Saturday, September 25, 2010

Introducing Jeanne Neilsen

Say Hello to Jeanne Nielsen! By day, an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
By night, an RN in a very busy Boston hospital on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. In the meantime,  Jeanne is a wife to a very busy, frequently traveling wonderful husband, and a mother to two fantastic kids (teen and pre-teen!) which also means I'm a cook, homemaker, cheerleader and taxi driver for everyone -- dance, baseball, basketball, etc.!! I wouldn't change a thing!!  I love to stamp and I aspire to scrapbook.

Her first introduction to stamping was at an Advent workshop at her church. She admits, like most everyone else, she was hooked. She joined a Stamper’s 6 Club with her up line and was one of her best customers for the next three years before she even officially met her! After that it was another year before Jeanne signed up as a demo under her.  To quote Jeanne, ‘Now I’m totally sold on Stampin’Up! and can’t figure out why everyone else doesn’t want to exclusively buy SU supplies too! Jeanne is totally sold on the Stamp-a-ma-jig, affectionately known as SAMJ!.  Being a perfectionist, this little tool ensures that everything about her card or stamping project is straight and  finished  just the way she wants it.  She doesn’t consider herself to  be artistic, just the absolutely best “case-r” around! According to Jeanne, all of her stamping friends have the best ideas and are so ready to share and let her copy!

One of Jeanne’s fondest stamping  memories is from her first workshop. Most of those in attendance were first time stampers who couldn’t wait to share their projects with their families! To quote Jeanne, ‘I love that kind of excitement!  On a more personal note, she recalls,  ’I recently found out that my mother-in-law has been keeping a scrapbook on her piano at home, filled with all of the cards that I had made for her and my father-in-law over the past few years! That’s when I knew it was really special to them.’

The cards you see here were probably made while she was on her knees on the floor!  She has a room specifically for stamping and can close the door on it at the end of the day, otherwise her stamping tends to spill out into other parts of the house before she knows it. Sound familiar? Still with all that room and even with open table space, she says she does her best work on the ground! Check it out!

1 comment:

Lucia Kaiser said...

I met Jeanne when she visited Cape Cod (where I lived at the time) with her upline, Marilyn. I joined them for one of their get-togethers and loved them both! Jeanne's first tour was our 2010 Spring tour, and I'm so glad she's back this time! She does wonderful projects, and I know we'll enjoy them!