Claire came by the other afternoon, Thursday I think (this week has been a little crazy!) and brought two Christmas cards. So I asked her if I could show you her work ~ her cards are so pretty. Who's Claire? She lives in northern Suffolk and is one of my team members. She has a group of ladies that she stamps with and they made these two cards at their last get together. Aren't they pretty? Remember, if you are interested in joining my team (and I would LOVE to have you) you have 48 hours to sign up and receive a BIG SHOT FREE! Call me if you would like more information ~ 757-587-1548. The other card will be at the bottom of this post ~ read some more information about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from my friend, Denise ~
How has being a Demonstrator improved my family life and the community?
Have you ever had a potential recruit tell you they can’t sign up because they don’t have enough time or they don’t want to spend time away from their family to do workshops? Well, being a Demonstrator doesn’t have to mean either of those! In fact, being a SU Demo can actually improve your family life, as it has mine.
I am a busy mom of 3 great kids. My youngest was only one year old when I first became a Demo, and my husband traveled a lot for work……sound familiar? I was looking for a way to add to our household income, and maybe even earn an all-expense paid vacation for my husband and I to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. Working from home was a perfect fit for me since I could be here for my kids. I have since built my business around my family and my family’s schedule, mostly by having classes and clubs meeting regularly in my home.
This home-based business has grown and my family and community are reaping the benefits. The most obvious benefit is from the extra income I earn. We have been able to do things that otherwise we could not afford. And we have been able to give more to our church and charities. And of course, earning several incentive trips has been priceless!
Another way my family life has improved is that I am here for my kids when they need me. Since I work at home, I can arrange my schedule to go on field trips with them, drive them to school, and be here to welcome them home after school. I love that! Rather than coming home to an empty house, or having them go to an after-school program, they come home to me!
My kids are also learning a good work ethic by watching how I run my business. Occasionally they will help me prepare for a class, so they are also learning how to be good employees. They know I work hard and am rewarded for that hard work. There’s a great life lesson in that.
I believe that my community has benefited from me holding regular clubs and classes. Many craft stores that used to offer those things have closed, so this gives people a new place to come. And they meet new people here and build friendships. I just love that!