Quirky Critters
October is my Stampin’ Up! anniversary month which is cause for reflecting on the past year.

One year ago, this month, I was faced with a painful decision about what my future would hold.

A Muse Studio announced that it would be closing it’s doors. The consultant opportunity, as well as my position at the home office, would no longer exist. The news ROCKED my world. One door was surprisingly and painfully closing. I had a huge choice to make.

Was I going to continue in my creative career? I thought about going back to financial planning. I am so glad I didn’t.

Certain that my family needed me at home, I decided to continue in the direct sales industry. I needed the option to put family first and allowed me to be present with my growing children. Going back to work in financial planning (or any other job) would put restrictions on my availability.

I thought about joining one of the other direct sales paper crafting companies – after all there are 50,000 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Who would notice me? Looking back, I am so glad I didn’t let that voice in my head guide me!

Can you believe it is now almost ONE YEAR later? I am so pleased with the decisions that I made!

I have built the most amazing team, continued to serve my cherished customers, earned an income that has allowed me to pay for life’s extras like travel, gifts and cub scouts, I have earned an all expenses paid Alaskan cruise for two, made so many new friends and strengthened neglected friendships, and grown so so much in the business, creatively and personally.

I didn’t do it alone! I am so grateful to you and so humbled by your support and encouragement!

Thank you!

As I have been reflecting over my amazing Stampin’ Up! career thus far, I decided that we need to celebrate all month long!

In the first act of appreciation, I am preparing a gift for my Kitchen Table Stamper email subscribers! All of my current subscribers are going to receive the Quirky Critters Online Card Making Class absolutely FREE.

I will be sending out the class next week. If you don’t already subscribe, what are you waiting for?

You don’t want to miss this FREE online card making class.

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