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Old 09-05-2006, 08:17 AM   #1  
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Default Becoming a demo - help me pick a set

Most of you probably know, but SU is having a promo right now that if you sign up to become a demo by 9/15 you get to pick from 3 different promo "gifts." One of them is a stamp set for $39.95. You get to pick the one you want. I am leaning toward an alphabet since I do not have one. However, I am open to suggestions.

So, which alphabet is your favorite? (as far as it gets the most use)

Or,

Which set would you recommend up to $39.95?

Also, any tips/tricks you might have for a new demo would be lovely. I am starting out as just a hobby demo, but hope to grow a small business eventually!
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:24 AM   #2  
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Totally pick a $39.95 alphabet, especially if you don't own any. Headline is the most versatile, IMO. I have Letterpress and my upline has Headline. With Headline you can kiss it onto other backgrounds and images to give it a different look each time. It's a great size for scrappin' and you can use it on cards, as well, with short words or monograms. Very versatile and you wouldn't want to pay for it yourself! Yahoo on getting it free!!!
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:40 AM   #3  
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I'm only going to be a hobby demonstrator and not do workshops, so take that into account. I already had the Letterpress Alphabet and I don't scrapbook at the moment so I decided to get Wild Rose. It's a set I know I'll use. My other choices were Everyday Flexible Phrases or Amazing to Zany. It was such a hard decision!! Roses are my favorite flower (see my username) so that's why I went with that set. Plus, it matches the Recollections designer paper. Good luck with your decision. If you pick a set and later decide you don't like it, you can always trade it on the Buy/Sell/Trade forum.
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:43 AM   #4  
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I recommend either Amazing to Zany or Headline, both are terrific. A to Z is a great font, and so versatile. The Alphabet is a classic and Jessica is right -- can be kissed! Good luck being a demo. I hope you love every minute!! It is so much fun.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:40 AM   #5  
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I would get headline or big deal alpha sets. With both of them you can demo the kissing technique and they are great alphas
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HI Chrissey

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My suggestion would be a large alphabet - personally I love Headline - easy to use for simple cards (monograms, simple words) and for scrapbooking or other craft items
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:13 AM   #7  
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I would have to vote for either Headline Alpha or Big Deal Alpha. If you already have one of those then perhaps the Amazing to Zany. Those words can add a lot to a scrapbook page or a card.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:19 AM   #8  
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Definitely go with an alpa, if you don't have one. All I've got is brushstroke, and I hardly ever use it, cause it's so small...drat, now I want another alpha to demo with!

PS Don't start looking at samples in the gallery too long, or you'll buy more than you need.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:28 AM   #9  
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Any time I have the opportunity to get a free stamp set like this, here's what I do: take a look at my wishlist. Find all the sets on my wishlist that cost the amount of the free set I can pick. And then, regardless of which one I want AT THE MOMENT, I pick the one that I always talk myself out of.

My theory is this...if it's still on my wishlist, then obviously I want it. However, if I keep talking myself out of buying it myself, it's probably because I feel guilty for spending that much money on THAT particular thing (I mean, I could get a zillion packs of paper or some adhesive or yadda yadda yadda instead, right!?). So this way, I'm not spending my own money, so no reason to feel guilty.

It doesn't always work out that way, but it's someplace to start.

Good luck - let us know what you decide and welcome to the SU family!
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I would go with Headline Alpha or EFP. I love Headline Alpha and use it for home decor and scrapbooking a lot! My first tip--once you have your demo ID, sign up for the demo only forum here. That's where a lot of business ideas are discussed--you'll learn a lot! Welcome to SU!
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Headline alpha is very versatile - great for scrapbooking and for monograms on cards (among other uses).
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I know I'm in the minority, but I actually love my brushstroke alphabet. I love having both upper and lower case letters and, to me, this alphabet is perfect for both casual and formal projects.

It's not that I don't like the large alphabets or the other sets mentioned (in fact, I'm going to get some of them as my stampin' start "prizes") but I'm glad that I chose brushstroke as my first alphabet.
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Do you scrap? Then I'd get an alpha. But if you do mostly cards and small projects, I'd get EFP or Amazing to Zany. I got EFP for a Sellabration prize last year and it has proven very useful. Have a blast picking out your kit, and we'll see you on the demo side soon! : )
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:33 AM   #14  
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definately go with an Alphabet set... especially if you dont have one... I love the Headline , but when i signed up during sell - a - bration a few years back ( they also offer an additional set for signing up in that time ) i got bold alphabet which is now retired, but the reason I got it was because it had the upper and lower case all in one, so my suggestions would be
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Thanks, ladies! (Hi, Jenni! )

I was leaning towards Headline, now you have all tipped me over the edge! Thanks for the advice.

Now, how to get to the demo only forum. . . .
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I have Letterpress alphabet and love it.
Or, any of the flexible phrase sets: Everyday flexible phrases, expressive flexible phrases or amazing to zany are all REALLY nice.
I would say do the alphabet first!
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