I attended my first Stampin' Up! workshop after an invitation from my sister, and joined as a demonstrator soon afterwards. That was in September 2007 - well over 10 years ago!
I still remember thinking "wow I can really do this!" when I stamped my first card. I have always loved papercrafts, and Stampin' Up!'s beautiful range of quality products really inspired me. Since that time I've loved having my own hobby and avenue to express my creativity, while making fabulous friends along the way.
I have three school-aged children, and have found Stampin' Up! to be just what I was looking for: a way to meet new people; a business opportunity where my efforts would be rewarded; a creative outlet; and most importantly, fun!
I am now a full-time Platinum demonstrator, leading a team of around 200 demonstrators right across Australia - and I love supporting and mentoring all of them. We have a vibrant team community via our private Facebook group, and for local direct demonstrators we have regular team Crafternoons.
Over the years I've been awarded numerous Leadership Awards, Demonstrator of the Year Awards, Top 10 Demonstrator awards, a spot on the Global 100 list plus a number of sales and recruiting awards. My husband Jason and I have been blessed by earning the annual Incentive Trip for the past 10 years, with trips to exotic locations including a Greek Isles cruise, Alaska cruise, Thailand, Europe/Mediterranean Cruise, Hawaii, a Caribbean cruise, Fiji, Broome, Utah/USA and Hamilton Island). Best of all is the fabulous friendships I've made along the way, and the thrill of helping others reach their goals, or create something that *means* something. Would you like to join our team? Click here.
I offer monthly stamp clubs from my home in Creswick (20 mins from Ballarat, 25 mins from Daylesford), virtual clubs for members right across Australia, personalised workshops, private classes, beginners classes, the convenience of online shopping and more. Email me for more information - I can't wait to 'meet' you either in person or online.
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