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Old 04-29-2004, 06:12 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone! Not sure what to do with this website. I just signed up with SU. I have never Rubber Stamped before. But I have been Scrapbooking for almost 4 years. I have thought rubber stamping looked like so much fun, now I'm scared to get started. I haven't even attempted my first card yet! Sounds crazy I know. If anyone has any advice on anything, I would aprreciate it. Sincerely!!!! Thanks
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Old 04-29-2004, 06:21 AM   #2
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I say just jump right in - the water's fine!! I use this board for inspiration. There are some wonderful ideas floating around here and if that isn't great enough, there are also some wonderful, generous people willing to share their expertise on all things stamping! So, welcome to you - hope to see you here often! I also am fairly new to this but after being here and soaking up all the info available I must admit that I am feeling so much more confidant. I may even post a card soon!
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I agree! The water is great. Since you are just starting with cards, This site and the SU site are loaded with ideas just waiting to be discovered by your personal taste. Take a card you like and maybe change the colors. Once you start, there is not stopping your creative imagination
You already do scrapbooking so you could take some of your previous work and just make a smaller version of it.
Welcome and Good luck! Keep us posted on your progress!
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If you have an upline that has made time for you on a weekly basis, let her teach you everything!!! If you want a resource to look at other than online, I suggest using a Michael's or JoAnne Fabrics 50% off coupon to buy a Stamping book. Both stores sell books geared toward beginners, and it's something you can take to the Dr's Office, Soccer, etc. I went to the Dollar Tree and got a 3x5 Index Card keeper, and every time I learn a technique I print it on an index card and file it. You can also write down color combinations you see that really stand out to you and file those. Don't be afraid to take notes on everything you learn! I just signed up a year ago and have already forgotten a few things my upline was so diligent to teach me. I"m so glad I have my notes as a reminder, since we moved to a new state. Hope it goes well for you!!!
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First of all congratulations on becoming a demo. Once you get over the initial fear of it you will have so much fun! I started August 2002 and I have been loving it ever since. Don't be afraid of stamping. Once you get started it's so much fun!!!!
Ask your upline if she has the inspiration sheets. That's one of the things I give my recruits for signing up. The cards on there are easy and demonstratable (is that a word? LOL) and they explain every card on the back. I love those sheets. I also let my downline come over and teach them techniques and how-tos...and if they are far away...I try to help via email as much as I can. Don't be afraid to ask your upline for training and guidance. That's what they/we are there for.
Most of all....have fun and play. Hugs and smiles.
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Congratulations! You've been a demo for a couple of weeks now and I hope it's going well! This website is awesome for seeing great ideas. Don't be afraid to ask any questions. Everyone here is very helpful! I scrapbooked before learning of SU! with CM. I was even a CM Consultant for a while. Those are great foundations but rubber stamping offers so much more! Have fun with it. Join swaps to share ideas to show your customers at your workshops and for getting ideas yourself. Good luck and have fun!!

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congratualtions on becoming a demonstrator!

My suggestion is to copy cards that you like.. copying teaches you technique and over time you will develop your very own personal style. Don't be afraid to ask questions of your upline.. or here!

I agree with Beate that the inspiration sheets are fablulous and also your stampin success magazines. There's a training section on the SU demo site too that might give you inspiration and ideas..

Good luck!

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