About

Thanks for visiting my blog – creativeJax.
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I live in Whitby, New Zealand which is just north of Wellington.
So … a little about me.  I’ve been married to my awesome, supportive husband, Roy, for more than 30 years and we have two great children in their late 20’s. My original training and working background was in the field of radiation therapy.  I spent many years before the children were born, and while they were young, enjoying a satisfying career as a radiation therapist, clinical tutor, and lecturer in the health and education sectors.
Roy is an engineer and our careers have enabled us to live in several parts of New Zealand – and even to spend a couple of exciting years in Regina, Canada.  When the children were teenagers I stepped aside from my full-time career and chose to work part-time in administrative roles.  I even got to spend three years working on the same large project as my husband – it was really great to get to work together every day.

I have always enjoyed a wide range of creative interests – painting and papercrafts and sewing and photography and digital publishing and needlework and baking – there’s usually more than one creation or activity on the go.  I first started cardmaking and paper craft when the children were young and it is has grown as an area of particular interest and one I enjoy immensely.

I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! a few years ago and fell in love with their quality products – awesome stamps, fantastic colours, superb cardstock, amazing punches, vivid designer series papers, a range of paper-crafting tools, and numerous accessories.  And things co-ordinate!  Colours match … punches fit stamps … embossing folders co-ordinate with images.  What more could you ask for!  I’ve so enjoyed using these products to make cards and 3D items and to dabble in scrapbooking.

We moved back to the Wellington region in 2013 and I was excited to establish myself as an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! in the area and spent several years growing my business, meeting wonderful people (customers and other demonstrators) and achieving many significant milestones and awards with Stampin’ Up! If you are familiar with Stampin’ Up! products then you’ll know why I love them.

I stepped back from being a business demonstrator in 2021 due to family commitments, and while I am still an Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I no longer run monthly card classes or actively maintain this Blog.

I do hold small crafting retreats and irregularly attend the monthly crafting group I established in Hawkes Bay. My particular papercrafting passion is in “Memory Keeping” and I will be adding local crating days focussed on Scrapbooking to my calendar.

Jackie

“To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference! ”     Stampin’ Up! ~ Statement of the Heart

 

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