scrapbooker | card maker | paper crafter | photographer | family historian
Welcome to my website. I am so pleased that you have found your way here. I hope that you will stay awhile, read the blog, catch up with all the latest Stamping’ Up!® News and even pick up an idea or two.
I am a long-time crafter. I have knitted, crocheted, been a cross-stitcher and a dressmaker. For a number of years, I designed and made my own range of Fimo buttons that I then attached to children’s windcheaters, which I had hand-painted. (Please don’t judge, it was the 80s!!!). I sold these at markets and on commission. As I was on maternity leave the small amount I made allowed me to continue to follow my crafting passions. I then attended a card making class organised by the local council and I was hooked. I began making cards by the dozens. They were mainly paper pieced and each one a labour of love. The selling of these too became a way of subsidising my need to craft.
Alas on returning to work the time taken to be a full-time working mother meant that my crafting exploits took a back seat until in 2000 I discovered scrapbooking. To this day I continue to scrapbook. I love that it marries my other passions of photography and family history all together. A small group of us who worked together would scrapbook together. We would attend classes at our local stores and also attended several scrap camps. However sadly the scrapbooking industry began to wane, and stores closed, and people moved onto other things. Our small group still wanted to do something crafty together so about 10 years ago we discovered Stampin’ Up!® and the lovely Sue Madex. We have consistently attended classes since then.
I have been retired from education for 5 years but have continued to work in a part time capacity at the Victorian Athletic League and for my son’s homewares business. Fast forward to July 2018 and I found myself fully retired and that coupled with the lure of those free stamp pads was just too much. I joined as a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator.
So, as you can see I am very new at this and still very much working the whole thing out. I am not quite sure what path I will take as a demonstrator; online only, classes at home, kits, etc……but stay tuned!
Happy crafting, Michele.