Friday, January 27, 2012

A Brand new Year

Well, ladies, and gentlemen, it has been over a year since I last posted. I won't bore you with details, but this year certainly has to be better than 2011.

I just returned earlier this week from Leadership and Regionals held in San Antonio, Texas. It was my first and hopefully not my last. The theme was "My Way". I learned quite a bit about building my business and knowing I can do it my way. No matter how I work my business, it will be right.

I got attend the Manager's reception which was fantastic. We were served all kinds of Chinese hors d'ouerves and refreshing cool drinks with umbrellas in the drink. After that, we were seated in an auditorium to watch an acrobatic team from Hebei, China. I am posting a couple of pictures for you to see.

There is so much to tell and so many pictures to show. It was so worth the trip. Until next time (hopefully, not a year from now), may God bless you and keep you healthy and safe.

Sandy Hill, Manager
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Very Hectic Months

Good morning fellow bloggers...From October 1st through today, my husband has been in and out of the hospital. His longest stay was 19 days and this time he has been in there one week. He is in ill health and hopefully, the doctors can help him so he can come home, but he needs to get his strength up before that can happen.
I am still doing workshops, card classes and hostess of the month. This and making two trips to the hospital daily and working a full time 8 hour a day job outside of the home. How am I doing it. Only by the grace of my Lord and Saviour can I even survive one day.

My intention when I started blogging was to keep up with it on a daily basis, but this has gotten a little hard for me, so I post whenever I possibly can and when I think of it. I have a workshop this afternoon, a card class this coming Tuesday evening, another workshop this coming Friday evening and my hostess of the month group this next Saturday. Thankfully, I do have my cardstock all cut for my card class and today's workshop. I still need to work on my hostess of the month cards. As far as my workshop on Friday, I will use the same layouts as for today's workshop.
Here is one of the cards for my card class Tuesday evening. I borrowed this idea from my upline. She has terrific ideas and if I didn't have her to go to or the SU demonstrator website, I would be at a loss for coming up with ideas.

This is using up the Deck the Halls designer paper out of the Holiday
Mini Catalog. I stamped the medallion from the Day of Gratitude set twice using versamark on the Cherry Cobbler card stock. I then
used clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. I cut out one of
the medallions and used the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch on the other and layered them using the Filigree Brad in the center. I also used
the Always Artichoke seam binding for this card.
Well, folks, until next time, here is wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.

Sandy Hill, Senior Supervisor
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Good morning from the cold and snowy Northwest. We have had snow falling for the last three days. We have well over a foot and it kind of makes it tough for driving when the streets and alleys aren't plowed. I am so fortunate, because my step son lives with us and he takes care of all the walks and alley so all of the neighbors and myself can get out of our garages.

Have any of you worked on getting recruits with this new promotion? I sent out an email to every one of my customers and I have had five or six who are interested, but two who have actually signed up. I have two more who said they would sign up on Monday. That just makes me so happy. My very first downline is trying to build her business and she still has $1,500 to go before she makes Supervisor. Once she does that, then I can move up to Manager. I urge all of you to talk to your customers about signing up. They can't get a better deal than this. I told all of my customers, they had nothing to lose. They could sign up, be a hobby demonstrator, or turn it into a business, or do absolutely nothing with it. No matter what, they were getting over $300 worth of product for $87.50. So far the two I have do want to do something with their business. What better way to earn extra money than to have recruits who are selling as well.

Have a terrific day, no matter what the weather is.


Sandy Hill

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How long has it been

Oh my goodness. I haven't posted in so long. Life just got in the way. I have three card classes a month now, one hostess of the month group that is growing, am signing up three new demonstrators and the icing on this cake is my husband has been in the hospital for the last 19 days. He just got out this morning. I have been going to visit him twice a day for the last 19 days, going to work full time and putting together cards for my card classes. Oh yeah, I did a Christmas card stamp camp that went over so well, the ladies want me to put one together in the spring.

I would love to post some photos of the Christmas card stamp camp cards my ladies made, but need to take pictures first. Maybe in my next post, I can do that.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate that. I hope all of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for.


Sandy Hill, Senior Supervisor
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

It has been so long since I have posted. I don't know where the time went. I have two card classses a month that I prepare for. I also had three workshops in August and out of those, I got a group of ladies to sign up for a Hostess of the Month group. So now I have two Hostess of the month groups in October.

Then my upline has a booth at the fair exclusively, and she allowed her downline some blocks of time to come in and show their cards and offer classes etc. I spent two different blocks of time at the fair and wound up with 29 prospects and two of them are interested in becoming demonstrators. Does that make me happy???? Absolutely thrilling. I have had to add one more card class to my already existing classes. Oh yeah, I forgot to say, I work full time. Now I think I know where the time is going. But I am so excited to offer another class and hostess of the month group.

Here are some of the cards for my card classes. The ladies get to make six cards, get six envelopes and have pizza all for $20.00. So if any of you are in the Spokane, WA area and would like an evening of fun, please contact me through my Stampin Up website, or my email or this blog. I would love to have you come join me.

I am so lame when it comes to loading pictures on my blog. Here are three
cards we will be doing at my next card class. Hope you enjoy. I am having a problem moving my halloween picture up next to my other cards. Oh well, enough for now. Have a terrific week and I hope this finds all of you healthy and happy!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Where has time gone?

Gosh, it was just Christmas and now somehow it is September. It has been a couple of weeks since I posted. I have been super busy. I had two card classes, one hostess of the month group and four workshops in a row. Actually, workshop number two was my downlines and I went along to help her out. But the first, third and fourth were all mine. I didn't do bad, considering these were my very first workshops I have ever had in the sixteen months I have been a demo. Out of my workshops, I had one woman who has friends and they all want to join a hostess of the month group. I have a dilema though. My hostess of the month group meets on the third Saturday of every month. Well, the new ladies want to meet on the third Saturday of every month as well. The problem...I have eight ladies in my first group and there would be seven in my second group. I have a place that I can hold the HOM with all 15 ladies, but I would have to break it into two groups. This really isn't a whole lot different than my card classes. I always have 15 to 18 show up at my card classes. The only difference, they don't purchase anything. They just come to make the cards. With the HOM there would be a committed dollar amount each month from both groups. What are your suggestions regarding this?

I am also going to have a Christmas card stamp camp in November. This way everyone can get their Christmas cards out of the way hopefully early enough.

Well friends and fellow bloggers, I am very tired after all these workshops, so I am going to call it quits for tonight and head for bed. I hope this finds all of you well.


Sandy Hill

Friday, August 20, 2010

Time for Hostess of the Month

Where the heck does time go? It seems like I just did hostess of the month and here it is the middle of August and time for my group to meet again. Last month I think I was more prepared than I am right now. My ladies make four cards, but this month I am going to have them make color charts. I printed out the charts from the Stampin Up Demonstrator website, cut all the pieces of card stock, packed up the ink pads and markers and now I am ready to go. Actually, I have two cards they will all make along with the color charts. I thought these charts would be nice for anyone who loves color and this will help them decide if they even like the new colors that have been added this year.

One of the cards they are going to make is using the Simply Sent Kit. Wow, I made one of the cards and that was so easy. That actually will make a good demo card at a workshop, especially for those intimidated by stamping. I love the little pink flowers. They just dress up the card and give it a touch of elegance.

Well fellow stampers, I need to come up with another idea for one more card. I have an idea, but when I put it to the cardstock, it just didn't look right. So back to the drawing board. Until next time, happy stamping and stay well and healthy.


Sandy Hill