My Story


Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is so rewarding. Not only do I get to be creative every day, I also get to be a creative coach, offering fresh project ideas and encouragement to my customers and friends.

For me, helping someone create that perfect project for a special occasion is the best feeling in the entire world. After all, creating cards, scrapbook pages, and gift items is about more than just stamps and ink—it’s about sharing a part of yourself with the people you love.


My personal journal...
I didn't find StampinUP, it found me!  About 28 years ago (yes I was barely out of diapers) a dear friend invited me to a Valentines Day craft event.  I had no idea what we were going to do but I knew I liked Valentine's Day and I like crafting.  In a little over an hour I walked out with treat holders, cards and  a new passion was ignited.  I wanted to do more!! I loved that in a short amount of time I could have creative fun and could give it away to someone I was thinking of!

The next thing I knew I was attending every StampinUP event I could and started hosting workshops so I could build my crafting tools faster.  Of course I also had the support of my wonderful husband to take care of our three kids and agreeing to me carving out a small spending budget for my purchases it would not have been as easy.  

I went on like this for several years.  And then one day it happened, my demonstrator needed to cut back on events.  What???  How will I get my crafting time with my friends?  How am I going to keep filling up my small craft area with stamps, paper, ink, ribbon, etc.?  I became a demonstrator that's how!

And it's been GREAT!  I tell everyone that I work full time to pay my bills, I am a StampinUP Demonstrator to fund my passion!  I have life long friends thanks to being a Demonstrator!  I never saw myself as a "sales person" and I still don't.  Sure I show all my stamping friends the latest trends in stamping and paper crafting but the product practially sells itself because it's that good.

At my stamping events we have a LOT of fun crafting.  I love wowing the gals with new tips and techniques.  But I also love it when I step back and watch them as they make new friends and catch up with old friends.  We laugh and share special moments.  And yes, sometimes we cry, because life can be hard, but stamping and hugs make life easier to deal with!!!  And it is for this reason I never want to stop!

And here we are, 2018!  I look forward to seeing what the year will bring.  I have already been playing with the new StampinUP products in the Ocassions Catalog and some of the Sale-A-Bration items.  And I am looking forward to sharing these items with you!  So lets spend some time stamping and having fun together and then share the joy with others!

Diane
YOUR Creative Coach!