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:
Erin, congratulations on your Chapter 3 Stamps. This is such exciting news. I look forward to your designs.ReplyDelete
Oh Erin I'm thrilled to hear (read?) you will be designing with PTI! Many congratulations on this achievment and your clever new logo. Cannot wait to see more :)ReplyDelete
That is such great news, Erin! Congratulations! I love the name of your stamp line and your cassette tape is so cute! Can't wait to see more of your designs!ReplyDelete
I love the new logo and your intern story. Would love to have seen that mouse production!! I can't wait to see what new things you will bring to PTI this year:)ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Erin! I love the name you have chosen for your stamp line. I look forward to creating with your stamps this year.ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Erin! So happy to see your name on the stamp designer list. I am excited to see your design skills, sense of humor, and whimsical style all rolled up into some cool stamp sets:)!!ReplyDelete
Oh Erin!!!! I am SO excited for you!! You are such a clever, creative designer and I can't WAIT to see what you come up with for stamp images!! :) I am totally digging the cassette tape...it was in its prime when I was too. ;) Congratulations!!!ReplyDelete
Happy dancing for you! I love the cassette tape and how you used it for your card. It brings back so many memories! Congratulations!!!ReplyDelete
I'm excited for you Erin. Whimsical card...so much fun. I loved hearing about your intern days - thanks for sharing your experience and the graphic. ;)ReplyDelete
Congrats, Erin!! I'm soooo excited to see what you've got in store for this year; I love everything you do!ReplyDelete
Oh this is awesome! I can't wait to see what you come up with - and your freebie is a great taste of things to come!ReplyDelete
Erin, I am SO excited that you're designing! I love your card style and I can't wait to see your stamps! Your logo has me hoping maybe we'll see some more book goodness down the line? That little cassette image is fantabulous! Congrats!!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats on being on the stamp designing team! I'm very curious what you will bring us!! I', sure it will be really great! Love the card you show us today! The colors are so perfect for the cassette-era! hi hi! Very nice!!ReplyDelete
Warmest congratulations on becoming a stamp designer and if your logo is any indication - I'm going to love it all!!! Love today's cassette tape too. Best of luck - looking forward to what you'll have in store for us later this year.ReplyDelete
CONGRATS ERIN. I can't wait to see what you will be desiging..................ReplyDelete
I was so happy to see you in the list of stamp designers! I've been a fan of your style since you were the web hostess for CK. Enjoy your new role. Love the name & the logo.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your next chapter. So happy for you. I'll tell Rachel--she will be excited to. If your logo is any indication, I'll be owning all your stamp sets before long. I love to read, and love your logo. Hope that it gets incorporated somehow into one of your upcoming stamps--hint, hint.ReplyDelete
Woo hoo, a big congrats, Erin! I can't wait to see your stamp designs and I love your logo. Thanks for the cool freebie!ReplyDelete
Hi Erin this is si great..look forward to see your stamps ..love the bookdesign you made!ReplyDelete
WHAT A CUTE STAMP!!!!!!!!!! AND the saying is TRUE!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyDelete
Just wanted to tell you that I love the card and the technique that you shared on the "Make it Monday" post: great idea!! Now I just have to figure out what else it could be used for :-) Have a great day, and congrats too, on designing stamps!!! And I loved your memory that you shared on meeting a PTI fan while you were at the pool: doesn't it figure!! Just so you know, even with your hair wet and chasing little kiddos around that day, you were sure to look better than most of your fans, so don't sweat it:-) And we all are in such awe of your talents that we really couldn't care that you didn't look perfect. I'd just be on cloud 9 just to have met you!! Have a great week, and congrats again on your accomplishments!! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Congrats, I can't wait to see your new stamps :) The cassette tape is TOTALLY AWESOME! LOL.. dating myself with those words.. but it really brought me back, don't see them anywhere anymore!!!!ReplyDelete
I'm so excited for you, Erin! Love the name and the logo and I know I will love the stamps. Can't wait to see them...ReplyDelete
Congratulations Miss Erin...I have been following you!! Love your quirky style!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your designs - I just know I will love them. Keep up the inspirationReplyDelete
Cute card! Thanks for the image. Reminds me that I should pull out some of my old cassettes and move to the groove! Heehee! :)ReplyDelete
Cute and clever card! Best wishes on Chapter Three, it should be fun...work too!ReplyDelete
So happy for you Erin and can't wait to see your designs!ReplyDelete
Okay, how did you get your cassette all over the page? I have no idea how to do that, but would love to play around with it.ReplyDelete
It's a good life!
Love the casette tape card!ReplyDelete