Friday, June 29, 2007

I promise I will update soon....

I have lots to talk about, but I can't post just yet...

Tonight we are packing, fixing the car (darn fuel filter) and getting ready to go down to St George for my friend Erik's little boy's baptism. We've been friends since I was 16 (in Germany) and wouldn't miss this for the world! I am excited for a little road trip to kind of shake the stress off my shoulders. Sadie is going to spend the weekend at the Coopers... B's cousins, and her fav place to play with kids. Hopefully the C's can handle her wild fart excitement this weekend. LOL!

So, off to shower land to get ready for the daily grind and then off to the daily grind.

Keep checking back in!

Post a comment and let me know you've been here and I will put names in a hat to send someone something sweet on Monday when I get back!!!

Inky Smiles!!


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sad Day & A New Beginning.....

Well, kids, it's time to pull the car over and let me out (of direct sales that is)......

Let me give a little background...

For Christmas 2006, Brent built a FABULOUS Christmas present for me. It was a wooden storage unit to house my CTMH Markers and Stamp/Ink Pads. I showed it off to a bunch of girls on the CTMH consultant bulletin boards because I was SO EXCITED to finally have a solution to permanently store my inks in my scrap area. Within hours I started receiving emails from girls asking if Brent would make them one. I think we received well over 100 emails in a week. So, Brent started pricing out how to make them en mass and we started making a few for people who were uber axious to own what we now called an InkStak (tm). To make a long story short, Brent got so busy with the business of making InkStaks that he decided to start his own business. Here we are in June, going strong and coming up with more and more ideas for fabulous products.

I think tomorrow, Friday, June 29th, 2007, will be my last day as a CTMH Consultant. Over the past several months I have received several "notes" from their corporate office demanding that I "take down my other Non CTMH website" because they feel that Stamper Storage is competition to them. Also, according to their consultant agreement, no spouses should not sell or be owners of businesses selling competing products. (Slap, slap goes the ruler on my knuckles!) I think they fully expected to be able to strong arm me into having Brent take down his website and close his business. Uhm... not going to happen dear friends, that is not fair to ask of him.

So, with impending CTMH doom (aka HOLD status as a consultant), I hereby hang up my CTMH hat and move on to bigger and better things. Thank you for the memories, CTMH, I hold them close to my heart.

Goodbye CTMH.

~ Memory Trends, CHA, here I COME!

~ New and fabulous products to enhance your creativity with paper crafting from various manufacturers. I've got piles of manufacturer catalogs and accounts being set up. AND... I recently toured the American Crafts facility in Orem. You will not believe the awesome products they offer... (ok, maybe you will, but I was sure thrilled to fiddle with their new stuff!!)... THICKERS, RUBONS, FABULOUS PAPER, Chipboard elements and RIBBON... ooooh la la!!! Oh my, big plans in the making....

~ Stay tuned for a new division of Stamper Storage!!!