Hi, my name's Jeanne Ciolli and I'm a stampascrappaholic!
I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since August, 2003 and absolutely LOVE what I do. I hope to have the opportunity to share my passion for stampin' and scrappin' with you someday soon too!
When I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator my only goal was to get a discount on my stamp purchases and had absolutely NO intention of being an actual "working demonstrator". There was NO WAY I was EVER going to host a workshop or book parties. Little did I know that my whole life was about to change. Prior to joining Stampin' Up! I was very shy and the thought of standing up in front of anyone scared the begeebies out of me (people who know me now are laughing at this statement). A friend encouraged me to host a Mommy & Me workshop for 10 of her friends. The party turned out to have over 30 people, sixteen of whom were 13-year-old excited cheerleaders! I chose to do a project with Dazzlin' Diamonds...need I say more? It was a crazy day and a total blast! I was completely hooked the moment I saw the sparkle in the girls' eyes when they saw what they created on their own with rubber stamps! Of course, thanks to the Dazzlin' Diamonds eyes weren't the only thing sparkling. I think my hostess is probably still trying to vaccuum the "sparkle" out of her carpet! From this party I booked six workshops and I was on my way to a new career!
I love teaching the art of stamping and scrapbooking. I went from being afraid to speak in front of anyone to speaking in front of thousands of demonstrators at Convention in 2006. I still can't believe I did that without fainting, puking, peeing my pants or having a heart attack! My first year as a demonstrator I was named as a Rising Star and didn't even know what that meant! I've earned 5 cruises/incentive trips, was #1 in sales for California, #11 in sales in the whole company, earned Founder's Circle, and have been a guest speaker and designer at Regionals in addition to Convention. I'm not telling you this to brag, but to say if I can do this, SO CAN YOU! I would love to be the one to help you on your journey to success.
All of the recognition, honors, trips and self-esteem gained through being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has been wonderful, but the best part of being a demonstrator is the friends made along the way. From meeting hundreds of new people at workshops to establishing a downline of demonstrators who have become like sisters to me, I will forever count my blessings for each and every person I've met along the way.
My mission as a demonstrator is to show people who think they don't have a creative bone in their body what THEY can do with a stamp, ink and paper! Truly, for me it's about FUN and FRIENDSHIP!
In addition to Stampin' Up! I have a full-time job in the field of Marketing for a company that builds, owns, and manages shopping centers through-out California, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon. I've been married to a fantastic, loving, supportive, and PATIENT man named Dennis for 33 years. Little did Dennis know when I joined Stampin' Up! he did too. While I'm working my 9 to 5 job, Dennis cuts all of the paper needed for the numerous projects we create each month. I am so appreciative of his support. Dennis and I have two terrific sons, David and Douglas and a lovely, new daughter-in-law, Candace. Doug's dating Candace's sister, so I may end up with two daughter-in-laws from the same family. How fun! If you read my blog, you may have noticed that we have a new baby...our Bichon puppy Lexi. Dennis and I had no idea how much this little ball of fluff would come to mean to us, but we adore her. Actually, I think the boys are a little jealous of her!
My Stampin' Up! business is very important to me. I work hard to offer fun, creative ideas and excellent customer service to my clients and total support to my Sparkles Team. My motto is "Have Stamps - Will Travel" and have conducted workshops as far away as Arizona and Texas. I love hosting stampin' parties and hold Stamp Camps in my home every month. I also host a Sparkles Team gathering every month where we share ideas, complete make-n-takes, swap cards, and basically offer support to anyone who needs it. The meetings are so much fun that I have "professional collector" demonstrators who keep up their own minimums just so they can attend the Sparkles get-togethers. A large portion of my business consists of "Clubs" with the Card of the Month and Page of the Month being the most popular.
I hope you're enjoying your visit to my blog and check back often. I LOVE feedback and would appreciate any comments you care to share. It's the only way for me to know there are people out there looking at the blog and what you would like to see. I love to teach and if there's ANYTHING I can do to help you or make your stampin' wishes come true, I'm only an email or phone call away.
Take care and Happy Stampin'!