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March and Stampin’ Up! Specials Coming To An End Quickly!!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2014 Promotion

Can you even believe that Sale-A-Bration, the biggest promotion of the Stampin’ Up! year, is coming to an end Monday, March 31?!  I can’t believe March is ending already, much less Sale-A-Bration! It began in January and seemed like it would go on forever!  But if you don’t get your order in by Monday, you will miss out on your free gift with a $50 purchase!  Back in the day, there were just a few free stamp sets to choose from for your free gift!  Now you have many choices for whatever suits you! You’re not restricted to the Bundles in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure; you can purchase any $50 in current Stampin’ Up! products and earn your FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  Just ask me if you have any questions or need any help in your choices!

It’s not just about one free gift with a $50 purchase!

  • Join Stampin’ Up! by purchasing the Starter Kit for only $99 and get $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! products! Start your OWN BUSINESS with Stampin’ Up! for only $99 and see what you can do with it! I can help you!
  • Earn a FREE SALE-A-BRATION GIFT with EVERY $50 you spend!  Spend $150, get three free gifts PLUS Hostess Benefits!! That means choose an extra $25 in Stampin’ Up! products FREE!
  • Digital products to buy and free digital product gifts to use with My Digital Studio!
  • Gather some orders from your friends!  You be the Hostess! Even non-stampers can use ribbon, scissors, personalized stamps, adhesives, envelopes, gift boxes and bags and more!

Paper Pumpkin Free Markers

Paper Pumpkin will continue, but if you want to get a FREE set of In Color Stampin’ Write Markers – a $14.95 value – you NEED to sign up by Monday, March 31!

  • Go HERE and click the SUBSCRIBE button at the top of that page! Put Quantity 1 in the box.  No Promo Code required or needed. Click “Continue” at the bottom of the page. Fill in your account information on the next page!
  • Mid-April you will receive the pictured Welcome Kit in the mail with your free clear-block on which to mount these and future stamps. Everything for the project is included in the kit except adhesive.
  • Mid-May you will receive the next kit that goes out to everyone! (as long as you don’t cancel!) I can tell you that since January 2014 the kits have been getting even better!  It’s just fun to receive a gift in the mail!  This is the cutest package and something special just for you!  Get a couple month’s worth of kits and see how you like them! No obligation, you can always cancel or even just PAUSE your subscription and come back to it. You can even order extra kits in a month.  Just make any changes in your subscription before the 10th of any month to take effect that month!
  • Ask me if you have any trouble signing up or questions! You’re worth a special gift for yourself!!

TRY Paper Pumpkin Today!

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets

Even though Stampin’ Up! released these special Best of 25 Years stamp sets to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! of past images (plus one new!) over the past year, they have still been available all this time – but now only until MONDAY, MARCH 31! Purchase six stamp sets altogether and send in your proof of purchase Collector’s Card and get a free stamp set! If not six, at least make sure you have the images you want before they are gone!

***As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.***

Whew!  Lots of information, but you just have this weekend and MONDAY, MARCH 31 to get in on these deals!  Don’t want you to miss out because you forgot or weren’t sure! Don’t wait until the last minute if you can do it sooner! Email me at if you have any questions or need any help with ordering or anything!

Have fun Sale-A-Bration shopping HERE at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Giant Stamping Party at Stampin’ Up! Leadership!

It was a giant stamping party last night at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference!  This was after a full day of a speaker and various classes plus a most delicious dessert at lunch!

The Stampin’ Up! employees greeted us as we walked in the room! After we picked up one of our stamp sets we found a place to sit at the lovely tables decorated with little Stampin’ Up! bags with our Make & Takes and another stamp set. Some of our favorite Stampin’ Up! people did stamping demonstrations on stage.  Love that part!!  And there’s a new product coming if you don’t have the Big Shot but want to do some embossing! Not to mention the new Blendabilities alcohol markers. And there’s a new Paper Pumpkin special for signing up!

And if you are in the Houston area today, come to the George R. Brown Convention Center this afternoon to preview Stampin’ Up! and you probably get to stamp something too!  It’s from 2:00 – 7:00 and open to everybody. Dad and the kids can go see the Train Show there and Mom can go stamp!

Blurry but cute being greeted as we walked in! We love the Stampin' Up! staff!

Blurry but cute being greeted as we walked in! We love the Stampin’ Up! staff!


One Extra Day to Join Stampin’ Up!

Join Stampin' Up! for $25 One Extra Day!

Stampin’ Up! is looking for a few good new Demonstrators!  The ongoing special has just been extended another 24 hours, until October 22, 2013 at 11:50 pm MT.  If you are looking for a new business opportunity, there is no less expensive way to start your own business than this:

  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99  starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogs
      • A package of the current seasonal catalog
      • Customer Order Forms
      • Customer postcards

As you can see, it’s not the usual Starter Kit, but it enables you to start your own business and then grow your supplies. Perhaps you are already a stamper and have current Stampin’ Up! supplies so you don’t need a lot more to get your business off the ground.

Stampin’ Up! has decided to extend this original very short offer an extra day for any of you who are already working in the crafting industry with another company (and of course to anyone who is interested!).

Stampin’ Up! is even making a limited exception to their competitive activities policy: Anyone who currently is involved in a directly competitive business who signs up between October 21-November 30, 2013 will not need to resign from their former business prior to signing up with Stampin’ Up! They will have until December 1, 2013 to decide which company they will represent and by that time will need to resign from one or the other.

If you have an interest in joining Stampin’ Up! under this Starter Kit or trying out a papercrafting business different from one you might currently be engaged in, please send me an email tonight or tomorrow to and I can answer any questions you may have or we can talk tomorrow. This is an unusual offer from Stampin’ Up! and unusual for them to extend the deadline of the offer.  If you feel this offer is speaking to you, then maybe it is the right thing on which you should take action.  Besides, everyone loves being a part of Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! 2013 Convention Closes with a Bang!

All good things must come to an end, they say, and certainly the 2013 Stampin’ Up! Convention did with a bang!  Yes, real bangs!  Fireworks and confetti! Of course my camera battery died at the exact moment, but with a quick change, I was able to get a tiny video of the sparkle and glimmer!

Glitter and Confetti at end of Stampin’ Up! Convention

(Don’t know how to add a video in this new blog but hopefully this works.) (nothing great, but something!)

Today was travel day and it seemed to take all day since I was up extremely early in order to perhaps beat the other 5000 or so demos leaving today. It actually went fine, I was just SO tired and carrying my heavy SU backpack from Convention with my laptop, a one bag of swaps to look at, catalogs, snacks, etc. It’s fun having something to visibly identify you as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator because we can easily pick out other demos to chat with and also other people are wanting to know who we all are with the matching bags!  That’s a great opportunity to share with them the fun job we have as demonstrators and tell them about stamping.  My flight from Salt Lake City to Denver was really fun as I got to sit with two other very friendly demos and we just chatted the whole way about Convention and Stampin’ Up!  I felt a little sorry for the people in the row in front of us who probably wondered if we would ever be quiet! After a two-hour layover in Denver I finally made it back to Houston by 4:00.  It’s always sad to leave the last event of Convention after all the long anticipation and say goodbye to all the other demos.

We barely had any free time after things got rolling with Convention so I haven’t even looked at my swaps yet!  Can you believe that?  Downloading all my photos was extremely time-consuming (not sure if the hotel internet was slow or if I wasn’t doing something right) (or else the internet was saying ‘Are you kidding me??!  All these photos??’) so I really didn’t get to post more on my blog.  But I’ll try to catch up this week.

In a nutshell, Shelli’s daughter Sara presented on stage yesterday.  She was wonderful.  She has her mother’s personality and smile and the projects she showed were great.  They also had the anniversary marches across the stage so I got to walk across for being a demo for ten years! In the last general session Bonnie Thurber from Stampin’ Up!, always a favorite, had us laughing our heads off with her fun demonstration and comments!  In the past, sometimes she would sing at Convention but we didn’t get that treat this year.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Shelli presented the Heart of Stampin’ Up! award to a demo who I remember from when I was new to Stampin’ Up!.  That award is always a touching one and never fails to bring Shelli to tears just reading the nominations.

 We also got to see the “commercials” some demos created.  This year they were so good they had to give out a fourth place award. I thought 4th place was so good  I couldn’t imagine any others being better, but it was fun to watch all of them and what talent by these demonstrators to come up with these videos!  They each won a shopping spree!

The last group of Prize Patrol winners won EVERY stamp set in the upcoming Holiday Catalog….maybe consolation prize for being the last ones!  All of us got the Yippee-Skippee stamp set as one last party favor!

There’s so much more to tell but it’s time for bed!

New Stampin’ Up! Recruits Pick a Project Kit

Pick-A-Kit for New Stampin' Up! Recruits

New Stampin’ Up! Recruits, those who want to own their own businesses by being an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, get to pick a Free Project Kit as an extra to the purchase of their Starter Kit.

Recruit Special Offer Chart

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, which you get to customize according to your needs and desires by choosing which products to include up to a $125 value and pay only $99, and become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in just a few minutes by signing up online! Work your business to the level you want according to your own goals, desires and family commitments. And I’m here to guide you along the way in addition to Stampin’ Up!

No need to be artistic or creative! The art is already created on the stamps!  All you have to do is put stamp and ink to paper!  I can show you PLENTY of avenues to inspiration to create your own beautiful stamping artwork!

Perhaps you are a digital person! You can have a totally digital Stampin’ Up! business with My Digital Studio. Digital papercrafting is huge and plenty of opportunity for you to build a business in that area. And of course you can combine both traditional stamping and scrapbooking with digital papercrafting.

Contact me at and I can answer your questions or provide more information and tell you the easiest way for you to sign up and get started!

This special offer is good July 15 – August 31, 2013.

Making Swaps for the Stampin’ Up! Convention

Swap card for the Stampin' Up! Convention

Now that the Stampin’ Up! Convention is less than two weeks away, it’s probably time to get serious about making swaps! Swaps are card fronts that we Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators make to trade with each other. Not only does this give us a collection of ideas to show our customers, it also gives us a way to interact with each other! It usually even starts at the airport if others can identify you as a Stampin’ Up! Demo and we start asking each other if we want to swap.  Of course everyone does, unless they are going to be finishing their swaps on the airplane ride to Salt Lake City! Swapping is one of the biggest things at any Stampin’ Up! event. It is AMAZING (to quote a phrase from the Bachelor/Bachelorette shows!) to look around at Convention in the lobby, inside the main stage area, even outside the building to see all these people swapping! You really have to see it for yourself! Even at lunch or during a break, people will have their swaps all laid out on the table and as other demos walk by they can see what swaps they have and trade if they want. I swear, Wall Street has nothing on these ladies and gents!  Everywhere there is a line people are swapping while they wait! It’s a great way to break the ice and start talking to those strangers around you!

If you would like to be part of all the Stampin’ Up! fun, find out about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. You’ll essentially be starting your own business for just the cost of the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. From there you can make a little extra money for yourself or your family or a lot of extra money, depending on what your goals are.

Contact me if I can answer any questions for you and provide you with more information!

New Stampin’ Up! Catalog Day is Here!


Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2013-14

View the Catalog online (Flash)

View the Catalog PDF

View the Stampin’ Supplies

This is the day we’ve all been looking forward to!  Stampin’ Up! will be transitioning the website over to the new catalog until noon MT today You can also order any retiring items, as well as from the Spring Catalog, while supplies last!  People are calling it the “trifecta of ordering” because you can order from all three catalogs at once…the old, the new, and the Spring Catalog!  Have patience because there will be a LOT of people ordering and sometimes there are glitches when everything is new!

Stampin’ Up! New Catalog goes live at:

  • 11:00 am Pacific Time
  • Noon Mountain Time (Stampin’ Up! Home Office Time)
  • 1:00 pm Central Time
  • 2:00 pm Eastern TIme

I always like the see the time written in my own time zone so I don’t have to keep figuring it out!

And that’s not all!!!!

Grab-Your-Greetings sale

Three greeting stamp sets are on sale for 25% off starting today and going through June 30!  We always need another greeting set!  This is an easy add-on to your order!

Grab Your Greetings Chart


The Bracket Stamp personalized name stamp with 5 lines (item 131138) will not be available in time for the May 31 catalog launch, but we anticipate that it will be available soon. However, the other versions of Bracket Stamp, with 1-4 lines, will be available to order once the catalog is live.


Remember……Ordering begins today at Noon MT (Stampin’ Up! Time!)

Current Catalog          NEW CATALOG           Spring Catalog

The Spring Catalog will END tonight at 11:50 pm MT!!!!!!!!!!!

Just go to my Online Store after Noon MT today and you can start placing your order!  If you have any questions, please contact me at or call at 713-981-7662.

If you plan to shop for your Stampin’ Up! supplies with me and want a brand new catalog to hold in your hands (even though it is online!) please email me or call with your contact information and phone number.

Place Your Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Order Today to Earn Free Product!

SAB items

All good things must come to an end….and today is the end of Sale-a-Bration for Stampin’ Up! It’s been going on since January but today is the last day to order $50 in product and then earn a free Sale-A-Bration product. Stampin’ Up! used to only offer 4 or 6 stamp sets, I believe, when I first started for Sale-a-Bration but now you have LOTS of choices…..stamp sets, card stock, card kit, buttons, ribbons, punch, embossing folder, designer paper, digital discs, and more! And it ships free with your order!

Check out my Online Store today, without fail, and place your order.  For every $50 you spend, you may choose a free Sale-A-Bration item. Read about Sale-A-Bration here.

You can also JOIN Stampin’ Up! today and receive extra in your Starter Kit and the best part will be that you will be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and can build your own stamping, scrapbooking, and digital business however it fits you and your family.  For information on joining the Stampin’ Up! family, please click HERE.  You can sign up online and be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in minutes!

Let me know if you have any questions or would like me to place your order for you.

A Peek Into One of the Many Perks of Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Stampin Success Mag
Images copyright Stampin' Up! 2013

Stampin' Up! is sharing a bit of our demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success! I've often told you receiving this magazine in the mail is one of the best parts of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  You can click on the image above or click HERE to see the enlarged page.

If you'd like to see some of these ideas and more, we can plan a party for you and your friends.  If you'd like to get the magazine, join Stampin' Up! and start your own business. Why not earn some money doing something you love doing and sharing?! Please contact me if you would like more information. It's easy to sign up and get started!

Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Starts Today!!

SAB Banner 2013

If you’re already familiar with Stampin’ Up!, then you know that Sale-A-Bration is their biggest promotion of the year….and it starts today! If you’re not familiar, you will love hearing that Sale-A-Bration is all about FREE STUFF! With just a $50 purchase (before shipping and tax), you can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! You can place your Stampin’ Up! order with me at my Online Store here or email with your order or any questions.

Once you have $50 on your order, you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.

  • The free gifts continue with each $50 you spend…so if you spend $100, you choose 2 free products!
  • Spend $150 and get 3 free products….PLUS $25 in Hostess Dollars to spend AND a free pack of Silver Glimmer Paper! (be SURE you go through my direct link to my Online Store, not the Stampin’ Up! website first.
  • If you really have a lot to buy…or get some orders from friends to add to your own…and reach $400 in merchandise, you will get your 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration products, Silver Glimmer Paper, a free product bundle (Sycamore Street paper, Ribbon & Button Pack, and Madison Avenue Stamp Set), $65 in Hostess Dollars to spend AND 50% off any full-priced item!

And if you prefer to become a Demonstrator yourself and join the Stampin’ Up! family, well, there’s a bonus for that as well! Choose an extra 25% worth of products in your Starter Kit for only $99 (that’s $156.50 of products for $99). Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator gives you your own business to provide extra income for your family, extra spending money for you, opportunities for incentive trips…whatever it is that you want and want to work for! I can direct you to plenty of resources to start and build your business so you can be a success…at whatever level you define success!

So, you better stop reading and start shopping!  Go to my Online Store now and get started!

If you have any questions, just email me, leave a comment below, or contact me through my Stamping with Karen Facebook page here!

Stampin’ Up! Video of the Distribution Center & Stampin’ Up! Achievements

Stampin' Up! produced this video for Leadership 2013 giving us a peek at the Distribution Center in Riverton, Utah and how our orders are packed up and shipped out! I'd like to see even more but maybe they don't want to give away their secrets! I always like to know the "behind the scenes" stuff! This year kicks off the 25th anniversary of Stampin' Up! so you will see the achievements and growth of Stampin' Up! during that time in the video also!  Enjoy!

Looking for a Job? Looking for a Stamping Job? Get This Ink-redible Offer!

Ink-redible Offer When You Join Stampin' Up!
You have just a couple of days left to join Stampin' Up! and start your own business! Wouldn't that be a great Christmas present to give yourself?  Well, you can join Stampin' Up! ANY day….but if you would like a free set of the new foam ink pads, the deadline to join is Sunday, December 16!  You can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!

And that's just an extra bonus for becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! Join now and you'll be able to preorder some of the new products in the Spring 2013 Catalog.

To join Stampin' Up!, just purchase the Starter Kit for only $99…but you get to choose $125 worth in products for your kit! You'll also get a business supply pack valued at $65.
Join now and when the new Spring Catalog and later Sale-A-Bration begin, you'll have some exciting offerings for your new customers!

If you would like more information on becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator or if I can answer any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at Signing up is easy….you'll just go to my website and click the Join Now button and sign up online!

Watch Sara Douglass on the Today Show Donating to the Holiday Toy & Gift Drive

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Here's the clip of Sara Douglass, Shelli Gardner's daughter, appearing on the Today Show presenting the Stampin' Up! donation of $300,000 in paper crafting supplies to their Holiday Toy & Gift Drive.  This is the fourth year in a row that Stampin' Up! has participated. Sara was on with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford. She did a great job….but surely the Today Show realizes they should have Sara or Shelli on for a longer segment to do some stamping! I hope someday we will get to see what projects Sara had in her hands that she didn't have time to show!

Candlelight Christmas Flocked Clear Strip Christmas Ornament

Candlelight Christmas Strip Ornament

I had to play again with the design of the ornaments on the cover of our Stampin' Up! Demonstrator magazine called Stampin' Success. You can make these Christmas ornaments with just strips of paper! This time I decided I wanted a fancier one…I only intended to add some ribbon and maybe some rhinestones.  But once I pulled out the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, I noticed the beautiful flocked clear window sheet "paper"! I thought that would make something pretty! So here it is!

Once I made the ornament, I attached a bow at the top with some mini glue dots and added just a few Rhinestone Jewels here and there.

Candlelight Christmas Paper Strip Ornament

My strips this time were 4 3/4" for the center one, two strips 6" each and 2 strips 7 1/4".  I think you just need to play with the lengths of the strips to get the size of ornament that you want. These strips are only 1/2" wide. You can read my directions for how I put the ornament together on my post the other day here. I think you can see in this photo above that I put rhinestones near the top, middle and bottom of the outside strips and one on each side of the center strip. I used Baker's Twine for the hanging thread.  Just feed it in through the center of the ornament and pull tightly for it to come up to the top in between the strips.

I might not be done yet!  I think the next one I will try will have another set or two of strips!

If you want a pack of the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, you know where to go!  While you are there, check out the Merry Christmas special which includes the Candlelight Christmas paper, and also the Clearance Rack! New items were just added on Friday!  Although some products sold out the first day, there still are great bargains to be had, so don't miss out!

Make Your Own Halloween Ornament with Paper Strips

Paper Strip Halloween Ornament

As Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, we receive a magazine that we all love filled with creative ideas, business tips, and the latest Stampin' Up! news.  On the cover of the latest issue are pictures of ornaments like these, except for winter or Christmas. I decided to try making a paper ornament for Halloween with the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper. These would be so fun to make for Halloween decorations for a party!

Stampin' Up! didn't provide any specific instructions that I found, but I found some examples online! This particular one is made with five strips of paper.  Basically you need two "long" strips, two "shorter" strips, and one "even shorter"!

This is what I used:

Strips are cut 1" wide.

2 strips 10" long, 2 strips 8" long, and 1 strip 6 3/4" long.

Arrange the strips in a "sandwich", paying attention to how you want the sides of your paper to show:  shortest strip in the middle, next longest on each side of the shortest strip, and the longest strips on the outside. So for my ornament, I have the strips stacked 10" – 8" – 6 3/4" – 8" – 10" and make them all flush at one end (they'll be uneven at the opposite end of the pile). Using my paper-piercing tool I poked a hole and inserted a brad. Then I lined up the bottom of the strips, which shapes the ornament and inserted a brad to hold it.  That's it!  Tie a string or ribbon through the top and you've got it!  Experiment with sizes and you can have ornaments of all sizes! I think I would make the next one a little narrower and shorter strips.

Try one with your paper scraps!  Bet you can't make just one!!

When you want to order MORE paper, just go to my Stampin' Up! Online Store….but be sure to check the Clearance Rack because Stampin' Up! added over 70 new products today…some might be gone, so check as soon as you can!  Clearance Rack orders must be made online only because of the availability of the items.

Canyon Scenery from the Air

We arrived home last night after a week's vacation in California visiting our daughter and son-in-law. The weather was a little hotter most of the time than we have experienced there before but still not quite as bad as the always tropical Houston! And the mountains and scenery are always gorgeous!

I always like the window seat on the plane so I can look out and hopefully see something interesting. I actually wish there was a little map of the plane flying so I could see what state or area we are flying over at all times. On the way out to Burbank, we changed planes in Denver, and as I looked out the window, the scenery below was just spectacular! I took pictures from the plane hoping we could figure out where we were or if we were actually flying over the Grand Canyon. (We're typically on the wrong side of the plane if the pilot announces something to see out the window!)

We did spot a dam and some water. As it turned out, it was the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell behind it! And… as it turned out, the top Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who were rewarded with a free trip called Founder's Circle from Stampin' Up! to St. George, Utah had gone on a float trip in the same area just the day before! Stampin' Up! really knows how to treat demonstrators (and everyone!) the right way so all Stampin' Up! events are always top-notch! But for these top demonstrators, this Founder's Circle trip is always spectacular! From reading some of their blogs, they first visited Kanab, UT where the Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility is loated and had lunch with the employees. Then they took a bus to begin this 3-hour float trip which looked really amazing. If we had just flown one day earlier, perhaps we could have seen their tiny rafts (tiny from the air!) floating down the Colorado River!  :) 

Glen Canyon Dam and Bridge
Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell
Glen Canyon Dam in center.The Founder's Circle float trip was in canyon below that.

Lake Powell
Dam in the very lower left and looking back at Lake Powell

Glen Canyon Dam
Glen Canyon Dam with bridge in front of it


Glen Canyon
Wiggly canyon going down to lower left is where they floated


These photos really do not do justice to seeing these views yourself from the plane. It's almost spiritual to fly over this kind of scenery that seemed to go on and on and on.  Just magnificent!  Now that my husband and I have compared our photos from the air to Google maps and photos on some of the demos' blogs, he thinks we need to do this float trip!

You can read about the whole Founder's Circle experience on Shelli Gardner's blog!

And if you think you'd like to be a part of a company that rewards hard work by top achievers like this, then check out some more information about Stampin' Up! Even if you don't reach this level, you will certainly enjoy being part of the Stampin' Up! family from the moment you join!





Stampin’ Up! Spooktacular Kit Offer…Last Day Sunday Sept 16th!

Spooktacular Project Kit for Recruits Aug 2012

Sunday, Sept. 16th, is the last day to get this adorable kit for Halloween when you sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! If you would like to make some extra money for the holidays, if you need some extra money for some bills, if you want a stash of money for yourself….or if you just plain want to enjoy being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator….then take advantage of this offer!  Of course, any day is a good day to sign up to be part of the Stampin' Up! family, kit or no kit!  But this is just an extra fun perk!  One of many, as you will discover, being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator gives you flexibility to have a business and run it the way that works best for you and your family.

For more information on this promotion, click here and then scroll way down!

For general information about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and starting your new business, please look at my Stampin' Up! website here. You'll find information about choosing $125 in product for your Starter Kit which only costs $99! You'll also receive some business supplies to get you started and your kit ships for free!  You Halloween project kit will also ship with your Starter Kit.

Email me if you have any questions.

When you're ready (anytime) just sign up online here!  Once on the page, just click the "JOIN NOW" button on the left.  No password required. It will ask you to read and agree to the Demonstrator Agreement, then choose and purchase your Starter Kit. Stampin' Up! will then email you your Demonstrator number and information to get into the Demo website!  Once you choose your kit, it only takes minutes!

Start Your Own Stamping Business! And Howl-o-ween Project Bonus Extended!

            Spooktacular Offer

Stampin' Up! always offers one of the best opportunities to start your own business and realize your goals that you set for yourself.

To become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and start your own business, all you have to do is purchase the customizable Starter Kit.  You choose $125 worth of product of your choice and pay only $99! Choose from the annual Stampin' Up! Catalog or the current Holiday Catalog.  Choose traditional stamping products or digital…or both!  It's your choice with this new Starter Kit!  Plus you will also receive a Business Pack valued at around $50 to help you get your business off to the start you want.

As an added bonus during August, a new demonstrator would also receive the above pictured Howl-o-ween Project Kit and Printer's Tray.  Due to the great response, Stampin' Up! has decided to extend this special offer until Sept. 16! If you're not into Halloween, use the printer's tray for Christmas or just any project!  Have fun with creativity! This kit will ship with your Starter Kit.

Should you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator just to get this cute kit?  Probably not. But if joining Stampin' Up! was something you've been considering, starting your own business to make some extra money for your family, earning some extra money for the holidays, finding a new outlet for your creativity, finding something new for this time in your life….then go ahead and join and just for a fun extra, get this fabulous Spooktacular project!  I guarantee you will always treasure it as a reminder of the day you became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!!

For more information about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, check out the information from Stampin' Up! here. And after doing your own research for a preview, please contact me and ask me any questions you have.

If you are reading my blog, you must have an interest in papercrafting and creating, and you can probably tell how much I enjoy and love Stampin' Up! and the opportunities this company provides.  When the time is right for you and your family, it is easy to sign up online….you don't even have to mail in papers and wait…although you can…but if you sign up online you can become a demonstrator in minutes!

Think about it and let me know how I can help!

A Spooktacular Offer to Start Your Own Business by Becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Spooktacular offer

Make the decision to start your own stamping and scrapbooking business and also receive this Spooktacular Project Kit Offer….an extra bonus besides the joy, the fun, the extra money, the opportunity of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Join the fun by joining Stampin' Up! and start earning some extra cash for whatever your needs and desires are. Maybe it's not about the cash, but about trying something new, new opportunities for personal growth, making new friends, forming new relationships, enjoying what you do.  Everyone can have their own reason for joining Stampin' Up! Check it out here!

  • Customize your own Starter Kit by choosing $125 in product for only $99.
  • Also receive a business pack with your Starter Kit valued at $65
  • Receive the Howl-o-ween Printer's Tray plus all the necessary supplies except ink.

There are many perks and benefits to being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, not the least of which it is your own business with great potential if you choose to work at it.

You can contact me for more information or ask any questions you have, and when you are ready, you can easily sign up online HERE (just click the Join The Fun button on the left).  

If you've already read all the material and are ready for the Online Demonstrator Agreement (IDA), just click on the link below!

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While you can join Stampin' Up! any time, this special Spooktacular Offer with the free Howl-a-ween Printer's Tray only lasts until August 31!  Don't wait until the last minute!

Howl-a-Ween Printers Tray

A Guest Visitor at the Stampin’ Up! Convention!

You heard a lot from me about the Stampin' Up! 2012 Convention this summer in Salt Lake City even though I did not attend this year. As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I find going to the convention one of the most fun things I can do! For me, the biggest, biggest, biggest thing is all the creativity on display! So many displays and live demonstrations that you just think as soon as you get home you will make everything you saw at Convention! But there is also an overwhelming feeling of being with some of the nicest people you could ever meet, whether the Stampin' Up! employees or other demonstrators. I think we are all so happy to be there in the first place plus we just are a friendly bunch!

But what would the Stampin' Up! Convention look like to an "outsider"? This year Stampin' Up! invited a freelance writer, Connie Myers, and she shared her experience in an article on Scrapbook Update:  

Demonstrators attended general sessions and classes throughout the three-day convention. General sessions included technique and product demonstrations, prizes, company announcements, achievement awards and on-stage recognition. Classes included several make- and-take sessions using new colors and products. New products were also displayed on Product Showcase boards. Dozens of display boards showcased class projects, general session techniques, and creative cards, scrapbook pages, and projects created by demonstrators. Demonstrators took photos to use as examples when planning their parties, workshops, and classes at home.

I know you will want to read her whole article and see the photos! I think she gave a complete report of what she observed at the Stampin' Up! Convention, plus, as I mentioned, experienced for herself the fun and friendliness available to everyone. You'll also learn a little history about Stampin' Up!

You can read the entire article here.

It might be unusual to encourage someone to read the Comments after the article, but I think in this case reading the comments will just add to your knowledge and excitement about the Stampin' Up! company and attending the Stampin' Up! Convention!

And if you would like to attend the Stampin' Up! Convention next summer for the 25th anniversary of Stampin' Up!, please get some information about joining the fun HERE.