Seventeen years ago, on the day before Christmas Eve, I received a Christmas gift on my doorstep — my Stampin' Up! starter kit had arrived. I was very excited to stamp, but I had so many Christmas preparations to work on that I didn’t open it until the day after Boxing Day. When I finally sat down with my kit and started crafting, it was like Christmas all over again!
When I joined Stampin’ Up! in 2002, I told myself that I was going on an "adventure". It is truly amazing where that adventure has taken me over the past 17 years. I have enjoyed fun crafting experiences and met so many wonderful people, just by doing what I love — stamping, card-making and scrapbooking.
Having a creative outlet in my life is important for me. Even when I "borrow" ideas from other stampers, I still like the opportunity to put my own personal touch on a card or project. It is rewarding helping others discover the creative possibilities using stamps, ink and paper.