My love for rubber stamping began over 19 years ago when I attended my first Stampin' Up! Workshop. It was love at first sight, but I couldn't purchase anything at the time. A few months later, I was invited to another workshop and placed an order; markers and 2 stamp sets. I remember telling my husband that I didn't think I'd need any more stamps! Quite an understatement to be certain. Over the next couple of years I attended more workshops and even hosted a few. I asked about the demonstrator opportunity, but determined that it wasn't for me at the time. Then, our family relocated 1200 miles from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and stamping friends. I missed stamping with others and decided that I either needed to find a new demonstrator near me, or sign-up to become one myself. I signed up during Sell-A-Bration time, and the extra perks were great! That was over 15 years ago. Now, I find that there are so many people that I've gotten to know simply because I've shared my love for rubber stamping. And, I've also earned enough to help support my hobby and more.