My love of scrapbooking and rubber stamping started over 20 years ago, in 1997. I was a young mom with two young children who kept me hopping during the day, and I enjoyed participating in scrapbooking events when I could find the time. I remember all of us scrapbookers carefully hoarding our colored alphabet stickers, even trimming them into different letters when we needed to. When I realized I could simply buy an alphabet stamp from Stampin’ Up! – and always have the letters I needed, in whatever color I wanted – my mind was blown!
Right away, I fell in love with Stampin’ Up!’s color coordination, which made everything so easy! I soon began creating cards as well as scrapbook pages, and I was so proud and excited to show them off. Then I found out I could share my love of scrapbooking and stamping with others by becoming a demonstrator!
I was a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from 1996 to 1999 while my kids were little. Over several moves and many different jobs, Stampin’ Up! continued to be a fun part of my life, a wonderful way to share creativity and connect with new people. As the kids grew up and moved out, Marc and I decided to make the move to Idaho in 2017, and since that time I have been a full-time demonstrator. It was so exciting to make the move to a home with a basement, where I can hold in-home classes instead of renting a room at my local church! Since then, I have also started offering weekly live crafting sessions via Facebook and YouTube.
Working mostly online allows me to connect with customers from all over the US. I also offer in-person classes every week, where I can welcome up to eight stampers at a time. One thing I never get tired of as a demonstrator is the chance to take someone under my wing and help them to create something beautiful, one step at a time. My stampers tell me that they really appreciate the way I can take complicated designs and break them down into easy steps. Over the years, I have learned that anyone can be creative, and it’s so special to be able to share a part of yourself when you make and give a handmade card!
When you choose me as your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator or team leader, you benefit not only from my wisdom, experience, and ideas but also from the team that I am part of, Mary Fish’s Stamping Pretty Pals. I have teammates from all over the US, and we hold regular meetings on Zoom so that we can all stay connected and support one another.
Stamping brings me so much joy, and I hope you will love it too. There’s something special about the fact that the joy doesn’t stop when the card is done – instead, you then get to give it to someone special and bring joy to them, too!
Thanks for visiting my website today. I hope you have found some inspiration, and that we’ll get to craft together soon! Check out my class schedule to register today!