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12 Days of Christmas with Justine Hovey

10/23/2017
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Today we have the incredible Justine Hovey on the podcast talking about her annual 12 Days of Christmas celebration, where she provides us with holiday inspiration! Hear how the 12 Days of Christmas got started, how it evolved and the incredible prizes and cards she is featuring starting TODAY! SHOW NOTES 12 Day of Christmas Social Media YouTube Facebook Blog Instagram

Duration: 00:24:01


Making the Most of Your Crafting Dollar

10/20/2017
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If you are new to card making or are on a tight budget, making your crafting dollar go as far as possible is essential! Today, I am going to give you some crafty buying secrets on how you can save money and get started building your card making stash. SHOW NOTES Special Coupon Code and Link for 15% off all items on Gina K Designs for today (10/20/17) only! Use coupon code SOSUZY15 Perfect Starter Kit from Gina K Designs - Sentimental Bouquet Mini Kit Pick up a MISTI...

Duration: 00:20:52


MIHM with Bonnie Krebs from Art Impressions

10/16/2017
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This week, we have the amazing Bonnie Krebs on the podcast from Art Impressions. We talk about how she got her start in the crafting industry, her over 8000 images she has designed, the evolution of Art Impressions and how she finds her inspiration! SHOW NOTES Stamp Styles TryFoldsWatercolorWobblesFront and BacksWindows to the WorldGolden OldiesGirlfriends Girlfriend Skin Tones Video Bonnie's Recommendations Marvy Markers#4 Watercolor BrushStaz-On InkPalette...

Duration: 00:47:13


Living In a World of Knock Offs

10/13/2017
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There has been a lot of heated conversations lately over the ever-growing infestation of knock off craft supplies. Typically, when someone mentions knock offs in the crafting industry, most people immediately gravitate toward the MISTI copycats and the blatant patent infringements some companies thought were ok to violate to make a quick buck. Foolishness, my friends, foolishness. However, stamping tools are not the only ones being raped by creatives in the industry. Stamps, dies and...

Duration: 00:16:20


Getting Ready for the Holidays with Amit Mathradas from PayPal

10/12/2017
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Whether you are a business or a consumer, it's time to get your game face on and prepare for the holiday shopping frenzy! On today's podcast, we not only give you 5 incredible tips on how you can score your favorite items during the releases and sales, but we also have Amit Mathradas from PayPal on the show. Amit gives us some incredible ideas for not only boosting sales during the holiday season, but how you can maximize the global market as well! SHOW NOTES 5 Tips to...

Duration: 00:26:20


Snarktoberfest - Interview with Suha Hazboun from Swedish House Crafts

10/4/2017
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Welcome to Day 3 of Snarktoberfest! Today's guest is Suha Hazboun from Swedish House Crafts. Not only is Suha the owner of Swedish House Crafts, she is also one of our incredible sponsors for the Snarktoberfest blog hop! Hear all about Swedish House Crafts, Suha's love for snark AND how she has the lowest shipping rates in the UK! That's right, my UK friends, Swedish House Crafts is on YOUR side of the world!

Duration: 00:20:25


Snarktoberfest - Interview with Donna Whiteman from the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers

10/3/2017
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Welcome to Day 2 of Snarktoberfest and our interview with Donna Whiteman from The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Today, we continue with Snarktoberfest and interviewing one of the amazing lovers of snark, a snarky place to share your creations without fear of someone standing on their precious pansy soap boxes on how your card offends their delicate natures. I also threw down the gauntlet and issued a challenge to de-throne Miss Josefine Fouarge and her Snarky Queen Reign! It's time to...

Duration: 00:18:13


Snarktoberfest with Josefine Fouarge *Not appropriate for small children or easily offended

10/2/2017
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Welcome to Snarktoberfest! *WARNING: Today's podcast has a few bad words that may not be appropriate for little ears or those of you who get easily offended. Josefine and I talk about some of our favorite snarky sentiments and cards during the podcast, there are no F-bombs, but it may not seen as a family friendly show today. Funny, but not geared for the little people. If you get offended, don't complain to me, because I did warn you. :) First, thank you so much for your patience...

Duration: 00:31:37


Creativation 2018 with Keli Bell-Cole from AFCI

9/6/2017
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Eeeek, I am so excited! Creativation is just around the corner and the registration for the education program starts next week on September 12 at 11am EST! Today, we have Keli Bell-Cole from AFCI on the podcast to talk about attending Creativation, the educational classes, key note speaker and so much more! And Keli is kinda awesome! PLUS, we try to talk Mark into letting her go to Greendale, WI to check out the Village! Pretty sure she needs a chaperone...just sayin! Check out the...

Duration: 00:24:22


MIHM with Kim Evans from Emerald Creek

8/28/2017
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Welcome to Made It Happen Monday with Kim Evans from Emerald Creek! Today, we are going to be talking to Kim about how she got her start in the stamping industry, her unique embossing powders, AFCI Canada (because we love our Canadian sisters!) and a few shout outs to some amazing menfolk in the industry! PLUS! Kim has GENEROUSLY offered a $50 prize pack to one lucky listener! OH YA, BABY! SHOW NOTES Kim's Favorites Favorite part of running a business: Math...seriously,...

Duration: 00:52:04


Card Classes and Retreats with Lydia Fiedler

8/17/2017
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**DISCLAIMER** Skype was not behaving during the recording of our podcast so we had to use Zoom, needless to say, the quality is not as good as normal. I do apologize and I PROMISE once you get used to the "bubbling abyss ocean sounds", you'll be fine! It would be an extreme disservice to the crafting community if I did not have the bomdiggityshizznit of all crafters on the show to talk about her incredibly cool method of hosting card classes and retreats. If you are considering...

Duration: 00:55:43


Building and Launching Your Creative Dreams

8/16/2017
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Today, we have Teresa DeWitt-Pierce from Whimsical Card Studio on the podcast sharing with us how she built and launched her creative dream of being on a design team. PLUS, we have a special surprise for her that she had NO CLUE was coming! Thanks to Justine Hovey and Vicky Briggs from So Suzy Stamps for allowing me to a part of the fun! SHOW NOTES Teresa's Favorites Favorite So Suzy Stamps Stamp - Fancy Butterfly Favorite Crafter - Justine Hovey and Jennifer McGuire Favorite Card...

Duration: 00:14:39


Organizing a Successful Card Class

8/11/2017
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This month, we are focusing on different ways to make extra money to support your craft habit. Last week, we discussed craft fairs and launched our Craft Show 101 online class at SoSuzySessions.com This week, we are going to talk about card classes and how you can make extra money by hosting your own. SHOW NOTES If you are wanting to host classes, there are a few things to consider before you go all gang busters and start promoting. If you decide to host in your home, keep these...

Duration: 00:29:19


Financing Your Craft Habit

8/4/2017
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We all need more money for crafting supplies and with the holidays fast approaching and new releases pending, new supplies are going to be essential for our well-being and our very existence. Today, we are going to discuss 10 ways you can finagle some more money to buy the goodies you are dying to get! SHOW NOTES 10 Ways to Finagle More Money Links Referenced My Sweet Petunia Gina K Designs So Suzy Stamps The Ton Stamps Kit and Clowder Our Online Classes How...

Duration: 00:09:52


Getting Ready for Craft Fairs

7/28/2017
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For those of you who plan to participate in a craft fair this year, today's podcast is all for you! We are going to discuss: Also, we just opened pre-registration for our Craft Show 101 Online Class! Show Notes Cash to Have on Hand Accepting Credit Cards Options PayPal HereSquare Links Referenced Price. Market. Sell. Your Handmade CardsPricing CalculatorMISTI Friday's Listener Tip Sponsored By My Sweet Petunia

Duration: 00:21:11


PayPal Solutions for You and Your Craft Business

7/27/2017
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Whether you own an Etsy shop, business, sell your cards at craft fairs or shop online, PayPal is MORE than just a way to collect or spend money. On today's show, we talk with Jason Smith from PayPal and he gives us the inside scoop on all the ways PayPal can help you AND your business. From payment solutions, shopping, peace of mind, dolling out funds to your children, working capital for your business and their Business in a Box. SHOW NOTES How else does PayPal act as a growth...

Duration: 00:42:04


MIHM with Vincent Djen from The Fashion Knowledge Network

7/24/2017
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Today, we have Vincent Djen, designer, manufacturer and consultant for The Fashion Knowledge Network. Vincent is going to tell his story of growing up in the fashion industry and sharing with you his secrets on how you can achieve your fashion design dream. Plus, he gives us the inside scoop of some of the hottest upcoming trends and materials that are coming out! SHOW NOTES Vincent's Golden Rule of Product Development and Production is to be prepared for Black Swans. He breaks it...

Duration: 00:31:15


How the MISTI Impacts the Stamping World

7/21/2017
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Three years ago a stamping product was released to the people who followed My Sweet Petunia on Facebook, shortly thereafter, this incredible tool would impact the stamping world like no other. The MISTI has changed lives, built friendships and revitalized the stamping community. To celebrate her 3rd birthday, we have a special podcast to talk about some amazing ways you can use your MISTI along with a special from My Sweet Petunia for our listeners! Show Notes Where to Find the...

Duration: 00:19:48


eCommerce Series: Chloe Thomas from eCommerce MasterPlan

7/20/2017
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We are continuing with our July eCommerce Series and when we were putting the series together, I knew there was one person I just had to have on the show so she could share her words of wisdom. Chloë Thomas, from eCommerce MasterPlan is an author, podcast host, mentor and consultant in the eCommerce world and I had the extreme pleasure of working with her when I owned So Suzy Stamps. Chloë was instrumental in helping us grow our “bricks and clicks” business. She offered guidance on how to...

Duration: 00:24:23


MIHM Chris Barrett from AltGuild

7/17/2017
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I had to have one last guest on the show to go with our Planner Series to talk about Traveler's Notebooks and working with leather products. Chris Barrett from the AltGuild creates these stunning leather Traveler's Notebooks that I am absolutely IN LOVE with! Today, we talk about the reasons behind a Traveler's Notebook, working with leather and what goes into the creation of one. SHOW NOTES Custom orders are on hold...he said forever, but does that really mean...

Duration: 00:39:19

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