Welcome to Cottage Paper! I am Katie Ferguson and I live in a "cottage" on Lookout Mountain in Northeast Alabama.
I had dabbled with papercrafting (but had never stamped) for many years when, in 2005, I was first introduced to Stampin' Up! I immediately saw the fantastic potential of the products. First of all the cardstock came in luscious colors - unlike the basic crayon colors I found at my local Walmart (which at that time was all that was available in my city). Magically, the cardstock, ink and Designer Series Paper all coordinated! I had spent enough time trying to create projects with products that did not coordinate to realize this was huge!!! From that time forward Stampin' Up! became my primary source for papercrafting products and in 2009 I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.
I am part of Stampin' Pretty Pals and Inking Royalty, fantastic Stampin' Up! demonstrator communities. We have private Facebook groups where we all communicate, share ideas, and ask questions. In addition we have monthly Webinars where we discuss all the Stampin' Up! news and the latest products. These are truly wonderful groups of people!!!