I was introduced to the art of stamping by my sister who told me that anyone could make cards. I was certain that this was not the case and bought a kit to prove her wrong. Within an hour or so of my kit arriving, I’d made all 6 cards and was both addicted and irritated that I didn’t have anything more to create. I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator on the spot!
I am amazed at how therapeutic stamping is. I currently have a full and fairly stressful day job but when I sit down with my stamps and ink and paper, the stress disappears (somewhat!) and I create. And it’s really satisfying and at the end of it, I have something to show for it. On top of that, stamping has changed my view of myself. Sounds a little cheesy, I know, but it’s true. I saw myself as someone who was not creative in an artistic way (true, I can cook but need recipes, I can play the violin but need music) but as soon as I started playing with my Stampin’ Up! products, I was creating cards that I was proud to send to people. On top of that, my fear of colour has disappeared – I used to be very timid about what colours went with what, now I have a lot more confidence. And I’ve met some wonderful people that I would not have done if I hadn’t started stamping. All of this from playing with stamps and ink and paper. Who would ever have believed it?
My style of stamping is clean and simple and I strive for elegance. I do not like to have too many elements fighting on the card.
When I’m not stamping or perusing the catalogues (or checking on the progress of my order across the country) I’m likely to be running, cooking, travelling or going to the opera.
I was born in Britain, but now live in New Jersey hence the liberal sprinkling of both British and American spellings.
I blog every day (with a few exceptions – illness or computer issues sometimes get in the way) and love sharing what I’ve been crafting. It’s so much fun. And as of this year, I’ve been trying to send/give more cards and really enjoy how people are thrilled to get them.
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