My Stamping Story

As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved crafting — especially with paper. So when a friend invited me to a stamping party at her home in 2001, I welcomed the chance to try something new. (The fact that this also gave me a rare evening off from mommy duty was just a bonus!) From practically the moment the demonstrator started talking, I knew stamping was something special. And of course, as soon as I actually tried it, I was hooked!

Today, I still count that party as one of the biggest blessings of my life, because it opened a whole new world to me. In the 20 years since, stamping has been so many different, positive things for me:

  • A way to explore my inner artist
  • Creative ‘therapy’ for getting through tough times
  • A fun way to connect with people from all around the world and make new friends
  • A bonding activity to share with my three children and their friends
  • The means to make cards, scrapbook pages, and gifts to encourage and celebrate other people

Now, with my kids grown and off to pursue their own dreams, I’ve taken my stamping to the next level by joining the dynamic team of Close To My Heart (‘CTMH’) consultants. As a Close To My Heart consultant, I’m so blessed to get to be creative every day, and to help others discover and explore the many joys of stamping. Who knew one stamping party could lead to all this?!?

Your Stamping Story

That’s my stamping story. But what about yours? Whether you’re looking for a creative hobby, a meaningful way to connect with or share kindness with others, a rewarding career, or just a low-hassle way to purchase supplies, I can help you start your stamping story today.

I’ve created Stamping Sunshine as a starting point. Here you’ll find:

  • Stamping techniques, tips, and resources
  • Info about and links to the best stamping supplies available
  • Project ideas and inspiration
  • Encouragement to keep on stamping

Of course, I’m here, too, to answer any questions you have about this rewarding hobby. Feel free to leave comments, or contact me directly. I check both comments and messages daily, and will respond ASAP. Happy Stamping!



Hi, and thanks for stopping by today! I am a lifelong crafter, dedicated stamper and scrapbooker of 20 years, and Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart. I look forward to helping you explore the many joys of this fulfilling hobby!

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