Hello friends and happy Friday to you! It's been a very busy week for me and I haven't had any free time to craft, so today I share words, not work.
This past week I had one of my stamper's share with me some cards that she had made on her own. Vickie only started stamping a little over a year ago and I was blown away by her work. I'm talking sponging and embossing, interactive flip-fold and tri-fold cards. I'm so proud of her and I'm both humbled and honored that she wanted to share these cards with me.
I also had lunch with another very new stamper this week who has been talking to me about joining Stampin' UP! as a demonstrator. Nikki hasn't even been stamping for a year yet and yesterday she launched her first blog ever that will feature both her passion for knitting and stamping. Visit Nikki at Paper and Purl Gurl here.
In the five years that I have been a Stampin' UP! demonstrator my life has been enriched more than I ever could have known. I have met the most inspiring, warm, talented and giving women. These women are more than just "my" stampers. They have become some of my closest and dearest friends. The type of friends that you consider family. I know their children, their grand-children, their husbands (they're ex's!) and even their pets. I have shared in their joys, and, in their sorrows. I have congratulated them on pregnancies and supported them through bitter divorces and cancer diagnosis. I have joined them for Easter and Christmas dinners and traveled across the country with, or to, them.
I have welcomed you all into my craft room and in return, you have welcomed me into your lives. Today and everyday I thank you all from the very depths of my heart. For I am the one who is truly blessed.
And, to think, it all started with just a simple rubberstamp. . . .