Hi there folks! I need to make you aware of some changes that will be happening at my blog. I do understand WHY Stampin' Up! as a company is requiring these changes of it's demonstrators. I am going to do what I need to do to be a SU! demonstrator and follow all the rules set forth as such.
I will no longer be specific about where I get items from that are not SU!. Anyone who visits my blog regularly knows that I do in fact throw "other" products in there every now and then, and SU! is absolutely fine with that. They have just encouraged their demonstrators to be business-minded and not promote other products. I will refer to craft stores as just that, not by name, and stores like Target and Wal-Mart as "big box stores", unless someone has a more creative general name for that type of store? Personally I don't like "big box store" and had never heard them called that until SU! "said" it. I think that if you are dying to know where I got something I used, like a cute little tin from Target, you can just call me or e-mail and ask.
As I said, I will support SU! as I continue to be a demonstrator. I appreciate the guidance from them at how to be a better demonstrator. After all, SU! is why I started stamping and crafting. I actually used to make fun of people who made scrapbooks and did other papercrafts!! I know, what in the world was I thinking!?!?! I most definitely want to continue to be a SU! demonstrator, and I want to continue to blog so....please bear with me as my blog undergoes some remodeling and I play by the new rules and suggestions. :)
UPDATE - I made changes in this post to reflect the updated Independent Demonstrator Agreement so that there is no confusion caused by me amongst other demonstrators. Also, I totally understand if those of you who link to me do not do so any longer because I'm removing my blogroll. I just don't want to deal with the headache of trying to be a wise, business-minded demonstrator with who/what/where I link. I'm sure you'll notice that the "big business" demonstrators out there
(about 99% of them anyway) don't link to even other demonstrators, much less those who design for other companies. Besides, it is my hope that you're coming here to "see" me, anyway!!! :)