Look what some creative demonstrator did with the tab punch!!! How do they think of this.....gotta love it.
Yep....that little purse is a tab folded over!
This sample and lots more are on the demo side of the Stampin' Up! Website. There's a wealth of information, ideas, and training videos there too........but you have to be a demo to share in hte fun.
This is a great time to start your own Stampin' Up! business....the kit is on sale....the excitement of new products....and by joining my ByYOU Stampers team you will be in business FOR yourself...not BY yourself. We share and have lots of fun. Part time....Full time...or just to support your hobby. Check out the details and sign up on my website....email me for Q&A..........you'll need my password to complete the sign up process (ByYOUstamper) Oh, did I mention that you don't have to live near me to be part of the team....we have demos in lots of different states!
Check here often over the next few days to share a little bit of the fun that's going on in Salt Lake City fromWednesday through Saturday....it's Stampin' Up! Convention time! Sadly for me, school is opening earlierand earlier every year...and I start In-Service next Monday. That means I needed thisweek to I have to go do some worksetting up my classroom. I will be monitoring all of the demonstrators who are going to Twitter in real time from the convention! It's not half as fun as being in Salt Lake City with thousands of crazy demonstrators...but it will have to do this year. The ByYOU Stamperswill be back next year though. If you join the team now, you can save money since the mini starter kit is still on sale!
Here's what's going on now....Tuesday night........demos are boarding planes, driving across the miles and meeting old friends at hotels in SLC........and it's not hard to spot them ......usually carrying loads of "swaps". I've been to ten conventions and have always managed to swap even before arriving in Salt Lake....yep...at even connecting airports or on the plane!
The convention is held at the "Salt Palace" Convention Center which is in the heart of downtown SLC...we usually stay at the Mariott that's located directly across the street. (You can be sure that there's swappin' going on in the lobby, elevators and hallways...already!)
Today the center was prepared for the demos to arrive bright and early Wed. morning for "check in day"....the decals are already on the doors! and the flags are already in the main hall. (Looking for the picture I saw posted on Twitter a while back.)
Check in Day is Wed. ...actually demos check in online before leaving home and had their nametags mailed to them ahead of time. Wall we have to do it walk up ...............well.............stand in a long line chatting it up with other demos and swapping like crazy.....but once the check in desks open it moves very quickly.......everyone picks up their special convention bag (each year is a different style) filled with our freebie stamp sets, other surprises and all of our make and take supplies.
The second long line Wed.......which moves a little slower ...will be to get into Memento Mall to shop for SU! logo stuff.........since this line usually takes longer (because they only let so many shoppers in at the same time!, we always go to the convention centerr at least a hour or more BEFORE the MM opens..........nextt year we'll have to go earlier because we still had a long wait last year...........after shopping we then go pick up our convention bags. MMall stuff is always soooooooooo cute, and often sells out quickly which means only convention goers get it......which is fair! I'll post pictures of the shopping and checking in when I get them on Wed.
Wednesday............Today was check in day. My direct downline, Michele, who's been to convention a bunch of times with me described it this morning perftectly...."I can just feel the cool, unhumid air right now! The look of the mountain in the distance as we cross the street from the Marriott.....women in a hurry to stand in line before daybreak...toting their convention bags with their catalogs in them...".
Here's some pictures that have been posted by demos there.....tomorrow....is the big Opening Session ...more about that tomorrow. ***CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO MAKE THEM BIGGER!
The "covention bag"....totally different than any other one we've ever had...as always, SU! out does the past years! FREE STAMPS...found in the bag along with a catalog and mini and make and take supplies.
Shopping for cute logo items! Check some of them out!
Our very own team mascot that you've already met, ByYOU Bear is pouting right now...she saw these bears who got to go to convention and she noticed that their demonstrators made them some cute little aprons....so now she expects ME to sew one for her........glue one together maybe...sew??? not likely!
Some of the other things that demonstrators did today were
....have some hands on time with the SU! Big Shot
..tour the SU! Home Office in Riverton,UT....which is awesome!
Many demonstrators are spending tonight (Wed.) catching up with old friends and/or downline team members. Some attend swaps or make and takes organized my team leaders or just demos who have met in one of the many online communities. Some are in their hotel rooms busily making MORE SWAPS using the free sets that they got this morning in their convention bag........no kidding!!! Usually the ByYOU Stampers get together on check in night since we have members who live in several other states.I give out my convention surprises and we all swap with each other.We keep in pretty casual and an early night after planning our early morning "stratergy". We (well, i AM) very serious about making sure that we get the best seats possible......always to the right (because we learned that the mic boom blocks the view on the right side!).....always very close up front...sometimes we even manage to hook us some FRONT ROW SEATS...thanks to some of our younger team members who run like hell when the doors first open. Sound nuts? Yep...it is...........more about that tomorrow.........If the ByYOU stampers were at convention we'd be making plans to meet at the convention center main stage doors no later than 6:30..tha's AM!
Even though I wasn't there...I can tell you how it went......many crazy and blearyeyed demos showed up at the convention center before daybreak.....I am not kidding.....to sit with the other "early birds" by the doors that they would enter two or more hours later.........they sat in line, swapped, introduced themselves (because those of us who are die hard eary birds do it all three days!)....drink coffee....and plot the statergy for when the doors open..........so it's finally time and the SU! employees probably take a deep breath ......and then open the doors to let the demos do the dash for the seats....through a double line of SU! employees all telling us good morning and hello........the lights swirling.......the music blaring.......the demos running......not everyone......just us crazies who like to and want to be up front. (Even though there are no bad seats in the hall due to the two giant screens on both sides of the stage........after securing seats and "setting up camp" with our convention bags, swaps, team flags....everyone will wander throughout the hall for the next hour swapping and hugging and dancing and ....the show hadn't even started yet! Finally, the announcer says that they will begin in 5min. to take our seats........There's usually some sort of production number to tie in with the theme......and of course the introduction of our beloved Shelli Gardner.........then after her welcome there are updates and info and stampin' to get done.
Today they did lots of demos to show everyone the upcoming Build A Bear products (mine arrives next Tuesday, can't wait!).....and the BAB company mascot showed up for photo ops.....a fun announcement was that SU! demo Bear would be on sale in Memento Mall today....with her own SU! logo apron and a precious stamp that says "Life without stamps is unbearable!".......I'm havin' a stroke...although I've had ByYOU Bear for a few weeks now......she's already demanding that I buy or sew her a demo apron.
Then it was on to the new digital program........watch for info about when it goes on sale in just a month or so..........it's awesome, easy, and beautiful!.........more about that later.
The little details make this quick and easy card just as cute as the little birdie on it! Note the ONE CORNER that is rounded....the STRIPS OF SCRAP PAPER that look like ribbon........and the BUTTON is just the perfect finishing touch
There's a wealth of information and inspiration on the demonstrator's side of the Stampin' Up! website....many of the stamped samples are sent in by demonstrators! Here is a great SHAKER card that I found there today. It was made by demonstrator Kotie Viljeon.
Sets used: The More the Merrier & Heard from the Heart
It's very close (too close!) to back to school time....I have prepared a handout that includes some ideas about how our Stampin' Up! products can be used in the classroom. I'd love to share it with you or your teacher friend....or your child's new teacher. There's also a special coupon included just for teachers.
Here are just a few products that any teacher would love to start the new school year off with! (Note: our personalized stamps are not limited to addresses or names!)
(Sorry about the black background, I can't figure out how to get rid of it right now.)
I'd love to mail some flyers and info about a special BackTo School for Teachers Free Workshop that I'm planning....please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) me with your name and school's name and address. Thanks
Just a little more than a month until I can reveal all of the fun products that will be in our new mini catalog ...I'm especially excited about the partnership between Stampin' Up! and Build A Bear Workshop! If you have visited my blog before, you may have already met the newest (and third) ByYOU Stampers' Mascot Team member....ByYOU Bear.
This past weekend my downline team met in Houma, LA for a fun weekend long "mini convention".....at our awards night I gave my first and long time direct team member Michele a "Demo bear" of her own. Another one was given to our team's star demo, Nickole.
The new mini will offer several Build a Bear Stamp sets, some cute designer print papers and also the most adorable Big Shot dies to make your own Build A Bear paper dolls to dress up. All will be just perfect for parties, showers, special friends ....or just plain creative fun! .....and you can SHOP ONLINE for all of it on September 1!!!!
***If you'd like to be reminded about the release of these exculsive product, be sure to sign up by clicking the link....if you mention Build A Bear I'll send you a special offer.
All Holidays Stamp Set #114916) by Dawn Olchefske for the SU! Demo website
This is one of my favorite sets....just these words can be used in so many ways! Don't you have a special friend that you'd like to tell thank you to...or just let them know that they are special to you?
*Did you notice that the ribbon has dots on one side....how cute is that bow showing the solid side!!!
I have two precious little granddaughters. Blair is 2mos. old and her big sister, Morgan is 3yrs. old. Before Morgan was born I came across a neat idea....take a picture every month on the date of the child's birth...in the same place. I bought a yellow chair and sofa set before Morgan was born. My daughter took Morgan's picture in the yellow chair every month until she was two and now every six months. It's so much fun to go back now and see how quickly she's grown and changed over just three years. The tradition continues with baby Blair...she's already had two "chair pictures" taken. Here's her most recent one...her two month picture.
Here's Morgan's 2mos. picture!
Here's both of my girls ...Blair 2mos., Morgan 3yrs.
Stampin' Tip:Use your Stampin' Write Markers ...color directly onto the flower image stamp...do the lightest color first, then darker color near the tips...stem color added to complete a multicolored image with ease! Before putting your stamp to the card stock "huff" your breath on it to make sure the ink has not dried out while you were coloring.
For more of a water colored looking image...use a small spray bottle (I got mine at Sally's Beauty Supply Store)...spritz a little bit of water (don't get too close to the stamp) onto the colored stamp before placing it onto the card stock to stamp the image.
Have you noticed our new IN COLORS....everywhere you look?
You can use the Top Note die to create cellophane bag toppers from any piece of card stock or Designer Series paper. Simply cut image using the die, stamp or embellish it, and fold it over the top of a cellophane bag (fold in half lengthwise for medium bags and widthwise for small bags). Voila! You’ve made a custom bag topper in no time! ■ Top Note die cuts also make beautiful cards, journaling blocks, labels, and bookplates. ■ To use the Top Note die, you’ll need a Sizzix Big Shot machine and Standard Cutting Pads. ■ 5-1/2″ x 6″
Curly Label Punch
Perfect for creating small tags, focal points, and labels for your projects, the Curly Label punch can add depth and dimension to anything you do.
Movers & Shapers Curly Label Bigz Xl Die
Cut and score a card while cutting out a decorative piece from the card front at the same time
The Curly Label die includes a grid on the inside which allows for exact placement of the moveable label piece. This die also coordinates with Curly Label Punch Bundle.
Use a Sizzix Big Shot machine and extended cutting pads with this die ■ 6" x 13-3/4" ■ Rule-based die, which can cut up to 50 different materials ■ Stampin' Up! exclusive die
The ByYOU Stampers Demonstrator Team and their faithful Mascots proudly announce the addition of our newest mascot....ByYOU Bear!
.ByYOU Bear.joins our other two mascots, Miss Bella Rose Monkey and Ms. Stampin' Gator. She was "born" today at the Build A Bear Workshop.Miss Bear is the stylish member of the mascot group...she likes wearing her special SU! scarf,and is always in style with her new designer styled Demo carry bag! Just like our "real" ByYOU Stampers team, our mascots all love SU! for different reasons and bring their own personalities to the group!!!
From now until our new mini comes out in September, you'll see ByYOU Bear from time to time giving you some sneak peeks ....and some opportunities to win some fun freebies....so stay tune.
The ByYOU Stampers love having fun and sharing stampin' and scrappin' tips & techniques with each other through our team's email list and other events. This past fall we took an over night road trip to Jackson, MS to attend a SU! Regional seminar together. We often go to convention together, which is always fun. This summer we are having our own mini convention weekend gathering in Houma. I have demonstrators that live nearby, as well as throughout the country. We are supported by my very active and helpful uplines as well.
There's a place waiting for YOU on my team....and now is the time to join. Contact me for the details and to answer your questions.
***Have you emailed meyet with your request to get your free Holiday Mini mailed to you? .........but, don't wait until Sept. for us to get together....I'd love to host your GIRLS' NIGHT OUT FREE MAKE & TAKE WORKSHOP at my house....plenty of space in my Stampin' Palace. You can also shop now 24/7 online for everything that's new in our recently released Idea Book/Catalog.
I'm a stamper....she's a stamper....wouldn't you like to be a ByYOU Stamper too?
I'm sorry for being so corny.......but I really would love you to join my team of demonstrators ....and help you start your own Stampin' Up!business.....or see you using your demo discounts and freebies to enjoy your hobby. If you already have a start on your collection of SU! products, this current special is perfect for YOU....a reduced price starter kit!!!
While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!
Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash--and who couldn't use that? Plus, from July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for
The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including
For All You Do stamp set
In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Business forms and tools
Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes
Five stamp sets
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
Eastern Blooms Décor Elements and applicator tool
Five Classic Stampin' Pads
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Business forms and tools
These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast!
Benefits of Becoming a Demonstrator Whether you just love to stamp, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, the Stampin' Up! opportunity is the right fit for you. Stampin' Up! demonstrators enjoy many benefits, with just a few listed below:
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 and paper crafting.
Extra income. You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting--how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger--the monthly payment for your new car--it's your decision! See the Compensation Table for more information.
Flexible schedule. This is your business, so you can put in as much (or as little) time as you'd like.
Support from Stampin' Up! We love our demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials, including a monthly magazine, workshop ideas, and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics available on our Demonstrator Web Site.
Would you like to get a FREE COPY of the next Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog? Because of rising postage costs,
I will only be mailing out these minis to anyone who requests to get one and provides their current correct address to be no later than Saturday July 18.
You won't want to miss this 40 PAGE mini....yes, I said 40 pages (I'm pretty sure this is the largest collection of mini catalog products ever!!!)
Although it's called the "Holiday Mini"...and it is loaded with fall/winter holiday images that you will definately love..........there's so much more to see....and add to your WISH LIST! I'm so happy that I get to order my favorites a month earlly. Products that you have NEVER seen from Stampin' Up!...or anywhere, in some cases...things to stamp and scrap with...and on....and for others who are special to you. As always, items in the mini catalogs are normally available for only a limited time. They will be mailed out in time for you to start ordering on September 1.
My deadline to order your FREE MINI CATALOG is quickly coming up....so please, if you have enjoyed getting these from me in the past...or if you are new to my contact listis and would like one....I must here from you no later than this Saturday (7/18).
HERE'S WHAT TO DO TO GET YOUR FREE MINI CATALOG:
*Email me now at email@example.com *Put "MINI REQUEST" in the subject line *Be sure to also put your complete name and mailing address (including zip) in the body of your message. (even if you think I may already have it.
Do your kids love Build A Bear Workshop? If so, then you will definately want to see the upcoming new mini catalog.....SU! has partnered with BABW and Sizzix to produce some of the cutest stamps and dies that you have ever seen. Can you say perfect birthday party invitations, games, gifts...or just loads of fun for the kid in your life...or the kid in YOU!