Sunday, February 18, 2018

Looking for Creative Friends

Friends who are searching for something new--something fun--a way to help your family financially--a chance to spend time with other innovative people who understand YOU and encourage you at all times.

Join my tribe of fun loving creative people who love to share and encourage others to succeed in whatever it is THEY WANT to succeed at. Positive, motivated business minded women empowering each other in every way possible.
Let me answer a few of the most common questions that I always get when people consider joining my team–For me, building a downline (see below) is all about having a TEAM, a TRIBE, a group of people who become Demonstrators because they love the product, love stamping and just want more of it in their lives. Whether someone wants to become a Demonstrator because they want a discount, because they want to earn all the benefits that Stampin' Up! offers or whether they want to offer their own products (yes, see below for that, too!) using Stampin' Up! as their materials provider, there are a zillion ways being a “demo” can be an income producer and a blast!
Let's get started!
The first question I am most often asked is “How much does it cost?'. A Starter Kit, complete with $125.00 of merchandise  of your choice, catalogs, order forms and other business supplies, costs only $99 AND it has FREE shipping!  NOTE: During Sale-A-Bration, now through March 31, you will get to choose two additional stamp sets absolutely free with your kit! (That's an added value of up to $104 depending on what you choose!) You can also get your Starter Kit absolutely FREE with Stampin' Rewards!
If you decide to continue beyond your first full quarter, you will need to purchase a minimum of $300 a quarter – not a month – through your account. These can be orders customers place, order you place for your own stash, gift orders you place, Paper Pumpkin subscriptions – really anything other than business supplies. You can drop at any time with no penalty and if you try it and decide it's not for you, I guarantee we will stay stamping buddies!
The next question I get asked is “Can I really make money at this?”. The answer is YES! Absolutely. How much you make will, of course, depend on how much time you devote to it but you can have a burgeoning business like I do or you can make just enough to support your own purchases, and anything in between. You can earn money on commissions on your sales (the percentage increases as your sales grow), you can earn money on your volume rebates and downline performance, you can earn money by offering classes for fees and you can sell your finished products. Provided you follow the rules (which are fair), you can do whatever you want to earn money using Stampin' Up! products. In addition, through sales and recruiting (see below), you can earn Flex Points which you can use for all sorts of things like crafting products from the catalogs, fun branded items, all sorts of tech, gift cards AND the mac-daddy of them all, an AWESOME trip! Demonstrators have been treated to places like Fiji, the Mediterranean, Thailand, this year we are going on a luxurious cruise to Alaska…..and it's a FABULOUS experience! And those Flex Points are on TOP of your earnings!
Next people always want to know “Do I have to recruit?” Anyone you sign up under your name is considered your downline. Your downline will look to you for guidance and support and in turn, you can earn percentages of their sales every quarter. If you decide you want to have a traditional Stampin' Up! business at some time you will want to look at this part of the compensation program and start offering the opportunity to people. But it is NOT mandatory to recruit so if you decide that you aren't at all interested in that part of the program, it is absolutely OK with skipping it. I have to warn you, though; people LOVE Stampin' Up! so at some point someone is probably going to ask about it!
If I decide to hold events, how will I know what to do?” Well, first, you will have me as your awesome upline!  Our group loves to share ideas and work together as a team to help each other be successful! And Stampin' Up! provides TONS of inspiration and instruction. There's the six-times-a-year magazine Stampin' Success, filled with projects and ideas you can do right then and there. There's Stampin' Connection, a whole site of nothing but questions, answers, advice and ideas from other demos. There's the Demonstrator Only Facebook Group that has a constant stream of support. You will get a weekly email from Stampin' Up! with creative suggestions. And there's the Demonstrator Website where you can find anything and everything you need to know about being a demo. Trust me, you will be deciding what NOT to do instead of looking for WHAT to do.
Believe it or not, once we get this far into the conversation, they next thing people want to know is “Where can I sign up?!?!” It's super easy, you can do it online here and I would LOVE to welcome you to my team if this is something you would like to try.
Have questions that aren't covered in this FAQ about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  Simply ask!  Email me, mj-mail@twc.com and let's get the conversation started.  You will rapidly learn on this call that I am not at all a high pressure person, this decision is 100% yours and I respect your time in calling me.  If it is right for you, great!  If it isn't, that’s ok too!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Amazing Lavender--and New Sale-a-bration items to earn for FREE

I was convinced I wanted to use these two Sale-a-bration freebies on one card because they are my two favorites. I love the font on the word amazing--and you have no idea how much I love lavender! Every year I plant more and more around my house--it is so beautiful! What is your favorite flower/plant??

I only had a few minutes to play and although it is not my favorite card ever--I am pretty happy with the results. If I had time (and I still may do it later) I would redo the white piece and not have the blue outline--it was darker than I wanted. But it may grow on me later, lol.

You can see all the items I used on this card at the bottom of this post.


Both of these items were from the original selection of Sale-a-bration items.  Today Stampin Up! added brand new items added to our Sale-a-bration products today! Don't forget to read the small print--it says while supplies last--some of these new ones may not last so don't delay!

So many choices and they are all FREE!


How can you get these items for FREE you ask????

There are three ways to do it

1. purchase $50 worth of product from my Stampin Up! Store and you can pick a product from the selection--spend $100 and you can either pick two items or one of the more expensive items for free. Two levels to chose from--no limits--the more you spend the more you get for FREE!!!

2. host a workshop in your home--invite a few friends over and have some fun learning how to create beautiful cards and/or gifts. Then not only will your friends earn FREE items on their purchases--you will earn FREE items based on their sales too! Win-Win! These events are easy and fun--I bring all supplies and you just invite!

3. the best deal right now is to join my team! Our tribe is always welcoming in new members and we love to share ideas and business tips with each other. Support from the very moment you join--friendships that will last forever--and you will get the normal $125 worth of products of your choice--AND you get to add two more stamp sets of your choice to your kit during Sale-a-bration, not to mention your business supplies---everything you need to start making money doing what you love right out of the box! All that for only $99 and free shipping. WHAT!!!! That is AMAZING!

So which way is best for you?? Let's chat about it. Comment below that you want to earn FREE stuff or just send me a private message. 

You can order the supplies you need for his card directly from this page by 
clicking on the item you need below!

And if you place an order for any of them be sure to use my hostess code for the month
Hostess Code:    ANEDBKGK

All orders of any size using the hostess code above will get a special thank you gift 
directly from me and......

Any order over $50 will also earn FREE items from our Sale-A-Bration Catalogs
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Just Dance!

So this is one of those cards that just make me feel all kinds of feelings.  Strange thing about crafting sometimes.  Sometimes you have no idea where the art comes from and other times you do.  The whole time I was making this card I was singing this song in my head and thinking about so many things in my life that I would have changed if I had known how they would have turned out--then remembering that if you change one thing--it changes others too.  So in the end we have to just be happy with what we have and were we are!  Have you heard this song before?  

The Dance by Garth Brooks
Here is the video if you so wish to listen.

Looking back on the memory of 
The dance we shared beneath the stars above 
For a moment all the world was right 
How could I have known you'd ever say goodbye 
And now I'm glad I didn't know 
The way it all would end the way it all would go 
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain 
But I'd have to miss the dance 
Holding you I held everything 
For a moment wasn't I the king 
But if I'd only known how the king would fall 
Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all 
And now I'm glad I didn't know 
The way it all would end the way it all would go 
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain 
But I'd of had to miss the dance 
Yes my life is better left to chance 
I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance

This card was again inspired by the Stampin Up! catalog.  Page 138.  They used this layout with the tree from Lovely as a Tree, all I did was change the stamp and colors.  I love the way this happy dancing girl pops with the black background.  



I will again be linking up to the SUO challenge.  Case the catalog, here is the sample from the catalog. 



So happy you stopped by today--and I hope you find a chance to JUST DANCE!

You can order the supplies you need for his card directly from this page by 
clicking on the item you need below!
And if you place an order for any of them be sure to use my hostess code for the month
Hostess Code:    ANEDBKGK

All orders of any size using the hostess code above will get a special thank you gift 
directly from me and......

Any order over $50 earn FREE items from our Sale-A-Bration Catalog







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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope your day is filled with lots of love and happiness.  I usually make so many Valentines but this year I only made this one.  And I just did it this morning-a little last minute!  But no worries--it was done on time--although the picture shows a little bit of glue that was still drying--trust me when I say it did NOT have that on there when I gave it to him.

I decided to see what my old friends at SU Only Challenges had going on for this week.  I have not played along with them in a long time.  Their challenge this week was to case he catty!  I was hesitant at first because for some reason I do not use our catalog for inspiration much.  Which is so silly really--I find that I look at the stamps but don't really focus on the samples much.  Well let's just say that is going to change!  I seen many cute designs that I could use for inspiration.  Sometimes we make the whole process harder than it has to be--Stampin Up gives us so many ideas and free projects printouts (if you are a demo) that can let ANYONE be an amazing crafter--you don't have to come up with an original idea EVER if you don't want.  And in this industry it is more than acceptable to CASE other designs.......

So with all of that stated here is my card for today......



it was perfect!  I did not have any of the sets that they used in the sample but I was able to make it work with sets I did have.  Love that!  Here is the catalog sample which is on page 137 of the main catalog.


I had to use a few different stamp set to get the desired look but I am happy with the outcome.

You can order the supplies you need for his card directly from this page by 
clicking on the item you need below!
And if you place an order for any of them be sure to use my hostess code for the month
Hostess Code:    ANEDBKGK

All orders of any size using the hostess code above will get a special thank you gift 
directly from me and......

Any order over $50 earn FREE items from our Sale-A-Bration Catalog



Product List

Monday, February 12, 2018

Feathered Friends I am thankful for you!

I love birds!  I have a bunch of feeders in my yard right outside by kitchen window and I could sit there and watch them for hours.  Especially this time of year--there are no leaves on the trees so you can see them sitting and flying around EVERYWHERE!  That is the best.  Funny that they always seem so happy.  Singing and fluttering around.  I honestly love them!


So when I checked in to see what today's challenge was on Splitcoaststampers I was happy to see that it was a challenge to use birds!  Yea.  Might as well combine that with some fun flowers and happy colors--right?!    If you want to play along here is the challenge CAS468

And of course here is my card.....


I used three stamps sets--just because I can, lol!  I don't normally do that but sometimes you just have to--all of the supplies are listed below.



You can order the supplies you need for his card directly from this page by 
clicking on the item you need below!
And if you place an order for any of them be sure to use my hostess code for the month
Hostess Code:    ANEDBKGK

All orders of any size using the hostess code above will get a special thank you gift 
directly from me and......

Any order over $50 earn FREE items from our Sale-A-Bration Catalog



Product List

 
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