My Story

It is wonderful to be able to work at what I love after years of not doing it.  Stampin' Up! has made it happen for me and it can happen for you too.  Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator like me!  It all started approximately 7 years ago when my sister gave me a scrapbook of our childhood.  It was one of the most touching gifts I have ever received.  About the same time I had attended several weekend retreats where I came to realization that women are usually the family story tellers.

My first scrapbook was of our family vacation.  I showed it to our Grandson, Preston, who was only 3.  Several weeks later Preston was visiting us and asked, “Mal Mal, can I see the Florida Story Book?”  I was hooked!  In 2006 I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! Products.  I immediately fell in love.  The quality stamp sets are creative and the card stock, patterned paper (DSP), inks and markers ALL MATCH!  I love it!!  Before Stampin’ Up! I would shop at stores and prepare to make a project but I could never get the papers to match with the card stock or the markers and ink pads.  Stampin’ Up solved that problem.  Making cards came later for me.  Now I only send handmade art.  Cards can be recycled too.  Some friends have framed them or re-purposed them into scrapbook pages.


I retired from Federal service in Washington, D. C. and now live in my hometown, Everett, Pennsylvania with my husband, Mike, and our two Boston Terriers, Luke and YaYa.  When we built our new home, Mike named the craft room the “Scrapbooking Wing.”  Hope you enjoyed my story.  Now I would like to hear yours.  Hope to see you as a stamper or a new Demonstrator real soon.