Monday, October 28, 2013

Treasure Hunt Winners

October 28th, finally here!  What's so special about that date?  Well today was the official draw date for the Late Night Stampers Fall Treasure Hunt. We didn't have as many entries as we thought we might, but those of you who did participate had fun.  We know because your comments were fantastic. Thank you!

So without further ado here are the winners for each country:

Deb Smart the Canadian prize coordinator, reports there were only 13 entries for the Canadian prize. 

Her son assisted with the draw and the winner was Sheri Lee of South Surrey, British Columbia.  Sheri, who happens to be one of my down line was so excited when I gave her the news that she'd won the $50 in Stampin' Up! Product, responded:

From: S Lee
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 6:30 PM
To: Penny Hanuszak
Subject: Re: Some exciting news!!!!

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG......OMG.....
That's FABULOUS news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  OMG....

How exciting....THANK YOU..THANK YOU!!!!!
Ginourmous hugs!!!!!!!

Now that's excited!  Congrats Sheri, and thanks for participating! 
United States
Carolyn Bennett the USA prize coordinator reports there were a total of 251 entries for the US drawing! She used Random.Org to pick a random number that was assigned to each entry and the winner was....

#188 - Lisa Eisner 

Congrats Lisa on winning the US prize package of $117 in Stampin' Up! product.  

United Kingdom 
Sadly there weren't any entries for the LNS Fall Treasure Hunt in the United Kingdom.  We're hoping that this will change when the next blog hunt is held in the Spring of 2014. 

Follow Up:

A big thank you to all the LNS Treasure hunt blog participants who donated money for the prizes in Canada and the US and posted clues and updates on your blogs.  You know who you are, and your full participation in this blog hunt is greatly appreciated.  

Even though this blog hunt has drawn to a successful end, I'll be leaving the list of LNS blog links on my site and encourage you to continue to check out these sites as there are lots of really cool tips, projects and ideas on these blogs.  I know I'll be returning to some of my favs just to see what's new.

Happy Stamping Everyone!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Single Markers - June 25 - October 31st

Just a reminder October will soon be coming to an end, and with that so will this excellent deal on Single Markers. 

If you want to take advantage of updating your single markers check out what's on this list before it's too late:

Ooops! I Missed Out on Weekly Deals and Thank You Thursdays

Last week was a busy one and I didn't have a lot of time to spend checking out all the new memos and updates from Stampin' Up!  I apologize but better later than never.  Here's what I didn't get around to telling you about.

Thank You Thursdays:
To celebrate publishing their 250th blog post, Stampin Up is offering a special deal each week from their online store. In order to take advantage of this offer you need to go to the Stampin' Up! blog on Thursdays this month and see what the special is.  Here's the blog link:

Weekly Deals:
On Tuesday, October 8, Stampin' Up! began updating the online store with a few weekly deals for you to enjoy. You’ll want to make sure you check back every week to see what they're offering. Please note that these deals will be offered “while supplies last” and that the discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.  Here are this weeks deals:

Your Online Shopping Experience is About to Get Better!

Stampin' Up has just announced some good news for On-line Stampin' Up! Shoppers.   On October 15 at 10:00 AM (MT) Stampin' Up will be enhancing their ordering features for online customers. Here are the new benefits:

  • All orders will now go through a demonstrator. If you've already selected me as a demonstrator in the past, no worries you don't have to repeat the process.  If you're a brand new On-line Shopper, I hope you'll pick me as your demonstrator.
  • No more preferred pricing. This system was kind of confusing for folks so because everyone will have to have a demonstrator now for their order to be processed, eliminating preferred pricing simplifies this process.
  • Guest checkout. If you've been hesitating about using the On-line system because you don't want to commit to creating an account or having someone have your contact information, no worries, you'll no longer be deterred from ordering because of this. As of tomorrow, you'll be able to shop as a "guest". You'll still be required to select a demonstrator, and I hope that's me, but you'll be able to select whether to pass on your contact information to me - and that will be up to you.
  • New features for our shopping bag. One of the big bugs about the old system was that you couldn't save your order and go do something else.  If you left the system you'd have to start all over the next time you came on-line.  Well not anymore! Customers can now easily save bag contents. Also, when adding items to your bag, you can choose to go directly to the bag or continue shopping. You'll now see a progress bar on the order to guide you through the ordering process.
  • Enjoy more images. You asked for it--you got it. Additional product images are bigger and easier to view.What a relief!
  • Enhanced sorting. Oh, and now you'll be able to sort the merchandise on your order based on  newest or oldest--a real plus when you want to see the latest MDS downloads.
  • Sale prices will be clearly marked. Items on sale are clearly marked without having to add them to your bag (as shown below). You can also sort products by the sales price (instead of according to the original price).  
  • Contact preferences. As stated above if you're a guest you'll be able to state whether you want to be contacted (by Stampin' Up! or by a demonstrator) or not. (See the check box at the bottom of the screenshot below.)

Choose me:

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