Hi! My name is Kelly Taranto and welcome to my stamping blog! I have been an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! since 2002, and a crafter for as long as my little hands could hold a needle. I am born out of a long line of crafters: sewers, mainly, but pretty much any craft you can think of, and I can do almost all of them. My favorite craft medium involves stamps, ink, and paper, and cardmaking is my most favorite thing to do. By day, I wear many hats: wife, mother of two teenage boys, and full-time fundraiser for a national nonprofit organization. Late at night, when the house is quiet, I find I have a few moments just for me and I turn into the Late Night Stamper.
One of the things I love most about my stamping life is the connection. Connection to my creativity and craft, of course, but also the connection with others. If you are familiar with Stampin’ Up!, you know they have the best stamping and paper crafting products on the market, but you may also know connection is a huge part of their values. Stampin’ Up!’s Statement of the Heart says it perfectly: To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference.
The world is facing a scary and unprecedented time. While we all are hunkered down at home avoiding Covid-19, I worry we’ll lose our connections to community. I hope this blog can add positivity to the interwebs, and allow folks to connect, creating an online community for those that want to share what they’ve made with others and help brighten their day. As my mother always says, “Who doesn’t like to receive a handmade card!?” Well, I hope this website will help give you the inspiration you need to dive into this craft for the first time, or to inspire you in a new way if you are a seasoned papercrafter.
It’s now 10:57pm – time to get started, won’t you join me?