Hello everyone! My name is Nichole Loe. I joined the design team in November of last year. I am so happy, and honored to be on this team with so many great artists!
I joined Stampin' Up! in June of 2004. I held a Stamp Camp every month for an entire year before I signed up. At the time, I joined for the discount. For the last 6 years or so I've been slowly building my business as our family schedule allows.
I dug out my first Stampin' Up! catalog, and the first stamp set I fell in love with.
I used current colors/paper/embellishments to ink up that beauty of a stamp set again.
I live in Tacoma Washington, about 25 miles south of Seattle. I have lived here all my life, and couldn't picture myself anywhere else. (Except for maybe Boise, Id!) I live with my husband (still so fun to say!) and our two kids. I homeschool our kids, while my husband works about 5 miles away in a foam shop. (#piercingmatsfordays!)
My son, David, just turned 16 last month. He is a sophmore this year, and like any other teenager, he is really into video games. He is the self-proclaimed King of Mario Kart. ha ha ha. He is also kind, considerate, helpful, giving, and the most responsible person I know. He has been involved with Boy Scouts of America for nearly 10 years and will spend 2017 working on his Eagle Scout rank.
My daughter, Kassidy will be 12 in May. She is a sixth grader. (Middle school! Ahh!!) She is really into music. She loves to sing, dance, and is currently in a homeschool band class learning to play the guitar. She is blossoming into such a wonderful young lady. She has a immensely kind heart, and would give you the shirt off her back if it would help.
I met my husband, Hans in 2005. It took us 10 years to get there, but we were finally married last August. He is my rock. I couldn't be me, without him. He is a great dad, partner, teammate, and husband.
As a family, we love spending time together, laughing, playing board games, drinking Starbucks, and rooting for the hometeam. (It isn't really possible to live here and not be a Seahawks fan!)
Top Two: Playing Life: Twists & Turns
Bottom Left: Halloween 2016
Bottom Right: Outside the very first Starbucks
A post about my life, with stampin' wouldn't be complete without talking about my bff. Jen and I met when she came to one of the first Stamp Camps I hosted (as a customer!). Crafting brought us together, and she is who first introduced me to SSInk. I was so happy to have her here for my wedding last summer.
My crafting space is a bit divided. I love many crafts. I have a small craft room on the second floor of our house. I hold my classes in our living/dining room. Also, a few years ago I injured my ankle, and was unable to go upstairs for nearly a year. All of my current Stampin' Up! supplies moved downstairs. We had a sort of perfect built in area in our dining room. This space works great, because during the week, I am now able to work, while I homeschool my kids.
This is my space. All of my current Stampin' Up! items, and my business supplies are organized in these cubes.
Here are a few of my recent projects.
That is all I have to share for today! Thank you so much for spending some time with me today. I love being a part of the Stylin' Stampin' Inkpsiration Design Team, and can no wait to share more inspiration with you!