Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Last Chance for Buy Three Get one Free Stampin' Up! Special

Such a good Deal and the last day to take advantage of it.  Just think you can order all those great new Designer Series Paper you want and get one for free.  Use the Mystery Hostess Code of  9ZAJAA7X  for your chance to win the Hostess Rewards.

Head over to my Stampin' Up! site http://marytrautner.stampinup.net to get your order in now.


Don't forget the Mystery Hostess for this month. It is up to $25 so far.
Just use the Hostess Code 9ZAJAA7X and you will be entered into the drawing.
Mystery Host code  9ZAJAA7X is good till July 31 and the winner will be announce August 1. The winner will choose Stampin'Up! products of their choice. To be entered in the drawing you need to enter the code.  The big question where do you enter the code when you are on the page of your shopping bag on the left bottom side you will see at the bottom where it say "Special Offer" the box that say "Do you have a hostess code"  Look like this
Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:

 that is where you will enter  9ZAJAA7X in that box let me know if you have any question and good luck to everyone that will participate. 



Happy Stamping
Mary

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - More of July's Paper Pumpkin

Good Morning and Welcome to Tips & Techniques Tuesday.
Today's video will bring you the rest of July's Paper Pumpkin.  Paper Pumpkin this month was really fun  I enjoyed it and you may see even more on There's a Card Thursday.  This month it was making pennant banners, you could use them on a cake for a party, decorating a door for a special day or a lot of other neat ideas.


I have also seen cards using the banners and letters.  We will see something like that on Thursday so stay tuned.
This is a great time to get Paper Pumpkin as Stampin' Up! is having a great special! 
From now through August 31, 2013, new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin for only $10 a month for the first two months!*. 
 So Order your Monthly Paper Pumpkin Kit just click here to order.  In Fact I love the Paper Pumpkin so much that for the first person to order Paper Pumpkin with me as their demonstrator, using the special code I will send you one of the Paper Pumpkin Try it kits.

Hope you like the video Here it goes.




Don't forget the Mystery Hostess
Mystery Host code  9ZAJAA7X is good till July 31 and the winner will be announce August 1.  The winner will choose so far $25 of Stampin'Up! products of their choice. To be entered in the drawing you need to enter the code.  The big question where do you enter the code when you are on the page of your shopping bag on the left bottom side you will see at the bottom where it say "Special Offer" the box that say "Do you have a hostess code"  Look like this
Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:

 that is where you will enter  9ZAJAA7X in that box let me know if you have any question and good luck to everyone that will participate. 

Happy Stamping
Mary

Monday, July 29, 2013

Grandma's Rocking Chair - July 28, 2013 - Card Stock Weight



Grandma's Rocking Chair Question of the Day - What does the 80 Lbs Refer to on Card Stock
Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock

Card Stock and even regular paper comes in different weights.  Regular paper (copier paper) is called Text Weight and Card Stock comes in Cover Weight.  It usually is the weight of 500 pages.  So 500 pages of a 80 Weight would be 80 Lbs.  500 pages of a 40 Weight would be 40 lbs. Within each scale, the weight of the paper is indicated by a number, for example, 80 lb cover, or 80 lb text. The higher the number, the heavier, and usually thicker, the paper. Now it again gets confusing as Text and Cover are also based on the measure meant of the size of the original paper it is cut from. Text is based on a 25 x 28 sheet of paper, Cover is based on 24 x 36.
It is important to note that text and cover weight scales are completely separate, unrelated scales. For example, an 80 pound text weight sheet is much lighter and thinner than an 80 pound cover weight sheet, even though they are both 80 lb sheets.
So the higher the number the heavier the Card stock.

I know I probably confused you even more.  Stampin' Up! Card Stock is 80 lbs.  I like it as it is thicker or heavier than those you get at those other stores.  I find it holds up a lot better when creating cards and I love it for backing on Scrapbook pages.  You can stand a card up and it will not fall down.  I find it easier to make folds that stay and don't rip.

Hope that all  helps you.

If you have a stamping or paper craft question please leave a comment or e-mail me at nuhddad @ gmail.com (remove the spaces around the @).

Don't forget the Mystery Hostess for this month. It is up to $25.
Just use the Hostess Code 9ZAJAA7X and you will be entered into the drawing.

Mystery Host code  9ZAJAA7X is good till July 31 and the winner will be announce August 1. The winner will choose Stampin'Up! products of their choice. To be entered in the drawing you need to enter the code.  The big question where do you enter the code when you are on the page of your shopping bag on the left bottom side you will see at the bottom where it say "Special Offer" the box that say "Do you have a hostess code"  Look like this
Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:

 that is where you will enter  9ZAJAA7X in that box let me know if you have any question and good luck to everyone that will participate. 

Happy Stamping
Mary

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Colorful Saturday Challenge - July 27, 2013

Every Saturday I will choose a Color Combo from either the Annual Catalog or the current mini catalog.  I will make two cards or projects using that color combination. I then challenge you to make at least one card or project using that color combo and post a link in the comments section to either your blog post on the challenge or your pinterest photo.  A random winner will be chosen each Friday and announced on the next Saturday Challenge.  The winner will receive a goodie bag or a set of note cards.  We did not have any entries last week.  So the prize goes unclaimed. Enter this week to win.

Today's Challenge is using Baked Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler.  I didn't know if I liked Baked Brown Sugar until I started using it for this Challenge now I rather like it.  Of Course I love Cherry Cobbler, just the name makes my mouth water.  This color Combo comes from the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog, page 19.


Here goes my samples hope to see yours soon.


Never to early to get your Christmas cards started.  This one I copied from the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog.  I will be using this card for my October Christmas Card Class as I have to order more Baked Brown Sugar.
Holly Jolly Christmas
Stampin’ Up!
Supplies: Stamp Set – A Banner Christmas (Clear 130255, $16.95); Cardstock – Baked Brown Sugar 8 ½ x 5 ½, (131296, $6.95), Whisper White 3 ¼ x 2 (100730, $8.50); Ink – Baked Brown Sugar (131174, $5.95), Old Olive (126953, $5.95), Cherry Cobbler (126966, $5.95); Designer Series Paper – Season of Style 3 ¼ x 3 ¾ (132340, $10.95); Accessories – Glue Dots (103683, $4.95), Big Shot (113439, $99.95), Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (132174, 47.95), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049, $11.95).


OK this card is also doing double duty.  I love Cycle Celebration and my first stamp set for my new Stamping by Mail Class.  Watch out August 1 for more details.  But a heads up for a fee you get a Stamp Set, 3 fully made cards, Enough cardstock etc to make your own 3 cards, directions and maybe  a video.   This is just one of the three cards for the August Class.

Cycle Celebration
Mary Trautner

Supplies: Stamp Set – Cycle Celebration (Clear 130273- $16.95); Cardstock – Baked Brown Sugar 8 ½ x 5 ½, Scrap, (131296, $6.95), Whisper White 3 ¼ x 4 (100730, $8.50) Cherry Cobbler 4 ½ x 4 (119685, $6.95); Ink – Baked Brown Sugar (131174, $5.95), Cherry Cobbler (126966, $5.95); Designer Series Paper – Season of Style 4 x 2 ¼  (132340, $10.95); Accessories – ½ Seam Binding Cherry Cobbler (120992, $6.95), 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon Old Olive (119256, $5.95), Stampin’ Dimensionals ( 104430, $3.95), Glue Dots (103683, $4.95), Stamping Sponges (101610, $3.50), Decorative Label Punch (120907, $16.95), ¾ circle Punch (119873, $12.95), 3/16 Corner Rounder Punch (119871, $6.95), Big Shot (113439, $99.95), Chevron Embossing Folder (127749, $7.95).

Remember to provide a link to your entry in the comments.



 Don't forget the Mystery Hostess for this month.
Just use the Hostess Code 9ZAJAA7X and you will be entered into the drawing.
Mystery Host code  9ZAJAA7X is good till July 31 and the winner will be announce August 1. The winner will choose Stampin'Up! products of their choice. To be entered in the drawing you need to enter the code.  The big question where do you enter the code when you are on the page of your shopping bag on the left bottom side you will see at the bottom where it say "Special Offer" the box that say "Do you have a hostess code"  Look like this
Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:

 that is where you will enter  9ZAJAA7X in that box let me know if you have any question and good luck to everyone that will participate. 


Happy Stamping
Mary

More Stampin' Up! Convention Boards

Good Morning,
It is a Beautiful Day here in Cheyenne.  Had a real nasty hail storm yesterday and all the leaves are laying on the ground looks like fall.  The truck got some dings but not many, but the roof took a pretty bad beating we will have to see about that one.

So I thought I would start the day off with some more photos I took at Convention.










JOIN MY TEAM
I had so much fun at convention this year that I would like some more company next year. So I am having a give away.  I will pay half of your Convention registration for next years convention.  Here is how it works.
You will get one ticket if you are on my team.
You will get one ticket if you join my team from now until the End of February.
You will get three tickets if you promote - go from Associate to Senior Associate, Senior Associate to Supervisor, Supervisor to Senior Supervisor, Senior Supervisor to Manager etc.
If you recruit you will get two tickets for each recruit.
The week before Convention Registration begins I will draw the winner.  I will then pay you 1/2 of the convention registration once you register.  If I get 20 new Recruits I will pay your entire registration.
You also can share my room at convention. Depending upon how many we have in the room it is usually split 2 -4 ways. 

So now is the time with the great recruiting special join and get a free Simply Created Kit and also a chance to win half the convention registration cost. No Matter the Reason, to get $125 of Merchandise for only $99, you want to share the experience and fun with someone, You want to make a little bit of extra money. Now is the time to join. Check this out to see why I am a demo. http://marysstampinghappenings.blogspot.com/2013/07/grandmas-rocking-chair-july-21-2013-why.html

Happy Stamping
Mary


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention Sample Boards Some More great ideas.

Good Afternoon,
Here are some more of the samples we got to see at the convention.  Just getting to see these are worth going to the convention, let alone the free stamp sets, the classes, make and takes, talking to other demos etc.  I really love convention.  Would you like to go to Convention?  Check out my Special.
JOIN MY TEAM
I had so much fun at convention this year that I would like some more company next year. So I am having a give away.  I will pay half of your Convention registration for next years convention.  Here is how it works.
You will get one ticket if you are on my team.
You will get one ticket if you join my team from now until the End of February.
You will get three tickets if you promote - go from Associate to Senior Associate, Senior Associate to Supervisor, Supervisor to Senior Supervisor, Senior Supervisor to Manager etc.
If you recruit you will get two tickets for each recruit.
The week before Convention Registration begins, I will draw the winner.  I will then pay you 1/2 of the convention registration once you register.  If I get 20 new Recruits I will pay your entire registration.
You also can share my room at convention. Depending upon how many we have in the room it is usually split 2 -4 ways. 


So now is the time with the great recruiting special join and get a free Simply Created Kit and also a chance to win half the convention registration cost. No Matter the Reason, to get $125 of Merchandise for only $99, you want to share the experience and fun with someone, You want to make a little bit of extra money. Now is the time to join. Check this out to see why I am a demo. http://marysstampinghappenings.blogspot.com/2013/07/grandmas-rocking-chair-july-21-2013-why.html

Here are the samples.


















Don't forget the Mystery Hostess for this month, it is up to $25 so far.
Just use the Hostess Code 9ZAJAA7X and you will be entered into the drawing.
Mystery Host code  9ZAJAA7X is good till July 31 and the winner will be announce August 1. The winner will choose Stampin'Up! products of their choice. To be entered in the drawing you need to enter the code.  The big question where do you enter the code when you are on the page of your shopping bag on the left bottom side you will see at the bottom where it say "Special Offer" the box that say "Do you have a hostess code"  Look like this
Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:

 that is where you will enter  9ZAJAA7X in that box let me know if you have any question and good luck to everyone that will participate


  I will up load more this weekend. Hope you enjoyed them as much as I have.
Happy Stamping
Mary

There's A Card Thursday - Still using June's My Paper Pumpkin

Good Morning,
Welcome to There's A Card Thursday.
Today I am using June's Paper Pumpkin to make a different card from the one in the kit.

Remember the Special for paper Pumpkin. 

NEW PAPER PUMPKIN CUSTOMERS SAVE WITH A PROMO CODE!
At convention Shelli announced an exciting Paper Pumpkin offer! If you haven't heard about it already, it's sure to knock your  socks off!
From now through August 31, 2013, new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin for only $10 a month for the first two months!*. 

 So Order your Monthly Paper Pumpkin Kit just click here to order

Here is this Video for Today. Hope you enjoy it.


Also remember:
Mystery Host code  9ZAJAA7X is good till July 31 and the winner will be announce August 1.  The winner will choose so far $25 of Stampin'Up! products of their choice. To be entered in the drawing you need to enter the code.  The big question where do you enter the code when you are on the page of your shopping bag on the left bottom side you will see at the bottom where it say "Special Offer" the box that say "Do you have a hostess code"  Look like this
Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:

 that is where you will enter  9ZAJAA7X in that box let me know if you have any question and good luck to everyone that will participate. 

Happy Stamping
Mary

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Would you like to go to Stampin' Up! Convention Next Year?




JOIN MY TEAM
I had so much fun at convention this year that I would like some more company next year. So I am having a give away.  I will pay half of your Convention registration for next years convention.  Here is how it works.
You will get one ticket if you are on my team.
You will get one ticket if you join my team from now until the End of February.
You will get three tickets if you promote - go from Associate to Senior Associate, Senior Associate to Supervisor, Supervisor to Senior Supervisor, Senior Supervisor to Manager etc.
If you recruit you will get two tickets for each recruit.
The week before Convention Registration begins I will draw the winner.  I will then pay you 1/2 of the convention registration once you register.  If I get 20 new Recruits I will pay your entire registration.
You also can share my room at convention. Depending upon how many we have in the room it is usually split 2 -4 ways. 


So now is the time with the great recruiting special join and get a free Simply Created Kit and also a chance to win half the convention registration cost. No Matter the Reason, to get $125 of Merchandise for only $99, you want to share the experience and fun with someone, You want to make a little bit of extra money. Now is the time to join. Check this out to see why I am a demo. http://marysstampinghappenings.blogspot.com/2013/07/grandmas-rocking-chair-july-21-2013-why.html

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - Stampin' Up! July Paper Pumpkin Round 1

Good Morning, 
July's Paper Pumpkin came while I was at Leadership and since there is a great Special going for my Paper Pumpkin thought I would have a few Paper Pumpkin Videos.


I just did a quick one today on making the small banner that comes in this months kit, Next week I will do the other banner.

Here is the Video Hope you like it.


NEW PAPER PUMPKIN CUSTOMERS SAVE WITH A PROMO CODE!
At convention Shelli announced an exciting Paper Pumpkin offer! If you haven't heard about it already, it's sure to knock your  socks off!
From now through August 31, 2013, new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin for only $10 a month for the first two months!*. 
 So Order your Monthly Paper Pumpkin Kit just click here to order

Don't forget the Mystery Hostess for this month.
Just use the Hostess Code 9ZAJAA7X and you will be entered into the drawing.
Mystery Host code  9ZAJAA7X is good till July 31 and the winner will be announce August 1. The winner will choose Stampin'Up! products of their choice. To be entered in the drawing you need to enter the code.  The big question where do you enter the code when you are on the page of your shopping bag on the left bottom side you will see at the bottom where it say "Special Offer" the box that say "Do you have a hostess code"  Look like this
Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:

 that is where you will enter  9ZAJAA7X in that box let me know if you have any question and good luck to everyone that will participate. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention Round Up

Good Morning,
I am back home after a great convention and I am feeling great - it always helps to sleep in your own bed.  I thought I would try and do a round up of everything that happened at convention and all the things new and exciting coming up.  Hopefully I can remember everything.
NEW STUFF
1.  New Thinlit Dies coming to make Movable cards.



They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.
Item
Description
Price
133479
Label Card Thinlits Die
$32.95
133480
Circle Card Thinlits Die
$32.95

Available August 1, 2013

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)

2. Undefined - Make your own Stamps.

Intrigued? We know you want to get your hands on the kit and start carving your own masterpieces. Here are the item numbers you'll need (we suggest adding a refill kit on your first order . . . trust us, you're gonna want it).
Item #
Description
Price
133402
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
$19.95
134808
Undefined Refill Kit
$9.95
124236
Clear-Mount Cling Foam*
$10.95
*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.
Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates
Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet
Express your personality, thoughts, feelings, etc. with a stamp you've carved all on your own! We know you'll rave a "look what I made!" moment.
We'd love to see what you make with your kit. Please e-mail us a photo of your creations and any projects you make with your carved stamps to undefined@stampinup.com so we can pin your photos to our Undefined Pinterest board!

Available July 19, 2013.
Here is a video on Undefined


3. Envelope Punch Board - Make 66 Different size Envelopes. From small ones to large ones.  Unknown when this will be ready but hope soon.  Will let you all know when you can order and when I can show you a photo.

4. Everyday Occasion Card kit - Sorry I can't tell you more as I forgot it.  I know it makes 20 cards when it will be available I can't tell you, how much I can't tell you.  Will let you know when I find out.


SPECIALS
4. NEW PAPER PUMPKIN CUSTOMERS SAVE WITH A PROMO CODE!
At convention Shelli announced an exciting Paper Pumpkin offer! If you haven't heard about it already, it's sure to knock your  socks off!
From now through August 31, 2013, new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin for only $10 a month for the first two months!*. 
 So Order your Monthly Paper Pumpkin Kit just click here to order

ANNOUNCEMENTS
5.  Leadership this year will be in Houston Jan 9 -11 2014.  Would you like to go.  Join my Team. Learn more Click Here

6. Get Away weekend will be in Washington DC for those demos that earn it this year. Join my team to start earning your free trip. Learn more Click Here

7.  Grand Vacation is to Hawaii.  All Demos have a chance to earn this free trip from Stampin' Up! Join my team to start earning yours. Learn More Click Here

 8. Changes to On-Line Ordering 
EXCITING CHANGES TO ONLINE ORDERINGOn Saturday at Convention, Amy Swartz made an exciting announcement about Stampin' Rewards: starting Tuesday, July 23 at noon (MT), any customer placing an online order with a demonstrator will qualify for Stampin' Rewards! Until now, customers needed to order through my demonstrator DBWS to receive Stampin' Rewards, but no longer. You can shop through your DBWS online store, directly on stampinup.com, through Google Catalogs, or even through Stampin' Up!'s new interactive features in the holiday catalog-any of these orders will now be treated equally. Remember to choose me Mary Trautner for you demonstrator though.


9. World Record - Stampin' Up! and the Demonstrators that attended the Convention will be in the Guinness Book of World Records by mailing 2984 cards at one time from one location.  It was fun.

10. In with You Contest. This competition allows demonstrators to help Stampin' Up! design and choose new stamp sets. It began with an employee challenge, won by Emily Montoya with her adorable Spread the Joy Stamp Set--available now for purchase through January 2, 2014. (Convention attendees save 15 percent on this set through August 15!) Doris Denman won our first public challenge with the Halloween-themed Monstermaniacs Stamp Set, which will be available sometime in September.

11. Heart of Stampin' Up! Award went to Susy Miller.

That is just about it and wraps up the convention.  I loved it and will be posting more photos on my Pinterest Account MarysStamping .  I will be having a great contest announced shortly where you will be able to win half off the convention registration for next year so you can also go and enjoy the great time.

Don't forget the Mystery Hostess for this month.
Just use the Hostess Code 9ZAJAA7X and you will be entered into the drawing.

Mystery Host code  9ZAJAA7X is good till July 31 and the winner will be announce August 1. The winner will choose Stampin'Up! products of their choice. To be entered in the drawing you need to enter the code.  The big question where do you enter the code when you are on the page of your shopping bag on the left bottom side you will see at the bottom where it say "Special Offer" the box that say "Do you have a hostess code"  Look like this
Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:

 that is where you will enter  9ZAJAA7X in that box let me know if you have any question and good luck to everyone that will participate. 

Happy Stamping
Mary


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Grandma's Rocking Chair - July 21, 2013 Why a Demonstrator

Grandma's Rocking chair Question for Today: Why did you want to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

This week at the Stampin' Up! convention this was one of the questions you heard a lot, along with where are you from.  I think other Demonstrators want to figure out why others become demonstrators. It is also one of the questions I ask and I find that the answers vary a great deal.  When someone is interested in becoming a Demonstrator under me  it is a question I usually ask and one they usually ask me. So I thought today I would share why I became a Demonstrator and now why I continue to be a demonstrator.

Once upon a time, a long time ago I used to do crafting. I loved to try many different crafts.  I was a craft a year person.  One year everyone got handmade afghans, one year cross stitch, one year ceramic, etc.  You all know what I mean.  I loved doing something new and different.  Then along came Kayla and a lot of my crafting was geared to baby and then to small girls, When Meigan came along it was hard to craft major projects, so I was a girls Scout leader with Kayla and then with Meigan and I got my hit of crafting that way.

Well about 10 years ago my neighbor Dee invited me to a Stampin' Up! party and I fell in love with stamping.  I was not a scrapbooker though I was in the middle of making my mother a huge and I mean huge Scrapbook for her 75th Birthday (100 pages) so stamping also helped there.  Well I went to one party and ordered a bunch of things (took me days to find out how to open my stamp pads) once I started I couldn't stop.  There were so many things I could do with paper, ink and stamps that I was back on creating and crafting something different not every year but every month.  Stampin' Up had a special going on, join and you would get a free family of ink pads so I joined not just because of the ink pads but also I heard that demos got 20% off there orders.  I love saving money and I knew I was going to be spending money on this craft so why not get a discount.  I was working full time at a good job so I was not expecting to make money or even do a business.  I held one or two workshops a year and I always bought my minimums.  I loved getting to see the new catalog and products before anyone else and getting to be in the know.

Then I realized something I loved to teach Stamping.  I mean I loved it.  I liked the social interaction of all my friends learning something new.  I liked finding new things that they could do.  At first my cards were crud and awkward, I look back at them and think boy that wasn't very good.  But I sent the cards and had the classes and I learned along with the folks I was teaching.  I was having a great time.  I went to Stampin' Up! conventions and learned about the business side but thought I am just a hobby Demo, don't really want to make money, don't really need to make money, I just love what I do. It was a stress reliever from work and from the stresses of two pre-teen and teen girls. Then Last year I retired from my Government job and what happened I had a lot of time to do my crafts.  Thought about it a lot and decided to ramp up my business.  So I started slowly by adding a few classes a month.  Then I started my blogging, facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and my Social media presence took off.

So what am I doing now and why.  I am still a Demo and may always be a demo, but I am moving away from being a hobby demo to being what we call a business Demo.  After Convention and finding out that the Grand Vacation that we can earn this year is to Hawaii, I think I really want to step it up and try to make that vacation.  Don and I wanted to go for our 25th Anniversary this year but just can't afford it, so I think why not earn it.  So I will be trying a few new things this year and offering a few incentives to my customers and kicking it up a notch.

So the reason I am a Demo has changed over the years (9) that I have been a demo from just wanting the 20% discount, to teaching, to earning an incentive.

So if you are thinking that you don't want to be a business Demo but just want to save that money, it is OK to get that demo kit and pay $99 for $125 worth of merchandise and then keep buying at the 20% off.  Or if you want to try and earn that paid vacation to Hawaii that is OK also.  Or if you just want to share something you love you can do that to.  I think there are as many reasons people join Stampin' Up! as there are Demonstrators. If you want to know more I would be happy to talk to you about it. or visit Join the fun page here on the blog, or click here to find out about all the things that you can about being a demo.

If you have a stamping or paper craft question please leave a comment or e-mail me at nuhddad @ gmail.com (remove the spaces around the @).

Don't forget the Mystery Hostess for this month.
Just use the Hostess Code 9ZAJAA7X and you will be entered into the drawing.

Mystery Host code  9ZAJAA7X is good till July 31 and the winner will be announce August 1. The winner will choose Stampin'Up! products of their choice. To be entered in the drawing you need to enter the code.  The big question where do you enter the code when you are on the page of your shopping bag on the left bottom side you will see at the bottom where it say "Special Offer" the box that say "Do you have a hostess code"  Look like this
Do you have a hostess code? Enter it here and click Apply:

 that is where you will enter  9ZAJAA7X in that box let me know if you have any question and good luck to everyone that will participate. 

Happy stamping
Mary