Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Vadnais Heights, MN but serving stampers across the USA
I love what I do, I love to share stamping and paper arts with everyone! And if you love this art like I do, you know why, right? Everyone is creative, but whether we are just too busy, too stressed to slow down to take the time, we miss out! Nothing makes me as happy as when I get people stamping, sharing, laughing and unwinding together as they get back in touch with being creative!
I originally became an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin’Up! to receive the discounts on their awesome, high quality products. As a fellow crafter, I know you too can relate to my mentality of ‘Oh, that’s so fun’, ‘so cute’, so awesome’, and proceed to buy “it”, only to squirrel “it” away for some project far, far away knowing that “it” will become perfect for! Am I right? You can never have too many stamping, crafting things. It’s kind of a sickness, but we stick together, and we get it!
I have been in the corporate world for most of my working career. When my company recently decided to take the route of transitioning our jobs globally, my job of 25 years was no longer. Now I won’t go on about all the feelings that go with that reality, but it has been a blessing in many ways, the biggest one being that now I can really have a chance to make this my full-time business!
It is so fun, so rewarding, a lot of work, and at times stretches my comfort zone in ways that are actually good for me to grow as a person. It is also, so great to be able to work my own hours, to accomplish goals both personally and in business. I get to meet the most amazing people like you reading this right now and customers that have found a fellowship within my stamping groups, and fellow demonstrators and my team members that I have the privilege to grow with in building our businesses.
I love teaching stamping but I learn so much from all of you! There is a certain freedom that comes from knowing that I will make this venture everything I want it to be, doing a job I love and feel good about and not have to worry about getting a ‘pink’ slip, or if I will get a raise this year, or having to choose how to schedule my few days off a year for vacations. I love that! I also, love that Stampin’Up! is a wonderful business partner that really cares about its products, customers, and demonstrators in supporting our needs.
When I’m not sporting ink stained hands and glitter everywhere I enjoy reading, hiking, movies, nature, being outdoors and road trips. My super supportive husband Jim & I have 4 adult children. It is such fun seeing their lives paths unfold. And we just added a little Havanese dog to the family named Cisco, whom we adopted and makes us laugh constantly.
I hope I can inspire you, entertain you and include you in my crazy, fun, creative adventures in Stamping!
The Sunshine Stamper
"A day without Stamping is like a day without Sunshine!"