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!
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.
My name is Giovana Smith, born and raised in my wonderful Peru, married to David and mom to Rebecca. I've been crafty all my life, I made clothes for my barbies when I was little (6 yo) using the little scraps my mom didn't need anymore. Then I got into cross-stiching until 2004 when I discovered the fun of handmade cards. I was in need of a couple of baby cards and I made them and everybody loved them, so I started looking for information and I found Splitcoaststampers and the rest is history. I love to watch video tutorials and am always looking for new techniques to try.
I have been blessed enough to be published in several magazines and be part of several Design Team in the craft industry. I am super excited to be part of Great Impressions Stamps family.
Hope you enjoy my creations and God bless!
Hi! My name is Mynnette but I also go by Mynn online as well. I have been crafting and stamping for almost 10 years now and LOVE learning new techniques and playing around with different card making styles. I'm so excited to join the amazing team here at Great Impressions Rubber Stamps! These stamps are amazing--such a variety of images and a quality product as well! I look forward to working with these lovely ladies, learning more about stamping, and sharing what I learn with all of you! Stay tuned--I've got some technique tutorials that I'll be sharing with you twice a month and hope you join me in the pursuit of stamping knowledge! HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)
I live in St. Louis, MO with my special blessing, Johnny Luv. He is my second husband after my first husband past away when my children were young. I didn't think anyone would ever be able to find a place in my heart again, but God sent me Johnny. He has become a wonderful father to my 5 awesome children, 4 of who live at home and one who has just joined the army. My youngest son is 16 so all my children are on the older side.
I spend my days caring for my family and crafting with my 3 poufs (Maltese) and the world's greatest dog, Tyson. I recently began working at our local scrapbook/stamp store and am making new crafty friends daily. This worries my husband since he figures it will end up costing him more money than I make, probably true.
I'm a mom to one 8 yr old boy Jack, wife to my now retired Air Force Pilot (whew!) and I am owned by one sweet little cocker spaniel named Holly Monster. I love crafting and anything to do with paper and glitter. I also squeeze in some sewing and photography. When I'm not crafting you will find me playing Legos with my son, cleaning up my messy work space and trying to train my dog.