On my journey from Maine to Philadelphia today I got to thinking about all the wonderful people I’ve come to know since getting into the stamping business. And thanks to the magic of the internet the world is my oyster!
For example, when I put together Repeat’s first Design Team I had the pleasure of getting to know a group of talented women most of whom I have never met. It was stamping that brought us together of course, but with time I found there were other added benefits too. Like friendship! The discovery of common bonds… like a passion for our “fur kids” or an appreciation for a really good book or a willing competitor for my online Scrabble addiction. I think you all know who you are
My now friend and Repeat Design Team alum, Caroline Ouzts Hay, is one of these people. Caroline created the fantastic little mask shown here. I think it is such a unique use of our quilt square stamp. That’s one of the things I like most about this business. I take great pleasure in designing a stamp and then seeing all the wonderful things people create with them. Often times I am pleasantly surprised… like with this mask Please do visit Caroline’s blog, Glitter Tart Designs, to see what other great things she has created!
In addition to online relationships, it has been my good fortune to meet thousands of you on my travels across the country doing stamp shows. Many a new friendship has been forged at a Friday night Make It Take It Project Party or chatting over my demo table at a convention. Besides being wildly creative, stampers as a whole are a great, fun-loving bunch. I always look forward to returning to a city year after year to do a show and seeing so many familiar, friendly faces.
So if you live in the Philly area and will be coming to the StampScrapArtTour show this weekend please do stop by and say hello. After all, you can never have too many stamping friends!
Hope to meet you soon…
P.S. Just a reminder… it’s not too late to apply for our new Design Team. Please visit the Design Team Call page on our website for details soon. Call ends March 31st, 2010.