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!