Is now the time to join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Well, short answer is YES!¬† ūüėȬ† Anytime is good but during Sale-a-bration it’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator!¬† The starter kit is $99 and includes $125 of your choice of products, free business supplies (order forms, catalogs, etc…) and the shipping is FREE!¬† But that’s not all ūüėĬ† During Sale-a-bration, you can also choose any Project Kit from the Occasions catalog or any 2 Sale-a-bration items! You can contact me for more details or find information at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/brendakeenan/jointhefun. I joined as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator¬†back in October, 2001 strictly for the 20% discount.¬† I told my upline (the demonstrator I signed up under) that I was not going to do any workshops.¬† I think that lasted a couple of months ¬† I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.¬† I love the products, my customers, fellow demonstrators and members of my team. I love that I’ve been able to work from home, as much and as little as I’ve wanted.¬† I love that I’ve been able to pay some of the family bills and have taken my family on a lot of wonderful vacations thanks to Stampin’ Up!’s incentive trips. I love helping others enjoy the art of rubber stamping and paper-crafting through in home classes and online videos. I also love the talented members of my team and the BEAUTIFUL cards they created from our latest challenge!¬† I sent them supplies for 2 cards (they could use as much or as little as they wanted and could add their own stamps, ink and accessories) featuring the “Celebrate Every Year” Designer Series Paper.¬† They could keep both cards but if they sent one back, they would be entered in a drawing to win them. Check them out:   Didn’t they do a great job?!¬† Don’t forget to check out Marian Garcia (a member of my downline)¬†and Pamela Wu’s blog’s: Marian Garcia at Studio M: http://studiombymarian.blogspot.com/ Pamela Wu: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stinkytofu/blog as they were nominated last week for the Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop (Marian has nominated Annette Wen http://www.stampinwithannette.blogspot.com/¬†who will have her Blog Hop post up on Monday, February 9th)   Thanks for stopping by today and please let me know if you think now is a great time to become a Demonstrator with Stampin’...

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Stampin’ Up! starter kit special!

Stampin’ Up! starter kit special!

Did you know you can add bonus product to your starter kit if you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-bration?!   This is in addition to the $125 in product that you get to choose for only $99 too ¬† Stampin’ Up! also includes business supplies (est $50 value) for free and there’s no charge for shipping (10% savings!). Stampin’ Up! and I welcome all kinds of demonstrators: Hobby – demonstrators who only purchase for themselves (20% discount on EVERY order!) Hobby Plus – demonstrators who purchase for themselves and a few friends Business Builder – demonstrators who regularly sell to customers via online website or in-home classes and workshops The majority of my downline (demonstrators who signed up under me) are Hobby and Hobby Plus Demonstrators and the rest of us actively provide events (classes, workshops, video tutorials, etc…) for our customers.¬† I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since 2001 and have earned incentive trips, cash bonuses and the Founders Circle retreat (for the top 100) 5 times in the last 6 years. I love teaching others the art or rubber stamping and paper-crafting and enjoy the flexibility of working from home. You can find more information about the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator at: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/brendakeenan/jointhefun or contact me directly:¬† Brenda@keenankreations.com   Now your starter kit is COMPLETELY customizable and you get to select the products you want from either the big catalog or the new Occasions Catalog.¬† Maybe you would choose the new Butterflies Thinlits dies as part of the Stampin’ Up! starter kit special and create this card:     Gorgeous, right?!¬† I could just hug whoever created these Butterflies Thinlits dies – I seriously could.¬† Here’s the supplies for this card: Stamps:¬† Painted Petals (greeting), Butterfly Basics Ink:¬† Blackberry Bliss Paper:¬† Rich Razzleberry, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Gold Foil Accessories:¬† Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals   Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog   Here’s some additional information about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator: Product discount Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It’s a great way to support your love of stamping, paper or digital crafting, home d√©cor – or whatever your passion may be! Extra income You’ll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting – just how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger – the monthly payment for your new car. That’s the beauty of the demonstrator experience – it’s all up to you! See the Compensation Table for more information. Flexible schedule This is your...

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New Demonstrator Starter Kit Promotion!

Is crafting a big part of your life? Do you have a VERY long wish list of Stampin’ Up! products?¬† Would you like to earn a minimum 20%¬†discount on ALL of your purchases ALL of the time?¬† How about earning extra income with the flexibility of setting your own hours? I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since October 2001 and initially joined only for the discount.¬† I soon began doing workshops for my friends and was thrilled to earn extra income while teaching others the art of rubber stamping and paper crafting.¬† My business continued to grow each year and I have been fortunate to earn every¬†incentive trip since 2007 and place in the top 100 demonstrators 5 out of the last 6 years.¬† I have a wonderful group of demonstrators in my¬†downline and some are business focused and others purchase only for themselves or a few friends.¬† Stampin’ Up! and I welcome all kinds of demonstrators! If you sign up as a new recruit between August 21-28, you can receive extra Starter Kit product! That’s right, you’ll receive $150 worth of product in your Starter Kit, for just $99 . Talk about a sweet deal!¬† New recruits will also have until the end of December to meet their first quarterly minimum, and within that timeframe also¬†have¬†opportunity to preorder from the upcoming Occasions Catalog! Even better, Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! You can build your Starter Kit your way and even choose product from the new Holiday catalog! For just $99, you get Your choice of up to $150 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products! A business supply pack valued at $65! Free Shipping too! That’s a total value of $215! If you are interested in more information about the details of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please let me know and I’d be happy to meet with you in person or by phone.¬† You can also check out more details at my Stampin’ Up! website.¬† Just click the links at the bottom to learn about Demo Benefits and the Career Plan. If you’ve already decided this is a great opportunity and are ready to sign up, just go click the Join Now link and get started! Please let me know if you’d like to chat in person or by phone – I’d love to answer any questions you might have about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator...

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Easy Floral Card using Stampin’ Up!’s Summer Silhouettes

I’m at Cottage Crafts tomorrow (11:30-1:30pm) and chose this quick and easy floral card for the make-n-take.¬† This is my favorite card to make because the images are stamped randomly and you really cannot mess it up!¬† Well, you could, but it’s easy not to ūüėČ     Supplies: Stamps:¬† Summer Silhouettes, Wetlands (greeting) Ink:¬† Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Black Stazon Paper:¬† Gumball Green, Whisper White Accessories:¬† Dimensionals, Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch   When I stamp random images, they are not exactly random.¬† I usually start with the largest image (this one is the bold leaves on the stem) first and then work my way down to the smallest image.¬† I love the tiny little flowers (stamped in Raspberry Ripple and Black Stazon) because they fill in the open areas nicely.¬† Two of the flowers are stamped in Summer Starfruit on scrap Whisper White, trimmed with Paper Snips (our smaller scissors, good for precision trimming) and popped up with Dimensionals. I initially stamped the greeting on the Whisper White cardstock with the stamped flowers but it was slightly crooked so I stamped it again, punched it out and popped it up.¬† That’s pretty much the solution for any mistake, right?¬† Just stamp another and cover up the first one ūüėČ The ribbon is added in two pieces (one piece with the ends glued around the back and another tied in a bow and glued on top with a Glue Dot).¬†¬† Floral cards are great because they can work for so many different occasions and they are so cheerful.¬† If you can’t send real flowers, send some stamped ones – they’ll last longer too ūüėČ While I’m a little bummed that the 2012-2014 In Colors are retiring, I’m also VERY excited to what the new In Colors are going to be.¬† I don’t have long to wait either since I’m attending a New Catalog Premier with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators tomorrow night – and the new catalog will be in our SWAG bag!¬† Stampin’ Up! reserved theaters across the country and demonstrators get to watch the reveal of the new catalog on the big screen – how cool is that?! If you’ve ever considered joining as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you can view details online at my Stampin’ Up! website – just click the “Join My Team” link to the right or by contacting me directly.¬† I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 13 years and started out initially just for the discount on my personal purchases and slowly transitioned to a business as my kids grew older and my schedule allowed.¬† There’s room for all kinds of demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! and I...

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Stampin’ Up! demonstrator special!

Stampin’ Up! demonstrator special!

Stampin’ Up! has a great demonstrator special as part of Sale-a-bration going on now!¬† I have a wonderful group of demonstrators in my downline and we got together last night for our¬† monthly meeting.¬†Check out¬†the awesome swaps: Anne used alcohol based markers to color in the¬†balloon image.¬† Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is coming out with their own line of alcohol-based markers VERY soon?!   This card uses the Strawberry Slush cardstock and black and white for a striking color combination that really pops!   Joan used the Bird punch (the wing for the bird) to create her 4 leaf clover   Juliette used Smoky Slate¬†and Daffodil Delight for this soft color combination.   Kim used some of that Ruffle Stretch Ribbon that is on special this week through Monday!   Loralee used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder that you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration!   I’ll share the make-n-takes from our meeting later this week too If you would like more information on becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please give me a call (408.377.4942) or send me an email at Brenda@keenankreations.com.¬† I’d love to answer any questions you may have. Stampin’ Up! is offering an extra $25 worth of products in the starter kit during Sale-a-bration too.¬† New demonstrator who sign up before the end of March will receive $150 worth of products of their choice for only $99.¬† The business supplies ($65 value)¬†and shipping are also free! Here are some perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator: 20% discount on ALL your orders, ALL the time! an extra 10% discount on your first order (minimum $150) placed within 45 days of joining potential to earn an additional 5-20% income as a volume rebate (based on your monthly sales) Stampin’ Up! magazine (filled with ideas and business tips) delivered to your door every other month flexible schedule (you decide how much or how little you want to put into your business¬†or if you want to only purchase for yourself and your friends) support from Stampin’ Up! (audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics on our demonstrator website) support from me, your upline! (monthly meetings in my home, private Yahoo and FB groups and one-to-one training) new demonstrators¬†can also receive free registration ($295 value!) for the 2014 convention (must sign up between July 1, 2013 and before registration opens) You can read more about the Stampin’ Up! career plan at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/brendakeenan/careerplan. Remember that Sale-a-bration ends March 31st¬† along with the starter kit promotion that includes the extra $25 in product so if you’re interested, please contact me for more information.¬† If you’re ready to¬†take advantage of this ¬†Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Special now, just go to...

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Hexagon card for Spring!

Hexagon card for Spring!

I purchased this Hexagon Hive Thinlit last month and was a little unsure of how to use it but think it works great for this bright and cheerful Spring¬†card ¬† The Hexagon Hive Thinlit is in the Occasions catalog and I thought it was a little weird that all the hexagons didn’t get punched out.¬† But hey, it’s good to be different and unexpected sometimes, right? ūüėČ I die-cut the Whisper White cardstock with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit and Big Shot using the Magnetic Platform.¬† It was a little tricky getting the paper to release from the framelit so I did some online research and¬†found using wax paper between the cardstock and framelit is recommended. After the cardstock is die-cut, it measures about 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ so it’s not perfectly centered on the front of a standard card size (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).¬† If that bothers you, simply cut about 1/8″ off the right sides of your card.¬† I did not trim my cardstock base and think it looks fine:     I layered the die-cut whisper white cardstock to the “Sweet Sorbet” Designer Series Paper¬†and then to Basic Black cardstock and finally to the front of the folded Whisper White cardstock.¬† (The¬†Sweet Sorbet paper¬†is¬†free with a $50 order as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion – you can view the brochure by clicking the link to the right ¬† ¬†I stamped some of the flowers from “Petite Petals” in Black Stazon on Whisper White cardstock and punched them with the coordinating Petite Petals Punch.¬† (Both the stamp and punch are from the Occasions Catalog – link the right ¬† Rhinestones are added to the centers and they are popped up with Dimensionals.¬† The greeting is from the “Banner Greetings” set which is available only to hostesses.¬† I trimmed the greeting with Paper Snips and added with Dimensionals.¬†¬† The butterfly is punched from the Silver Glimmer Paper with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and is the perfect accent for this Hexagon Spring card! I have a meeting for my downline (demonstrators in my group) next week and think this will be a fun make-n-take for them.¬†¬†Have you ever considered joining the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator?¬† There are lots of different kinds of demonstrators in my group: Discount shoppers – these demonstrators love purchasing their Stampin’ Up! products at a permanent discount!¬† The minimum discount is 20% and you can earn an additional 5-20% depending on your monthly sales. Hobby Demonstrators – these demonstrators may sell to a few friends and hold an occasional class or workshop.¬† This is also a GREAT way for them to easily meet their quarterly minimums and have fun sharing their love...

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