Monday, October 13, 2008
Phasing out this blog
If you are looking for Stampin' Up ideas, stamps, etc. for now you can head over to my corporate website: http://colleensmith.stampinup.net
Hope you have enjoyed what little I have posted here. I will leave this message up for the next month until all who may stumble over here have had a chance to change their bookmarks to my new sites.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Felt Fridays: Creepy Crawlers & Tall Tales
Kids will have a great time playing with this set: Uncut $29.99 Precut $34.99
Aside from the bug set, there is also the new Tall Tales Story set and board. Two of my favorite Tall tales is Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan. I had a great Paul Bunyan record that I wore out as a child.
Tall Tales: Uncut $48.99 Precut $54.99
I see so many great applications for both of these sets. Can't wait to get them in and start playing with them!
To order, call me at 734-3748 or email!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Essential Thursday: New Products!
So coming up from Jordan Essentials we have a wonderful new product:
Cleanse, Tone and Treat for Fresh glowing skin
- Gentle Cleanser
- Toner Mist
- Age-Defying Serum
- Fresh Spring Floral Charm
- Packaged in an organizational drawstring bag
Don't forget to check out my Jordan Essentials website for prices and ordering.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Wonder Play Wednesdays: Outdoor Fun Sale
There is lots going on on the DT website. The Outdoor fun sale ends May 27th. You can check out the flyer at Outdoor Fun Sale
There is also a great Spring into Summer Sale happening as well.
I may get in trouble for posting these, but I'll take my chances! You may order directly from the discovery toys website link on this page but don't forget to use my EC#SMK987 or better yet, give me a call and make it a party to earn free toys! Parties over $300 held before June 17th will earn an additional 50% in free gifts.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Stampin' Tuesdays: First Order
There is still time to get in on the Chipboard special. 25% off all chipboards if you place an order over $35.
I will be hosting a table at the Guam Homeschool Association Annual Curriculum Fair, next week Saturday, May 24th from 9am to 3pm. If you are in Agana Heights, come on over to the Community Center and check it out!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Motoring Mondays: Intro Better Drivers
I know, promote my real life business: Better Drivers! No one can get mad at me for that one!
Driving school is what pays the bills and feeds the family. I've gotten pretty good at teaching the class, and since Monday is the first day of my weekly class, what better day to promote it?
You have to check out our website: http://www.guamdrivingschool.com. My DH has been working hard on it, adding articles daily and working towards our goal to offer an online driver's ed class for those on Guam. Who knows, if we do a good enough job, maybe we could offer it to other states as well that accept online driver's ed. It still needs a lot of work, but since school will be finished by the end of this week (my other day job) I will have time to dedicate to this worthy endeavor.
Check back next Monday for more driving school tips!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Stampin' Tuesdays: On Board Specials
Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2008
Spend $35 on Stampin' up products at a workshop or online and qualify for 25% discount on any On Board items from the Spring-Summer Collection. There is no limit on how many On Board items you may purchase at the discount rate. All On Board products (pages 178-179) qualify for this promotion. You may view an online catalog at http://colleensmith.stampinup.net and click on the online catalog under Stampin' Up Products.
Call me at 734-3748 if you'd like to place an order or host a demonstration.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Felt Fridays: Celebrate Earth Month
and the Creation set - a simple circle felt set that introduces and teaches the biblical days of creation. $9.99 uncut, $11.99 precutI love that you can choose to buy these uncut or precut. For those who want to save money and don't mind cutting the felts out, uncut is great. I actually find it very relaxing to sit down and cut out a felt set in an evening. I learned that doing a "halo" cut (a slight edge of felt around the characters) actually makes for easier cutting and looks neater too than when trying to cut right along the edges (precut sets usually have a halo cut).
Next week I'll share more on toggle books and how wonderful these are!
STF still does not have their website functioning; it is in the midst of a major overhaul, but rumor has it that this will be up soon! Then I can actually have my own STF website. In the meantime, my upline Karen hosts http://www.funfelt.com and can take orders for all of her downline. Simply put my name in the comment field and she will pass the order on to me to process.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Essential Thursdays with Jordan Essentials
Jordan Essentials has two specials going on this month.
The other special is their Autoship program. For $40 per month you can sign up to recieve a $50 package collection that changes every month.
- Soap Saver: Fun and easy to fill and refill
- 9 oz. Grapefruit & Lime Shower Gel
- 9 oz. Black Raspberry Vanilla Shower Gel
- New combo pack of soy candles in
- Grapefruit & Lime and Black Raspberry
- Olive Oil Soap in Black Raspberry Vanilla
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Weekly, Daily topics: Stampin' Tuesdays
DISCLAIMER: This is in no way a "business" website for any of the companies I am involved in, and I pray that nobody will try to shut this down. This is my personal blog, where I can share my views on any products that I so desire. No sales will go through this website. (There that should hold off any "issues"...I hope).
So to start off this glorious Tuesday, April 15th, Tax day....(just had to through that in for any that are still fighting that beast), I present to you STAMPIN' UP.
Today is my "official" start as a Stampin' Up demonstrator. At least in my eyes, it's my official start as my kit arrived today! Technically I think my start up date was when they received my appplication, probably April 1st or so. Anyway, I excitedly stood in line today for 20 minutes at the post office, entertaining my 5yo daughter (and the rest of the line up I'm sure) by getting her to read signs for me. Waiting in anticipation for my parcel, the KIT!
I'm just thrilled with it. I think, aside from the stamps, the best thing in the box was a set of magazines with all kinds of layouts and card ideas. And then, oh my, the website! I just found a great template for making a scrapbook in a night! (small album 6X6), but boy does that give me a great idea for a workshop.
I can tell that the next few weeks might have me being a bit "one sided" in my businesses as I get to know this new venture. But just think of how creative I'll be being!
Don't forget to check out my own personal stampin' up website: http://colleensmith.stampinup.net
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Stress Free Tax Preparation, Even at the last moment
I admit, that for years I faced tax day like it was some day made in hell, sweating and worrying for weeks before and then shamefully hiding my head in the sand for another year after it passed and I had yet to get my act together. But it’s not healthy to live like that, so I had to figure out how to handle this monster.
Children are a wonderful asset so take advantage of them. Make sure you check to see if you are eligible for the Child tax Credits, and the Additional Child Tax Credit (I missed that one year), Earned Income Credit and many others. As a small business owner, my goal has always been to make enough money to live, but not enough money to owe taxes. I love those tax credits that help me fulfill that goal.
Happy Tax Day!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Now my biggest issue is how to market these and perhaps even make some money from these companies. Some offer websites as part of the package, but to drive traffic there requires some kind of vehicle. So that is what this blog is all about.
I have decided to combine all of my businesses into one easy place to access for all my customers. And to write reviews of the various businesses, products and upcoming specials. All the while attempting to adhere to all appropriate internet business protocols set out by the various companies.
I hope you enjoy what you see here and come back often to check on sales and specials!