One day a good friend came to visit bringing with her a catalogue from a new company in Canada called Stampin’Up! I couldn’t put that wonderful Idea Book and Catalogue down!! Looking at that catalogue brought me such a sense of creative excitement – I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these new crafting products that I didn’t even know existed!
You can say that was a big game changer in my life. I have been a Stampin’Up! demonstrator for 11 years now and have loved every minute of it! I love experimenting with new products Stampin’Up! Releases and then teaching others how to use them.
The biggest benefit to starting my business has for sure been the friendships I have gained. From those living near and far from me, whether they are customers or fellow demos, I have made so many friends! Keeping these friendships flourishing is a delight and Stampin’Up! is a huge part of that. Another great perk to being a demo has to be attending the events Stampin’Up! puts on – attending the Leadership conference is a true highlight for me every year. I have enjoyed the traveling to different states in the US to attend these conferences including Utah, Tennessee, Texas and Florida! Shopping in the USA ROCKS! 🙂
Being asked to be a designer with the Create With Connie and Mary subscription service has been a highlight of my demo life for sure. I have been designing with these wonderful ladies for just over a year. I enjoy the challenge of creating 3D items and going through the process of imagining something in my head through to development of a creation is a thrill.
On the personal side, I have been a wife to the love of my life, Chris for 25 years. We have 4 daughters, two of them married, and they each have had added some boys to our family finally! We have three grandsons and quite often you can find them visiting Oma and Opa’s house (that’s us!) and it is a joy to be able to watch these three little boys grow and change. Being a grandparent is my new favorite hobby!!
Wife to Chris
Mother to Mikasa, Chalisse, Kira and Kessia
Grandmother to Kelton, Camden and Ryker