Featured Royal Blog Tour Honorary Queen: Becky Roberts
Can you believe the talented and ever-creative Becky Roberts “could not have been more disinterested” in Stampin’ Up! at the first workshop she attended? Well, her disinterest did not last long. About a year after her first workshop, she attended a second one with the same demonstrator. This time, they made bookmarks with glossy paper, two-step stamping, a corner rounder and ribbon. Ah, the ribbon. To this day, ribbon is Becky’s #1 go-to Stampin’ Up! product. She uses it so much that she is “not sure [she] can make a card or project without it!” She also can’t live without Stampin’ Success, the Stampin’ Up! magazine sent to demonstrators each month. After joining Stampin’ Up! and not doing much with it in the first three months, Becky was ready to drop her demonstratorship. However, with an extension granted to demonstrators following September 11, 2001, she took a little more time to think about losing that great magazine. She soon had her first $1000 workshop and never looked back!
Becky has many stories to share from her years of holding workshops. One of her scariest could have left a real “Basic Black” mark on her business . . . She was demonstrating the new Stampin’ Up! ink pad design several years ago, when “the lid shot off and the pad scooted across the hostess’ brand new hardwood floor!” Did you know that “Lysol takes black ink off hardwood floors”? It also helps when 13 ladies set to work on the same ink spots.
Although Becky initially “could never imagine [herself]” stamping, she is now inspired by everything, everywhere. She rarely loses her mojo; but, says that “there is nothing like a trip to a fine stationary store to perk me up!”
Becky believes that “positivity is one of the most powerful weapons (or secrets) one can possess in life and in teaching others to explore their creativity. So, don’t fret over making a mistake with your paper crafting. “It’s not gold…recycle it and start over!”
In the new Summer Mini Catalog we have these cute little buttons I used to make drawer pulls with.
NEW Itty Bitty Bits stamp set (117056 wood $11.95) (120060 clear mount $8.95)
NEW Bitty Buttons (118761 $4.95)
NEW Punch Pack-Itty Bitty Shapes (118309 $16.95 for 3 punches)
It's so easy! Stamp the image, punch it out and mount it behind the button. Three shaped punches and 3 shaped buttons all coordinate fabulously!