About Jessie

Hi gorgeous!

Let me introduce myself. I'm Jessie, wife of my handsome Davey & lucky mumma of two gorgeous little boys, Luke (born March 2015) & Ryan (born Feb 2017).

Luke 6 months (Sept 2015) when I joined Stampin' Up!

Ryan 2 weeks & Luke 23 months (Feb 2017)


As much as I absolutely love being a mum & I'm so grateful I have the opportunity to be a stay at home mum, I was lonely & bored when I went on maternity leave with Luke. I really missed having deadlines & reports to do, which I did not even consider would be a thing before I left work! 

So I started getting back into craft & found card making was quite gratifying as I could complete something during one of Luke's naps. I was buying bits & pieces from all the different craft shops, with my baby in tow. My pet hate was not having coordinating products; my projects felt cheap & uncoordinated. And it was hard getting the baby ready & going into town just for some glue.

But then I came across a Stampin' Up! catalog. I found my wish list added up exactly to the joining kit amount & thought it would be absolutely ridiculous to pay $235 when I could get it for just $169, no strings attached. And believe me, I checked all the fine print to make sure it was no strings attached haha! I joined Stampin' Up! in Sept 2015, just for the kit & I had no intention of ever buying anything ever again haha! Look at me now! I fell in love with the quality & the coordination as soon as I got my first order (my kit) & I've been hooked ever since! 

Without a doubt, the most amazing thing about Stampin' Up! is all the friendships I've made. True friendships with my team, customers & demonstrator sisters. It really is a wonderful community to be part of. I treasure each & every one of my supporters, friends & family. Without you, none of this would be even possible. You fill my heart & I'm no longer lonely or bored.

I promoted to Bronze Elite in December 2015, Silver in May 2016 & Silver Elite in February 2018. 

2018 was a pretty amazing year:
  • I promoted to Silver Elite 
  • I earned Top Five in Australia for both 
    • Recruiting (2nd place) & 
    • Leadership (5th place)
  • I ranked 16th Overall in Australia (out of about 5,000 Demos)
  • I ranked 182nd Overall Globally (out of about 50,000 Demos)
  • I was asked to present at Melbourne OnStage November 2018 on the Classic Garage Suite
  • And I am super excited I earned my first incentive trip in August 2018 - my husband & I cruised through the Greek Isles in July 2019
Image result for greek isles incentive trip stampin' up


2019 Achievements:
  • I earned Top Five in Australia for both
    • Recruiting (3rd place) &
    • Leadership (3rd place) 
  • I ranked 11 Overall in Australia (out of about 5,000 Demos)
  • I ranked 175 Overall Globally (out of about 50,000 Demos)
  • I earned the Maui incentive trip in September 2019. The trip is in July 2020 & this time I'm taking my big brother Graham along with me.  
 

It all feels very surreal. I'm so grateful for all my supporters! I did not achieve any of this on my own.







I have loved arts & crafts since I was little & have been making cards for friends & family for ever, but my skills have certainly improved since getting onto Stampin' Up! The products, quality & company are amazing! I love how everything coordinates! But the founder Shelli Gardener & her daughter Sara Douglass (CEO) are so humble & heartfelt. They make a real difference in the community through their Statement of the Heart projects, which operates in all markets/countries. And they are so approachable at Stampin' Up! events. 

From left to right is one of my team members, Michelle, Sara Douglass & me at OnStage Auckland April 2019 xx 


We live on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia with choc Labrador, Rolo (born April 2016) & our chooks, who give us lovely free range eggs & spend their days wandering the block, although they are fenced off from the vegie patch!

 



Molly, my beloved little kitten born 4 October 2001, is the inspiration behind my original card making business name MollyPossum Creations. Molly passed 19 October 2017, at the ripe old age of 16 & is buried in the back yard in his favourite sun tanning spot, under the passion fruit vine. Much loved & very much missed.

Luke 3 months & Molly (June 2015)


We now have a new little kitty on board, Toby. He has the same birthday as Molly, just a few years different hahah! Toby came to us in December 2018 & we are looking forward to a lifetime of love & snuggles. He loves the kids, Rolo & the chooks. He's a great fit for our little family. 

Luke & Toby December 2018

Ryan & Luke April 2019

Rolo & Toby May 2019

I hope that you have enjoyed getting to know me better. I'd love to get to know you, too. So please feel free to contact me anytime, let me know if you have any questions regarding products or techniques, or just call me for a chat.



 Love, Jessie xx


Thanks for stopping by!!
Please contact me if you have any queries! jessie@jessieholton.com
 

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2 comments:

  1. Hi Jessie, Just came across you via Pinterest. I wanted to let you know that i loved reading your "About Me". What an amazing journey you have started on. I joined back in 2008, for a lot of the same reasons. I too simply fell in love with everything Stampin' Up has to offer. Enjoy your wonderful holiday next month, sounds like you have certainly earned it. Might run into you in Sydney later in the year you never know. Bye for now Juliann (Adelaide)

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  2. Hi Jessie, love your blog and your craft making,
    Cheers Pam

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