Sunday, July 18, 2010

Enter my Raffle to Win My Digital Studio!!

I am holding a raffle for YOU, yes YOU to win My Digital Studio!  Exciting huh! Beginning ... NOW!!
I LOVE, love, LOVE My Digital Studio.  I create albums, scrapbook pages, cards, email invites, flyers for my Stampin' Up biz. I love to play on it and see what I can create!  Very fun!

My Digital Studio comes pre-loaded with over 2000 elements and of course, you can later, (or sooner) download more stamps, papers, ribbons, punches, and emblishments - that are all inexpensive. They range from $.95 to under $15 - for a ton of options. 

I am a My Digital Studio Certified Demonstrator too - MEANING - I am trained to help you learn the program - so should have any questions, I can help answer them!

So I know, you are chopping at the bit to find out how to win My Digital Studio... Here's how...
Email me your favorite things you LOVE about Stampin' Up! = 1 Ticket
Place a $20 order = 2 tickets
Place a $50 order = 4 tickets
Hold a workshop = 5 tickets
Place a $100 order = 7 tickets
Become a Demonstrator = 20 tickets

(all order prices are considered before shipping and taxes)

The winner will be drawn at random October 1, 2010
Oh and looksie - here's a sample of something you can do with My Digital Studio. Of course - you can't wait to see if you win , or want more info about My Digital Studio... contact me!!
  (Click to enlarge the photo)

(This Raffle is not open to current Stampin' Up Demonstrators - Sorry.)

So Go NOW, place our orders, set up your workshops, email me, galore, and become a demonstrator and lets see who wins!!

Scrap Sistaz Scrapbook Retreat - Vendor Follow-Up

Yesterday, was my first opportunity to set up as a vendor at a Scrapbook Retreat hosted by Scrap Sistaz. It was held at the Sheraton Resort at Wild Horse Pass - a GORGEOUS resort on the Gila Indian reservation, just south of town.  I got a little lost finding it.  I assumed, it was the hotel right by the main casino. NOPE, luckily, a nice lady saw me struggling with my stuff and told me I was in the wrong place.  It was a just a bit further down the road and I would have NEVER guessed it was there.  

I brought my stuff, got it all set up - and forgot to take a picture. D'OH! I brought my laptop - so that I could show off My Digitial Studio, and my Big Shot, a CUTE make-n-take bookmark all the catalogs. I made "new catalog survival kits" (they have post-it notes, a pen, a wish list, my business card and chocolate in it) I had all the promotional flyers and of course I brought Chocolate.

My table was next to the FUNNEST woman, Bernadette, a jewelry designer. We had so much fun between customers, covering each others tables when it was time for a potty break. She is incredible!  We decided that if we do another one of these retreats, we just have to be Table buddies again!
My experience business-wise, was an interesting one.  I'm chalking a lot up to learning - since I do have a lot to learn.  I gained a few new contacts and had a few sales. I'm already thinking of things to do different/better next time - and I have a ton of questions for my upline and things I need to double check in the Demo Manual. But I had a good time, had a few sales, and I'm learning a lot.  I made some great contacts and made new friends. 

Sounds like a good day to me!

(here's a picture of my cute little bookmark make n take)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Birthday Decor - not Stampin' Up. (am I bad??)

So, this has NOTHING to do with stamping, but it is crafty so I'm posting this. I love it.  One of my sons is turning 6 tomorrow,  another is 3 on the 16, my hubby's birthday on the 25 - so July is a big birthday month for our family  I was shown a cute Balloon Wreath on the internet and was asked for a church activity to make it for ahem...research. (such difficult research I tell you!) I needed to  time it how long it took to make, price it, those sort of things (about an hour and about $15)
The instructions on the site were super helpful... except, I didn't know which sized wreath to get... so I ended up buying a 14 inch wreath... which was too big. SO I needed more balloons. (my sister saved the day, having left over balloons from a recent party)  S0 - I would recommend getting a 10-12 inch wreath.  That way you can really pack in the balloons tighter!

Here is my finished product (sorry for my dusty door - Living in AZ - its a never winning battle!)