Wow! It's just about Fall, Sept. is gonna be here tomorrow, and my eldest is going off to college Friday! Talk about a season of change!
So this is my change, a rubber stamping blog.
I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2001 and have loved every minute of it!
My paper crafting started young! Watching Captain Kangaroo! Really!! There were projects on the show in which Captain Kangaroo used paper towel tubes, shoe boxes, glue, construction paper, etc. all with items you'd find around the house. I yearned to have every item to be able to complete a project. But that rarely happened. My mother was frugal and we didn't buy paper towels, shoe boxes were another snag, being we had extended family members who worked in a shoe factory in Milwaukee, WI and would send us up a packing box full of shoes, no shoe boxes.
I usually could scrounge up some construction paper, but I never had a successful project.
I would recall being saddened when he started a project, because I wasn't going to have the household items to complete one. My creativity stifled for a while. I must of spent the next 10 years pestering my younger siblings as a form of entertainment. LOL! I KNOW they'd agree!
When I was invited to a Stampin' Up! home demonstration I was overwhelmed with the selection of sets, and tools, and supplies, this was in 1996. Little did I invision my involvement then. I think I picked out a 4 piece Victorian floral/greeting set. Nothing else. I didn't know how to cut cardstock into a card, or what ink to use or that the quality of the cardstock made a big difference in the impression the stamp made. I went home and forgot about it until my friend who was hostess told me she'd get me a catalog.
That catalog become my dog earred friend. I used it to visualize card layouts and make a multiple page wishlist. It was the reawakening of my creativity!!
Ok, fast forward to 2001, our children where out of diapers and I still kept in touch with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, my husband talked of building a shed, just for storage. When I saw his blueprint for a 2 story barn style yard shed, I told him that I was signing up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! If he was spending money on his hobby, I was getting to spend some for mine!!! The shed is still there, and is filling fast, and I'm still demonstrating Stampin' Up!
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