Sunday, September 26, 2010

Introducing Loni Holt

Loni’s stamping story is much like every other Princess on the 2010 Royal Blog Tour. She was invited to a friend’s workshop during Sale-A-Bration 2003. She found it to be a creative hobby that could be done individually or in groups and could be applied to any project from cards to scrap booking, notepads to paint cans, and by April 2003 she had signed on as a demonstrator. 

Right now she shares her stamping space with her husband, and their Siamese-mix Mocha, who likes to help her stamp, but she’s in the process of moving her stamping area from her dining room to a cubby in one of the bedrooms upstairs.  She stamps and listens to whatever her hubby is watching on TV. Occasionally intrigued by the sounds coming from her area, her hubby will come to investigate heat embossing or eyelet placement... She figures it must be the tools!

Her inspiration for stamping comes from the Stampin’Up! Idea Book and Catalog, and from the Late Night Stampers as well, but she also finds inspiration in nature, in fabrics, in magazine pictures etc.  She likes clean quick and simple stamping, stating that a card doesn’t have to have a ton of layers and five embellishments to make it look great, so long as the color selection is great and the stamping is clean and crisp. Remember to keep it simple and keep it FUN! After all, we demonstrators get paid to lay with paper, ink, stamps, glue, glitter, punches and more! What more fun could you ask for?!

For Loni, To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference!   is the looks on the faces of first-time stampers when they see their hand-stamped projects come to life, or sharing her time and talent stamping for Operation Write Home, or riding her bicycle to raise money for various charities including the National MS Society, the American Diabetes Association, Make a Wish Foundation of North Texas and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

It’s no wonder she replied, ‘Life gets busy and sometimes I put some things on the back burner while taking care of other things. Then I have trouble getting back into the groove of the thing I put on the back burner!’  when asked if she has ever lost her mojo.  ‘I get my stamping mojo back by participating in the various challenges that can be found here on Late Night Stampers and all around the internet including Mojo Monday, and Stamping 411 or I keep my eyes open for a blog hop.’

I’d say she’s got her mojo working!

1 comment:

Lucia Kaiser said...

Loni is amazing. She's been on several of our tours, and she's always ready to help out. Her charitable work is inspiring, and we're so glad she's back for this tour. We can look forward to some great projects from Loni.