Monday, 20 March 2017

Happy Stampiversary! Happy 1st Day of Spring!

I received a lovely card in the mail last week from Stampin' Up! Home Office.

Things have been so busy lately, that I didn't realize that my Stampin' Up! Anniversary is almost here.  

It's a little misleading as I was a demo before I went into hospital in 2008, but part way through that year in hospital someone had told me I could apply for a hardship exception because I was laid up in hospital for an inordinate amount of time.  We did so.   

At the time I couldn't use most of the left side of my body and my left hand was more like a club than a stamping implement.  I had my work set out for me.  I didn't realize that the hardship exception would expire. 

I was back at home and working on getting back on my feet when I realized I hadn't received the new catalog and I'd called.  When we figured out what happened I was dissapointed but realized that I wasn't in a position to get down to my craftroom anyhow.  I decided to leave it for a bit while I got my world in order.. 

I re-joined during Sale-a-Bration in 2010 and have never looked back.  

I have met so many wonderful people through my paper crafting hobby turned business, and have made some fabulous friends that I wouldn't trade for anything in this world. 

We all have good and bad days, and life upheavals.  For me, paper crafting and music are like medicine.  Your enthusiasm fires me up.  I am forever grateful for the creative contacts and friends that I have made over the years and look forward to many more years of colouring your world. 

Friends and new stamping family members are like icing on the cake.  I am blessed. 

I thought I'd kick off this week and the first day of Spring with a virtual hug and my heartfelt thanks for your part in this journey.  I can't imagine it would be the same without each and every one of you. 

Happy Monday! Happy Spring! 
Hope to see your smile around my tables very soon! 

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