Thursday, 24 September 2009

A message for Mandy... and another sneak peek

First of all I have a message for Mandy, who left a comment a couple of days ago. I wanted to reply personally but don't have your email address.

Being a demonstrator is a huge amount of fun - it encourages you to stamp more and enables you to meet lots of like-minded people who don't look at you funny when you tell them your new dressing gown is Perfect Plum.

Some other good things about being a demonstrator are that it will subsidise your hobby, you get sneak previews of new products, you get a discount on everything and, best of all, you can work at it as much or as little as you like. You don't even have to do workshops if you don't want to! At the other end of the scale you can develop it into a successful business - and what could be better than earning money from something you love?

I can honestly say that I have never yet struggled to hit my sales targets and have lots of ideas to boost my business if I ever hit a slump. I'd be happy to welcome you into my team but if you already have a demonstrator, she's probably the best person to ask for advice on signing up.

If you'd like some more information, please email me or leave a comment with your email address and I'll get back to you!

And now on to today's project...

It's not such a good photo, this one. But forget the photo and concentrate on the stamp set – another sneak peek from the new catalogue!

It’s called Circle Circus and it’s fabulous. Lots (10!) of circles in varying sizes and varying designs. The floral one is actually much larger than shown here. Now if only we had a larger circle punch to fit it... hmm, I think I’ve said too much! *cough cough*

I love this set and was so overwhelmed with excitement when I received it that I really couldn’t think of anything more imaginative than this. Do you do that? Get brand new stamps and then find your mind has gone blank?

I’m sure I’ll come up with something much more exciting soon when I’ve had time to sit down for a proper play!

Stamps: Circle Circus
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: 1 ¼” circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

All products by Stampin' Up! Please email me to order a catalogue, or click the link on the right to view it online.


  1. Circle Circus rocks - I love it! Mandy, if you need any more pursuading, here's a Canadian opinion.....signing up to be a SU demonstrator is one of the best things I've ever done. I love to stamp and I love all the new friends I've made by being a SU demonstrator - honestly, it sounds cheesy but it's true! CC

  2. This is gorgeous and I love it. Will be adding this to the ever increasing list of "can't live withouts" LOL. Good job I signed up as a Demo last week!!
    Love Terri XX

  3. circle circus is an amazing stamp set - definitely my go to stamp set now - almost (but not quite) replacing lovely as a tree... **shock**

    can't wait to see what all you do with it!


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