Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NEW - Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! has launched a new Clearance Rack section of their on-line shopping store. All items are retired or discontinued and most clearance rack products are marked at substantially reduced prices. This is not a short term promotion but rather a regular Stampin' Up! feature. Items will change continuously and sell out quickly so it's always a hot spot to stop when you are ordering on-line.

CLICK HERE and click on the SHOP NOW button (top right).

•Look for CLEARANCE RACK on the left side bar of the on-line store.

****Please note that Clearance Rack items can ONLY be ordered thorugh the on-line store
Have a question? Email Me

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Friend to Friend card

Just a quick post today!

I made this card during the summer while preparing for my Open House.  It uses some of SU! new fabulous In Colors.  I am always drawn more to blues and browns so, with this card, I challenged myself by using colors that I wouldn't usually use. 

Here is the card with the color combo: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry. 

The dragonfly is from the Asian Artistry Hostess level 2 stamp set. 

And the polka dot background !? Take a guess!

Some of you will certainly relate to this...   I pretty much keep all of my scraps, so when I cut out a bunch of daisies with the Big Shot, it left me with all these polka dots that were the "centers".  I set them aside in a container thinking I could find a use for them.  Well here it is...my own custom designer paper! lol

Stamps: Asian Artistry (Hostess level2), Teeny Tiny Wishes(115370)
Ink: Stazon Black (101406)
Cardstock: Textured Melon Mambo (115719), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Textured Crushed Curry (115719), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch (109047), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Crushed Curry Grosgrain Polka Dot ribbon (115614), Stampin' markers in Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry (116329), Dimensionals (104430), 2 way Glue Pen (100425)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Special: Stampin' Up Hostess Special Bonus

September through November 2009
Sweet Rewards Stampin' Up! Hostess Special

Make your hostess "dollars" go further by earning even more free products with our limited-time hostess offer!

From September 1-November 30

• Host a $330 Stampin' Up! workshop, and choose any one item* from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalogue for just $14! (*My Digital Studio and hostess sets excluded)

On October 1-November 30, when My Digital Studio is released, this offer will become even sweeter:

• Host a workshop of at least $525 and in addition to the above, get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $106.95; promotional price: $53.47)!

Choose from our award-winning stamps, beautiful new Simply Adorned jewelry, exclusive Build-A-Bear Workshop products, or latest dies for the Sizzix Big Shot. With so much to choose from, you'll feel like a kid in a candy shop!

Best of all, this amazing offer is in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits we offer.
Contact me to make plans today to host your own Stampin' Up! workshop and enjoy this sweet reward.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Holiday Mini Swap Cards

Today I finally have some cards to share with you after being MIA for a while.  It was a pretty busy summer but a great one!  Although I did get to stamp quite a bit, I ran out of time when it came to taking pictures and posting them.  I will have to catch up so stay tuned for lots of card samples.  Now, I just have to find some time to do some scrapbooking with all the beautiful pictures we took during the summer!

Ok... on to other things!
In August, I signed up for a Holiday Mini Catalogue swap organized by Sherida, a fellow demonstrator.  As soon as I looked through the mini catalogue and saw the Delightful Decorations (116517) stamp set, with matching ornament punch, I HAD to have it!!! So that is the stamp set that I used for my swap cards.

For the first card, I used Kraft, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay color combination.  The Designer series Paper is from the new mini and it's called Christmas Cocoa Specialty (116770).  I also played with the new Frost White shimmer paint (116854).  I first inked my ornament stamp in Bermuda Bay and then with a dauber, applied some shimmer paint directly on the stamp before stamping it. The ribbon is the polka dot grosgrain ribbon.  I LOVE that it's polka-dot on one side and plain on the other!

Stamp set: Delightful Decorations, Quatuor des Fêtes
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
DSP: Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Frost White shimmer paint, 1/2" Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon

The second card has a very classy look to it! I also used some paper from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series.  I love this paper!  It's got a velvet-y feel to it! 

This time I tried something diferent with the shimmer paint.  I used a paintbrush to apply the shimmer paint directly on my stamp, then stamped it on Real Red before punching it out witht the new Ornament Punch (116794).  Again, the sentiment is from the Quatuor des Fêtes (117643) set that is available in French, English and Spanish.

I used 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon to "hang it" and to add a little bow to the ornament.  It was then mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here is a closer look at the shimmer paint;

Stamp set: Delightful Decorations, Quatuor des Fêtes
Ink: Kraft White
Cardstock: Real Red, Black, Confetti White
DSP: Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Frost White shimmer paint, 1/4" Black Grosgrain ribbon, paint brush

Don't you just love that stamp set!?! Leave me a comment and let me know what is favorite product in the holiday mini catalogue.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holiday Mini & FREE Ribbon!

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalogue is here
and it’s the best one I have seen yet!

Click HERE to download Catalogue and Browse
Want a hard copy of the Mini?
E-mail me and I'll send you one today!

Along with the arrival of the new Holiday Mini Catalogue, here is an exclusive Roxie’s Paper Creations offer:

Place an online order with me for $75 or more in product by Wednesday, September 9th, and receive your choice of a FREE roll of Ribbon. (up to $13.50 value).

Spend $150 or more in product and receive two rolls of Ribbon.* TIP: Additional hostess benefits begin at $200.

• Click here to ORDER ONLINE. Look for the Shop Now button.

• Product total must be $75 or more. (before taxes and shipping)

E-mail me your choice of ribbon by Friday, September 11th. (*pg. 182-183 of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, value of each spool up to $13.50)

• Your free ribbon will arrive separately from your order at the end of September.

Hostess Bonus: For Workshop Orders of $330 or more, you get to choose any item from the Holiday Mini for only $14! (excludes Hostess sets and My Digital Studio)

This is a perfect opportunity to combine a few orders together – co-workers, neighbors, family -- and take advantage of this terrific deal!

Need more details about placing a Workshop Order? E-Mail me and we'll create a plan to get you LOTS of FREE goodies!

Please Note: My Digital Studio and Simply Adorned are currently not available for purchase. My Digital Studio will be available to order on October 1st. Details to come about the Simply Adorned!

Come back tomorrow and see the cards that I have created with some of the
fabulous products from the New Mini catalogue!

Join my Team

I am lucky to be part of a team of 600+ demonstrators across Canada and I would love to have you join our family. We’re a perfect blend of hobbyists who purchase supplies at a discount right through to full-time business demonstrators. 

For me, sharing the art of stamping and paper crafting with others is the greatest job ever! Stampin’ Up! is your opportunity to love what you do, make new friends and earn money at the same time!  Whether you’d like to SAVE money on your supplies or MAKE money selling the products, I can help you decide if this is for you!

The Benefits

Product Discount: 20% Discount on ALL your Stampin’ Up! products!

30% off your first $200+ order. That’s an extra 10% off!

■Earn up to 40% of your personal sales through instant income and volume rebates.

■Stampin Up Demonstrator Website: Ideas, Video and Photo Tutorials, Techniques and more!

Stampin’ Connections Website: Meet and be inspired by Demos all around the world.

■Preview and Pre-Order the newest stamps, paper packs, punches and more...before everyone else!

■and one of my personal favourites: earn free hostess sets, merchandise and even FREE cruises!!!

It’s so easy to join and once you do you’ll wonder what took you so long. Signing up takes less than 15 minutes (choosing your free stamps is often the hardest part) and you will immediately receive your Demo ID to begin using your discount and to join our exclusive Stampin’ Connection community which is full of great project ideas and instructions.
*Remember: There is no obligation to do workshops and there is no penalty if you choose not to continue!

More questions? Visit the FAQ page.

Two Great Starter Kits to Choose From.  Click HERE for more details!
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Excited, nervous or curious? Just call me (613) 800-2117 to chat or email me if you have any questions!!


Join my Team - FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What does being a demonstrator mean?
There are many different types of demos who are supported by Stampin’ Up! Here are some of the more common types of demonstrators:

■DISCOUNT DEMONSTRATOR: Likes the idea of buying stamps for personal use at a discount and occasionally sells to friends and family.

■SHORT-TERM DEMONSTRATOR: Sells for a short period of time to earn a specified amount of money and stops when the goal is reached.

■HOBBY DEMONSTRATOR: Loves doing workshops and classes and earning extra money when it’s convenient, works a lot some months and very little or none, other months.

■SEASONAL DEMONSTRATOR: Works hard at the business during September, October, November doing workshops for seasonal money. Maintains minimum sales during balance of the year.

■STAY AT HOME MOM DEMONSTRATOR: Wants to stay at home with her children and make some extra money working a few nights a month.

■CAREER DEMONSTRATOR: Views Stampin’ Up! as a viable business with long-term career potential; regularly attends Stampin’ Up! events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators; works at her business in a consistent manner.As you can see, this is a flexible, fun business you can build to suit your needs and desires. Make it fit for you by using your unique talents.

Stampin’ Up! offers you the freedom and flexibility to become the kind of Demonstrator that will fit your lifestyle. And no matter what you choose to make of this opportunity, you can still take advantage of the amazing benefits exclusive to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

Will I receive support and training as a demonstrator?

By joining, you will become part of my team, and I’ll provide you with all the help and support you need to achieve your personal goal. I will never push or pressure you to do more than you desire. Whether your goals are big or small, I am here to help! I maintain a password protected team website with business resources and on top of that, Stampin’ Up! provides the following:
■A 24/7 demonstrator website for demonstrator resources and online ordering

■A full colour monthly magazine with creative and business ideas just for demonstrators

■An 800# with knowledgeable and friendly Demonstrator Support agents

■A beautiful and affordable company sponsored demonstrator business website you can set up in minutes

■An achievable incentive program for income and awards if you choose to aspire to them

How will I make money as a demonstrator?
Since customers pay you directly, you will keep 20% of each order placed at the time of their payment. You can earn additional income (up to 40%) through volume rebates when your monthly sales are over $600. If you build a team, you can also earn monthly downline overrides.

Do people really make money at this?
YES!! Depending on how much time you want to put into “your” business, you can make whatever income you desire! It is totally up to you!

Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
Of course not!! Having a downline is not a requirement, it is a perk – we have the opportunity to earn a commission based on our downline’s sales and on top of that make a ton of great new friends through stamping!

What if I only want to do this as a hobby? Do I still have to do workshops?
Absolutely not!! Stampin’ Up! supports the hobby demonstrator just like the career demonstrator. You can put in your own order or collect orders from family & friends that equal $400 a quarter.

What are the minimum sales requirements?
To stay active as a demonstrator you will need to sell a minimum of $400 per quarter. Most demonstrators find that this goal can be reached in one or two workshops per quarter–or with their own purchases.

Do I have to stock product?
No. You will only order items when someone places an order and pays you in advance, so you won’t need to keep inventory of products.

How much does it cost to get started?
The Starter Kit is only $249 plus pst. This kit is customizable (choose your own sets at stated price points and you may change some accessory colors) for a total of $410 in product for only $249. It includes everything you will need to get your business up and running—including stamps and accessories as well as business supplies.  Stampin' Up! often has promotions on the Starter Kit as well!!!

What kind of incentives will I receive as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?
There are so many perks with this business that I don’t know where to start! Here are just a few for new demonstrators offered from Stampin’ Up!
■As a new demonstrator, you have an opportunity to earn up to 9 FREE stamps sets of any value, from the catalogue in your first 6 months.

■30% commission on your first workshop order of $200 or more, if you place it within 60 days of signing up.

■The opportunity to earn new stamp sets during “Sell-a-Bration.”

■The ability to be your own “hostess” and earn free hostess sets and merchandise on your own personal orders

■You can earn logo and product items each quarter depending on your sales.

■Every year you can earn a 7 day cruise for 2!!!! and much, much more………..

Where do I get ideas for my workshops?
Stampin’ Up! has many resources for demonstrators, including the Idea Book & Catalogue, a great monthly magazine, a fantastic website for demonstrators only, a wonderful video in the starter kit, and much more. I also post my workshop cards on our team website and yahoo group. It is more than OKAY to copy projects from these resources—that is what they are for! You don’t have to ever think of an original idea if you don’t want to.

Do I have to attend meetings?
Not if you don’t want to! There is always something going on our team website which include a combination of business and stamping events which are completely optional, but a lot of fun if you choose to come!

Are there any Stampin’ Up! events that I can attend as a new demonstrator?
Yes, and they are a blast! Every year in July/August there is the annual Stampin’ Up! convention. Imagine several thousand crazy stampers in one place for 4 days! There are also regional training events throughout the country each year, and local events organized BY Stampin’ Up! demonstrators FOR Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  For Leaders, SU hosts a Leadership Convention in January of each year.  I was lucky to have attended in January 2010 in Phoenix and have to say that it was truly a wonderful experience!

Do you really love what you do?
I really, really do. Stampin’ Up! offers me all the resources to be creative on my own terms and to create personalized projects for my family and friends that make me proud and happy to have something I can share with them from my heart. On top of that, I earn extra income on the side and can be flexible enough with my business so that it fits my schedule allowing me more time with family and friends. I really, really love and enjoy what I do and I hope you will too!