You know what I love the most (aside from my family, of course)? Stamping! Stamps turn everyone into an artist, even if you can only draw a stick man. No creativity or experience necessary! Just add ink and paper, and you are on your way to to creating cards and other projects that will wow your family and friends. Cards that tell them you care. Projects that make them smile and let you express yourself in a fun and unique way.
I’ve been playing with paper for more than 20 years, and today I’m living my dream working with amazing illustrators to create products as well as teaching paper crafting to makers around the world!
While I’d been scrapbooking for many years, over 13 years ago I went to a card making party and the moment that stamp hit the paper, I was hooked. I fell in love with teaching rubber stamping and as I taught classes face-to-face, I saw people transform in front of my eyes as they created amazing little pieces of art. They had a sense of excitement – and accomplishment – as they stamped cards. I quickly learned that this was no accident. I was meant to be teaching more people and spreading the joy of creating with stamps, ink and paper.
Like many women, I found it increasingly challenging to be able to teach classes in-person when my three girls needed to go to dance, swimming or other activities. I needed a bit more flexibility with my schedule (sounds familiar, right?) so I shifted to teaching online through videos and tutorials and eventually creating the StampNation community. One of the greatest things about this is now I get to teach and stamp right along side women from every walk of life in more than 40 countries around the world!