Sunday, 9 October 2016
My Stampin' Up! Story
During a Stampin Up Team Talk recently we were asked what made us join up as demonstrators and to share our stories.
I have actually joined twice...the first time was back in 2012, I was living in Essex away from my crafting friends back in Kent so I joined a local craft group. I really can't quite remember if I had heard of Stampin Up before then....I have crafted for many years so it must have popped up on my radar somewhere, but there was a catalogue, on the table at the crop, so I looked.....and loved !
I took it home and pored over it looking at the pretty things you could make, the matching paper and card and inks....
Now anyone who knows me knows that I love a bit of colour coordination and if I may say so myself I am quite good at it, but Stampin Up made it so easy. So I joined and bought the Starter Kit. I went with the Brights set, cardstock, designer paper, the inkpads and some stamp sets and with this lovely stuff made lots of beautiful things.
Shortly after that life changed quite drastically for me and I moved back to Kent...new home, new job and I didn't continue as a demonstrator. But although I kept on crafting with lots of different products whenever I needed something quickly and with no hassle, I grabbed my Stampin Up matching set and tah dah ! something beautiful in no time.
After many years working long hours and shift work when I was made redundant I decided I would take some time out, do more crafting and try some craft fairs so I headed for my little matching set and....oh dear ....nearly all gone, just bits and pieces and scraps here and there.
So I joined again. This time I went for the Subtles collection and was off again with beautiful matching colours ,co-ordinating papers and crisp, clear stamped images
This time around though, I am in a lovely team and have a new set of crafting friends I have never met thanks to Facebook and blogs and You Tube who all offer a wealth of inspiration.
And in that team we have all been telling our "why I joined " story and there are so many heartwarming stories of not only, why we joined but what it has meant to us since. It seems that crafting has helped many of us through illness, depression and heartache.
I have just started work again and will see where my Stampin Up journey will take me this time round.
That's the thing you see, you can join up and choose £130 of goodies for £99...when I joined I also got 2 extra Stamp Sets free, and you can stay as long as you like as long as you meet your minimum spend every quarter. Or you can stay and build a business as big or small as you like with no pressure but loads of support. Or you can wait until you run out of supplies and then join again at a later date.
So if you love to craft, don't hesitate join up and join in with all us other crazy crafty ladies and gents who "get " this fabulous hobby, and ooh and ahh over the stamps and stroke the paper when it arrives...yes we all do it....
Click on the " shop with me " to get to my Stampin Up page and buy lovely stuff or when you are on that page, click on the " join the fun "and get lovely stuff at a discount and join my team.
Til next time, Happy Stampin