I hope you had a spectacular holiday weekend. Mine was filled with food, family, food, decorating, food….and today I am thankful there aren’t a lot of leftovers in the house as I need to get back on track. I mean, who can say no to gravy?!! Never, not really even a thing.

here we are in a moment of not eating


I also snuck in some plotting and planning time so that I am all set for my December 1st Occasions Catalog Pre-order. I think being able to preorder is one of the most fun perks of being a demonstrator.  Getting all those new stamps, paper and ink early is the bomb!!


Stampin'Up! Occasions Catalog, sneak peek, what to order, business tips


It is easy to get overwhelmed by all the options (there aren’t too many bad ones!)


But I thought I would share my “secret recipe” for making a smart December 1 pre-order that makes good business sense

1) January/February classes

The first thing I do is decide what classes I want to offer in January and February. Those products are top of my list. I want to have them in my hands so that I can stamp, create, and be able to share sneak peeks in my marketing to entice folks to sign up. There is a short window for Valentines Day and I want to make certain I am ready

I also want to create displays using these products in different or unique ways to build great value and generate a “must have” feeling in my customers.


2) Displays

There are some really awesome items in the Occasions Catalog that I will create displays with but not offer as a class. I will get the most bang for my buck out of these displays if I have them up early at my January classes. This will include home decor items, 3d items, bundles, suites, as well as kits.

It would be almost impossible to share every bundle, kit or suite in a class setting when there are so many options and the holiday selling season is so short.

By letting my customers see these items live and in action it can help them see how much they want them as well!


3) Those things I Love

As we go thru the Occasions Catalog we all had those items we just fell in love with. They may not make it into the January/February class slot and they really aren’t something we can build a whole display or card kit around, but we LOVE them.

Let yourself get a handful of items that you just think are beautiful or look forward to creating with just for yourself. They might not make it into your events, but you can still share them passionately with your customers in person and on line.


I know that I have a definite December 1 list and a January 1 list.

One of the best perks of being a Stampin’Up! Demonstrator is getting your hands on new product first.

Don’t miss out on this fun! And make sure your order works for you!

Did you know that my VIPs get 99% of all my trainings included for FREE in their membership? That is almost $700 of courses and webinars they can access any time they want! Check it out here

and I offer a FREE (almost) Weekly Tip and Inspiration, sign up HERE to receive that