I love Stampin’ Up! for so many reasons: the great products... the beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, and gifts I can create... the friendships I have found by demonstrating and sharing what I love with others... etc.!
In February of 2000 I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I got the starter kit just so I could get a discount on what I was already buying. But a lot has changed in those twenty plus years... I'm living my dream! I have a successful, home-based business that introduces me to so many wonderful people, gives me opportunities to travel to Stampin' Up! sponsored events, rewards me (if I meet the requirements) with products, recognition, cash, trips, and allows me to set my own schedule so I can be an at-home mom to my boys, Nicholas (18) and Luke (almost 17). Stampin' Up! is a strong, successful company with integrity and morals that encourages us to put family first. It's my job, but I'm so passionate about sharing with others that I don't feel like it's a job.
Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is so rewarding. I LOVE teaching people how to take stamps, papers, inks and embellishments to create works of art. I really get a kick out of helping my stampers create that perfect card, set of pages or gift for their special occasion. And it's fun to see that gleam in their eye when they make something they didn't originally think they could.
Some even join my Stampers With ART community (my team of demonstrators) to feed their hobby and passion a bit more. My group is filled with wonderful people - some who have have turned this into a business themselves! And we have a great time sharing our passion and enjoying all the perks that only demonstrators can get.
As you can see on my website (www.StampYourArtOut.com), I'm also an scrapbooker. I share new page ideas from time to time and occasionally share mini album ideas.
I offer weekly online paper crafting classes that are free to view on YouTube and/or Facebook. I do these live online classes Wednesdays at 11 AM Central time. I also offer tutorials/video class bundles AND limited time classes-to-go from time to time for those that want to purchase these special tutorials that are paired up with select products & pre-cut/prepped supplies.
Another passion of mine is "thinking outside the box" - as in the Paper Pumpkin box. I LOVE the challenge of coming up with alternate ideas using the contents of Stampin' Up!'s monthly "box of creativity in the mail" program, Paper Pumpkin. I even create videos where I share how to make many of these projects. (You may have noticed some of my Youtube videos floating around on Pinterest.)
Being able to be at home with my kids AND help provide for my family was what I had always hoped for. But my business has provided me WAY more than that. In November 2023 I earned my 18th Incentive Trip (an all-inclusive resort vacation in the Mexican Caribbean)!! Less than 1% of all demonstrators earn the incentive trip each year. So this is something I worked hard to earn.
Besides 18 incentive trips, I've also achieved rewards for my rankings...I placed in the top 100 US Demonstrators of the Year in 2013 and in 2015 (one of the top honors at that time) which included an all-expenses-paid, pampering vacation. Then in November 2016 when the compensation plan change and went worldwide, I was so surprised to find out that I made GLOBAL TOP 100. I was recognized in the Global Top 100 in November of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 as well. That global ranking ceased the following year, but I was still among the top in the US in both 2021, 2022 and 2023. In fact in November of 2022 I found out that I reached my highest rankings ever - #6 overall in the US!!! I am also proud to say that I reached a huge sales milestone on May 4, 2021...my 1 million sales. And for this I was awarded a special million sales retreat that I attended in March of 2022. I also was able to help design a stamp set in my name...Layering Leaves (#121677) was released May 2023 in the 2023-24 Annual Catalog.
Stampin’ Up! has top-of-the-line, quality products that sell themselves. So really I get paid to play!
If you want more information about our products, my classes, my newsletters, my clubs, monthly specials, earning free products through our Stampin' Rewards program and/or my Loyalty Rewards program, and/or about the unique opportunities you could have as a demonstrator, give me a call or send me an email.
Stamp Your Art Out!
Visit my blog for new ideas posted almost daily: www.stampyourartout.com
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