Jackie NobleWhitby, Porirua
Wellington, New Zealand
I also have a blog/website at www.creativejax.co.nz where I post and share about Stampin' Up! and other areas of interest to me. Feel free to hop on over to check it out too.
So ... a little about me. I've been married to my awesome, supportive husband for more than 31 years and we have two great "children" - a daughter and a son.
My original training and working background is in the field of radiation therapy. I spent many years before the children were born, and while they were young, enjoying a satisfying career as a radiation therapist, clinical tutor and lecturer in the health and education sectors. My husband is an engineer and our careers have enabled us to live in several parts of New Zealand - and even to spend a couple of exciting years in Regina, Canada. When the children were teenagers I stepped aside from my full-time career and chose to work part-time in administrative roles. I spent the three years working on the same large project im the Waikato as my husband - it was really great to get to work together every day.
Our daughter is currently doing her Masters in Building Science and is researching how the indoor built environment (lighting, acoustics, temperature) impacts on people on the Autism Spectrum. Our son is working and studying pert-time towards in the area of computer science. So our leanings towards constuction/maths/physics/computing/practical science have carried through to them. They did also get some creative genes though - both are talented vocalists (a soprano and a bass). Our daughter also loves crafts and is a superb baker - cupcakes to die for! Our son enjoys the piano - and composing is one of his passions.
I have always enjoyed a wide range of creative interests - painting and papercrafts and sewing and photography and digital publishing and needlework and baking - there's usually more than one creation or activity on the go. I first started cardmaking and paper craft when the children were young and it is has grown as an area of particular interest and one I enjoy immensely.
I was introduced to Stampin' Up! a few years ago and fell in love with their quality products - awesome stamps, fantastic colours, superb cardstock, amazing punches, vivid designer series papers, a range of paper-crafting tools, and numerous accessories. And things co-ordinate! Colours match ... punches fit stamps ... embossing folders co-ordinate with images. What more could you ask for! I've so enjoyed using these products to make cards and 3D items and to dabble in scrapbooking.
Whne we moved back to the Wellington region about 4 years ago I decided to be more than a "happy shopper" demo - but to establish myself as an Independant Demonstrator for Stampin' Up! in the area. I hold cardmaking classes at my home to share and demonstrate the quality products from Stampin' Up! and aim to inspire others tap into their creative side. I am also available to hold Stampin' Up! workshops ("parties") in your home where you and a group of friends can experience the Stampin' Up! product range - including a make-n-take project. If you have a group that would like to do a private class I'd love to work with you.
I am passionate about the importance of recording our memories - particularly our photos! It worries me that we take so very many pictures, but most often they stay on our digital devices! I love it that Stampin' Up! has a range of memory keeping products which are available in our exclusive colour palette and the matching products. I'd love to help you on the path getting those memories recorded.
Who would have thought that 2 1/2 years after I decided to step-it-up and be a business demo that I would earn the Annual Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip - WOW! I was humbled by the support I got from many people as I reached for that goal - and met it. Hubby & I had a fabulous Mediterranean Cruise last year with Stmpin' Up! and In July 2017 I will be off on my 2nd Incentive Trip. I'm off to Phuket and taking Beth with me on an all expesenses paid trip for two! Thanks again to Stampin' Up!, my family and friends and customers - I truly appreciate your support!
If you are familiar with Stampin' Up! products then you'll know why I love them.
If you're new to Stampin' Up! - I'd love to "Inspire. Create. Share." with you.
To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference! - Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart