There are many people who contribute to my growth and success as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and one who has made a big impact is Janet Wakeland. I met her a year ago at convention and was encouraged and inspired by her energy and strong business. After convention this year, she encouraged us to start saving for next year right away – a brilliant idea. She suggested a change jar, and I came up with this:
I used Paisley Petals Designer Series papers on the jar (on sale, buy 3 get one free!) and a bunch of new stamps from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and catalog to collage a couple of tags. I LOVE the font on my new Alphabet – the Spencerian Alphabet Lower – and the fact that it’s a Clear Mount set made stamping the words a breeze even WITHOUT the Stamp-a-ma-jig! I’ll confess that I did each letter twice on two separate tags just in case, but using the Clear Mount stamps was so easy that I ended up with two sets of tags 🙂
A Trinket Key, a Clear Bauble and some ribbon finished up my jar and it’s ready to be fed. This one is designed to coordinate with the colors in my bedroom, but I’m going to make another one for the laundry room. It’s my opinion that any and all cash (coin or bills) found in the laundry belongs to She-Who-Washes-The-Clothes. I consider it tip money.
At a minimum, I’ll need it to be able to pay the second-checked-bag fee next year.