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Tauranga Project Parade – March SaleABration Extravaganza!

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We’ve had such fun at the recent Extravaganzas in various locations around New Zealand!   We love to share Stampin’ Up! with our friends, both existing friends and new ones!

Today’s share is two of the projects recently taught at the Tauranga Extravaganza:

 

Rhonda Fawcett taught this tool box punch art card using the Nailed It bundle.   Who wouldn’t love to receive this little work of art?! Perfect to have on display, too.

 

These fun tools are great for tricky cards for the guys in our lives.  You can colour them in or paper piece them, as Rhonda has done here.

 

Anne Lord taught a joy fold card featuring both the Watercolor Pencils and the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.   The SaleABration gift, the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper, is the black and white background.  It makes a nice, neutral compliment to many of our images.   (You don’t have to color it in!)

 

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Anne created this background using the Watercolor Pencils – everyone’s turned out quite differently!   What fun they had being artists that afternoon.

Join us for the next events!

 

 

 

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Colour Inspiration #6 – High Tide Masculine Watercolour Wash card

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Welcome to another wonderful blog hop by the Colour Inspiration Crew!  You are now at Jacque Williams’ blog in New Zealand!

Challenge #6 features Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Gold:

I had plans for this combination, but I recently received my copy of Stampin’ Success, the Stampin’ Up! magazine for demonstrators.  I was quite taken with the project featured there with this fun background:

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The background is created by smooshing ink onto our clear stamping blocks, spritzing with water, and then stamping!  Each one turns out quite differently.

The stamp set here is HIgh Tide, one that is suitable for the guys, but of course, not limited to!

And here is another version, more in keeping precisely with the colour challenge.

On the first example, I accidentally turned the background image upside down, but in looking at the two, I think I prefer it that way now.  Which do you like?

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But actually my favorite thing about this card is the beams of light.  I intentionally made them “not solid” and I like the effect!

Thank you for joining the blog hop and I know you’ll enjoy your next stop at Simone Bartrum!








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Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop – Cool Treats Acetate Window Card

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Last Call for SaleABration!

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for March 2017. Did you know that Sale-a-Bration finishes at the end of this month?? NOW is the time to make sure you have collected all the wonderful Sale-a-Bration products for FREE that won’t be available after this month.

At the moment you are visiting Jacque Williams in New Zealand!

I’d like to share with you a project using one of my favorites (Cool Treats) from the Occasions Catalogue, accented with the FREE SaleABration Glimmer Paper:

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Each pack of Free Glimmer Paper comes with four 6×6 sheets of Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Sugarplum (above).  Even a little bit goes a long way!

 

This fun card features an acetate window, onto which I have adhered a yummy ice cream sundae using the Cool Treats Bundle.

I love how this set lends itself to about any age, any gender, and many occasions.  It’s perfect for birthdays, but who wouldn’t love to get an ice cream card for any reason at all?!

 

I also made this a double opening card to allow more room for writing without anything showing through the acetate window.

Visit my Tutorials Page for instructions!

And earn that Glimmer Paper FREE with any $110 purchase (or another item of your choice)!  (New Zealand residents only)

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember you are currently at my blog – Jacque Williams – so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

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Easy Z Fold – A Christmas Card Remade with Birdcage Builder

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It’s Friday already, and I’m really looking forward to the Tauranga Extravaganza tomorrow. I love to hang out with our guests who have become friends as well as team members who are also like family.

Today’s share is a remake of a Christmas card I designed a few years back using the Holly Jolly image. I found a lone kit and wanted to make it up using current images:

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The Birdcage Builder stamp set was on my first order from the Occasions Catalogue back in December.  I just love birdcages and even have a few around the house.  (No birds, though – we have three cats!)

 

I did really like this project – then and now.  The “inside” piece is simply a piece of cardstock scored into thirds and folded like a Z.

Simple and striking = the best sorts of projects!

 

Those cute wooden heart embellishments are also quite fun to add to your projects!

Don’t forget to place your orders before the end of March!  SaleABration is drawing to a close at the end of March – get the most value for your money now!  Free gift with every $110!

 

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Join The Fun!

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Wouldn’t you love to make money while stamping?

How about conveniently setting your own hours?

Or the opportunity to order upcoming products before anyone else?

Or even just getting your stamp supplies for free?

If you are someone who wants any of the above, the Stampin’ Up! Opportunity offers a great solution!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $189 NZD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes project kits, bundles, and Sale-A-Bration sets.) That’s an added value of up to $216!  Plus, the kit ships for free! 

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I love my job!  Who wouldn’t love getting paid to craft with friends?  If you’ve ever considered becoming a demonstrator, now could be a great time!

With Stampin’ Up!, being a demonstrator means you’ll enjoy all of this and more. Whether you want to earn extra household income, create a full or part-time career, or simply get a discount on your stamping supplies, being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator can help you meet your goals.

I signed up as a demonstrator in New Zealand in 2007  for a social outlet and to get wonderful crafting supplies at wholesale. However, three years later, my marriage ended and I was a solo mother with three daughters. Stampin’ Up! provided the perfect opportunity for me to step up my efforts and generate an income while still being flexible as I cared for my young children. I am now remarried, and my Stampin’ Up! business has changed and grown along with the varying needs in my life. It’s been a huge blessing to all of us. I now work this business full-time, and it is the sole source of income I provide for my family.

 

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Some of the many benefits to joining my Stampin’ Up! Team are:

  • Enjoy the support and company of not only myself as your direct manager, but of the entire team.
  • Potential for hobby, part-time, or full-time income.
  • Flexibility in how you run your business and how small or large you want to make it.
  • Work from home!
  • Build life-long friendships not only with the team, but with clients and support staff.
  • Participate in online groups such as my team Facebook group, the larger team Facebook group, Stampin’ Connection, and more.
  • Learn both creative and business skills at demonstrator events, such as team meetings, bi-annual Stampin’ Up! sponsored training events, our team Stamp Camp, and team (attendance at all events is optional).
  • Earn bonus Flex Points (points you can redeem for product, trips, and other rewards) as a new demonstrator during your first six months when you meet sales and recruiting targets.  (optional, but well worth doing)
  • Join in on team swaps either in person or via the post to gain many beautiful samples for display at your events with much less effort on your part.
  • Exclusive access to the Stampin’ Success Magazine.
  • Receive a bi-monthly team newsletter from me so you don’t miss a thing.
  • Opportunity to pre-order products before they are publicly available.
  • Benefit from a 20-38% discount on all your purchases.
  • Earn hostess rewards for yourself on any order over $300 (provided you don’t have a hostess for that order)
  • Potential to earn cash bonuses based on sales, recruiting, and your own team’s performance.

FullSizeRender (10)One of the biggest draws to joining the Creative Inker’s Stampin’ Up! team is the team itself!  As one of my Direct Reports, you will have access to all my team events and team newsletters – anything and everything on offer.

Our team meetings generally include creative training, business training, question and answer time, too much food, swaps, and plenty of social time.  My team is a very friendly and supportive group of women who love to make new friends!

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Common concerns are “where will I find my project ideas” and “is anyone going to help me”?  As part of joining my team, you will have the following resources for ideas AND support:

  • Team Meetings – exclusive training for class ideas and business
  • Team Swaps – you can take part via post if necessary
  • Team Facebook Groups
  • Receive  a series of short training videos of me guiding you through what you “need to know”
  • One on One Calls for my Direct Reports (those who sign up directly with me) (optional)
  • Access to the Demonstrator Support Team in Australia with a toll-free number
  • Semi-Annual Stampin’ Up! Training Event (OnStage) with an introduction to upcoming product as well as exclusive pre-ordering opportunities
  • Option to attend my classes as space permits for training purposes
  • Free subscription to the Stampin’ Success Magazine, an exclusive idea and training magazine for demonstrators
  • You can put in as little or as much time as you like with your new business.  There is no minimum number of hours to meet.

 

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What can you expect from me as your team leader?

Stampin’ Up! is my full-time job, and I make my team a priority.    You can expect from me:

  • Bi-monthly newsletters so you don’t miss a thing.
  • Recognition for exceptional performance and title promotions
  • Timely answers to texts, calls, and emails (usually immediate to within a few hours)
  • Reasonable availability to take, return, and make phone calls or one on one appointments
  • Regular team gatherings including stamp camp, team meetings, OnStage, and other events
  • Relevant and useful training material based on experience or facts
  • To be actively engaged in the business
  • To lead by example in both business and moral conduct

 

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I’d love to have you as part of my Stampin’ Up! team (family!). As a member of the team, I’d like you to bring to the table:

  • a positive attitude
  • adherence to Stampin’ Up! code of conduct policies and standards
  • a willingness to make new friends and to celebrate their success as they will celebrate yours
  • ethical behaviour as it relates to your clients, your own team members, and your fellow team members and their clients
  • a willingness to ask when you have a problem, need an answer, get stuck, or generally need support

stampin up thankful forest friends farmer's market alterned notebook giftFrequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is the minimum sales requirement to stay active as a demonstrator?    You need only submit $450 plus gst per quarter to remain a demonstrator.  (This is less than the average sales in a single workshop. If you hold just one event a month, you can usually meet your quarterly minimum.  However, you can also purchase the minimum amount yourself or with a few friends). You can submit your sales requirements in one order or in smaller orders over the course of the three-month period.
  2. What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily as a business?   You are welcome on the team no matter how you want to run your demonstrator ship or to what volume.  If you choose not to hold events, you can work to generate online orders, orders from family and friends, and order product for yourself.
  3. Can I be my own hostess?  Yes.  You can hold your own workshops and be your own hostess, collecting hostess dollars as well as your own discount and any other associated benefits.
  4. How much does it cost to buy the Starter Kit?  The kit is $189 and you can choose what comes in it!  Choose up to $285 worth of product plus you will receive a business supply pack valued at $90 (catalogues, order forms, etc).  Join before 31 March, 2017 and receive a bonus 2 stamp sets of your choice in your kit!  
  5. Can I still attend classes?  As space permits.  While I very much value having team members in class so they can learn how I work and learn stamp techniques, keep in mind we have many demonstrator-only events.  Classes are hosted by and designed for clients, so while my team members ARE welcome, please understand if space doesn’t allow, the clients will be given priority.
  6. Do I have to recruit?  No, there is no requirement to build your own team. However, there are many benefits to doing so, such as the close relationships and the support you can give each other. If it’s something you’d like to do, I will give you full support and resources to help you meet your goals.
  7. What if I don’t meet the minimums or things change for me and I quit?  You may stop at any time and will not be penalized.  You simply stop placing orders. However, there are many benefits to remaining an active demonstrator.

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Ready to join me?  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can sign up immediately here:

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Want to know more?  Send me your details for a no-obligation informational pack!

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Even if my Stampin’ Up! team is not for you, I’d love to be your demonstrator!  Please join my newsletter list so I can let you know of events and promotions each month:

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Love you Jacque.  You have become a great friend whom I really admire and look up to.  Your work ethic and motivation is something I really aspire to.  Didn’t we have so much fun!” P.D. Wellington

“That was very kind and thoughtful of you to talk this (question) through with me and I am grateful for that. Although I don’t know you very well at all, I appreciate how easy it is to talk to you. I trust you completely and I am thrilled to be a member of your team.” R. Auckland

Just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed Saturday’s training day -it was so well organised and so much fun the day just flew!  It was great to learn some new techniques and see all that lovely work, thank you for giving me the opportunity to come along as well.  It was also great to see Debbie and others getting the recognition that they have worked so hard for, you are all very supportive. ” L.M. Auckland

Thank you again for such a wonderful day yesterday – it was so enjoyable, and I thought your take on the award ceremony was fabulous. You know, if I don’t make it to convention next year, I’d be more than happy with a day like we had yesterday; I wouldn’t feel like I missed too much at all! You have a wonderful team – and we have wonderful leadership. Thanks for everything you do.” B.H.

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $189 NZD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes project kits, bundles, and Sale-A-Bration sets.) That’s an added value of up to $216!  Plus, the kit ships for free! 

 

I look forward to getting to know you!

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Custom Tee Congratulations Card

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We have had a fantastic weekend at both the Auckland and the Hamilton Extravaganzas – thank you all who were there either teaching or participating.  These events are only great because you are there!

I must admit I had a nap today!

Today’s share is a leftover card kit I redesigned to use current products. I had a demonstrator on my team achieve her QuickStart bonus and wanted to send her a little pat on the back:

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I used the Custom Tee bundle here. This could be easily made into a more masculine birthday card, for example, by using T-Shirts instead.

 

I tried a few different things and decided coloured paper with the white embossing worked best. I also inked over the embossing just a little bit to bring it out more.

I sure am proud of my team when they achieve their goals!

If you’ve thought about becoming a demonstrator or if you wish list is longer than your grocery list, read more about it.  Receive two free stamp sets on top of your starter kit as a bonus through March only!

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Extravaganza Altered Gift Bags – Falling in Love

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It’s our first series of Extravaganzas for 2017!  We’ve already held our Nelson event, and look forward to a full house at our Auckland and Hamilton events this weekend!  There’s still time to register for Tauranga!

Each event I enjoy decorating up a little bag for each of my guests to use for taking home their creations, prizes, and purchases.  This time around I’ve chosen to use the So in Love Designer Series Paper:

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Each bag is also accented with the Sweet Sugarplum Glitter paper – a SaleABration Gift you can get for FREE with your order!

I’ve also used the SaleABration Metallic ribbon and the Gold Sequins here.

 

I made the little name tags “easily removable” so my guests can re-purpose the bags later for gifts of their own.

They can also unclip the embellishments and use them on a card!

 

What is an Extravaganza?

An Extravaganza is an event design developed and fine-tuned by the Creative Inker’s Stampin’ Up! team in New Zealand.  Each event is evaluated to make the next one better!  You as a guest make 4-5 projects in about a 5-6 hour time frame.  Each project is chosen to showcase a specific new tool or a technique.  In addition to small group sessions, personal assistance, you also receive complete written instructions for each project to reference later when you are creating at home.   The day also includes light refreshments, door prizes and sometimes other incentives, fabulous displays, and as a special gift exclusive to attendees – a $10 discount on any order placed on the day of $50 or more.     

You need to bring adhesives and scissors; everything else is provided and ready for you!

Because these events are very labour intensive to prepare and often sell out, we do need booking in well in advance and pre-payment.  

We love to see you and we love to spoil you!

You can see all the dates for the 2017 Extravaganzas on my Calendar!

And here is Miss Cinnamon helping me out.  Such a good girl.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon,

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