Laura Bement-Jaroscak has been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for over 10 years. And like most of us, she’d been having fun with Stampin’ Up! products for several years before that.
What Laura has that’s really special for her is her 11 year old dog, Toby, who has grown up with all of Laura’s stamper friends and customers, and who just loves it when they all come over for a workshop. It’s great for the dog, as well as Laura’s customers, that she has a great area for stamping workshops in her home, which is where most of them end up happening. They all have to be careful, though, to place their purses up on a table or chair as Toby has been known to pilfer goodies over the years.
A full-time teacher, Laura is very happy that she is able to combine her teaching job with the flexibility that Stampin’ Up! offers to its demonstrators. Of course, even when she is not stamping, she is always looking around her, paying attention to store and magazine layouts, trying to notice how colors and textures work together. Her favorite types of stamps are all the wonderful floral stamps offered by Stampin’ Up!, especially as Laura loves flowers, but doesn’t have much of a green thumb (that little bit of Old Olive on her thumb doesn’t count?). She is quite happy to be able to be successful with her flowers that thrive on paper rather than on dirt.
Laura is most creative in the morning, which means she has to be equally creative with her scheduling. She has been known to set the alarm for 4:00 am on a school morning so that she can put in some stamping time to start her day. She just loves to have a few creations behind her before the day is even really started. She’s even embraced scrapbooking, even though she resisted when Stampin’ Up! first introduced their scrapbooking products to compete with her first love, card making.
I’m sure that you’re going to love Laura’s blog – it’s based on Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Business Website blogging tool, and her projects are so creative. She’s had the blog going for a little over a year and manages to keep it up even with her teaching, other school and family responsibilities, and other (gasp!) hobbies – biking, knitting, reading – where does she find the time?! Ah, yes – at 4:00 am in the morning!