I like to say that I help people SMILE (and I don’t just mean because of my corny puns 😆).
Getting a hand-stamped card or gift makes people smile.
Learning how to be creative, and hand-crafting items to GIVE away, makes people smile even more.
I run a home-based business teaching the art of rubber stamping, card making, and scrapbooking. I also sell Stampin’ Up! supplies and knowledge to make you a better crafter. When I first ran into Stampin’ Up! products, at a home-based workshop type of class, I fell in love with the simplicity of the craft. I never took art in school and so I felt this was a craft that I could get behind. After all, the art work is done for you on the stamps. You just have to stamp the images and assemble your project. And using Stampin’ Up! products, just makes it easy to succeed, as cardstock, ink, and accessories are colour co-ordinated. And many stamp sets have have matching dies and punches.
I initially just got a demonstrator kit, so that I could SAVE money on my initial and future purchases. After I all I loved the product and could see myself buying more.
But I quickly realized that with a little effort, I could EARN some money to pay some household bills. And I did that just by showing off my stuff to some friends and we made some cards together. After I attended my first Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference, I realized that I could TEACH others how to create their own crafting business too and I started to build a team of demonstrators. I now count many of those team members among my best FRIENDS. After all, we love the same kinds of things, and when we get together, it is always a party!
I feel so lucky that I got this chance to not only lead a creative life, but also to make an income. I was able to transition from my full-time librarian job, to a working full-time as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. And that allowed me to be home for my kids when they were little. When, I earned my first Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip to the Mexican Riveria in 2005– wow–I knew I had found a GREAT way to do what I love!! Since that first cruise, I’ve been on a number of amazing trips with Stampin’ Up!
This picture was taken on a Stampin Up! trip to Alaska in with my family.
My kids are now (mostly) grown-up and don’t need me home like they did when they are little, but I love the freedom I get working for myself. I get to be home with my furry beasts!
And I LOVE helping others on my team succeed. See what my team says about being a “Junkie” here.
Let’s chat and see if we can find a way to fit Stampin’ Up! into your busy life. Whether you want a way to pay for your own crafting supplies, or you are looking for something more to pay for some bills or even to start a part-time or full-time business; I have seen and tried many variations and I’m happy to share my tips with you.
I’ve been a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator since May 2003 and I’m been smiling ever since!
See what my fans are saying HERE.