…to not posting in my blog tonight. If it were a Friday, I wouldn’t have (not posting on Friday’s is becoming normal for me). But, alas, tis only Wednesday. It’s just been a really long day, with some disappointments, but some highlights too.
The disappointing bit? It’s time to start asking folks who have booked afternoon sessions to plan on keeping those sessions indoors. I was hoping to keep shooting outside for another couple of weeks before the heat took over… but today was brutal. I always do my best to keep my clients in the shade as much as possible – but that puts me right at the mercy of the elements. And today was bad. Even with sun screen my face was bright red by the time I got done. Thankfully, most of that was heat and it faded to a less noticeable pink by evening. We’ll still be fine shooting outdoors in the evenings, but it’s time to start looking at indoor locations during the afternoons (which always makes me kinda sad).
The cool bit? I’m so totally in love with HEARTSY that it’s ridiculous. Seriously. Okay, don’t know what Heartsy is yet? Here’s the low down. Heartsy is basically the Groupon of the hand crafted world. Generally they are for Etsy merchants, and they are AWESOME! I’ve only been a Heartsy member for a few days and I’ve already purchased TWO of them.
I got me a couple of fabulous crocheted hats coming from one vendor, and another is making me a custom iPad case to match my camera bags. Wanna know how much I’ve spent? Less than ten bucks! I am so freakin’ hooked on Heartsy, it’s ridiculous. Love it!
Wanna get yourselves something cool? Sure, you can just head over there and sign up… BUT, if you go from this link: http://heartsy.me/users/133015/referral?c=plink You can get a $5 sign up bonus, and I’ll love you forever because you’ll give me a bonus when you make your first purchase. And, like I said… Heartsy ADDICT!
Once you sign up, you will totally want to sign up for the Heartsy VIP service. I think it was only about eight bucks, and with your sign up bonus it’s only $3. Why do you want this? Because you get bonus dollars to spend at each of the vendors AND they’ll give you another $10 bonus to spend on a voucher… so basically it’s FREE MONEY!
Repeat after me: TD is a Heartsy addict!
LMAO Okay, tell me if you see a down side, because I haven’t found one yet. Today I put in orders on Etsy that came to a total of $80, and I spent less than ten. Folks are totally getting awesome hand made stuff for Yule this year.
So yeah… disappointing day in some respects. But on the TD-is-getting-some-super-awesome-custom-hand-made-stuff-for-next-to-nothing front? Darn good day. LOL And I know this totally reads like one of those gawd awful advertorials (ads that are passed off as editorials), but I couldn’t help it. I’m hooked.
Oh! One of the vendors who’s voucher I purchased (for the iPad bag that they are customizing with an adjustable strap and extra pocket) still has some vouchers left. Check them out at: http://heartsy.me/users/133015/deal_referral/3446/ With the VIP perks, it’s $12 for $38 dollars store credit… apply your five dollar sign up bonus and ten dollar VIP bonus and you’ll be getting it for $5 (if I did my math correctly). LMAO
And I’ll say it again: TD is a Heartsy Addict.
I can’t help but share a good thing. 😉
Just thought I’d share a few really awesome deals I stumbled across this week. 🙂
If you’ve ever thought of trying your hand at Digiscrapping, now is definitely the time. Totally Twisted Scraps is holding a HUGE sale in honor of the designers birthday. This was one deal I couldn’t pass up, I’m downloading all the files as I’m writing up this post. LOL And no, I’m not getting anything in exchange for sharing, nor was I asked to share. I just absolutely love all the kits that TTS has created and wanted to make sure that no-one missed out on this amazing deal. And when I say it’s an amazing deal, I really mean it’s an amazing deal. Her entire catalogue is worth over $190, but you can by EVERYTHING, every single kit, for one price… $10. So yeah. I’d say it’s a good time to try out a new hobby. 😉
Click on the image below to head to her store.
Today is the first day in over a week that I’ve actually had time that I could be devoting to doing up a scrapbook layout… but I’m just not feeling it. LOL So I’ll just share some more great scraptastic stuff I found. 😉
Sugar Pie Scraps has a contest going on over at Enchanted Studio Scraps. Just browse her store there, and add your favourite kit to your wishlist. She’ll randomly choose someone to get their favourite kit for free… and there is no better deal than free. LOL
The SPS store is located here: http://enchantedstudioscraps.com/xcart/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=90
The last deal I’d like to share is for a mega kit that’s also available at ESS. Four different designers collaborated on this kit, and all proceeds are being donated to the Susan B. Korman Foundation. It is onsale for only $7.00, which is 53% off. The kit is really lovely, and while the theme is Breast Cancer Awareness, it’s a very versatile kit. One you won’t regret adding to your scrapping library.
You’ll find the kit here: http://www.enchantedstudioscraps.com/xcart/product.php?productid=3301&cat=320&page=1
So that’s it for this Scraptastic Saturday.
Be good to one another, and have a Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!