Monday, March 22, 2010

My Why

Stampin' Up! is a wonderful company to represent. They are always providing new ways for us to learn how to better serve our customers and support fellow demonstrators. Their latest is the "Recruit Crew". It is a group of demonstrators with between 1 and 6 downline currently active. SU! is giving us steps and projects to work on, in the hopes we will better be able to recruit new demonstrators to expand our own business. But more inportantly provide us with the help to support and train our new downlines.
The training for us lasts for 4 months. We got our first set of tasks not too long ago. One of the things SU! asked us to do was define why we joined recruit crew and make a visual representation of our reason. The page you see above is my reason for joining "Recruit Crew". I made my representation with My Digital Studio.

I have been a demonstrator for a little over 4 years now. I want to expand my business and share my love for stamping with SU! with more people. That includes recruiting more demonstrators to be a part of my group. My goal is to recruit 3 new people by the end of the training for recruit crew. I also want to be able to provide those new demonstrators with the support they need to become "Rising Stars" in our company. A title given to new demonstrators with particular achievements in the first year. I want to Recruit, Build and Support my new downline, so we can Inspire, Create & Share Stampin' Up! with others, in order to Promote, Succeed & Bond in our business.

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, please contact me today for more information on becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I will be more than happy to answer all the questions you have about this great company.

Sign up before the end of March and receive a 15% discount off the Starter Kit. You can also select an additional stamp set (up to $47.95 value) of your choice.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mounting Stamps

I have been asked a few times recently to help mount stamps. Here is the process I use to mount my stamps.

The stamps come with 3 parts. The rubber, the stickers and the wood blocks.
The rubber on all current Stampin' Up! stamps come die cut. You simply punch them out of the rubber sheet. I start by arranging them on the wood blocks to be sure they all fit. Sometimes there are similar size blocks and stamps. By arranging them onto the wood first, you can be sure they will all fit before taking the protective backing off.
Then I attach all the stickers. Be sure the stickers go in the direction that the image fits best.Next I hold the block in my left hand (image side up) and the rubber in my right hand (image side up). Turn the rubber so it is a mirror image of the sticker. Sometimes you have to rotate the rubber so it mirrors the sticker image.Next I turn the block over (keeping the top the top and the bottom the bottom--I twist so the sides are now opposite) and place the rubber on the block.
When you are all done, there is a sticker label to put on the side of the clam shell box. I put mine on the left end so they stack neatly on my shelf. Some people put the label sticker on the spine so they can stand them up like books. It depends on your storage space.
OOPS! What do I do if I put my stamp on the wrong way? Do not panic. You can place the stamp in your microwave for 5-10 seconds to loosen the glue. Do this one at a time. Heat the stamp, peal and restick the rubber. This gives you the best chance of the glue sticking. If the glue becomes worn and won't restick you can use a little bit of Crystal Effects (found in the accessory section of the catalog) to glue the rubber back to the block.