There were many CTMH, SU!, etc. people at CKC. In one class, I overheard a conversation between 2 ladies about running crops where they did not allow competitor products to be used. I was curious about this, because, really, who has JUST ONE company in their stash? Raise your hand if you do. Mine us down. I know yours is, too. We all have SOMETHING that's considered "contraband" by our respective companies. Does that make it wrong? Does that mean you would prefer to force people into using only certain products at a crop they are PAYING TO GO TO? I say "yes" to wrong & "no" to being forced into any product. You may disagree, and that's OK. I prefer to have friend & new people at my workshops using up what they already have. if that means they are not bringing a CTMH paper pack, I'm fine with it. The cost of the workshop doesn't change. It's trickier on their end because they need to kit their paper like CTMH does...that's what my workshops revolve around. Would I ever say "no" to someone who wants to bring their own paper instead of buying mine? NO, I would NOT!! I'd rather expand my cropping circle than become one of those product snobs...you know them. We've all met them. I apologize if you're one of them & now offended. You can still use it toward your mins, just save workshop fees & apply it to your next order. That said, I ENCOURAGE people to use up their hoarded stash before buying more. It's tough out there these days. $10 for a class with your own kit is still less than the kit plus tax & shipping. If you NEED paper, well then, I can't say enough how much I like the way CTMH kits up their paper. I made a video - my 1st - last August on how to kit a paper pack from your own hoarded stash for those who wanted to come to workshops without buying a paper pack. It is on my FB page under videos. Feel free to share it, but please give me credit with a link back here if you do. Just a thought for those of you who know it's the wrong thing to make customers to buy more hoard, or are going through tough times, or just to make the hubby's feel like wifey actually used something she bought. That's my theory anyway. Feel free to disagree, but this has always worked for me.
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