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.

Confession time:  I used to be a craft reject.  I couldn’t make a thing.  I would attend craft nights at church and my projects just never turned out.  I even worked in a craft store while I was in college and my job was to dust the shelves.  They wouldn’t dream of letting me actually use the product.

Fast forward a few years and I got bit by the scrapbooking bug.  Really, I think I enjoyed shopping for scrapbook stuff more than actually scrapbooking but I had a room full of stuff I was hoarding and even a few albums that I had completed.  But I never wanted anything to do with stamping.  I thought it sounded hard and I thought I had plenty of stuff without adding stamps too.  

Then I had an ah-ha moment.  I went to a Stampin’ Up! workshop and my projects actually turned out.  I started going to classes and found out I loved to stamp and I was easy after all.  And the most amazing part of all: I could use the same stamp set over and over again and didn’t have to hoard it like I did my other supplies.

I also fell in love with making cards.  It took less time and less resources than a scrapbook page and I could share it with someone else and let them enjoy it too.  Then I discovered all the other great things to do with paper and ink and stamps.  The possibilities are endless.

The moral of the story: stamping is a fun, easy way to discover your creative side.  Take it from this recovered craft reject -- try it, you just might like it!