This is Jo Ham, anaRy recently asked me to be a guest designer this month for The House of Gilli. I have to tell you I was thrilled when she did. Gilli stamps are some of the cutest stamps. Oh and Gilli just recently celebrated her 1st birthday. anaRy designs Gilli to be used in many different ways. She draws the images so that you can add your own creativity like adding a sleeve length or drawing a design on a dress. The possibilities are endless. I think that is one of the things that first caught my eye. anaRy also is very passionate about the quality of the stamps and that they are made in the USA. The stamps are deeply etched so none of the extra ink where you don’t want it. I can’t say enough about anaRy, she is one of the sweetest people I have meet.
I have been a crafter most of my life and I started stamping back in 1994 when someone gave me a card with a single image stamped and embossed on it. Boy I thought wow, I have to learn that. After lots of looking around, reading and traveling out of state to find stamps they started to catch on. I started with some stamps, markers and went on to stamp my first card. Then as it caught on more I got into embossing and coloring on different types of papers etc. We use to have two stamp store here but have since both went out of business like many. I started teaching at the stores and had so much fun teaching other the wonderful craft. Then the internet and stamping started taking off and that is how I found much of my supplies that and a local convention in Ocean City Maryland. I was introduced to Copic markers after taking a class in October of 2010 with the talented Suzanne Dean and I have not looked back since. Taking her class advise “practice, practice and practice some more”. I still feel like I learn something every day. I have meet so many wonderful people along my journey.
My card today is made with Lady Gilli
Lady Gilli was invited to a party and was able to walk down the red carpet. The challenge for The House of Gilli is to use texture and something recycled.
I created texture with my cuttlebug embossing folder for the layer at the bottom of the card and on the lenses of the camera.
The recycled items were items that were used in a note that was sent to me. The bakers twine and the Gilli postage and par avion that were stamped on the note. Of course I had to add a little bling. A girl can never have too much bling when walking the red carpet.
I hope you enjoyed my card, I know I had a blast making it. I will have a couple more photos on my blog
Have you been watching the site to see all the DT’s great inspiration for this challenge? Aren’t they fabulous?
I hope that you will join in on the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today.