I have always been a crafty person, and have tried just about everything out there. While doing a craft fair one year (I was selling handmade sewn snowmen, painted signs and such), I was parked next to a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I had never heard of Stampin' Up! before. In a down period, I was thumbing thru her catalog, and was very inspired by several things in the catalog, especially the baby announcements, as I was 7 months pregnant at the time with my first child. I ordered what I needed to create my own announcements, and had a great time with that. I didn't do any more stamping for quite a while, until a co-worker asked if I wanted to go to a card making class at the local college. I was starving for some creative time, as I had packed all of my sewing supplies away when my son was born. I just didn't have time to sew anymore. So, at this class, I learned how quickly you could create cards, and how much fun I was having. My creative need was quickly filled! I met many other gals at the class, and one invited me to a Stampin' Up! party shortly after that. I loved it! The demonstrator never mentioned anything about the opportunity, but in the back of my head I kept thinking about it. I started researching the Stampin' Up! opportunity, and after reading about the incentive trip, and the extra money people were making, I was hooked! I kept thinking, I could do this. And if I can grow this into a business, I could stay at home with my baby! So, I called up that demonstrator, and signed up! I have been having a blast ever since! The real bonus is that I was able to turn this into a viable business, and when we lost our day care provider, I was in the position to be able to stay home with our children! If you feel that this is something that you feel you’d like to pursue, contact me. You’ll be glad you did!