Knock me over with a feather, folks! I have some AMAZING news! I've WON a Stampin' Up! Big Shot -- an awesome die-cutting and embossing machine, for those of you not yet in the know!!!
How incredible is that? And what did I have to do to win it? Well, I joined the Stampin' Up! Late Night Stampers Yahoo! group several months ago; and in the process of looking at members' blogs, I left comments -- something which I would have done anyway! Is that INCREDIBLE, or what?
The list mom, Sherrill Graff, is a leading SU! demo who firmly believes in encouraging her downline, fellow demonstrators, and stampers in general. She puts her money where her mouth is -- and often! -- by holding contests and giveaways which allow people to WIN product! She also hires people to make SU! sample cards and projects for her and pays them with stamps and supplies. I'm blown away almost daily with the number of opportunities she provides via the SU! LNS groups. (By the way, there's a demos-only group AND a group open to all.)
Not only does she support with merchandise, but she's an enthusiastic wealth of information on how to sell and recruit. Anyone interested in learning stamping techniques as well as more about the Stampin' Up! experience would benefit from the LNS group; and the ideas and encouragement she (and other demos at all levels of sales, including hobby demos) provides on the demos-only list are endless!
Yeah, I'm gushing, I admit it. But can you blame me? I mean, I WON A BIG SHOT!
ETA: I forgot to mention -- not only did I win the Big Shot, but Sherrill threw in a whole bunch of accessories, including pads, dies, and embossing plates. And, I ended up with a free Hostess stamp set to boot! WOW!!
ETA: I'm gonna be a Big Shot Hero, dies in my eyes... (you have GOT to check out this video!!)