Hey, there! So glad you decided to check out my blog! It's in serious need of updating (hangs head in shame), but I have high hopes of bringing it current over the weekend. Same story with my Pinterest page. Given a choice between stamping and blogging, stamping always seems to win... but I'll work on getting into a routine of posting as I go.
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Here's my bio as published on StampNation:
After submitting my bio, it occurred to me that I forgot to mention what a big part Stampin' Up! has played in my stamping and learning. I signed up to be a demo in the early 90's, but led very few workshops because of my shyness. I struggled over this for many years before I made peace with being simply a hobby demo. I had to give up my demonstratorship when I first moved to Columbus, but then picked it back up again in 2006. I happily submit orders for anyone who asks me to, but I do not hold workshops or "hard sell" to anyone. I'm perfectly content with my demo discount. That being said, if there is something I can help you find in the Stampin' Up! product line, I will be glad to assist. I am so grateful to SU! for all the techniques and training they've provided over the years, and I really can't recommend a better company to work with.
The other thing that I just touched on at the end of the bio is the spiritual aspect of stamping for me. I am not particularly religious and do not consider myself to be Christian, but doing any kind of art or crafting for me is, like I said, a way of reconnecting with my Creator. I have found stamping to be a very healing activity in so many ways. It takes my mind off my pain and focuses it instead on creating something that will bring joy to others. It challenges me to do my best work, something I would be proud to share. I get to learn new techniques and ways of doing things, and sometimes I get to try mediums that are new to me. By problem-solving on a small scale I gain confidence in dealing with problems that aren't necessarily crafting related. Any way you look at it, stamping is good for my soul!
Now that you know a little more about me, I wonder if you view my work differently. If so, I'd love to hear how! Please consider leaving me a comment below.
Stay tuned for a bunch of catch-up posts showing what I've been up to since Christmas. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
Joyce Spear / StamperJoyce