Friday, 7 September 2012

Today is a special Day :-)

We all have to start somewhere right??   And for me that starting point was 6 years ago today when I became a Demonstrator with Stampin'Up. If anyone could have told me how it would change my life I wouldn't have believed it. And that is not in any way an overstatement!  My life is different in so many ways now. It hasn't always been an easy journey, and it hasn't always been smooth sailing. It's been a lot of work. But you know what?  I would do it all again. Not a day goes by when I don't think how lucky I am, and how grateful I am for this business.  The meaningful wonderful friendships I have found, the lifestyle we are able to have, the trips I have taken and the creativity I get to tap into are all proof that I made an awesome decision, and then stuck with it to make it happen. I'm so glad I did.

Sure there are lots of things I am still striving for but they are going to happen... because if I keep working consistently then they just will. That's how it works. Right now I am working for the next Incentive Trip to Utah next July... and I am getting really close, so that is really exciting. This is the most exciting one so far for me, and I cant wait to share it with my fellow Demonstrator friends.

When I started I wasn't a great card-maker. But I decided that it didn't matter because I loved it and so that was more important... and you know what?? I was right!  I love that you dont have to be the most brilliant, creative, artistic person out there.. just relax and do what you love, and START.  Getting started... and then keeping going... are the only things that really matter.

So at risk of my own embarrassment I thought you might like to see how far I've come... here are the first cards I ever made with my Demonstrator kit. My kit arrived and I couldnt wait to open it and this is what I made:

Wow! Look at all those (many now retired) Bold Brights!!  Those of you who know my more recent work would know that Bold Brights are probably my least favourite colour scheme... although I have been using them more since the "Colour Renovation" last year. But I didnt know which colours I liked, or which stamp sets, and so I just went with the default kit because I had no idea!  So Bold Brights it was, and the stamp set was "Greetings Galore".  I have to say I am a bit jealous of the girls who join now because they get to pick whatever they want in their kits! Back then we were a bit more restricted.

So as you can see, we all start somewhere!  :-)  It's a work in progress.

That's the golden rule of doing anything though... never give up :-)  Dream big, and then go out and make those dreams come true!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Linda! Life is a journey and I'm glad you took the one you did. Wishing you many more years of creative dreams and fulfilling moments. you are very gifted and I know you will succeed at what ever you do. God bless, Chantini :-)