I became a demo in January of 1997. I went to my very first Stampin' Up! workshop and was absolutely hooked. Up to that point I had only done limited stamping with my daughters, but I soon realized stamping wasn't just for kids. My first browse through the catalog left me with an order of $300 plus - to which my hubby laughed. So almost immediately I signed up for the discount - I had to feed my habit :) Unfortunately my up-line quit shortly after signing me up, so it took me many years to get past just stamping a few things here and there and maintaining my minimum to stay active.
Finally I went to my first convention about 7 years later ago and WOW was I motivated - shortly after that my business began to really grow and a year later I was challenged to start a down-line which as now grown into our group of CRAZY STAMPING LADIES and there are currently 50 of us on the CSL Team. Now I enjoy the honor of being an up-line (Mom, Gramma, Great-Gramma) to all of these wonderful ladies.
Through these years my family has also been blessed. My husband and I have been married since 1976. God has blessed us with two beautiful daughters - Jenee (Robert) and Heidi (Aaron); and they have been blessed with wonderful families of their own - giving us eight - count them - eight amazing grandchildren. Four girls - four boys!!
Stampin' Up! has been there when I could do it and occasionally had to move to the back burner when I couldn't do to personal or medical reasons. I am so glad I joined so many years ago - and just think, I signed up just for the discount!
Paul and I have earned many incentives and have gone to Hawaii and Alaska and next year the Greek Isles, compliments of Stampin' Up! Believe me if I could do that - so can you. These are trips of a lifetime - Stampin' Up! is an amazing company to work for.
I have found out what a real blessing Stampin' Up has been in my life. It's always brought me joy, and allowed me to be creative, but the best part are the new friends I get to make with each new recruit, workshop or stamp camp.
I'd love to have you join my team of Crazy Stampin' Ladies - check out what SU and I have to offer you here - Become a Crazy Stamping Lady!