Hi and welcome today to my Blog.
Today I thought I would share with you some of the reasons why I joined Stampin’ Up! ®.
First I’m going to tell you a little about me and how I ended up here, where I am now.
I have always loved to craft. From a young age my mother taught me to sew and craft. I made things like dolls clothes and even clothes for myself. Holidaying with my Grandmother she taught me to knit and crochet. Later I learnt how to embroidery, lace making and tatting. My mother and grandmother were very talented ladies and passed lots of knowledge onto me.
After finishing school I studied fashion at the local TAFE (Technical and Further Education) for 2 years and then moved to Sydney to work as a machinist in a clothing factory. After a few years I left there and worked in retail, selling fabrics. While working I also took further studies at TAFE doing Embroidery.
During this time I meet my husband and we had 2 boys and married. We then decided to leave Sydney and move to the Southern Highlands. We had another two boys and by this stage we were taking lots of photos of all their activities and this is when I started to get into ‘Scrapbooking’. I did have an interest in telling stories with my photo’s and displaying them in ways to make them interesting well before this period of my life but really had very little knowledge of how and/or where to buy product.
I later heard about Creative Memories and started scrapping all my photo’s.
A few years later I joined a design team for a local shop and spent a few years creating and sometimes teaching at the shop. When they closed down I started my own business creating albums for others and it was around this time I heard about Stampin’ Up!. I went to a party held by a friend and then booked a party for myself.
So of course the next step was to join and I have loved every minute ever since.
So Why Stampin’ Up!®
- Great quality – I love the fact that Stampin’ Up!® have great products and they are of the highest standard. They care about their products and how they perform. If they are not up to standard they have no problems with pulling them from the catalogue and try to improve then. Even though it may be frustrating to us and to them.
- Great Value – Because they sell the stamps mostly in sets they are more cost effective. I like buying a set of stamps for $30-50 instead of one stamp for $30 (which I have done I the past)
- Everything Co-ordinates – I LOVE THIS! All the Designer Series Paper, Cardstock and Embellishments coordinate. No more searching for a colour that will go
- Its all one stop shopping…no need to search at different suppliers. It’s like going to the super market…I hate going to 2 or 3 places to get what I want. I just want to go to one place get it and go home…DONE!
- The products are exclusive…Stampin’ Up! designed it, made it and sell it. 99% of the products you can only buy through a Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, like myself.
So why did I Join?
Everything above, plus more..
- Great discount on product
- You get to purchase the product before it’s released
- Great training from Stampin’ Up!®, On-line and On Stage Events.
- Always helpful and contactable – Staff are always willing to help in anyway they can.
- I can make an income..big or small or just pay for my own hobby
What have I gained…
I have gained so much…lots of wonderful friendships from all over the world. I I have grown as a person and have gain a huge amount of confidence in what I am doing and who I am. You can make this business into what ever business you want…meaning – if you want to be a Hobby Demo and just only purchase for yourself you can (as long as you meet quarterly minimums), share it with just a few friends, run classes from your home (being Covid safe) or do everything On-Line.
As long as you follow the guidelines Stampin’ Up! ® have set out for us to use.
Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. If you live in Australia and want to know more about Stampin’ Up! Please contact me. Sale- A-Bration starts on the 5th January and this is the best time to Join
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