What lead me to Stampin’ Up!…Join me on a great Adventure.

What came before cards?

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What other crafts do you do besides making cards?

I love CRAFT….it was more a case of what didn’t I do.

Sew, Knit,Tapestry, Cross stitch, Silk ribbon Emb., Pulled thread…oh’ the list goes on!

I did anything I could get my hands on, tried everything…

Here is a quick run down of what lead me to now…

  • My mother was a sewed and enjoyed crafts – I had the best fancy dress costumes, decorated bike or Easter bonnet. Then there was the decorated birthday cakes..Mum did it all.
  • I was given my first sewing machine at the age of 8 years old- it was a Singer…and not just a toy one. It did a real sewing stitch…I still have it.

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  • Learn’t to sew, knit. Joined a Art class – Children’s Art Course, Did a weekend course in Bobbin Lace making.
  • Left school and went on to study Fashion Technology through TAFE. Then worked as a machinist in a clothing factory (putting in zippers, 50 a day to make a days wage, more than 50 gave you a bonus).
  • Went into retail selling fabric…started at Home Yardage….now that’s a blast from the past…who remembers them?
  • Did 2 years doing an Embroidery Course before it was canceled
  • Married the best man in the world (or so I think) and had 2 beautiful boys.
  • Moved to Southern Highlands (from living in the inner suburbs of Sydney)
  • Joined Embroiders Guild…learn’t lots of different techniques
  • Heard about Scrapbooking at a Home Show
  • Joined Creative Memories
  • Had 2 more boys……
  • Joined a Design team for Scrappy Sisters (local Scrapbboking Shop)
  • Started my own business…..Scrapbooking Angels – putting together albums for others
  • Packed everything up and put into storage to renovate our home….

Why card making and Stampin’ Up! ?

Creating cards and Stampin’ Up! came about because I had a need to craft. Joe, our boys and I had to renovate the house we lived in. So everything was packed into boxes.

After 6mths living in a caravan and another 6mths living in a dusty house I was itching to do some sort of craft. I had attended a couple of Stampin’ Up! card workshops and liked what I saw.

It was something (at the time) I could store in a box and do anywhere. Anywhere was my kitchen. which was in those days a fold up table in the door way of the shed with a BBQ at one end and a potable cook top at the other.

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Here I am cooking a cake in my kitchen on top of the BBQ

So it became my hobby to start with…it was another 4 years before I joined Stampin’ Up!

Why Stampin’ Up! ?

I looked at a couple of business that sold stamps and Stampin’ Up! offered something unique.

  • There products were there own, you couldn’t just go and buy them on the shelf.
  • Everything coordinated, I didn’t have to search for matching product…they had it
  • Their prices were reasonable….
  • The quality was good  …so good value.
  • Good verity of stamps, inks and embelishments
  • Monthly Min sales – was and still is achievable

So as they say the rest is HISTORY

I joined!

  5 years down the track nothing has changed (except I don’t cook in the shed any more),

I still enjoy card making.

I have gone back to Scrapbooking/Memory Keeping also.

And its with Stampin’ Up!…..its just called Project Life.

I’m no longer wanting to do this as a hobby (which you can) but I’m wanting to make this a business.

MY BUSINESS!

So that I can share it with everyone, why keep it to myself when there are others out there that will enjoy it as much as I am.

Join my team and come with me on a Journey, an adventure of a lifetime.

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