OK - I think I fell into a time warp last week - I can't believe it's been over a week since I posted! It has definately been whirl wind around here - especially on the weekend. In true Tamara fashion I bit off WAY more than I could chew ... but chew I did an eventually managed to get 'er all done!
The highlight of the last week had to be yesterday. For those of you who aren't on my e-mail list ... yesterday I officially earned the Stampin' Up! Getaway vacation for two. I am just so over-the-top excited and can't STAND it!!! I was actually fairly emotional about it yestereday which I found very odd. I've know that I WOULD earn it ... it was just a matter of placing a few more orders .. but when I finally placed the order yesterday ... the one that put me over the finish line I almost burst into tears! I just can't thank my customers, friends and family enough for their support, encouragement and orders! This has been an amazing year for me business wise. The success I have achieved has filtered into every other aspect of my life - I'm more confident, driven and happy! My "work" is fun - I get to make money "playing" with my craft toys ... and then I get to have parties with friends! My Club-Girls generally start off as customers but after a few classes together truly do turn into friends - I don't have to "work" when they come over to craft - I"m just myself and we all have a good time. Don't get me wrong - having a home-based business isn't ALL fun! There are days where I don't have a creative ounce of energy but HAVE to come up with a project - or the days when I HAVE to do the paperwork or HAVE to assemble all the marketing material. Those days are few and far between, however and I fell VERY blessed to be able to do what I do. Every now abd then I get the urge to get a job outside of the home - but really, the cost of child care, gas, lunches out and everything else that goes with it just doesn't make financial sense.
I know most of you who read my blog are already demonstrators - but those of you who aren't ... and are looking for a way to make a little (or a lot!) of money in your "spare" time you really should give this business a try. Buy the Starter Kit. It's only $125. If you decide the "business" isn't for you then don't do it - you still get a smokin' good deal on the kit and you have some great craft supplies at a low price. But just think ... what if the "business" IS for you? Well ... then you will be one of the lucky ones - like me - and find yourself being pampered on an all expense paid trip for two to some exotic destination. And heck - we could hang out together ;)
Right! Enough babbling on for this post - let's see some projects!
First up is a quick and easy card I put together for my party Sunday afternoon (shout out to Sheila D - thanks again for havingt me Sheila - I really had a great time!)
Next up is one I WANTED to have for Sheila's party but I realized after stamping the image 5 times it might not be a great card to make at a party ... with first time stampers *lol*. I think my Club-Girls can handle it, though ... so we might make a version of it Friday ... but with Crystal Clear embossing for the lid rather than the Espresso ink:
Next is a card I made today - I actually preferred it before I sprayed it with my Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz ... I love the rest of it though. Again, a bit of a high maintenance card but I had fun getting lost in the process:
OK - had enough? Good - my fingers are getting sore *lol* Come back again ... I'll see if I can post inside of a week this time :)
Have a stampy day :) (hee hee - I like that as my new tag line :) )