There are many facets to this wonderful life God has given me. Like most of you, I have many roles that I fulfill, but I’m very excited about my newest role of a stamper and stamping coach. I love to share my love of paper crafting using Stampin’ Up! products with everyone.
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved books, paper and greeting cards. Therefore, stores like Barnes and Noble, Fine Lines, Staples and Hallmark are some of my favorite places to hang out. I find these places refresh my spirit and bring joy to my heart. You see, books, paper and cards just do it for me!
I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! in November 2018 when a colleague invited me to attend a class led by Lynn Kolcun. As you may have guessed, that first class was so much fun! Everyone was welcoming and patient as I butchered (ahem, I mean created) my first cards. When the end of the class came, I was absolutely thrilled with my handiwork and knew that I wanted more of this in my life. It didn’t matter that every layer was off-center, and every stamped sentiment was totally crooked. The experience and the end product – was the real deal. It was relaxing and rewarding. I discovered that card crafting brings me joy!
As soon as the holidays passed, I sat down with Lynn and made the decision to become a Stampin’ Up demonstrator to take advantage of the very generous discount offered to hobbyists. I placed my first order that day.
As I began using my Stampin’ Up! products I became more and more enamored with card crafting. There is so much to love… the sense of accomplishment that comes from turning paper and ink into something beautiful….the calm and relaxation of the activity…. and the double blessing of giving and receiving. I can’t decide if I’m blessed more by giving a thoughtful card to a loved one or from knowing the joy receiving my cards brings to them. It’s all wonderful!
It didn’t take me long to realize that I had to share card crafting with everyone. Not surprisingly, I made the decision to expand my passion into a business and Elegant Sentiments Collective was born.
The beauty of God’s creation is all around us, and He has given each of us a dose of His creativity. With Elegant Sentiments Collective, I and my team can come together with others to “Create Kindness One Card at a Time”. Knowing that I am helping to put more kindness in the world makes me happy. I highly recommend it!