• Wendee Neilson

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Happy New Year 2022 and Welcome to my world of Stampin' Up!!

I don't know what the new year will hold, but one thing I can say for sure is that being a part of Stampin' Up has been the best choice I ever made. I started out as a customer and was happy as I am on a pretty amazing active team and have met some awesome, and amazing crafters. Crafting and making cards has been my saving grace during this global pandemic. While socializing and doing in-person classes was not really being done, the ability to craft with friends over the internet has really shown me that the world has changed and being with friends looks different.

While many business have failed during the pandemic, Stampin' Up has thrived and one of the best companies I have ever had a chance to work with. Back in November, Stampin' Up held their annual OnStage Convention, except this year is was OnStage@Home. Let me tell you what a fantastic Convention. It also happened to be my first event that I had a chance to participate in. During the opening festivities, they announce all the achievements demonstrators have been able to obtain. I had my first promotion from Bronze to Bronze Elite and it felt great to get that recognition.

One thing I noted was that the United States has 42,021 demonstrators and globally was 57,124. In the United States, during the Stampin' Up year, they had 179 million in sales and 233 million globally. This is a strong company that is only going to get stronger. Not everyone chooses to become a demonstrator and remain customers which is absolutely perfect. Some do sign up with Stampin' Up as hobby demos which include a 20% discount. They only need to maintain the $300 in quarterly sales. There are demos that choose to build a business, which is what I have decided to go for. When I got my promotion from Bronze to Bronze Elite, it gave me the boost and confidence to go for it. What this promotion gave me was a 5% raise. So instead of getting a 20% discount, I now get a 25% discount. Not only that, I also get Stampin' Rewards to choose FREE products...and who doesn't like FREE?

Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration

If you are on my mailing list, you should have gotten your Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog in the mail. If you have not, or would like one, please send me a message.

The mini catalog and sale-a-bration starts Jan 4, 2022. If you are new to Stampin' Up, Sale-a-bration is a big way to earn FREE products in the sale-a-bration catalog. You can choose a FREE product with every $50.00 or $100.00 you spend (before tax and shipping).

I have been using these FREE sale-a-bration products and they are really fun to play with. And with Sale-a-bration comes a new joining incentive. If your wish list is over $100.00, this is the best way to go. You join for only $99.00 BUT you can select $125.00 in products for your starter kit. PLUS Stampin' Up also sends you a past Paper Pumpkin kit and shipping is absolutely FREE when you join. During Sale-a-bration you can also choose two FREE stamp sets, which is approximately $50.00 extra you can get.



  • 1/2 sheet of cardstock 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2 This card uses the Hot Dog cute.

  • 4 x 5-1/4 with DSP-Designer Series Paper. (I'm using dsp from Pattern Party)

  • Die cut circle or another shape.

  • Stampin' Blends: light Pumpkin Pie, light Daffodil Delight, light Misty Moonlight, light and dark Real Red and Smokey Slate. I also used the Color Lifter

  • Stamp the image and sentiment in Memento Black

  • Add dimensionals to scalloped die cut

  • DRIVING BY STAMP SET-Free during Sale-a-bration

Some other sneak peaks of products in the Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration. You Tube Videos coming soon. You can find new videos posting soon and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8fqsRD_KoshFof6IkX3TPw

Until the next time, Happy Crafting and please let me know if you have any questions.



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