Hello! I’m Shannon (Buck) Baker, Sr. Director with Close To My Heart!
I’m a paper craftin’ SuperGrrl with a JuJu-kitty sidekick! (…what does that even mean…?)
Well, with a cup of coffee on my right and a super cute kitty on my left, I get to spend my days embellishing everything Close To My Heart. You know – funny moments, family memories, and all the little things in life that mean the most to me. <3
I began “professionally” playing with paper in 2001 when my girls were just 12, 6 and 2. We had just moved from Washington to Oregon with my husbands new job and I was finding that being a stay-at-home mom away from family (aka my parents) was super hard! However, I quickly discovered a little craze called paper crafting and blogging to help me pass the time between visits. This created an awesome opportunity for me to share my family photos online while creating tangible memories on pretty paper. The kicker… Getting paid to stay in my jammies and play with pretty paper all day! Most days I opted to get dressed, though, and still do – lol!
In 2009 I found myself going through a nasty divorce after 23 years of marriage to my high school sweetheart. In came paper-crafting and girly time to my rescue! I was able to work my at-home business around the activities of my three girls while creating an income to help us survive. Such a blessing and an incredible opportunity to blossom into the person I am today.
In 2010 I met Rafe, a great guy that found it pretty awesome when I told him that paper crafting and earning expense paid trips are a “thang” – lol! I, of course, had to back up my words so I earned us a trip to Puerto Rico & a Cruise through the Caribbean with all my favorite Close To My Heart friends. Woot Woot!
Fast forward 5 years to 2015 and this (see picture) happened! The Tower Of Terror… a pretty fitting location when you consider my fear of getting remarried and his fear of me saying no! lol All went well, though, and we began looking forward to wedded bliss in the fall of 2016. <3
If you’ve been on my Stampin’ Buds blog before, you can see that I’m in the process of reorganizing, redesigning and refreshing everything that brings me purpose and joy. I have been so incredibly blessed in my Close To My Heart journey and I would love to help you experience the same. I offer paper crafting workshops for those looking to play with pretty papers and sparkly embellisments. I offer career mentoring for those searching for a rewarding paper crafting career. PLUS, I’ll even sprinkle in bits of humor to keep you entertained along the way. ;) Contact me at Shannon@stampinbuds.com to discuss your Close To My Heart desires today.
Meet CTMH Sr. Director Shannon Baker – My Career highlights:
Alaska Cruise 2003
Western Caribbean Cruise 2004
Eastern Caribbean Cruise 2005
Mexican Riviera Cruise 2006
Alaska Cruise 2007
Mediterranean Cruise 2008
Southern Caribbean 2013
Costa Rica 2014