concentrating on ONE thing and not all the others too, that is JUST ME. But I swear I must have made a list a MILE long of stuff that needs to be done around here. I just HATE it when I let it all build up like that, ya know? I just want it fixed ALL in one day, rofl.
My sons birthday is even coming up on the 11th, yea, like THIS Saturday. He is turning 3 so it's not like that age where he REALLY realizes what we are doing but he kinda does, you know? Originally I was thinking we would have his party at a place called "Pump it Up" but it might be too late now, hahaa. Pump it up is SO MUCH FUN though. It's a place indoors where they have 2-3 rooms of these HUGE bounce houses. Even the adults have a BLAST! It's kinda funny though because when we went there for my nieces birthday a few months ago, I had SOOOO MUCH fun, WAY TOO much fun actually. It's like I forget I get older though. rofl The next day I am not even sure I could get out of the BED, I was SO DARN sore, lol! But we'll see...most likely we will just hang here at home and have family over. He doesn't really have that many friends anyway considering he stays at home with me. The only ones he DOES have is at the church and mothers day and he has been out for summer.
Anyhow, we are having a REALLY hard time judging our winners for the Hide and Seek Challenge. All of these entries are SERIOUSLY AWESOME!!! I had even thought to ask you that didn't enter to helpus judge but I would need to get these loaded n a slide show or something. We DO have the thread over at DST thst we started way back when but I can't seem to even get IN TO DST right now. That's WEIRD, is something up??? I will keep checking and get these layouts posted there so you can all see. They are just FABULOUSSS! We will choose a winner today though, PROMISE. We started to yesterday but the team has so many favorites, lol.
Oh VERY IMPORTANT!!!
We will need to shut down the Shoppe for a few days. I had told you that we did some MAJOR upgrades right before the Grand Opening so we could increase bandwidth and all. Yet we just kinda did a temporary fix by moving all to .net rather than .com for it to work. So NOW we need to move it all back to .com and that will take us a few days. I will ask Lauren when she is up for doing this and I will keep you posted!! If you want to Shoppe with your coupons and gift cards you just might want to do that SOON. Otherwise, I am HOPING, not promising but HOPING to have some new stuff up by the time we re-open. There is really a LOT of things I am wanting to do for you all, make, etc. yet I have GOT to get caught up around this place too before I LOSE my mind, lol. The MAJOR one being to get BACK on a BETTER sleeping schedule. That way maybe I can be back to blogging at 7-8am rather than 7-8pm, hahahah!!
Off to see what's up with DST and our Hide and Seek winners. ttys!
Friday, August 3, 2007
Happy Friday! :)
LONGER , MUCH MORE INFORMATIVE post to follow later!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Guess WHAT??? We have WINNERS, one HUGE WINNER too...YAYYY!!! When we had our Grand Opening, we announced that there would be someone to win Free Products from ME for 3 FULL MONTHS!!! After THAT, they would receive a coupon for 50% off ANYTHING in the Shoppe for ANOTHER 3 months!!! The way it worked was for every $10 you spent at CRD, you were entered into this drawing. Well we had many people that fell into that category. So we used the random number picker and based our winner off their order number and we matched those up. Sooooooo......Drumrolll pleaseee.................Our OVERALL GRAND PRIZE WINNER of CRD is:
Crystal Blake aka Lukasmommy!!! yayyyyyyyyy!!!!
but WAIT, that's not ALL...there are also three runners up! Congrats to:
Shanah aka Shanah will receive a $100 gift card to the Shoppe
Sarah aka *Sarah* will receive a $75 gift card to the Shoppe
Mabel aka Mabel will receive a $50 gift card to the Shoppe
and there is MORE WINNERS....
During our Grand Opening we also had many challenges throughout the week. I have to give my team a HUGEEEE thank you on these. I had NOTHING to do with them unfortunately, lol. They came UP with them, hosted them and just kept them SOOO FUN! I HONESTLY wonder where they come up with all these FABULOUS ideas!! hehe!! We have gotten TONS of emails from all of you saying how inspired you were and how much FUN you had. SO YAYYYYY TEAM!!! TY, TY, TY!!! I told yall they were AWESOME didn't I!!
Thank you to all of you that played along. We did give little prizes out for the winners of each challenge but we also announced there would be a BIG WINNER! The OVERALL winner was chosen from many of you that participated in all 7 challenges we held. We were SOOO EXCITED to see that SO MANY of you did actually do all 7 too. The winner was chosen based on many things including creativity, how many CRD products were used and overall participation. They will ALSO receive 3 months of FREE stuff from ME!!! Sooooooo......ANOTHER Drumroll pleaseee.................Our GRAND PRIZE WINNER of CRD's Challenge Week is: Chey yayyyyyyy!!!
but WAIT, there is STILL MORE...We didn't say that there would be runners up, but hey you all KNOW me better than that. lol Let's give our 3 runners up something too! You all worked SO HARD!!! Congrats to:
ZaCola, TriciaDoll and JanaM. You will all receive a $25 gift card to the Shoppe as well! I would also like to reward ALL of our scrappers that participated in all 7 challenges so you will receive a $10 gift card to the Shoppe TOO! :) Then for EVERYONE that entered into any ANY challenge at all will receive a 25% off coupon to CRD as well.
SO YAYYYYY, LOTS and LOTS of winners and that is just EXCITING!!!! CONGRATS to you all! :)
We will be in contact with you soon :).
Thanks again to you ALL for making our Grand Opening the best EVER!!!! :)
Update-Winners of the Songbird Kit. I am still waiting to hear back from them on the gift cards, so I will send those out as soon as I do. Sorry! :(
I have been taking a little break this week actually. Well a break to get caught up, lol. How fun is that?? But, you know me, I will be back before you know it! Have a Happy Thursday, I get to go to the doctor now....FUN, FUN, FUN!!! NOTTT :(
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
EDIT: A copy of the newsletter has been put up on the CRD News page and includes a link to the freebie for all those that didn't receive it in their inbox. We'll be moving to a better newsletter system very soon so hopefully won't have these troubles next time! Thanks for understanding! :)
There WILL be a new product and a blog surprise for you later today!
See you lator gators! :)
Monday, July 23, 2007
Have a FABULOUS Monday.....or TRY anyways, lol!
Friday, July 20, 2007
I'm just popping in to let you all know Christina had some bad news about a family member today and is *very* upset right now. Thankfully it's nothing tragic, but it has still greatly distressed and upset her.
We were planning on having the newsletter & all out today, but I'm not sure where things stand with that right now, so I think it's going to have to wait a couple of days until she is able to finish it. We're so sorry for the delay, but we hope you can understand!
We will be aiming to have it done for Monday, but if that needs to change, I'll come back to let you know.
if anyone can spare a thought or a prayer for Christina and her family right now, I'm sure it would be appreciated.
Thanks for your support everyone, it really means a lot to Christina!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
I have ONE thing and ONE thing ONLY to say about the drama that is going on at DST about me!
Team, Customers, Fans, Friends, THANK YOU! Thank you so soooo VERY MUCH!!! You guys are LOYAL man, I mean LOYAL! 100% of ANY Drama that arose about me, MY TEAM and the the new Shoppe was QUICKLY stopped by SOOOO many of you! SHOCK, I was TRULY SHOCKEDDD! Not that I didn't have faith in you but for you all to REALLY go out of your way to come to my defense BLOWS me AWAY! Thank you, thank you all SOOO VERY MUCH!
I am off to make something for you now :)!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
But when I think of a collab, I like a challenge. I like too have two opposites come together to make one, kwim? However as I was creating I was getting scared that I was gonna scare off her customers. Just thinking...ohh no this is SOO NOT going to go together and then WOW...it meshed SOOO perfectly!!! This thing is HUGE, I have to say it IS a must have... I think all but 3-4 papers are solids (well with only a slight design such as polkas, grids, ornamental, etc.) and are all the PERFECT go to versatile papers!!! It is just TRULY YUMMY!!! There IS so much in there that I am wanting to put together a little slide type thingy so you can all see what's in it up close. Anyone know anything cool? Anyhow this HUGE almost 500mb kit with NINE (9) downloads is only a little over $6 on sale right now. You MUST grab it Who knows if she will ever collab with me again, ROFL!!! :) , heehee!!!Oh and WHO doesn't know the Shabby Princess right?? But here is link to her Shoppe http://www.theshabbyshoppe.com/. She TRULY has the MOST UNIQUE, AMAZING and SUPER HIGH Quality designs in her shoppe for you to check out. I would have to say personally that her customer service is her TRULY EXCEPTIONAL quality too. She guards her customers like a CHAMP and spends BOO COOS of money just to give away FREE kits at her other site http://www.shabbyprincess.com/, and I have learned she doesn't sleep either, hahaha...see I'm not the only one!!! lol
Originally, I had NO IDEA what to expect. First of all I was just opening so I wasn't sure about how much traffic to expect. On top of this the Princess was not going to put the collab in her Shoppe unless I wanted her to. She thought it would be nice for all of the traffic to come to my site. See did I NOT tell you, she is TRULY AMAZING!!! Well I gladly accepted hung up the phone with her and it hit me...HOLLLLYYY MOLLYY, lol. This chick runs on FOUR DEDICATED servers!!! Sooo.. needless to say, I got to work and spent LOADS of money preparing for the largest group possible. I KNEWW I was OVER EXPECTING but best to be safe right! Well come Monday we had server crashing and had to move and re-upload files and all sorts. Tuesday we opened and things went NUTSO. Shabby Princess and I re-discussed our plan and decided it would be best if she did NOT send out an announcement quite yet. There were already SOOOO MANY orders coming through that even the dedicated servers I purchased were not able to handle it.
Hundreds of orders were placed in just the first 2hrs of the store opening.... that is INSANELY HUGE. I am not sure how many stores run on dedicated servers but I can tell you that I was on a shared server which is typical, yet sharing space with 400 other companies. On a dedicated server it is all you. So what I am trying to say I guess is we have done EVERYTHING humanly possible to handle this. It is NOW OUT OF OUR CONTROL!!! The problems are completely because of the volume of traffic and unfortunately the issue can not be fixed.
I am SO SORRY it took me so long to post. My team and I have been working FURIOUSLY trying to get through these emails and PM's to try to assist you in the quickest way possible. However, the list just wasn't getting any smaller so I am hoping this will help. I DO WANT you to know that this is NOT, NOT, my normal way of doing things. Things are just MUCH larger than I EVER anticipated. PLEASE don't let this keep you away in the future!!! Thank you all again! Your support is OVERWHELMINGLY AMAZING and I appreciate is more than you know!!!
I sent an email but haven't received a response.
CR has more emails than she can handle. We are helping her as much as we can. If you have a question and/or need something quickly then most likely we can help you before she can. I have typed up these common questions and answers hoping this can help alleviate some of the emails also. If after reading this you still have questions, please email email@example.com and we will try to respond as quickly as possible.
The files themselves are not corrupt, the issue again is due to the overload of traffic that is interfering with your home PC & preventing it from connecting properly with the server while downloading. The traffic overload is slowing download times so much that the server is unable to connect properly to every single computer quick enough. Until traffic slow down at the store, this is out of our hands. We can not slow the amount of traffic in the store ourselves.
Why is is taking SO LONG to download my goodies?
The high volume of traffic is also effecting to download speeds. If you have X amount of bandwidth, then you can handle X amount of downloads at a decent speed. We have purchased an INSANE amount of bandwidth possible. But when the amount of traffic is exceeding 23,000 hits a day, it exceeds the bandwidth available, causing some people to be unable to see the store and others to be able to access, but very, very slowly.
My downloads have expired, what can I do?
If we have to reset download links for every single order we will! But it WILL TAKE TIME TO DO SO. Please keep in mind. Hundreds of orders in 2hrs… times that by a couple of days and we have A LOT OF ORDERS. We will deal with things as swiftly as we can, but please bear in mind this will most likely take a few days. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org an we will do our best to reset them ASAP!!!
We apologize for the delay in sending out an actual newsletter update, but the CT girls have been constantly at DST filling people in, explaining circumstances, answering questions, responding to PM's, etc etc etc. I realize many of you would have preferred more personal contact with Christina Renee herself like she usually does, but if she wasn't doing the stuff she is doing & was responding to people personally instead, there would be complaints because she wouldn't be doing the other things she is.
For some people, I doubt there is anything we can say because there are a few who don't want to accept that the problem is the NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS nothing else. To those of you who have been so wonderfully patient, THANK YOU. Thank you for your support, your patience and most of all your understanding.
Thank you for your support of Christina Renee Designs, you are all AWESOME!
Mish – Creative Team Captain
So your probably wonder what I'm gonna do about this, right? lol. Well first of all, I am going to be extending the sale at the Shoppe through next week, so through July 22nd. I did not realize certain peoples ISP did not update daily and even thought this is not my problem, I AM going to take care of you!!! I can NOT PROMISE that the French Countryside Collab will still be on sale though, so snatch it up THIS WEEK!!! We also had mentioned an exclusive freebie and a product of the day going in the Shoppe. All of these things will happen next week instead. I don't want to ADD to the traffic until most of you can get the things that you have purchased already. We will also be extending the deadlines of the challenges being held at DST, www.digishoptalk.com. More information can be found there in either the designer announcements forum or the Insirational Scrapping Ideas Forum. I will say this AGAIN, I have the BEST team EVER and THEY are the ones doing these challenges. There is NO way, I could right now. So you can thank THEM for that one! I left it completely up to them! :)
That is all for now yall! I reallly, REALLLY DO hope you understand WHYY we are having these issues and I MOREEE SO hope your realize that is is NOT normal for it to happen. Sure we may end up having to expand more in the VERY near future and are prepared to do so. But anything else we could have done at this point would have ONLY caused even MORE problems!!!
HUGE HUGS! Thank you for your support! :)