Say Hello to Jennifer Weide, AKA Sunflower Stamper from the great state of Nebraska. She started stamping with a friend who was a Demo when they were both stay at home Moms. When her friend moved away, she knew she couldn’t be without Stampin’Up! so she signed up! That was just over ten years ago and she’s loved every minute of it! According to Jennifer, stamping is her sanity in this crazy world!
Life can get pretty hectic for a busy wife and mother with a full time job besides Stampin‘Up!, but for Jennifer, the pressure causes those creative juices to flow! “Having to stamp is usually the best inspiration, but I also spend time reading blogs of other demos and looking at ideas online. I do my best work when I’m up against a deadline. Sadly that leads to procrastination, but it works for me! It also leads to very late nights on occasion!”
She used to spend those late nights in the back of the basement family room. When they built their new home, she assumed it would be in similar area, but the new home had a bonus room that her hubby thought would be a great stamping room. The downside of having her own room is that she’s away from the family, but the upside is that she can close the door on the mess! She has her own TV and stereo and tries to spend a few hours there each evening. When the pressure is on, the TV is off and she stamps to her favorite country music.
Jennifer holds several Open Houses a year where she features four cards for all attendees to make. Because she can’t be in four places at once, she asks the girls from her club to help out. She loves to see them sharing, teaching and interacting with other stampers. The other thing she loves is when her regular girls ooh and aahh when she pulls out the next card they will be making. That’s her reassurance that she’s doing the right things!
Spend some time on her blog and you will quickly see that the Big Shot is her favorite SU product. She incorporates texture from the embossing folders, the Top Note and other dies and magnificent color combinations to create one of a kind designs like only she can!
I can only imagine what awaits us at her castle on the 2010 Royal Blog Tour!