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Old 12-03-2004, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Still need a Little HELP with my Demo Kit???????

Ok everyone I have chosen almost everything, but still need a little help though!! Here is a list of what I have chosen so far:
_____________ $11.95
Bold Basics $24.95
Tags & More $19.95
All Year Cheer II $29.95
Perfect Party $24.95
Bloomin Wheel $ 5.95
Everday Flexible Phrases $ FREE

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Stamp Pads: Basic Brown, Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum


The blanks are what I need to still fill in!!

I have narrowed it down to Simple Wishes, Cute Critters, or Spring Fling for $11.95 Stamp set. Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, or Sage Shadow Ink Cartridge to go with the Bloomin Wheel.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE!!!!

I had a party and I got Love Without End, In Full Bloom, and the Earth Element Markers for FREE!!!! I bought so much the past 3 months I mine as well become a demo and get a discount and more FREE stuff!!!! Plus I'm thinking about giving the business end of it a whirl!! Still thinking though.

Thank you in advance for your help. I will talk to all of you soon.

Happy Holidays,
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Old 12-03-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
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You know what I do when I can't choose between a set......? I go to the gallery and check the samples out. I usually see something that I just have to have and thats the one that wins.

I have Simple Wishes and never use it. But that is because I keep getting sample ideas from SCS and haven't had time to use it. I wanted to get it because it appears to be very versatile with the different stamps.

Personally, I use mellow moss alot. I don't have Basic Brown yet.
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Old 12-03-2004, 08:22 PM   #3
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Congrats on almost becoming a demo! You won't regret it. I wish I had joined years sooner than I did. I have learned so much. Based on what you already have and what you are ordering I would vote for Spring Fling, cause the other two are closer to the Tags and More set, line stamp design. And for the cartridge I would vote Mellow Moss, it is very practical! Though Close to Cocoa would work too.

Hope this helps you out!
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Old 12-03-2004, 08:52 PM   #4
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i have to admit I also got Tags and More, and I hardley ever use it. In fact my friend uses it more than I do.
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:04 PM   #5
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i have to admit I also got Tags and More, and I hardley ever use it. In fact my friend uses it more than I do.
Not to be a thread stealer, but, I found I use Tags and More more than any other set I own. There are soooooo many cute cards in the gallery. I have made a TON of Christmas/Winter cards with the cute snowman in the set.
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:49 PM   #6
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As for the stamp set, I think I would go for a background stamp. I use my a lot and have sold a lot. Simple Wishes is like Tags & More. Cute Critters was a hostess set about 3 yrs ago so it *might* retire. Sping Fling may require a lot of coloring with markers on the stamp itself. Some customers may not like that.

Mellow Moss definitely for the ink cartridge. It seems like you like the EE's and SS's. I think it will go well with the wheel.

My biggest advice to my recruits when ordering is don't order anything you won't use in your own projects/scrapbooks.

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do you know how i decide between sets?
I go to the gallery and whichever set has the most posts...that's the set I get!
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Old 12-04-2004, 05:33 AM   #8
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Thank you all so far for your replies. I have buying from Stampin Up for awhile. I have alot of stamp sets!!! I have all of the background stamps!! By your replies so far maybe I should pick something else for my $11.95 set. If you ladies have any other ideas for the $11.95 set please let me know. I can't believe I'm so stumped on one little set!!! I hope I'm not like this with my ideas for the set!!!! LOL!! Talk you all soon.

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Old 12-04-2004, 05:39 AM   #9
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how about close to nature? There are lots of gallery ideas, and use it lots with glossy cardstock and crayon resist.
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Just a thought......
I noticed that your markers (EE) are darkers than some of your pads (like Barely B., & Mellow, Moss, Pale Plum). Now I do see that you have the Basic Brown pad. Just remember when you are using markers to color-in images that if the markers are darkers than the stamp pad you're using for the image, than you're hardly going to be able to see all the details of the stamped image. If you were ordering those colors with the thoughts of using for two-step stamping, then just ignore what I wrote! I just try to mention that to my customers when I see them ordering Soft Subtle Pads & then Bold Bright markers.

Also, I think I'm reading your post correctly that you would already have Itty-Bitty Bk? That's an excellent $11.95 set to demo different background looks with. Do you have any of the "Handmade with Love" sets on page 190. Customers like to purchase those when they see you using them to "Hallmark" the back of your cards.

It is hard to make decisions when you are trying to think about not only what you will like, but what your customer will like to see.
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Old 12-04-2004, 05:46 AM   #11
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Also let me say this. It might help you ladies help me. I have a very large family and some friends and they love to Scrapbook. They are not too much on the card thing. They also all have little girls. I'm the only one with a boy. I thought this would help you help me to pick this set also. Oh well gotta go to my shop and sand and stain some furniture. Then take son to parade tonight. I will talk to you ladies later tonight when I get home.

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Old 12-04-2004, 05:56 AM   #12
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One more reply before I go!!!!
[quote="witty5"]Just a thought......
I noticed that your markers (EE) are darkers than some of your pads (like Barely B., & Mellow, Moss, Pale Plum).
I have all of the BB markers and pads. I have most of the SS pads and all of the markers!! I got EE markers as my free set with my last party. My hubby will be buying the RR markers for X-mas. Then I will have all of the markers!!! Plus my mom bought me all of the Stampin Spots for X-mas.


Also, I think I'm reading your post correctly that you would already have Itty-Bitty Bk? Yes I have all of the small background stamps.

Do you have any of the "Handmade with Love" sets on page 190. Customers like to purchase those when they see you using them to "Hallmark" the back of your cards. Yes I have one of these sets on order to for my craft show stuff!!!!

I told you I have alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!


I thank you for you reply. I hope this helps!!!!!!!!!

Happy Stampin,
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OK, I know you have alot, so I will list some 11.95 sets that I use alot, and some that I don't have, but are on my wish list.
Good Luck!!!

Shape ups

Itty bitty borders

beyond the basics (all those little girls in family, this is cute background!!)

***Around & About- do you have this, if not, I would highly recomend this

Letter Perfect bacground-- all those scrapbookers in family.

simple somethings is a fun set

oh and a tree for all seasons, that is a very sweet set.

Let us know


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Old 12-04-2004, 08:21 PM   #14
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Ok I think I've got it by George!!!! I took a little bit of Angie, Amy, & Philippa's advice and rolled it all together and came up with Close To Nature. I checked the gallery and out of all of the $11.95 sets Close To Nature & Let's Party had the most pics. Let's Party is alot like Perfect Party. So what's left? Close To Nature. Thank all of you for your replies and Merry Christmas.


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Glad we could all help. You are going to have so much fun!!!


And sorry but I have to say this.....Aubrey......you gave me the biggest laugh when I read your signature line!! That is so hilarious. I will have to share that with my friend. That just cracks me up. My hubby would get a kick out of that too.
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I vote for Spring Fling & Sage Shadow ink cartridge!
I just ordered Spring Fling and can't wait for Spring to use it! And I love Sage Shadow! It's my favorite SU! green!
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Old 12-05-2004, 04:52 PM   #17
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And sorry but I have to say this.....Aubrey......you gave me the biggest laugh when I read your signature line!! That is so hilarious.
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Ok let me steal my own thread!!! LOL!!! Angie I'm glad you pointed that out because I didn't even see it. This is the funniest quote I've ever seen!!! Thank you Aubrey for the good laugh!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!


Thank you all for you help & MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!
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