Since I am trying to start a few new stamp events, I thought it might be helpful to explain what choices you will have for stamp classes each month:
Regular Stamp Class: I will still be holding regular stamp classes each month that focus on stamping cards "in bulk", and/or other seasonal related items (mini-albums, home décor, etc.) for a fee--usually about $15-$20 per project or set.
Hostess Club: This is a new event I am hoping will interest those of you who do like to purchase your own supplies. As explained in previous email, if you would like to join the hostess club, you commit to submitting a minimum $20 order each month for 6-8 months (depending on how many members in the group), and during that time period, you will be assigned a month to receive the hostess benefits (minimum $15 free merchandise and a level 1 hostess stamp set). Each month I will have one "free class" open to those in the club where there will be time for more detailed instruction on products and stamping techniques as well as some fabulous make and take projects. I am really excited about this and hope you are too!
Open houses: Occasionally, I will host an open house during a new catalog period or other time to showcase new products or sale items. These events are always free and usually include make and take projects as sometimes door prizes, free give-aways, and used items for sale.
Workshops/Parties: I always appreciate when one of you is willing to host a workshop/party at your home. If you have never hosted one or attended one, it is a free event for you and your friends to learn about stamping with make and take projects that everyone will have a chance to try. It's a great girls night out and since your guests get to get their hands inky and go home with something for free, it's always fun for everyone!
So here are some dates I have scheduled in January and February for events (dates subject to change). Mark your calendars and try to come out and bring a new friend! More details with project sample photos will be posted soon.
Saturday, January 10th or Tuesday, January 13th: Valentine's cards and tags and/or mini album
Tuesday, January 27th: New Catalog Open House and Hostess Club night: This will be a free event open to everyone, and those who would like to commit to the hostess club can do so at this event (we'll try and get organized and set up). New catalogs will be available to pick up and I will have used or retired merchandise for sale. Anyone who comes will get a chance to make something with new stamps and accessories.
(this is a great month to host a workshop/party at your home since it is during the "Sale-a-Bration" promotion period where anyone who places a $50 order gets to choose a free, limited time stamp set)
Saturday, February 7th or Tuesday, February 10th: Stamp-a-stack card class featuring Sale-A-Bration stamp sets
Tuesday, February 24th (tentative date): Hostess Club night
Saturday, March 7th or Tuesday, March 10th: Stamp class TBD
Tuesday, March 24th (tentative date): Hostess club night