PULLLLEEEEEEZZZZEEEEE! I'm begging you - if you are currently a consultant for Leaving Prints (or any other scrapbook direct sales company) and are sitting your house thinking, "Hey, what an opportunity! I can do it BETTER!", then get up, walk into your garage, pick up a piece of wood and WHACK yourself over the head with it. It's commonly known as a "Whack with a 'DUH!' board" at our house. It's what you do when you get some weird, crazy idea that you KNOW won't work, but sounds like fun. The DUH board is supposed to pop you back into reality.
There are so many reasons why this is a bad idea. I can't even begin to list them. Please just let the idea go and move on - I don't want to see this happen anymore.
You have to strike while the iron's hot, so the speak. And, the iron (or the scrapbook industry), while still warm, isn't red-hot any more. The profit margins for a direct sales company are too small to fufill all the promises a DS company makes. Success is somewhat temporary and depends on fast, explosive growth and when the honeymoon period is over and the growth slows, the cash dries up and you start having to "rob Peter to pay Paul" and you can't sustain that very long.
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled programming...