Just Add Ink - Coming Soon to a Computer Screen Near You!

Launch Date - 22nd January

It is so exciting to be on the Design Team of this new Australian Challenge Blog, primarily associated with Stampin' Up! products. Let me tell you a little bit more about myself -

I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator living in Tasmania, Australia. I have been married to my husband, Brett, for 25 years. He works at the Launceston General Hospital as a Medical Scientist. We have two wonderful ‘children’, Ryan (20) and Laura (16).

I work as a Primary School Teacher (currently 4 days a week) at Community Christian Academy and oversee the Junior Campus in my role as an Assistant Principal. I spend my Fridays pottering around in my stamping room (I have taken over the entire rumpus room!) and love to enter on-line challenges. Over the Summer break, I have become a bit of a 'Challenge Junkie'!

I went to my first Stampin' Up! workshop, with the intent to buy a stamp with a teddy bear on it so I could make my own little handmade tags to go on the bears that I had made. I didn't even do the make'n'take as I was not intending to start another hobby. The catalogue looked interesting though, so I decided to book my own workshop! The rest, they say is history! The teddy bears, jewellery making and knitting have been put on the sideline and the world of Stamping and Papercraft, has completely taken over! I KNOW I have really found my niche in all of this, and just LOVE what I do!

So ... I joined Stampin’ Up! in August, 2008 after realising my ‘wish list’ for the wonderful products had become very large!! I love ‘retail therapy’ and don’t often buy stuff at full price, so I was convinced that joining up as a demonstrator in order to access all that SU had to offer at a discount price, made sense to me.

I love to go out and do in-home workshops in order to fund my ‘addINKtion’ as well as hold mini classes to keep my customers happy! I am a member of Amanda Aitken’s ‘Paper Dolls’. It is fun to share a passion for all things stamping and paper craft with others and to enjoy the helpful advice and inspirational ideas that go with being a demonstrator.

Some of my recent achievements include -

* Presenting a Workshop Wow on the Polished Stone Technique at the last Field Training in Hobart.
* Winning 4 challenges on-line since starting the world of blogging.
* Being Guest Designer for Card Patterns, a Canadian based Challenge Site.
*Getting a 1st for Card Making and overall winner in the Paper Craft section at the Launceston Show.

My biggest achievement, is however, meeting new friends who share the same passion and this includes recruiting the lovely and talented, Tania Gould, who is also a DT Member for Just Add Ink.

Thanks for stopping in at addINKtive designs and I look forward to sharing with you at Just Add Ink, when it launches on Friday 22nd January! Amanda and Danielle are in the process of putting together an exciting line-up of challenges, tutorials and some new and interesting segments I haven't seen on other Challenge Blogs, so stay tuned and be sure to support this great new AUSSIE adventure!

Here's a sneak peek at my first submission for the very first challenge. Mmmmm ... got your interest?

Oh! ... and if you're on Facebook, sign up to be a Fan of Just Add Ink!!

Thursday 21st January
I have been away for a few days having a wonderful holiday at Tomahawk Beach. It was a lovely break but I'm glad to be back with INTERNET ACCESS! The Design Team was announced so I've added their links as a post script to my above 'waffle' -
Tania Gould

So before, the big launch tomorrow, why not check out their blogs and get to know the talented bunch a bit better!

Until then ...