Monday, September 28, 2009

Closed



I never thought this day would come. In April/May of 2005 I signed up to be a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! My first party was with Nettie and Jamie. My last will be with Kathy Jo on October 24, 2009. I have loved being a demonstrator. Most of that has been because of the amazing women I have become close to over the years. Sure, I love the products, but that honestly was just a small part of it. When I moved from Wrangell, the hardest thing was knowing I would be leaving my customers. They became like family. They are family. I love them all and I care about them so much. *tears*

Recently, Stampin' Up! asked all of the demonstrators to sign their new agreement, but I could not agree to their changes. It hurts deeply to be in my last month with SU, but at the same time I see God opening up a new chapter. There are SO many changes taking place right now. I'm learning to just go with the flow. It just feels really weird knowing I will be done with SU. I'm so thankful I left my customers in good hands in Wrangell. (Laura, I know you are doing great! I'm so glad!) I didn't feel ready to start up a new business in Ketchikan. I wasn't looking forward to starting fresh.

So I'm excited to see what's in store. I know about some things...but I will wait to share the news with you. I'm excited!

When God closes a door, He opens a window. He has certainly done that!
Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Winter said...

I heard about the changes over at Stampin Up! I was a demonstrator, I never really got it started, I really just wanted the amazing deal that they give to demonstrators! :) I know you are seeking God's guidance, so He will direct your path's! Can't wait to hear the news! :)

Jamie said...

Thank you for giving us an outlet to exercise our creativity; and the support to be ourselves. It's been so enjoyable to watch you grow as an artist. I hope there is some way to keep you coming back to Wrangell for visits. Or I guess I'll have to get on the ferry to see what you're up to down there. By the way, a ferry stamp camp would be fun - get on the ferry and ride it to Skagway and back with all our stuff. I think you have made a brave decision to be true to yourself. Until next time, my friend.

Kelley Eubanks said...

I was wondering what you would do about the new SU crapola going on! So sorry that you are having to close up shop but sounds like you have some exciting stuff going on! Can't wait to hear about it!!

NE state team said...

I am so sad for you that you have decided to quit, but there have been many, MANY times in my stamping journey when I felt I was being pulled in a different direction. It happens every year about this time. I know how you feel! But, like you said, when the Lord shuts one door, He always opens another (and it's usually a WAY better option anyway) ;>

Will still keep in touch!!
Debi at kidescape.blogspot.com

Nettie said...

Changes are hard. Wondering if we are listening to what God is whispering to us or what we just want to hear. You will do incredible at whatever you are called by God to do! I firmly believes He enables us to whatever He calls us to do.

BUT.....DONT STOP BLOGGING>>>>>>
I am so so inspired by your creations........


see you for sure on the 24th.....with tissues...