This is kind of a long post, so maybe you need to grab a coffee before we start.
Last Saturday I attended Onstage Live at the Gold Coast and we were able to view the new product lines that will become available in the 2016/2017 Catalogue. Oh My Goodness, it truly is a beautiful catalogue and there is some fabulous new products coming our way. This is a perk of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and one of the things I love about these types of events, not only do we get the catalogue but we also get to play with some new product and even bring some home!
Over the last few days I have been trying to digest all the wonderful information as well as ideas for using our new product and it made me think about what a wonderful company Stampin’ Up! is to work with. They truly work very hard to give us the tools and information to make out businesses whatever we want. If you just need the discount on your orders, then that’s fine with Stampin’ Up! but they still want you to have all the tools and information available to use however best suits you.
I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 9 years in May and have truly loved every minute. The company has grown globally and has tried very hard to make sure that the markets outside the United States are treated equally. If you didn’t attend a Live Onstage event somewhere in the world, the information we received at the events was released to all demonstrates, wherever they live, at the same time. So this morning at 5am Australian Eastern Standard Time, the catalogue went up on the Demonstrator website. I’m sure there will be lots of demonstrators who are late for work because they can’t tear themselves away from their computers!
Anyway the point I am trying to make is that if you have a love of paper-crafting and would like to create a small business for yourself, or you just want to get a discount on your product, then this is the company for you. The company will give 200% everything you need to operate the way you want. So my business operates very differently from every other demonstrator but that’s ok, because it is my business. If you would like any further information, please contact me so that we can have a chat and talk about the benefits for your situation.
So let’s look at my business, I run a class at the retirement Village every week and the ladies make 3 cards. I run a class at 9am and another class at 11am. We have lots of fun and I have a certain amount of flexibility in that if my husband and I want to go away in our caravan, then I just let the ladies know and take off for a couple of weeks. I also run a card class once a month on a Thursday and a Saturday at my home where we create 5 cards and some sort of “extra” project, usually a box or gift packaging of some kind which carries on the theme of the class. These classes usually focus on a particular stamp set or suite of products. They are also fun and give me the flexibility to work around any other commitments that I may have. I also fit in a Friday night Memory Keeping Class, also at my home, where I provide everything to create one project, usually a 12 x 12 scrap page using Project Life products and then everyone works on their own projects and gets to use my stamps and accessories. These nights are really great fun and usually my daughter and granddaughters (and sometimes my grandson) come along and work on their albums too. Finding the time to craft together and create together is truly something I love and treasure greatly.
Ok…. so now let’s look at what I would like to add to my business schedule. Well…… I would like to run a class which is very much a quick and easy card class. It would be suitable for beginners and seasoned stampers alike. We would be making 3 cards which can be created in an hour or less and the time frame could be flexible. I am thinking that I would run it something like a Saturday afternoon from 1-4pm and you can come anytime between 1 and 3pm and still have time to create your cards and go. I am hoping this fits with peoples busy schedules and offers some flexibility to get in some creating time without eating too much into precious family time.
I suppose this is a rambling kind of post but I would love some feedback from you, my readers, especially those who live close enough to join me and do some fun creating, whether it is my 5 card class or the quick and easy cards or even the Memory Keeping Class, I just want some feedback. Are these the type of classes that you want or is there something else that you would like to be able to attend?
Now before I go I also want to let you all know that the Retiring List is now available for you to check out and see what won’t be making a re-appearance in the 2016/2017 Catalogue. Now is the time to make sure that you have purchased everything that you need before it disappears forever. You can check out the list here in my store. So please take the time to have a look and remember that everything on this list is only available While Stocks Last. So don’t delay making your purchases, because once they are gone, they’re gone.
So apologies for such a long post but please don’t forget to let me know what kind of classes you are interested in and even how often you would like to attend. AND Don’t forget to order the products you want from the retiring list.
Bye for now,