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Old 01-05-2017, 12:31 PM   #41
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I couldn't tell you the first time, because I'm getting old and the memory ain't what it used to be....
I do remember going to craft fairs, and being entranced by this one who made rubber stamps- Prints Charming (in Michigan, maybe in the late 80s, early 90s?). I bought some stamps from them pretty much every time I went to a fair. I don't recall doing a lot with what I bought, but hey, they made me happy. Sometime around 2003, I helped a friend do her wedding invites and programs, and had my first heat embossing moment. Ooohhh! By then, I had this wicker picnic basket full of stamps, and another friend asked me to come over and we'd play. She was surprised at how many (OMG, I laugh at that NOW!) stamps I had. Then I got married and moved to Kansas, and my next door neighbor was a SU demo. Faster than you can say "I'm so broke!", I was in a monthly stampin group, then looking around here on SCS.
I also remember being in Colorado Springs, and seeing the Holly Berry House store, and dragging DH in with me. I was looking at all the stamps on the shelves, when one of the ladies who worked there asked me to look up- above the shelves, they had sample boards of the layering you could do with those stamps. Holy cow! I immediately turned to DH and told him to get comfortable, I was going to be a while. I walked out of there with an obsession, and about $250 worth of fabulous stamps. Nothing has ever grabbed me quite like those stamps! Take a quick look:

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I have the third bedroom in our house for a craft room, and it overflows into my bedroom as well. Sometimes it overflows into the living room. I think it's mostly the neighbor's fault, for teaching me what do do with all those stamps I'd bought.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:50 AM   #42
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I was in college on Thanksgiving break and went to a friends house to have dinner with her family. As I was sitting in the living room, there was an SU catalog on an end table. I picked it up to help pass the time and instantly my heart started racing as I paged through it. I had never made a card in my life or seen anything like this, but I knew, all my years as being a crafty and creative kid - were leading up to this moment. As my friend's Dad drove us back to the train to head to back to college, I paged through the catalog as many times as I could instead of conversing with everyone in the car. As soon as I could, I instantly went to the SU website to find a demonstrator who invited me to a stamp camp. After that first class, the demo said I was a natural and asked if I wanted to join SU, and I've been one ever since! But I am hobby demo, I use it for the discount I laugh because if I had not gone to my friends house for thanksgiving and had that catalog not been on the end table, I wonder if I would have ever come into contact with the stamping world!
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:50 PM   #43
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I love SU too! I'm a hobby demonstrator, and couldn't be happier. Maybe someday I'll win an award, that would make my day, month, year, and actually a lifetime! The State Fair award you won is something I'll absolutely never be able to accomplish. A huge congratulations from me to you! Those are awesome accomplishments that's worth sharing!!!
Thank you for your kind words. I didn't think I'd win either so I encourage you to enter them anyway. Knowing that you put your effort and heart into the creation and you enjoyed doing so is an achievement in itself!
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