Sunday, October 10, 2010

Introducing Nikki Sadler

The Royal Blog Tour has princesses from all over, including Nikki Sadler, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Melbourne, Australia.  Here I sit waiting for the Fall Colors to appear across the United States, and there Nikki sits admiring Spring Flowers!  But that doesn’t make her Stampin’ Up! experience any different from that of most of us in the Northern Hemisphere. 

What does make Nikki stand out is her determination to be a “plan for the future” type of person.  And so it was that, in January 2009, as part of her New Year’s reflections, she determined to get out and meet more people in Melbourne, where she hadn’t lived for long.  And, if those people were scrapbooking and craft addicts like her, so much the better!  She already knew about Stampin’ Up!, and spent hours scouring blogs for information about what was going on at the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Sydney in May 2009.  It was then that she realized that Stampin’ Up! might be her key to meeting new people.  When the Scrapbooking Special in May 2009 was announced, she was hooked.

When it comes to scrapbooking, Nikki has some very definite ideas.  Whether it’s a simple page that records a special moment or a book that’s heavily embellished, she sees it as a keepsake that can be passed on to our children and their families.  She feels that it’s very important to journal in our own handwriting and to make sure that we have photos of ourselves in the scrapbooks, too.  But when it comes to journaling, many of her friends say they don’t like the looks of their own handwriting.  She then asks them if they enjoy seeing the handwriting of their ancestors when they come across it.  Of course, they do, and her point is made.

One very recent series of events in which Nikki was involved was a program called, “Helping Hudson,” a fund-raising effort to obtain some specialized equipment for this special little boy to help him learn to walk.  I looked at the website set up for this now-closed program, and I had to read every post. 

There’s so much to know about Nikki, and it’s not possible to cover it all here.  But I’m sure that you’re going to be thrilled with what Princess Nikki will have to offer us in her castle during the Royal Blog Tour!

1 comment:

Lucia Kaiser said...

Nikki's projects are so incredible. I believe this is her first tour with us, and we're so happy to have her along!