Welcome to Snazzys blog where we hope to offer you regular inspiration using all the latest products both in store and the new Snazzys Online version. Plus, previews of upcoming workshops, product previews and reviews, mini tutorials and so much more.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Busy, busy, busy.....

What a week!

Last weekend was Artstamps England at Newbury and we were busy, busy, busy! Saturday was a tad hectic, but on Sunday we had a bit more time to have a chat, which is always nice.

The demo was Pan Pastels with Dylusions stamps and masks, Crafter's Workshop masks, with Glitz Design and Kaisercraft background stamps. We had a blast despite Val's stinking cold and sore throat so, see you all same time, same place next year.

(Picture snaffled from Minxy - Gillian, Minxy and Hels at Ally Pally this Spring)

Now to the really important things. Today is Snazzy's DT Co-ordinator Gillian's birthday and as well as sending her loads of birthday greetings, virtual hugs and a little something in the post, we need to say a very important word that just doesn't seem to cover it really, but a big THANKYOU will have to do.
Gillian is not only a very talented teamie who creates fantasic art for us month after month she is the absolute foundation of Snazzy's Design Team. Without her there would be no DT, she is the one who keeps everything running so smoothly that you can just enjoy the Teams' art, makes everything happen to schedule and is always so tolerant of us picking her brains. When she agreed to take on the DT role just over a year ago she made our day, and continues to do so on a very regular basis.

So, altogether now, thank you Gillian and lots of very happy birthday wishes fron all of us!

Also today, and a complete co-incidence, the online store finally goes live.

Before you get over excited though I have to say that although the stucture of the site is all in place, there are a lot of empty categories as yet with only around 500 stamp plates plus all the Pan Pastels (Pan Pastel tools tomorrow!) currently showing. We will be loading more items every day and by the end of the month should have all the stamps, inkpads, powders and paints we stock loaded with the papers, cardstocks & blanks to follow. The upside is that each time you look you will find more to see, and hopefully buy, so do bear with us.  

The direct URL is http://snazzysstore.com/ or you can simply click the shop online button on the main website at www.snazzystampingandscrapbooking.co.uk

Thanks for your patience and for visiting xx

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Snazzys New Online store

Good Morning Snazzy Stampers
with yet another grey, wet day in prospect we have some cheering news.

The very long awaited online store will go live on Thursday 12 July, probably around 3pm.

The structure of the site is complete, tested and fully working and we will try really hard not to tinker with this anytime soon. You will be able to get to the online store directly, from links on our blogs, Twitter & Facebook and also from the 'Shop Online' button on the main website.
More details soon.

As you may be able to see from the rather blurred screen capture above we have kept the design really plain and simple - we will get a better shot of the outside of the store once the skies brighten up and it stops raining! We have had some rather intense discussions on the product categories along the way and, in the interests of keeping the navigation as simple as possible, have tried to keep the number of categories as low as posssible. Time will tell whether this proves to be the right approach.

At the point the site goes live it will boast only around 1500 item lines with around a further 4500 to be added over the next month or so. We will load these as fast as we can with a blend of new items arriving in the store and the catch up on core stock items being loaded each week.

We are planning lots of additional features such as videos and tutorials to help you make the most of your purchases, and these will link from the product categories. We have already filmed a couple of these with lots more in the pipeline and the plan is to add these gradually over the Summer and into the Autumn. We will also working on providing links to products in the online store from the workshop and the new gallery pages of the main website which we hope you will find helpful.

That's all for now, but lots to look forward to, so do keep dropping by to check on our progress. 

Keep dry xx

PS A very happy Birthday to our very own Ms Independence, Lyndz, from two very proud parents. xx