Hi I’m Michelle Last and I live in Winslow near Buckingham in Bucks. I am married to Simon and we have two children. I am a scrapbooker at heart and I love to treasure memories and love photography too, so scrapbooking is perfect for me. In 2007 I was shown a copy of the US Stampin’ Up! catalogue and desperately wanted to get my hands on the products. US demos are not allowed to sell products to customers to outside the US but then learned that Stampin’ Up! had plans to introduce themselves into Europe and would need some demonstrators to spread the word.
I waited patiently till the European launch in November 2007 and signed up to become a demonstrator at the earliest opportunity. I really thought I would be the first demo to sign but as it turns out there were lots of very enthusiastic ladies like me waiting to get their hands on the products too!
I held my first party with just 4 other ladies and we spent most of the evening stroking the pages of the catalogue and whipping ourselves up in to a frenzy (I know that sounds weird to you non-crafters but that is just how it is!) Their response was fantastic and I was off and running. Every party I did resulted in more party bookings and before long I was doing several parties a week.
Initially I just signed up to get my hands on products at a discount, I did not intend to become a fully fledged demo doing parties and building a team – it just happened and I have now given up my part-time job to concentrate on this as my main source of income. At the annual Convention in 2009 I was recognised as being the top 6th demo in the UK and won the incentive trip to Monaco in June 2010.
My career keeps going from strength to strength and I have been recognised every year since in the Top 5 as well as being awarded the UK’s top spot and #1 Demonstrator in 2010 and 2013! I have won several prizes too and of course I got free stamps too as well as earning every Incentive trip offered to the European Market.
I have been lucky enough to travel on an all expenses paid trip to Monaco, Prague, Vienna, Utah, Caribbean Cruise and this year I am off to Madeira!
My business has really grown and I now have a huge team of demonstrators in my downline from the UK and Holland and I even make cards now!
I am very fortunate to love what I do and have had the most amazing opportunities as well as meeting some wonderful people who are now great friends. Stampin’ Up! continue to offer brand new, great quality and on trend products which make doing my job easy!
If I can help you, please get in touch. I love hearing from you and hope that our paths cross sometime soon.