My Stampin' Up!® Story

I wanted to take a minute and tell you all the story of how I came to be a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator and why I continue to enjoy it.

I got started stamping back in 1999 with a friend. We were both stay home Moms who met through a Moms Club in Lincoln. We only lived about a block apart and had boys of compatible ages. Well, the older two were compatible, the younger two were like oil and water, but that kept it interesting! She was a demo and after I attended a workshop for a mutual friend I was hooked. I remember the first thing I stamped were bagalope valentines for my son's preschool class.

We spent alot of time after that in her basement stamping while the boys played. I built up my basic supplies buying from her. When she had to move away in 2000 I knew I had to become a part of the SU!® family. I signed up in August 2000. We lived in Lincoln at the time and I started by hosting a workshop for neighbors and friends and booked a few workshops. I settled in to doing monthly Stamp Camps (4 projects for a flat fee) and the occasional workshop. Things changed after moving to the country and I was my own best customer for quite a while.

Stamping has always been my sanity though in a busy world and that holds true to today. A year or so after moving to the country I started attending a stamp group and things started rolling again. A few workshops were booked and a club was started. While I still don't do a lot of workshops I have a great base of customers all of whom I consider friends. My stamping club has become my closest group of friends. We all look forward to the monthly gathering! The most important elements of this for me are the sharing of the knowledge and techniques and the building of friendships. It's a great feeling when the girls ooh and aah over a card I pull out or when I show them something new.

Stampin' Up!® is a flexible business; it can be whatever each independent demonstrator wants it to be. I've been able to build wonderful friendships doing something I love through many changes in my life. As I approach my 10th anniversary I can't imagine not having had SU!® in my life.

To LOVE what we do
and SHARE what we love,
as we help others enjoy CREATIVITY
and worthwhile accomplishments...
in this we make a DIFFERENCE!
-Stampin' Up!® Statement of the Heart©

Why am I sharing? Because it helps you all to know me to know why I do this. Why now? Because anyone can do this and it is always a GREAT time to join the SU! family. Contact me if you would like more details on how SU! can become a part of your life!


diane mcvey said...

Thanks for sharing your start with us! I can't believe it's been 6 years for me, and 10 for you! Wow, it surely flies by...
I hope you'll get some more recruits! It's a great time to join the growing family of fantastic SU demos! Come on ladies, SIGN UP NOW!!! :D

Lisa said...

Makes me sad....I miss the basement stamping days! I guess I need to get Ron to move us back to Nebraska! LOL