Saturday, 23 February 2008

Retired Stamps and Accessories!!

I am having some difficulty posting the retired list to my blog, so if you would like a copy, please email me on or phone 4123 3740 or 0427 133 123, or you can check out my website, under the specials page. I will work on getting the list up ASAP. You have until 31 March to order anything on the retired list, however items are disappearing quickly.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

New Cards

I have been busy this afternoon between Georgia's sleeps trying to whip up a couple of quick cards using the Floral background stamp (I love this stamp!!!). These cards took me about 5 minutes to make, so I though I might show you all.

I am not sure if you can tell with this one, but I have highlighted a section of the stamp and put dazzling diamonds on it, to make it a little sparkly!


Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Sketch Challenge - March

This is a sketch challenge due on March 17th. The prize will be a paper and ribbon pack that I will put together.

In case you don't know the drill, you can use whatever stamp sets, colors or accessories you like to complete the challenge. The only thing that you need to do is follow my sketch layout to create your card. All entries must be received by March 17th. I will then post a poll on my blog and the voting will begin...

Good luck to you all and don't forget to get those sketch samples to me as soon as possible so I can post them and let everyone see them in plenty of time before the voting begins!

Summer Mini Catalogue

Check out the Summer Mini Catalogue that is running until 31 March.

There are some gorgeous stamp sets available in this catty.
Check out the catalogues online.

Sale-A-Bration is almost finished!!!!!

Sale-A-Bration 1 January - 29 February, 2008
Get Ready for Sale-A-Bration! The Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate. Customers, hostesses and new recruits all benefit.
Sale-A-Bration is always a popular promotion - who doesn't like to get free stamp sets! During January & February there are many ways you can earn free stamp sets.
Customers - For every $100 you spend, you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set.
Hostesses - In addition to the regular hostess benefits, hostesses will receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set for workshops that reach $600 or more.
Recruits - Anyone who joins as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose any stamp set, a value of up to $79.95, from the current catalogue.
You can check out the limitied edition stamp sets in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue online or contact me to mail you a complimentary copy.

Thinking about becoming a demonstrator?

I've been thinking about becoming a demonstrator but...
I often hear the phrase above and there are many different endings added to it so I thought I'd answer a few of them here.

...what if I can't meet the minimum quotas? There is no pressure for you to meet the quota. Stampin' Up! does set minimum quotas every 3 months with a new demonstrator joining in February having 5 months to meet their first quota. The quota is $500 of commissionable sales within the 3 months. However at any time you decide that you can't meet the quota there is no penalty, you simply stop becoming a demonstrator and can return to being a customer. If after buying the fantastically discounted kit you decide SU! isn't for you then that's not a problem. You don't have to meet any shortfalls or pay back your kit. Just quietly though I was personally worried about this question when I joined and now have no problems in meeting the quota. The product does really sell itself, customers just love it! I have to do workshops? Simple answer, no. You can operate as a demonstrator in any form you wish. As long as you meet the quotas it's up to you whether you run workshops. If you just want to join to get the discount for yourself and friends, you can. Workshops are a great way to meet quotas though. An average workshop for me would meet my $500 quota easily. I usually average 1-2 workshops per month without trying to hard.

...I don't have the time. Time is in short supply for so many of us. Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is such a flexible job. You can choose when you want to book workshops and how many. I have a baby, and I love the fact that I can go out and do a couple of workshops a month and teach a class or two and fit it around my family's needs.

...I've never done party plan selling. Neither had I! I still don't think of myself as a sales person! At workshops I simply show what Stampin' Up! has to offer and have a fun time doing so. People love Stampin' Up! product and there's no need for a hard sell approach. I have made some fantastic friends through holding workshops.

...I'm not creative enough. Between Stampin' Up! And other resources you could do workshops for years and never have to come up with new ideas for workshops! Stampin' Up! have an extensive demonstrator support website. Every month new ideas for workshops are shown with tips and ideas for being a successful demonstrator. My upline has their own forum with lots of tips and ideas. I can also provide team training events either in real life or online.

...I don't want to recruit a team. You don't have to. Building a team isn't something that you have to do. If you're looking to join SU! for yourself or a small group of friends that's great. However if after a while someone approaches you to sign up you can be confident that they will receive the same access to support through myself that you will already be receiving.
Why not contact me today and I can send out a no obligation information pack including a complimentary introductory DVD. What have you got to lose? Just think of the fun, learning and team friendships you could be missing out on! Why not do something just for you in 2008. I guarantee you will love it!