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Saturday, 30 March 2013

This & That

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now!

Friday, 29 March 2013

EXTENDED till March 31...

...get an extra 25% in your Stampin' Up! starter kit when you join my team!


Stampin' Up!® Information Page

If you're looking for a way to support your stamping habit, or a full or part-time job, then Stampin' Up® is what you're looking for.

Here are some answers to questions you may have:

What is in the Starter Kit?
You have two Starter Kit options to chose from with Stampin' Up!®  The first is our standard starter kit, and the second is our digital starter kit.  Both kits have everything you need to start your business off successfully.

What will I do as a Demonstrator?
The level of business you want to pursue as a demonstrator can only be decided by YOU.  You may choose to become a demonstrator as a means to supporting your hobby; but, you may want to take the business further providing a second, or third, income to your family.
You can share your passion for rubber stamping with family and friends through in-home workshops and selling from the catalog.  You can also recruit others and support them as they run their own Stampin' Up!® businesses.
You will choose your own hours and arrange your schedule to suit your needs.

Will I receive support and training as a Demonstrator?
Of course!  When you join, you become part of my team and I'm here to help you every step of the way. You'll also have the opportunity to attend many Stampin' Up! training events held around the country and online.
Not only that, but Stampin' Up!® provides numerous training resources for their demonstrators including magazines, Demonstrator Support agents, a demonstrator-only website and thousands of samples.

How can I make money as a demonstrator?
Your customers will pay you directly and you will keep 20% of each order placed at the time of their payment.  You can earn additional income through monthly volume rebates on your sales and those of your downline.  In addition, you may want to teach classes or sell your cards, earning you more income.

What makes Stampin' Up!® different from other companies?
Stampin' Up!® has become one of the top companies in the paper-crafting industry over the last 20 years.  It has developed a reputation for quality products, innovative techniques and unparalleled support for their demonstrators.

Do I need to stock inventories of products?
Not at all.  You only order items when someone places an order and pays you in advance.

What is my cost to become a demonstrator?
The cost for the standard starter kit is $125 and you can design it to suit your own style and needs!

What do I have to do to stay active as a Demonstrator?
To stay active, you need to sell a minimum of $400 per calendar quarter.  Since the average Canadian workshop total is $400, most demonstrators find they can achieve this in only one or two workshops.
If you are not interested in doing workshops and taking orders, you can simply let your demonstrator status lapse and keep the products for yourself.

Are there too many Demonstrators out there?
Not at all.  Here is a great YouTube video with an awsome answer to this very question.



Is this a Pyramid Scheme?
NO.  Stampin' Up!® is a legal direct sales business and belongs to the Canadian Direct Selling Association.
If you have any questions about Stampin' Up!® or about becoming a Demonstrator, please contact me at stampnsteph@gmail.com

If you're ready to join now, click here and click "JOIN NOW".

Saturday, 16 March 2013

2013-14 Catalog Sneak Peek

Who doesn't love a sneak peek?  Stampin' Up! is offering a limited time sneak peek of items from the 2013-14 Catalog.

To place your Spring Surprise order, email, call 289-280-0304 or shop online.

Happy stampin'!

Friday, 15 March 2013

The Open Sea



I'll admit it, it took me a long time to warm up to this set.  I just wasn't sure I'd be able to follow my own guideline of "use it five different ways".  But the more I saw of it, the more I fell in love. 

One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is they treat us very well!  They always do a little something to celebrate our birthday, and so it is with this year's birthday offer that I purchased The Open Sea. 

There are many ways to use this set and I had fun creating the cards below.  The first one I CASEd, but the second card was all me!
From elaborate with many details, to simple and sophisticated, these cards are perfect for the men in your lives!

The first card features Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Whisper White cardstock.  The images are all stamped in Early Espresso ink and the DSP is from a retired paper pack, but you can find something similar in our Comfort Cafe DSP paper pack.
I used our white Baker's Twine and gently coloured it with a Sofe Suede Stampin' Write Marker.  Top it all off with the compass image on a large bottle cap that I ran through the Big Shot to flatten and you have a card that's fit for the adventurer in your life.  The card base is dry embossed using the Big Shot and our textured impressions Square Lattice Folder.


This card was easy to create.  Three simple colours, all co-ordinating.  Matching Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler and one of our new Basic Designer Buttons.  The ship is raised off the background using Dimensionals and the ship's background was stamped using nothing more than my "D" Clear Block...yep, just the block. 
Want to learn more about stamping with Clear Blocks?  Book a party!  Get your friends together for some wine and chocolate and I'll show you the newest tips and tricks to making beautiful handmade projects!

Interested in learning more about the perks of being a Demonstrator?  Contact me and I'll share them all with you; AND if you join during Sale-a-Bration (until March 22) you'll get an additional 25% in your starter kit!

If you're looking to place an order for The Open Sea or any of our other wonderful products, you can email, call 289-280-0304 or shop my online store.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Rain or Shine


Spring is right around the corner and Rain or Shine (pg. 30 Spring catalog) is pefect for highlighting the season of showers.  Whether it's rain, baby or bridal, you can create beautiful projects to make your friends and family say "ooooh".

This card was made at a Demonstrator meeting and designed by Jenn Tinline.  I am positively in love this this set and colour combination, melon mambo, pumpkin pie and regal rose make a bright and cheery card.  The background is embossed using Cloudy Day (pg. 28 Spring catalog), one of our new textured embossing folders for the Big Shot

To order supplies to create this card, send me an email, give me a call 289-280-0304 or shop online 24/7!

Happy stampin'!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Hearts a Flutter


Have you ever wanted to make the perfect card or scrapbook page to show someone how much you love them?  Hearts a Flutter is the perfect stamp set to help you accomplish it.  This adorable little set can be found in the Spring catalog on page 11.  There are SO many things you can do with this set.  I've included two samples I received in a Demonstrator swap, but there are so many more things you can create. 
Of course, the coordinating Framelits Dies for the Big Shot just makes this set even more enticing.  Perfectly cut hearts and banners?  The world is your oyster, go forth and create!


 



Book an in-home party and we can make projects featuring this adorable set!

To place an order, send me an email, give me a call 289-280-0304 or shop online 24/7!

Happy Stampin'


Monday, 4 March 2013

Feeling Sentimental

Feeling Sentimental is just one of the exclusive stamp sets you can get FREE during Sale-a-Bration.
I absolutely LOVE this set and find endless possibilities with it.

Whimsical creations come to life with these images of days gone by.

Just think of all the wonderful things you can create with this versatile set.

Remember, you can only get this set when you spend $60 before March 22nd.  So don't miss out on your chance of Feeling Sentimental.
Designed by Jennifer Tinline

Created by a fellow demonstrator.
To place your order, send me an email, give me a call at 289-280-0304 or shop online 24/7!


Happy Stampin'

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Best of Flowers - Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Stamp Set

We welcome March with the third stamp set in the "Best of" series, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Stampin' Up!.  March's limited edition anniversary set is Best of Flowers and I have to tell you I absolutely LOVE this set.  We've brought back some of my favourite retired images like the daisy silhouette and the  hydrangea image...to die for.  The new, never before seen, daisy image coordinates with our 1 1/4" scallop circle punch.
This is a must have set for any paper crafter.  Just think of all the possibilities that lie ahead of you!


Best of Love

Who doesn't need a little love in their life? The second stamp set in the 25 years of Stampin' Up! celebration is Best of Love.

Don't forget that each time you purchase a "best of" set, you can collect the special sticker to redeem for a free stamp set when you collect 6 of them.

To order your Best of Set, send me an email, or call me at 289-280-0304.

You can also order online 24/7.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Photopolymer Stamps

Introducing our newest product, photopolymer stamps!  I'm very excited by this!



You can purchase our first Photopolymer Stamp set Designer Type by sending me an email or calling me at 289-280-0304.

Don't forget you can also shop my online store, 24/7!


Happy stamping!