10 Years…

Today I celebrate 10 years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Wohoo!

It’s amazing to think that a visit to a big crafting show to talk to the people on the Stampin’ Up! stand was the start of something amazing for ne.

That was nearly 11 years ago, as I spent far too long (amost a year) dithering…

But on 23rd February 2010, during Sale-A-Bration, I finally signed on the dotted line and eagerly awaited the arrival of my Starter Kit.

Who from my early days remembers Flight of the Butterfly, and of course the more recently retired Lovely as a Tree?

Back in 2010, the Catalogue was around 100 pages and there were no dies or embossing folders. The stamp sets were all wood mount, and you had to cut round the images before you could stick them onto the blocks.

Here are the Annual Catalogue covers from my first one (2009-2010) to the current day. How many do you remember?

Stampin' Up! Covers since 2009. Picture compiled by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Stampin' Up! Covers since 2009. Picture compiled by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Compare that to what we have now, with over 200 pages and a wide range of products.

10 years ago my life was very different to what it is now. I’m now running regular weekly and monthly classes and sharing my love of crafting with others. I’m a small local business, proudly supporting other local businesses and loving my job.

If you’d like more information about becoming a Demonstrator yourself, then why not read my story, check out my FAQ section or contact me for a no-obligation chat.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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