20 years ago today I signed up to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!
I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! when my sister asked me and our mom to go to a stamping party with her because she didn’t want to go by herself. I watched this lady do her demonstration on a card table and she had that table rocking with everything she was doing! I don’t even remember what she showed us- I was so overwhelmed! It was in the fall, and there was a moose stamp set in a small holiday catalog so I ordered it, some white card stock, and a black ink pad. I used them to make our Christmas cards that year, with construction paper and Crayola Markers! I was hooked!
The first stamped Christmas card I made in 2000- I still have that stamp set!
We started going to classes with the lady who hosted that first party. They were once a month in her church basement. When the new annual catalog came out, she had an open house. I started looking through the catalog and my wishlist was so long, I decided it made the most sense to sign up for the discount! I remember sitting in her porch, filling out the paperwork. I didn’t even get to pick out what I wanted- you just bought a Starter Kit. And it was way more money than it is now!
I did my first workshop at my sister’s. I was so nervous! But everyone seemed to like the products so I had some sales and booked another party. I kept doing parties, did some craft fairs, and eventually started doing classes. The lady I signed up under dropped about two years after I signed up, but luckily the lady who had the table rocking at that first demonstration is my upline! She is awesome and is the leader of a great group of ladies. We get together once a month to share ideas and talk stamping, and we have gone to lots of Stampin’ Up! events together around the country.
I think everyone needs a creative outlet and I’m glad I get to help my customers find ways to express their creativity! And show them new ways to use their supplies!
THANK YOU to everyone who has been part of my small business over the years.
I have met some of the nicest people because of stamping and am so happy to call them friends! I appreciate you all so much! I couldn’t do this without you!
Happy Stamping! 😊