Happy Easter!  It's finally spring and whether you're celebrating Easter or not I hope you're enjoying a wonderful Sunday.  This special card went to my daughter Taryn.  If you'd like to see the version I sent to Jay you can look at my Facebook page.

On this day of rebirth and renewal I thought it would be fitting to share why I've stuck with Stampin' Up! for these sixteen years.  Through many ups and downs, career plan changes and, most important, my family changes, belonging to the Stampin' Up! family always fit.  For me, that worked.  When I started with this company the party-plan companies were all the rage and my calendar filled with 8 – 10 workshops a month.  Then I chose to slow down that pace as the kids were transitioning to middle school with activities and homework lasting later into the day.

Fast forward to today and my time to dedicate to this business is back to what it was in the hay-day of party-plans.  Now I choose to communicate and teach you through online media as it combines my first career – IT – with my love of paper crafting.

Along this wonderful path I found an unexpected and even more rewarding blessing. Friends – true, fun, thoughtful and loyal friends.  I am truly blessed to have numerous customers and hundreds of demonstrators all over the country as friends.

I get asked all the time “How long have you been doing this?”  When I answer 16 years there's always a wow! or really?  I'm happy to follow up with “I have so many friends I never would have met that I wouldn't change a thing.  Plus I get played to stamp and create – what's better than that?”

I hope you enjoy your day and thank you for letting me share my story.


Here are a few tips for making this card:

  • Use a sponge around the edges of the white oval in So Saffron and then again with Pink Pirouette ink on the Tea Lace Doille.
  • Use a few well placed Glue Dots to make the ends of the bow pop up a bit

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Tomorrow marks the last week of Sale-a-Bration.  Stay tuned for lots of great samples!