About Me ?

Thank you taking time to find out about me! Elaine Sewell.

 I was born in London, England where I lived until 4 years ago. I now live in a place called Totnes in Devon, England. I am mother of two wonderful adult children Stephanie and Joel.

When I moved to Devon I volunteered as a support worker for the homeless with a Christian organisation. I have recently left to pursue my other goals.

I am very creative and possess an in-depth knowledge of interior design, soft furnishing, knitting, crocheting, paper crafting and painting. I love anything creative thus expressing my design flair. I enjoy organising and de-cluttering spaces, I have used this skill to support others which I also enjoy.

How did I become a Stampin' Up® Demonstrator?

When I moved to Totnes I did not have any friends outside of the organisation where I volunteered. I wanted to meet new people. Also, I have always wanted to make my own cards. I began to pursing this in a variety of ways, one of which was YouTube tutorials on card making and other crafts. Most of the people I watched were from America so I wondered how I could replicate this in England.

One day, I was watching “Pepperly Rose Papercraft” using the Stampin® Up products and I thought it was amazing! I had a light bulb moment! Even though this person was in Australia, I discovered that I could buy these products in England. I then wanted to find out if there was a demonstrator in my area. So, that's how it all started in September 2018. I found a card making class not far from me and that's when I got hooked!  I wanted to be part of the community and make new friends in the crafting world. At this point, I thought it would nice to be part of a team.

I discovered the best time to join Stampin Up is during Sale-A-Bration where you can get lots of free products.  Why wouldn’t I want to take advantage of this opportunity? After lot of prayer, I was gifted the money to get my Starter kit.

I love people and giving back to the community is a priority for me. I love to encourage people and see them develop new skills and to help them believe in themselves. I call this Card Therapy. It’s my happy place when I am creating cards, scrapbooking, doing 3D projects and so much more. Part of Card Therapy is creatively showing others how to make things outside of their comfort zone.

I have realised it is not easy getting started. A lot of demonstrators who have been doing this for years make it look so easy turning their hobby into a business. It has taken them a while to get there, so there is hope for us all, including me.
There are so many opportunities with Stampin up® and I want to take advantage of those opportunities.

In November I went to my first conference with live demonstrations called Onstage in Dortmund, Germany. I had a fabulous time and I’m looking forward to many more trips.

It has taken me many small steps to get where I am today and the journey continues.

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