I am located in Scottville, Michigan (North West Side Of the state along Lake Michigan).. It is a small town with a population of 8,500 people. It is a beautiful and very inspiring place to live. I am just 1 mile from the Lake Michigan beach. I have recently “retired” from being a FULL time Innkeeper – in June of 2021 I sold the Inn and now have chosen Stampin Up! to be my full time “job”. I have a smaller team who are located all over the USA! They are a very amazing group of crafters!
I’ve been a paper crafter since High School – since the 80s before scrapbooking was “cool”. I continued my journey being blessed working with a major Ink Company in the 90s. I traveled to CHA and helped set up a booth, teach retailers how to use the products we sold, and assist with classes. You may know of them – Ranger Inks and Tim Holtz. I learned so much from this crew!
I have been blessed with some amazing opportunities in the crafting industry! I held a full day retreat and worked directly with Carol Duvall. For those of you who know her from HGTV, she is an amazing lady! It was a full day of crafting at its finest – what a blast!
Since then, I have continued on with my passion for paper crafting! I love to keep up with the latest and greatest trends. In November of 2010, I decided to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and I and so happy to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family! I love being part of a “community” of stampers who are so talented. I have a passion for teaching others just how easy paper crafting really is! I am part of an awesome team and I work hard to make sure my team members have the help they need, to be successful whichever route they decide to go once they purchase the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!
Since joining Stampin` Up! a lot has changed! I joined as a hobbyist. I attended my first Convention and decided to try to turn my hobby into a business. I’ve made silly mistakes along the way but it has been a wonderful journey. I had set big goals for myself – I wanted to promote my title and to someday earn an incentive trip.
My BIG surprise – finding out I made Founders Circle (Top 100 Demos in USA & Canada) – walking with my friend, Darla across stage!
Walking across stage with my friend Jeanne for earning the Mediterranean Cruise 2016
This year, 2015 I’ve marked a few of those goals off of my bucket list. I have reached Silver Elite as my title. I have also earned my first incentive trip, to the Mediterranean – and I cannot be more excited!! Also, another big achievement that totally caught me off guard – I made Founters Circle for 2015! This is a HUGE honor. I represent the top 100 demonstrators in the USA and Canada. What a journey so far.. and I cannot wait to see what is ahead for the future. I just love what I do and I love to share my passion of paper crafting with everyone!
Since then I have earned several more incentive trips and other recognition from Stampin Up! I love what I do and I just share what I love!
I love to share my hobby with everyone!
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I look forward to getting to know you and stamping with you soon!
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I found your Let’s get into the Spirit SU card. I love it. I also love to find fellow crafters in Michigan especially ones who knew my crafting idol, Carol Duvall. I have always been a crafter, even at a very young age. I love all things you can make. I remember as a kid watching Carol Duvall on Channel 4, NBC, making things out of toilet paper and paper towel tubes. Thank you for your gift of card making.
Stampin Up Demonstrator in Eastpointe, MI (Metro Detroit)
Thank you so much Patsy! You are awesome!