Friday, February 4, 2011

Design Team Inspiration

The new designers have been busy creating so many wonderful projects to share with you all.  Check out the amazing talent of these ladies and leave them some love!

Introducing Pat Sergeant

Hi, I am Pat Sergeant.  I was born and raised in the Midwest, Illinois to be exact.  I have 4 grown children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and 2 granddaughters and a grandson due in May. 
I have always been involved in crafts from decorative painting, basket making, crocheting, cross-stitching and so on.  I became serious about card making 4 years ago while attending a Stampin' Up party and have been hooked since.  I just recently discovered the world of digital images and love the possibilities of making your image any size you want.
I am excited to be chosen to join the TSB design team and play along with all the talented design team members.   

Check out more of Pat's outstanding creations on her blog Just 4 Fun 2.

She Who Paints the Forest...

This is the first of my spring line. I hope you enjoy her. As artists and crafters , I thought we could all relate to her a bit. Have a super day everyone!

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.

Introudcing Sara Ament

Hello everyone, my name is Sara. I was born and raised in Northern Wisconsin, spent some time in Jackson Tennessee. That is where I met my fiancĂ©, Michael. We moved back to Wisconsin two years ago. I don’t have any children, but once we are married I will have a stepdaughter, Rachael and a stepson, Christopher. Recently we had a new addition to the family, a beautiful grandson, Damien.  We also have one water baby, Lucifer our Betta fish.

I have been rubber stamping and scrapbooking for about 12 years now. I started blogging a year ago, when I found my new obsession, Copic Sketch Markers. I have always loved to color; but never had any formal art training. Now the more I can learn, the happier I am! I actually just starting using digital images about 3 months ago and have completely fallen in love with them (obsession number two)! I am so excited to be joining the wonderful Design Team here at The Stamping Boutique. Now I will be able to combine my two latest obsessions with my most loved pass time! I am looking forward to learning from and working with this very creative and talented group!

Check out more of Sara's fantastic work on her blog Creative Addictions by Sara.

Introducing Crystal Dennett

Hi, My name is Crystal Dennett and I'm from beautiful BC, Canada!  I'm so excited to be back working on the TSB design team with a group of very talented girls!  
I'm a single mom to an 11 year old son and love to make cards in my spare time (my son sometimes colours too - he love's Tracey's MAX image).  I've been crafting for as long as I can remember and cardmaking regularly within the last year and a half.  I started out as an avid scrapbooker but 
once I found cardmaking it kind of fell to the wayside. 
I love that I could complete a card in an evening and love seeing the smile on a person's face when I give them a one-of-a-kind handmade card.  My family & friends expect them now and if I
ever forget because I run out of time boy am I in trouble! 
 I am mainly a person who colours only with copics but recently bought some Prismacolour pencils & am having so much fun with them.  Can't wait to use them on my cards for TSB!
Check out more of Crystal's beautiful work on her blog Creations of a Spare Time Stamper.

Introducing Louise Forsyth

Hi my name is Louise and I am a stamp addict..... there I said it!  My hobby (read obssescion) started 5 years ago when I became pregnant and gave up smoking, I had extra cash and well you know I had to spend it on something.  And so it began.  I started with scrapbooking, which I still love, I adore making layouts about children and our life, and gradually also became addicted to cardmaking and stamps.  I love the instant gratification of digi images but then nothing beats new rubber either, so as long as it's cute I love it.

I am so proud and honoured to have been chosen to be on The Stamping Boutiques Design Team and I am really looking forward to sharing my cards and creations using the sweet TSB images with you and getting to know everyone and visiting lots of new and exciting blogs.

Check out more of Louise's fantastic work Punk n Scrap.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Introducing Rhonda Miller

I'm Rhonda Miller from Grantsville, UT. I have been married for 12 years and we have 4 wonderful children ages 2, 6, 8 and 10. I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family. I love to craft and have been doing it since high school. I have mostly been into card making, but also do cross stitch, plastic canvas and have started doing altered items and some scrapbooking as well. I have even gotten my kids started and they love to play along in challenges, etc. with me.

Check out more of Rhonda's wonderful creations on her blog Rhonda's Place to Share.

Introducing Suzi McKenzie

My name is Suzi McKenzie AKA Mrs Weyremaster, I live in Aberdeen, Scotland with my hubby Stewart and our 3 Furbabies.  I no longer work due to ill health (fibromyalgia, etc) so crafting and blogging is what i do to keep sane.  

I have worked for the following companies, The Greeting Farm ( Guest DT for Club Anya Winter 2009), Pixie Dust Studio (April 2010 - Dec 2010), StampInsanity (March 2010 - Dec 2010), Raise the Bar Challenge Blog, Oh Alice Challenge Blog, The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge Blog (ongoing), Simply Betty Challenges (ongoing).  I've just started work for Instyle Stamps. As you can see, I have some DT experience, and having finished a couple of DT terms recently am looking for a new challenge.

I love colouring in especially with my Promarkers, and Coloured Pencils.  I like to tell a story with my cards if possibly, always focusing on the image, or images I am showcasing.  
Check out more of Suzi's fabulous creations on her blog The Manic World of Mrs. Weyremaster. Also check out her new challenge blog Desert Island Crafts Challenge.

Introducing Jeannie Kupsh

I'm an Army wife, an Air Force Mom, and soon to be an Army Mom too! We're a proud military family!! I am happily at home keeping house in gorgeous Vicenza, Italy. We moved here in July and have been indulging ourselves in all things Italian! I'm the proud mother of three incredible children; Alexandria (21), Shane (18) and Isabella (6). I have been a blogger for nearly four years, and a stamper for the past two. A day without stamping is a day wasted in my opinion!!! I'm passionate about my artwork and love trying new techniques to keep things fresh and fun. I've recently become the happy owner of a lovely, and ever growing!, collection of Copic markers and I've been focusing on using them lately.

I'm brand new to using digital stamps, but I'm already hooked!! Don't let trying something new or different keep you from joining in on the fun!!!
Check out more of Jeannie's amazing work on her blog Jeannie's Happy World

Introducing Miranda van den Bosch

My name is Miranda and I’m 46 yrs old and I live in a small country called the Netherlands.
I have 3 cats and 2 rabbits. When I’m not at work or in the gym or running, you probably find me in my hobbycorner. I discovered making scrapcards in 2009 and got addicted ever since.
I like colouring the images I use for my cards. For my colouring I mainly use colourpencils or watercolours. Sometimes I make my own backgrounds with stamping ink and stamps, but I do use DP as well.
I also like to draw and paint animals and just got my first book out with bird illustrations.
I’m happy to be on the DT for the Stamping Boutique, because the images we work with are absolutely gorgeous and there’s a lot of creativity going on in this team, so no lack for inspiration.

You can find my cards on my blog: Miranda's Card Creations.

Introducing Christy Lindeman

 Hi everyone. My name is Christy, and I'm really excited to be joining the amazing ladies at The Stamping Boutique. My husband and I moved to California from the east coast after our wedding a little over a year ago. Since then, I've split my time between crafting and raising our crazy puppy, Herbert. 

I've loved crafting ever since I was a little girl, and now I get to do it full time. In addition to making cards, I can be found scrapbooking, knitting or crocheting, making jewelry, or taking up any craft that requires going out and buying a whole bunch of new supplies! My greatest loves (besides my husband and dog, of course), are my Copics and my Pazzles. Both get daily use, and I love the excitement of making pretty new things.

I first discovered The Stamping Boutique's images while working with Card Cupids, a charity that sends cards to children going through rough times. I fell in love with these stamps, and I'm so honored to be joining the team.

To see more of Christy's work check out her blog Hobby Hopping.
To learn more about Card Cupids, check them out here.

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Crazy Challenge #52/Critter Sketch Challenge #50 Sponsors

  Who doesn't love a party and especially a birthday party?  Well then you will want to join the fun over at The Crazy Challenge as they are celebrating their 1st birthday and there are lots of goodies up for grabs including 5 digis from TSB!

So of course no party would be complete without some Birthday cards, so check out these wonderful projects from both teams.

Today is the last day of January, which means the end of our month long sponsorship over at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog also.  However this a special challenge for them also, as this is their 50th challenge and to celebrate their is an additonal prize being offered besides the FREE images from TSB!

The challenge this week was again a sketch and both teams made some AWESOME projects, so check them out and go leave them some love!

Remember today is last day to enter your projects using TSB images in our January monthly contest, contest closes at 11:59 pm CST so go here.

Monthly Contest is back for 2011!

Remember to show us all those adorable projects using The Stamping Boutique images by uploading them to our monthly contest, more info can be found here.  Don't miss your chance at winning some FREE images!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Introducing Kendra Sand

My name is, Kendra, I live in WI with my husband, who is my high school sweetheart(been together for 10years) and two adorable little kids (2.5 and 1). I’m a SAHM in winter and work landscaping in summer. I’ve been scrapping for over 10 years now and creating cards for a little over a year. Any spare time I get I love to be in my room creating either by myself or with my little guy. I'm excited to be a part of this wonderful DT!
Check out more of Kendra's work on her blog Luv 2 Scrap N Make Cards.

Introducing Dawn Bennett

Hi ! My name is Dawn and I live in Southeastern PA. I am married to my wonderful husband Mark, who is retired from the Navy and who is very supportive of my crafting addiction. We have 3 wonderful children, ages 18, 16 and 12.

I have been crafting for about 5yrs now and really love it. I started when my neighbor took me to a scrapbooking weekend and rest is history. I tried my hand at card making when I couldn’t find a card that I wanted at the Hallmark store, and well let’s just say I’ve been hooked since. Everything that I have done, I pretty much self taught myself to do. I make my images/stamps come alive with my Copic markers. My LSS saw the cards that I had made and what I have done with my Copics and asked me to teach some Copic classes, I was a bit leery at first, but I’m loving every minute of it.

I have only been blogging since October and well let’s say it’s opened up a whole new world to me. I have made many friends from all over the world and I really enjoy seeing what others create as well. I also just discovered the world of “challenges”, I have to say it’s given me a bit of a nudge to see what new/different things/techniques I can come up with.

I am excited to have been asked to join The Stamping Boutique’s Design Team and I’m looking forward to working with this very talented group.

Check out more of Dawn's work on her blog Dip N Dots Creations.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #19 Sponsor

 With all this winter weather is most areas doesn't it make you want to cozy up next to a fire or under a warm blanket with a nice piping cup of Hot Cocoa? I know I do and that is the challenge this week over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.  The challenge theme is to use  hot cocoa colors or images and up for grabs are 5 digis of winner's choice.

 Michelle has created this sweet card using the Lattes for two image. Such a soft color pallet, this would be perfect for all those cards for mommy-to-be.

Collette has used one of my fave images because of how versatile this little sign can be.  This is Snowman Sign and I love the scallop around the image as well as yummy color choices. 

Stacie's project just screams ADORABLE!  What a fun project to create a little goody using   Chubby Snowman for your friends and co-workers.  Love those blues and the embossing is a perfect touch,

Make sure to upload your cards here to be entered for your chance to win FREE images.  While you are there check out the projects that the Secret Crafter DT created using the Princess Jennfer Latte images!

Introducing Heide Dronchi

Hi I am Heide. I was born, raised and still live in S.E. Michigan. I am a avid crafter and making cards has become my favorite outlet. I find inspiration all over but , my main inspiration is from everyone out in blogger land. I am in awe of how many wonderful talented and kind stampers there are and I find more and more daily. I am known as Heide D over at SCS and on my blog. I am a proud mother of two children Nicolas 13 and Mia 11. I have been happily married for 14 yrs to my number one fan, Ken.

I have recently been introduced to digi stamps( in the last year) and I love them! I am so excited to be part of the TSB team.

Check out more of Heide's work on her blog Heide D's Paperie.