February 8, 2014

Discussion of Upcoming Changes AND the Saturday Sneak Peek

See, I told you I'd get caught up in the Olympics!  When I went to bed last night I watched a 45 min. special "On the Road to the Olympics" and then watched the Men's and Pairs short program for the team Figure Skating Competition.  So with dreams filled with skating and snowboarding all over the place (not sure where the snowboarding came from unless it was because they listed who qualified for the semi finals in slope), let's just say it wasn't the most restful sleep.  Well at least I'm finally here.  However, before I get on with today's sneak peek, I wanted to discuss some of the changes about to take place over here.

For the last couple months, Naomi has been very busy changing the store around to serve you better.  While doing so, she also toyed around with some other changes that she'd like to implement.  Today, I'm going to share a little bit about those changes.

Somewhere around the beginning of June last year, we implemented a schedule where freebies and new releases were posted bi-weekly on opposite weeks.  That format served us well these past seven months.  During that time we even managed to build up a small team of dedicated ladies to showcase Naomi's digi stamps.  Well, it is time once again to change things around a bit.  While change can be difficult for some, it is good for the soul because it doesn't allow us to stagnate in any one situation for too long a time period.  As the focus of this blog switches, so must the format.

Therefore, Naomi has decided that she no longer will be giving out regularly scheduled freebies.  Now those of you that love getting Naomi's images, don't panic just yet.  Note I said, 'regularly scheduled freebies'.  I didn't say there wouldn't be any, just that they will no longer be handed out on a bi-weekly basis or in any set pattern.  Naomi may decide to do a freebie one month and then none the next.  Then you might get two or three over the course of a couple weeks.  That is why it will still be important to continue to pop by on a regular basis so you don't miss out on any potential freebies.

So, that leave our new releases.  Naomi has been itching to do more and more digi creation and as a result is planning on having a new release almost every single week.  I say almost because there might be some months where we decide to give our hard working team members a little time off AND because of something else we are looking at incorporating every once and awhile--CHALLENGES!  Yup, you read that correctly.  Over the course of the rest of this year we are planning on having three special challenges.  If everything goes according to plan, there will be one in March, one in July and the final one for the year, one in November.  Now, I'm not going to get into any more detail about the challenges right now.  I have to leave somethings up for surprise, don't I?  Besides, the very first one is only 3 and 1/2 weeks away so you'll be hearing about it soon enough!

The other big change is in regards to the day of the week we will be showcasing New Releases.  Starting this coming week, our New Release posts will take place on Wednesdays.  So that means that almost every single Wednesday, you will be able to feast your eyes not only on the newest digital images going into the store, but also on some great inspiration provided by our team members.  Wednesdays are going to be wonderful around here!

AND don't worry, you'll still have the opportunity to participate and win goodies with our sneak peek guesses and of course have the opportunity to win a copy of each new release.  Nothing is changing as far as that goes.

Now since we no longer have a Freebie Team and a New Release Team, our teams will be undergoing some slight changes as well, although there will still be two of them.

First up is....
Team Bugaloo which consists of currently active members--Vicky and Monica.  You'll be seeing Team Bugaloo's creations this coming Wednesday, February 12th.  In case you are interested, Bugaloo is a slang term, often used as a name for showing affection or endearment towards a person.

Then next up is... 
Team Bugalug which consists of currently active members--Suze and Judith. You'll be seeing Team Bugalug's creations the following week, on February 19th.  The word Bugalug is an Australian term of endearment.

Don't you just love the new team names?  Cute as a bug's ear right?  Now just because the gals are divided, doesn't mean that you won't sometimes see a member of Bugaloo showcase a card when Bugalug is scheduled and vise versa.  Some of our gals have extra time on their hands and it is always great to be able to showcase another way to use Naomi's images.

Well, I think that that covers it for now.  Naomi and I are looking forward to switching things up around here and we hope that you will continue to stick around and grow with us.

So on that note, how about we get to this Saturday's sneak peek while it is still Saturday in most parts of the world...

This coming Wednesday marks the launch of a new three week collection of images.  Of course I'm not going to tell you the theme yet...although you can find a hint of it elsewhere on the blog if you look around a bit...
Have you got your thinking caps firmly in place?  If you have an idea of what you think the OVERALL image may be, no matter how outrageous the guess, please offer it up by Tuesday, Feb. 11th at 12:00 pm EST (noon) in a comment on this post to be eligible to win a possible goody.

Don't Forget...

There is still an opportunity to win a copy of Naomi's latest release, 'Snowden'.  Click HERE and scroll down to find out how.
Thanks for popping in!  Have a wonderful week everyone and I will see you all on Wednesday!  Of course, now I also have to remember to get the post done on Tuesday night instead of Wednesday so wish me luck!



5 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

My guess is a bouquet of hearts. Congrats to Naomi on all the new changes! Lisa, you will be a very busy lady (like you aren't already)! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thanks for a bit of fun today!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds like some good changes for you all!! :)

Edwina said...

It has a heart, so it has to do with a Valentine Celebration. Edwina Brown

Kimberly Goodman said...

It is a huge birthday cake covered in heart picks and other finery to make it the most specialist cake ever for my birthday on the 13th. I will not say how many candle as we don't want to start a fire.

Sarah said...

I think it is heart balloons. Sarah W