Thursday, August 26, 2010


Hey everyone!  I am so excited!! I just got home from work and had a Take Ten magazine in my mailbox.  Since I didn't order it, I wondered if they had put one of my cards in the publication.  Sure enough..they did!  They published 4 of my cards!!  I had responded a few months back to a challenge using buttons.  If you know me at all you know my love of buttons.  My mom and I both collect them.  It was a challenge I had to do!  Anyway, I was so excited to finally get first time!  Actually years ago I did have a card published in Take Ten, but my name must have been misplaced, because it had anonymus artist by it, so I didn't get credit for it. 

This new fall issue is due out September 1st.  My cards are on page 4,71, and 121.  They also did a close up detail photo of two of them that is on pages 125 and 126.

Also on the news front is that I was accepted as a Design Team Member for Skipping Stones Designs.  I am officially now a "Stamp Tramp"  {starting September 1st}  I really like these stamps, and am very honored to have been chosen as one of the DT.  Hopefully you keep checking my blog to see my progress as I enjoy my very first designing experience!!  Please feel free to comment anytime on my blog....I would love to hear from you!

My goal for tomorrow is to get my stamp area cleaned and organized in preparation for lots of stamping and inking in the next six months.  I also am going to try to make a light tent to help photograph my cards.  Have any of you had any experience with light tents, either purchased or homemade?

I best get busy....I promise my next post will be a creation, not just words!!



  1. Congrats Tamra that is so exciting!

    So excited to have you with us! :) It's going to be a blast!

  2. Looking forward to working with you:)

  3. Tamra, what I use usually to photograph my pix is white paper as a base and background and an Ott lamp over head as a light source. Then I edit a bit on the computer. I have a light box but I really dont have a place to keep it all set up to use on a regular basis. HTH!!!!

  4. Congratulations Tammi! That is wonderful news about your publication. Very well deserved because you are such a talented artist. Hope all it going well