Ah well...what do I say? A secret desire is secret no longer. If you would have told me I would be designing stamps for PTI back when I was obsessively stalking Nichole and all the DT's blogs back between 2008-2010, I would have called you a liar and thrown you right out my front door. Just goes to show you that if you can dream it, you can do it.
And so, without further ado, I'm going to be designing products under the logo of Chapter 3 Stamps. I am an avid reader since I was wee bitty. And feel like this is the third stage in my papercrafting career after designing pages for scrapbook magazines and working on the social media side of things. Designing product is the third thing I'll be doing.
I started working on stamp sets rather late in the season and so I won't be having a huge showing in 2012. Just a few little things toward the end of the year. I'm not new to computer illustrating. Back in my college days when I was a bored intern working for a veterinary pathologist, I created a summer project for myself that had me learning the ins and outs of Corel Draw. Keen on beefing up my extra curriculars, I created "Mickey: The Inside Story" to teach post docs the anatomy of a mouse. I was all smug at the time, all of nineteen, thinking I knew more than these graduate students. Time has humbled me a bit. In the end, I got a nice little bonus, a leg up on my first job out of college, and a wee bit of notoriety in veterinary circles until something newer and more well done came along. But, I never forgot how engrossed I was in the process that summer. I think it was far past time to revisit things and learn some new skills. Things have really changed in 15 years!
Over at Nichole's blog today is some freebie images from myself and the fellow stamper designers. Download them, take them out for a spin, and upload them back to her blog for a chance to win some of our favorites. Mine is Button Boutique this time around. A total must have.
Just to have a little fun, I created a card myself using my cassette tape image. Cool sentiment from Lady Gaga herself. Other supplies include: Rhythm & Soul, BB: Houndstooth, Hibiscus Burst Button, and Plum Pudding Cardstock. Good luck and happy creating.
Check out the blogs of the participating PTI Stamp Designers to see their creations as well: