My name is Jackie Bolhuis, and I am from Zeeland, Michigan. I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in 1995 to simply get a discount on my stamps. It didn’t take long before I realized that this would be a fun business to pursue as I stayed home with my kids. At the time, they were 2, 4 and 7. I had planned on staying home until the youngest entered kindergarten, however, when that time rolled around my husband and I decided I would continue to work from home and make Stampin’ Up! my full-time career. That was over 22 years ago and I am still going strong!
I have had many honors and opportunities over these past 22 years, to many to even remember….but here are just a few of the highlights:
- Top demonstrator recognition every year since 1997
- Served on Stampin Up! Advisory Board
- Earned every single Founders Circle retreat the company offered (I think that was 14) (only 2 demonstrators in the company earned all of them!)
- Earned the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip every year since 1997
- Presented at several National Conventions and Leadership Conferences
- In 2016 recognized as #4 Demonstrator in the United States and #9 in the world
Even though this business is all about stamping, my greatest passion is the training! No matter what your goals are, it’s your business and I can help you achieve them. Several years ago I started a training program called BOOT CAMP. Thousands of demonstrators have participated in this program and seen great success in their business–that is where my joy comes from. Watching others achieve great things! I am currently working on re-writing this training program and will re-launch this training in the near future.
But don’t get me wrong–I LOVE TO STAMP. My style has always been SIMPLE & CLASSY. You won’t see a lot of “fluff” and “glitz” from me–quick & easy is my motto. If I can’t create it in 10 minutes or less–I probably won’t do it…..and that is what I love to share with others!
But the biggest joy in my life is my family. As you can see from my picture, all 3 of my children have been (or still are) in the military. Nothing brings me more joy than to see my kids being successful, and more importantly, their passion for this great country. Yes, I am a proud “military mom!” I also have a wonderful husband who supports me in everything I do. He has always been a big part of my business, and my success. Without him, I would never have continued in this business for all these years!
I hope you visit my blog often as I strive to share lot’s of great stamping tips and ideas with you–all of which will be Quick & Easy–because that’s the only way I do it!!!!