“Everyone smiles in the same language”. (Anonymous)
Her passion for crafting started in Secondary school in her “Home Decor” class, it was the perfect class to discover how fun and easy it is to make someone happy by giving a handmade gift. It was no wonder that Ilse is now helping people throughout Canada to get back to the heart of making handmade gifts, stamping and creativity when sharing her own work. What seems like a twirl of her magic wand she makes creating paper craft and digital projects, such as cards, scrapbook pages, and home decor look effortless and amazing!
Since February of 2007, Ilse has been fiercely committed and passionate to teach any one who “thinks” that they are not creative enough, or that they “don’t have time”, on how easy and fast it is to start by simply copying a project, searching for ideas, and continuing all the way to creating your own masterpiece. Translator as profession, and originally from Mexico City, moving after to Minneapolis, then Ghent, and now, here in St. Catharines, Ontario, she has learned that the best way to relax, make friends, and even cheaper than any therapy is enjoying some hours of crafting (or even all day long).
Nowadays, Ilse loves being part of the Stampin' Divas, and the Niagara Stamp FX team, a wonderful group of ladies that are more than her friends, they are more like her Canadian family. She loves the fact that she can work at her own rhythm, no boss, no stress, giving priority to her family, and when she does work, it’s just doing what she loves, being a Creative Coach.
Ilse’s quote is very revealing, speaking 3 languages has taught her that even when you don’t know a language, a smile can be worth a thousand words. And everybody agrees that Ilse is always smiling.
Ilse is all this and more!
If you would like to see more of what Ilse is all about, you are invited to come to any of her events, or book your own Stampin’ Up! party and meet her face-to-face! You can contact her through this website, her information is at the top of the page.