Up until the fall of 2001, the only time I had rubber stamped was when I stamped images at the top of my 4th/5th grade students’ papers! Then I was invited to a stamp camp at a friend’s church. What a fun time that was, making cards and gift items. I was hooked!
I started attending classes and purchased all sorts of stamping products. I enjoyed not only being able to complete a craft project in a short amount of time, but I also liked that I could send an item I made to a friend or loved one and bless them with a homemade project or card, something from my heart.
It didn’t take long for me to discover that I preferred Stampin’ Up! products over those I could purchase elsewhere. The cardstock was a much higher quality than what I could get at a store and I especially liked that the colors all coordinated and that products of a certain color all matched!
I started having friends over to make Christmas cards and in early 2005 decided it was time to become a demonstrator. I really enjoy the opportunity to teach again (I’ve been a stay-at-home mom since 1999) and find it fun to share my enthusiasm about projects with my customers. One of my favorite things is when someone gets so excited during a class and says, "Oh! I just can’t WAIT to give this to so-and-so!"
For those of you who say, 'I can't do this! I am not crafty at all!', I say, 'Phooey!' :-) I can't even draw a stick figure that looks okay, but that is just fine. . . Stampin' Up! provides all the artwork for me in their rubber stamps! To be totally honest, I very seldom make my very own creations. There are so many great websites out there on which people share their work--I have become really good at copying others' work! It's not hard at all! And once you start figuring out what you think looks nice by copying, you realize that you, too, can create something of your own using the products you have on hand.
Come join us in a class, learn some techniques or tricks to try at home. Leave with some things you made and can share with others. We have a fun time!