Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 2011 Newsletter
Check out the Clearance Rack on the Stampin' Up! website.  They just added more items and some mystery items!  Grab Bags are for purchase of $5, $10, or $15. You will receive items like: chipboard, Accents & Elements, DSP, ribbon, or Simply Sent Kit components.  $5 gives you $20 worth of items; $10 gives you $40; and $15 gives you $60! These items are only for purchase on the website.  To get the preferred pricing, use my name as your demonstrator before checkout.

This is the last month to purchase items you are interested in purchasing from the 2011 Occasions Mini catalog.  Sales period ends April 30.  Look for your copy of the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog in the mail at the end of the month!

 Upcoming Events: Scrapbook Classes and Technique Classes will be held at my home, Saturdays at 11 am. Card Club will meet at my home at 6:30 pm.  Please RSVP to any event you are interested in at least 5 days before event.  All events are $5 OR the fee is waived if you place an order of a minimum of $20.  Please bring your own adhesive and snips.  For scrapbooking classes, please bring photos.
  • April 21: Card Club: Father's Day card and Spring card. 
  • May is National Scrapbooking Month!!! Hold a workshop (or order $200) during this month and earn a free Simply Scrappin' Kit!
  • May 14: Technique Class: How to use the Big Shot.
  • May 26: Card Club: Thinking of You card and Spring card.
  • June 18: Scrapbook Class: Using Vellum on a scrapbook page.
  • June 23: Card Club: Thank You card and Summer card.

Other events to be announced: Christmas Stamp-a-Stack (in August) and All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack (in October).  These events will be held at 2 different times in one week to allow for flexibility of guests.  Purchase of your materials must be made 3 weeks in advance by cash or check sent to me.  All cardstock for projects will be cut out and ready to assemble at event.  Envelopes will not be included to cut back on cost.  You will have the opportunity to order more than one stack.  Event cost will be around $25.  I will also have raffle items and a door prize drawing at each.  Notice of event and registration forms will be sent out in May/ June for Christmas Event and July/ August for All Occasion Event.
 Starter Kit: As always, Stampin' Up! offers the opportunity to join our team of demonstrators for $175 (actual value of $310!)  You get to choose the colors and stamp sets that you like for your kit.  You also get a 20% discount on all your future orders; gain access to limitless ideas for handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and other projects; receive a monthly magazine filled with project ideas and business trianing; an opportunity to earn additional income; be the first to see promotions and great deals before all customers; and have the opportunity to join Stampin' Up! events across the country.  Contact me if you are interested!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Sale-A-Bration was such a wonderful way to start out the new year!! I met many new crafters, even non-crafters, who had a lot of fun creating cards and working with Stampin' Up! materials and products.  It is so exciting to see everyone happy to receive free stamp sets too!! I know I was excited!!  My April Fool's Deal went well, had a couple orders placed....Advertising for next year will be a bit more out there!

This week I am getting ready for a workshop being held next Monday.  I think this is my first non-weekend workshop.  And it is with someone who booked off another workshop!!  I will be meeting some new faces, so I am a bit nervous, but am really looking forward to it!

Here is a card I recently made using the Hodgepodge Happiness and Sweet Summer stamp sets: