You read that right. Why? Because I'm letting my demonstratorship go. I know some of you are shocked, but this is a decision a long time in the making (several months) and my downline was forewarned a while ago. I honestly thought December would be my last month but my order for wedding invitation supplies put me over the edge to stay active.
So you're asking why? Let me be clear, I LOVE Stampin' Up! I am NOT leaving because of any angst with the company. I still highly recommend it as a job for stay at home moms, or for crafters who want a discount. The starter kit alone is worth signing up for!
I have just felt God leading me in other directions lately for work at home. You may have noticed me posting about educational items. I have a Master of Science degree in Curriculum Development and was a teacher before I stayed home with my kids. I'm going to be doing more of that as far as work goes.
I WILL still be stamping! I WILL still be paper crafting! I WILL still be blogging my projects and keeping my Stampin With Alicia Facebook page going. Nothing changes there. You just won't be able to order from me. :) I will be a customer and stamping for my own purposes, not teaching classes and holding workshops.
I've had some people who knew I was dropping ask for a recommendation for another demonstrator. If you know my downline member Elizabeth Turley, you can contact her for orders. If you don't know anyone, I highly recommend another member, Vanessa Hughes, and you can order from her online store here: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/vanessahughes/
It's been 10 yars for me as a demonstrator. I will miss the free demonstrator idea magazines, forums, and Convention and Leadership a ton. I will miss group meetings and such. But I am excited about this new venture!
If you know, or are, a teacher or homeschooling parent, check out my Facebook Page and online store for downloadable resources! (Just FYI, in the 7 short years I taught, I received not only my Master's Degree, but also 2 teaching awards! This isn't an out-of-the-blue thing. I really am qualified. ;))