Posted on October 4, 2019

Beyond…

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Since I don't have permission to use the lady's image, I've blurred her face in
Photoshop. She is one of the people we've worked with.

Hi All,
Dave again. And about now, some of you are saying, “Beyond???”, “Beyond WHAT?? What's this fool up to now?” I'll explain…

I am not a stamper. Quite honestly, I don't really get it. (Probably a guy thing…). On the other hand, I love Stampin' Up! for many reasons. It has allowed us to go beyond what we might have done without it.

  • I love it because my favorite person on the planet loves it.
    • Anne has been quite successful in her business and I've tried, over the years to support her in that success.
  • It's given us opportunities that we may not have had. We've had some fantastic travel opportunities and made many long-term friends!
  • The main reason for this post is KIVA! (If you're interested, please take a look at Kiva.org.)
    • A small part of the money that Anne has earned from her stamping business has allowed me to pursue one of my interests.
    • Kiva allows me to take very small amounts of money, (whatever I have and can afford to use to help someone), and lend it to people who really need it!

Honestly, I don't have a clue when I/we started doing it, but it was probably ten years ago or more. We started with $25.00 and I started lending it to women in the Philippines, (that's where I grew up), who have their own business and/or are the primary breadwinner for the family. In general, women have less access to credit than men, even here. In less developed or in third-world countries, the difference is even more pronounced. Our little loans make a big difference!

We now have $600 in circulation at all times and my goal is to have $1000 out there by the end of the year. We've made over $1500 in loans in 17 countries. Of that, 77% have gone to women with their own businesses.

The ability to make small loans like this allows you to spread your risk across a much larger population of borrowers, thus reducing the risk significantly. By their very nature, these loans are riskier than most, but in all that time we've lost a grand total of $3.45! Awesome!!

If this interests you, please email me. I'd love to talk to you about it and I'll help you however I can. It makes a BIG difference to the people receiving the loans!

So, why do I love Stampin'Up! ? Well, lotsa' reasons. These are just a couple…

If you'd be interested in learning more about how you can get paid doing what you love, please call me or email. I'd love to help there too!

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Posted on September 2, 2019

Not Too Early!

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting

Doesn't it seem strange to be talking about Christmas when September just BARELY got here? It does to me, but I know that by the time I can blink twice, it's gonna be here!

Hi All!

Dave, (a.k.a. The Stamp Slave), here. I figured I'd jump in and help out so that, when the next Stampin' Up! incentive trip comes up, I can point back to this post and say, “Yes! Really! I helped!” That's worth a trip to Maui, isn't it?? LOL… (By the way, sure would be ‘funner' if some of y'all came along with us on some of these fabulous trips! Ask Anne how…)

The new Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog will be out on Thursday and it's spectacular, as usual! I'll be spending some time tomorrow getting the picture together and setting up the link so that you'll be able to click and go right to the download page! Be sure to come back on Thursday morning to see what a marvelous job I've done! 😉 Then, click the link, (it will be in the sidebar on the right), and download the catalog so you can see what I mean.

I've attached a picture above of a project done with the, “Wrapped In Plaid Suite”. The Wrapped In Plaid Suite is available in the new catalog. If you want the whole thing, you'll get the stamp set, punch, DSP, ribbon, some brightly-colored “Jingle Bells”, and some gold mini pizza boxes. If you want a bit less than that, there's the Bundle, which includes the stamp set and punch. Or… if you just want a couple of things, they are all individually available. Just let us know how we can help.

And please remember, when it comes time to pack for Maui, please back me up. Just say, “He DID help!”

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Posted on July 5, 2019

The Day is FINALLY here!

Classes / Events/ Stamping

Stamp Slave Dave and I are heading to Rome and on Sunday we'll be boarding this ship for our Greek Isles cruise! This is the 2019 Stampin” Up! Incentive trip and there's less than 500 demonstrators globally who earn this trip so we are very excited!

We are feeling extra blessed since, as of a couple of weeks ago, we weren't sure we'd be able to go. I was returning from a family trip to Seattle and had a stress-related cardiac event on the plane. Without going into too many pesky details, suffice it to say I was a very sick lady! BUT, after 6 days in ICU I am totally back to normal…praise the Lord!  My doctor has given the green light, so off we go!

(For those of you who might want to research this a bit, look up “broken heart syndrome“.)

If our wifi connections on board the ship are good, I hope to post while we're away. Be sure you follow me on Facebook, too!

There are some great Stampin' Up! specials right now, including Bonus Days AND extra perks for joining SU.

Check them out HERE. You can also shop my store, including clearance rack items. An added incentive, any order of $50 or more (merchandise before tax and shipping) placed at my store between today and July 20th USING HOSTESS CODE WZZ6KP4T will earn a special gift from me to be sent directly to you by the end of the month! Just a little extra “happy” from me while we are on our trip!

 

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