Here for a chat…

Published by under cards | Jun 28 2010

Hi there!

Warning warning, very long post! But there is a project at the end of all this so feel free to skip ahead – lol.

Well it's been a while since I popped in for a chat, and I've missed the chance to say hi :). June has been pretty full-on with our fab Deals of the Week, workshops, life and heaps of other great stuff.

I have to tell you something else that's been taking up my time lately and it's something I'm SO excited about: this weekend is my Stampin' Up! team's biannual get-together… and it's going to be HUGE! More about that later, but today I thought I'd share a little bit about why I love what I do.

When I first joined up as a demonstrator nearly 3 yrs ago I was focused totally on the craft of stamping. I'd always been 'crafty' having dabbled in cross-stitch, patchworking, glass painting and even latch-hooking (don't ask!!), but I've always loved papercrafting. I could happily spend hours (just ask my family!) browsing the stationery aisles and even as a kid I collected things like erasers/rubbers, cool pencils, scratch & sniff stickers – oh! the stickers I collected. My favourite thing was a giant pencil (as in, about a foot long) that had a little clear bag dangling off the end with 4 teeny tiny pencils in it. Soooo '70s, I know! lol. Check out a page from my very first scrapbook (I was 5 years old). It held… stickers, of course!

Ok, easily distracted. So I was saying about the early days of being a demonstrator. Well, I was new to stamping as such, so I spent hours and hours practicing and learning new techniques. Even now, I'm still amazed at the things you can do with ink, rubber, paper and glue and am constantly finding new ideas to try.

Anyway, joining Stampin' Up! has been a perfect fit for my life. We are tree-changers, having moved from the city to the country about 4 yrs ago and have so enjoyed a new relaxed pace of life. Being a demonstrator has given me the opportunity to meet sooo many people and make wonderful friends, which has been an unexpected and HUGE bonus. I couldn't imagine these special people not being in my life now.

So the team day on Saturday is something pretty important. Demonstrators who are in my downline will be coming from far and wide to spend the day together, and many I'll be meeting for the first time in person! If you have been thinking about joining as a demonstrator, now is the perfect time with the discounted starter kit and of course you'll also get yourself an invite to our team day! hehehe. Contact me for more details.

Our school holidays have just started so I've got all my lovely babies home at the moment. Yesterday was very special – it was the first time we took our youngest to the movies, which meant it was the very first time our WHOLE family went together 🙂 We saw Toy Story 3 (oh how I laughed when Ken laid his eyes on Barbie and Dreamweaver started!) [To check out that scene click here and scroll down to the "Meet Ken" trailer].





So for something a bit different, here's a scrapbook page I made with one of my fave photos, taken during the last school holidays. I know, are you as shocked as me? Actually I do scrap but not often and have rarely (if ever!) posted my pages.



Happy stamping,

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2 Responses to “Here for a chat…”

  1. Rachelon 28 Jun 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Your an amazing women with a beautiful heart who has become a true inspiration.  I consider myself truly blessed to have met you that day at the show grounds; your words are a reminder not to take the ones we love for granted and to thank god each day we get to spend them together.
    Thanks for being there,so looking forward to Saturday.
    Love Rachel

  2. Andrea L - EnchantINKon 17 Jul 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. I felt like I was living it with you! I am sure that your team of demos are very happy to have such a wonderful upline! And … how special to all go to the movies together! I am at the time in my life … where I am thankful that our kids are actually still happy to go to the movies with us!!! About 2 months ago … all 5 of our kids + son-in-law … went with Gav & I to dinner … and then to the movies! It was a FANTASTIC night … and one that I will remember for a long time! Can't remember what movie it was … I think it was 'Did you hear about the Morgans" … a bit old for Sandy … but he tolerates Chick Flicks ok! But … it was just having a family night that was the highlight for me! TFS, Simone! Hugs Andrea xx

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