A few years ago I got a taste of the fun that can be had when a party is for stamping chickies!
This little company we're building (hopefully to be a big company) is meant to be fun.
Sometimes it is overwhelming. Sometimes it is exhausting. Sometimes it is exhilarating and magical.
Mom (aka incredimobo/Pam) is my business partner and with her help, I've realized that the times when it is fun is when it involves people who are not us. (K..I have serious fun w/my mom...but y.K.w.i.m)
Last month I joyfully made a set in collaboration with Lynne Phelps.
This resulted in a truly exciting collection, the inaugural stamps in our new "More to Love" line. Check out this "real-woman" in our Amber Ink. shop.
That went so very swimmingly (aqua jks) that we were overwhelmingly excited to create our next challenge-win set. Wendy Price won last month's challenge. I love hearing Wendy's adventures in stamping and parenting on her blog Paper Ink and Smiles. It really is a smiley kind of place.
I've developed a kind of Justin Beiber obsession with Wendy's youngest son, six-year old, Willem.
His antics often give me laugh-out-loud thrills. Willem is my youngest co-art director to date. So far things are going well. Here were some of his initial ideas (with Wendy edits)
- someone fishing in a canoe
- realistic fish (I nixed that idea and told him they have to be cute)
but more fish to go with the Mermaids would be cool!
- kid fishing with a fish skeleton on his t-shirt
- a cityscape with monsters in all the windows (i warned you his ideas were all over the place, lol)
Tonight my desk is covered in sketches for my Double W set (Wendy and Willem)
Notice the fish glass on my desk.
Willem and I have more than our vivacious personalities in common...
So far I'm sketching in my book and on some fun comp pages, in preparation for this celebration fishies set. Of course that's a working title ;)
I've tried to satisfy Willem's 'realistic fishes' whim.
This is for the monster lover in all of us:
There's still 19 hours left to enter this month's INK-redible 21-day challenge!
(man how much do I wish I'd finished this blog entry 2 hours ago?!)
Use any Amber Ink product to create a thank you card, blog about it, and enter your link.
As always, our iPapers are only $1.
You can win yourself your very own custom designed set by entering and crossing your fingers
and whatever other rituals you have
(seriously, what other rituals do you have?)
So that's my desk.
Skirt over to Julia's to see everyone else's uber fab lifestyles as reflected in the table they sit at ;)