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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Andrea Ockey Parr

A very important lesson from Andrea Ockey Parr...

Stamp Used: Evil Man

Andrea Ockey Parr is a self-proclaimed literary nerd and eternal librarian who gets giddy about Shakespeare and yarn.  Her artsy style is whimsical and colorful with some stringy and straggly elements mixed in.  She loves layering her pieces and considers a card a success if it’s too fat to fit in an envelope.  Her favorite art mediums to work with are paper, stamps, ink, paint and fabric.  Her creations have been featured in several publications, including cover art, in such magazines as Cloth Paper Scissors, Stuffed, Somerset Studio, SEW Somerset, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations and The Stampers’ Sampler.  She has also served on several prominent Design Teams and enjoys teaching local crafting classes.  To see her work, visit snappingmonsters.blogspot.com.



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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Amy Lassiter

Introducing Amy- she has created an adorable banner with some of my favorite stamp images!

(Stamps Used: Fox Girl, Queen Owl, Sharp Owl, Bunny)

Hello, I am Amy Lynne Lassiter, and I am thrilled and honored to be joining the 100 Proof Press design team! I am a wife to my best friend from college, and the mother to three daughters. I just relocated to Des Moines, Iowa, after living my whole life in Kansas. I am currently working as a mixed media artist. 
 I adore creating scrapbook layouts and canvases, tags, cards, and altered projects with an eclectic, free, and soulful vibe. I always include plenty of paint on my projects. It's a must for me. 
In the time when I'm not creating, I also enjoy photography, sewing, reading, thrifting, swimming and snorkling. Most days, I also spend at least a little time planning, journaling and dreaming, about some day relocating to Oahu, Hawaii; my favorite place on earth.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Mou Saha

Mou is bringing color and adventure to the Design Team.  Here is a peek in her art journal.  
Stamp Used - Diver Line Up
Hi friends, my name is Mou Saha and I love creating mixed media projects.  I have been published in many leading industry magazines over the last 10 years.  such as Somerset Memories, Creating Keepsakes, etc. I have been blessed to be a part of various design teams like Time Holtz, Anna Griffin, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Sizzix, October Afternoon, Crate Paper to name a few.  I live with my family in Florida and excited to play with 100 Proof Press stamps.


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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Tera Callihan

Tera Callihan really knows how to make mail art!

(stamps used : window, alchemist, writing journals)

Hello, my name is Tera. I am currently a full time Dental Hygiene Student, and a major craft addict. I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart, who supports all of my crazy endeavors. We have been married going on 6 years and together 11, He is amazing! We don't have any 2 human children, but we do love our fur babies.  Stamping and paper are my main crafting passions, although i do dabble in other craft mediums. I have grown up in a family of artist so luckily it is like second nature to me. One of my favorite things to create is MailArt so I have chosen to create a matching mail art envelope and card to showcase my personality and style (although you never know what I will create! :D ) 


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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Kersten

Kersten is bringing the Dreamy and the Earthy

Stamps Used : Sun Wheel and Swirl

Kersten is a moon-gazing, raven-watching, poetry-writing human.  She teaches high school English and French while pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry through University of Alaska Anchorage.  Kersten lives in Sitka, Alaska with her daughter, husband, moon-crazed cat, and two canine friends, Odin the Yellow Lab and Freya the Newfie.  Stamping is her preferred creative outlet of choice, but she has explored many paths along this trail.


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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Joy

Joy is bringing the whimsy!

And you're going to love it!

Stamp Used : Triangle Fox

Joy Holder Northrop is a self-taught mixed media artist in Michigan.  When she's not making art, she is enjoying her family and Boston Terrier Charlie. Or staring at sparkly things. You can find her at facebook.com/joyholdernorthrop and autumnsensation.etsy.com.



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Monday, August 04, 2014

NEW DESIGN TEAM

I have assembled a new design team teeming with talent.  I'm always excited when I am filling their stamp orders to see what kind of marvelous art gets created with our stamps.  So stay tuned this week as I introduce each artist.  I'm proud to announce Joy Holder Northrop, Amy Lassiter, Mou Saha, Tera Callihan, Andrea Ockey Parr, and Kersten Christianson as the current 100 Proof Press Design Team!

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Saturday, August 02, 2014

100 Proof Press and RubberMoon

Do you LOVE stamping?  Do you love fun surprises in the mail?  If you said yes, the I think you should check out RubberMoon's Mail Club!


(the dream catcher above is the exclusive stamp for this month)

I was lucky enough to get to visit RubberMoon headquarters over the summer, and I got to meet Kristen Powers.  We chatted it up, and decided it would be fun to do some sort of collaboration.  Kristen runs a stamp of the month club, and she asked if 100 Proof Press would like to add a stamp into this month's package- and of course I said yes! The RubberMoon Mail Club packages are shipped at the end of each month, and memberships are open until August 10th.  You get a package of goodies - including an exclusively designed RubberMoon image.  I encourage you to stop by RubberMoon to read more about this crafty-stampy club!  
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Stamped Merfolk

I finally participated in an art swap!  RetroCafeArt hosted a Merfolk art swap, and I found some time this summer to stamp up a King and Queen of the Sea.  Many thanks to Kristin Hubick for all the work that went into getting the Merfolk organized.  Here are the two that I made, and if you visit my personal blog you'll find a few more details on how I created my Merpeople.  Have you ever participated in an art swap?

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Sharp Owl and Purple Stars

I am always drawn to rubber stamps of owls and stars - and I combined the two to make this little piece of art.  I even got a little bit fancy with the background.  To make this background I used faber castell gelatos.  I rubbed some pink ones all over the honeycomb texture stamp and then spritzed with water and stamped them.  I also used a light green ink pad and stamped circles all over the place. 

After I made the background I stamped the stars and "prepare for happiness" with black ink. I used a little bit of purple chalk to color in each star.  I added a strip of washi tape - because I love the color green. Then I stitched the owl paper down on a piece of thick card stock that I prepared with pink gelatos.

I stamped the large sharp owl on a paper with text, and then again on a white piece of paper, which I cut out and used for the eyes.

Hoot hoot!

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