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I love creating with rubberstamps and paper. I get a tremendous sense of accomplishment from creating something unique out of paper. I am thrilled to watch someone open a card or scrapbook and be surprised and delighted by what I have created just for them.
THAT is why I do what I do.
Posted on February 24, 2011 at 11:39 AM in Card of the Day Program, class by mail, Classroom, downline meetings, Group Meeting, my stamp room, Retreat Information, Stamping with Friends, techniques, Tips, Today's Topic, Video, workshops | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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Did you know that I teach 1 on 1 classes in Scrapbooking, Digital Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Sewing (general sewing & quilting) and Gardening????
Yes! I do, I teach here in my studio and out in my garden.
You bring your own supplies (you know that stuff you have been buying for years but really don't know how to use it).
I will teach you how to use them to create, scrapbook pages, cards, quilts, aprons, hot pads etc....
Contact me by email at the "Email Gwen" Tab (just click it) in the left column and tell me what you would like to learn, what dates you have available and I will send you a quick reply and we can begin the fun!
Posted on January 27, 2011 at 08:07 AM in 3 d projects, cards, Classroom, events, Fabric, journals, books or albums, My Digital Studio, My Digital Studio Projects, my stamp room, Quilts, Retreat, Retreat Information, Sale a Bration, scrapbook pages, Stamping with Friends, Today's Topic, Tutorials, Video, Wedding Ideas, workshops | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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Posted on January 11, 2011 at 10:58 AM in 3 d projects, Awards, Card of the Day Program, cards, Catalogs, Christmas, class by mail, Classroom, Craft Fair booth, downline meetings, events, Fabric, family, Featured Artist, food storage, FOR SALE, Funnies, Gardening, Group Meeting, Isagenix, KITS for sale, Music, My Digital Studio, My Digital Studio Projects, my stamp room, news, politics, Promotions, Quilts, recipes, Recruiting, Regionals Stampin Up!, Religion, Retail, retired stamps, Retreat, Retreat Information, Ronald McDonald House, Simply Adorned Jewelery, Soul Scrappers, Stamping with Friends, Summer Mini 2010, Television, thought for the day, Tips, Today's Topic, Tutorials, Video, Wedding Ideas, weight loss | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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I received this in my Facebook messages!
"loved your booth... best one in the show...didn't get anything, except what I got from you :-)
Thanks Sandi! I ALWAYS love seeing you at the craft fair and in my home!!
"Gwen, your booth was awesome, missed you, you were taking a break. Hope your husband told you I said hello. I have a friend that wants to talk to you about her stamps, I will hook you all up later. Hope your sales have been stellar!!"
Here are some photos taken Saturday during a lull....
Posted on October 03, 2010 at 05:04 AM in 3 d projects, Blog Rewards, Card of the Day Program, cards, Catalogs, Christmas, class by mail, Classroom, Contests, Convention , Craft Fair booth, Cricut, downline meetings, events, Fabric, Featured Artist, FOR SALE, Gardening, Group Meeting, journals, books or albums, KITS for sale, My Digital Studio, My Digital Studio Projects, my stamp room, news, Regionals Stampin Up!, Religion, Retail, retired stamps, Retreat, Retreat Information, Ribbon & Paper Share, Ronald McDonald House, scrapbook pages, Simply Adorned Jewelery, Sketch Challenges, Soul Scrappers, Stamping with Friends, Summer Mini 2010, techniques, Television, thought for the day, Tips, Today's Topic, Tutorials, Video, Videos, Wedding Ideas, weight loss, workshops | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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In this class we will be creating a set of 20 tags using the Tags Til Christmas stamp set using coordinating punches, PLUS you will create from scratch a beautiful gift box to put them in designed my my awesome hubby Kay!!
Registration deadline is Sept 20th 2010
Sorry, this is not available as a kit to go because of all the stamping.Order the Tags Til Christmas stamp set on my demo website before Sept 20 and you will receive the tutorial for the gift box for FREE! (emailed to you after Sept 28th)
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FOOT BALL WIDOW? Need time to get projects ready for the upcoming holidays?
Starting on Monday September 20, 2010 and running through Monday October 18, 2010- I am hosting Monday night Football Crop Night at my home from 6-10pm.
Bring your projects to crop, make cards, sew, just work on whatever project you have going. This is an awesome time to get going on those Christmas gifts or decorations!
As always I will have my big shot and dies, punches and advice ready and waiting for you!
Please bring your own adhesives, stamps, inks, cutters, cardstock, etc for your projects. I will only have the big shot, dies and punches available for use. But I will have my bins of RETIRED cardstock, RETIRED stamps, RETIRED ribbon and RETIRED eyelets for sale in case you need any!
Also, if you have a preferred non alcoholic drink you like, feel free to bring it but it must have a lid and sit on the floor.
It's going to be a lot of fun! Space is Limited, that is why I am requiring preregistration/payment. I don't want to over book the space.
Sign up for all 5 Monday's for only $40.00
Just click this Secure Server button and get registered before all the slots are full!
Posted on September 06, 2010 at 05:15 PM in cards, Christmas, Classroom, events, my stamp room, news, Promotions, retired stamps, Retreat Information, scrapbook pages, Soul Scrappers, Stamping with Friends, thought for the day, Today's Topic, workshops | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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I have an awesome home and I say this because outside my studio is our downstairs family room where I can move into for a larger class space.
I am in the tail end of finishing up some new touches on the area and wanted to share it with you today, I have 3 small retail areas where I sell kits I create, die cuts, and RETIRED Stampin Up products. I will be hanging a wire over the far wall display tonight and putting up scrapbook pages I have made with simply scrappin kits to inspire my friends/customers on Friday crop night!
The entire room is a Cowboy theme because that is my heritage and my love. So this new decor simply compliments what is already there. (walls will be painted early this summer to a sage type green) the tri pod is used for creating our videos. I have room for 12 friends at these tables and plenty of space for another 8 ft table to fit 8 more. So I have room for about 20 people for classes and 15 on crop night (to allow spread out and work room)!!
Retired Cardstocks and designer papers here for sale
The door you see to the right goes right into my messy studio- gasp I keep trying to get it under control but creativity won't allow it! lolol
It's always fun to come up with new creative ways to create work spaces for my customers, downline meetings and for myself! I love this room because of all the windows and the natural light.
C'mon over and create with me!
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Many people ask me "how did you get started in Stampin Up! and why did you choose that company above any other?"
Well, here is my story:
I started scrapbooking in the late 70's in high school and when my oldest son Ray graduated in 2000 I put together a book for him - now forward to 2003: Kay and I were married in August, and I found a couple of really cool scrapbooking stores in Boise to expand on my scrapbooking skills and I learned about cardmaking, WOW! I had taken 2 cardmaking classes by the end of October. I was about to sign up with another scrapbooking company when we attended a home show at the Fairgrounds in Boise, Idaho where I came upon this adorable booth, filled with cards, mini books, scrapbooks, pages, tags and so much more that I fell in love with it because it had everything I was looking for!! Two awesome gals were in the booth and had me register for a free drawing- YAY! They told me they taught classes, held clubs and camps and I was thrilled because the items were so cute that I knew I wanted to learn to create them!
A couple weeks later, a girl named Celina
called me to set up a time to show me the Stampin Up! Catalog. I had to postpone once and we eventually met at the Boise Mall in the food court. As I sat across from her looking at the catalog, I knew that I loved everything I saw and asked her- "hey, what are your sign up requirements?" (thinking about the discount I could get to feed my new growing habit because I was already spending about $200 a month at the scrapbook stores. My mind raced thinking of not only the discount I would get, but that I would have EXTRA money to spend on my habit by signing up!) Celina was so sweet (and shocked) she told me the kit price, showed me in the catalog what comes in the kit, and I asked her what the sales requirements were (had done direct sales in my past) she said $300.00 per quarter and the really cool thing is that you get to count your own demonstrator orders in the quarter requriements and also as a workshop and collect the hostess items for free for yourself! WOW! I was shocked, I had never heard of a company allowing that before, I had always made 40% (that I had to wait till they mailed it to me in a check once a month) and spent 25% of that on hostess gifts only earning 15%! And you know what? Stampin Up supplies ALL the hostess Items, I don't have to purchase a thing! But, I do create a cute hand made thank you gift for my hostesses!
So she explainend to me that Stampin Up! has what is called "instant income" where you keep 20% in your pocket and pay the rest to the company on the demo website. No more waiting for a monthly check!! Money in my pocket WOWZA! Hmm; let's see: a 20% discount, cool stamps, great quality papers, scrapbooking kits... and then she said that I didn't have to sell, I could buy for myself at discount. hmmmm brain going 900 miles an hour now....
She gave me a catalog, and hostess packet and invited me to attend her club to see how it worked and create a project. Well at her club the next week I signed up! I really didn't even place my first demonstrator order until January during Sale a bration and(because of the holidays and the new family and new home etc). I started going to classes in her home to learn to use the stamps etc and I began going to the group meetings at Carrie's house- Carrie is the other person from the booth and Celina's upline (person who recruited her).
When my new friends/neighbors and friends back home started seeing what I was creating they started asking me to show them how and I began clubs and classes and that is how the business end of my adventure began and I have NEVER loved my work so much! You see, I am a social person (gasp who knew, lol) and I love teaching others to have as much fun as I am. (I taught in my quilt shop and from my herb gardens for years!) When we moved here to Missouri, some of my customers signed up so that they could buy product for themselves and sell a bit to family or friends and support their habit, and I started my business all over from the beginning again, here in Rogersville 4 years ago.
One of my recruits lives in Puerto Rico (Hi PAM!!). I use my 20% instant income to help with our family bills and I use my override/bonus money for product that I just have to have! . I love working at home, it gives me freedom that no other job could give, and time with my family, I love that I can create my own schedule and make time for my teenagers, grandchildren, friends, community and that Kay loves creating with me!
I have never worked for or with, a more professional company that is TRULY interested in helping ME succeed! I can put as much effort or as little as I want into this business and no one gives me a hard time. I just have to meet the quarterly retail sales requirement. Back in Boise I had 2 clubs and 2 classes a month and now that we have online ordering, my Wednesday group, other classes of my choice or special requests from customers, I can meet that minimum within the first month of the quarter no problem. I choose to add scrapbooking crops, craft fairs and other social events because I love to be a vendor at them and meet people (socialize) and show them what I love to do!
My wonderful Husband Kay loves going to Stampin Up Regionals, and convention with me and he also loves creating our videos when his work schedule allows. I am truly blessed to have a supportive spouse and we love this business and the FUN together time it gives to us!
Me with the FREE stamp I WON last fall at Cincinatti Regionals 2009! woo hoo! who doesn't LOVE FREE STAMPS!!
I want each of you to know that I am truly blessed by this business. I have learned so much about a craft industry that I love. I have made so many online friends, personal friends and downline friends the last 6 years that mean so VERY much to me! Thank you to all of you for sharing in my life, my creativity and for bringing so much joy to my life. EACH OF YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO ME!
Thank you Stampin Up! for the support you give me and for bringing these friends to my life! I AM truly blessed and I am excited about my future and I love my job! How many can truly say they love what they do everyday? I can!
My next goal is the FREE Stampin Up! Cruise! I have a couple of selfish reasons for that: I want to earn cruise to take my husband away on a well deserved vacation because of his support and love for me. And because I am scared to death of cruise ships way out in the ocean- I want to face my fear and have fun while I am doing it and I can't think of any better way to do that!
Thanks again for coming to my blog- you guys make it so much fun to do what I do!
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Today I am at a workshop in Monett, Missouri and this is the hostess gift I am gving to Betty. She requested a St. Patricks day theme for her workshop, so here are photos of our projects today.
I will pick up some of those gold candy coins on the way and fill her basket with gold for good luck! What other demo brings gold to her hostesses? huh? ;o)
These are my 2 demonstrations:
This is the simple make and take card using the new GO GREEN # 117074 $6.95 single stamp set page 43 Occasions Mini catalog. I love how we have single stamps in the back of our catalogs now!
I hope your weekend is amazing! I Know mine is
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