In 2001 I reluctantly said yes & attended an in home Stampin' Up! workshop. I was not a scrapbooker and never made cards before. My friend assured me that I would have fun. That night I learned a little about the Stampin' Up! company and their many products. I was amazed to see what you could do with a rubber stamp, an ink pad and paper. Since this was a hands on workshop, l got to make my first card that night. I also placed an order, booked a party and took home a Stampin’ Up! Ideabook and Catalog. I wanted it all. After having my own workshop I decided to sign up to be a "hobby demonstrator". That would allow me to order products I wanted at a discount.
That first week after receiving my kit, I made cards, favors, small gifts and was showing & giving them to friends & family. Immediately my sister and a good friend wanted me to do a hands on, in home workshop for them. I said yes and the last 16 + years is now history, or should I say stamping memories, and yes, I even scrapbook!
In the past 16 years I've recruited several family members, friends and guest at the various parties. Most are just hobby demonstrators keeping their demonstratorship for the discount. Some are doing it as second income.
Their annual Conventions & Leadership Confrences also gave me the oppurtunity of traveling to Denver, CO, Orlando, FL, Houston, TX, Atlantic City, NJ, Baltimoe, MD, Providence, RI and Salt Lake City, UT. On many of these occasions I’ve enjoyed traveling with my husband, daughter or friends.
My husband Ted & I also enjoyed an all expense paid 9 day cruise for two, to the Panama Canal, all compliments of Stampin’ UP! All I did was have fun teaching & sharing my new hobby!
If you’re looking for a fun hobby, or a way to preserve your memories, maybe just a fun time with other ladies making gifts & cards for your family and friends, please call me. You will not be disappointed.