I found Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I started a new job at a preschool and they had a monthly Hostess club after work. I went to two club meetings and said, "Sign me up!" There was no use fighting it. This was for me! And I had I feeling I'd be needing that discount ;)
I only intended to join as a hobby, (and for that discount!), as I could never see myself doing parties and talking in front of a group of people. But, I did end up sharing with my friends and somehow I ended up doing parties... and classes... and more! Over the years, I have had to put stamping on the back burner at different times, like when my oldest son was born, and especially when my twins came over 15 weeks early. I really had no idea that I would still be doing this more than 10 years later! When I think about it, it comes down to a few reasons really:
I'm still in love with the products.
I'm still in love with the company.
It is my "me time." (Which I really need with 3 busy boys!)
And, it is my creative outlet.
Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is so rewarding. Not only do I get to be creative every day, I also get to be a creative coach, offering fresh project ideas and encouragement to my customers and friends.
For me, helping someone create that perfect project for a special occasion is a wonderful feeling. After all, creating cards, scrapbook pages, and gift items is about more than just stamps and ink—it’s about sharing a part of yourself with the people you love.