Thursday, April 12, 2018

Say Hi to our New Teamies

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello and welcome.  Gail here and I am very excited to be writing this post!!  First I would like to say a huge thank you to those of you who applied for our design team call.
WOW!!  We were blown away by the amazing artists who wanted to join our team.  You really made the choice agonizing.  Thank you all so much, cos I love being agonized!!  If you weren't successful this time then please don't be downhearted or discouraged, we would have chosen more of you if we could!!!  And all you rest of the world people, sorry it was only the US this time, but maybe in the future.....  So keep following, join our challenges, cos that's a great way for us to get to know you, and who knows, maybe in the future it could be you joining this fabulous team.

 So here are the two amazing artists that are joining our team.  Say a big hi and hello to

Roni of Ink Stains

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 of Maxam Made Studio

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!

If you are familiar with these lovely ladies then I am sure you already know what amazing artists they are.  If you haven't been lucky enough to cross their arty paths then you are in for a huge treat!  The plan was that they were going to be joining the team in May, but since they can't wait to get their rubber inky, and we can't wait to start sharing their amazing and inspiring makes, they will be joining us for our next challenge which goes live on the 15th!
It's gonna be AWESOME!! 

There are still a few days to join our current Pretty as a Picture challenge
   Join up your stamped creations inspired by something from the picture for a chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.

Lost Coast Designs have a stand this weekend (14th-15th) at
ARTSpecially, Utrecht, The Netherlands 

If you are at the show do stop by and say hi to Linda.

If you are hoping to meet up with Linda in person and shop yourself some Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda rubber this year you can check the 
2018 convention schedule
and see where you will be able to find her.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave a little love so we know you were here.  Lurkers welcome, but we do love when you take the time to comment!!


Ink Stained Roni said...

Thanks for allowing me to join such a great group of artists...So very excited about joining the team!!

Sue said...

Congratulations Roni and Ginny and welcome to the team xx

sylvia said...

I Am at the show thuis weekend and say hi to linda.
And notaris online to say hi, button i want Some of your beautiful stamp Of course.

ionabunny said...

Wish I could make it to the show. Have fun shopping Sylvia. Please come and share your makes with us.

ionabunny said...

So excited to have Roni and Ginny joining the team. Hugz

Cathy said...

Congrats Ginny and Roni. Welcome to the team.