Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Now it's your turn.......

Well, now that you know all about us we would like to know all about you!

We would love to know our Stamp With Us friends a little better, so leave a comment telling us:

  • A little about you?
  • How you started crafting?
  • When and how you discovered Stampin' Up!
  • What project you have completed that you were most proud of?

We will then pick a person at random on Saturday to win a little Stampin' Up! prize!

The Stamp With Us Team


  1. My name is Janet I am 42 and have a hubby and 3 children. I began crafting when I was about 4 with finger knitting and have moved through knitting, crochet, sewing, cross stitch before finding that playing with paper feeds my soul! I first discovered stampin up at a retreat last year and met the fantastic Emma and joined a group of 5 (yes I know its expensive) My collection has been growing ever since and just when I thought I had nearly done we had another retreat and Emma let us play with her stash again! Now I think Im on a mission to own all the catalogue! My most proud of item must be my eldest sons scrapbook - it was my first one and I completed it in 3 weeks - Now I play around with techniques and have 3 on the go as well as having swapped over 800 Atcs and begun making cards much more! I just love it all!!

  2. My name is Eveline, I live in The Netherlands with my husband Jack and 2 children, a 14 year old girl named Simone and a 9 year old son named Tom. I started making cards about 4 years ago and went from there to scrapbooking. Now I do both. I first learned about SU when I was reading Papercrafts Magazine, just about every stamp I liked was a SU stamp so I looked it up on the net and I was hooked. It's not easy to buy SU products here but Ebay is a good place to look. It's a pity SU did nog come to my country when it came to Europe.
    I love challenges. I love playing with stamps and paper and buying supplies.

  3. Hi, I am Angie, a 44 year happily married mum to 3 boys, 13,11 & 8, I have been knitting and cross stitching since I can remember, and started card making decoupage mainly Jan 07, as I stopped smoking and wanted something else to do, This christmas just gone I taught myself how to crochet, and just over a week ago I started stamping, I dont have many stamps at all yet, still learning lots of new techniques always looking for more stamps to use as the moment, Huggies

  4. Hi,
    My name is Sue, I am 49yrs old and I live in N.E.England. I have been happily married for nearly 30years. I have three grown up children,a lovely daughter in law and 1 gorgeous little grand-daughter who was born in dec. My family mean the world to me and most of my crafting is done with one of them in mind. When the baby was due I knitted like mad, and rediscovered my love of it. I mainly love to make cards and altered art. I have dabbled with crafts since the children were small, making things for school fairs etc. Back in the 80s I went through a decoupage and dried flower stage, I have got the home videos to prove it my house was full of flowers!!lol! Nowadays my big love is stamping, I feel so artistic when i can stamp an image, paint it perhaps and then sit back with a big smile on my face. i am really new to the world of blogging, only been active for a few weeks, but I have definately been bitten by the blogging bug. I won a challenge on my first week of entering so that really boosted my confidence. I am active on lots of other sites, such as trimcraft,crafts beautiful,docraft,busymitts,craftbubble etc. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all ove the next few months. luv sue x

  5. I'm Amanda and I live in the Highlands of Scotland and I have been crafty in one way or another for as long as I can remember, until 4 years ago it was mainly cross stitching but then I started cardmaking and I have been happily addicted ever since lol. I am only a recent convert to SU after taking part in a ribbon share and then I won a couple of sets of stamps as a blog candy and now I am officially hooked! I have just put in my first order as part of a group of 10 (yay) so I am well on the way now :o)

    I am looking forward to the challenges starting on the 1st


    Amandax xxx

  6. I'm in my 50's and been doing some type of crafting my whole life. Just started with stamping about 7-8 months ago. I lvoe surfing the net finding new blogs, blog candy, and new ideas for use in making cards. I love making someone a card for no reason (although I also do birthdays too) but the surprise when someone gets a card for fun is what I like best. And everyone is so appreciative of them. I've been married over 36 years to a newspaperman, raised two sons.

  7. Hi I'm Jan, I've been crafting one way or another most of my life, my aunt taught me to knit when I was little so I could knit a pair of shorts for my teddy a Blue Peter book. I've always enjoyed arts & crafts and did pottery and still enjoy playing with Fimo. I took up cross stitch about 12 years ago, which I loved, but it was so time consuming and I've still got about half a dozen unfinished projects laying about. I started making cards a few years ago when my daughter had a couple of handmade ones for her birthday and I thought - I can do that! And haven't looked back (sadly neither has the bank balance!) At first I was scared of stamping but once I got into it everything else went by the wayside.

    I started blogging quite recently and kept seeing Stampin' Up! mentioned and some lovely cards on blogs made with SU goodies, so I sent off an email to find out how I could get hold of some goodies and became a Demonstrator instead. My business is very new but I'm very excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

    I live in Shropshire with my very patient hubby and beautiful daughter, one mad Border Terrier and a very recent addition to the family, two baby rats (which makes most people shudder, but they are adorable - honest!).

    Oh & my proudest crafting acheivement, a Noah's Ark Sampler I did for Georgia when she was little, it was a lot of work but I was really thrilled, as was she, with the result.

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  9. Well I hope I am not submitting a double enrty but I lost my first submission or maybe it went through and it is waitng for moderation.
    Hi my name is Dale and I live in south western Ontario, Canada with my husband (of 16 years) and we have two wonderful children; Justin is 14 and Nicole is 12.
    I love to craft.
    I was introduced to Stampin' Up! three years ago and loved it. I am a stamp addict but it has to be Stampin' Up! products only so I guess I am a Stampin' Up! snob too. It's a good thing!!
    Since I was such a good customer I decided to become a hobby demonstrator. Someday I would like to make it my business.
    I don't have a favourite project but I do love making cards, altered items, and will try anything with ink and rubber.

  10. Hi Iam Michelle (40) from Norwich I haev a great hubby and two Daughters Charlotte (20) and Cherise (17).
    I have been crafting most of my life with sewing, knitting, interor design,cake making to name but a few.I was a Childminder several years ago and loved crafting with the children from this I then started making cards.
    I am now a full time housewife who spends most of her days in the craft room popping out to do a little housework as you do !!
    I only found the stampin up products by chance from the Pink Stamper on the Cricut Forum then I found a demonstrator in Norwich who I have placed orders with .I am currently waiting to join a stampers 10 (cant wait) I have a note book with a list of products I want and its getting longer.

    I love your website and check in daily for updates..
    Michelle xx

  11. I'm Fi, now in Nottingham, and I'm a research chemist. I've always crafted, I did my first cross stitch at just 2 and got my first sewing machine when I was 3. I discovered Stampin up in January last year, and now hate the French flair stamp after making 80 wedding invitations with it, I really shouldn't have decided heat embossing was the way to go.

  12. My name is Nancy and I live in Fellsmere Florida 2 hours away from Orlando. I started scrabooking about 10 years ago. August 2008 is when I purchased my first SU inks and then some stamps. I joined a club and purchased something every month. It made it a lot easier to build my little stash! Already loving your blog, thanks!

  13. I'm Sheena, and I'm from Northern Ireland.
    I've been fairly crafty all my life but I started making cards for my sisters wedding invitations in 2006 and went from there. To be honest, I've never actually tried any stampin' up stuff, but I have been admiring it and drooling over work that other people have done using it for ages! I have just joined a stampers 10 club through a blog and will soon be getting some yummy stampin' up stuff and I'm so excited!!
    My proudest acheivement would probably have to be my blog - I'm really enjoying making things to put on it, meeting new people, joining challenges and getting so much inspiration from blogland.
    Thank you for putting this blog together - I'm looking forward to joining you in whatever adventures you have lined up for us!

  14. My name is Dawn, I'm 40, live in Bexhill on Sea, thats in East Sussex. I'm married to the world's best husband (Mick), we're about to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary and we're as happy today as we were on our wedding day (ahhh), one daughter age 19 who is about to fly the nest literally - she's joining the RAF.

    I think I've always been interested in arts and crafts. Loved drawing and art at school, especially pottery (although I can't stand to get my hands dirty now), espeically love making cards but I also love needlecraft cross-stich with beadwork in particular. Discovered SU last year through Monica and never look back - I am now thoroughly addicted :D

    Proudest craftwork achievement, I don't think I could name one, I love each one as I finish it - they've all my favourites. Sometimes there are those that I loathe to give away though ...

  15. Hello everyone,
    my name is Yvonne, i live in a little town called Nuneaton ( Warwichshire).I have 3 ground up children, and one grandson and another one on the way in about 6 weeks time. yes all go here.
    i started card making only in 2005. Now i am hooked. I used to do cross stitch many years ago.
    Only just joined a SU this month ( i know so far behind) and i am waiting for my first order. so i am sure i will be buying loads more very soon.
    Proudest craftwork.. urm , that a hard one, i think i am proud of what i do more if someone eles says its good. as i am very down on my work , always think i could have done better.

  16. My name is Stephanie, I am 31 years old and I live in the UK with my wonderful hubby and gorgeous 6 year old girl. I started making cards when I developed post-natal depression after having my little girl. I found it very theraputic, kept my mind focused on other things and relaxed me BUT I've been addicted ever since!
    I only discovered Su back in november '08, I invited my local demonstrator over and had quite a few girls over for a craft evening. She warned me that SU was addictive and I remember thinking 'yeah, yeah, I won't get addicted!' - BOY WAS I WRONG! The designs are sooo wonderful, they leave such a fantastic clean, crisp image, the colour ranges are gorgeous, I love how everything co-ordinates and I love the special offers! I dread to think how much I've spent!
    Project wise - I haven't started a project yet - I just love sitting down and creating a beautiful card, expressing myself, trying new techniques, trying to come up with different ways to use the stamps etc. It's so much fun!
    April can't come quick enough for me! The start of this wonderful blog and gorgeous new stamps - woohoo!

  17. A little about you?
    How you started crafting?
    When and how you discovered Stampin' Up!
    What project you have completed that you were most proud of?

    My name is Claudia, I´m 42 years young, married and have three kids (8,12,13) and I live in the middle of Germany. I stamp now for three years, but I bought my very first stamp 1992, when I was in Canada for holidays. So I knew that I will do something with stamps long before.
    Last year I was on a meeting with other stampers and have heard firstly from SU! From this moment on, once a month I have a look on the catalogues. What a luck, we have Internet. I do not love all the things from SU! but the papers and some stamps are really cool.
    As I do create in the last month only cards, due to some stress, I would like to show you my first work with the Stamps "Beach and Sea" or in German "Strand und Meer". Please have a look here:
    Hope that is 1st of April soon!
    Claudia (please excuse my bad english... have no training...)

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  19. Hi My name is Kim, I live in Welling and orginally from Bermondsey, I got into cardmaking 6.5 years ago, and didn't really like stamping I couldn't seem to get the hang of it, Die cutting was more my scene, I came across Stamin Up, 4 years ago and was totally hooked in and have been ever since,

    My proudest crafting achievement has to be winning Cardmaker of the year 2007/8 for a well known craft magazine, with some cards that I thought were rather special, and have kept ever since....

    I am looking forward to your first challenge and all the inspiration that you will all give...
    Take care Kim x

  20. I'm Sarah, married and stay at home Mum of 2 lovely boys. I started card making 4 years ago when I was at home with our first baby. We have a big family and always need cards, and as I did well at art at school I decided to give it a go. A couple of years later a friend introduced me to UK scrappers, trying to convert me to scrap booking. It was then I discovered stamping and was hooked!!
    Summer last year I went to a friends SU workshop lead by Monica, and was blown away at the quality. November I signed up as a demo after having had my own workshop. I am still a baby in crafting terms, but I am having a fab journey and love learning from so many talented women.

  21. I'm Sue, I'm 46, I live in Jersey and I'm an accountant by training but teach patchwork. I met Monica on a Scrapagogo getaway last June and the rest as they say is history.

    As well as quilting I love to scrapbook and enter competitions. Last week I went to Pinewood Studios to appear on the Weakest Link. I didn't win but I did have a great day and added on a two day trip to London as the flights had already been paid for!!

    I love the Su scalloped border punch and have my eye on lots of others.

  22. I'm Jana and I'm 32. I live in Slovenia with my stupendous son Kian and my husband. I think I started crafting when I was still in mom's tummy :-)))) I'm just an addicted crafter. I started to be also a scrapaholic a couple of years ago and it's still my favorite passion. In the next month I'll have my own scrap classes. I jumped into Stampin'Up just on the way...Have to admit that it is a great world. I'm proud of every piece of my collection and it seems to me that every next step is better than the previous as I'm constantly searching for new ideas!!
    Now I just jump on your site everytime there is something new...Thanks for sharing! Hugs

  23. Hi! I'm Jackie and I live near Buffalo, NY. I have a husband and 2 great teens. I have always been a crafter - I'm the daughter of a major crafter so it runs in my blood! I have been a SU! demonstrator for 3 years, after seeing an ad in PaperCrafts magazine, then having my first workshop. Soon afterwards, I signed up. I have loved being a demo ever since! My favorite project I've completed is a photo cube of my daughter. I saw the idea in one of our Stampin' Success magazines. Thanks for the chance to win and can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

  24. How you started crafting? I've been crafting for as long as I can remember. I used to make clothes for my dolls and then later for my sisters. I started scrapbooking when I was 7 and my Papa gave me a 12x12 craft paper scrapbook to put my treasures in.
    When and how you discovered Stampin' Up! I saw an add in a scrapbook magazine.
    What project you have completed that you were most proud of? I made my sister wedding invitations,menue cards,table numbers and guest book.

  25. Hi! Im Claire and I live near Goole (well someones got to LOL) I've been crafting for about 5 years and my best mate got me into it so it's all her fault!

    I'd heard about Stamping Up a while ago then saw them at the NEC in November. Im now one of a group of 10 ladies in a stamping 10 club.

    Which project am I most proud of? Well, quite a few but you can see one of them here

    This is a book I made for a friends birthday. It took me ages BUT I love how it turned out

  26. Hi to all the DT at Stampin-Up,
    I'm Sue a forty something serial crafter!
    I can't stop making things!! I confess!!! even when I see things in shops I think..mmm I can make that myself!!! I have always been creative from an early age, even making my own scrapbooks and altered art from the age of five, onto knitting, making clothes etc, well my card making started about 10 years ago when I made a card for my niece, I put her name on it and her age with silver peel offs and a little Angel Charm!!! ha ha well everyone thought it was fab??? and I started getting commissions!! I first came across stampin up on the internet, I saw an Halloween card which was fab!! unfortunately the stamps were only available in the US!! but that led me onto their catalogue and all the wonderful things they supply and the way it all matches and looks so elegant! The project I am most proud of is my Sarah Kay Tanned Leather and Denim card on my blog, I just think the colouring is totally different from anything I have seen and I do like to see things that are different that inspire me, so I hoped that made people think differently about their colouring!! phew..hope I didn't go on too much!!
    I would love to win some stampin up goodies!! Love Sue xx

  27. Hiya, I'm Vicky. I live in Northampton. I've been crafting for nearly 11 years but have only recently got back into it since the birth of my gorgous son - he's 3 so it was quite a break! A friend at uni took me to visit her Mum, she had the most amazing 'playroom' I fell in love then and there! I'm mostly into cardmaking - love rubber stamping and am just starting to take part in a few ATC swaps. I met stampin up at an event just before xmas 2008 and now regularly attend a craft group run by the lovely Tricia and am also part of her stampers 10.
    I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your work and I'd love to win some gorgeous SU products.
    V x

  28. Hello!! I am Donalda and I am in Indiana I am getting ready to be 52 the 2nd. I have 2 grown daughters and just got my 6th grandchild. I have been stamping for about 5 years now and SU was my very first stamp I ever bought.I had saw a catalog and got into a montly group where you could buy products.SU papers are just out of this world I so love them. And I can't wait for the challenge blog to start!!!

  29. Hi! My name is Monika, my friend call me Moni, I am from Slovenija. This May will turn 30, and have 2 year old boy! My first passion is making jewelery, and my second is card making. I am beginner in crafting so do not have a lot of stamps, and would really love to have! My first papers from SU I got from Cindy-it was candy! The paper is fab, and love to work with it. Here in Slovenija we do not have that kind of paper or stamps and really miss it, need to order some!:) I can not wait for the challenge blog to start!

  30. Hi my name is Maggie, I'm over 50 and have 2 grown up children 1 grandson who is 4 and I love him to bits and a Retreiver called Meg, she's 12. I started crafting when I was small I knitted a scarf for teddy. I found rubber stamping by accident about 15 years ago and was hooked, then came heat embossing - what can I say hooked ever since, I love to stamp anything! I found SU at a show signed up as a demo in 2008 the rest is history, craft room not big enough I want everything, and now we have more new stamps, Yipee!. Hope to build on the Demos and Classes I do.Can't wait for 1st April and the new blog - new to blogging lol.

  31. My name is Lee, I live in Baltimore Maryland. I have been crafting ever since I can remember. Some of my fondest memories are learning to embroider with my Grandma! I had heard about Stampin up for a while before I ever used them. I kept avoiding it, as a friend told me I would be addicted, so she would not show them to me! So, I was accidentally "exposed" at another friend's house when she had me over for a craft day. I was hooked, and have never looked back! I am working on expanding my skills, specifically in the area of design. I can execute most things without a problem, it is the original idea that I struggle with. So I read blogs voraciously, trying to expand my inspirations!

  32. My name is Kaisha, I live in New York. I have been crafting since I was in my early teens when I went away to camp and learned how to cross-stitch and loved it from then on I have tried my hand in so many things.
    I had heard about Stampin up from the cricut boards awhile back when so many people created lovely projects with there products and was hooked since then.
    Even though I dont have a picture of a card I did for my mother's birthday I would say that has been my best project to date.

  33. My name is Kathrin. I live in Germany, am married to a wonderful supporting husband and have 3 great daughers of 14 and 7 years (twins). I love crafting and drawing since my early childhood and so it was only a question of time until I get really deep in it. I am addicted to card making and scrapbooking now since several years and can´t imagine a life without crafting anymore.
    I discovered SU! also on the Cricut mb, knowing I won´t be able to get these wonderful stamps. So I guess you can imagine how happy I´ve been when SU! finally also started selling their items in Europe.
    It´s hard for me to describe what was my best work so far. I think I love every "new" card I make the most. But probably the album about my mum that I made her for her 60th birthday was my best work so far.

  34. Hi everyone - this is such an exciting time for SU in Europe and I am so proud to be part of it along with the girls on this blog!

    My name is Rachel and I am married to John and Mum to Cait as well as working full time and beingan SU demo - I just Love love love stamping and have since eek around 18 years ago - BCS before craft shops that is!! Well there might have been one or two!! I really kicked of the stamping habit around 10 years ago and some 5 years ago I had managed to amass 5000 stamps - so goodness knows what it is now. I was always spotting SU in the US mags - somerset studio and stampers sampler and loving the style and the stamps. I sent the forms off ready for Day 1 and don't intend to leave anytime soon.

    I do struggle to fit everything into my life as we also have chickens a large garden and I have a large family that love to visit, but I always try and fit some crafting in somewhere and I still knit, make jewelery, sew and bake as well as everything else!!

    Loking forward to what this blog will bring.


  35. My name is Kate. I am 42. Married to Kevin for nearly 20 years. We have two awesome kids. Our son is 18 and our daughter is 15.

    I have always been "crafty". I grew up a singleton and I spent a lot of time working on various craft kits.

    I started scrapping about 5 years ago and a short time later bought a cricut. I was reading the cricut message board and saw a post made with some SU products. I made a post asking for a SU demonstrator to contact me. I was contacted by a demonstrator in Missouri, I live in Minnesota. For 3 years I placed two orders a year, all of them big enough to qualify as a "Show", so I could get hostess benefits. Finally I went in search of a demonstrator locally. I wanted to learn some techniques. I found one and asked her about a "stamp club". We got 6 woment together and we meet once a month, each of us taking turns being "hostess" for the night. It has been an awesme experience!!

    Most of my projects have been scrap albums and mini albums, that I give as gifts. I think however, the one I am most proud of is the book I made for my Godson's baby shower. I got my brother in law to take his wife out when Brody was just 10 days old. I took some incredible pictures of him and hijacked her camera card and printed most of the pictures she had taken those first 10 days. The album was a total surprise.

    I am always looking for new ideas and inspiration!!

  36. Hi my name is Janine. I am, originally from South Africa but now I live in Seattle. I have always loved anything to do with crafts and love to make my own 'homemade' gifts, but my true passion happening shortly before my 1st child was born. I made a lot of my own nursery goodies, I also made a lot of cards for people. I started scrapbooking about 2 years ago and just 2 weeks ago signed up to become a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love what I do and have such a passion for everything I create. I would love to win the blog candy as my collection of stuff is still small this would really boost my stock. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog and have added you to my favorites.

  37. Hi! My name is Julie, and I am a stamp-a-holic...Oops wrong forum! hehehe
    I am a 47 yr-old mom of one gorgeous teenager and we live in Arkansas, USA. I have been crafting my entire life ( well, that I can remember)My Mother is an avid sewer, so that is where I began...embroidery, cross-stitch,counted name it I sewed it. I started stamping about 10 years ago when I attended a D.O.T.S. Party, but once I found SU, I became a FAITHFUL stamper!! I want EVERY stamp SU has ever made...I am working on it, too! I am a cardmaker, but with visiting all the MAGNIFICENT blogs, I am ready to try some Scrapbooking, too! One of my FAVORITE creations has to be a Mother's Day card I was stamped, embossed and then I use Art Institute Glitter to fill it stained glass! It made my Mom cry, she loved it so much and she has it framed in her bedroom.
    Thanks so much for THIS new SU blog!!

    Rubber Hugs,

  38. Hi Ladies!! Nice to meet you all!!

    My name’s Viviane and I’m from Natal, Brazil. I’m 28 years old, single and I live with my parents, my brother and my sister. We have a little store where we sell school materials (sorry but I don’t know the name in English for “papelaria”) and I work there with my parents. I concluded the University in March and now I’m looking for a new job.

    So… I’ve always loved all kind of craft and art, but I was very afraid to try to do any craft, so, I’ve always bought it. However, I’ve always liked to do cards and some little gifts to my friends and my family, because It would be an exclusive gift and the people loved this.
    But, in July 2006 I need to do an album for my sister who would enter into a “Meeting of young with Christ” (It’s a meeting that happen on the church, in Portuguese we speak “Encontro de Jovens com Cristo” and I don’t know if this meeting happen in others countries) and I heard about the scrapbook for the first time and I felt in love immediately. After this, I had some classes, bought some things and started to read about scrapbook. But, again, I was still afraid to do my own LO and I lost a lot of time because this. Just in 2008 I decided to try my own LO and I loved this and I’m very proud of all my LO, album, cards and scrap décor because I did it alone by my won hand, people liking or not them.

    Because the University I didn’t have much time to learn more and more in this last year. Just now in 2009 I’m having time to this and I’m always looking for information and inspiration to do my craft in the internet and in this big Blog land, where I found this Blog and read about the SU.

    Really I’ve just seen the US products in the internet because here in Brazil there isn’t any store to sell them. So… I’ll be here just looking all your fantastic crafts and learn a lot… and one day, when I have my SU, I’ll do all the challenge of the blog.

    Well… sorry I wrote a lot and because some spelling mistakes that I did, but I’m learning English yet.

    Have a great weekend all of you!!! Kisses from Brazil!!!

  39. Hello, I'm Ann. I retired from my full time job last September and now feel guilty that I'm not working! So I have the time I've always wanted to do my crafty things. I've made presents for the family since I was little and recently found a little pin cushion I made from felt and embroidery for my grandmother about 50 years ago! Where did the time go! Currently my crafty loves are papercrafting, stamping, knitting and digital scrapping. I discovered SU last November at the NEC and wish I hadn't - its become rather an obsession and now I'm an OAP I should be watching the pennies..... What am I most proud of? Usually the last thing I made that someone loved. But I am proud of the digital album I made for my Mum and add pages to now and then.

  40. Hi, lovely to meet you all, my names Alison and I'm 43. Married with 2 sons, I'm also a midwife.
    I've been crafting for years, in fits and starts. I found stamping 14 years ago when I was pregnant with my eldest, a lovely xmas tree (I've still got the stamp) which I heat embossed over my toaster - I couldn't afford a heat gun then LOL! Since then I've accumulated a fair bit of stash and I enjoy trying new techniques.
    I also love scrapping but I'm cursed with kids who are very camera shy, so I'm slowly working my way through my photo collection. The project I'm most proud of is a mini-book I was comissioned to make by a friend. It was for her husband, he'd taken the most fantastic photos of their safari in Kenya and I struggled for ages to bring myself to cut into them (I made little flaps and things). As a finishing touch, I used the Zulu names for the animals on each page. When she gave it to him, he was absolutely delighted!
    I found SU last year and joined a stampers 6 club in December. I love that everything co-ordinates - I can craft in the evening and everything matches with no worries! I've been following Monica's blog for a while, it's full of gorgeous things.
    I'm thinking about signing up as a SU hobby demo later this year, but it'd be great if I could make it into more than that.
    Enjoy your weekend everyone, my friend Julie and I are making wedding invites tomorrow!

  41. Hi, my name is Mariana and I'm 35 (oh gosh!). I'm married and I have one son.
    I've been crafting for about 1 1/2 - 2 years, it was my sister in law who asked me if I would like to go to a craft show, I didn't know what to do at first but slowly I got more and more into it. I haven't got a craft room so all my stash is neatly packed when not in use and it is a bit of a nightmare to try to keep it tidy as the stack does not stop growing..... :-)
    I don't know about my proudest piece of craft I made, I think it would be easier to say which ones I wasn't proud! but the most rewarding ones were some 50 keepsakes for my niece's communion I made last year.
    I found SU again from my SIL, and I've fallen for them ever since, I joined the Stampers Club 10 back in October, I love all the colours, the tools, the stamps, the papers, I love it all and I want it all!
    I am a big fan of Monica's work and her blog is on my 'daily bookmark reads'.
    This weekend we'll be heading to Harrogate for the craft show.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  42. Hi I'm Nicci, 22 years old and live with my dad, little sis and baby (German Shepherd dog Paddy!)
    I've been interested in craft since I was able to walk, I would collect empty tissue boxes, wrappers and generally make a mess. I used to make paper dolls with my auntie and create little outfits for them.
    I discovered SU! last year and have marvelled at the fab range of products and made the plunge to become a demo in Jan this year.I love it so so much! (and now I have an excuse for my ever growing stash!)
    My most memorable project was for my mums wedding, I made her a 4 layer paper/card cake and in each layer popped a little gift in : Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. My mum cried when I gave her it! That's probably the proudest I've been doing a project and giving it with love :D
    I'm just on the cusp of scrapbooking and have developed about 100 photos ready for my challenge. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend x

  43. Ciao, sono Cristina, 40 anni, ho scoperto lo scrapbooking un anno fa, ma amo i timbri fin da quando ero una bambina...ho conosciuto SU grazie ad un'amica, che mi ha regalato un po' di timbri presi in America. E' un peccato che non ci siano dimostratrici in Italia, adoro i timbri SU!
    Sono contenta di aver scoperto il vostro blog!
    Ciao Cristina

  44. Hello! My name is Tami and I live in Utah! I haven't been crafting very long but I love it! I started stamping about a year and a half ago when I was trying to make Christmas gift tags :). I discovered SU! about 6 months ago when I met a SU! demonstrator (and now my close friend) at the scrapbook expo! I am now a hobby demonstrator and hope to someday do a little more on the business end of SU!. I'm looking forward to your challenges! Sounds fun!
    Thanks and have a great weekend!

  45. Hi! I'm Michelle and I live in Sacramento, Ca. I am 43 yo, have been happily married for 16 years, and am a SAHM to 4 beautiful girls. I discovered paper crafting 5 years ago when I picked up a card-making book. I became an SU demonstrator 6 months ago and wished I did it sooner. I love seeing the wonderful creations people have posted on the internet. Mostly, I'm so amazed and grateful for people sharing tips, techniques, and how-to's for these wonderful creations. The project I just completed that I'm proud of is organizing my craft room. Now I can find things and there's space for me and my daughters to create.
    I'm looking forward to your challenges and designs. Have a good weekend!

  46. I'm Caryl from NH, where I live with my husband of three years, and our cute cat Melky. I teach first grade and I've been crafting for as long as I can remember--sewing at my mother's side, learning to knit, cross stitch and so much more. I discovered SU because of my mom too, when she took me to a 10 card party. I've since taken over her stamps and the priveledge to make her cards too! The project I'm most proud of is the wedding invitations I made for my own wedding. I've since done some for friends but mine were truly a work of heart and I am so glad I could do that.
    I'm so glad I found you and look forward to the challenges!


  48. Hi
    I'm Sam, married to Barry and Mum of 3 teenagers, Elle, Nick & Adam. I have crafted as long as I can remember, knitting, macrame, cross stitch. I discovered card making when I took a x stitch picture to be framed at our local craft shop, saw some great handcrafted cards in the shop window, went to a demo, back in 2002 and the rest is history. I am very fortunate to have a craft room (it used to be the utility room, still houses the washing machine and tumble dryer, but I'm working on that!)
    I discovered Stampin Up in Feb 2008 when I was invited to a workshop. I loved the products but as I work full time as a Finance Officer couldn't commit the time. When I met another demo in November 2008 she suggested I could do it purely to buy craft stash at a discounted price, I signed up and have been swept up with it. I have held a couple of workshops to date, have another one on Monday and hope to set up classes in the summer.
    My proudest crafting moment/make..... I have 2,
    (1) I have had 3 cards published in magazines over the last couple of months
    (2) Being asked to demonstrate at a local craft show, by the shop that originally started my card making hobby.

    Really looking for to the 1st.

    Sam x

  49. Hi there!
    My name's Ellen and I'm 28 for 10 more days! I live in Brussels, Belgium, with my man Geoffroy. On the web, I am known as Scrapellen.
    So far that I can remember, I have always been crafting: drawings, painting, claw (not sure how this one writes!), beading, and since last spring, scrapbooking!!! I am now a real scrap-addict and I am proud of it!
    I discovered SU by surfing on the web and via scrapbooker-friends. I only regret that SU is not available in Belgium yet, because your products are just so great!
    The project I am most proud of is my first scrapbook page that is not based on a sketch nor a scraplift!
    I'm thrilled to see the results!

  50. Hi, I am Kaye and I am a stay-at-home mom of 3 and I have been crafting since I was in grade school. I started out drawing, went to cross stitch then painting, cake decorating, scrapbooking and then my best friend introduced me to stamping! Our first adventure with SU was about 8 years ago and we have been hooked ever since!
    I don't have just one favorite thing that I am proud of, but the first thing that comes to mind would be the bird bath that I made and painted for my Mom!

  51. I'm Rosie, a 54 year old Granny from Worcester UK, with 3 daughters and 2 grand-daughters. I can't remember a time when I didn't make things, starting with dresses for my Sindy dolls (pre-Barbie!!) and cutting pictures out of my mum's catalogue.

    I've made my own and my kids clothes, curtains, bridesmaids dresses, then earrings and necklaces, always cards etc, 12th scale miniatures, and back to scrapbooks and cards, ATCs and altered art. I had to give up work because of disability so now I've got a LOT of time to fill ....

    I went to an SU party last year, then got chatting at the NEC ... and signed up as a demo 3 months ago. I'm loving it and can't imagine how I managed without all these co-ordinated products! I think the thing I'm proudest of are my scrapbooks.

  52. Hi!
    I´m Siri. I´m 27 years old, no man, kids or grandkids, but a furry little friend named Rolf. I started paper crafting about 2 months ago, so I´m still quite "fresh"!

    I first read abut SU in a magazine, I can´t remeber wich one. I loved the stamps featured there, and had a look at the website straight away. Unfortunatly, I cant get SU products in Norway. Maby I´ll be the first demonstrator over here?

    The thing I´m proudest of is my farytale card. Have a look at my blog!

    Good luck with your new blog! I love it :-)


  53. Im Debbie, age 34 with 4 sons and an adorable hubby :) I started scrapbooking about 6 years ago, then cardmaking, then sewing, then more cardmaking etc and finally became an SU demo a couple of months ago :)

    I love making and sharing templates and tutorials - also taking part in competitions etc too :)

    Good luck with the blog!

  54. I'm Jane and live in Whitstable, a seaside town in Kent. I'm married, mother of two, step-mother of five, grandmother to five. I 'retired' last summer but in my former life I was a technical writer and mostly wrote computer manuals for two large telecom companies in the U.S.

    I've been making cards and scrapbooking for about four years and became a SU demo in March 2008. I started when I got the bright idea of making a Mother's Day card that grew into a mini-album, that started me scrapbooking. I don't really have a single project I'm most proud of.... but love all of them as they all required me to exert a little bit of blood, sweat, and tears. I'm not a naturally artistic person, but I sure try hard! I probably love scrapbooking more than card making, because I get to KEEP it and can put it in an album for others to see. On the other hand, I love making cards for special people and love their reactions.

  55. I'm Jacky and I've been crafting for as long as I can remember...but I started scrapbooking 4 years ago cause I wanted to make an album of our holiday of a lifetime to Florida and was instantly hooked...then a couple of years ago I started cardmaking as well and now that has almost taken over from scrapbooking.Discovered SU only a short time ago,loved the products and as there is no demonstrator in my area...decided to become one myself...just received my kit this week and can't wait to begin. I think I'm still proudest of my Florida album...or should I say 3 albums!!

  56. Hello!! I am a Stampin'Up! demonstrator from VA--just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. 10 years ago I talked my husband into letting me sign up--just until I made back my investment!! Well, I did that within the 1st month and was completely hooked!! The item I am most proud of is my family albums!! I do one for each year that highlights our activities for the year. It is an on going project but I am definately proud of them. Visit me some time at my blog or at our family run vacation get you need a place to get away and plan, vacation, rest, or just have some good ole mountain fun!!

  57. Hi! My name is José. I live in the Netherlands.
    I got addicted to SU recently. Because it's hard to find SU in the Netherlands I searched for a demonstrator in Germany. Although they do not carry all the SU stuff in Germany. It's a good alternative for now. This demonstrator (Jenni) can help me to expand my collection. She will also help me with a workshop in the Netherlands, Yes!!

  58. Hi, my name is Michaela and i am 36 years (young).I have an very beautiful husband (he came from the Phillippines) and our resoult of our big love are 3 beautiful kids (16,13 and 9)
    We live in Germany but sometimes i wish we can live in the place of my hubys land...
    I start with crafting last year on November so i was an newbie *lol* but i love it and i dont understand how i can live without it before *lol*
    I love all the nice things from Stampin up and i hope for an big lotterie winning so i can have all of the catalog that i like....
    But i miss a lot of items in the german catalog when i saw the US catalog.....hope we will have also more items soon :o) (Love the Punches and the designpaper) ...i want to tell so many more things but my english was not perfect,so pls sorry for any mistakes,not easy to write,its easier to talk :o)
    thanks a lot for this nice blog and i hope i ( oh sorry,i mean WE) can see a lot more of your nice crations :o)
    *hugs* Michaela