Meet Kim/Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Stampin' Up! demonstrator Kim Quade


I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator living in Mesa, Arizona, where I teach classes on how to create handmade greeting cards and small gifts with rubber stamps, ink, and paper.

I attended my first Stampin’ Up! party when I lived in Northern Minnesota more than 25 years ago. (That was when demonstrators just “showed” you the product. You didn’t get to touch anything! I love how you get to “play” with everything.)

At that first party, the stamping looked fun, but I believed I lacked the talent to create anything handmade. (After all, when I was growing up, my mom hid the glue bottle from me!). But the demonstrator was so kind. She said, “It’s homemade; it doesn’t have to be perfect.” I took the leap, ordered supplies, and began my stamping journey.

After being a dedicated Stampin’ Up! customer for more than 20 years, I invested the time and energy to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in November of  2010. I embraced the way Stampin’ Up!’s products all color-coordinate with each other. The ink matches the paper that matches the ribbon that matches the embellishments. You get the idea! For me, it’s easy-peasy. I know everything is going to coordinate to make cute cards.

I truly enjoy gathering with friends and family to create handmade greeting cards and projects. I love sending everyone a homemade birthday card and creating a unique card for each holiday.

I love sharing the art of rubber stamping and invite you to attend one of my monthly stamping classes held at my home in Mesa, Arizona.  I’m also available to do private parties, workshops, fundraisers, and host girls’ nights out. Just give me a holler, and we’ll get it scheduled.

When I’m not stamping or scrapping, I work as a freelance writer and enjoy reading, walking and traveling. My husband is retired and our son works, lives and goes to school in Arizona.
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I look forward to creating with you!