Saturday, 17 September 2016

Hello Again

Hello Again
I have been taking a break over the last couple of months because of ill health after spending some time in hospital again. Meanwhile I have been thinking through the ways I spend my time (and money) in the hope of finding a formula that fits well for me. After much thought I found that yes I do wanna be an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I still have that desire within me, but I need to take it a little slower than I first planned, Gving myself a good time of recovery. So rather than finding somewhere local to hold classes and be out there in the public I decided to try sticking to more of a web based formula to begin with. at least that way if I don't feel so good I can still take a rest with less pressure.

Therefore, I have bought a 2nd hand Sony Handycam digital movie camera. We, (Kev and I) have been working on the best way to set up the camera to record my tutorials. I have had lots of advice passed on from Jan B who makes really good video tutorials. I have been learning so much on how to set up, edit videos and produce something which I hope will be watchable!
Believe me its been such a steep learning curve but I am determined to do it. I have been cramming my head full of video making info, using windows movie maker and viewing videos to see how other crafty people have done it. One of the barriers I need to get over is my voice,  I really don't like it much lol but I suppose the totally real barrier is self confidence and self criticism! I can be my worst critic! but hey I can get over that too!
I am already set up with a Stampin' Up retail store so it's easy to buy through me now ;o) if you want to view the annual or holiday catalogue on line and perhaps buy products through me here's the link, I would love the opportunity to earn your business. Alternatively you can find the 2 current catalogues in my sidebar on the right! Christmas is coming and the new Holiday 2016 catalogue is full of  S U fabulous products and projects just right for Christmas handmade cards and crafts. I think if I have learned anything recently it's to do what makes me smile and enjoy it. Well for me thats spending time with the important people in my life and papercrafting! thats what brings out the smiles!
Over this next week I hope to be uploading my first tutorial to YouTube with an easy but lovely card. Ideally I hope to upload at least once a week a card that can be made with Stampin' Up products in 3 example one stamp set =3 different cards! or show you a fab technique to get the most out of your papercrafting experience. After all, we are all learning, whether seasoned crafters or complete beginners, creating something is such fun and even more so when it's to give to someone else!

I'm also thinking through how to put together good card making kits and perhaps a stamp club but first I need to get out there on the internet and find some customers. its kinda like that ancient question...what comes first the chicken or the egg?....The customers or the incentives?

If in the end all I end up doing is having some fun with the camera, making a few cards, and maybe even being able to fund my Stampin Up hobby spending I will still be happy.

So if you have some idea's that would help me get going then all suggestions would be gratefully recieved, although setting up a club at home is not possible as I dont have the space at home.
so here's to the next week and the new video tutorials!

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