Meet the Lost Coast Design Team


Marilyn B. Hughes
Tarnished Rose
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda DT Manager
You can check out Marilyn's art here:
 Blog 

Hi everyone.  I’m a 48 year old married mother of one, living in south Louisiana and I do a little bit of everything.  I like working in miniature, have been know to costume a few dolls, am an avid reader and of course, I love stamping.  I’ve been working with mixed media for about six years or so, starting out in the very beginning with ATCs and progressing from there.  While I do still create a lot of ATCs, I also create tags, inchies, canvases, art journals, and alter anything and everything.   My style is really all over the place, though I lean toward clean lines and a more traditional style.  I’m now experimenting with creating layouts in a small format and using stamped images and collage sheets instead of photographs.

Over the past 5 years, I’ve been a designer for Gauche Alchemy, Basically Bare, Art Anthology, Gecko Galz, and Technique Junkies.  I’ve also guest designed for Viva Las VegaStamps and Alpha Stamps (twice), and was on a (now defunct) challenge team for a while.  I’m also a Designer Member of AFCI, occasionally design for Designer Crafts Connection, and am the proud owner of the Yahoo Group, Art for the Creative Mind.

 
 Gail aka ionabunny
Assistant DT Manager

Hi, my name is Gail, aka ionabunny, and I live in Norway with my partner.  I moved to Norway in 2005 from the UK and have a large garden with rabbits and chickens.  I have always enjoyed creating, but making cards and playing with paper and colours are my favourite things to do.  I like to learn new techniques and describe my style as often simple, seldom clean!  I make mostly cards, ATC's and tags and love mixing my media.  I also craft with glass.  I am very excited to be a part of the Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda design team and hope that some of you will find inspiration in the things I share.  Hugz

 
Laurie Davis
I'm Laurie Davis and I live part of the year in Andover, Mass and spend winters with my husband of 50 years (yikes!) in Palm Desert, CA.  We have two sons and a daughter and two grandsons - one in California and one in Massachusetts.  So we spend our time chasing them from one side of the country to the other.

I got into stamping and paper crafting about 15 years ago and was first introduced to rubber stamps at a Stampin' Up party.  I bought my first set and I haven't quite yet!  I not only love stamping but also journaling, mixed media, collage, assemblage, calligraphy - any kind of paper crafting really.  I am part of several swap groups and am now a member of the Lost Coast Designs design team.  I love Lost Coast Designs stamps.  To me, they are much more fun and interesting than some of the cutsie rubber stamps that are produced by a lot of the stamp companies out there.

I am excited by this new "creative" opportunity and look forward to working with all the other Design Team Members.
Sue Davies
Hi, I'm Sue Davies, also known as Sue the Iron.  I live in the North of England with my husband and two grown children.  I retired from work last year, so in theory I should have lots of spare time - I don't know what went wrong there!
I've been crafting for about 10 years and love to play with inks and paints and most of all - stamps.  There is nothing quite like inking up new rubber or trying a new technique.  I've long been a fan of Lost Coast Designs and their fun, quirky stamps are right up my street so I'm really excited to become part of the team.

Cathy Norton
Hi, my name is Cathy Norton.  I have three kids, am married, and work part-time at Target.  I really enjoy stamping and got into art journaling about a year ago after watching YouTube videos by Dyan Reavely.  She make it OK to be messy!  I also like to make ATCs, mixed media, collage, and altered art.  Digital art is also a fun medium for me to work with also though my first love is rubber stamping.  I'm very happy to be a design team member for Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda stamps.  I'm excited to be on the team and work with the great stamps and other design team members.

Roni Johnson
Hi, Ink Stained Roni here and so happy to be a part of this amazing group of artists. I live in rural Indiana with my high school sweetheart, we have two grown sons, each of which has their own family now. I am a life-long "maker" and I've been crafting for as long as I can remember. I found my love when rubber met the ink pad and I've been a stamper ever since.  You may have stumbled across my work over the years which can be found many places including my blog Ink Stains, a variety of design teams and magazines or in the book I wrote Teach Yourself Visually: Collage & Altered Arts.  If I had to describe my style it would be vintage eclectic - I love all things vintage and use it often in my art. The same goes with various techniques and mediums so I never quite know how things will turn out.
 
Ginny Maxam
Hi Ginny here. I have been happily stamping since 1978, I started making my own stamps out of anything that I could carve, including wood and potatoes!  I enjoy paper arts, needlework and cooking.  Living in beautiful  Central New York, I'm happily married, a mother and grandmother.  I'm active in local Christian women's groups and teach art and head up a large card ministry.  I truly believe in living each day to its' fullest! 


Lindsay Weirich
Honourary DT

Lindsay is a freelance designer and artist who enjoys watercolor painting, rubber stamping, scrapbooking and mixed media art.

She can be found creating daily videos on YouTube - The Frugal Crafter and craft projects on her blog TheFrugalCrafter. Lindsay also writes a column for Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine. Lindsay lives in Maine with her wonderful husband, son and twin daughters.
 
I design for Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine - Lindsay's Stamp Stuff @ MyGrafico, Lost Coast Designs, About Art Accents, Pink Persimmon, I  Letraset Markers AND Sure Cuts a LOT software!

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