#232 – Perennial Birthday Project Kit – January 18, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVypp0eycHw

The Perennial Birthday kit makes sure that you always have birthday cards on hand ready to send at a moment’s notice.  The kit includes a cute box to store your cards, as well as monthly dividers so you can stay organized.  There are supplies included to make 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.  It also coordinates with the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  Both the kit and the stamp set can be found on pg. 16 of the Occasions catalog.

Yesterday I shared ideas from the “We Must Celebrate” stamp set.  Below is a card made from one of my teammates, Jan McClurg, who lives in Arizona.  Totally adorable!
Thank you to everyone who joined in on Facebook Live!  You were able to see a fun Brusho demonstration.  It is so much fun to play with!

FAQs about Being a Demonstrator

Q. What are the minimum sales requirements?
A. You only need to submit 300 CSV (Commissionable Sales Volume) in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up! workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission (or 25 percent if you become a bronze elite title or above).

Q. What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?
A. Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the quarterly sales minimum.

Q. Can I be my own host?
A. Yes, you can be your own host anytime you want. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop. You will be the host, receiving the Stampin’ Rewards, as well as the demonstrator, receiving your instant income and commission.

Q. How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator?
A. The Starter Kit is only $99 USD and is fully customizable. You choose up to $125 USD worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products, and you will also receive a business supplies pack containing materials you need to run your business (valued at least $35 USD).

Q. How can I make money as a demonstrator?
A. You can earn money in three ways: instant or deferred income (20 or 25 percent of each order), monthly volume rebates (4-13 percent of total monthly sales), and monthly team commissions (1–6.5 percent of your recruits’ sales).

Q. Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
A. No. If you were to recruit demonstrators, you would be paid team commissions on your team’s sales, but this is a perk, not a requirement.

Q. Where will I get project ideas for my workshops? What kind of training can I expect?
A. Stampin’ Up! provides dozens of training resources filled with project ideas and tips to help you run every aspect of your business, including a quarterly publication called Stampin’ Success, Demonstrator Support agents, a demonstrator-only website, and annual and seasonal catalogs.

Q. Is Stampin’ Up! a well-known, respected company?
A. Since 1988, Stampin’ Up! has been selling stamps and papercrafting supplies. In that time, not only have we won industry awards and accolades, but also the loyalty and admiration of demonstrators and customers alike. And that is a trend that we work hard to maintain. You can rest assured that the reputation of Stampin’ Up! will only continue to improve!

Q. What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit?
A. You may choose to stop at anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders. However, there are many benefits to remaining an active demonstrator. If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please contact your demonstrator.

Welcome back to SU Debi Hagberg from PA!  She joined last night after FB Live.

As a reminder, anyone who joins in January will receive 25 hand-stamped cards from me!!!
So Debi has LOTS of happy mail coming!!!

Do you still have questions about becoming a SU demonstrator, feel free to message me.

Winner for today’s drawing:  Deanie Caudle
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!  Look for happy mail!

Here is a picture of Orion from yesterday.  It looks like he is admiring the card displays, but really he is playing with Panda, who is hiding behind the boards.

Stay warm!!!  It may be cold today, but at least it is sunny!

#231 – We Must Celebrate – January 17, 2018

I just like the name of this set, “We Must Celebrate”, which can be found on pg. 39 of the Occasions catalog.  If we celebrated a little more each day, the world would be a happier place.

My assistant Paula is coming today to help out prepping for Stamp Camp, which is coming up January 27th.  It will be here before you know it.

1/17 (Weds. 8 pm CST) – FB Live – I will be giving away hand-stamped cards for every question asked about becoming a SU demonstrator. This is the perfect time to ask those questions you have thought about, but never got around to asking. 🙂It will be a fun night!!! Plus, I will demo  Brusho & the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies

Winner from yesterday’s drawing: Beth Thompson
Look for happy mail going out later this week!

#230 – Myths & Magic Suite – January 16, 2018

The “Myths & Magic Suite” can be found on pgs. 36 – 37 of the Occasions catalog.  So fun for all ages!  I love all of the sparkly accessories!

The Myths & Magic specialty washi tape is the perfect way to accent any craft project! You get three different rolls for $6.00 total.

The Myths & Magic glimmer paper comes in 6″ x 6″ sheets.  You get 24 sheets total; 8 each of 3 colors.
Love the Myths & Magic DSP!  Some of the framelits coordinate with the images.

Winner for today’s drawing:  Karen Corsello
Look for happy mail!!!

In honor of yesterday’s “National Hat Day”, I wanted to share a picture with my Arizona friends at a tea house in Carefree, AZ.  They have a trunk of hats that you can choose one from, just to have a special hat to wear during tea.  Too fun!!!
This same tea house has a cutout of the Queen, which is why my daughter, Janessa, got me my very own Queen cutout.  So, now you know why I have “The Queen” standing outside of my office.  Plus, the English really do have the “heads up” on great hats!

January 16 is Appreciate a Dragon Day.  That was the reason I chose the “Myths & Magic Suite” as the focus today.  Appreciate a Dragon day was started in 2004 by Mrs. Paul to celebrate the release of the book DragonSpell. Like we need an excuse to celebrate anything!

Did you enjoy yesterday’s snowfall?  My youngest daughter and her daughter, June, were able to take a few minutes to play in the snow yesterday.  Too cold for me!  I only opened the back door to let the dog out!

#229 – Hold on to Hope – January 15, 2018

The “Hold on to Hope” bundle can be found on pg. 27 of the Occasions catalog. Perfect for Easter, sympathy, thinking of you, baptisms, christenings…etc.  I love the detail in the coordinating framelits, “Cross of Hope” dies.
The silver mini gable boxes are the perfect size for a small gift or gift card.  They can be found on pg. 23 of the Occasions catalog.  You receive 12 gable boxes (4″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) for $8.00.
They are food safe.

Winner from yesterday’s drawing:  Carol Busby
Happy mail is on the way to you!!!

January Events

1/16 (Tues.)  OnStage Registration Starts (Local = Milwaukee, WI April 7, 2017)
Join SU and you can go to Milwaukee for a day of Stampin’ Fun!!!

1/17 (Weds. 8 pm CST) – FB Live –
I will be giving away hand-stamped cards for every question asked about becoming a SU demonstrator.  This is the perfect time to ask those questions you have thought about, but never got around to asking.  🙂
It will be a fun night!!!
“12 Cards” Giveaway and Demo of Brusho & Celebrate You Thinlits Dies 

1/24 (Weds. 8 pm CST) – FB Live

1/27 (Sat.) – Stamp Camp 
– Huntley, IL  – Huntley Park District
8:30 am to Noon  (go to www.stampahowlics.com  Click on EVENTS link for details)
12 Make and Takes, Door Prizes, Retired product for sale

1/31 (Wed.) – Virtual Party 
– FB online Stampahowlic Stampers
8:30 – 9:30 pm CST

February Events

2/7 (Weds. 8 pm CST) – FB Live

2/9 (Fri.) StampaStack – My Home in Roscoe
Two class times to choose from:  10 am to Noon or 1 to 3 pm
Cost:  $25 or $20 for club members or Stampahowlic teammates

2/14 (Weds. 8 pm CST) – FB Live

2/17 (Sat.) Stampahowlic Team Meeting
8:30 am – Noon
(go to www.stampahowlics.com   Click on EVENTS link for details)

2/21 (Weds. 8 pm CST) – FB Live)

2/22 (Thurs.)  6:30 – 8:30 – Stampin’ Bingo – My Home in Roscoe
Games, Make & Takes, Prizes
(go to www.stampahowlics.com   Click on EVENTS link for details)

2/28 (Weds.)  8 – 9 Pm CST – Facebook Virtual Party

March Events

3/7 (Weds. 8 pm CST) – FB Live)

3/9 (Fri.) StampaStack – My Home in Roscoe
Two class times to choose from:  10 am to Noon or 1 to 3 pm
Cost:  $25 or $20 for club members or Stampahowlic teammates

3/14 (Weds. 8 pm CST) – FB Live)

3/17 (Sat.) – Stamp Camp – Huntley, IL  – Huntley Park District
8:30 am to Noon  (go to www.stampahowlics.com  Click on EVENTS link for details)
12 Make and Takes, Door Prizes, Retired product for sale

3/21 (Weds. 8 pm CST) – FB Live)

3/28 (Weds. 8 pm CST) – FB Live)

Today is National Hat Day!  I love hats!  I wish we wore more hats in the US.  It is fun to have an excuse to dress up and wear a hat. Do you love hats?  It is a great way to express your style!!!


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