October is my Stampin’ Up! Anniversary Month – You get the gifts!

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October is my Stampin’ Up! anniversary month which is cause for reflecting on the past year.

One year ago, this month, I was faced with a painful decision about what my future would hold.

A Muse Studio announced that it would be closing it’s doors. The consultant opportunity, as well as my position at the home office, would no longer exist. The news ROCKED my world. One door was surprisingly and painfully closing. I had a huge choice to make.

Was I going to continue in my creative career? I thought about going back to financial planning. I am so glad I didn’t.

Certain that my family needed me at home, I decided to continue in the direct sales industry. I needed the option to put family first and allowed me to be present with my growing children. Going back to work in financial planning (or any other job) would put restrictions on my availability.

I thought about joining one of the other direct sales paper crafting companies – after all there are 50,000 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Who would notice me? Looking back, I am so glad I didn’t let that voice in my head guide me!

Can you believe it is now almost ONE YEAR later? I am so pleased with the decisions that I made!

I have built the most amazing team, continued to serve my cherished customers, earned an income that has allowed me to pay for life’s extras like travel, gifts and cub scouts, I have earned an all expenses paid Alaskan cruise for two, made so many new friends and strengthened neglected friendships, and grown so so much in the business, creatively and personally.

I didn’t do it alone! I am so grateful to you and so humbled by your support and encouragement!

Thank you!

As I have been reflecting over my amazing Stampin’ Up! career thus far, I decided that we need to celebrate all month long!

In the first act of appreciation, I am preparing a gift for my Kitchen Table Stamper email subscribers! All of my current subscribers are going to receive the Quirky Critters Online Card Making Class absolutely FREE.

I will be sending out the class next week. If you don’t already subscribe, what are you waiting for?

You don’t want to miss this FREE online card making class.

Join my mailing list today!


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Happy Anniversary, Marisa! So happy for your success this year. It is clear that you enjoy what you do and you teach it well! Best wishes for another fantastic year! 🙂

Thank you Lisa! I do love what I do. I say it’s the dream that God put in my heart. My goal this year is to go to work every day and do my best while I leave the results in the hands of a good God. I am so happy to have you on this adventure with me. <3

Wow! It seems like only yesterday! I’m happy it’s working out for you! I’m still on the fence about the Christmas card making class. I feel i need to put to use all the tools and supplies I’ve already invested in. But making quick, pretty cards is appealing.

Congratulations Marisa and Happy Anniversary!!! Your customers and downline are so lucky to have you… You continue to inspire me in your new business. Best wishes for continued success! xoxo

Thank you Lorraine! I am so happy too. I can’t believe it’s been a year. Let me know about the Watercolor Christmas Kit Class. We can make them together. You have a bit of time to decide.

Thank you Kris! Can you believe it’s been a year since…? I can’t believe it. It’s been a time for reflection. I miss you my friend.

Congratulations Marisa! I have been a demo for 10 years (and counting) and while I am not as organized as you are, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. It is a great company, with great products, and I’m proud to be a part of it! I still remember meeting you when you were still with A Muse and I was impressed at your enthusiasm and ability to share creative ideas. Congratulations on your first year with SU!

Thank you Peg! You speak so highly of me, but I am not so organized! I have Jackie – she keeps me on track-ie! I love her and wouldn’t trade her for the world. Kitchen Table Stamper (and the Kitchenettes) is a team effort! I am so blessed! Thank you for the kind words. Maybe I will see you again at OnStage?



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