Friday, April 24, 2020

15 wonderful years!

Look what came in the mail today! My 15 year pin from Stampin' Up!    I can't believe that it's been 15 years already! 
When I started, my husband was in Iraq and I wanted to make a little scrapbook for him of what was going on in our son's life.  We had a little 3 year old who was doing all kinds of new things, swimming and learning to ride a bike. My husband was missing all of it.  I wanted to have a book ready for him to see when he got home.  The first year I was a demonstrator I only put in orders for myself and my sister.  Then I had a couple other moms want to make scrapbook pages too, so we met up once a month and made some pages, and sometime they would put in an order.  My husband came home and I started having a little more free time and those moms wanted to make cards too, so we added a card night. I was really enjoying this new venture. I started reaching out to others and adding some new customers to my classes.  I had two more children along the way and one of the great things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the ability to do it your way. I had to step back a little bit for awhile as my kids were little.  As the kids got older, I added events again and got back into the swing of things.
My business grew and I started attending Stampin' Up! conventions and making friends from all over the world! I love this community of people, all sharing ideas and inspiring each other.  It truly has been 15 wonderful years.  It's hard to believe it! But time really does fly when you're having fun!

This is a collection of pins from conventions and other Stampin' Up! events.
I hope you will consider joining me on this journey.  Joining Stampin' Up! is easier than you may think with no obligations.  If you click my join video you can see more about it. And I am always happy to answer any questions. 

During this time of social distancing, this hobby is a nice creative outlet. I have been joining in some swaps and making cards for friends and family.  It always brings a smile to my face when I get a card in the mail.  Just by the size of the envelope you know it is happy mail.
I have also been sending out some kits in the mail, sort of a mystery card kit. On my "Beth's Paper Cuts Idea Sharing Group" on Facebook, I sent out a ton of kits (free) to people, and then they made a card with the pieces. After a week or so I posted the actual sample on the site and it was fun to see all the different ways people used the kit.  Consider joining the group on Facebook and join in the fun.


  1. Great post!
    (Your Secret Admirer)

    1. Hi Honey :) at least I am assuming this is my husband, if not then just HI :)


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