No photos with this post, just a sincere apology.
I know many Stampin' Up! demonstrators follow my blog and read my stamping related posts on Facebook and I am grateful that you like me and my stuff enough to do so.
Yesterday, I did a really stupid thing and I fear it may have potentially caused others to follow suit.
I attached a photo of the cover of the new catalog to my client e-mail which posts to my Facebook page. And, I had a photo of it on my blog sidebar as well.
This is a no-no with Stampin' Up! We are not allowed to post any photographs of printed materials from upcoming catalogs or promotions until the live date. We are allowed to post projects made with products, but nothing else.
In my excitement to "tease" the new catalog - it really is awesome! - I completely forgot this rule and showed the catalog cover online.
If you know me, you know that integrity is everything to me and I would never want to do something that breaks a rule and especially if it leads someone else to do the same.
As you've probably guessed, someone saw my photo in one of those places and contacted Stampin' Up! to notify them of the violation. To whoever that was, I am grateful that you did and I thank you for being diligent and acting quickly.
Stampin' Up! contacted me and within minutes of receiving the message, I had removed the photos and posts. I was mortified to say the least.
I debated on whether to post this, but I've seen a few demonstrator posts on Facebook that spoke of violations being noticed and warnings given. Believe me, I never want to be the example where a warning has to be given! So if I caused you to do the same because you trust me, then please accept my apology for leading you astray. I'm humbled that you trust me to do the right thing, but we all make mistakes and this is one time I did.
Thanks for reading, I appreciate you all so much!