Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Extra! Extra! $25 additional hostess benefits!!

Extra! Extra! 
Live in the Monroe/West Monroe, LA area?  Schedule your workshop with me by August 31 and earn an additional $25 in FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise (starting with a $350 workshop order)!  Or email me to learn more about hosting a virtual catalog workshop! 
Standard hostess benefits include:
  • Free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, worth $9.95!
  • Free Level 1 or Level 2 hostess stamp set (see pgs 10-16 of the Catalog)!
  • Free Stampin’ Up! products of your choice! 
  • Workshop includes a personal demonstration, fun make & take projects and door prizes!
  • My hostesses receive a handmade gift from me!
Just look at how your extra benefits can add up!

Workshop total
(before tax and shipping) 
Stampin' Up! merchandise 
   Extra, Extra hostess awards Free Stampin' Up! merchandise with
Extra, Extra
hostess awards
$350 - $399  $40  + $25  $65 
$400 - $449  $45   +  $25  $70 
$450 - $499  $50  + $25  $75 
$500 - $549  $60  + $25  $85 

There's another benefit to hosting a Stampin' Up! workshop. Not only will you receive all the fantastic benefits listed above, you'll also build wonderful memories and long-lasting friendships during an evening filled with fun, friends, and creativity. That is the biggest benefit of all!

If you don't have the time to host a workshop in your home there are other options.  I'll provide you with your free catalog, order forms and samples--you collect orders from your friends and family and earn the benefits.  Here are examples of the different types of workshops you can host:
  • CATALOG WORKSHOP - Share your free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog with family and friends and collect orders from them. 
  • IN-HOME WORKSHOP - Pick a date, invite your family and friends to your home, and I'll share my love for Stampin' Up! products and demonstrate and provide supplies for fun make & take projects for everyone.
  • VIRTUAL CATALOG WORKSHOP - Share the on-line catalog with your family and friends and collect orders from them.
PLEASE NOTE - In order to receive the hostess benefits all of your collected orders must be placed through your demonstrator at one time.
Take advantage of this special limited time offer.   
Email me today to book your workshop!
    God's Blessings to you all :)
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    Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    How to Use Stampin' Up!'s New Punches

    I love Stampin' Up!s new punch body style!

    What are the advantages of the new style? 
    • Storage - They are stackable or your can store them in the new Punch caddy that is perfect for taking your punches with you to a crop. No more digging through drawers or bins to find your punches.
    • Ease of use - Great if you have arthritis because you use your whole hand instead of your thumb.
    Watch this helpful video by Stampin' Up!s own Bonnie Thurber to learn how to use the new punches.

    Happy Punching!
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    Monday, July 19, 2010

    Old Farmer's Advice

    I know this is not craft-related, but I saw this on one of my friend's Facebook posts.  I loved it because so much of it is true.  Just wanted to share it with you...Enjoy!!

    Old Farmer's Advice :

    1. Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

    2. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

    3. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

    4. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

    5. Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

    6. Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

    7. Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

    8. Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

    9. It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

    10. You cannot unsay a cruel word.

    11. Every path has a few puddles.

    12. When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

    13. The best sermons are lived, not preached.

    14. Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

    15. Don't judge folks by their relatives.

    16. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

    17. Live a good, honorable life.. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

    18. Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.

    19. Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.

    20. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

    21. Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

    22. The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every  mornin'.

    23. Always drink upstream from the herd.

    24. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

    25. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

    26. If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around..

    27. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.

    28. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

    29. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

    Here are my favorites...#3, 5, 7, 16, 22, 26, & 28.  Which are yours?

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    Friday, July 16, 2010

    Why I joined Stampin' Up!

    When we lived in Grand Junction, Colorado my favorite place to spend time was at our local scrapbook store. We hadn't lived there long when I found this little gem of a store called Scrapbook USA.  I felt at home there because Teresa, the owner, was a fellow Southerner.  I often felt out of place when I was around some of the locals, so it was wonderful to find someone I could talk to without having them mock my accent.  I spent a lot of time in her store and signed up for most of the scrapbooking classes that were offered. 

    I was looking over the store calendar one day and noticed a card class was being offered.  I almost didn't sign up because I was only interested in scrapbooking. Why make cards when I can buy them at the store right?  Well, I thought...what the heck, I don't have anything to do anyway and I'll just take my scrapbook stuff with me and crop afterwards.  After the class started and we started stamping our cards I was hooked!  I still wasn't very interested in cards, but I thought to myself that this would look so cute on a scrapbook page.  When the instructor, Ada Marie, asked if I would like to sign up for her newsletters and be notified of upcoming classes I agreed right away.

    Soon after she invited me to her home for a stamp-a-stack. I had no idea what that was, but I was game if it involved stamping. When I got to her house there was a roomful of women and they all started talking to me like they had known me for years.  I had so much fun that night and was shocked to see that 3 hours had gone by so quickly.  It couldn't be over already, I'd just gotten there!  I was totally and completely hooked and started attending every stamp-a-stack and technique class she offered.  

    When we found out my husband's job was transferring to Texas I was very sad but I was also excited because we would only be 5 hours away from our family.  But oh how I hated leaving all of my new friends!
    I told Ada Marie I wanted to sign up to become a demonstrator before we moved because I had made so many friends by coming to her classes.  I figured it would be a great way for me to make new friends again once we moved.  Getting a discount for products I was already purchasing was another great
    I haven't regretted it since!

    The reason I am telling you this story is because I have just joined Recruit Crew and one of our challenges in this group is to tell our Stamping Story to at least 3 people. This group is just one of the many wonderful training opportunities that Stampin' Up! provides for their demonstrators.  I felt sort of lost when I first became a demo because my upline lived so far away.  I quickly found that the demonstrator web portal gave me access to tons of training materials right at my fingertips.  It is just another great reason to be a part of the Stampin' Up! family.

    Are you looking for a way to earn extra money for your family?  In these tough economic times it helps to have extra money to help out with expenses.  You don't have to be a stay-at-home mother to become a demo.  If you have a full-time job you can still make money doing workshops and classes in your spare time. What better way to earn money than by doing something that you love?  How many people can say that about their jobs?  If you would like to know more about this wonderful business opportunity, send me an email to  I will be more than happy to meet with you one-on-one and answer all of your questions. 

    Happy Stamping!

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    Thursday, July 1, 2010

    Christmas in July!! The NEW Catalogs are here!!

    The brand new 2010-11 catalogs are here! I just love it when the new catalog comes out, it brings back memories of drooling over department store catalogs when I was a child. I would circle everything I wanted and put my name next to it hoping my parents would see it and tell  Things haven't changed much, I still do

    So, without further ado, download your catalogs here and get to circling :) If you find something you just can't wait to on the Shop Online flower over there in the right sidebar -------------->




    Happy Circling!!
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    Want to earn a free vacation??

    One of the many wonderful things about being a Stampin' Up! Independent demonstrator is the opportunity to earn a fabulous free trip every year. Demonstrators who earn the trip participate in fun activities, relax in luxury, and-of course-stamp! Achievers also get to mingle with other successful demonstrators, build new friendships, and share business and stamping ideas. But what makes this trip truly special is that any demonstrator can qualify! The trip is open to every single demonstrator who achieves certain levels of achievement and performance.

    Past locations have included Bermuda, Hawaii, and Alaska...just to name a few. In 2012, the trip will be to........ Disney!!

    The earning period for the trip each year is from July 1 to June 30th of the next year.  So, if you have been thinking of becoming a demonstrator but haven't taken that first step---the time is now! The sooner you become a demo, the more time you will have to earn that trip!

    Contact me today at for details on becoming a demonstrator. You know you wanna go on that trip :)

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