Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Why

Ink it Pink challenge this week called for sparkle....I hope I have provided that for you with this project!  What, you've not heard of the Ink it Pink challenge?  Well you can find more information here.   Some of you may already know, I am an Independent Consultant with Thirty-One Gifts.  Anyone who's  been involved with direct sales or running their own small business, knows it is important to know WHY you're doing what you project today is a little self reminder of that!  I hope you like it.

This is the lid of my why box.  This key represents the 31 company.  This charm specifically is our "encourage" charm.

I have decorated my Why box with "motivational" and "dream" sentiments all from Pink by Design.  The papers are from a special 31 stack that includes some our fabric patterns for our products.  They gray and white chevron paper is the only one not from the 31 stack.  It is just a single sheet I picked up at Archivers.  The sentiments came from Pink by Design sentiment sets: Believe in Yourself, Just Breathe, Rise Above it All and Shopaholic.

My Why box will be filled with items that remind me of WHY I continue to do this job.  I will also use this when telling my story to customers and potential new consultants!  Here are some items you might find if you were to reach into my box:

a vile of sand - representing debt free vacations
a picture of my director and me - we live several states apart - yet have become fast friends - this picture represents all the friendships I've been able to make with people I've met through 31
a picture of a retro metro bag - which is one of my favorite items
a few crafting supplies - as this is my #1 hobby 31 supports for me
a picture of my husband and I - representing the extra time we are now able to spend together
ALOHA - a crafty ALOHA - a savings account created to help us get back to Hawaii!

So you get the point!  I hope you like my WHY!  If you'd like more information on Thirty-One Gifts products or our business opportunity click here or email me asking for more information!  I love to share! 

Happy Crafting everyone - I'm off to bed so I can get some sleep.  I think my husband and I are off to an airshow over Lake Michigan in the morning!



  1. Wow! I love this! The sentiments work so perfectly with your project. Love the added bling also :-) Thanks for playing along with us at Pink by Design!

  2. WOW What a fun project!! Thanks so much for joining us at!! Come back tomorrow for another challenge!!


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