Thursday, February 3, 2011

Intoducing Michelle Single

My husband and I are MEGA Starbucks addicts - our Pug is named Latte, and we even went there following our wedding ceremony on the way to the reception, so be on the lookout for those Princess Jessica Latte images to get some ink from me. A German Shepherd Dog named Gandolf (Gandy for short) rounds out our household.

I work full time, and stamping still helps me stay sane (well, as sane as I can get). I wake up an hour early each day to get my latte flowing through my system, and to start the day on a happy note by making something creative.

At the suggestion of a fellow Soldier, I began stamping in 2005 as a way to reduce stress and combat the PTSD that was plaguing my very being following a two-year deployment to the Middle East with the US Army (it works!!!). Like everyone, I started with Stampin' Up! and have been a hobby demo for them on and off since 2005. I have always liked making things and being creative; I'm sure I get that from my Mom, who I also introduced to stamping (:grin:). Last year, I felt like I was in a rut with Stampin' Up! and began branching out to other stamp companies, and at CHA in 2010, I began dabbling with Copic markers (oh man!). I heard the woes of what printer ink could do to the Copics, so I was very timid to use digital stamps. I accidentally bought two of one Copic color, so I thought I would have a go at it. And low and behold, my printer ink works just fine.

Check out more of Michelle's work on her blog Caffeine & Stamps.


Heide said...

Hi Michelle,
Thank you for your service!
I am happy to be working with you on TSB.

Sara said...

Hello Michelle, I am so happy to be working with you at The Stamping Boutique! Thank you for service! I can't wait to get to know you better! Happy Creating! Sara

Collette said...

Welcome Michelle - So glad to have you with The Stamping Boutique - I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time!

Heide said...

Michelle, What great fur babies! I use to have a German Sheppard. Such a loyal and wonderful do. You Babies are adorable.