Can you see yourself as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Have you ever pictured yourself being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Being on the “inside”, getting to see and order new products before anyone else, having a business right out of the box that could pay some of your household bills or give you some “mad money” or even growing a business with online notoriety and a steady income?  Let me share with you why now is the PERFECT time to join Stampin’ Up!

The Stampin’ Up! starter kit is 100% customizeable – you can choose any product you want up to $125 plus you will get all the business supplies (valued at over $50) you need to get started right out of the box and you pay just $99 with free shipping.  That’s it.  You don’t have to spend another dime to be able to go out and earn money immediately. And this year, Stampin’ Up! made the announcement that they are now including a Paper Pumpkin kit in every starter kit!  So you get to see, play with and share one of the fastest growing craft subscription programs out there and………yup, earn money from each subscription you sell.

But wait!  There’s more!  (Remember the old Ginsu Knife commercial?)  Through the end of June you can add two more stamp sets – ANY stamp sets – to your kit, for free.  This could be a value of up to $104 depending on what sets you choose.

So let’s do some fast math.  $125 + 20 + $50 + (up to) $104 which means you could over $300 of product and supplies plus free shipping for just $99, all of which can be used to start your business on the spot.  And remember, you are getting catalogs and order forms and other business supplies you won’t need to pay to buy or print so you really can host your first event as soon as you get your projects planned!

All the top demonstrators in the world – I am talking the ones who are making plenty of income, taking trips all over the world, traveling to special events and more – all of them started with this same exact opportunity.

Isn’t it YOUR turn to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Go here and claim your kit!

Using Stampin’ Up!’s Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to Make a Wedding Card

Using Stampin’ Up!’s Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to Make a Wedding Card

Need to make a wedding card?  Here is a simple and fun card you can make using Stampin’ Up!’s Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.

We start with our color palette – you choose whichever colors you want to use.  For my card, I went with Flirty Flamingo and Smoky Slate.  These are the colors of the wedding of the person I am sending it to, the recent addition of Flirty Flamingo made me so very happy for that reason.

***Want to get the new In Colors a little at a time?  Click here to join my In Color Club while it is still open!!!

These colors also remind me of the bike I dreamed about back in the 80’s.  It was a 10 speed with the curved handlebars and the perfect mix of gray and pink.  Anytime I stamp with these colors, I dream about that bike.  Me and that bike could have gone on many amazing rides.  Instead I had a black and red one, who would have known that later in life I would go to Texas Tech and have those as my school colors.

It is just a color combo that triggers memories and childhood wishes.  And those to me are fun!

Now back to the card…

I kept this card simple because she was not having a formal and frilly wedding.  It was a simple affair and therefore I went with a simple card.

The interlocking heart dies are the focal point and they are stunning!  I love the cut outs in them rather than having just hearts.  When you see these, you want to touch them – texture is a good thing on your cards.

Using the sentiment from Better Together really made it all come together.  The style of the font matched the heart die cuts.

 

Using Stampin' Up!'s Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to Make a Wedding Card

 

After adding the hearts and the sentiment, I decide to do some paper piercing around the edge just for some additional interest and texture, but not at all necessary of that is not your thing 🙂

Keeping with adding texture, a cute little bow was tied in Stitched Smoky Slate narrow ribbon.  It adds balance to the card in a soft way.

And then we are done!

 

Using Stampin' Up!'s Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to Make a Wedding Card

 

Want to make this card?  It is cute, simple, and fun to make.  To order the supplies you need to make it, simply click a pic below:

 

 

Thank you so much joining me for today’s post that is all about Using Stampin’ Up!’s Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to Make a Wedding Card!  Lots more ideas to share with you, so be sure to check back often!

 

 

New In Color Club – Two Days Left To Sign Up

New In Color Club back by popular demand!!!

 

New In Color Club

 

Want to get all the new In Colors 2016-2018 – a little at a time, but have then entire In Color collection in just 5 months?  Think about it as an installment plan….

For the next 5 months, each month, you would receive everything in one color.  You would get the

  • Ink Pad
  • Ink Refill
  • 8-1/2″ x 11″ Package of Card Stock
  • Marker
  • Ruched Ribbon Spool
  • Enamel Shapes

For your free gift at the end, you will get the Designer Paper Stack for FREE!

All for just $40/month plus shipping!

This is the 6th year I have offered this, but you only have a little time left to grab this offer, it goes away on July 1st!

“Meg, are you doing the In Color Club again this year?  I love that you offered this in the past and have my fingers crossed that you are going to do it again this year.  My favorite part is that each month I get a treat arriving to me.  My second favorite part is that I have them before Thanksgiving and it doesn’t bust the budget.” – Christina J, Michigan

To sign up, click here and get a lot of In Color items, a little at a time – complete your collection in just 5 months!

 

in Color Club

 

 

 

 

Being Sick is Miserable!!!

I am still alive and as of today – I feel great!

Thank you all who emailed checking on me and worried that something happened to us!!!

Here is what happened, we went on a trip of a lifetime!  It was the annual Stampin’ Up! trip that all demonstrators can earn – it was a Mediterranean cruise!  Matt and I took Emily with us since we have no idea if we would ever go back.  We went in early and spent some time in Barcelona.

Here are our favorites from Barcelona:
Matt – the water fountain light/symphony show they do every Friday night

Meg – the boutique hotel with the ancient two person elevator

Emily – our hotel was across the street from Haagen Dazs

Then we went to Italy where we went to Pompeii and then ate delicious pizza in Naples.

The next day was Rome!  We mastered the subway station there, saw the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Trevi fountain, the piazza navona and much more.  We ate about a gallon of gelato while we were there 🙂

Then it was to Lucca and Pisa.  Most of the excursions took you to Florence, we opted instead to go to this little town called Lucca.  It was our favorite place on the trip.  We went there because a handful of years ago my sister had the opportunity to go and work there for a summer.  We found her apartment, ate pizza, had an amazing tour and thoroughly enjoyed the city.  Look it up on the Google, it is amazing!  Pisa has a crooked building and… gelato!

The next two days were a blur in France, we got off the boat and walked and walked and walked and walked and found a little open market with the most amazing strawberries and raspberries – that was our lunch for the day.  Can you guess what desert was?  (If you guessed gelato, you are correct!)

Then on the second flight home, I told Matt my throat was starting to bother me.  We figured it was because I was tired, we had been traveling for 20 hours at that point.

Got home at 9, at 1am I woke up hacking, sounding like a 94 year old smoker, severe sore throat and a high fever.

Once that part of my illness journey finished, I was so dizzy I couldn’t stay standing for more than a minute.  I couldn’t focus, couldn’t watch TV (that made me dizzy), couldn’t read and for sure I couldn’t stamp!  Two weeks and many doctor appointments, the dizziness was still just as bad as it was in the beginning.  All the tests came back fine, the docs said it would just be a matter of time.

Time?  Who has that kind of time?  We have a new catalog, and I had a box of new stamps waiting to be used.  Ain’t no body got time to be sick in bed for three weeks!  The doctor encouraged me to get up half way through the third week and stay up for about 20 minutes, then back to bed for a few hours.  And that continued for about 5 days.

Today – I feel 100%!  Thank goodness!  I am finally able to drive and to eat – the only silver lining is that being that sick helped me drop all the gelato/pizza weight I had gained on the trip!

Yesterday I felt great as well – but my first day feeling great I was NOT going to sit in front of my computer.  So yesterday I stamped.  I created.  I made a mess.  It felt amazing!

I have a full dry erase board of ideas to share with you and I can’t wait to do that!

Thank you for being so understanding in my absence – being sick is miserable!

 

New Stampin’ Up! Catalog for 2016!

It’s here!  The new Stampin’ Up! Catalog for 2016 is here and it is AWESOME!  If you read this post you will know that I shared 10 ways to know if the New Stampin’ Up! catalog is for you and now you can see for yourself.

New Stampin' Up! Catalog for 2016!

Seriously, this is one of the best offerings yet and Stampin’ Up! has really hopped on some trends that are just starting like super intricate and gorgeous die cuts, those hot hot hot In Colors, LOTS of mixed fonts within sets and seriously beautiful washi tape.  Pick up any papercrafting – or just crafting, for that matter – and you will see all these things coming on the scene.

If you don’t have a catalog yet, just email me at Meg@ITeachStamping.com and I will get one to you.  You can also see the whole thing in all its online glory here and when you have your list all made out, go here and order and get it delivered right to your door!

The new Stampin’ Up! catalog for 2016 is truly your gateway to all things papercraftalicious!