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Stampin Up is Celebrating 25 Years!

25 years Stampin up

1988: 25 years ago, in 1988, Stampin' Up! was born... Shelli and her sister LaVonne started Stampin' Up! in their living room, and WOW HOW IT HAS GROWN!!

1993: 20 years ago, I was introduced to Stampin' Up! in 1993 .. my sister-in-law, Tami, sent me a catalog and said, "I know you like stamping.. I went to this party and got you this catalog.. I think you will like their products".  I called Sandy, who had placed her info on the back of the catalog, and I started ordering Stampin' Up! products.

Heart 2 stamp license plate 19951995: Two years later, in 1995, I signed up to be a demonstrator with Sandy, never even having been to a workshop! I vividly remember telling my husband that I might have to take $$ out of savings to ensure that I would fulfill the $100 a month quota (back then)... but, I sold $1,000+ my very first month and have never looked back!  

I do remember holding multiple workshops every week "back then" and hauling load after load of every stamping product I owned into the hostesses home.. (oh my!).... no computer, no email, no website.. we called Stampin' Up! to place orders and Linnie was the only one who ever answered the phone.. she made sure she knew every one of us!   All of our orders were either placed by calling Stampin' Up! or faxing in our orders.  During busy ordering times like during Sale a Bration, I'd put all my paperwork in my fax machine with all the orders, press "send", and go to bed, hoping that sometime during the night it would actually go through!

One of my funniest memories was at the 1997 (I think) Convention in Vegas, there was an annoucement that Stampin' Up! was going to have a "website"... hmmmm I thought to myself.. exactly WHAT IS A WEBSITE and How is that different from email??????  I got up the nerve to go ask the man sitting by the computer in the Make & Take area .. I am sure I don't even remember WHAT he told me but I DID ASK HIM "what exactly is a website?".  Oh ya... things have CHANGED!

Patty 2012Today: I am still as passionate today about sharing what I LOVE TO DO with others and HELPING others achieve what they need, as I have always been.  I will be completing my 18th year with Stampin' Up! this June... and I look foward to serving you for another 18 years!

Stampin' Up! has been a HUGE blessing to our family.. making friends all over the country with other demonstrators and their families, learning the value of SERVICE to others, going on cruises to amazing places, and on trips all over the US, meeting and getting to know the corporate team and staff at Stampin' Up!, being able to help support my family in this time of economic hardship, and the list goes on.

 Join me in celebrating ALL YEAR LONG as Stampin' Up! celebrates 25 years of making a difference!  If you are viewing this in an email, please visit my blog to VIEW THE VIDEO BELOW.

 

 

"Best of 25 Years" Stamps

 One of the VERY FUN ways Stampin' UP! will be celebrating all year long is a new "BEST OF" stamp set to be released each month!

  • These sets will bring back some of our favorite stamp images from the last 25 years.
  • One set will be released each month.
  • They will include images from past sets as well as a never before seen image in each set
  • each set will include 3 to 5 images and will be $14.95
  • collect 6 of these sets (with a 25-year proof of purchase sticker) starting in February, and redeem a free set of your choice in the spring of 2014
  • all "Best of" sets available until March 31, 2014

 Email me for your COLLECTORS CARD after you have

ordered one or more of the BEST OF stamp sets.

Best of 25 years jan 2013

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Comments

Aileen

I loved the history of Stampin'Up as well as the history of your career in SU. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Nicole Tugrul

I LOVED seeing your walk down memory lane, Stampin' Up! has come a long way! Amazing how we each find it and come to love it so quickly!

Joy

Thanks for sharing your memories Patty! 18 years is a great accomplishment! I will have only been with the company 1 year this July, but I am looking forward to many amazing years with Stampin' Up!

Susan

Love the picture and the history behind Stampin Up.

Carol Carriveau

What a great timeline...and love the early picture of you!!! Thanks for sharing some of your SU! life with us!!!

Patricia Willey

Thank you for the little history on SU and your own Demonstrator-ship! I'm glad you figured out the "computer thingy!" Ha!

Jen Timko

I really enjoyed this, Patty! Thanks for sharing your story!

A Facebook User

Hi Patty, I really enjoyed reading your story and seeing just how far you and SU have come over the last 25 years. I will celebrate 5 years with SU in February and I look forward to the day I can say I've been a demonstrator for 20 years. Good luck in the future and happy stamping.

Patricia Anderson

Hi Patty, first of all.....what a fabulous name, "Patty", as that is my name, too!! BUT, what a fantastic story and a great testimony to Stampin' up! I am just a card maker,and love it! But, my daughter has been a demonstrator for the last 3 yrs., and before that was a participator for about 5 yrs. Again, Congratulations on your history with Stampin' up!! Smile GOD loves you

Kathy L

Congratulations on your 20 year anniversary, Patty! You've brought so much joy, creativity, and insight to me with your WEBSITE, and I'm so happy you figured out what one was. :)

Lisa S

Congrats on your anniversary. Wow - you've seen a lot of major changes. This should be an exciting year.

rosalie

Congratulations Patty - You are a dedicated and very creative person - Stampin' Up is fortunate to have you and vice versa!

Tanya H

Wow! Your story is great! TFS! :)

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