There are enough of us now working a Card Ministry from our kitchen tables, I formed this Society for all of us to stay connected. My hope is that once a year we can go on Retreat together and be refreshed, share ideas, share card designs, share how we have sent a card that arrived at “just the right time.” Share your favorite materials and sources and ideas!
Zig Ziglar is quoted as having said 84% of people are hurting in some way, and we should treat everyone as though they are one of those hurting people. We never know what others are going through. We never know what they have been through that led them to where they are now.
Why the Dandelion?
I have named this club The Dandelion Society because just as you can blow on the seeds of a dandelion head and see them swirl and travel on the wind, our cards twirl and whirl through the mail to land in someone else’s mailbox and plant seeds of kindness and caring. It’s been a fun logo to create on envelopes, in letterheads, and now as a wax seal.
I’ve written all about JOURNALING SCRIPTURE on THIS PAGE. That was a “tipping point” experience as I went to work building Celia’s Paper Garden into a classroom teaching people how to bless others with greeting cards. Not just any cards. I developed a proven method for making four cards in thirty minutes, and they are clean and elegant. The cards are known as Keepsakes of Kindness.
The Dandelion Society as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator: Thank you for reading this far, and I hope that something stirs inside you. I am much more relaxed about what my classes will look like and I’m no longer striving to do more than God puts on my heart. I stopped talking about “specials” and began talking about sending more cards.
I only teach once a month. The ladies rotate in and out during a five hour period of the day picking up ideas for cards that they can make at home, and sitting down for a few make-and-takes over sips.
I have recruited several Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want a new way of benefiting from their discount and have, in fact, recruited Dandelions of their own! I welcome you at any level, regardless: As your own customer of card making materials, or as a Hobby Demonstrator wanting to run your own Kitchen Table Ministry.
Let’s embrace the new! Isaiah 43:18-19 says, “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth. Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.”
I’d like to talk about being a part of Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator, and working your business opportunity in a way completely different than I have seen done. Thus, the reference to Isaiah 43 — we will be doing a new thing! If you’ve been a Demonstrator in the past and want a new way, where you’re never taking money from your family income, let’s about a monthly, or even a quarterly event encouraging others to make and send cards.