Barbara WashingtonHow exciting it is to be asked as a Guest Designer. I am a mother of two grown girls, 25 and 24. I have 2 grandchildren. My grandson) is 4 and my granddaughter 5 weeks. They all live with me. I early retired in 2002 and have never regretted it. I was a college librarian (and anything else they could add to my plate). I've lived in and around Chicago all of my life, except for the two years I was in the Peace Corps serving in the Philippines.
I have been a crafter since I was a little girl, but of course the crafts have changed over the years. I have been a stamper for more than twelve years. I never considered myself an artist until I had been stamping awhile. Somewhere along the way I realized that it isn't drawing that makes one an artist; it is the creating. I get so much joy from working on various projects in my studio. I am presently on two other design teams. One is for Artistic Outpost, a stamp company. One is for Creative Inspirations, a shimmery paint product. And now I'll be working here with a challenge site. I am really enjoying what I'm doing and look forward to working with this team. I am on several Yahoo groups and also participate in a number of challenges each week.
This is a card I created for the Challenge 4 theme Giving Thanks. The background is done with the Antique Wallpaper technique from technique junkies. The sentiment is a stamp from Club Scrap. I love this saying because I think it is so meaningful. I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.
Challenge # 4
This challenge is being sponsored by Paper Temptress. If you are looking for specialty papers, this is the website to visit.. They have beautiful Mica, Lustre, and of course cryogen (great for Copics). Submit an entry below. You may be the lucky winner of a pack of paper from Paper Temptress. I am sure you will not be disappointed.