Thursday, September 11, 2008


Welcome to my Stampin' Up!® blog! It might take me a few months to get this blog really up and running, because so far I haven't really made very much. My collection has been growing though, because I can't help but love all of the products! :D

I guess I should take the time to explain why I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator in the first place.

I decided a while back that I wanted to have an additional source of income outside of my nursing career. I was thinking of selling Partylite candles, but my sister-in-law already does that, so I would have to compete with her. (My mom is one of her best customers...) I decided against it. Oddly enough around the time that I resigned myself to not selling Partylite, a patient of mine at the time told me all about her Stampin' Up! business. I looked at the website, and decided I wanted to talk to a current Demonstrator. I picked the first demonstrator I saw, Denise Jorgensen, who had taken the time to update her Demonstrator Website. (The demonstrator websites are all exactly the same until you edit some of the text.) Turns out she has been doing it for 17 years! (Stampin' Up! is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year...) So I went to her Studio and she showed me products and answered my questions. I was overwhelmed by her studio...she has multiples of almost everything. But she was so excited to tell me all about it I just couldn't wait to join in on the fun!

The next day I signed up, and about a week after that Denise threw my opening party for me. It went well....

So now, I am holding my first class on Sunday. This will be my first activity as Demonstrator where I am doing the demonstrating! The class on Sunday is a Heat and Stick Powder class. It is really neat stuff. Kind of messy, but cool. The heat and stick powder, is applied to a stamped image, or just applied to paper with ink, and when heated it becomes a powerful adhesive. Then glitter is applied, and it is heat set so that the glitter does not flake off! I really like playing with it. It is hard to see, but on the banner of this blog, I used heat and stick powder to apply glitter. The camera did not do the glitter justice.

So if anyone wants to host a workshop, let me know, and we can plan your party!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for leaving a comment about click and drag the pictures. I'll try it on my next post. Does it matter if I attach the photos before or after I type my text? Which is better? Thanks for your help, and welcome to the Stampin' Up! family!!