Okay, so I am no longer a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator after 9 sweet years with that company. It became too much work to fit in my increasingly busy schedule of homeschooling, housewife, wife, mom, etc.... I also found that while I still like SU!'s papers and accessories, I just was not excited about their stamps anymore. I love Papertrey Ink stamps and dies so much more for their ease of use and timeless style. What does all this have to do with the title of my post you ask? Well, I took the plunge yesterday and signed up to be a consultant for Thirty-One gifts. They make handbags, totes, organizer totes, and other storage items. My mother-in-law introduced me to the company this Spring and I really like their products. Most of the storage and organizer totes are pretty reasonably priced and very spacious. I have several totes to store my various crafty ventures (bath and body making supplies, sewing supplies and fabrics), our homeschooling stuff (books, school supplies like pencils, rulers, tape, crayons, etc.), and our expanding DVD library, the boys stuff for the car, portable DVD players, and stuff like that. Amazingly enough, I got all those things for less than $100 by hostessing a catalog party.
I chose to sign up with Thirty-One for a couple of reasons. First was to see if there was a little potential to make some extra money to pay for fun things and trips for our family. The boys and I really want to go to this horse ranch near Atlanta for a few days. Secondly, it did not seem like doing this would take nearly the prep time to do that Stampin' UP! took to do. I just have to grab some of the totes and go. I also think their hostess and customer specials are great. Thirty-One's August special is incredible: you get 15% off everything in the new Fall/Winter catalog. Amazing. I also figured with the upcoming holiday seasons, it would be a good time to promote their products as possible gift ideas. The totes are awesome for giving as gifts, filling with gifts, or toting all the gifts and other stuff to family for the holidays.
So, anyway, I hope to squeeze in some time to make this work. If you are interested in my business or want to see the products, go to www.mythirtyone.com/masibert. Again the August special is 15% off anything in the new catalog. The new catalog goes live on my website on Monday, July 25.