About Me



Hi! My name is Maria and I have been stamping for about three-and-a-half years now. I was introduced to Stampin' Up! and immediately fell in love with the products. Of course I just had to have EVERYTHING so I placed a huge order with my friend Brianne who got me started on this fantastic Stampin' Up journey. It only took that one order for me to realize that I was in trouble. I signed up ASAP during Sale-a-Bration 2014 and took advantage of all of the fantastic deals. I originally signed up to be a hobby demonstrator. I had no intention of ever selling a single product. All I cared about was getting that discount so I could buy even more product...

Fast forward to today and it's a different story. These days I participate on Design teams and blog hops where I create cards every week using Stampin' Up! products. I have also figured out how to blog (I am not a techie so this is a really big deal) and enjoy doing blog hops with other talented stampers. I've been trying my hand at making videos and having an absolute blast as I continue to learn and grow. My biggest, scariest (well, nerve-wracking anyways) attempt at growth this past year was applying to be on the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team.  I didn't make the team (obviously, haha!) but I was proud of myself for trying. As a result Stampin' Up! invited me to post a card on a special board at the 2015 On Stage Local. Here's a peek at the card I posted.



What else do I love about Stampin' Up?! The people! I have met some of the most amazing people from all around the world since I joined Stampin' Up! My team (both upline and downline) is full of amazing people who I enjoy connecting with on a daily basis. I love sharing ideas and being inspired by my fellow stampers. I also love my customers! The best feeling is when someone asks me for help or wants to know how to create something specific. I love helping people! 

I was telling one of my uplines the other day that I just want to be everybody's super excited Stampin' Up! demonstrator and team leader! She laughed and said, "Then tell people that!"  So... if you are searching for a demonstrator or an upline that is just right for you I hope you'll think of me. I'm super excited about Stampin' Up! and I want you to be too! 

I'd love to hear from you so feel free to send me an email and I'll get right back to you. Looking forward to  hearing from you and happy stamping!

-Maria
mariawillis@hotmail.com

2 comments:

  1. You made a beautiful sympathy card with flowering fields. For the life of me I can't figure out what color paper you started with. Thank you. Love your ideas!!!

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    1. Hi Linda! I know which card you're talking about and the card base is Crumbcake. It just doesn't look like it because I sponged it with Crumbcake ink so it looks darker. Thanks for looking!
      -Maria

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