I think I've been stamping about 25 years. It started with stamping little critters on the papers of school children, then on to bookmarks, and then I discovered RSM. That did it! I was off and running, stamping everything in sight. I discovered your stamps in your RSM ads, and went in search. I had a friend who sold stamps in her home, and she had yours among them. She taught me to use the field of sky stamp from A Stamp in the Hand to do the blending. I didn't know about the tonal applicator at that time.

When it was time to retire from teaching, I opened a stamp store (Inkspirations) to keep me sane as a retiree. LOL I had an instructor who taught Stampscapes for me, and I carried the line there. I built quite a popular store, but alas, I had to close it after only 4 years when my husband became sick and it appeared I might be losing the love of my life. Once I got him back on his feet, I found out that Betsy McLaughlin at Rubber Chicken was looking for help, so I went to see her. I now work there part-time, and teach regularly.

At the time I began working for Betsy, I had been away from stamping for about 5 years, so I was surfing the internet looking for what was new in stamping, and I found out that your web site had grown by leaps and bounds and that your were featuring Stampbord. My interest was immediately peaked and I just had to try it. I became addicted right away. It such a great surface on which to work Once I start working with the Stampbord tiles, I find it hard to stop. We have a number of customers who are always looking for something that looks spectacular but doesn't take lots of time. They are definitely into doing greeting cards, and I knew they'd love doing Simple Scapes. I was right. Everyone who sees the sample board admires the artwork and asks about the availability of classes. I hope to put together an intoductory class in building scenes with Stampscapes on glossy paper, but I'll have to keep it to card-sized pieces I think. I'll be doing the first of these intoductory classes after the first of the year.

[Note: Rubber Chicken no longer has a retail storefront but Rose Mary still offers classes. Rose Mary: I am now offering private classes in my home studio for individuals or groups by appointment. Please contact me at to set up a time convenient for you.]


Yesterday I went with some friends to take my first Stampscapes workshop with Rose Mary Miller in Temple Hills, MD. I found Rose Mary through the Stampscapes website. We all had a fabulous time and she suggested that I send you my first two scene, so here they are (I like the Lakeside Cabin scene best). I really love the images and how easily they fit together to create lifelike scenes. Thanks for creating them!!! I can't wait to begin building my collection and playing with these great techniques!

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