“Be your own kind of sparkle!!!”
I am an Independent Demonstrator with Stampin’ Up (a leading papercraft company that has been around for over 30 years – founded in 1988). For more information about Stampin’ Up be sure to click the links and check out the blog posts.
Hi, I’m Melodie (you can call me Mel). I’ve been an avid stamper for well over 25 years now……probably close to 30 by now. LOL. I’ve always loved all things sparkly…..even in my career as a nail tech. But something about stamping just got into my veins. It’s addicting. I believe the very first introduction I had to stamping was at an arts and crafts show. Someone was demonstrating the technique of heat embossing and was using a sparkly white embossing powder. It intrigued me……and then…….I was introduced to Stampin’ Up and I was hooked. That started my journey into the world of stamping. I’ve ventured out into various companies, products, techniques….even owning my own stamp company many years ago. But Stampin’ Up makes it just so easy. Being a demonstrator with SU I can focus on the fun stuff, stamping…..and let SU do all the image designing, accessory sourcing, etc. Stamping is fun once again.
I use stamping in a variety of ways. I love making cards and trading cards. But I also use it in resin art and other 3D and functional types of art. But one of my favorites is to incorporate it into my Bible journaling. I’m not much of an artist most of the time. So this makes it so easy to add a creative element to my expressions of worship. I am also an Independent Brand Ambassador with Tula Xii and stamping goes perfectly with my lifestyle planning business. The two are a great match.
Being that I just signed back up with Stampin’ Up (April 2021) I will be working on adding some of my favorite projects to this site. And eventually I will also have some online workshops open for you to attend. Once things start opening back up more around my area (as in having more indoor events) I will also start booking in-person make & take and other events.
A bit of personal info about me……I’m a Certified Aromatherapist and an Herbalist. I blend loose leaf teas and herbal tisanes for clients. As well as making bath and body products (I have a soaping she-shed in my back yard LOL). I married my best friend and he has been the best husband a girl could ever long for. Together we have 4 boys (20, 22, 29, 31), 4 grandchildren and 3 beautiful daughter-in-laws. I love my big happy little family. 🙂
I look forward to stamping and sharing with you!!