Welcome to our first Guest Designer Post! We are so excited to have the very talented Patricia St. Martin as our Guest Designer for our Use Green Challenge! Be sure to check out her amazing work over on her her blog Rubber Stamping is my Game. Check out the amazing project she made for us!
Gilli was very curious about Patricia and asked her a few questions. Here is the interview:
Gilli: How long have you been crafting and what are your favorite crafts?
Patricia: The very first thing I want to say that I'm so happy to be here and say THANK YOU for having me be the FIRST GUEST DESIGNER AT THE HOUSE OF GILLI BLOG. All my life I have been doing some kind of crafting. When I discovered rubber stamps it was in the late 1980's. I totally fell in love with stamping. It did not take long and I started designing and creating my own cards. I also started teaching at several of the stores in our town. I know that was my calling. I love to teach people anything when it comes to my creating. I can not say I never loose my mojo but so far I have not had a problem with coming up with ideas and I have several of my friends that come to me for ideas and I have not failed them. I can not put a couple of pieces of paper together and call it a card. I need to put my hard and soul into it, that is what it is all about. When I give someone a card I'm giving them a piece of me and a gift.
Gilli: What do you like best about Gilli Stamps?
Patricia: I love how the Gilli stamps are made. The rubber is a really good red rubber that is strong. They have a deep cute in the image so their is no chance to make a mistake when you are stamping your image on your paper so the Gilli stamps stamp perfect every time you stamp them. And that fact the Gilli's girls are so cute.
Gilli: Tell us a little about yourself.
Patricia: I'm retired. I love it!!! I'm married now 44 years. We have 3 wonderful sons. David the oldest still single, Kurt the middle who is married to Jessica and has given me 2 wonderful grandchildren Aiden age 9 and Emma age 5. Robert my youngest still single but has given me one grandson Isaiah who is 13. I have one stamp club I run we are called the K-Town Stampers, we get together the first Thursday of each month we do projects, make and takes, makes cards for Soldiers last year we sent over 1,000 cards. I all so belong to another club and we are just a group of friends that get together and make all kinds of things. I could go on but I'm sure this is way to much now.
Thank you so much Patricia for your great project and for being our very first Guest Designer!
Would you like to be a Gilli Guest Designer and have your project featured here? To be considered as a Guest Designer – you just need to enter a Gilli project into our current Gilli Challenge. It is that simple! We will choose a guest designer from one of our Challenge entries that used a Gilli in their project. So ink up your Gilli stamps and show us what you make!