Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Changes but still the same!

Yesterday I moved forward on an idea that I've had for a year or so.  Life got a little overwhelming and my idea percolated on the back burner. You've been there, right?!  My idea was to try to better brand and identify my Stampin'Up! endeavors including my downline team, my social media presence and my wholesale/retail card business.  My "Sparrow Designs" name was a hold over from other crafting endeavors I've pursued over the years, mainly quilts that I sold locally at Farmer's Market. I always liked the name and it was based on a favorite Bible verse of mine, loosely paraphrased, "if God cares this much for a sparrow, think how much more He cares for you".

I decided I wanted to change my brand into something that better identified what I'm doing now (rubber stamping/Stampin'Up Demonstrator)  and where I'm located (MONTANA!).   The thing that kept popping into my head was Big Sky... not the ski resort, but the big sky. With our move to a new house this spring, I can see mountains out all my windows every time I look and the sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking. I love the vistas you can see in Montana and being originally from western South Dakota, seeing a wide open vista with prairie or mountains feeds my soul.  I've been other places to visit but am almost claustrophobic if I can't see about 100 miles in at least one direction!  That may sound crazy to some, but I've talked to many who get what I mean.

So, Big Sky Stampin' it is!  I'm still doing the same thing, but trying to coordinate all facets of my creativity under a better banner... a big sky!  In case you didn't know, I offer card/papercrafting classes every month, sell cards that I have hand made locally or via special order and am a demonstrator with  Stampin'Up!  My 5 year anniversary is coming up in August and it has been such a fun experience!  I have a team of stampers under me and would be excited to have anyone join us, no matter where you live!  In this day and age, location is part of the equation, but there are so many ways to connect no matter where we live.   I offer training, coaching, support, fun, team events and lots of inspiration and would love to talk to you if you are interested in joining Stampin'Up!  The benefits are many including discounts and free product!

I'll end with some pics of this fabulous Big Sky Country that never fails to amaze, inspire and restore me.

Let me know if you ever need a place to stay on a visit to Big Sky Country!  I'll be back later today on my blog with a Christmas surprise!


  1. Love it Sarah! Your introduction to the "new" blog is very nice supplemented with the beautiful Big Sky photos. This is a big reason we live here! So thankful we met and you coached me into the Stampin' Up! business. Now I get to be a part of Big Sky Stampin'! Wishing you much success with the new blog look and name.

  2. Thanks Sherry! You will always be my first recruit and I can't wait for more stamping adventures with you and our buddies!