Email Address: Susan@stampsomefun.com
I’ve always enjoyed designing and creating things. As a teen, I wrote and illustrated a couple of books for my little brother. After high school, I studied electronics and worked in that field until my husband and I started our family. I still needed a creative outlet and dabbled with decorating cakes and later I set up a ceramics studio. I participated in several large holiday craft shows but still wanted something a little different. Plus- not having to use a kiln that fired at temperatures between 1600 and 2000 degrees was a plus!
I began experimenting with designing cards and other paper projects using rubber stamps, embossing powders and whatever else I could think of. I have worked with and for owners of several rubber stamp companies and have designed and taught stamping classes in traditional stamping & scrapbooking stores. In my role as designer and paper engineer, I was the volunteer guest artist at the Wake County Women’s Center “Many Hands Greeting Cards” program for 3 years. This involved teaching basic stamping skills and techniques, designing cards and writing detailed instructions for making multiple copies in assembly line style. This program enabled underprivileged women the ability to earn extra money to help support their families.
I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator several years ago, and now use Stampin’ Up! products to design cards, scrapbook pages and various paper projects using both traditional and digital methods. Traditional being physical papers, stamps, ink, embossing powders, ribbon and other 3-D embellishments and digital being My Digital Studio software which enables you to digitally create a variety of products including (but not limited to) photo albums, cards, calendars, individual scrapbook pages, and multimedia projects that use exclusive Stampin’ Up! art, accessories, and colors. I also like to throw in some unexpected items and techniques that I develop as the result of my experimenting!
I founded Stamp Some Fun! to share my creations, tips, techniques and tutorials with other stampers and paper crafters around the world.
In early 2010 I developed a cost effective technique for converting wood mount stamps to clear mount using vinyl, tissue paper and Tombow Mono Multi glue. Videos are on my website www.stampsomefun.com and on YouTube.
Designing cards and other paper & digital projects using rubber stamps, My Digital Studio and embellishments. Cooking and developing recipes including converting some recipes to vegetarian to because we have vegetarians as well as carnivores in this family! Spending time with family is a wonderful thing!