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9 years ago today I joined Stampin’ Up! I really can’t believe it!

I thought I would share my journey in discovering Stampin’  Up! all those years ago.  I hope you don’t mind.

I remember that first workshop I went to. All I knew of stamping was messy kids stamps but I went because I was just starting to make cards. Well! I was so impressed! It was all so beautiful, the colours, the stamps, oh! and the heat embossing. So magic! I was hooked.

I remembered feeling so overwhelmed though. Where do you start? So I bought the stamp set we used Seeing Spots and some card and ink. When I got it though I had no idea what to do. It sat for a while on my desk. There was no Pinterest then and I didn’t know about Google searching. I was not tech savvy to search too much for that.

I eventually had a go with the products – with interesting results.  Today in celebration I thought I would share my cards with you. I think we know each other well enough now for me to put myself out there and to give you a little chuckle.

Aren’t they lovely?? 😜

I used my Seeing Spots set. The white card has the spots heat embossed I think. I added a few little extra embellishments that I had. Haha! I think I have improved over the time. I hope so anyway??

It took 18 months before I actually joined Stampin’ Up! though after that first workshop. My husband was diagnosed with Cancer and life changed. Thankfully after treatment he made a full recovery.  Then I joined Stampin’  Up! and began my creative journey.  I have met some amazing people along the way and many have become good friends. I love that Stampin’  Up! has brought us together whether they are fellow demonstrators or customers.  Also I love that I have made friends near and far.  I think I now have friends in nearly every continent of the world.  How exciting and richer my life has become.

I started this blog not long after I joined. I had no idea of blogging  but I wanted to share my journey with stamps and ink, hence why I called this blog “a stamping journey”.

So THANK YOU for sharing in my journey. I hope I have inspired you along the way. I look forward to sharing many more projects with you in the future.

To another year of stamping. 🙂


If you would like to make your own journey with Stampin’ Up! Then ask me more. I have a growing team and love supporting you whether you are a hobby demonstrator for the discount or to share your own journey in classes and workshop.  If you want to know more then you can head to my Join my Stampin’ Up! Team page HERE and look at ’10 reasons why you need to be a part of the Stampin’  Up! family’  – Jenny 





I had a request from a customer to have a Stamp A Stack using the Spring Mini stamps.  As the group is very new to stamping I wanted the designs to be very simple.  I wanted a masculine design too.  These are the cards I came up with. Sorry not the best photo, the light wasn’t too good!


Do you want to make these cards?  I’m running another Stamp A Stack class on the 23rd September at 10am.  Check my ‘Class’ Page for details.  Contact me if you would like to come along.

Hope you have a good day and have time to stamp yourself  🙂



I thought I should show you some scrapbooking.  Now I’m just starting out on this scrapbooking venture and I have a lot to learn.  I liked how this page turned out though.  It is a 6″x6″ page.  This is of my DD Carlie.   This photo was taken 18 months ago when she was 7.  She loves dressing up.  Although, she told me the other day that she is getting too old to dress up!  We even packed up her baby doll clothes and her dress up clothes.  It was a very sad day (for me anyway!!)


I picked out the colours in the photo to use.  The base is Tempting Turquoise.  I have matted the photo in Ruby Red and used a Chocolate Chip card strip.  I didn’t have any alphabet stamps at the time so I used the Ruby Red marker to ink up the letters from my Sincere Salutations set.  It does say BIG.  I know it is not too clear!!  The word wish is from the Short and Sweet set.  I don’t seem to make a card or anything without using this set.  Of course, I have used Baroque Motifs set as well.   The flower embellishment is from Seeing Spots.  I inked the flower in versamark and stamped it on Ruby Red cardstock.  I applied heat and stick powder, heat embossed it then added the Dazzling Diamonds.  I heated it again to let it set.  I cut the circle out.  I didn’t have any turquoise brads, so I punched a circle out with a small circle punch and adhered it to the centre.  It was very fiddly, but with some perseverance (and a little force LOL) – it stuck.  I added some crystal effects to the centre to make it shiny – and you can see that of course!  I used dimensionals to add it the page.  Page done!  I have a few other pages lined up to finish,  so I will have to get a move on.