Saturday, May 23, 2015

ButterBeeScraps - Having Fun Creating Beautiful Necklaces

Hello everyone!  Today, I have three new necklaces to share with you.  I have been busy designing a bunch of jewelry so be prepared to see a few more jewelry posts lol.  I created three necklaces using the same base piece but they all have totally different looks.  I hope you like them! :)


Here is a look at the first necklace I designed.  Fleur de lis & Patina Wings Assemblage Necklace.  I used the Bronze Necklace Base J368-B and then added the Antique Silver Wing Charms (Item #J327-S) and Bronze Fleur de lis.


I used Patina Rub-N-Buff on the wings and then I added silver micro beads to the wings and fluer de lis.  I added a black rose Resin Flower Embellishments (Item #RES606-BK) to the center of the fluer de lis and then I added a few SS12 Clear Flat Back Glass Rhinestones for a little bit of sparkle.


Here is a close up of the fluer de lis.




This necklace is definitely a statement piece!


Here is the second necklace I designed and I think this one might be my favorite.  :) Golden Magenta Rose Assemblage Necklace. On this necklace I used a few colors of Lumiere Paints and a flat white paint.  I love how it looks!  After the paint was dry I buffed all of the pieces with steel wool to give it more of a shabby look.  I used the same Bronze Necklace Base J368-B but I added some Pearl Turquoise Lumiere Paint.  Then I added some Gun Metal Roses 7005-GMBronze Filigree Embellishment (Item #150-B) leaves.  I used Pearl Magenta, Halo Pink Gold, and Pearl Emerald Lumiere Paints on the roses and leaves.  Once the paint was dry I buffed them with steel wool.


Then I added some Gun Metal Roses 7005-GMBronze Filigree Embellishment (Item #150-B) leaves.  I used Pearl Magenta, Halo Pink Gold, and Pearl Emerald Lumiere Paints on the roses and leaves.  Once the paint was dry I buffed them with steel wool.


Then I used Bronze Ball End Head PinsBronze Filigree Bead Caps (Item #CAP052-B), and Sm Round, Lg Round, Teardrop--Rose Pink Crystal Beads to create the beaded dangles.


Here is another close up.  I love the look of the bronze and gun metal mixed metals and the pretty shabby colors of paint.


For a little bit of sparkle I added some SS10 Vitrail AB Flat Back Glass RhinestonesSS12 Vitrail AB Flat Back Glass RhinestonesSS16 Vitrail AB Flat Back Glass Rhinestones.  I have to tell you the color in these rhinestones is so gorgeous!  They go from a pink, purple to a green and gold.  Love them!!


All of the necklaces are approximately 18 inches in length.


Here is the third necklace I designed Frosted Rose & Pearl Necklace.  On this necklace you can see a lot more of the Bronze Necklace Base J368-B.  The base is so pretty and has a lot of detail.


For the focal point I added a pretty white pearl rose and some frosted leaves to the center of the necklace.  Then I added RES823-CL sparkly bling and white pearls on each side.


To create the beaded dangles I used Bronze Ball End Head Pins, Bicone Clear Crystal Beads, and White Pearls.


I hope you enjoyed seeing these new necklaces.  If you love to create jewelry or use metals in you artwork I hope you will hop on over to ButterBeeScraps and check it out!

Also, if you are interested in purchasing any of these necklaces you can click HERE to visit my online store or you can click on each necklace listed below.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Fleur de lis & Patina Wings Assemblage Necklace Item Number N012
ButterBeeScraps:  Bronze Necklace Base J368-BAntique Silver Wing Charms (Item #J327-S)Clear Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads - 6mm (Item #BD006-B/CL)8x12mm Faceted Glass Teardrop Beads - Clear AB, 6x8mm Faceted Glass Abacus Beads - Clear ABSS12 Clear Flat Back Glass RhinestonesResin Flower Embellishments (Item #RES606-BK), Bronze Fleur de lisBronze Ball End Head Pins, Bead Caps CAP114-B
Other Supplies:  Aqua Beads, Chain, Jump Rings, Silver Micro Beads, Patina Rub-N-Buff, Sealer, E6000, Lobster Clasp

Golden Magenta Rose Assemblage Necklace Item Number N013
ButterBeeScraps:  Bronze Necklace Base J368-B, Gun Metal Roses 7005-GMBronze Filigree Embellishment (Item #150-B) leaves, Bronze Filigree Bead Caps (Item #CAP052-B)SS10 Vitrail AB Flat Back Glass RhinestonesSS12 Vitrail AB Flat Back Glass Rhinestones, SS16 Vitrail AB Flat Back Glass RhinestonesBronze Ball End Head Pins
Other Supplies:  Sm Round, Lg Round, Teardrop--Rose Pink Crystal Beads, E6000, Lumiere Paint-Pearl Magenta, Halo Pink Gold, Pearl Emerald, Pearl Turquoise, White Flat Paint, Sealer, Steel Wool

Frosted Rose & Pearl Necklace Item Number N014
ButterBeeScraps:  Bronze Necklace Base J368-BRES823-CL Bling, Bronze Ball End Head Pins
Other Supplies:  Pearl Acrylic Rose, Frosted Leaves, Bicone Clear Crystal Beads, Pearls, E6000, Jump Rings, Chain

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - On Trend Birthday Wishes Card

Hello everyone! Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a beautiful but quick and easy birthday wishes card to share with you.


I started with a 5 x 7 ivory card base.  I stamped the sentiment from CR-02172 Grand Handwritten Sentiments Clear Stamps from JustRite Papercraft using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  


Here is a close up of the sentiment.


Next I added a pretty piece of floral pattern paper from the  My Mind's Eye On Trend 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  Then I simply embellished it with a layer of May Arts 3" Floral Lace with Scalloped Edge followed by a pretty bow made from May Arts Spring Silk Mint Green.  Then I added some May Arts 3/8" Multi-Sized Beaded String-White for some fun movement on the card.  I used Prima Miss Godivas Carmel Flowers to create the flower cluster.  Then to finish off the card I added a row of Melissa Frances White Pearls across the top of the card.


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-02172 Grand Handwritten Sentiments Clear Stamps
Paper:  My Mind's Eye On Trend 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Cardstock Ivory
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  May Arts 3" Floral Lace with Scalloped Edge, May Arts Spring Silk Mint Green, May Arts 3/8" Multi-Sized Beaded String-White
Accessories:  Melissa Frances White Pearls, Prima Miss Godivas Carmel Flowers, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Bloom From Within Card

Hello everyone! Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a fun little card with a few layers of embellishments to share with you.


This card is very quick and easy to make.  For the background I used CL-02157 Script Background Cling Stamp from JustRite Papercraft.  I inked up the stamp with Memento Espresso Truffle and then I blotted off some of the ink ink random spots so it would be more faded and give the background and aged look.  Then I inked the edges of the card base.


To create the cluster and layers of fun embellishments I started with the Wilton Paper Doilies - 4" White Lace on the bottom.  Then I cut a banner shape from white paper and stamped the sentiment and flower.  I used the CR-02184 Choose Joy Clear Stamps from JustRite Papercraft.  Then I used some May Arts 3" Printed Burlap - Gold Chevron and the SCD-025 Spellbinders Celebrations Die - Pierced Hearts to die cut the heart.  Here is a little tip--I added packaging tape to the back of the ribbon and then burnished.  Doing this will give a backing to the ribbon and it will be easier to die cut and also it will keep the burlap from fraying apart.  I used 3D Foam Squares on the back of the heart to pop it up a little and add some dimension.  Then I added some Prima Laraine - Blue Lagoon flowers.  To finish off the card I added a few Melissa Frances Pearls - White.


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi




Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-02184 Choose Joy Clear StampsCL-02157 Script Background Cling Stamp
Paper:  Kraft, White
Ink:  Memento Espresso Truffle
Dies:  SCD-025 Spellbinders Celebrations Die - Pierced Hearts
Ribbon:  May Arts 3" Printed Burlap - Gold Chevron
Accessories: Melissa Frances Pearls - White, Prima Laraine - Blue LagoonWilton Paper Doilies - 4" White Lace, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Just A Quick Reminder - Upcoming Stamping Classes

Hello blogging friends!  This is a quick reminder for some upcoming stamping classes.

If you are local and interested here is the information for the classes.  
Please feel free to share this with your crafty friends.

Stamping 101
May 14, 2015
1:45 pm in the Craft Room.
You must register for the class.
In this class you will learn the basics of 
rubber stamping. You’ll create five 
handmade greeting cards using inks, 
stamps, paper and die cut shapes.
All supplies will be provided
for the this class.

Advanced Stamping
May 28, 2015
6:45 pm in the Craft Room.
You must register for the class.
In this class you will make three cards
and learn some new fun techniques.
Please bring your basic 
stamping kit with you.

Open to the public!

The cost for stamping classes;
$15.00 Members $20.00 Non-Members
May 2015

Albert Lea Senior Center
1739 W Main, Albert Lea, MN 56007
(507) 373-0704

STAMPING CLASSES: 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Tutorial Tuesday for JustRite Papercraft - Multi Step Stamping with the MISTI Stamping Tool

Hello everyone!  It's time for Tutorial Tuesday with  JustRite Papercraft and today I will be sharing with you how to use the MISTI Stamping Tool with Multi-Step Stamping.


This is the MISTI Stamping Tool and it is a great to for perfect placement when stamping with 
Multi-Step stamps.  You can also use the MISTI with all clear and cling stamps.  There is a piece of black foam inside the MISTI tool that you use when stamping with clear stamps.


If you want to stamp using cling stamps simply remove the black foam.


These are the two cards that I designed using the MISTI Stamping ToolCR-02187 Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet and CL-02182 A2 Garden View Cling Background Stamp.  The beautiful stamps are from the May 2015 stamp release from  JustRite Papercraft.  I also used CR-02141 Sentimental Damask Vintage Labels Eight Clear Stamps and CR-02152 Best Wishes Clear Stamps for the sentiments.

I have a step-by-step picture tutorial to share with you over on the JustRite Inspiration Blog and you can click HERE to visit the blog.  I also have a video tutorial on YouTube on the JustRite Papercraft YouTube channel and you can click HERE to see the video.  
If you like the video don't forget to give it a thumbs up! :)

Don't forget to leave a comment on the JustRite Inspiration Blog and the Video for a chance to WIN a $25.00 Gift Certificate from JustRite Papercraft.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-02187 Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet, CL-02182 A2 Garden View Cling Background StampCR-02141 Sentimental Damask Vintage Labels Eight Clear StampsCR-02152 Best Wishes Clear Stamps
Paper:  White Cardstock
Ink:  Memento-LuLu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove, Summer Sky, Teal Zeal, Dandelion, Tuxedo Black
Tools:  MISTI Stamping Tool
Accessories:  Ranger Glossy Accents, Glitter, Sequins, White Fun Foam, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Be Happy and Celebrate Card

Hello everyone! Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a beautiful card to share with you that could be used for several different occasions.  


Be Happy and Celebrate--I think this card could be used for a birthday, wedding or anniversary and even a thinking of you card for a friend.  There are lots of gold touches in this card.  


The beautiful floral pattern paper is from  My Mind's Eye On Trend.  This paper pad has a wonderful mix of the mint green to aqua color and coral with touches of gold foil.  As you can see this paper has some little gold flowers in the background.  The Be Happy sentiment was fussy cut from the paper pad and then I added some Gold Mirror Cardstock behind it.  For the Celebrate sentiment I used SCD-029 Fun Sentiments dies and Gold Mirror Cardstock.  To create the little banner I used Little B Foil Tape - Gold Hearts and I put the tape on a piece of the  Gold Mirror Cardstock and since the tape is kind of like a velum some of the gold shows through.  I fussy cut all of the banner pieces and then I added May Arts 5/8" Adhesive Rosettes - White and gold metallic string.  I put Melissa Frances White Pearls in the center of each of the rosette flowers.


Here is a close up of the banner.  I just thought this was a fun and different way to use the washi tape.


I love how all of the gold just pops when the light hits it!  I finished off the card by adding some Prima Miss Godivas Caramel and Prima Abbey (aqua/mint) flowers.


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  My Mind's Eye On Trend, Gold Mirror Cardstock, White Cardstock
Dies:  Spellbinders S4-493 Oval MajestySCD-029 Fun Sentiments
Ribbon:  May Arts 5/8" Adhesive Rosettes - White,
Accessories:  Little B Foil Tape - Gold Hearts, Melissa Frances White Pearls, Prima Miss Godivas Caramel, Prima Abbey (aqua/mint), Glossy Accesnts, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispensers 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mixed Media Sing Out Loud Canvas - JustRite Papercraft May Release Day Three

Hello everyone!  Today, is the third and finally day of the JustRite Papercraft May New Release and I have a fun mixed media canvas to share with you.


How fun is this bright, bold and playful canvas?  Now I will admit using the bright and bold colors for me is a little out of my comfort zone but what the heck--I just had fun with it.  Check out the cute little birdie--love it!!  I used the CL-02157 Script Background Cling Stamp kind of randomly in the background and for the main focal point I used the New CR-02183 Sing Out Loud Clear Stamps.  Lots of fun layers with Ken Oliver Crafts-Color Burst , Stamping, Gesso, and paper piecing.


I don't have a full tutorial for the canvas but I did snap a couple of pictures of the background from when I started working on it.  I actually used a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper and then the finished piece was adhered to a hard canvas board.  I misted the paper with water and then I sprinkled on some of the Pthalo Green and Ultramarine Blue Ken Oliver Crafts-Color Burst .  I let the colors and the water kind of do their magic on their own.  I misted a little more water and then just moved the paper around a little.  Then I used a heat tool to dry the paper and set the colors.  Next I misted more water on to the craft mat where there was still color burst and then I gently tapped the paper into the mix picking up more color.  I did this a few times until I was happy with the look and then I heat set and dried the paper again.  Doing this will add layers and depth to your paper.


Next I did a combination of lightly misting the paper and also spraying some water in to my hands and letting it drop on the paper.  I let the water sit on the paper for a minute or so and then I put a paper towel on top of the paper and blotted to remove the water.  Doing this also removes some of the watercolor wherever the water was.  It creates a fun textured look.


Once I had all of the color added to the background then I sprayed a couple layers of Krylon Clear Satin Sealer on to the paper.  Doing this will seal the colors so you can add layers of other paints, mediums or whatever you would like on top of the background without messing up the background.  Next I used Stazon Jet Black ink and randomly stamped the CL-02157 Script Background Cling Stamp.  When the ink was dry I dry brushed over most of the paper with white gesso.  The gesso does help to tone the colors down just a bit and it covers up some of the script stamping in the background.  Once the gesso was dry then I applied some Golden Glass Bead Gel.  I mixed some of the Ultramarine Blue Color Burst in with the gel.  You can see the beaded gel at the top of this picture (you can click to enlarge the picture for more detail).


The gel does take a little time to dry so while I was waiting on that I stamped and fussy cut the little bird, wing, and flowers,  For the banner I used a EK Success punch.  Once the gel was dry then I started stamping on to the paper.  I stamped all of the images using StazOn Jet Black ink.  Then I wanted to add some shading so I went over the bird and flowers with a Spectrum Aqua Marker Black working in just small areas and then I rubbed and blended out the color with my finger.  Once the shading was done then I added all of the paper piecing.


All of the pattern paper is from the Simple Stories I AM 6 x 6 Paper Pad Collection.  I added 3D Foam Squares to all of the pattern paper pieces except for the body of the bird.


To finish off the piece I added a few pearls.


The Sing Out Loud Clear Stamps is perfect for mixed media, art journaling and card making.  I had a lot of fun playing with the new set and creating the canvas.

Please be sure to visit all of the Design Team Members in the link list below to see all of the fun projects they have created to share with you.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-02183 Sing Out Loud Clear Stamps, CL-02157 Script Background Cling Stamp
Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, Simple Stories I AM 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Ink/Paint:  StazOn Jet Black Ink, Spectrum Aqua Marker Black, Ken Oliver Crafts-Color Burst Pthalo Green, Ultramarine Blue
Punch:  EK Success Banner Punch
Accessories:  Gesso, Krylon Clear Satin Sealer, Golden Glass Bead Gel, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, White Pearls, Gray Twine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Mini Canvas Board

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bloom From Within Card - JustRite Papercraft May New Release Day Two!

Hello blogging friends!  It's day two of the JustRite Papercraft May New Release.  I have to say I am loving this stamp set!!  I love the dainty little vines and flowers along with the sweet sentiments.


Gold foil and gold embossing is so on trend right now and I think it just adds a touch of elegance to any project.  For the background on my card I used a gold foil cardstock and then layered it with a beautiful die cut.  I wanted to keep this card simple but still have the wow factor and I love the white and gold combination.  I used S6-025 6 x 6 Matting Basics A and S6-019 Lovin' Diamonds die templates from Spellbinders to create both of the die cuts.  On the smaller square die cut I stamped the heart shaped wreath image along with one of the sentiments from CR-02184 Choose Joy Clear Stamps using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  


Here is a close up of the stamped image.  I added a few white pearls around the wreath and in the diamonds at the top and bottom of the card.  For the bow I used baby pink seam binding.  I finished the card off by adding a few roses from Wild Orchid Craft Flowers.


Please be sure to visit all of the Design Team Members in the link list below for more beautiful stamping inspiration.











Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-02184 Choose Joy Clear Stamps
Paper:  White, Gold Foil Cardstock
Ink:  Versa Mark
Dies:  Spellbinders  S6-025 6 x 6 Matting Basics A, S6-019 Lovin' Diamonds Dies
Ribbon:  Baby Pink Seam Binding
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, White Pearls, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lilac Bouquet Happy Birthday Shaker Card - JustRite Papercraft New May Release

Hello everyone!  Today, is the first day of the May New Release from JustRite Papercraft.  The Design Team has been busy creating some beautiful projects to share with you!


Here is the card that I designed using the new CR-02181 Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet Clear Stamps from JustRite Papercraft.  If you love multi-step stamping then you are going to love this beautiful lilac stamp set!  Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers so I know this is going to be a stamp set that I will use over and over again.


I used the CR-02181 Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet Clear Stamps to create the pretty background for my shaker card.  For the sentiment I used a Happy Birthday stamp from the CR-03815 Large Fancy Sentiments Clear Stamps from  JustRite Papercraft.


I haven't made a shaker card in years but they are back on trend and hotter than ever so I thought this would be a fun and pretty stamp set to create a shaker card with.  I used the S4-489 Labels Forty Seven die template from Spellbinders to create the frame for the shaker.  I started with a piece of white fun foam and I covered the front and back with Ken Oliver Crafts Stick It Adhesive Sheets and then I used the label dies to die cut the frame shape out of the fun foam.  I also applied the adhesive sheets to the purple cardstock and die cut a frame using the same dies.  Lastly I die cut the label shape from a piece of acetate for the window of the shaker.


Once all the die cuts were made for the shaker part of the card all I had to do was assemble the pieces.  I placed the acetate on top of the fun foam and then the purple frame on top of the acetate.  Then I turned the piece over and filled it with some Cartwright's Sequins and Martha Stewart Micro Beads-Blue Topaz, Kunzite (pink).  To finish it off I added the stamped die cut to the back.  Making shaker cards with die cuts is easy peasy.  :)


To finish off the card I used the two largest die templates in the S5-230 Romantic Rose set and made a couple of die cuts for the background of the card.  I also added a few white pearls.

Please be sure to visit each of the Design Team Members in the link list to see their beautiful projects.













Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have a beautiful day!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-02181 Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet Clear Stamps, CR-03815 Large Fancy Sentiments Clear Stamps
Paper:  White, Lavender, Purple
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento LuLu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Summer Sky, Teal Zeal, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove, Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinders S4-489 Labels Forty Seven, S5-230 Romantic Rose
Accessories:  Ken Oliver Crafts Stick It Adhesive Sheets, Fun Foam, Acetate, Cartwright's Sequins, Martha Stewart Micro Beads-Blue Topaz, Kunzite (pink), White Flat Back Pearls, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Monday, May 4, 2015

UPDATE --- Joann.com Online Haul - Disappointed - Frustrated!!!

Hello everyone!  Sorry for the delay in this post--life happens and other things came up but I am here today to give you an update on my Joann.com haul.  If you missed the original post yo can click HERE to check out the pictures and details of this lovely mess. 


This is what the box looked like when I opened it.  Almost all of the beads were glass or porcelain and there was not one little piece of packaging material or bubble wrap.


This is just part of the tangled mess.

So, I called a couple of different numbers for Joann.com--even the corporate office but they would NOT put me through to anyone in management--even though I asked 3 or 4 times to speak to someone else.  After explaining to the lady what had happened--the tangled mess and scratched, chipped and broken beads--she just said she was sorry for the inconvenience and they would refund me for the beads that were damaged.  I explained to her that the beads were on sale at the time of purchase and I thought they should either replace the beads or refund me the replacement price since I could no longer purchase the beads on sale.  She said they could replace the beads BUT first they would have to do a refund and once I received the refund then I would have to call back and reorder them.  Seriously?  

I said can't you just send me a replacement instead of the refund?  Nope--they have to do the refund first.  But here's the thing I had paid for the order using a gift card and PayPal.  So part of the refund is going to Pay Pal and the other part has to go on a gift card.  Then she says it will take 2-3 weeks to get the gift card!!!  Mind you during this time I asked again to speak to a manager and she wouldn't transfer me to one.  AND on top of waiting 2-3 weeks to get a gift card once I receive the gift card then I will have to call back and go through everything again to get a replacement on the beads!!  I had to read off all of the product item numbers and description to her the first time around because the papers with product numbers from their shipping center don't match the actual item numbers---SO I would have to go over ALL of this AGAIN when I call back because I was told there wasn't enough room in the NOTES section on the computer for her (Joann.com employee) to add all of the information.  

I told her NO THANKS!!!  I WILL NOT order from Joann.com again!!!  I would just take the refund and buy beads somewhere else.  Oh and I forgot to mention she said I could keep the damaged beads and didn't have to send them back--like she was doing me a big favor.  She was so chipper and happy about it like it was a gift or something.  I told her there was no way I was making a trip to the PO anyways.  The beads were going in the trash because I couldn't use them.  It was like she TOTALLY didn't get the fact that the beads were scratch, chipped and broken and I can't use them.  

She said that if I changed my mind at anytime and wanted to place an order I could call them as soon as my order was placed and they would flag the order to make sure that it received special attention and packaging!?!?!?  
I replied by saying--
Why should one person's order be special?  
Shouldn't each order get the same attention to detail and be packaged properly?  
Shouldn't that just be part of the job description???  
 SERIOUSLY WTH???  (didn't say this part BUT I sure was thinking it!!!)

She didn't answer any questions--she just replied by saying again I am sorry about your order and I hope you are happy with how I have helped you today.  
Then I did say SORRY BUT NO I AM NOT HAPPY!!!!!

I also told her that I was a professional blogger and a freelance designer in the craft industry and in a little over 8 yrs of blogging I have never posted anything negative about a company on my blog--but this was too much NOT to post it!!  And that I posted it on FB!!  I asked her if she wanted my blog information so someone higher up could maybe see the pictures and the package I received.  She said oh no that's ok I believe you.  I said to me it's not a matter of if you believe me or not I know I am telling you the truth and what I received in the mail--it is there--the pictures are the proof and someone should see how the packaging is being done.  Don't you think someone might WANT to see this and make some changes!?!?  Then she went on to say she didn't have room for my blog link in her notes!!  WOW!!!

I don't even know what to think or say other than I WISH someone of some importance with Joann.com would see this post!!!  After reading the comments on my original blog post and on FB it sounds like there are some real issues and changes need to be made within the company.  I know I won't be ordering from Joann.com again!!  :(  When I think about the amount of time spent on this whole mess and trying to get some type of refund I think there is a LOT more they could have done to make this right.

Thanks for all of your comments on the original post!  I also received several email from people suggesting other places to order beads from.  Thank you and yes I have ordered from those other places as well and will continue to order from them.  :)

Hugs,
Heidi

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