My name is Satomi Wellard. I'm originally from Japan.
I am married to a gorgeous Australian hunk and currently live in Sydney Australia.
My love for stamping and cardmaking started since I designed and created my own wedding invitation, followed by making wedding album. I have been stamping and cardmaking more than 10 years now.
I found Stampin' Up in one of the crafty magazines in late 2008. I found a demonstrator in my area and hosted a first work shop.
And that was it! I fell in love with beautifully colour coordinated paper and inks and gorgeous stamp set. I wanted all. So I signed up as a demonstrator on the spot in early 2009.
Life sometimes gives us a big slap on our faces. My husband and I needed to change our lifestyle so we bought a sailing yacht and moved in on.While sailing, I kept stamping and making cards and got an order from customers here and there. We eventually circumnavigated Australia and came back to Sydney in June 2011.
Next adventure was moving to Japan in Jan. 2012. I left Stampin'Up Australia due to the relocation.
I kept stamping, card making and blogging in Japanese.
In Oct.2014 Stampin'Up! launched in Japan and I signed up as one of the first group of demonstrators. I met a lot of wonderful women through my classes, workshops and stamping events. They all got excited when they saw beautiful paper and gorgeous stamp sets.
I had a great pleasure to see that.
After 4 years of living in Japan, it was time to come back to my second home, Australia.
In Dec.2015 we did another international moving.
And here I am. I signed up as an Australian Stampin'Up! independent demonstrator again. I am still a demo in Japan as well.
You can tell now how much I love stamping and cardmaking.
Wherever I go, Stamping comes,too.