Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WITH THANKSGIVING......



So the blog challenge for today was a card of thanksgiving. I'm feeling really thankful today. I am trying really hard to rebuild my Stampin'Up! business. It's not like it's fallen apart or anything....in these last 5 years since moving to Ohio, it has amazingly held it's own but the energy I have been able to give it has been challenged by my full time job. It recently became a goal of mine to rebuild. I can grow old with Stampin' UP! I cannot afford to let this business slide. God has been blessing my efforts. I have 4 recruits so far this year, with another waiting to recruit during Saleabration. That's just since July, so I feel pretty happy. Today Jenna and I did a Holiday Bazaar. She was selling some cards, and I was just displaying some, and just looking for exposure. It was a pretty poorly attended bazaar. Maybe 15 people all day stopped long enough to say they stopped. One lady walked up to the table, looked at my display board, turned to me and said, and I quote, "I want to become a consultant, can you help me with that???" Is that not AMAZING????? Like I said, I do believe God planted this goal in my head, and as I am obedient to him, I am pretty sure that was HIM blessing ME!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone, there's always SOMETHING to thank HIM for, but today, I feel especially LOVED and BLESSED. Until next time.......Karen

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

PLEASANT THOUGHTS......

Of YOU!! This weekend I had four dear friends come from Eastern Ohio, and we literally stamped the weekend AWAY! One of these friends was one of my first SU customers, a very long time ago.....almost 15 years ago! Her daughter had my very first workshop when I lived in NY, and she lived in Ohio, but gave her daughter an order on her workshop. Thus began a long and wonderful friendship, until this weekend, 14+ years later when I actually talked her into supporting her own habit, oops, I mean HOBBY, and she is signing on as hobby demonstrator!! YAY!!! It's never to late to keep on trying!!! Anyway, it's nice to have stamping friendships with no pressure, where you can just make up stuff as you go along and there are grateful hearts all the way around. I don't think I've ever met a nicer bunch of ladies then Gloria and her stamping buddies. This year it was Gloria, Joanne, Terry and Margo. My mom joined us to round out a nice group of six - so much FUN!! Other years the group was larger, but even though we missed the others, we still had a wonderful weekend of stamping, food, fellowship and just plain FUN!! Thanks ladies!!! I love you all!!! Until next time.....I'll be thinking of YOU!!!!~~~~~