Monica Gale’s passion for arts and crafts is rewarded with an unforgettable trip over 6,000 miles from home.
Its value and standing in one’s life very much depends on the individual, but it’s fair to say that creativity is the food of the mind. For some, it manifests itself through a love of music, literature or film. For others, such as Goole-based entrepreneur Monica Gale, arts and crafts provide the perfect opportunity to get inventive.
Working out of her studio in Carlton, keen arts and craft enthusiast Monica has been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost a decade. A company conceived by American sisters Shelli Gardner and LaVonne Crosby in 1988 to ‘enjoy meaningful relationships and express creativity’ through arts and crafts, Stampin’ Up! now has demonstrators worldwide, including 2,000 in the UK alone.
With the company’s creative craft products not sold in store, it’s up to their global team of demonstrating representatives to market their exclusive line of stamp sets, greeting cards, home décor and other projects all over the world – therefore encouraging more personal, friendlier relations between company and customer.
Having developed a sizeable team stretching across the country, Monica is certainly living her dreams, while fulfilling the company’s vision of spreading the arts and crafts bug far and wide. And on the basis of her exceptional work over the last 9 years – factoring in sales and recruitment – Monica was recently rewarded with the holiday of a lifetime to Phuket’s luxurious Angsana Laguna resort in Thailand.
Speaking about the incentive trip, Monica said, ‘It was a cherished opportunity that allowed me to take my lovely, supportive husband away for free! He puts up with a lot, especially in my busy periods, so it was a fabulous opportunity to say thank you and show him how much I appreciate his love and support.’
To view Monica’s website, head to www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/monicagale, and to find out more about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, visit www.stampinup.com/home/en-GB/become_a_demonstrator_gb