Artistcellar Blog

Imagine. Create. Enjoy.

Back in June of 2010 Lisa and I purchased Artistcellar. Our first site was designed in a rush in the two weeks immediately after purchase to get the store re-branded and launched as quickly as we could. It was quirky and clunky, but it provided the initial bones for our store:

In 2011, Artistcellar 2.0 took shape as we expanded into art journaling, mixed media and textile arts supplies. This saw the adoption of the "Artistcellar Blue" background into our branding, as well as hundreds of new products added to the store. In 2012 the site saw an update to accommodate the addition of our own Artistcellar line of distinctive stencils. As Artistcellar continued to grow, other than adding products our site stayed pretty much the same. It was clunky and creaky, but it kept humming along.

During this time we listened to you. We heard your requests for larger stencils, different products and your complaints about the checkout experience. Ugh, the checkout experience! We were never happy with that at all.

So after more than a year of researching and hard work, we're proud to unveil Artistcellar 3.0! Here's some handy dandy new features:

  • Updated design. Our the site matches our muse's vision.
  • A "search" feature to help you find what you're looking for.
  • Simple addition of products to cart without leaving the product screen.
  • A much quicker, easier checkout experience with much less waiting.
  • The ability to create an account for easy ordering.
  • Bigger, better, more awesome product samples.
  • eGift Cards so you can share the love and goodies.
  • The ability to run all kinds sales, so you can get your goodies on sale!
  • The ability to run all kinds of discounts, so repeat customers can get sweet discounts!

But some things have not changed. We still hand select and fall in love with all of the products we sell. We still offer distinctive stencils sure to inspire your muse. We still offer free shipping on qualifying domestic orders over $50. We still offer customer service second to none.

And we still believe that art is not optional. You have to create. We'll lend a hand.

 

Shhhh!  You're getting to see our new site before anyone else.

Consider this a sneak peak preview just for you because you're special!

Our official re-launch of Artistcellar will be this Saturday, April 18th!