Gail aka ionabunny
Design Team 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
My blog: Crafty Nomad
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.
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.
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.
Hi, Lori here. I am explorer of all things mixed media, designer and card maker who fell in love with rubber stamping about 20 years ago. I love the versatility of rubber stamps and feature their use in Card Making, Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, Art Journaling as well as other paper crafts. I love to teach and have provided hands on instruction on how to use rubber stamps to create cards, art journal pages, as well as mixed media and paper crafts. I have also had the pleasure of my artwork being Published in National Craft Magazines and other sites.
My current crafty adventures involve blogging, designing, and producing tutorial videos. I love trying new things so you never know what I might dive into next.
Marilyn B. Hughes
You can check out Marilyn's art here:
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.
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!