My Stampin’ Up! Story

Recently in our team we have been discussing what made us join Stampin’ Up! so today I’m going to share my story with you. Having a heart condition I’ve always done less energetic activities and have loved paper and stamps as long as I could remember.

 I first heard about Stampin’ Up! back in 2007 before it was even available in the UK and I was instantly hit by how evening matched, having been trying to match ink to paper and embellishments for years this was something that I NEEDED to have. I waited patiently with my fingers crossed until the summer of 2008 when Stampin’ Up! had hit the UK. I’d found a demonstrator whose blog I’d been following for a few months and signed up, yes I hadn’t even tried the products I just knew I wanted them.

Until 2012 I was mostly a hobby demo holding a workshop or class here and there whenever someone was interested but I didn’t push it, I just wanted to make cards. After losing our little girl shortly after my 20 week scan I was devastated and couldn’t even think about crafting and so my demo ship dropped. I didn’t have to do anything, I just got an email to say I’d drop if I didn’t meet my minimums, which  I did but it was painless and easy, something which I admire about Stampin’ Up! there’s no commitment and no hassle.

I didn’t really craft much until I was making my wedding invites last year and I ordered a lot of Blackberry Bliss cardstock off my old up line, but I wasn’t ready to re-join as was facing heart surgery at the same time so last year was a bit hectic, didn’t help as we also decided to move house!

Back in October last year I began crafting again and found Sam and her videos which inspired me to join back up, so I sold some old craft things and joined back up this year during sale-a-bration. Despite not meeting Sam (yet) or any other members of the team I still feel part of it through social media and have really enjoyed the last six months being back with Stampin’ Up! and I can’t imagine not been a demonstrator now. I’m hoping my confidence will grow so I can start classes again as there’s nothing better than spending time with crafters, they’re such a caring bunch.

So if your even a little bit tempted to join I’d say go for it, you have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Best Wishes

Joanne x


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