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.


It all started when I spent £60 on cards for Christmas and that same year was given a really simple but lovely handmade card by a neighbour. I told myself that it had to be cheaper to make my own cards and that was the beginning............

As most of you know, by the time that you have the latest and greatest of most craft supplies and tools, it's not cheaper at all but an awful lot more fun LOL!
 
I have had the priviledge of being an Editor of five UK papercrafting magazines and have been featured in several more too. However, it got to the stage that I lost my hobby when it became work and I had no time to enjoy it. So I got myself a "proper" office job and gave up my hobby for 18 months. Then I found my mojo and started enjoying it again.
 
We had a Stampin' Up! demonstration at our local scrapbook crop and I loved it. Their style was very "me" and I had a wish list as long as my arm. I was just starting to think about making some cards to sell and thought the fact that everything is so co-ordinated, it really would make the job alot easier and less time consuming.
 
I decided to join as a Demonstrator so that I could benefit from the Starter Kit being such a bargain and to get the discount on my addiction. I did my first party on 1st October 2008 and I'm still really having fun doing workshops and classes. I now have a team of over 230 Demonstrators and we are growing every week.
 
My Stampin' Up! journey has already been so enjoyable, I can't help but recommend it to everyone!
 
If you want to know more about me and what is going on in my Stampin' Up! life,
why not catch up by joining me on my blog - you can see a link on the left hand side in the list.
 
Stampin' Up! Achievements:
 
2008 - 2009:
 
First Stampin' Up! Workshop held.
Monaco Incentive Trip earnt.
 
Stampin' Up! card
UK #5 Demonstrator of the Year.
UK #8 in Sales.
UK #4 in Recruiting.
 
2009 - 2010:
 
Prague Incentive Trip earnt.
UK #5 Demonstrator of the Year.
UK #8 in Sales
UK #3 in Recruiting.
UK #4 in Leadership.
 
2010 - 2011
 
Stampin' Up! card
Vienna Incentive Trip earnt.
UK #5 Demonstrator of the Year.
UK#4 in Recruiting.
UK #5 in Leadership
 
2011 - 2012
 
 
Salt Lake City Incentive Trip earnt
UK Top 10 In Sales
UK Top 10 in Recruiting
UK Top 10 in Leadership
 
Natalie O'Shea
78 Milborne Road, Maidenbower, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 7LP
Tel: 01293 888816 / 07990 534538