Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I Love What I do and my Six Month Plan!

When I returned from Leadership a couple of weeks ago, I felt such gratitude for so many things. I was thankful for my husband for allowing me the flexibility and support to be gone when I need to be. I was also very thankful for my loyal customers who have gotten me to where I am in the SU company. I decided to make them a little somthin' somthin' for their bags this month. You'll have to wait till the end of the post to see whats in that bucket! (Club girls- Spoiler alert! Please do not read to the very end!! ;-)

But, most of all, I was thankful for the fact that God has led me in the direction of SU. Growing up with a mother who was an artist, I've always been crafty. A friend in college introduced me to Scrapbooking and it became my main creative outlet. Later, after all the craziness of motherhood had arrived, a friend took me to a SU workshop. I immodestly recognized the uniqueness and high quality of all the SU goodies. I continued to go to SU workshops and stamp camps. At the same time, I had friends and co workers asking me to teach them how to do scrappy things. So, it was kind of a huge beacon pointing me in the right direction! And, I am so glad I joined SU.

It's been 2 1/2 years, and I love every second of it! I am exactly where I am supposed to be! I took a class at Leadership from Bonnie Thurber called "Making the Most of your Title." She had us write down our 6 month career plan. Wow! That was so powerful! To write it down made it feel like a real commitment! It has been such an inspiration! And, I have so far hit my goal for January and am on my way for February already! I thought I would take some time and share with you what it is I love so much about Stampin' Up...

So, with out further ado....

My Top 10 Reasons I Love Being a Stampin' Up Demonstrator:


#10- Silly and fun friends I have made along the way!
This is Krista Jensen and we just met at Leadership. She is a riot! She and my friend Erin Gonzales made Leadership feel like a Girls Weekend! I laughed so much my sides hurt!!

And this is part of the Hand Stamped Sentiments Design Team! Amazing talent, and fun as all get out!

I have to put these pictures in here. These are the shirts Erin scored for us by asking a guy on an elevator if she could have the ones he had in his hand! Thanks You Crew! So, here we are acting like crazy people!

Thanks Erin! I love my shirt!!!
#9- Traveling to Salt Lake City in the summer. It's so beautiful! And cool! It's HOT here in South Texas in July. I can't wait to go back this summer and I've even suggested to my hubby we make a family vaca out of it!

#7- Spending time with "old" FRIENDS! Sorry Tamie- We're not old! I had more fun with Tammie last summer than I could have imagined! She was the parent of one of my students many years ago and SU has helped us stay friends ever since! I'm so lucky to have such a supportive and fun SU friend!

#6- Being treated like a VIP. SU makes you feel important everywhere you go! They are amazing in the "Thoughtful" category!

#5- My artwork is celebrated! As an Artisan Finalist, some of my artwork was on display at convention. Pretty major accomplishment for me! Who knew I'd grow up to be an artist???
And again at Leadership I was made to feel so talented. Thanks SU!


#4- Teaching others to love art and creativity. Even middle schoolers- EEK! :-) I love to teach and SU allows me to grow even more as a teacher!


#3- Flash Mobs! Enough  said!! :-)
#2- Free Stuff, Prize Patrol, and Incentives! Who doesn't love a reward???

You can't even begin to imagine how exciting free Peals are until you get them your self! Woot! ;-)


#1- I can run my business MY WAY! Whether that means 1 workshop a month or 5 a month, I get to choose! Wouldn't be able to do it with out that flexibility! I do have a full time job and three kids! Yea, I need flexibility in order to succeeded in life!

Ok, so those are the top 10, but really, isn't it all about this:

Preserving memories like this is the reason I started paper crafting 15 years ago, and it's still the best and most important reason I do it. And, being a part of SU allows me some more flexibility financially to do fun things with these three crazy girls! I'm one lucky BLESSED girl!

So, my SIX month plan started in January. I set out to come up with a new Project Planner (currently in the works), reconnect with some of my down line (done!) and book a few extra workshops (done!) AND, on top of that, I was promoted today! woot! So, I'm ahead of schedule! And, more than half way to earning the Incentive Trip! Thank you Bonnie! I wouldn't have been as gung ho with the motivation had it not been for WRITING IT DOWN!!!

So, if your still here, and you think this looks like an amazing company- it is! I'm so excited about growing my downline and I feel so passionately about showing others how wonderful this company can be for their life. It really is what ever you want it to be! And, if you decide to give it a go during Sale A Bration, there is even a HUGE added bonus:


Please email me if you've got questions or want to hear more. If you know this is for you, you can sign up any time at my DBWS.


Ok, so you want to see the cute little gift I am giving my amazing group of customers this month?

SPOILER ALERT! LOOK AWAY IF YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN YOUR ORDER FROM ME YET!



Cute right!!?? The lipstick pens are from Dollar Tree! Are they not perfect for that SWAK stamp! I saw something similar on Stampin' Connection (sorry, can't remember who!) Thanks girls! Your so awesome!

Interested in ordering any of the supplies you see here? Order NOW! And, don't forget- It's Sale a Bration time! For every $50 you spend, earn 1 free item! Click below to shop!

10 comments:

  1. such an inspirational post Erica...you're well on your way, keep it up!

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  2. YOU are inspirational, and WAY TO GO on your PROMOTION!!! U ROCK SISTA!!!! I am so glad we are friends... so whose the chick in this relationship?? Hahah, JUST KIDDING!!! ;-)

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  3. Erica,
    I tried to watch your treat pouch video several times and after about 5 seconds, it just continues to scroll and won't play. Is it posted any where else? I tried to find it on YouTube but couldn't find it there.

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  4. Hey, look at that, your winning scrapbook page was right next to my winning card! (the pink one)

    Congrats - your page is gorgeous!
    Cindy

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  5. Hi Erica - I loved reading your post here. Congratulations on your promotion. I didn't attend leadershIp, so missed saying hi again. I met you and Tammie last year at convention while we were sitting on the stairs waiting for the bus to go out to Riverton. Wishing you continued stampin' success.

    Wendie from New Mexico

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  6. Thanks for sharing your pics from leadership. Wish I could've been there. Great idea for your gifts. Now I have to add those lips to my next order. Too cute!

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  7. What a cute idea!! I must get my butt off this computer now and make something for my fab customers. My order just came in today....gotta get bagging. Thanks for the inspiration!! SWAK right back at ya!!!

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  8. What an inspirational post!! You go girl!!

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  9. Have been following your blog for awhile now and just want to say that I so enjoy your talents !!! As I scrolled down your ten reasons, I teared up as I approached the last--I knew it would be your beautiful girls!!!! Here's to you in living your life and sharing it with all of us. Blessings to you as you continue to build your business your way:)

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  10. I love this post. Would you be interested in coming early to convention to teach at our stamp camp? istmpnv@aol.com sherrill graff Late Night Stamper
    We teach july 16th and 17th from 7am to 1pm then we feed the instructors lunch on us.

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