My Paper Crafting Journey

About 12 years ago my cousin, Jamie, introduced me to scrapbooking through Creative Memories. I even started selling the product. However, there was not a lot of support, so I ended my short stint. Fast forward about 3 years, and I made a huge move from Michigan to Florida. Down here I met a group of friends who enjoyed scrapbooking as much as I did. We would meet once, twice, or more a month at a local scrapbook store to craft. One day while scrapbooking at Pictures In Time, we over heard a woman talking about a Stampin' Up! Charity Card Making Event. Of course I attended and won the grand prize drawing. I was hooked on Stampin' Up products. I toyed around with becoming a demonstrator for about 3 months, and sealed the deal during the 2013 Sale-A-Bration.


  1. Can I just say how happy I am that I was the one you heard talking about the charity event. It is a great pleasure to have you on my team. Go Cari!!!

  2. I have also heard about the charity event; but wasn't able to do it this year (actually, I think it's coming up later this month) the cards Cari; and thanks for shairng your journey...I have actually started a CM album with my crafting journey; but need to do more pages for it!

    I also have a blot at but is used more to do life journey, especially with my husband's dementia; also do weekly or monthly prompted posts. And, I have done a post (maybe 2 or more) about the Patriot Service Dogs:

    Thanks for sharing...I am now following! Do you have an FB page?? I do at