You’ve been waiting, we know you have, to see who our newest members to the BlogStars Guest Design Team are! Well, wait no longer, we’re here to tell you the whole truth!
We were absolutely blown away by the talent displayed by this quarter’s group of applicants. They were simply amazing. It was the hardest time choosing we’ve ever had.
So, without further ado, please give it up for
Living in Arizona with her best friend hubby and two seriously good looking adult sons means this lovely lady has lots of fun around her house. Adding some Yorkies into the mix has got to make crafting a challenge, but she rises to it just superbly. Her cards embrace such a wide range of styles and techniques, we know she’ll have just as much fun coloring our Kiddos as Fran•táging Jumbo Flowers. We just can’t wait to get some Stampendous goodness into her hands! We know you’re going to enjoy her varied talents as much as we do. You can see lots more of her art on her terrific blog Passionate Paper Creations, but just to get you warmed up, here’s a fantastic 8″ X 8″ canvas Rhea created with our
I Love Paris stamp.
I Love Paris by Rhea Weigand
Now let’s hear a good, 0ld-fashioned, Stampendous welcome for:
Another Arizona resident, this mom and grandmother has been enjoying stamping and scrapbooking for the last few years. She’s a frequent participant in the Stampendous monthly challenges, in fact she participates in lots of challenges all over the web. We sure hope she chooses to use some of the goodies we’ll be sending her for those challenges in the future! We loved the fact that Jan likes making 3D objects and home decor as much as her cards and scrapbook pages. We feel fairly certain that, in view of the temperature in Phoenix this time of year, she’ll be crafting indoors and making us all sorts of fantastic things during her term as BlogStar. You can see lots of Jan’s art at her blog Scrap’n Surprise!, but here’s a taste using our fantastic Rose Corset stamp.
Rose Corset Dresser by Jan Garber
Well, if you’re not excited enough, sit back in your seats and let’s hear it for
This British Columbia, Canada resident (with a U.S. Mailing address, thank you!) is so excited to be part of our team! We could almost hear the scream in Southern California when she found out! But we’re even more excited to have her. An excellent sense of color, design, composition and great photography skills make her the perfect BlogStar. Combine that with a cute blog, activity on all the major boards and forums, and teaching classes at one of our favorite customer stores… well it’s a match made in heaven. And Tobi makes our Cowlick look soooo cute! We just know we’re going to love working with this talented, charming, young woman! Here’s one of her great samples featuring our Cowlik Sunflower stamp… and you can see lots more of Tobi’s terrific art on her blog, Tobi’s Place.
Cowlik Sunflower by Tobi Crawford
And now, to round out our list of amazing talent, give a heartfelt welcome to
Ok… we admit it…we broke our own rule! We said no international artists, but, well, ok we think you’re going to see why we couldn’t help ourselves. We fell in love with Asia’s work some time ago when we stumbled on her blog after she entered one of our challenges. We were literally blown away! Her work is in a class by itself, and we dreamed of the day she would join our team, even if only temporarily. She’s just such a unique person with such a unique style…she even has an Alias!! Wow…!!! Not just a nom de stamp like so many others, a genuine AKA. Magical, mysterious, Asia’s art is just like her! So we’re going to enjoy weekly visits on our blog all the way from Oxfordshire, England where the Queen herself has presented Asia with a first place award for crafting some Diamond Jubilee coasters! Asia certainly has us Under a Creative Spell, as her blog is called. We think she will bewitch you as well. Here’s a sample she sent us with her application using our Cling Jumbo Dahlia (available at Michaels Stores) to create a very unique piece of home decor.
A is for Asia by Asia King
Well there you have it! It wasn’t easy, but it sure was fun! And we got so many terrific applicants that we’re pretty sure we have the October, November, December quarter handled as well. That will be nice, since applications can be kind of hard to get processed as the school year starts ramping up again and the holidays descend on us. So if you haven’t applied, sit back and enjoy the art that some seriously talented stampers are going to bring you and get ready to apply in January!
How to improve your chances? Enter our Saturday Challenges, comment on our blog, Facebook page, Pinterest pins, repin our pins, share our Facebook posts, participate!!! Thanks as always for your kind attention and for using Stampendous products in your art. We appreciate all of you so much!! Remember next week is our ClearScraps Blog Collaboration! Some tremendous inspiration headed your way!!
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