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. Visit my Passion for Stamps Blog to see some great projects and classes I've done over the years....

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.

 

Would you like to know how I got started with Stampin' Up! and discovered THE best “job”  in the world (that I truly love)? 

I left my career as a Systems Analyst with a national bank in 1992 right before my daughter (second child) was born. I worked at night for an Insurance company, then switched to per diem work for the ER of a local hospital because it was rough on us giving up that wonderful paying career job when we now had two children and a home to support.

I had left my career to be a stay-at home mom because I wanted to be there for all the important things in my children’s lives growing up, yet I still needed to work and contribute to the family income. I had been a stamper since 1990 when I first learned about thermal embossing, and fell in love with the whole concept of stamping my own cards. I loved it so much, I sold my cards, gift tags and various items at local Craft Fairs, and even had my own business called "Creative Expressions". I never dreamed that in 1996 Stampin’ Up! would become my "new" career or that I would be doing it all these years later! (My husband thought I’d last six months!) Being a demonstrator has fullfilled a dream I’ve always had- a job doing something I truly love! It has enabled me to grow up with my kids, yet I’ve been self-employed running my own business-teaching stamping, papercrafts, scrapbooking and home decor to others.

I’ve earned things from countless free stamps to free cruises, met many wonderful people, some of whom have become dear friends. I travel to conventions and leadership trainings, have a stamp studio which is home to our demonstrator group the "SOS Team", teach classes, camps and conduct in-home parties. I love the freedom of running my own business, creating my own schedule around my family and earning a nice income too! Stampin’ Up! is a wonderful and unique company which offers a versatile home party business for those who simply want to pay for their own stamps with a discount, a part-time business for some and a career for others. If you think this is something you would like to know more about, please e-mail me. I'd love to set up a time we can talk about it. Please visit my Passion For Stamps blog for more stamping ideas and projects!