Saturday, October 2, 2010

Introducing Lisa Kim

Lisa has always dabbled in crafting such as sewing, knitting, baking, and jewelry making. A friend introduced her to Stampin’ Up and she immediately loved it and wanted everything she saw in the catalog. She stamped regularly until she started her family. She took a break for a while and a few years later, another friend shared that she had become a demonstrator. Lisa saw that as an opportunity to join her friend and now as a demonstrator herself, is living the Stampin’ Up motto – She does what she loves, and loves what she does!!! They seem to have chosen that with her in mind.

Stamping always makes Lisa smile. Sending and receiving handmade cards defines happiness to her and means that she or someone else cares enough about other people to do something special just for them. It offers a wonderful sense of pride and accomplishment. The best part of stamping to Lisa is the new friends she makes along the way. She loves spreading the joy she gets from creating projects with others and one way to do that was at a Stampin’ Up Bunco Night. It brought her a great deal of joy to see and hear everyone having such a good time and she was able to make some new friends that evening.

With Lisa’s love of so many different crafts, it’s easy to see why her Big Shot is her favorite SU product. She loves the SU exclusive dies and the versatility of being able to cut so many different materials. She uses it for crafting cards but also for other projects like hair accessories for her daughter and friends and some holiday banners that she will give as gifts.

Lisa is very good with color combinations, even though she accomplishes them through mostly trial and error J She gets her inspiration from magazines, clothing, and any other “eye catchers” and then puts those inspirations on her cards. Her advice when choosing color combos is to make sure you have a graduated variance of the main color as you add you your layers.

She is lucky enough to have her very own “stamping sanctuary” which used to be a formal living room in her home. She usually stamps there alone but is occasionally accompanied by her little ones. When they come in she allows them “creative freedom” that sometimes ends up resembling the aftermath of a tornado. But when all is said and done, everything is back in its place and everyone is happy.

In her sanctuary, Lisa used to create only simple, clean-lined cards. But, she was bitten by the vintage bug once she stepped out of her comfort zone and has since become totally hooked on the style. It was originally just a way to reach out to a new customer base but is now her favorite style. And new styles and ideas are what bring Lisa out of the occasional creative slump. Attending the annual SU Convention and other workshops where someone else has to design the projects is how she gains new excitement and wonderful new ideas to share with her customers and friends.

Lisa doesn’t think she has any secrets to share with us but when I visited her blog, I found one. It may or may not be stamping related but in addition to being a full-time wife, mom, and SU Demonstrator, she also runs half marathons for charity! Wow – what an amazing accomplishment!!!

Be sure to visit Lisa’s castle to read about her wonderful experiences and see all of her beautiful projects!

1 comment:

Lucia Kaiser said...

What would we do without our Lisa? She is an assitant manager on the tour, and her back-up assistance has been a life-saver more than once! She's always there to offer her help. Lisa is one of the many people behind the scenes who makes the RBT the terrific event it has become. And add to that, she is a wonderful artist!