I am Lauren Hart and I have been an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Lincolnshire in the UK for 2 years. I run my business, Hart & Craft, locally in the Lincolnshire area, and more recently online.
I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! by a lovely friend – Sarah Marwood (Stampin’ Art To Heart) – and it was not long after my third craft class with her that I clicked the link to join her team as a Demonstrator.
Creativity is my joy, my obsession, and my therapy. I play piano, sing, sew, cross stitch, bake, write, act, dance – not all at the same time though – and paper crafting and stamping are my latest craze.
I love being able to share what I love with others, teaching them how to get the best out of the products they have bought and helping them create something beautiful.
Stampin’ Up! has given me the opportunity to turn my hobby into a business that I can take wherever I want. It fits around family life and I am my own boss. It is teaching me new skills and giving me new experiences all the time and I love it!
At home, I am a busy Mum to my two children who are 8 and 5 years old, and I am married to my wonderful husband – who at times wonders why our spare room has now been taken over by my craft supplies and why I sit up watching craft demos on YouTube all the time – but who is otherwise very supportive.
In a past life I trained and worked as a Musical Theatre performer, later qualifying to teach drama. I love being able to draw on these past experiences in my business. Perhaps that’s why I am so good at gabbling on in my videos!
Creativity and education are at the heart of what I try and bring to all my classes – face to face or online. I hope you will pop by some time soon and join me!