J is for Just Keep Swimming

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I’m going to share some of my thoughts as I browsed the Occasions catalog and came across this card (on page 37) created using the Just Keep Swimming stamp set.


I love to read and this card reminded me of one of my favorite children’s books, Swimmy by Leo Lionni. If you are not familiar with this story, Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome their fears and enjoy the wonders of their world.  I can’t help but see the similarities between this beautiful story and my Stampin’ Up! experience.

I admit I joined Stampin’ Up! to get the discount. Because there is no obligation and no commitment, I planned to just buy what I wanted and then quit. I could have done that; however, I decided to “just keep swimming”.  When I joined the PALS, I became part of a friendly, creative, and amazing community of stampers under the leadership of Mary Fish, our “fearless leader” (just like Swimmy)! It is a joy to be part of the PALS team…a happy school of “Fish”! I love to create and enjoy inspiring others but I never dreamed I would have a blog and be sharing my love of stamping with people around the globe.  The people I have met and the friendships that are formed through this common interest is what drives me to “just keep swimming”! It is such a rewarding experience and I want to invite you to “overcome any fears” and join the fun!  I would love to help you see the wonders and possibilities within our stamping world. Here’s why you should Join my team…

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator!  You can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose choose $125 in products plus TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.)  Plus, the kit ships for free!  That’s an awesome deal!!

Starter Kit:

Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! The products you choose are completely up to you.  For just $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!

* A business supply pack valued at $50!

*A FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit included in your kit!

*FREE shipping: The kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings!

Product Discount:

Demonstrators get at least a 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories.

Extra Income:

Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  You’ll earn extra income and product based on your sales and recruiting – just how much extra income is up to you.

Flexible Schedule:

This is your business, so you can put as much (or as little) time into it as you’d like!

Support From Stampin’ Up!:

Stampin’ Up! loves their demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials. Workshop ideas and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics are available at your fingertips on our demonstrator website. Plus, you’ll receive “Stampin’ Success”, a magazine just for demonstrators, which is full of informative tips and beautiful samples.

Support From Me:

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you in any way that I can. When you join through me you become a member of the PALS team. We have monthly team webinars, weekly email updates, and private Facebook pages to chat, share ideas, ask questions, and showcase our creations. You can choose to participate or just quietly lurk and take it all in. Oh, and there’s prizes and giveaways and lots of inspiration!


Consider becoming a Hobby Demonstrator: There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies! If you maintain $300 in retail sales per quarter, you can continue to be a Demonstrator.  If you don’t, that’s okay too!

Another bonus of being a Demonstrator…you receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and purchase new products in advance–one of my favorite benefits.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Demonstrator, click  HERE  to see all of the benefits and the compensation table.  You can also sign up electronically to join below.  If you have any questions, please contact me.  I’d love to tell you more about it! Join the Fun!


Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



3 thoughts on “J is for Just Keep Swimming

  1. Jeanie, You are so clever! I agree that Joining has been so much fun and I have met the most wonderful people! I say to anyone on the fence to, Just do it!

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