Are you a beginner, casual or avid stamper? I love to share projects for all stampers – whether you are just starting out or have been stamping for years.
Stampin’ Up! has products for every level of crafter and my goal is to help you with your products and make your card making and scrapbooking easy and fun! I share ideas through my blog and in my monthly newsletters. I’m so glad you have found me here on Stamp Crazy with Alison!
My Stampin’ Up! Story
I’m a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in New Westminster, BC (just outside of Vancouver). So how did all this start? I came to Stampin’ Up! in a very unique way. In 2001, Shelli Gardner (Stampin’ Up! CEO and Co-Founder), came to Canada to explore expanding Stampin’ Up! and I was fortunate to meet her and be invited to join a Canada Focus Group. Fourteen of us traveled to Convention in Las Vegas (we were like deer in the headlights with over 5,000 enthusiastic US demonstrators!) to learn more about the company and give our feedback on what we felt would work best for Canadians. Over the next several months we continued to participate in assignments and when Stampin’ Up! launched in Canada in April, 2002 I was ready! I’m Demonstrator #7 in Canada and proud to be one of the first to offer our amazing products in this market!
My Commitment to You
I’m committed to providing excellent customer care and support to my community of stampers! I love to share my passion of stamping and scrapbooking through my blog, newsletters and videos as I continue to learn more about the craft of papercrafting.I have a team of over 150 demonstrators from coast to coast and our Canada Inks Up! stamping community is a place of sharing and support!
A little bit about me…
I was born in Toronto and moved to Vancouver when I was in High School. I’m married and have two adult children – Carly and Ian who live on their own. My hubby and I are now empty-nesters with Cooper, our Yellow Labrador.
Before I was a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I worked for a non-profit, social service agency for over 23 years and while that work was rewarding and made a difference I believe in people’s lives I now I love what I do and love sharing the art of papercrafts with my customers and team!
My Stampin’ Up! Achievements*
All achievements such as awards and the Incentive Trip are earned with hard work, dedication and time.
Recognition of the top 15 of 5,600 demonstrators from Canada*
#15 Demonstrator of the Year 2010
#6 Demonstrator of the Year 2011
#3 Leadership for Canada 2014
#3 Leadership for Canada 2015
#7 Canadian Demonstrator – 2015/16;
#3 Canadian Demonstrator – 2016/17
#5 Canadian Demonstrator – 2018/19
#8 Canadian Demonstrator – 2019/20
#13 Canadian Demonstrator – 2020/21
#6 Leadership for Canada – 2020-21
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 when the program was discontinued as Stampin’ Up! became a global enterprise
Top 100 Global Demonstrators – 2015/16
Top 100 Global Demonstrators – 2016/17
Top 100 Global Demonstrators – 2017/18
Top 100 Global Demonstrators – 2018/19
Top 100 Global Demonstrators – 2019/20
2020 – Milestone Sales of $900,000+ (Canadian dollars) in my career
I’ve earned 17 Incentive Trips including*:
- Eastern Caribbean Cruise2022
- Maui 2021
- Maui 2020
- Greek Isles Cruise 2019
- Alaska Cruise 2018
- Phuket, Thailand 2017
- Mediterranean Cruise 2016
- Hawaii (Oahu) 2015
- Caribbean Cruise 2014
- Fiji 2013
- Walt Disney World 2012
- Hawaii Big Island 2010
- Southern Caribbean Cruise 2009
- Panama Canal Cruise 2007
- Mexican Rivera Cruise 2006
- Western Caribbean Cruise 2005
- Alaska Cruise 2004
*Disclaimer: Perk, such as an incentive trip and awards come with hard work, dedication and time. I’m honoured to be included in the top 1% of the company who earn the incentive trip each year. I credit my success to my customers, my team and my fellow demonstrators for all their support in my Stampin’ Up! journey.