I have a little secret that I'm going to share with you today.... I LOOOOVE TOOLS! There, I've said it, and I feel so much better now that the secret is out! I've loved screwdrivers, sanders, saws, shovels, and any other tool that could help me get a job done quicker, for a long time.
Tools are ultimately what convinced me to love Stampin' Up! Along with the friends I've made along the way, tools are also a big reason why being a demonstrator continues to be so much fun!
A few years ago, I attended a couple of Stampin' Up! workshops, but I didn't really 'get' what stamping was all about. I bought a couple of supplies, like Snail adhesive and a bone folder, that I thought I could use for other things if I didn't decide to adopt stamping as a hobby.
And then one day it happened....my daughter convinced me that I should sign up to be a demonstrator. How did she do that? She told me about an awesome promotion for the Big Shot! If I signed up to be a demonstrator, I could get the Big Shot FREE. Now that was a deal too good for my tool lovin' heart to pass up!!!! Once I got my hands on the Big Shot, there was no satisfying my appetite for punches, dies, framelits and embossing folders.
So, with very little experience stamping, and no experience creating projects of my own, I embarked on my journey as a demonstrator and I became part of the Tinker With Ink and Song of My Heart Stampers groups. These are demonstrator groups, led by my uplines, where I actually learned to stamp and create my own projects. Everyone has been so helpful! We get together monthly and share tips, stamp, chat and eat! Best of all, we get to borrow someone else's tools for our Make 'n Takes!
If you love tools, or you'd just like to chat about Stampin' Up!, email or call me! I'd love to be your demonstrator, or to help you become addicted to Stampin' Up!'s incredible product line :)