I have been slowly moving away from being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. First, because of health reasons - I was always tired and hurting and had lost all desire to spend the hours necessary for prepping for classes. And second, because of eBay. I just don't have what it takes to do both, and, frankly, eBay makes more money.
The problem is that I couldn't get my heart to agree to pull out of it completely. I have loved stamping for a long, long time. I love the company, I love the products, I love the people. SU! has allowed me to continue as a teacher, long after my elementary classroom days were over.
Then - the miracle happened. I got better. I had the two Radio Frequency Ablations, which have removed a huge amount of pain along with six tiny little twigs of nerve on both sides of three vertebra. The new medication I started, called Symponi, has brought back my energy and banished much of the tiredness...and all of a sudden the new catalog started exerting its siren song. So much beautiful stuff!
So, this fall, I decided to just host a simple Open House, and then teach a couple of classes. I thought that was a nice compromise. I purchased one batch of supplies - picked only the stuff I personally love - and decreed to myself that That Was All.
I'll let you know how that goes....