Crafting

I Moved Halfway Across the Country and I Might Have To Quit Stampin’ Up!

Hello my beautiful kre8tors! I’m afraid I haven’t done a very good job at keeping you informed, or “coming back” as I had hoped. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and have been on and off for the better part of 13 years. Even when I left Stampin’ Up! previously, I always came back to it. I just couldn’t stay away!

Well, I’m at a new chapter now and at a rather sad crossroads. In 2020 I started a business called 3 Mile Lane Co where I sell my hand drawn art on stickers, stationery, drinkware, apparel, and other bits and pieces. I focused so heavily on growing that to supplement my income, that Stampin’ Up! was put aside, though it was still a very large focus for me.

In that time, I have grown as a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a creator, and a business owner. Priorities have shifted, and life has changed in a way that I never really thought possible. After nearly 38 years of living in Oregon, my husband, son, and I have literally sold nearly all our belongings and moved to Kansas to start over. The decision was not made lightly, and although it was difficult for us to leave Oregon and my family, we know we are making the best choices for our future selves.

My husband has found a wonderful job, we have finally found a home of our own, and we are starting to settle in to our new lives. Given the choice, I would not leave Stampin’ Up!, and there is still a slight glimpse of hope on the horizon that I won’t have to, but as a demonstrator we are tasked with meeting sales goals. I have yet to reach my minimums for this quarter, which are due by the end of September.

As we are not in a financial position for me to meet the minimums myself, I am turning to my family and friends whom I have loved creating alongside over the past decade. If you are or have been a customer of mine, and are looking to add some wonderful new products to your collection, now is the time! You can shop my online store by clicking here.

If I am unable to meet my minimums for September, I will be dropping off until I am able to put more attention to my demonstratorship again. I have loved every second of creating a crafty space and YouTube channel for you. And even if I have to leave Stampin’ Up!, I still intend on making this page and my tutorials channel on YouTube a crafty place to find inspiration and tutorials for all sorts of crafts, and not just papercrafts.

I so hope to see you all again soon!

Melissa

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