My name is Wendy (named after a girl my Mom went to high school with that was really popular, and in case you’re wondering the same was not true for this girl).
I am a self-proclaimed geek. Paper geek. I love Jesus but I cuss a little (I’m working on it).
I am madly, crazy, insanely in love with my husband, we got married in 2006. He is super tall, and a complete man’s man. I really think he was born in the wrong era, but I probably was too. We managed to have one gorgeous, funny, brilliant, driven, sassy little girl. She is the light of our life.
Being a country girl is all I’ve ever known and it suits me to a T, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. We have 12 chickens and 4 dogs and 2 cats and I would have a complete ZOO if my hubs would allow it. (I try to add an animal on a monthly basis, but he refuses)
I am sun-seeking, water-loving, crafty, get my fingers dirty, people germ hating, animal loving, rule following, gregarious and charming gal, that also happens to be a Stampin’ UP demonstrator.
I purchased the Stampin' UP! starter kit in 2010.
In 2008 I left a corporate job with the gray cubicle to stay home with my little girl. I was an avid scrapbooker. Making her elaborate scrapbook pages gave me so much joy. But I found it difficult to find paper in consistent colors. My friend Katina told me about Stampin' UP!
I bought the starter kit just to save money on cardstock. I had never stamped a thing in my life. Except for maybe in 3rd grade when Mrs Payne let me stamp the stars on the graded homework.
In 2011 I had some friends over for dinner and thought it would be fun to make handmade Valentine cards for our significant others. A couple of the gals that came over asked for a catalog and well as they saying goes, the rest is history.
For years I hosted little get togethers, then bigger classes in my home, then classes at venues, all while growing my blog and doing YouTube videos.
Today I am a full time blogger and content creator on YouTube. I love what I do so much and I never would've imagined I would be where I am today.
I would love to say it all started with a dream, but really it started with just wanting high quality cardstock for my little girl's scrapbook.
Now, I can safely say, I am all in. I make an honest living doing this and I also earn an amazing trip every year for my family to travel with me on. In addition to that, I have managed to be in the top 100 demonstrators in the company several years running.
I am the Stampin’ UP! version of the pink cadillac Mary Kay lady! Who woulda thunk it!? The best part of my journey with Stampin’ UP! are all the relationships I have made. Friends from across the globe, people I would have never met otherwise, who I am forever bonded with, by stamps, ink and paper, oh and a little love.
This “job” has brought so much joy to my life that it’s hard to put it in words.
I know that it seems corny, but I can honestly say, becoming a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and it’s nothing short of divine intervention from the almighty God that I am here doing what I love. I thank Him every day for this blessing that is my life.
It all boils down to this folks.
I want to live a happy and healthy life and grow old with my hubby and sit on the porch and yell at the dogs and watch the chickens peck the ground. Hopefully surrounded by my grandkids and sweet girl, Macie.
I want my little piece of the world to stay quiet and calm and peaceful and I want to worship the Lord on Sundays.
And at the end of all that, I want a craft room to always retreat to. Because it is part of what makes me tick and it’s how I give the best part of me to everyone around me.
"Wendy is one of my favorite stampers to follow. She makes me laugh, teaches me new techniques, and I love her honest opinions on all products."
"You make even the most difficult crafting/stamping project look easy. I learn something new every time I watch a video."
“Wendy goes above and beyond when helping her customers. I know this from personal experience. She is always quick to respond to my emails when I have questions or need help with a certain project...
Thanks, Wendy for all you do! You are a wonderful Stampin Up demonstrator...and person.”