I got started stamping back in 1999 with a friend. We were both stay home Moms who met through a Moms Club in Lincoln. We only lived about a block apart and had boys of compatible ages. Well, the older two were compatible, the younger two were like oil and water, but that kept it interesting! She was a demo and after I attended a workshop for a mutual friend I was hooked. I remember the first thing I stamped were bagalope valentines for my son's preschool class.
We spent many hours after that in her basement stamping while the boys played. I built up my basic supplies buying from her. When she had to move away in 2000 I knew I had to become a part of the SU!® family. I signed up in August 2000. As we lived in Lincoln at the time, I started by hosting a workshop for neighbors and friends and booked a few workshops. I settled in to doing monthly Stamp Camps and the occasional workshop. Things changed after moving to the country and I was my own best customer for quite a while.
Stamping has always been my sanity though in a busy world and that holds true too today. A year or so after moving to the country I started attending a stamp group and things started rolling again. A few workshops were booked and a club was started. Club continued for several years and lifetime friendships were built! Many miles were driven by myself and the others. I started doing Open Houses several times a year as well. Things have now changed again as we move into different life stages. I've been more out of stamping than in the last several years, but I'm working to get back into a more regular pattern. Both of my boys are at college now, but life hasn't slowed down much!
Stampin' Up!® is a flexible business; it can be whatever each independent demonstrator wants it to be. I've been able to build wonderful friendships doing something I love through many changes in my life. I've just passed my 15th anniversary and I can't imagine not having had SU!® in my life. Contact me
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