190405-BONZA Email

Note from Sally:

 
Hey Gang!!! Let's get off to a great start! Are you in? Here's an update!
We have sooooo many new members and we've had sooooo much going on... we're going to take the time to get everyone up to speed here.

My team and I are so grateful to all of the wonderful members that bring us joy every day as we have been workin' like crazy to create something outrageously unique in the sewing world. There aren't enough "thanks" to show how much we appreciate the kind words every day!!!! 🌺

We have always said "Sewing is just the excuse that brings us all together." To that end, just know that the work we do extends far beyond popping a pattern out there. We are building a strong, INTERACTIVE, community that does some mighty wonderful things for some pretty terrific people every day. If you're new to us, we hope you participate in all we do and gain an appreciation for being one of our tribe. ❤️😘❤️

Lots to cover... this is damn near a magazine this time... lol... so let's go!

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For all our new folks, first... this is BONZA! : 

 

 

The one above is made from Tula Pink Zuma. These gorgeous fabrics are still available through our link on fabric.com . The BONZA is slightly larger than our classic Bionic Gear Bag and also has special reinforcements to help it hold its shape - beautifully! If you'd like to see it next to a BGB or Mother Lode, please head on over to the home page on sewlikearockstar.com and see the "Comparison Video" that is on that front page. 🌺

We will be mentioning our Mojo Mastery Workshop in this article, so for our new folks and to remind everyone else, here's three of the Mojo's...

 

 

From left to right: Mini Mojo, Original Mojo and the Itty Bitty Mojo

But hey.. we're here to talk BONZA! 

 

 


First, Catch Up Time...

This project was originally planned to get rolling in January-February. It was sold on a pre-sale special, of which some of you took advantage of, and many of you are VIPs with automatic access to this project. We thank you for that. 🌺

One of the things we try to be is very transparent in all that is going on. We appreciate all of our members so much... and think you totally deserve to know what's shakin' back here on the home front. 🤓

My team works crazy hard... almost every day... but I know sometimes it may not seem like it on the surface. In the past month, we have put in MAJOR improvements into our work flow by automating some processes so we can better serve all of our members.

We have had thousands of new members on the site already this year... it's a great problem to have! So just know, we're turning a major corner - again - in all that we can do for you!

So let's get you all caught up... or skip this... whatever you'd like to do. 😊 ...

The workshop for BONZA was delayed slightly by five things:
1) Moving! Our unexpected move into the studio in November - I'm so thrilled to be back here, but wow - we didn't plan for this!
2) The interruption in high speed internet that #1 caused. Literally, just yesterday, Comcast finally finished the permanent install that we ordered in November. This was a totally unexpected problem that our landlord didn't even know existed at the time I signed the lease! The whole story is on the site somewhere if you want to commiserate with me! 😖

3) Legal: ( I could write 100 pages about what we're doing on this front!) We have some very important things in process to kick some civil and criminal butt on some very rotten people out there that seem to take joy in disparaging me and stealing everything I do since my daughter's death. Justice is slow... but there's something about law enforcement knocking on your door that takes the fun out of screwing with someone's familiy and business, though...lol... I digress. lol

 

 

We still have much to do on this front. So every week, we have a significant amount of our time sucked dry to take care of this.
 
Can you tell I don't enjoy it? 😣

However, this is a priority so we can move forward without all of the garbage in our path that has destroyed our progress from being what it should have been for the last 3 years. We're truly happy and excited with what we have going on now!
We appreciate the loyal members that have stood with us as they've seen many of the events go by. So much will be explained when the dust settles. Stay tuned.

4) In the mix with #3, is our current status with the Copyright office over federal filings of my patterns. Until the final copyright is granted, only PDFs that support the videos will be released. On that front, PDFs to support BONZA, are available in the workshop already.

5) My team and I need to sleep once in a while. 😜


To go forward...

We now have created a BONZA! MASTERY WORKSHOP GROUP within our Mighty Network! 

🤩 Are you all in and excited to have fun with us doing BONZA! ???? 🤩
If you already are enrolled in the BONZA! workshop or you are a VIP, you're already IN! You can skip on down to the Sew-A-Long info if you'd like. 🤓

For those of you still wanting in....

 There are currently three ways to get access to this workshop:

1. $79 BOGO -buy one get one free. ($158 value)
- combined with the Mojo Mastery Workshop.
BONUS: full access to the Basics Collection of videos ($75 value)
TOTAL VALUE of this bundle: $233

$79 is for both workshops. Buy either the BONZA! or MOJO Mastery Workshop and enter the COUPON CODE of BONZA! and the other Mastery Workshop will be added to your member area on sewlikearockstar.com within an hour. You will have full, permanent access to both.

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2. $59 ( $79 value) Only want to try BONZA! ? That's cool. 😎
Take $20 off by using the COUPON CODE of BONZA20
BONUS: Full access to the Basics Collection of videos ($75 value)
TOTAL VALUE of this bundle: $154

Use the coupon code at the time of your purchase of the BONZA! Mastery Workshop.

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3. $129/year ($229 value) VIP Program.
Use COUPON CODE of VIP50 

Note: Due to the large number of new members we have coming on board to sewlikearockstar.com this year in the wake of the Craftsy Chaos , (link for those of you that thrive on knowing what happened! lol 😜) , we have extended the January 2019 special of $50 off the 2018 price of $179 for the time being so our newest members don't miss out. At some point this year, the regular yearly price is planned to go up to $229. But for now, we're loving being able to do this for all of our new folks. ❤️

Alternately, we also have extended the Lifetime VIP special as well.
Details on the site.

Please see the VIP membership benefits and options on:

 VIP DETAILS on sewlikearockstar.com  

Many perks! Here's just a few... including:
• Full access to all recordings on sewlikearockstar.com 
• Live, fun, interactive, "hang out" sessions via zoom with other members
• 60% off zippers EVERY DAY... shop.sewmuchnicer is our sister store (run by Sally's son's family!) Joel ships VERY FAST.. usually within 24 hours during the week. Currently stocks over 100 juicy colors in 4 different sizes for your bag making enjoyment!
• First head start to all project in the works that are not published yet!
• Secret, exclusive VIP only group where nothing (at least not much!) is secret!
(you will be sent an email shortly after joining that gets you in there!)
• Lots more perks.. check out the VIP BENEFITS for complete details

The VIPs always have had a space to talk freely about things as we are working on them, and WELL IN ADVANCE of the work being published to the site. As you are working on BONZA! , you will probably really enjoy what we do!

Just wanna say... I'm so grateful for the many messages we get every week about how even seasoned sewists have learned tips and tricks, and have enjoyed the companionship of other like-minded sewing folk by being part of the Rock Star Community. I'm truly blessed to be in the middle of such an awesome group of people! We know you will appreciate all of this, too, when you are with us. ❤️

Oh... and as a by-product to all of this wonderfulness, you will probably create the most high quality end result that you have ever done! We truly work towards helping you create an item made with enjoyment, fun, peace and craftsmanship that you will be proud to own, use, and show off! ❤️


Now that we have this AMAZING POWER of GREAT NOTIFICATIONS ...

We realize that Workshop Enrollees didn't have that advantage... so, just in the past week, we started a focused group in Mighty Networks for everyone that is enrolled and is excited about getting help in this project. From all of our experience, we know that everyone comes together to create a great place to get help if you are trying to speed ahead! This space will allow for you to get any help you might need - even in advance of the videos. If someone in the community can't help you (about 50 Retreaters and VIPs have already made BONZA at the time of this writing), then we have my staff that can take a swing at any question, and then... I'll try to come in and help as often as I can, too. 🌺

The VIPs were automatically sent their invites into this group today - through some automated magic from my developer. This will be a really great group of people when I get all of you rounded up in here. 😘

Important Note: About the Sew-A-Longs for this project... 

 

 


If you have been watching, you should know, in March, we had several short site service interruptions (not our fault!) These caused us to seriously re-evaluate how the Sally Sew-A-Longs (SSAL) were working. We have enabled a new system, that you can see explained here: Sally Sew-A-Long Invitation Group

Now with having the ability of the super-effective Mighty Networks notifications, we are able to keep our work rolling along better than when we had scheduled events that were vulnerable to failures - mostly due to tech/site vendor issues. The new SSAL was put into action this week and we had great results.

VIPs: As always, you will get access to all recordings. If you want to enjoy the participation by getting a seat in these live Sew-A-Longs , be sure to subscribe to the list. Info below works for you, too!

We encourage you to look at the Sally Sew-A-Long Information 
The current special we are offering gives you:
1. One year of invitations to ALL Sew-A-Longs for ALL projects!
2. Savings of $89 over the regular pricing
3. BONUS: $10 Coupon Code to be used on zippers, frames, etc
4. BONUS: One of our fancy, schmancy new pins we just got in!

 

 


See complete details on Sew Like A Rock Star Sally Sew-A-Longs Invitation List 

Sound like fun? It IS!!!

So many great things moving forward now!

We hope you join us! 

 

 



Oh...a few last things ...

If you’re new to us, or you haven’t gotten on our Mighty Network YET... we encourage you to go join. It’s FREE... and it’s the place we can reliably dish out notifications that actually count on! Some of the features:

1. The groups for VIP, humor, and each of the Rock Star Mastery Workshop discussions, updates and notifications stem from the Mighty Networks System.

2. YOU CHOOSE the groups and topics that YOU want to follow.

3. YOU are in TOTAL CONTROL of what groups and topics you want notifications for.

4. YOU CHOOSE how to get your notifications (mobile or email) .. or not at all.

5. Information we post STAYS PUT and doesn’t scroll away. It’s easier to find what you need.

Here’s the link to join. This will get you right in:


https://sew-like-a-rock-star.mn.co/share/AD3wKaHaT9ihszMV?utm_source=manual


If you're just getting ready to go shopping, here's our associate links to our favorite sources:

Frames, Rods, & Zippers - My son's store in Colorado - shop.sewmuchnicer.com 
Fabric - fabric.com
Fast for Tula Pink fabric lines - Fat Quarter Shop - fatquartershop.com 


Thanks for being with us... be sure to set your notifications as you desire for this group... and watch for updates through your MN notifications!

-Sally and her Rock Star Team

PS... It's FRIDAY! Gotta run and get a VIP Hour Zoom going ... we hope you join us... (link will get pushed out to VIPs within a few minutes!) ... gosh, I love this system! 🌺 🌺 🌺