Monday, March 29, 2010

Check out the Blog Candy No Longer Spotlighting Scor-Pal

UPdated posts.... A little problem .
UPDATED UPDATE: Scor-Pal contaced me last night (via email) telling me their webstore was down for 2 days (not their email) Although I understand that issue, I still don't understand the lack of acknowledgement before that. Maybe I pulled the spotlight too soon, but in my heart I didn't want it to go on until the end with some person being very disappointed.

When I do a spotlight I always up until now have had product in hand to make sure that I will have the freebie to give when the spotlight is over, however with scor-pal they have opted to not send me the product, but said they will mail it themselves to the winner. The week before the spotlight I always contact the company with the write-up, letting them know their spotlight is coming up at the first of the week, however scor-pal has not acknowledge my current emails. Since I cannot afford to purchase one to give away . I am pulling the sponsorship. In place of this I have listed blog candy and it is open to everyone, not just North America. I know this is not as good as a scor-pal, but it is the best I could do.


I am so sorry and I will try never to let this happen again. Thank you so much for your understanding. This will run until the 28th of March with the winner being announced on Monday March 29.
For all of you who left posts on the scor-pal, I have left them on this post and have tried to contact you via email. If you prefer to not be included in the blog candy, just let me know using the email in my side bar and I will remove your entry. This is open to ALL

Again I am so sorry.

I know this in no way makes up for a scor-pal.

Cuttlebug die - Spring

Cuttlebug die - Party

Basic Grey Paper pack 6 x 6 - Wisteria

Petaloo- Flora Doodles

Scrappy Cats - Clear Stamps Pretty blooms

Mark Richards Pearls & dots - 3 pkgs 1 each of 3mm gold metallic, blue clear dots and 1 5mm pink

Pkg of assorted pink and red paper flowers

Michaels Bridal Table Confetti flowers. 100 assorted colors.

5 pkgs of assorted charms and embellishments

21 assorted ribbons from my ribbon stash each is at least 2 feet of ribbon for a total of 42 feet of ribbon.

I will try to scrounge up more items that will fit into my flat rate mailer.

Thank you so much for your understanding and your lovely emails understanding the situation.

43 comments:

KarenB said...
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Carmen said...

I've heard about this product but never knew what it was... till now. That's what you get for having a non-cardmaker stalking you Sally! *g*

Good luck all you Northern Americans :D I'll stick it on my sidebar as well Sally, you never know - I do get some American peeps come visit :)

stampinfrog said...

Fantastic company to spotlight this week. I have a scor pal and it is one of the best tools!I just wished they had put in 1/8"!
Don't put me in the running for one since I already have one!Just wanted you to know I have put your spotlighting on my side blog roll for candy!
Hugs,Connie

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

WOW the stars must be in perfect alignment. My girlfriend and I were just talking about how much we want a Scor-Pal. I have see and heard but do not have. I hate when I get my good CS paper out, cut it so nice and then fold, it "cracks" at the fold and you see the white of the paper. To me it's such a waist. I see that Scor-Pal will eliminate all that. Just to be able to make all the possibility of cards that are out there. What a DREAM Come true it would be.
I will make sure Big Mamma's Stampin House tells everyone that comes by.

Annmaree said...

oh yes I've seen these, wonderful thing. I would love to get my mitts on one eventually!

Shannon Roberts said...
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Maggi said...

That sounds so cool, I've never tried this tool before! Carmen sent me over!

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Sally
Unfortunately I can't enter this time because I'm not in North America as you know :-), but I have a score pal and how I managed without one I do not know, it's just amazing with you can do with it.
I shall post on my blog.
Hugs Linda

Sheng said...

Wow!! Score Pal! I currently don't own one but have seen the tutorials on it. Thanks for this chance at winning one.

Will post on my sibebar.

Nikki Schmaltz said...

What a wonderful story! I didn't know this about the creator. I have always wanted one of these and am happy to know that my frayed folds would be "healed!"...lol Thanks for the info on this Sally. I'll post about this tomorrow:)

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking I needed to get something like this. I have not tried this one though. but need one for scoring fun. I have you in my candybar.

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Domna said...

I now about it,but never used. And want to have. Help me with it! :))

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am a new Scor-Pal user. Santa brought me one because I was a good girl. I always used blank cards as my base but now I am more apt to make a base from scratch. I get a nice crease, with no boo boos. I also try different 3D projects because it is easier.

Shannon Roberts said...

Sally! I think the new candy is amazing! Glad to still be in the running!!

Heidi said...

This is a beautiful prize to give away- very generous! No problem to not have the scor pal at this time.

Sarpreet said...

Sounds like a pain! what you are doing is fab! promoting them. And i am happy you pulled the plug on them - it serves them right - i hope they read your blog and these comments. for showing such poor service - i will definitely not be buying from them! The candy is way above the call of duty and thank you for the opportunity to win some candy

Lorraine A said...

Don't feel bad Sally :) This is an amazing candy and so generous of you :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lynne in NI said...

Aww, Sally, sorry to hear about all the hassle you had from ScorPal ... their loss, missing out all all this publicity! And thanks for the 'replacement' candy, its fabulous!
:o)

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Hi Sally x I think it is a nice thing you are doing x Leigh x

Nikki said...

Sally this is so Sweet of you to do this it's to bad about ScorPal but your Candy is just WOW talk about a replacement Scorwhat it's called :)
hugs Nikki
I'd still love to try for your candy

KarenB said...

Hi Sally, I can imagine it must have put you in a difficult position, but I think you were absolutely right to withdraw your post if you felt you couldn't guarantee availability of a promised prize. You've come out with your integrity intact and I'm sure everyone will understand. Now that you have a candy open to all, I'd love to join in, and I'm placing it in my sidebar now :) Thank you so much for your generosity.

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Rita said...

Well I think Scor-pal lost out & you did a great job recovering from what must have been a very difficult decision. I also have scor-pal & could not live without it.

ephrath said...

Thank you for the right to participate.

http://ephrath.blogspot.com/2010/03/candy-blog_3184.html

Leanne said...

Sally, you shouldn't feel so bad about them not getting back to you - its not your fault.

To offer such wonderful candy, well, just shows what an absolute gem of a lady you are.

Hugs
Leanne
xxxx

Debbi said...

That is so nice of you, Sally, to offer such a great prize when Scor-Pal bailed. So sorry for the hassle to you, but the candy looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.
*smiles*
debbi

Moni said...

Gorgeous candy, I want to win! Hugs;moni

paperscissors said...

i praise you for your faithfulness to your followers, i find the replacement candy more desirous. i have linked from my blog! thanks for your genuine heart!
http://longlivescissorsandpaper.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-candy.html

scrappyjacky said...

What a wonderful gesture....and personally I think this is much better candy than a scor-pal.Thanks for the chance.

jachelle said...

Sally, You're amazing! Even when a company bails out on you, you still come up with an even better giveaway. Love the giveaway!

Take heart, everything happens for a reason. :)

*hugz*
♥Jachelle

Smita said...

That's so unfortunate and so non-professional from a company like theirs! Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous candy anyway.

Good luck to everyone else. And big hugs to you, Sally.

Smita

Jeanette said...

That wasn't very nice of Scor-pal. But, this is a fine alternative. I
love your blog candy selection.
Pick me!

Jeanette

Allison said...

thats a shame about the sponsor- generous candy its fab
Thanks for chance to win
AllisonX

hlcarroll said...

That's not very nice of scor-pal :O(, but this is fab candy, thank you for the chance to win! Hannah xx

Anne B. said...

This blog candy is wonderful! Count me in. :)

abackman66 at hotmail.com

Lynsey said...

Your candy looks fab, who needs a scroe pal? I couldn't enter for that one anyway being in UK. Thanks for the opportunity xLynseyx

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

hi sally
sorry i havent been on for a little while... just not enough hours in the day.. i am sorry to hear your having to pull your spot light on scor-pal.. i use mine all the time... !! but i would love a chance to win your new goodies..they look fab...!!! hope you get everything sorted soon...
kaz-za

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Sally,

I'm so sorry that you had to deal with all of the Scor-Pal stress this week, but you have handled a very difficult situation with grace and integrity and I'm proud to regularly feature your candy and blog on my sidebar! :-)

Please enter me in the draw, and trust me, this is a fab prize that any of your readers would be more than happy to win!

Hugs,
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

P.S. I'm also sponsoring a giveaway thru the weekend, so please stop by if you have a moment for a chance to win! :-)

gocanucksgo said...

Hi Sally! Sorry to hear that you had to go through all of that. No one needs more stress =/ Thanks for allowing everyone a chance to this candy =) Keep up the fantastic work!!!!

Cathy said...

Wow Sally, I think you did right by not spot lighting them. You came up with lovly gifts all by yourself. I would be honored to win. That is so nice of you to do that.

tanya904 said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win the amazing candy please count me in!!
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Hi Sally, I have just popped over to thank you for the lovely message of support you left me the other day re 'The anon Comments' I got and you said you had simular probs. I'm here if you need to chat sweetie.
I have just read this post and how strange of the company?? ....however, please do not apologise, look at the beautiful candy you have here in place of the score pal. I think this is so generous of you...if you have been through a rough time its friends I believe should be sending you goodies. Bless your heart.
Hugs
Lisa.xxx