This week I’ve been concentrating on the Whimsy and Wonder Suite located in the mini holiday catalog. This has definitely been a challenge for me since the color combination in the DSP was not a typical Christmas DSP. No beautiful Cherry Cobbler with Shaded Spruce, or the bright Real Red paired with Pear Pizzazz. This DSP leans towards the non-traditional colors of pinks, blues, and subtle greens like Mint Macaron. This color combo has forced me to think outside of the box creatively for sure. Just like being forced to think and grow outside the box in my paper crafting journey since spring of 2019.
Looking back this year with JOY
I posted this card on the private group page I share with my upline Pam Cosby, which we started in the spring of 2019. Selecting the use of JOY for the greeting was not intended at the time, but a perfect word for this post,
When Covid hit I knew it was going to be necessary for me to pivot if my paper crafting business was to continue. My upline Pam Cosby and I bit the bullet so to speak and began going live on a private group page we shared with our customers. It kept us stamping, kept our customers stamping, and more importantly for me, kept my anxiety at a level I could deal with. Why private? Because we were chicken of course!!! Going live to the full blown public with no real idea what we were doing? NO WAY! We pushed ourselves to go live twice weekly, and the longer we went live, the more our confidence grew. So much so, we posted invites on FB and have followers now from California to Utah, Michigan to Indiana, south into Florida and east to New Jersey.
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Taking JOY in personal growth
Since life has slowly resumed for most we have cut back FB lives to Tuesday evenings only. We have gone from simply purchasing and collecting Stampin Up product – yes, even DEMONSTRATORS have stamp sets they have not used! – to pulling out different product to play with and share with our friends. This pivot in my business has been one of the most rewarding and courageous moves I’ve ever made as well. It’s opened me up to business online, it’s forced me to learn and grow in the area of technology with social media and also the growth of this website, and it’s challenged me to actively set and reach goals with Stampin Up.
Ending the business year with JOY
As we come to the end of Stampin Up’s business year on September 30 I look back and I am so very thankful for my customers and friends who have helped me reach the goals I set. In March I celebrated hitting my $100,000 in sales mark. In July I earned the 2022 incentive trip for my husband and I to look forward to, and I end the year with the highest annual sales total I’ve ever had. All because of pivoting, all because of stepping outside of the box, all because of Covid.
Thank you to each of you who have been part of my paper crafting journey. I could not have accomplished this year without you, I could not have grown without your support, and I celebrate each of you. I look forward to the challenges of the upcoming year with Stampin Up and the learning ahead. Until next time, God Bless each of you.