Sunday, October 3, 2010

Introducing Sharri Coates

Sharri Coates
Sharri Coates was introduced to Stampin’ Up by her upline, Evelyn, at a workshop about 10-12 years ago, although she has been creating with paper for many years.  She joined Stampin’ Up as a Hobby Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration 2009 because she loved their quality products.  Sharri hopes to hold stamping classes some day, but at the moment, she can only find a few hours to stamp on the weekends as she finds herself very busy working fulltime as a Registered Nurse with Senior Citizens in a Special Care Home. She fondly remembers spending a week with a group of papercrafters at a cottage back in 2000, which she credits with being the “first time” she used the products properly!

Sharri’s favorite Stampin’ Up product is the Big Shot and the dies, but she finds herself addicted to the punches as well.  She loves to create keepsakes for her mother and mother-in-law, knowing how much they appreciate the memories of their children and grandchildren.   She is willing to try many new techniques, but especially loves to create 3-D items.  She finds most of her inspiration from other stamping blogs.  Some of the stamping groups like Late Night Stampers and Sudsol have truly been an inspiration to Sharri as well.

Sharri currently houses her stamping room in her laundry room, but hopes to move it into the basement which they are working on refinishing.  Although her space is crowded, she usually goes to her room and starts pulling out stamp sets and products to get inspired.  She can’t identify any specific style that she won’t attempt, although she feels that the vintage or distressed look is “not her thing”.   She loves the simple to complex, and loves to experiment.  Sharri‘s  secret that she was willing to share with us is that she is a hoarder of all things having to do with papercrafting!

We can’t wait to see what wonderful projects Sharri will be sharing with us during the Royal Blog Hop!

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