Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bargain Hunter Alert

Are you a bargain hunter, always looking for a good deal? During the month of June you can join Stampin' Up for only $99. For $99 you get....
- over $180 in retail value including 2 stamp sets and 1 single stamp (your choice at same/equal value as the ones in the kit), Clear Block C, two packs of card stock, 4 classic stamp pads, taffeta ribbon, NEW color coach, snail adhesive, 8 catalogs, and all the forms needed to get your business up and going!
- 30% off your first order
- 20% off all future orders
- opportunities to earn FREE stamp sets and other products
- opportunities to attend Convention each year
- opportunities to attend local Regional seminars (i.e. mini conventions)
- opportunities to earn FREE trips (e.g. Alaskan Cruise)
- a monthly magazine filled with LOTS of great ideas and fun projects
- access to a website filled with TONS of creative and business ideas
- membership on my team, Doodlers, Ink., a group of fun, inspired, stamping addicts who get together every other month to talk, play and share creative ideas. :)

If you decide you no longer want to be a demonstrator, you can stop any time.
There is NO time period commitment and NO obligation. To be an active demonstrator, you only need to meet a small quarterly minimum of $300, which includes any money you spend on products! If you join in June, your first $300 in sales/purchases isn't due until the end of September!

My goal is to help my team achieve the creative and/or business goals that THEY want to achieve. It is low pressure. If you just want to be a hobbyist, that's fine. If you want to build a business, that's fine too. You don't have to do what I do -- you can do what you can/want to do.

Whether you are are a hobbyist, looking to make a little extra money or looking to start a business, joining Stampin' Up may be just what you are looking for!

Feel free to email or call me. There's no pressure, just information. :) Ready to join? Log onto my website, click JOIN NOW, and enter the password, "doodles". You can log in just to get the information without committing to anything. :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Elements of Style

From my friend, Cindy, a glittery card using our fine Cosmo glitter and Elements of Style. The scallop oval is also a Sizzix die!

Friday, June 4, 2010

King of the Grill!

With the nice weather FINALLY here, it's time to barbeque! For Memorial Day, we had a picnic with family on Sunday and a picnic with friends on Monday.

It was nice to be outside. My niece and nephew call me Aunt Kiki. What's cooler than that?!?

Our friend, Dan, is the TRUE king of the grill. When he's grilling for a party, he'll be outside by 6 AM! We had the pleasure of his efforts on Monday.

This stamp set, King of the Grill, is perfect for Father's Day, a masculine birthday or any occasion for your favorite guy!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

On creativity...

When you create, do you feel that it is WRONG to copy? Do you feel a sense of guilt that you didn't come up with the idea all on your own?

Well, my friends, there is nothing wrong with copying an idea (as long as you don't promote it as your own). Through my glorious experience as a demo, I've had the opportunity to meet and be-friend women from all over the country... even several women in the top echelon of Stampin' Up demos. EVERY demonstrator that I know gets inspiration from other demos! In fact, we have a website FULL of ideas just for demos from which to copy ideas from. :)

Creativity requires time, which we don't always have a lot of to spare, so if you COPY an idea, embrace it, enjoy it and have FUN! It just feels good to make something with your own two hands, look at it and say, "I made that". Now tell the whispers in your head to shut up, so what if it wasn't your idea!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Love this card!

Here's another swap I received from my mail-in swap. I LOVE THIS CARD! When you pull the tab, the card folds up revealing a party invitation!

What a great idea for a summer party!

Want to learn how? Let me know!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Totally Tool and a simple technique

This card uses a technique called "Grounding". See the shading under the hammer? Ot's what grounds the hammer so it's not floating in air. This technique is often used under the wheels of a bike or car, or under a person or object. See p. 59 (the vehicles), p. 82 (the robot), p. 89 (the dog), p. 92 (the animals), p. 103 (the chair, flowerpot and basket) from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog for other examples.

All it takes is a little soft suede or basic gray ink and a blender pen and you'll be "grounding" like a pro. Give it a try and post your comments!