I was born in Vancouver BC Canada and grew up in Olympia Washington. My mom was a fantastic artist and encouraged all my childhood doodles. I took every art class available in high-school, and became the art teacher’s assistant; I was given the privileged of helping others. I moved to Hawaii, then onto Boston where I met my husband Bobby. We have 2 beautiful girls and then moved back to the Olympia area. Bobby and I have been the proprietor of a chocolate shop for the last 16 years.
I Live in New Hampshire with my husband, Leonard. We share our home with our black and white cat Charlie (aka “Mr. Personality”). I have been designing since 1989, when McCall's published my first creations: three cross-stitched angel ornaments. Since then I have had over 750 of my projects published and have illustrated several scrapbook collections. I might have a serious side, but most of my art shows my flair for finding the fun, whimsy and optimism in the world around me.
I began working with Great Impressions in the Spring of 2009. It has been a wonderful creative journey that I have enjoyed tremendously! My home is in the tiny town of Randle, in the Cascade foothills of Southwest Washington. For a nature lover like me, it is the perfect place to live. I have lived in Washington all of my life and still marvel at the beauty. The loves of my life are my two beautiful daughters and five wonderful grandchildren. I’m an avid gardener, bird watcher and animal lover. Needless to say, birds, flowers and animals are some of my favorite subjects. I have had a life-long love of fantasy art and still believe in fairies! Art has always been a big part of my life. Although I have no formal art education, I have taken a few classes over the years. To me, art is a constant learning process and continuing journey. My taste in art (and life in general) is eclectic. I often find something interesting and beautiful in common, ordinary things. My work reflects my country upbringing and my love color and nature. (with a touch of whimsy thrown in now and then) In addition to drawing and stamp design, I work with acrylics, oils, transparent watercolor and colored pencils. I often paint or draw in a series as sometimes, painting or drawing a subject once just isn't enough for me!
Hi, I’m a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest. I live in Randle WA. My husband Wayne and I live on a small cattle farm along with our dogs, cats, chickens, my 17 year old paint horse and the resident elk herd.
We grow a great garden (in spite of the elk) and from time to time do battle with Mother Nature. (She usually wins.) In my spare time I love being in the mountains with my boys, picking huckleberries, and fly fishing. I love drawing for Great Impressions and thank the Lord for the ability to do so! I hope you like looking at my art as much as I like doing it.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Helen ~ Stamp of the Month Card Designer
Hi everyone. My name is Helen Beasley. My husband I have been happily married for almost 29 years. We have 3 beautiful daughters. My life is always busy but I wouldn’t want it any other way.
I’ve been working for Great Impressions for almost 9 years. (It’s hard to believe!) I started out as a card maker. I’d take my coloring to volleyball, basketball & fast pitch games. Then I added working down at the shop. The last 2 ½ yrs I’ve also been designing our stamp of the month cards.
I love my job. Besides working with wonderful people, I get to stamp, color and craft. Plus, I get paid too! Who could ask for more! I hope you enjoy our great images and high quality stamps. Live, Laugh, Love….& Stamp!
Jenny ~ Design Team Coordinator
Hi! My name is Jenny and I call a little town in Southeastern Wisconsin home. My life is blessed with 4 wonderfully busy children and a DH that is still in shock mode when it comes to my little stamping addiction. Did I say stamping addiction?....I meant paper....bling...alterables...I love it all! I'm known for hoarding my supplies too. (grin) When my crazy schedule allows, and I'm not in my crafty room, you can find me on a tennis court or working out. I'm super excited to be designing for Great Impressions Stamps! If my creativity inspires you in some way, than I am one happy gal!
Hello All! I live in the Pacific Northwest of Oregon in the US. I have 3 grown children and one rascally dog! I bought my first stamp about 20 years ago and still have it! Yes, I love my stamps! I started stamping in 2001 when I attended a stamp company catalog sale and quickly became hooked. Now I have a whole room full of stamps and crafty papercraft toys! Stamping is my way of relaxing! I love coloring fun images with my copics too! My style is generally clean and simple, with few embellishments. I like the image and papers to shine on their own! I first saw Great Impression Stamps when I would go to the big city and visit my Favorite Craft Store. They had this wonderful display of Great Impressions Stamps of the Month. Of course I had to buy some and was hooked on the darling images! I am tickled to be joining the Design Team for this great company!
I am married to the love of my life, Alan, and we live just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We have 2 sons and 4 beautiful grandchildren.
My love and passion for paper crafting started as a young girl. Many a warm, summer day was spent with my girlfriends playing with paper dolls and “making clothes” for them to wear. Little did I realize that I would become such a paper-crafting enthusiast many years down the road.
I was introduced to rubber stamping by a work associate about 9 years ago. I was hooked right from the beginning.
I worked in the telecommunications industry for 30 years and just recently retired from Verizon. I love being retired because it gives me more time to devote to my hobby.
I am so excited to be a part of the Great Impressions Design Team.
I am married to my wonderful husband, Mark, and we have two adorable boys: Evan & Jack. We recently relocated (again) to the beautiful state of Florida and I love it here! The weather is amazing, I love going to the beach with the kids, and the best part is NO SNOW! I also love photography, scrapbooking, making cards, playing with my kids, finding new recipes to try, and reading blogs.
I am a 40-something year old working mom. I live in Wisconsin with my husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and a parrot. I am hopelessly addicted to designer papers, Copic markers, buttons and baker's twine. I love to use these items along lots of layers and stitching when creating my projects. You might know me as elizgmom on Splitcoast and other networks. Besides paper crafts, I love reading, listening to music, and having fun with my family.
I am a mother of two older children. My son is 22 and my daughter is 19. I have been married over 22 years and work at the Kennedy Space Center. I have been crafting since as far back as I can remember. It has always been a love of mine to have keepsakes of life. I consider myself a crafter of all trades. Basically I do a bit of everything. To me it is how we grow and learn different things. I love to Create, Share and Inspire. I hope to represent Great Impressions Stamps well as a new DT member!