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 perk...lol.
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 scrappinheaven@yahoo.com.  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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2 comments:

Pam said...

Hi Carol! What a great story!

scrappinheaven said...

Thanks Pam! Have you joined Recruit Crew yet? I'd love to see your story too if you could direct me to it :)