My name is Ariel Matera and I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 2005.
I was born and raised in Texas and moved to Louisiana to attend college. I met my husband while in undergraduate school at the local honky tonk and thought he was the cutest thing! 4 years later we married and then 5 years later, we moved to North Carolina to pursue his firefighting career and he is now a captain in the Charlotte Fire Department. My day job is a Support Analyst for a fundraising software company which is great, because I get to be a small part of so many non-profit organizations. I have two rambunctious boys who are very good at being boys.
I joined Stampin’ Up! in 2005 because I wanted to teach adults. I thought I wanted to teach college and then I wanted to do corporate training – but I found Stampin’ Up! and it’s the best of so many things – I get to teach adults and I get to play with crafty things! AND I get to talk to people! I am a people-person and I really enjoy sharing this love of paper crafts with as many as I can. I look forward to sharing as much as I can with you and I hope you can get something, no matter how small, to inspire you on your creative journey when you visit Mermaid Ink.