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I am a Wife to the most wonderful man in the world *Patrick*, Mom to 2 boys *Patrick and Daniel* and I have 2 fur babies *Cheyenne and Harley* both kitties! I have been a crafter all my life in one form or another! I became a Stampin' Up Demo in September 2009!! I have been scrapbooking since 1997 and have discovered card making and other paper crafts and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Recruit Crew - "My Stampin Story"

Hello Crafters,

Another one of the Act 1 challenges is to share how I became a Demo so here it is!

In December 2008 my husband joined a roll playing group. We attended a game out of town shortly after. The wife of the host asked “Do you like to craft?” I happily replied “I sure do!” She invited me into her craft room and we “played” with all kinds of stamps, inks, card stock, punches, ribbon and more. At the end of the night she gave me a Stampin’ Up Idea Book & Catalog and said “Keep it it’s an extra” smiling I thanked her. I poured over it on our drive home the next day, I FELL IN LOVE!!! I planned to place an order after Christmas! Unfortunately I became ill in January 2009 and was unable to work for several months, so money was tight. After having surgery and returning to work I looked up Stampin’ Up on the Internet. I saw that if I became a Demonstrator I could get a discount, money still being kind of tight I thought that would be a great idea. There was a $85 starter kit premonition that month, that sounded even better. So I did a Demonstrator search and found my now upline. The starter kit was the very first Stampin’ Up product I ever bought!

Happy Crafting : ),


  1. Welcome and thank you for sharing. I have gone and followed everyone, now I am just going back and leaving a comment. Good luck and God Bless.


  2. Love your story...I'm in recruit crew with you :)

    Following you from SC

  3. . I'm trying to catch up on the SC list, but I'll be back soon to visit. I'm a new follower and hope you follow me too. Best Wishes. Diane Oliver from Rubber'n Rafters http://dianeoliver.blogspot.com

  4. Hi, I'm now following you from SC. Hope you follow me too at www.cindys-inklings.blogspot.com

  5. great story!

    i'm now following you from SC

  6. Thanks Melinda! Following you through SC.

  7. Welcome to SU! I'm following you from SC. Hope you'll join me too!

  8. Enjoying and following from SC


  9. Welcome to the stampin world. I am a new follower of yours from SC. Please come visit my blog over at http://www.inkyfingersatwork.blogspot.com

  10. Hi Melinda Ann ..I'm now following from Stampin’ Connection. Stop by and check out my blog at www.queenbeascraps.blogspot.com

  11. Hi I'm now following your blog from SC. Hope you'll stop by and check out my blog at:

  12. I just became a follower through SC. I hope you will follow me, too! http://www.heartsdelightcards.blogspot.com/

  13. welcome to SU. lovely story. I'm your newest follower from SC.

    hope to see you as a follower too.