Meet the Lost Coast Designs Team

 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

You can check out Gail's art here:

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.

 You can check out Laurie's art here:

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.

You can check out Cathy's art here:

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.

 You can check out Roni's art here:

Liesbeth Fidder

Hello everyone! I am Liesbeth, 54 years old, and my husband Henk and I live in Emmen, a small nice city in the north of the Netherlands. We have two wonderful, grown up children: Lotte (30) and Lars (28). I have (too) many hobbies 😉  : music, visiting pop/rock concerts, art, cooking, history, hiking, walking, reading, knitting and everything arts/crafts. My job is teaching workshops (rubber stamping and mixed media techniques) here in Holland and abroad. I am/was on various design teams, worked in a great stamp store (Art Journey), was published in magazines and wrote two books about rubber stamping techniques (In Dutch and Finnish language). I was very thrilled Linda asked me to join the Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda design team.  Lost Coast Designs has always been one of my favourite brands! Love them so much! Looking forward to work with the other members and I hope to inspire you by showing my work!

You can check out Liesbeth's art here:
Blog: Liesbeths Arts&Crafts
Facebook: liesbeth.fidderdevos
Instagram: liesbeth_fidder
Pinterest: Liesbeth Fidder-de Vos

Riet Harikini

Hello everyone.  My name is Riet Strijk, but in the land of the stamping I am known as Riet Harikini.  I live alone and love it that way.   I have a lovely daughter and son, both are adults, and a very sweet grandaughter.
I have always loved stamping and crafting and have had some of my projects in some publications in the past.  I feel very honored and excited to join this fantastic team.

You can check out Riet's art here:


 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!

1 comment:

Kay Wallace said...

How very nice to see some familiar faces here! Thank you, DT, for all you do to inspire the rest of us!