Friday, August 12, 2011

The Retired List - gone for ever


I've just cut and pasted this list from the Retirement List Page of my blog.  I'm always surprised at which stamps sell out first, although Choo Choo isn't a shock due to the number of people with small boys who love trains.....sadly now gone.  Put your order in TODAY  if you don't want to miss out on something you've had your eye on.

As at Friday 12th August the following are no longer available:

Stamps:
Choo Choo (116887)
Garden Whimsey (116362)
Sanded (112356)
Full Calendar (115812)

Card stock:
Marina Mist 12 x 12 (119687)
Bashful Blue 12 x 12 (119973)
Early Espresso 12 x 12 (119691)
Night of Navy 12 x 12 (119932)
Chocolate Chip 12 x 12 (119926)

Punches:
Star Punch (119875)
Photo Corners Punch (119878)
Spiral Punch (119872)
Small Oval Punch (119863)

Accessories:
Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets (108431)
Metallic Eyelets (105319)
Pewter Jumbo Eyelets (108432)

I'll be selling my own retired stamps at the New Catalogue Launch, as well as (blush) unopened packets of DSP, some retired accessories....look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Foray into Retail!

Forgot to mention, when updating my blog earlier with the New Catalogue Launch details, my exciting news:  my cards are for sale in a shop!

The Mistress of Spice (link to her website HERE) is a fab local shop in Gordon Park, Brisbane, where you can purchase ready-made delicious curries and other yummies plus spices, cooking related gifts, etc.  The Mistress herself, Elise, is an old friend of mine (by old, I mean we went to school together, not admitting my age!) and she mentioned that she is often asked by customers if they have any cards to purchase when they buy a gift.   Hopefully her customers will fancy a Handmade by Lou card!

Elise is incredibly talented and has even written a cookbook.  Her food is to die for!


New Catalogue (2011-12) Launch

Don't miss it!  This is always a fun day, where you not only get your own copy of the new catalogue, you get to play with new products, chat, and have a fun Girl's Day Out!  We will also be offering for sale our retired products at reduced prices, as well as door prizes, raffles, etc.  Get a group of friends together and contact me to book your places!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The End Is Nigh...

...the end of the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalogue, that is!

Over on my sidebar you'll see a button that links to the Retirement List. These are stamps and accessories that are being discontinued, and will not be available to purchase in the new Catalogue which goes live on 1st September.

The Retired stock is only available as stocks last, no backorders, no rain checks. If you miss it, you miss it. Please make sure you let me know right away if there is anything you've had your eye on that is scheduled for retirement.

I've seen a PDF copy of the new IBC and it will be fabulous! So while I'm sad that some things are leaving for good - like eyelets - I'm excited about all the new stuff that is coming. As a Demo, one of my favourite things is getting to order new stuff a month before anyone else - my preview order will be coming this week!

This month I'll do my best to feature some of the retiring products so they can go out with some applause.

I will make a page letting you know which items have sold out as soon as I know.

I'm planning a class showing the retired stuff some love - not sure when I'll hold it yet, with the Ekka Public Holiday, etc. But I'll be sending invitations once I've decided.

Make sure you let me know if you want to be one of the first to get your hands on a copy of the NEW Catalogue and I'll put one aside for you when my box arrives!