Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Phone: (919) 995-4564
Welcome to my blog, Sunny Girl Scraps! I am a Scuba Diving, Scrapbook, Stamping addict toting a Canon EOS D40 married to the love of my life, Mike!
I started scrapbooking nearly 20 years ago. My primary hobby and crafting passion is scrapbooking but I love all paper crafts! The first scrapbook I created was to document a 1 ½ month college seminar traveling throughout Western Europe. It was a trip of a lifetime and important to me that I preserve my memories which led me to create my first scrapbook. As you can imagine, I was hooked on scrapbooking!
It has been about 10 years since I attended my first Stampin’ Up! workshop and I’ll admit that I wasn’t immediately hooked on rubber stamping! It took me 4 years to really fall in love with rubber stamping while making my wedding invitations. I now enjoy creating handstamped cards and gifts. I’ve also discovered that rubber stamping is a natural fit with scrapbooking.
On March 23, 2009, I joined Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator which has brought my love of scrapbooking and rubber stamping to a new level. I absolutely LOVE what I DO creating beautiful handstamped cards, scrapbook pages and 3D projects. On both a personal and business level, I thoroughly enjoy sharing my passion for scrapbooking and stamping by teaching others how to get started in a new craft, by bringing their hobby to a new level as a scrapbooker and stamper or by joining my team as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
When I became a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator I was scared! I doubted my ability to meet the quarterly minimum of $300.00 but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is an attainable goal! Not only that, I didn’t know very many people because I was new to the area but, if anything, being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator has helped me meet people while I share my passion for paper crafting!
I started thinking about becoming a demonstrator in 2008 because I thought it was a great business opportunity yet I doubted my own abilities and that I could be a successful demonstrator. It took a very talented friend to convince me that I had the abilities and potential to be a demonstrator. I've also discovered that to be a successful demonstrator all you need is to have a passion and love for crafting – you don't have to be a Monet or Van Gogh! Many demonstrators that are very successful have a gift that I call the “Keep It Simple Sweety” stamping style. Being a demonstrator is a wonderful business opportunity and if you've ever thought of becoming a demonstrator I would LOVE to have you join my team by clicking HERE!
To date, I continue to enjoy scrapbooking and stamping whenever possible. I have a wonderful craft studio setup in my home located in Smithfield, North Carolina. As a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator, I host crops and classes in my home on a regular basis. To learn more about these events, I encourage you to check out my Calendar of Events by clicking HERE! I am also available and would love to help you earn free Stampin' Up! products by teaching a workshop in your home. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please call (919) 995-4564 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a personal note, I am originally from Minnesota. I graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN with a Major in English along with Minors in Business and Art. I then moved to Colorado to attend a post-graduate Paralegal Program. For 15 years, I had a successful career as a Corporate Securities Paralegal.
I’ve been a Stay-At-Home-Wife since 2006 focusing on my health while dealing with infertility, a miscarriage and cancer. Then, in early 2008, my husband was offered a wonderful position at Talecris Biotheraputics leading us to move from Minnesota to Smithfield, NC with our pets. Once we settled into our new home in North Carolina, Mike and I pursued domestic adoption and I’ve been a Stay-At-Home-Mom since we brought our son home on September 23, 2009.
To round out our family dynamics, we also have two Golden Retrievers, Savvy and Cooper, along with two kitty cats named MaCree and Callie.