My Stampin’ Up! Story
My first introduction to Stampin’ Up! was through a karaoke bar that my husband and I owned. Making a long story short…Lisa, my former upline come to the bar (June 2003) with her friends and family to sing. She asked if I would mind if she could hold a “Stamp Camp” one Saturday at the bar, and I told her yes. So come stamp camp day she asked if I would participate and being the nice person I am I said “sure,” but I had NO interest in SU! or what SU! was all about. Everyone had a good time and a lot of fun, but I still had no interest.
Lisa asked if I would keep one of her SU! catalogs at the bar and if I saw anyone that I thought might be interested in SU! to show them the catalog and to talk to them about it and to see if I could get any orders. My only interest at this time was to help out my new friend with her new business. Several months went by, and the new SU! year started and she brought the new SU! catalog in for me to have at the bar. She watched and listened to me show the catalog to different people and explain how the catalog was broken up in different sections, and how the stamps could be mixed and matched, and how the inks, paper and accessories matched, etc. Lisa would comment that I really needed to sign up as a demonstrator. Still only interested in helping her, I could not do the kinds of things that she did.
Cutting out boring bar stuff, my husband and I finally got out of the bar business, and by this time, Lisa and her husband had become very close friends. I attended a couple of workshops/stamp-a-stacks that Lisa held, again to help her out, but at this point I was kind of enjoying it and started to put my own little creative mark on the projects that we did. So in February 2005 I finally took the plunge to join the Stampin’ Up! family. And what an awesome decision it has been.
Being a SU! demonstrator is a great creative outlet. I make my own scrapbook pages, hand-made greeting cards, home-made gifts and much more. SU! provides a high quality product, provides numerous avenues and resources to be able to succeed. SU! goes well above and beyond my initial expectations of a company. Best of all, is the opportunity that I have of meeting some pretty awesome people and making new friends along the way, and some I know will last a lifetime.
Jill St. Angelo, P. O. Box 21208, Tallahassee, Florida 32316-1208, 850-294-7267, firstname.lastname@example.org