About 8 years ago, I met my fabulous upline. She saw how much I loved to stamp and made sure she got me COMPLETELY hooked. When she asked me to sign up with Stampin’ Up! I thought, “Nah, I just want to stamp, I don’t want to sell it.” She then asked if I would help her with a craft fair. Ok, so I made a bunch of projects to sell. She ended up not going with me to the craft fair! However, while at the craft fair, one special lady came into my life – Lorinda – she walked up to the booth and asked if I would be interested in doing a workshop for her. Without thinking, I said, “Sure! I would love to do that!” Frantic didn’t even come close to the emotions I was feeling. Not only was her workshop successful, some of the ladies are still with me! One of them is even a demonstrator under me and building her business!!
The year that Lorinda came into my life, I found myself with a business that exploded! I was the number 9 Rising Star in Stampin’ Up! that year (back when they kept track of that)! The following year, I earned the Incentive Trip to Alaska. The year after that, I had to scale WAY back as my husband (a member of the US military) was getting deployed (not once but twice). With a possible retirement for him coming up soon, I decided to build my business again! So, now I’m back!
I am a full service type of demonstrator. I do EVERYTHING; cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, jewelry, but my specialty is boxes! One year, my upline asked me if I could make a box look like a tombstone for Halloween. Oh yeah! It had a base, and the cards stood up inside of the base. The cover was the tombstone that she artistically decorated. It was a WOW! That was one of my more creative endeavors!