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Lots of news to share

So much news to share and so much still to do today. Where to start?

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First of all, our Paper Dolls team will be having a get together tomorrow at 11am over at Meadowhall, Sheffield.

You may have noticed from earlier posts, that a few of of us went to the SU! Regional Training Event in Telford last weekend (one of our team won a free ticket to to go to Convention, whoop whoop!). We’ll be sharing what we found out and showing the swaps we got, in person. If there’s time and space then we’ll also have a mini make and take.

If you’d like to come along and find out more about what’s involved in signing up with Stampin’ Up! and find out how the hobby demos and business demos get the most from their membership then this is a great way to do it. Just email me or message me on Facebook if you’d like to come along and I’ll let you know the meeting point.

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Next up – bargains!

The Clearance Rack has had more items added, but with up to 80% off, they’ve been vanishing fast. Check them out here. There’s a lot of Christmassy and Halloween supplies included – Holly Jolly Greetings kit – 12 photo cards for £5.39, Season of Style Washi Tape £1.79 – no guarantees they’ll still be there when you read this.

And finally, something a little crafty …

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Some of you may have already heard through the Facebook chatter that I’ve joined South Hills Designs. This isn’t in competition with my Stampin’ Up! work in any way, shape or form (in fact I’m finding them very complementary).

South Hill Designs is a jewellery business that allows you to create your own, custom designed lockets that you can change out and rebuild to suit your mood, the occasion or your outfit!

I used a little of both of my loves for the locket above. If you’d like to know more, then here are the links direct to my South Hill Designs online store and to my new Dream Locket blog where you can find out which of my Stampin’ Up! supplies was central to creating this particular design 🙂

Have a great weekend and maybe see you tomorrow.

Sara xx

£25 extra to spend!

Extra products

A quick reminder that there’s just over a fortnight left to get an extra £25 to spend!

If you host a £250 workshop before 30 May, then you’ll not only earn the usual £40 hostess credit that is a regular hostess benefit but … we’ll give you an extra £25 to spend!

Email me to book your workshop now, it’s not too late … yet, but we are starting to run out of time Wink

Or, if you join Stampin’ Up! before 30 May then we’ll also give you an extra £25 to spend on your starter kit, making it £155 of products for just £99!

If you’d like to chat it over first then you can email me and I’ll give you a call, or you can sign up now, online with just the following information:

  • Personal contact information
  • Credit card payment information

If you have a long wish list and your order is anywhere close to £99 then instead of placing a regular order, then it makes more sense to order the Starter Kit instead (there are more details here). You choose any products* from the current catalogues (either main or Spring/Summer), there’s no further commitment if you don’t want it (but you can opt to build a business or be a hobby demo getting a discount for yourself and friends) and you’ll get the usual demonstrator perks, such as being among the first to see the new catalogue products and a chance to attend Convention! Woohoo, what’s stopping you?

* With the one exception of hostess products.

 

Three great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! today!

There’s actually plenty more reasons to join Stampin’ Up! generally and our Paper Dolls team in particular, including our free team training events, help and support in growing your business or maximising the benefits of being a hobby demo. Here I’m going to share what I think are the top three reasons to sign up today!

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1. Free extra “stuff”

If you join before the 30 May then  you get an extra £25 to spend on your starter kit, making it £155 of products for just £99! You choose any products (with the one exception of hostess products) from the current catalogues (either main or Spring/Summer), there’s no further commitment if you don’t want it (but you can opt to build a business or continue as a hobby demo getting a discount for yourself and friends).

2. Early copy of the new catty and chance to pre-order 

The new annual catalogue will be coming out at the beginning of July this year but as a demonstrator you get to see it online at the beginning of June and get a paper copy with your first June demonstrator order (if you don’t place an order then you’ll get your paper copy towards the end of June). Not only do you get to see the new catalogue early but you also get the chance to preorder some sneak peek and hostess items. We’ve already seen a few of them and we just have to have them! Embarassed (Luckily I’ll be getting some of them for free!Laughing)

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3. Opportunity to attend the annual SU! convention in November

Our annual SU! convention will be taking place 21-23 November in Manchester this year. Bookings haven’t opened yet but last year they opened on 1 May so we anticipate that there’ll be an announcement very soon. We’re expecting that places might fill to capacity quickly too, partly because we already know there are huge numbers of demonstrators from the UK that want to attend and also because this year is SU!’s 25th anniversary and so they’re pulling out all the stops. So far it looks as though there’ll be at least twelve of our Paper Dolls team going and it could be more, so you’ll have plenty of company to show you the ropes Smile

I’d love to have you join my Paper Dolls team and join us!!

If you’d like to have a chat before signing up (which I’d recommend so that I can answer any questions you may have) just email me and I’ll give you a call to chat about all the kit options.

Please note that the deadline for the extras in your starter kit is the 30th May, not the last day in May, so please don’t leave it too late.

If you can’t wait at all (we know that feeling Smile), then you can go ahead and sign up now!. You can do it online with just the following information:

  • Personal contact information
  • Credit card payment information

You’ll receive a welcome email from Stampin’ Up! and from me, followed up by a welcome package from me by snail mail!

Hope to chat to you soon.

Sara xx

Reminder of tomorrow’s team training

I’m just finishing getting ready for today’s class but I wanted to take time to share a quick reminder that we’re having our team training tomorrow and you’re welcome to come along and see how it works.

We’re getting together tomorrow, Sunday 14 April (1pm – 3pm approx), at the Doghill Community Centre at Shafton, for our regular team meeting.

Our team training events are great fun – we have plenty of demonstrations as well as the make and take. We’re also going to be making sure that our team demonstrators are aware of all the latest news and the sneak peeks of the July catalogue that SU! are sharing on our demonstrator website. You’ll have chance to chat with the others and find out what inspired them to join the Paper Dolls team. If you decide that you’d like to join us as a demonstrator, then we happen to know that there’s going to be a new promotion for recruits starting on Monday 15 April, so we’ll make sure that you’re all set to take advantage of it.

I can cut an extra make and take pack for you if you’d like to come along, just email me or give me a ring on 0775 1133886 to let me know and I’ll give you detailed instructions for finding the Community Centre.

Sara xx

Sale-a-bration starter kit offer extended to 31 March 2013

Whoops! You take your eye off things for one day’s holiday and nearly miss the exciting news!

Stampin’ Up! are/were just 120 recruits away from the goal of attracting 7,000 new recruits during Sale-a-bration (truth be told, I’m guessing we’ve hit that target by now) and so they’ve extended the deadline for the Sale-a-bration starter kit offer through to 31 March 2013:

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WHY IT’S THE IDEAL TIME TO JOIN OUR PAPER DOLLS TEAM

Join Stampin’ Up! by 31 March 2013 and you get to choose £162.50 worth of products for your starter kit and pay only £99. You can choose any products from the current main catalogue or seasonal catalogue.

You can choose to run a business or simply be a hobby demo, getting discount when you place your own orders. See here for more details.

If you’d like to have a chat before signing up just email me and I’ll give you a call to chat about all the kit options.

If you can’t wait, then you can go ahead and sign up now!. You can do it online with just the following information:

  • Personal contact information
  • Credit card payment information

I look forward to welcoming you to the Paper Dolls team and of course you can come along to our team training event on Sunday 14 April.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

 

Not so small print – Please note that it’s only the starter kit offer that has been extended, the hostess benefits and customer freebies are no longer available.

Join us at our Team Training on Sunday 14 April

Would you like to know more about the benefits of being a demonstrator?

Please come along and join us at our Paper Dolls team training event on Sunday 14 April. You’ll be able to find out how the hobby demos and business demos get the most from their membership, find out more about Convention in Manchester in November, pick up tips for keeping your demonstratorship current so that you can attend Convention … and of course we can’t meet up without doing some crafting! So, we’ll also have our regular agenda items of demonstrations and make and takes.

We’ll be meeting at the Doghill Community Centre at Shafton on Sunday 14 April (1pm – 3pm approx).

We regularly open our meetings to anyone who may be thinking of joining our team or purchasing the SU! Starter Kit. There’s no pressure to sign up – we’re not that kind of team – just a chance to find out more and get any questions you may have, answered.

We do need to know though, how many make and take packs to prepare, so if you’re interested in coming along, then please email me or give me a ring on 0775 1133886 to let me know. I’ll give you detailed instructions for finding the venue when you get in touch.

Sara xx

Join our Paper Dolls team

Sale-a-bration isn’t just about freebies for customers and hostesses. We also have extra free “stuff” Smile for those wanting to join up as a demonstrator.

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WHY IT’S THE IDEAL TIME TO JOIN OUR PAPER DOLLS TEAM

Our starter kit is a sweet deal at any time of year as you get £129 of products for just £99 (£30 extra products for FREE) but …

… join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration and you get to choose a whopping £162.50 worth of products for your starter kit and still pay only £99 (£63.50 extra products for FREE). You can choose any products from the current main catalogue or the Spring/Summer catalogue!

That could effectively mean a huge discount on a Big Shot if you’ve been hankering after one … and you’d still have plenty of spends left over to get some dies or embossing folders to use with it.

And if you sign up now, then you’ll have the chance to come with us to Convention at Manchester in November (some of our team have signed up just for that reason!).

Whenever, if ever, you sign up, you choose whether you want to run a business (earning an income by sharing your love of crafting) or simply be a hobby demo (getting discount when you place your own orders), there’s no pressure but plenty of support if you want it.

Sign up here

see here for more details …

or email me or give me a call on 0775 1133886 for a chat first.

Sara xx

Come along to our Team Training on Sunday 10 February

Are you considering joining Stampin’ Up! so that you can choose £162.50 worth of SU! goodies for just £99? (I know! What an amazing deal!)

Well please come along and join us at our Paper Dolls team training event next Sunday 10 February. You’ll be able to find out how both the hobby demos and business demos get the most from their membership, see lots (ok, well probably almost all Smile) the Spring catty products up close and personal … and of course craft!

We’ll be meeting at the Doghill Community Centre at Shafton on Sunday 10 February (1pm – 3pm approx).

We regularly open our meetings to anyone who may be thinking of joining our team or purchasing the SU! Starter Kit. There’s no pressure to sign up – we’re not that kind of team – just a chance to find out more and get any questions you may have, answered.

We do need to know though, how many make and take packs to prepare, so if you’re interested in coming along, then please email me or give me a ring on 0775 1133886 to let me know. I’ll give you detailed instructions for finding the venue when you get in touch.

Sara xx

Join us at our Team Training on Sunday 9 December

Would you like to know more about the benefits of being a demonstrator?

Please come along and join us at our Paper Dolls team training event next Sunday. You’ll be able to find out how the hobby demos and business demos get the most from their membership, find out about Convention next year in Manchester, chat to others who went to Mainz this year, share inspiration … and of course we can’t meet up without doing some crafting! So, we’ll also have our regular agenda items of demonstrations and make and takes.

We’ll be meeting at the Doghill Community Centre at Shafton on Sunday 9 December (1pm – 3pm approx).

We regularly open our meetings to anyone who may be thinking of joining our team or purchasing the SU! Starter Kit. There’s no pressure to sign up – we’re not that kind of team – just a chance to find out more and get any questions you may have, answered.

We do need to know though, how many make and take packs to prepare, so if you’re interested in coming along, then please email me or give me a ring on 0775 1133886 to let me know. I’ll give you detailed instructions for finding the venue when you get in touch.

Sara xx

Another fab team training session

Hope you’ve enjoyed your extra hour today. I made good use of it by doing some more preparation for convention … and then I got together with a bunch of the Paper Dolls. What a brilliant afternoon! I’ve just got back in from our team training and I’m buzzing, heehee! As usual, I’ve got some fantastic swaps. I guess that it may be mid-week before I get to photograph them in the light but for now I’ll share the swaps that I made to give to everyone else.

I made everyone a Petite Purse but I made them extra special by covering them in fabric so they seem even more like a real handbag Laughing

Most of them were Orchard Harvest fabric (126915):

and a couple were Twitterpated fabric (125412):

To make them, Whisper White or Very Vanilla card cut to the size of the Petite Purse die (125606) was covered with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (120805) and then with the fabric. (I didn’t use Fabric Adhesive Roll because a) I don’t iron and b) I’m not going to wash the bags Laughing). Each material/card combo was run through the Big Shot with the die and then assembled. Mini Brads (122941) were using to fix the handles on and with ribbon to trim the front of the bag and I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the sides of the bag. After stamping the Handcrafted sentiment from Tiny Tags (W118091 or C118592) onto Crumb Cake card with Early Espresso ink, it was punched out with the Jewelry Tag (117190), stamped again with the 4 You sentiment and then fastened to the purse with a safety pin from Vintage Trinkets (118764).

Here’s the full batch that I made for the team plus a couple of guests that we had attend today.

Each was filled with about 7 Hershey’s Kisses. Well, crafting and chocolate go so well together don’t they?

We’ve set the date and time for our next team training, so if you’d like to join us, then pencil it in your diary. We’ll be getting together 1pm-3pm (warning – we always overrun!) on Sunday 9 December. Our meetings are open free of charge to any guests who may be thinking of joining our team or purchasing the SU! Starter Kit. There’s no pressure to sign up – we’re not that kind of team – just a chance to find out more and get any questions you may have, answered. If you’d like to come along then please let me know so that we can make sure we have a make and take pack for you.

Sara xx