Commercial Break

Now a message from my ‘business’ side . . .

I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for over 10 years now. My sister recruited me when she moved from the Seattle area and gave me her customers, who quickly became good friends. Most things in paper crafts are constantly changing but one thing that you can be certain of is this; the beginning of June marks a sad day in the Stampin’ Up! catalog. So many goodies are retired and are in need of a loving home. You can make this month a happy day for several stamp sets, ribbons, buttons, cardstaock, wheels, home decor (vinyl) and so much more! Grab the items you love before they’re gone. And yes, rumor is correct, there are more than 20 colors that will be leaving. Stock up! Then, after we’ve mourned any losses, we’ll all take our big girl pills, buck up a little bit, and be ready to welcome in the new sets, the new accessories, the new vinyl, *and* the new colors starting in July. They are all proving to be sassy, vibrant, and a lot of fun to play with. I can’t wait to go to convention in July to see designs and learn new things from the best of the best. Yippee! The 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs will be ready the first part of July and I will be selling them to you as soon as I can get my hands on them. Reserve your copy now! Book a workshop or host a Stamp-A-Stash (e*mail me for details) to get a jump start on your wish list. I’d love to help you with your card making and scrapbooking projects. And SU! has a recruiting special right now as well. (scroll down a bit, you’ll see it) This doesn’t happen very often!

If you can’t tell, I am very excited about what is coming up as far as my hobby goes. I am no longer in denial thinking what I do is a business. Ha! I don’t make money! I do it because it feeds my soul and I get to hang out with some incredibly creative people who never cease to inspire me. Besides, it’s a lot less expensive and more fun than therapy. I don’t fool myself into thinking that I am going to recruit the world. I don’t pressure people into parties or orders or anything that they don’t want to do. I just like to let people know and see what I do and if it suits them then GREAT! I may not be as successful as some stay-at-home business women, but this is how I prefer it.

So I say, bon voyage old! Bring on the new! 🙂