I started some years ago when a girl from work was selling Stampin Up. I bought all kinds of stuff but didn't really know anything about stamping and she only sold the items but never had a demonstration. I would see some of her cards and thought "I could do that:, but I didn't even know the difference between dry embossing and embossing.
Then I found out about this awesome website and literally learned stamping from people here. My only problem was that I would try to make a card like someone, but found I didn't have all the items they had and got frustrated. Over the years, I have finally found the type of cards that is more me, have more items/tools to work with and feel I am better (not great) at making cards. One day soon I hope to have enough courage to put a gallery together.
So a great big THANK YOU to all you wonderful stampers who show so much patience with new stampers.