We have some exciting guest designers lined up for 2012 and without further delay, introducing our February Guest Designer, Dina Wakley.
I am Dina Wakley and I live in Glendale, AZ with my hubby and 3 fellas. I love everything about art...making it, learning about it, teaching it. A fun tidbit...many years ago, I heard about this strange craft called "stamping," and I found a local store and wandered in. That store happened to be Stampotique (back when Carol had a retail location). I stood in the store and I must have looked overwhelmed, because the amazing and kind owner, Carol, asked me if I wanted to take a beginner's class. I said yes, and I signed up right then. I remember it cost $10. And that, my friends, is the beginning of it all! I had been scrapbooking for a couple of years, but stamping was a whole new ball game. Stamping led to art journaling and mixed media....and to where I am today. I had little disposable income but I was seriously addicted to Carol's store, so I sold old CDs and books at used bookstores and then high-tailed it over to the store to spend my cash. I think I went to the store two to three times a week. Finally Carol said to me, "I think we're becoming friends..." hee hee. I adore Jim & Carol and love all things Stampotique!
You can visit me on my website: http://dinawakley.com
Here is a colorful creation from Dina: