Sunday, August 31, 2014

My first product party

 I am polling interest in a Stampin' Up Product class. How it works is we have a class centered around a specific stamp set. You learn different ways to use the stamp set to fit a variety of situations. You pay the fee for the class in advance so that I order all of the sets and ensure that they arrive before class. Would you be interested? The first product class is Chalk Talk

 I would like to order the first stamp set - Chalk Talk - by Thursday, September 4th to ensure that it arrives in time for class. Class Dates are  Monday, September 15th 5 P.M. - 8 P.M. and Tuesday, September 16th 6 P.M. - 9 P.M. (whichever date is best for you, you do not need to attend two dates) Price of class is $35 and you receive the stamp set Chalk Talk, goodie bag of supplies and leave with 4 make and takes completed. You will have learned techniques during class to re-create the make & takes with your goodie bag supplies.
Chalk Talk Stamp Set
Wood Mount 130631 – $25.95;
Clear Mount 130634 – $18.95

Chalk Talk
Chalk Talk Framelits (129983) – $24.95

Chalk Talk Bundle (Stamp & Framelits)
Wood Mount 132731 – $43.25;
Clear Mount 132730 – $37.25

Stampin' Up Backpack/rucksack

This is so cute! Papercraft Button has created a 'rucksack' cardstock tutorial video. I think that this is darling. I am going to attempt it this week end and see how it works out in a group setting. In case any one wants to be guided through it, I am going to experiment with it on Monday and see if we can do it in one of our classes! Let me know if you like it.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Stampin' Up Custom Cello Bag

Tonight I have a bit of creativity surge as I sort & bag up last weeks orders. I was on Stampin' Connection, the demo only sample sharing site and I found a thread about how to make your own custom cellophane bag. One of the orders that I bagged was a cellophane bag and I thought you may want to learn how to make your own custom bag! It is a great use for the brayer tool.

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 :)