Monday, January 18, 2010

My Story :)

Hello Friends,

Many people ask me how I got involved with Stampin' Up!  I wanted to share my story with you.  I love to share this.

I was invited to a workshop in 2004. I had never heard of Stampin' Up! and being from England, I vowed when I moved to Utah, I would NEVER do anything crafty such as making my own jam, quilting or scrapbooking, A friend of mine was also invited and we decided to go only to support our mutual friend who was hosting the workshop.

I devised a plan. I asked, more like told my husband Lance, to call my cell phone at exactly 8pm which would give us an emergency excuse to leave the workshop. He did as he was told :) and at exactly 8pm the call came in. The call that would save me :) My friend and I excused ourselves and left. I ordered one stamp set as a courtesy to my friend who was hosting. On the way out, I looked at my friend and said "Do people really waste their money and time on this stuff (Okay I said crap!)

A few months later, I took the stamp set I ordered out of the bag and looked at it and wondered what on earth to do with it. All I saw was a mass of red rubber and wood blocks. I obviously left the workshop before the Demonstrator got to the part about mounting them. At this point I realized if I wanted to use the stamps, I would need some ink and paper. The total for my order was $170 - quite a bit for ink and paper. I then realized for a few more dollars, I could buy the starter kit. I called the Demonstrator from the workshop and told her I wanted to join and strictly for the starter kit. I had no intention of never ever having a workshop or selling.

When the order arrived, it sat in my living room for over a week before I even opened it. Eventually, I did and my friend suggested I hold an Open House. Not really wanting to, I decided to invite friends over to show them all this "stuff:" The event was successful and the rest is history. During the past 6 years, I have recruited a number of wonderful gals who have become great friends. Incidentally, the friend who went to the workshop with me was my very first recruit.

I have earned the incentive trip to Hawaii and the Southern Caribbean. I love Stampin' Up! so much, I decided to go to work at the fabulous facility in Riverton. I am currently a SAM (Service Account Manager) and LOVE being an Employee and a Demonstrator. As Employees, we know we cannot be in the Demonstrator of the Year category. Had I not been an employee, I would have been in the top 100 Demonstrators for 2009. All of this from signing up simply for the starter kit.

If you are interested in becoming a Demonstrator, contact me today for more information. 


Christie Daugherty said...

Love your funny! That sounds like half the people at my think they are not interested and then they call you wanting the starter kit. I was NEVER going to sell it either! HEHEHE!

Mary Fish said...

I'm personally lucky that you made the decision you did. You are an amazing SAM, leader and successful demonstrator. Hugs, M

andersoncandice said...


I love hearing your story. I'm so glad you decided to join. You are a great asset to the company both as a demonstrator and a SAM. I'm so glad I've gotten the chance to know you and be your friend. Thanks, Candice

Elizabeth said...

Great story, Max! I'm so glad you bought that starter kit! I wish I had found you sooner!

Hugs from one of your adoring downline!


Terry Molineux said...

Max what a wonderful story. I am so glad you are so successful in your business and am sooooooooooo JEALOUS that you can work at the corporate office I keep asking Shelli but she doesn't think I am serious! LOL

Inky Hugs,