Friday, August 29, 2014

Lets do a catalog party


Today I want to talk to you about how to get a qualifying party. Some of you have been kind and hosted us for a card party where we had a great time making projects with our friends. I am having a great time with you while stamping. I would love for you to earn more of your stampin' up product that you love for free. The easiest way is to host a party- and invite every one that you know.
Inviting tips

  1. In the hostess packet are stampin' up postcard invitations. Go through your address book and write down people you know- every body!  Even someone who lives far away can order online with a hostess code.   Incentive- for every ten addresses of guests that you give me, you earn a free card from my card basket.
  2. You want to aim for 10 - 12 guests. I always assume someone can't order - a lot of budgeting needs to happen near Christmas time. With 10 - 12 guests, you have a better chance of hitting your sales goals and getting things for free- and you don't have to spend your own money if you earn hostess dollars.
  3. Hand your friends & family your catalog. Inviting shouldn't be nerve wracking- you're asking them to have a girls night out with you doing something fun. If they want to do it, they have the opportunity to order if they want to. Let someone look through your catalog and show them what you have made.

Hosting a catalog party is a good way to get your feet wet!

What if I told you that you could host a party - earn a free Good Greetings stamp set, earn items off of your wish list by having a qualifying party and you don't have to clean your house to host the party? It's possible - and very easy! It's called a 'Book Party'. It's the easiest ice breaker about introducing your friends to Stampin' Up! because your friend is already holding the store in their hand when you begin. Simply hand your friend your stampin! up! catalog that you brought home with you at the last party that Monica hosted. Let her know what your favorite stamp set is ( As I would say, Look at page 108. That Summer Silhouettes stamp set is my favorite set! I've used it on so many cards this year!)

What are the benefits for hosting a Book Party?

You earn the 'Good Greetings' set for FREE when you host a $300 party
You get the perks of being the hostess on page 236 of the Annual catalog
You will be entered to 'win' the hostess benefits of the Sept 1st party (like Monica won at the last party)
One of your friends who places an order will receive a FREE door prize when you hand me your hostess packet with completed orders

Remind your friend that it is Christmas season - and Christmas card time! You don't want to wait until last minute and be hectically rushing. Let them know that you are hosting a Book Party and that they can order stampin' up! products through you & help you earn free products for Christmas. Inside of your hostess packet (that I will hand out at my party on the 18th or come by earlier to pick one up) you will find everything that you need to succeed - order forms, postcard invitations, promotional fliers and an idea sheet for finding friends to connect with. All you have to do is share your enthusiasm - share cards that you've made and products that you love~

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Holiday Catalog is live

You can order from the holiday catalog today! You can shop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from my online store. This link chooses me as your demonstrator.
Shop the Holiday Catalog now

I am so excited for this catalog. It has a lot of coordinating products that fit well on a budget.

  • This card uses the Good greetings (exclusive to hostesses who host a $300 party)
  • All is Calm DSP $12.95 135823 p 22 Holiday catalog
  • 1/8 Silver Ribbon $4.95 132137 p 206 Annaul catalog
  • Basic Gray Card stock 121044 $6.95 p a83
  • Pear pizzaz card stock 131201 p 181 $6.95
  • Snowflake Soiree
  • Ink Pad Smoky Slate
  • Ink Pad Pistachio Pudding
  • Ink Pad Lost Lagoon

  • All is Calm DSP $12.95 135823 p 22 Holiday catalog
  • Pear pizzaz card stock 131201 p 181 $6.95
  • 2014 -2016 incolor paper stacks 133705 $21.95
  • Snowflake card thinlets dies 135855 $32.95 p 22 Holiday catalog

  •  If you're like me, you have more goodies on your wishlist than you can possibly afford. Like me, you can host a stampinup! party. My party is on the 1st of September (I blanked and did not realize that this was labor day when I booked the hall).  As it is Labor Day and I imagine a lot of friends have events planned to attend, I made a hostess code. You can shop online ANYTIME now through Sept 1st and enter this hostess code in the special area before checkout. This applies your order to the hostess' sales so that she can reach a sales goal towards free product. The hostess code is YAEVK4PR  The party will close at 10 PM on the 1st.

    Talk to me about hosting a party for your friends :)

    This past card buffet

    This past Tuesday I hosted a card buffet. At a card buffet I present pre - cut cards in a plastic box and you pick & choose which cards that you like to make. We had a lot of time to discuss the current Stampin' Up! promotions - Short & Sweet went over very well. A big welcome to my new downline - Genie & Monica! I am so excited to host your first work shops for you - (stay tuned for information on those upcoming parties).

    Here are the cards that we made at the buffet! If you would like another buffet, let me know. I had a lot of fun at this event.  Theres a cost to pay for the supplies, but like a buffet you make as many as you want. You only make the cards that you want. This is unlike the party set up where I demonstrate a card and everyone makes the same make and take.

    Stampinup! Envelope Punch board makes a cute box!

    A demonstrator named France Martin has posted a video online that has made me very excited to pull out my envelope punch board :) This looks very easy and fun! I'm going to experiment this week and see if I can show this to you. If you have one, try it out and let me know how it worked out for you :)

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    I *love* stampin' up demonstrator support

    I *love* stampin' up demonstrator support.  I have been head over heels for Holiday Home polymer stamp set Bundle. It is my first polymer stamp set and these babies need a little more tender loving care than the clear cling stamps that I am used to.  I experienced a 'stickiness' issue - the stamp sticks to the paper while stamping the image. The stamp set still works about 50% of the time, but I don't want to show this stamp set at a party and give the misconception that this is what Stampin' Up! polymer stamp sets do. It was decided that heat may have affected the set before it shipped. Stampin' Up is sending me a whole new set - for free - and gave me recommendations for fixing my current set. I am currently soaking the set in warm, soapy water to see if that helps. I love Stampin' Up! It lets me share what I love- creating something that matters.

    I shared the tag that I was pulling from the Holiday Buffet (until the new stamp set arrives) and my husband thought that it was very cute. He doesn't always love my taste in stamps - and he ALWAYS mocks the Gee, Thanks set- but when he likes something, I feel good sending it to our family :)

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Holiday Sneak Peek


    Here is a little something that I CASED (create & share everything!) from Patti (follow her here). I love this little bird from Beautiful Season but I don't like a lot of red on the holiday card which I am seeing around. Patti found the perfect solution - pairing it with Very Vanilla, Brown (I want to say Chocolate chip?) and the retired red designer series paper is a hit.  I don't have a stampin' spritzer that she used for the splatter on the card.  *Update*

    I was going to use a splatter effect but I decided to build texture with dry embossing instead. Below is the first mock up of the card. I decided that it was a bit plain jane- great for a QUICK clean and simple card, but not the WOW I like in my holiday cards. I embossed the red layer for a more polished look that every card begs for. I'll get a finished photo up ASAP, but here's the first draft below.

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Here are your holiday cards

    The holiday catalog is FULL of exciting new products. If you haven't recieved yours, give me a call! One hidden gem is this-

    These are a set of cards that create 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs (that are pictured above). If you don't want to design your own cards, this is a slam dunk!

    You can order from the holiday catalog on Sept 1st. You can always order through my Online shop

    Please let me know if you are attending the Stampin' Up! Card Buffet on the 26th (cost is $8). If you don't RSVP by today, there won't be enough card stock at the buffet for you. Thanks for your kind notice and I look forward to sharing some cool new product with you!