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.


This is the most difficult page to create. What do I say? If you're like me, your life is full with varied experience throughout your life. Let's start with the obvious. My love of paper and the American West.
 
I’ve been married for almost 30 years, live in northern Nevada and am so excited that you're here! Arts & Crafts have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My passion for paper started with origami as a young girl. Before it was trendy, I made my own envelopes from magazine pages to mail my letters in. Yes, I am old enough to remember when letter writing was the preferred method of communication. For most of my professional career, I've been in the marketing industry, working for or with commercial printing and mailing companies. Talk about a love of paper!
 
Before becoming a “Hobby” demonstrator in 2005, I taught paper crafting classes at a local scrapbook shop to get my feet wet in the updated world of paper crafting. In 2011, I decided to turn my hobby into a business and am having a blast! I love the people I’ve met through this fantastic hobby and am so glad to meet you.
 
My love of the American West comes from my roots. Like paper, I loved horses and the great outdoors as long as I can remember. My parents and grandparents kept me grounded and well-rounded introducing me to culture as well as fishing, hiking, camping and of course, horses. My husband, the love of my life, comes from true old-west cowboy stock. A match made in heaven.  I hope you can feel this love of western culture in my paper crafting designs.
 
Now let's have some fun!
 
Thank you again, for stopping by.
 
Rj.