Our Design Team

Who are the StampingPals?

The StampingPals Challenge blog was created by three stamping friends – Kylie, Melissa, and Jill.  We are all long-time stampers and now we are all Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators too.  You can find out more about each us below.


Kylie | Stampers Workshop

Visit my blog at: www.stampersworkshop.com

I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember from cross-stitch to tapestries, sewing and knitting.  I’ve never been any good at any of them but I like to give them a go.  Then I happened across stamping and my life was forever changed.  I LOVED it!  I got right into scrapbooking too and even ran an online scrapbooking business (Scrapbooking Essentials) for a number of years.  All the while I kept stamping.  Even when I decided to leave the scrapbooking industry I kept stamping (and scrapbooking).  I was starting to get frustrated that so many products just didn’t coordinate.  It was then that I decided to sign up as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator as I loved how beautifully everything coordinated…plus who doesn’t love discounted craft supplies?!    I am now trying to grow my online Stampin’ Up! business all the while growing a wonderful, friendly and supportive as I share my love of creating.  I’m always creating, or talking about creating, or thinking about it too.  It’s my passion!
Please visit my blog at Stampers Workshop for inspiration or shop online (24/7) at Stampers Workshop


Melissa Gifford

Visit my blog at: www.melissagifford.com.au

A big warm hello everyone, my name is Melissa and I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Perth, Western Australia. I’m married with two teenage girls.
I have been paper crafting for over 25 years now. I first fell in love with card making when I helped my sister make her wedding invitations (and then my own). I have always been drawn to Stampin’ Up! I love the colour coordination, stamps, inks, papers and tools. I used to purchase my supplies direct from the US so I was thrilled when Stampin’ Up! finally arrived in Australia.
I signed up as a Demonstrator just for the discount but I never dreamed the path Stampin’ Up! would take me on. I have made the most amazing friends all over the world, it really is a big, loving family. And I get to spend my workdays doing what I love.
I run regular classes from my studio in Willetton where I love to share my passion for inks, paper, ribbon and stamps!
Please head over to my webpage for class schedules and to shop online 24/7.
Or contact me via email with any questions, I would love to hear from you!


Jill Arenovski

Visit my blog at:  https://saipan-stamper.blogspot.com/

I’ve always loved crafting.  I’ve done cross stitch, needlepoint, knitting, and I love reading.  Paper crafting has held my attention the longest.  It’s creative, quick, easy and useful!  I started stamping when my first daughter was born and she’s long out of college now.  I joined Stampin’ Up! in May 2005 and adore their products and the color coordination they provide.  I papercraft several times a week (okay, almost daily!) and still love it.  Check out my blog at https://saipan-stamper.blogspot.com/.

For nearly 30 years, I’ve lived on the Island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands (on the edge of the Marianas Trench).  Saipan is a tiny place with about 50,000 residents.  It’s tropical and beautiful and friendly.  I share my love of paper crafting here by teaching a card class once a month and by selling my cards at four retail outlets.  And, last year, I started another creative endeavor and opened Saipan Snaps which is a cookie factory making the most delicious ginger snaps with locally grown ginger.  Yep, I’m busy and I love every minute of it!

Make the most of your time, and enjoy the little things.