Welcome!  I’m so happy you’re here!  I’m Sue Plote…a wife, mom and Nana…and by formal training I’m a marriage and family therapist and family life educator.  I live on a farm in northern Illinois with my husband of 29 years…and I’m not sure how it’s all happened so quickly but we have two adult children, two grandsons…and a granddaughter, too!

And then there’s this whole Stampin’ Up! thing.  I believe that it takes time to find your life’s true jam.  It might change over time…and when or where you find it might surprise you. For me…I’ve been making something since I was a little girl…and since that first 4-H sewing project I’ve found joy in making.  It seemed inevitable then that I would fall in love when I was introduced to Stampin’ Up!…and I did…fall in love, that is! Seriously…what could be better than the joy in making something when everything is coordinated?  My first Stampin’ Up! goal was to be an Artisan…and I was beyond thrilled when I was chosen to be a part of the 2015-2016 Artisan Design Team.

I never imagined the impact that being a part of this team and the Stampin’ Up! community would have on my life.  Connecting with so many creative, talented and like-minded people has been truly life changing.  I’m a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and Artisan…and in THIS I have found my jam!

I adore card making…but my heart truly lies in gift packaging.  It’s all about tags or special treat containers…or adding a special touch to a homemade loaf of bread or to something fresh from our large garden.  The possibilities for special touches and creative moments are endless…and so too is the ability to make every day an extraordinary day!