All too often I hear those words uttered by people who look at what I do and exclaim how lovely my cards are; how they would love to be able to create something like it but they “are just not crafty”. This makes me crazy – as if placing ink on a piece of paper is a hidden talent only bestowed upon the chosen few! NO! No No No – this just isn’t so! Everyone and I mean EVERYONE has the ability to put ink to stamp and stamp to paper to create a one of a kind art work. There is no secret sauce necessary for creating stunning and unique cards and other papercraft items. All it takes is a willingness to let go and have fun; to be open to trying new things. In the words of Maya Angelou “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
Oh how I love that quote! I have seen for myself how the more I work with my stamps, ink, and paper, the more I want to create and share my passion with others. Studies have shown that engaging in creative behaviors improves brain function, mental health, and physical health. A creative act such as stamping can help focus the mind, and has even been compared to meditation due to its calming effects on the brain and body. … Creativity reduces anxiety, depression, and stress. And the best news of all? EVERYONE has the ability to be creative and I can help.
Whether you are new to stamping, a casual crafter, or an avid creator, Stampin’Up! has just what you need. From all inclusive kits, to monthly subscription boxes, to our full catalog of stamps, inks, and papers, Stampin’ Up can help you find your creative side! Check out my online store for inspiration and to place your order today. Join me on the creative journey and enjoy the all the benefits creativity has to offer.