I attended my first Stampin' Up Workshop in September 2010. I still remember making my first card. It was a totally new experience for me. And so much fun!
|My first card|
So, on with my story.
Basically, I kept going to local Stampin' Up! classes and became more familiar using the basics of card making. I soon became "addicted" to watching YouTube tutorials on card making and learned to be a proficient "copier." In the world of papercrafting, this is called CASEing - Copy And Share Everything. I learned that in the world of papercrafting, there is no shame in copying.
Before Valentine's Day came, I bought my first stamp set, ink and paper with the plan of making a card created by Angie Juda of Chic'nScratch. It came out better than I imagined and I got amazing compliments from people I gave my cards to. To be perfectly honest, the best thing was that I was actually able to finish a project that I felt proud to share!
Here's the first card I made on my own using a design by Angie Juda.
Sometimes I wonder why I'm so "obsessed" with stamping. I really love it! I love all the Stampin' Up! products and enjoy the community of stampers that I've developed both in-person and online.
In July 2012 I went to the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City. It was a very emotional experience for me. I felt like I was an integral part of a community of people that all shared the special love I have for stamping.
|Here I am at my first Stampn' Up! Convention.|
Here's a picture of me with my husband Kevin at New Year's 2013.
Here are a few pictures of my kitties:
|Timmy - being spunky|
|Fluffy - the little princess|
|Buddy - always into mischief|