Happy new year, everyone! I know we're all wishing and hoping for a better year than the last. (Can we just count last week as part of 2020?) It's been a rough transition into the new year for me personally, and I'm definitely hoping the days ahead are brighter. I figured it was time for a little update so here we go:
In a Creative Bubble // Shop News
Thank you for your patience as I worked on some shop maintenance behind-the-scenes at In a Creative Bubble! The site is now live again and those of you waiting to make orders can head to the site.
I am so grateful that the creative community's continued, enthusiastic support has allowed this little digital store to flourish over the years. Seeing my designs being put to use on your memory keeping projects always puts a smile on my face and I'm thankful that you've found these products helpful for documenting your stories.
With growth does come some changes, and in 2021, I will be charging GST/HST on Canadian orders. I was hoping to be able to implement this while doing the site maintenance, but it appears that Big Cartel (my e-commerce platform) has a very simplified set up/website back end and is not the best platform for setting up these rates. As a result, I've temporarily disabled/suspended Canadian orders as I work on exploring options and possible solutions for charging GST/HST on Canadian orders. To my Canadian customers, I apologize for the inconvenience and I appreciate your continued patience as I figure out a solution!
As for an update on UK/Brexit VAT, Big Cartel has gotten back to me with the following: "We don't have specific details to share on how Big Cartel will be handling this at this time - our legal team is looking into whether OMP (online marketplace provider) status applies to us based on the guidelines set forth. We will keep you posted as we get updates on this." Unfortunately, this means that I will have to continue the policy of no longer allowing orders to UK addresses. I'm sorry and wish I had better news to share.
In a Creative Bubble // Elsewhere
It's been awhile since I've updated you on the recent collaborations I've had the pleasure of working on. As much as I love the convenience of digital products, it is always so awesome to have tangible products to use too, especially since I'm a hybrid scrapbooker (combining my love of digital + physical supplies!). I'm delighted to share these projects: