Thursday, June 16, 2011

I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am on a Design Team.

A little over two weeks ago I was checking out the Inspired Stamps Blog and saw that Antoinette Herrin, owner and illustrator of Inspired Stamps, was looking for designers to join her first Design Team.  I decided what the heck, I know I am a decent designer, and it never hurt to try, so I sent off an e-mail with the required information.  I never thought that I would get picked, as there are lots of very talented designers out there, many of whom I look to for inspiration.  Imagine my surprise when Sunday evening I opened my e-mail and saw one from Inspired Stamps.  I still didn't think much of it, I just thought it was a "Thank you for applying, our design team is complete, try again another time" e-mail.  I was in for a BIG SURPRISE when I opened it. 

 It started out with this picture.

It still didn't sink in, I had glanced at the picture and then started reading the rest of the message.

Hi Jenn!

THANK you so much for your interest in inspired stamps and for your application to our first design team! We had a large number of applicants who were all very talented, and among them, you really stood out to us! We would like to officially WELCOME YOU TO THE inspired stamps DESIGN TEAM!!!

WHOA!!! Wait a Minute did I read that right????

I CAN"T BELIEVE IT,  I made it!!  I am an official member of the first Inspired Stamps Design Team!!!!!!!!!!!!

The remainder of the e-mail was general information for a Design team member and our first 2 assignments as Design Team members.  The first was I had to keep this secret until today when Antoinette introduces the Design Team members on the Inspired Stamps Blog.  Boy was that hard, I wanted to shout it off the roof tops, and tell everyone, but instead I was a good girl and kept it under wraps until now, I didn't even tell my mother.  Our second assignment you will see next week when I post my first Official Inspired Stamps Design Team artwork by June 23. 

Here is a brief description of the company - Inspired Stamps is a new clear stamp company made right here in the USA with the highest quality photopolymer materials available! We specialize in Biblical Scripture stamps, adorable colorable character stamps, sentiment stamps, and scenic stamps. Begun by a military wife, mother, and Bible Study teacher, the purpose of inspired stamps is to bring joy and encouragement to both the crafter and the recipient of the created projects through the use of God's Word and adorable additions, such as the characters and scenic views.

The Design Team is comprised of eight other very talented artists and I can't wait to see what they come up with each week. 

Let me introduce the rest of the team
Amy Edwards
Deneen Treble
Lynn Miller
Melissa Elsner
Belinda Kersey
Jan Hunnicutt
Shana Tedrick

I am still in shock that I made the team, but am very excited to start this new adventure.  I am looking forward to creating for you all and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you with my artwork.

Thanks and God Bless



  1. Hi Jenn, I'm looking forward to working with you on the Inspired Stamps design team! Hugs, Jan

  2. congrats, jenn! welcome to the inspired stamps team--looking forward to working with you:)

  3. You're so funny-
    I felt the same way! Congrats-it's gonna be fun!

  4. I'm with you Jenn, it was so hard to keep it a secret! I wanted to tell everyone as soon as I found out. So excited to be a part of this team with you!!

  5. Jenn,
    You are fabulous! So glad to have you on the team!
    Much love,

  6. Jenn these types of secrets are the hardest to keep! I know the feeling too well and totally look forward to designing with you! Woohoo!

  7. We are going to have such a good time. I can't wait to see what you come up with as you work with these adorable stamp sets.

  8. Excited to be on the design team with you!