Friday, June 23, 2017

Catching Up and Heading Out - Junkie Fest



We are headed out to our very first card retreat that I have not hosted!  The Stamp Junkies are descending upon Gina K's, Village Paper & Ink in Wisconsin for a ton of fun, lots of laughs and some major card making.  On today's episode, we talk about getting ready for going to a Retreat, supplies to bring and how I created my amazing lists!



SHOW NOTES

What to Bring - Check out our Preparing Your Go Bag podcast for more detailed information

Be Courteous - Use a purse hook to hang your Bunkie Bag from the table so it doesn't take up so much space on the table.


My List



Isn't this just the cutest?  List with the envelope pocket

List is 5" x 2.75"
Envelope Pocket is 3" x 4"

Supplies Used

Lavinia Freya's Fairy House Stamp
Brutus Monroe Clickable Letter Stamps
Gina K CardStock
So Suzy Stamp Peacock Plumes Ink Bites




Don't Forget


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jessica Marie Design - Custom Printable Planners


Welcome back to Week 4 of our Planner Series with Jessica Marie Design.  Jessica designs and creates Printable Planners that you can simply download and print or if you need something custom, she can design planner pages that work for you and your needs.  I have been using Jessica for several years and she never fails to wow me with her ability to take what's in my head and make something invaluable for my planning needs.  Plus, she shares with us a few of her planner hacks on how YOU can decide which planner is best for YOUR lifestyle.




SHOW NOTES


If you are having a hard time figuring out the type of layout that works best for your lifestyle, Jessica recommends downloading sample planner layouts, use them for a week and see which one you prefer before purchasing a planner.

Try Jessica's Free Downloads



Jessica's Favorites

Favorite Paper to Use to Print - Cardstock
Favorite Planner Layout - Business Daily Planning Page


Favorite Printable Design - Colorful Stripes and Confetti



Favorite Printable - Password Log Page



Suzanne's Custom Printables

Podcast Planner Kit



Where to Find Jessica Marie Design

Etsy Shop
Website
Facebook
Instagram


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Monday, June 19, 2017

MIHM - Katy Weade from Blitsy



It's Made It Happen Monday with Katy Weade co-founder of Blitsy!  Today we talk with Katy on how Blitsy came to life, how to get your products onto their site, secret of something super fabulous coming out soon and where Blitsy is going in the future!



SHOW NOTES

Main Focus of Blitsy 


  • Buying Guides
  • Loves to work with Brands to get their products out to the world
  • THE destination for shopping and learning

Katy's Favorites


Where to Find Blitsy


Want to see if you can get your products carried on Blitsy?  

Email: support (at) Blitsy (dot) com

Blitsy Secrets

Oh, you're going to have to listen for those!

Let us know what your favorite part about shopping at Blitsy is!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Importance of Listening to Your Customers



Listening to your followers and customers is an integral part of the success of you, your brand and your business.  Understanding what they want and need will help to garner their loyalty and allow you to grow and continue to to offer value added content and products.  Find out the importance of listening to your customers and followers in today's podcast.


SHOW NOTES

Why You Should Listen

"Not listening to your customers is equal to not looking at your fuel gauge before heading off for a road trip."

Case Studies

@KreativeKymona Instagram - Did You Know? Series

  • Customers asked she provided
  • Value to the consumer and manufacturer
"Not only does Kymona's series benefit her followers, but the companies whose products she was featuring also found value in her Did You Know? series."
  • MISTI
  • Mini MISTI
  • Memory MISTI
"By listening to her customers, Iliana has made not only a fabulous tool, but better business decisions because of the feedback from her customer."

 Paper Clip Planet

  • Quality over Trendy
  • High quality, long lasting signature toppers that will satisfy her customers
"Annie chose to listen to her brand and satisfy her customers with their need for quality versus trendy products."

 Store Owners

Stamp Companies

  • Get your designs ready now for the holidays
  • Launch your holiday stamps in September/October

Crafters

  • Know your market, your customer and the theme
  • Think logically

Questions to Ask Yourself

  • What do your customers want?
  • What would they like to know?
  • How will they find, identify and know you?
  • Why do they want what you have?
  • And if they don't...what DO they want?
"Sometimes it is about satisfying the customers you have versus finding ones who want what you offer."

Links Referenced

Kymona Tracey
Justine Hovey
My Sweet Petunia/MISTI
Paper Clip Planet
Price. Market. Sell.  Your Handmade Cards Online Class

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Decorating Your Planner

 

 Welcome to week 3 of our Planner Series with Audra Bolster from Kindred Stamps.  Today, we are exploring the reasons behind decorating your planner, supplies available and best inks to use.  When I think of decorating a planner, my brain immediately goes to "personal planner" and certainly not one for business.  However, seeing the need for business stamps and direct sales planner stamps, Audra designed several planner stamps to fill that need.  They are great for small businesses, direct sales, Etsy shop owners and so much more.


 

SHOW NOTES

Why is decorating your planner so popular right now?
It adds uniqueness to your planner and you can add whimsy by stamping and coloring. -Audra Bolster, Kindred Stamps
Types of Planner Stamps Kindred Stamps carries
Kindred Plans Vacation


Kendra's Personal Favorites

Best Ink - VersaFine Pigment Ink
Favorite Planner - Erin Condren
Favorite Planner Stamp Sets - Small Business and Unicorn  


What You Need to Get Started

  1. Your favorite planner
  2. Bag for all of your supplies
  3. VersaFine Ink
  4. Favorite Pen
 

Where to Find Kindred Stamps

Website Facebook Facebook Group Instagram


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