3 Days Left to Join Stampin’ Up! for only $25– a little Q&A

I’ve had a number of people asking questions about the $25 Starter Kit special and since there is only 3 days left (this offer ends Monday, Oct 21st), I thought I would answer a few questions here on the blog.

  1. Why would I want to be a demonstrator?
    My question is… why wouldn’t you? 🙂
    But seriously, if you love crafting…. love sharing ideas and inspiration with others (even if it inspiration you found somewhere else!)… and/or just love building your Stampin’ Up! collection of supplies, this is a great fit for you.  When you are a demonstrator, you get discounts on everything you buy, commission off anything anyone else buys, and you are instantly brought in to the community that is Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  There is not only creative support and idea sharing, but there is also a feeling of family where we share and support each other in our lives.  It is a way to earn some extra money (whether to help pay for more supplies, or to help pay a family bill) and gain new friends as you share your love of creating with others in classes and workshops.  Plus, you run your business the way you want to… push hard or just relax and enjoy the benefits.  See more of the benefits here.
  2. Don’t I have to do a bunch of selling?
    First off, whether you are looking to do this as a business, to feed your own hobby, or just to get the perks personally and you don’t want to sell to anyone else, you have over 5 months to try it out!  Stampin’ Up! gives you through then end of the first full quarter to make the minimums to keep getting all the perks. So, that means you have until March 31st to sell or buy your first $300 in products.  And keep in mind, that is the retail price… anything you buy, you get at least 20% off.
    There are lots of specials and promotions to earn free stamp sets and cash if you do decide to sell to your friends and family, but no obligation to do so.
  3. What do I get in the starter kit?
    This special is giving you some basics and access to all the demonstrator resources for only $25.  The kit itself includes:
    ** $25 – $26.95 in product of your choice
    ** Business supplies including catalogs, order forms, invitation post cards, and more
    ** And instant access to the demonstrator website, and me as a resource. 🙂
  4. What should I get in the starter kit?
    This is a question I get a lot and it is a bit of a tough one because it really depends on (1) what supplies you already have, and (2) if you are planning on holding classes/workshops or not.
    In general, the starter kit I’ve been recommending to go with this promotion (assuming you aren’t just buying your favorite stamp set or framelit set to fill out your collection) includes
    ** Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes (item 131527)
    ** an ink pad (or the In Color marker set that is on the clearance rack right now for $5.99 because 4 of the 5 colors of markers are still current colors – item 123002)
    ** a single stamp (like the Birthday Cake stamp – item 130390)
     ** a pack of rhinestones (item 119246 ) or candy dots (Item 130933)
  5. $25 Stampin' Up! Starter KitIs there any information or support for me after I sign up?
    Heck Ya!There is TONS of support and information for you after you sign up including 
    **the demonstrator website,
    **demo-only forums and galleries on Stampin’ Connection,
    **the bi-monthly Stampin’ Success, online demo-only groups,
    **our Fun n’ Crafty team facebook group,
    **monthly team meetings in person and via web-conference calls
    **and of course, me!  I’m always here to help and cheer you on!
  6. Ok, I think I’m ready, now what?
    Woo hoo!  I’m excited for you.  All you need to do now is go to the online form to enter your information and select your goodies for your starter kit!

Get Started Here

I would LOVE to have you join my group of Fun n’ Crafty stampers.  We hail from all over the United States and always love to share our ideas, tips, and excitement with each other!


Have a question I didn’t answer?
Send me an email at jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’ll get back to you with an answer and would be glad to set up a time to talk over the phone as well!


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How to Get Started with Stampin’ Up! for FREE!

imageHave you been thinking about getting the Stampin’ Up! starter kit and getting all the perks of being a demo, but the cost has been keeping you from jumping on the great offers out there?

We all know the starter kit is a great deal – picking out $125 in your choice of product for only $99 + FREE shipping; plus with the bonus project kit right now, you get an extra $20-$30 worth of goodies free too!  But, if the $99 all at one time is a bit daunting, I wanted to share with you this great math that my fellow demonstrator, Lyssa Zwolanek, came up with that makes it not only FREE to get your starter kit, but you earn extra money too!

Check out how you can do it too!


  1. You host a party with me and all of your friends.  Because, no matter what, a night of stamping with friends is awesome!
  2. Your party hits $400 in sales that night (which typically earns $80 in commission, but wait for it… it gets better!)
  3. We sign you up as a demonstrator that night and you pick out your $125 in product PLUS the free project kit & accessories; and we put the $99 starter kit on your credit card.
  4. You are a demonstrator instantly!!

~ But where does the free part come in?  Just watch it all add up! ~

  • Together we enter the orders for your party with you as the demonstrator.
  • Because your first demo order was over $150 you actually get 30% commission – so you get $120 commission right then!
  • And since it was $400 or more, you get volume rebates so you get an extra 5% – so another $20
  • Plus, you are not only the demonstrator but you are also the hostess, so you get the hostess benefits for the party which are at least $65 in free product plus 1 half price item!
  • This order also meets your quarterly minimums, so you are set as an active demonstrator with all the perks until March 2014!  That means preordering the newest stuff, discounts on all your orders, earning commission on all orders you place, demonstrator only forums, being a member of my Fun n’ Crafty group with our monthly meetings and Facebook group, and more!
  • You are also almost half way to promoting to Senior Associate and well on your way to earning free stamps as part of Stampin’ Start!

That sounds great!  Now what?

I’m super excited to help everyone take advantage of this fabulous math, and we are going to do it together!

So, how it works is that before your party, we will get together (or talk over the phone if we need) and plan what projects you want to show.  We’ll talk about what we need to do to make your event a huge success and if you need to borrow stamps or supplies to kick things off – I totally have you covered!

At your party, we’ll set up together and you can walk everyone through the projects we’ll be making.  I’ll take care of talking through the catalog and specials so you can relax, enjoy, and observe.  If any of your friends is interested in hosting their own party and helping you out as you get started as a demo, we’ll put it on your calendar and get you that jump start!

Afterwards, I’ll total all the orders up as you relax and hang out with your friends.  Then we can together get you signed up as a demonstrator and put in the orders under your name.  Woo hoo!

But what happens if my party doesn’t hit $400?

No worries!  You have a couple options:

  1. We still sign you up as a demonstrator that night and enter the party in your name.  Any difference in commission you earn vs the starter kit you can just make up and tell your family it is an early Christmas gift to you. Smile  You still get all the extra freebies that come along with it, so you are still coming out ahead!
  2. Decide you are just going to be the hostess for the evening.  You get all the hostess benefits and you had a fabulous time stamping with your friends.  Sweet!

You have nothing to lose!

So to recap it all –

You help plan and host a party for you and your friends.

The party orders is $400 or more

You get

  • $125 in product with your starter kit
  • $65 in free product as part of hostess benefits
  • 1 half price item of your choice
  • $140 in cash/commissions
    – all for $99 plus tax.

So, in the end you just got $190 in product and $40 in cash, all in exchange for hosting a fun night of stamping with your friends!

Sounds awesome, right?  If you want to get started planning your party and join Stampin’ Up! and my team of Fun n’ Crafty demonstrators, give me a call or shoot me an email at jennifer@nwstamper.com and we’ll get you going!  I can’t wait to help you get started.  Smile


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Don’t Miss The Sale-a-Bration Savings!

SAB catalogWell, we are about halfway through Sale-a-Bration and I wanted to make sure everyone has been having a chance to take full advantage of all the great deals!

You’ve heard me talk about the free products you can get with every $50 you spend – which can be combined with hostess rewards for stacking tons of extra free stuff on the order you wanted to make anyway! 🙂

But lets talk about the best deal by far they have this year –

The Starter Kit!

Whether you are looking for a fun business opportunity, just want your favorite supplies at a 20%+ discount, or really want a killer deal in the form of the starter kit…now is the time to go for it!  There is no obligation, just lots of cool stuff!  So, what do you get?

Here is what you get in the starter kit:


It is a $345 value for normally the cost of $175 – but thanks to Sale-a-Bration it is $50 off!  That is $345 worth of supplies for only $125!

Perfect for beefing up your supplies or plenty to get you started.  You can see the detailed list of everything that comes in the kit here.

But that isn’t everything….


Get a free pack of designer paper (your choice!) or a free digital download every month for the rest of the year!

So, lets say that you signed up today.  You would get up to 10 packs of designer paper for free over the course of the year.  And the benefit to delaying getting the paper over time?  You get to pick free packs of paper from the new catalogs as they come out!

That makes it $455 worth of supplies for only $125.  Sweet!


Anyway, while I’m sad I can’t sign up again to get the killer deal, I’m super excited to share the opportunity with you.  So, if you’ve been thinking about signing up or are just intrigued about this deal, let me know and I’d be happy to talk to you more about it.  Email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com.

You can get started online and take advantage of all the benefits almost immediately.  Plus, if you decide that you don’t want to do anything as a demo after you sign up… that is OK too.  There is no obligation, just enjoy the monthly magazine and inspiration available to demonstrators by Stampin’ Up!.


To Order Stampin’ Up! Products Anytime, click here!

It’s here! Get the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for only $87.50!

I’ve gotten a little behind on my posts this week and so while I try to catch up this afternoon, I wanted to remind you that yesterday was the start of the two week special for joining the Stampin’ Up! family and getting your starter kit for 50% off! 

This is an amazing opportunity – whether you are looking for a way to save money on your favorite products as a hobby demonstrator or want to earn extra money each month as a business demonstrator.  The starter kit gets you over $310 worth of products and supplies to get going or build your collection, and you can get it today for only $87.50 plus FREE SHIPPING!

It’s your opportunity.  You decide how much or how little you want to do but regardless – you get until March 31st to enjoy all the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

I would love to help you learn how you can have as much fun as I have and get you everything you want out of being a demonstrator. 

Have questions?  Drop me a line and we can chat in person or over the phone.  Email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com.  You can also see more details and a video here.

Ready to get started?  Visit my official Stampin’ Up! website and click ‘Join Now’.  My recruiter code is nwstamper; and you are on your way!


Pick your kit!  All this for less than the price of the stamps!

Until November 30th, you can get either kit for the discounted price.  The starter kit is all paper crafting supplies and the digital kit includes My Digital Studio! 


Click either image to see a full list of what is included.

Wow! Get the Stampin’ Up! Starter kit for 50% off!

Oh my goodness!  This morning I saw that Stampin’ Up! had announced a special limited time offer, give you the FULL Standard or Digital starter kit for only $87.50 plus free shipping.

I know, crazy right?!?  Stampin’ Up! has had some great promotions to help you get started as a demonstrator but this is by far the best I’ve ever seen.

From November 15 – 30th, you can get over $310 worth of stamps, ink, paper, accessories, business supplies, and more for only $87.50! That’s 50% off the regular price of $175 for over $310 worth of supplies!  See what’s included here!

So, if you’ve been considering joining Stampin’ Up! whether to start your own business, be a hobby demo and mainly sell to yourself and friends, or are just looking for a great discount on your favorites – now is an awesome time to take the plunge.

You can sign up anytime starting on the 15th of November by visiting my official Stampin’ Up! website and clicking “Join Now” (my recruiter password is nwstamper).

Here are the details:

  • The Simply Amazing Recruiting Promotion lasts from November 15 through November 30, 2010.
  • Both the Standard Starter Kit and the Digital+ Kit are available at 50 percent off the regular kit. These are full starter kits, not mini or reduced-content kits.
  • You can still add the Stampin’ Memories or Digital+ Add-On to your starter kit.
  • If you join during the Simply Amazing Recruiting Promotion, you are still eligible for any programs available to a new recruit. This includes but is not limited to the extra 10 percent Instant Income offer, Stampin’ Start, the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit, and a free two-month Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription.
  • Plus I’ll be there for you as a resource and support to help you achieve your goals as well!
  • See the full flyer here

Treat yourself to a big box of goodies and a fun opportunity at a steal of a deal!  Have questions or want more information, email me or give me a call!  (650) 209-5964

Stampin’ Up! Regionals and Free Sneak Peek Stamp Set – Eat Chocolate

Man, yesterday was the Stampin’ Up! regional seminar in Portland, OR and I attended with my mom and my friend Sue.  I flew into town late Thursday night with the hubby and Nicholas.  I was very behind on getting ready and ended up not making swaps until 12:30am the morning of regionals.  I ended up getting too tired and so I took my last few pieces and raced to finish my swaps before everything started. 

Imagine my surprise when I heard “is this the last minute finishing of swaps?” and I started to respond and looked up to see the speaker was none other than Shelli Gardner herself!  So, of course I had to get a picture (and how does she always take a perfect picture and I always look just a little goofy?)  Anyway, this is me, Shelli, and my friend Sue.

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That was super cool to chat with Shelli before things got started (we were actually on the path between the stage and the staff table so she stopped and chatted with us a couple times.  She is a really cool lady).

I have tons of cards and techniques to share with you over the next many blog posts but today I wanted to share with you the AWESOME recruit promotions that Stampin’ Up! is offering for anyone signing up to be a demonstrator in the next two weeks.

Super Awesome Bonuses for Joining My Stampin’ Up! Team

If you have ever thought of turning your crafting hobby into a business or getting a
20%+ discount on all your stamping supplies, now is the perfect time to join.  As if the amazing deal that the starter kit is wasn’t enough,  Stampin’ Up! has provided some extra bonuses for anyone who joins the team of a demo who attended a regional event.

So, between now and November 7th, checkout everything you get for the $175 starter kit price (almost $400 value!)

  • 4 stamp sets
  • 1 stampin’ around wheel
  • 1 clear block
  • Pack of designer series paper
  • 2 packages of cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • 5 ink pads
  • 2 markers
  • ink refill
  • Snail adhesive
  • Stampin’ Mist and Stampin’ Scrub stamp cleaner
  • A decor element item
  • Stampin’ Around ink cartridge
  • Stampin’ Around handle
  • Blender Pen
  • Sponge
  • Stampin’ foam Dimensionals
  • Decor elements applicator tool
  • Business tools
  • BONUS  Craft Tote
  • BONUS – Sneak Preview Stamp Set called Eat Chocolate

Interested in learning more about this opportunity?  Email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’d be happy to send you more information.

So, you get all of this:

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I can’t show you the Eat Chocolate stamp set, but I can share with you these samples:

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