Sunday, 9 October 2016

My Stampin' Up Story.

Hello and welcome to my blog.

This week during are weekly team call, we were asked to share are Stampin' Up stories, 
well that was easy, it was the co-ordination for me.

So i hope your sitting comfortable......... here is my story!!! 

I have always been into craft, since about the age of 11 and having my 1st sewing class at school, i was hooked, i bought my 1st sewing machine from my mum's friend catalouge and paid for it each week from my pocket money.

Over the years i have done all sorts of different crafts including Knitting, making home decor, dried flower arranging ect, and then i found paprecrafting, about 19 years ago.

By this time i had been papercrafting for a few years now, when while at a craft show,  i came across a Stampin' Up catalouge, i took it home and browsed  through it, my 1st thought was i like the look of these prouducts, but never really gave it much more thought after that.

During that time i have crafted with CD Roms,( I have hundreds), Dies, Paper packs, Card packs, (yep, u'v guessed it)  you name it, i have it.

I have always classed myself as having an addictive personality, when i start a new craft, i have to have it all, but last week my upliner said she has the collector gene, i much prefer that, lol.

Well earlier this year i found myself crafting less and less as i was getting bored with it all, and it did cross my
mind about giving up. I having been  runnning  a craft group now for about 2 1/2 years, once a week teaching others all types of craft, and while browsing YouTube for something different for 1 of my classes, this is where i came across sam's videos.

I followed here directions for a project and took it to class that week, and many more weeks after that, they seemed to really enjoy, (and so did I).

So i did a bit of research into Stampin' Up, and in June this year i decided to join and become a Stampin' Up demontrator. I havent looked back since.

I wasn't sure if meeting the quarterly target was going to be possible, how wrong was I, 
I have meet my 1st target by sept, and not to far off my 6 month target.

I still run my weekly craft group, and my ladies mainly craft with dies, most dont like stamping either, so now once a month i do a Stampin' Up workshop, and have managed to convert a few of them into stampers.

They, as i do love the way the products, the cardstock, inks, papers, all coordinate perfectly, and how the stamp sets are so different to what you normally see,

 To think it use to take me hours, or even days to complete a card, because am a bit OCD with my colour co-ordinations.

I hope i havent bored you to much, i will finish off with pictures from last Thursday's class.

They are a messy bunch!!

Didn't they do well!!!

Thank you for taking time to read my story, if you have anything you would like me to explain about becoming a Stampin' Up, or even interested in any of the products, please do not hesitate to contacts me.

All from me for now

Hugs Pat xx


Jo's Therapy room said...

I've decided, after our Thursday class that, EVERYONE, asking me what i want for Christmas this year, will get a list of what i NEED from the ;)

Pat James said...

Brilliant idea, sounds perfect to me, thx for your comment x