Our fabulous 2022 site wide sponsors tell you a little bit about theirselves!
I am Melanie Nichols, artist for Wink Wink Ink. From the time I could hold a pencil, I have wanted to be an artist. In the past decade, digital art has become my medium of choice. I'm most often inspired by animals, nature, and the Montana landscape I grew up in. I also enjoy treasure hunting at thrift stores, quiet walks in the woods, and hanging out with my goofy, husky/pit bull, Adonis.
Jan's Digi Stamps Shop:https://www.janmahew.com/
I am happily retired from 30 years as a Realtor here in the state of Florida. I am married
to a wonderful man that has been my biggest cheerleader for more than 46 years. We
are proud parents of a beautiful daughter, a nurse in NOLA. I have always dabbled in
arts & crafts. Everything from drawing, painting, sewing, quilting, folk art, DIY... whatever
struck my fancy and could fit in between family and work. With the encouragement and
support from my loving husband and a couple of dear friends Jan's Digis came to be. I
am thankful for their love and support.
I am Diane Carubia and owner of Disdigistamps. I have been drawing all my life and went off to art school at 16. I worked in the NHS as a medical photographer but became ill with ME/CFS at 40.
Art was my therapy and cardmaking has got me through some difficult times. I hope that my cute drawings will bring a smile to faces and inspire them to create. I am the artist behind Candibean stamps and have been featured in crafty magazines.
I now love what I do which I wouldn’t be doing before I became ill. I have realised how important that loving what you do keeps you happy and although I lost my previous life I now have a new one with lots of great new friends and I get to draw cute animals all day!!
Twinkle Lane Designs opened in 2015 after I started drawing my own illustrations to put on family and friend's cards. Seeing how much people loved my cards I soon wanted to share my drawings with everyone and opened an Etsy Store. With a degree in Fashion Enterprise, this gave me a lot of the starting blocks for my illustration and digital skills.
We love creating fun and cute illustrations to make your cardmaking projects unique!
Author-Illustrator: It’s Raining Cats! It’s Raining Dogs! It’s Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!
Member: The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
The Academy of American Poets
I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I worked in the Telecommunications field for many years and took an early retirement.
One day, I decided to draw my own images to use on my hand made cards and found out that other crafters really liked them. I then realized that I could sell them too.
I wanted to create a character that was close to my heart. Well, if you have been following me over the years you know about my characters called Pattieboop and Allie. I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie (My name is Pattie, I always loved Betty Boop and I have a cat named Allie). I had so much fun coming up with different images so I created a store on Etsy to sell them. You can go to my Etsy store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.
A few years went by and I realized that although Pattieboop and Allie were a big hit, I needed to expand my selection of images. I started drawing anything that I could think of pertaining to my two characters. I am always looking for ideas for new images. My imagination was growing at an accelerated pace and I came up with many new images to keep my store afloat. My store now has around 450 images and I hope to add more. I love to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance my drawings.
I’m a self-taught graphic designer and illustrator. I’ve come from an interior design industry. I’ve always loved and appreciated art in its many forms. I have been drawing since 2018. My love for drawing and design launched me into starting my Etsy shop (digital stamps and cut files) in 2019, and I started working for papercrafting companies as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. I design all kinds of beautiful stamps, dies, paper, stencils and enamel pins..
I have always been a doodler, a memory keeper, a photographer and a journaler. Way back in 2006 I discovered digital scrapbooking, a hobby that combined all my creative loves in one arty package. Scanning my own drawings to include in my scrapbook pages combined my hands-on artsy side with my geeky, technology loving side and Kate Hadfield Designs was born!
Over the years I found myself using my illustrations more and more in activities for my own children and for various school projects, and today I create graphics with both the creative crafter and the teacher-author in mind. I love knowing that my illustrations are helping scrapbookers to preserve their family memories and educators to create inspiring learning activities for their students.
I live a simple life with my husband, two children and two dogs in a little town in North-West England. When I am not designing or scrapbooking you might find me enjoying the beautiful British countryside, eating the odd chocolate (or two), “helping” my husband renovate our house or watching Doctor Who. Everything stops for Doctor Who.
I’ve never met a pen I didn’t like.
I’m a football fan (football = soccer!)
I hate baked beans.
I love live music and try to go to as many concerts as I can. Cheesy pop is my favourite.
Despite being the World’s Worst Tennis Player (that’s an official title) I religiously watch the Wimbledon Championship every year.
I alphabetize my CDs and DVDs. My family laugh at me.
I LOVE Instagram, it’s absolutely my favourite place to hang out online (so much so, I have two Instagram accounts!)
I have alway loved drawing and painting, my Mother and her brother were both amazing artists, so I kind of grew up doing art. I love working in acrylics, pencils and copic pens.
When digital stamps became popular I tried my hand at that and I love drawing them