What a journey…

Nov 21, 2011

Way back in 2005 never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would end up where I am today. I have been blessed with guidance, encouragement, determination, a little bit of talent and endless support from family and friends. I am lucky and I know and appreciate it greatly. I try my best to give back and help those trying to break into this industry and feel a bit of my success is positive Karma coming back my way.

So the next bit of fun that has come my way is working with these three wonderful ladies… Ronda Palazzari, Kristii Lockart and Karin Aguirre. They are members of my “Antiquated Collection” Design Team. Yes, I am now coordinating my very own Design Team. I know there is no way I can show the versatility of my new stamp line all by myself.

Ronda will show you how perfect these stamps are for those who like to layer and layer with gesso, inks, mists and paint… you know all the messy art journaler types. I try so hard to get past the messy hands but yikes, I just can’t do it. I really hope Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is not reading this. I love how Ronda layered and stamped the pocket watch and gentleman from the Fine and Dandy stamp set. I think this guy and the pocket watch stamped just minutes away from midnight are perfect for her “T’was the night before Christmas” card.

Kristii will show you how perfect these stamp sets are to use with Copic Markers to create beautiful cards with a vintage flair. I love how Kristii used Dr. Warner’s Corset stamp to accent the snowflake center. I never would have thought of punching out the stamped image and placing it in the center of a snowflake. Never in a million years I tell ya.  And the bird from the Stylish and Fashionable stamp set cut out ever so precisely works perfectly as a winter dove accent atop the glittered snowflake.

Karin will show you how to create dreamy, sugary want to eat them up creations. I love how she uses glitter (surprise I know) and creates paper mosaics by incorporating vintage wallpaper and patterned papers, crepe paper and ribbons into her tags, cards and mini albums. Plus reading her blog about her sons especially one (naming no names) who runs up an $80.00 lunch bill is hilarious. Here you can see two tags she created using the Fine and DandyStylish and Fashionable and Society Lady stamp sets.

As you can see these stamp sets are perfect for any style and are just waiting to be inked, painted, glittered, misted etc. I plan on having an “Antiquated Collection” inspiration gallery so when you create a project using my stamps please send a few photos my way. I would love to post them so they can be shared with everyone. And you never know you just might be asked to be a guest designer.



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