Stampin’ Up Boys Will Be Boys Robot Card

I am SO EXCITED to be able to attend my very first ever Stampin Up convention this year in Salt Lake City Utah July 16 – 18 2014.  The theme for this year’s convention:  Inspire. Create.  Share!

 

There are organized swaps that we can sign up for which happen throughout convention, along with general swaps.  I didn’t know the procedure for the organized swaps and most were full by the time I figured it out, but I found one and signed up for it.  The criteria for the swap is:

  • card front only
  • at least 2 layers
  • at least one embellishment

I decided to create a card that can be used for many occasions, and was masculine. I find creating masculine cards are always the hardest designs to come up with

 

Here is the card I made:

Stamp Right Up Boys will be Boys Stampin Up robot masculine card

Stamp Right Up Boys will be Boys Stampin Up robot masculine card

 

Now that I have had some time to think about it more, I am going to make revisions – I will post the new version of the card once I have it created 🙂

 

Here is what I used to make this card:

STAMPS:

Boys Will Be Boys 134138

Something to Say 134180

Endless Birthday Wishes

 

CARD STOCK:

Cherry Cobbler

Basic Black

Silver foil paper

Whisper White

 

TOOLS:

Chevron Embossing folder

Starburst framelits

Banner framelits

Circle framelits

Mini brads

 

Sale-A-Brate with me & Join my Stampin Up team!

Sale-A-Bration with Wendie Bee  - join my in Montreal or anywhere in Canada!!

Sale-A-Bration with Wendie Bee – join Stampin Up in Montreal or anywhere in Canada!!

When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll get

  • $190 worth of products  NO shipping and NO tax!!
  • Business supplies that includes free catalogs!
  • A 30% discount on your first order of $200 or more!
  • A 20% demonstrator discount everyday!
  • Access to all demonstrator tools including videos, tutorials and webinars

But, wait! There’s more!!

When you join MY team I also have added incentives – here are a few of the perks of being part of my team:

  • Monthly Canada wide online team meetings to go over promotions and talk about current issues
  • I provide one-on-one coaching and support to help you with tips to grow your business
  • SALES INCENTIVES – get FREE PRODUCT for every promotion you get!! For example:  $50 shopping spree for your first title promotion!

Plus, the friendships you’ll make with other demonstrators, customers, and hostesses, will be lifelong. Enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity!

Have questions before you join?  Call me at 514-482-8543 Monday – Friday 8AM to 8PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Quick Tip:Festive Flurry & Endless Wishes

Hiya Stampers!!

Just a quick tip for the day: when using Stampin Up’s the largest stamp in the new photopolymer set Endless Wishes, it coordinates almost perfectly with the smallest die from Stampin Up’s Festive Flurry set! If you have the magnetic platform it makes it super easy to line up too.

Talk about more bang for your buck!

I love it when I find alternate uses for all the great Stampin Up tools I have. If YOU have any great discoveries please post a summary & link to your blog so we can all share in the awesomeness!

Until next time Stampers!

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Join the fun – become a Stampin Up Demo for only $25

In celebration of Stampin Up’s 25th anniversary, there are some CRAZY promotions happening all month long.  One of the best ones:  BECOME A DEMONSTRATOR FOR ONLY $25

For two weeks only—October 7-21—join my Stampin’ Up! family for just $25! It’s an amazing opportunity to do what you already love doing anyway—and make a little money doing it (that never hurts!).

When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll get

  • $25 worth of products, plus business supplies that includes FREE box of Annual Catalogs & package of Holiday Catalogs
  • A 30 percent discount on your first order of $200 or more!
  • A 20 percent demonstrator discount everyday!
  • Access to all demonstrator tools including videos, tutorials and webinars

But, wait! There’s more!!

When you join MY team I also have added incentives – here are a few of the perks of being part of my team:

  • Monthly Canada wide online team meetings to go over promotions and talk about current issues
  • I provide one-on-one coaching and support to help you with tips to grow your business
  • SALES INCENTIVES – get FREE PRODUCT for every promotion you get!! For example:  $50 shopping spree for your first title promotion!

Plus, the friendships you’ll make with other demonstrators, customers, and hostesses, will be lifelong. Enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity!

Have questions before you join?  Call me at 514-482-8543 Monday – Friday 8AM to 8PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Join the Stamp Right Up demonstrator team for only $25

Join the Stamp Right Up demonstrator team for only $25

New catalog workshop sneak preview

Hi Stampers!

I thought I would post a quick sneak preview of some of the projects that we will be making in the upcoming workshop tomorrow.

 

Mosaic

First sneak peek:  Project #1 using the new Mosaic Madness stamp set & punch bundle, along with the new 2013 In Colors (which I LOVE)

 

 

Bright Blossoms_1

 

Project #2:  A ‘clean & simple’ easy 5 minute card – these designs are great to have in your head when you need a quick card last minute

 

The wait list is open for this class – so please join us on Meetup to RSVP for this event, and upcoming workshops!

So you want to be a Stampin Up Demonstrator

Did you know that Stampin Up! has been around for over 25 years?!  I did not even know about it until November 2012 when I met a demo at a craft fair who was selling their finished works.  She gave me a catalogue and I was hooked!! I poured over the book for DAYS.  Literally! It was like I was a kid again combing through the Consumers Distributing book for Christmas toys! When I spoke to the demo on the phone, she told me about being a ‘demontrator’.  I didn’t realize it’s not as easy as it sounds.

First:  Do you want to be a demonstrator?
Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do I have at least three people who I know I could rally up once a month to do a ‘make & take’ demo class with?
  2. Would these people be willing to spend $25 per person to participate?

When I first signed up I did NOT know at least 3 people, but I thought I would save tons of money so I signed up as a demonstrator anyway.

(Now here’s some info most demo’s WONT tell you)

However, to be absolutely honest, the discount is only 20%, then you have to add shipping and taxes. Which eats up the discount… THEN you have to sell your quota – it’s around $400 every three months. So unless you have the money to buy that much every quarter yourself, here are some things you might want to consider to ensure you will be a successful demonstrator:

1. Buying items that you know you could mass produce some cards & sell the finished cards to stores, cafes, friends etc.

2. Hold an event – either a group or one time event. Create three items to make at the event. If you have people register in advance and give a deposit you can then buy the items you will need

3. Sign up when there is an incentive promotion for new recruits. I signed up when there was a free set of ink pads (the whole set!). Then place a one time order and stock up, and if you can place another order then yay, but if not, at least you have some goodies added to your crafting creation tool repertoire!


Other things to consider if you’re going to sign up as a demonstrator:

  1. How close to you live to your “upline” (the person who signed you up)
    This is CRUCIAL – there is SOOO much to learn, even for a seasoned crafter – that it really helps having your upline accessible to you
  2. Ask your potential upline HOW they will support you.
    What I provide:
    * Monthly meetings to check in on progress.
    * Extensive advise on what to include in your starter kit
    * Examples of items to demo in classes
    * Access to my resource list of references for designing & techniques (Hundreds of hours of research)
    * Support with creating a social media presence – including twitter, blog creation & maintenance, and creations & maintenance of a Facebook page

I continue to work with Stampin Up because I LOVE to craft & create.  I love it when I meet new people – and getting together you always learn from each other!  New techniques = new inspiration, which = lots of fun projects to make  🙂

There is SO MUCH I didn’t know when I signed up, that I wish I did.  Hopefully this has helped you, and maybe clarified some questions for you.  Feel free to contact me anytime if you too have been ‘orphaned’ by your upline, no matter WHERE you are, I will do whatever I can to help you out.

I would love to hear *your* experience – good or bad! Comment below  😀