Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to create. Now that I’m a bit older (just a little) I think it’s so important to take a break from our busy lives to unwind and do something we really enjoy. For me that’s stamping!
I attended my first Stampin’ Up! party in March of 2001. I was instantly hooked! I could not be more proud of what I created and to think I even finished the project in a small amount of time! I knew I would be investing heavily in my new hobby and I needed a way to save money. In October 2001, I joined Stampin’ Up! so I could save money on all the product I was buying. It didn’t take long before I discovered I also loved teaching others the art of rubber stamping. It was a great way to meet new friends, it was a lot of fun, and it helped supplement my income.
I could have never imagined the impact Stampin’ Up! would have on my life!
Four years after I joined, I quit my full time job as a drafter/AutoCAD Operator. I was able to replace that income with something I loved to do. The flexibility I had with my schedule and to work from home was priceless.
Praise God, there have been many accomplishments along the way.
I have earned 11 incentive trips to date. Who would have thought that stamping could take you to places like Hawaii, Bermuda, Alaska and the Mediterranean just to name a few. The best part is my husband Danny gets to come too! Do I need to tell you he’s my biggest cheerleader?
Since 2007, I have consistently earned Stampin’ Up’s! Founder’s Circle Award. This award recognizes the Top 100 demonstrators and I owe it all to my awesome customers and team members.
In July 2014 I was awarded Stampin’ UP’s! highest honor of serving on their Advisory Board. The experience of working so closely with the company and being a voice for the demonstrators was humbling and will always hold a special place in my heart.
I couldn’t do all of this without the support of my wonderful family. Danny and I have been married since 1981 and he is truly a gift from God. He has always supported me in every way possible and still does. We have 2 boys, Daniel and Tyler. They have 2 dogs that are our “Grand pups”. One day I hope for grandchildren that I can stamp with and send special treats to their school just like I did for my boys.
Without a doubt, the biggest blessings I’ve received through Stampin’ Up! are the many wonderful people I’ve met through my journey. They have touched my life in so many ways. I always say; “You’re a customer once and a friend for life”. I hope you will come stamp with me and become one of those dear new friends.