Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Spotlight is on Friendship in September

September is a time to regroup and get back to regular routines but it's also an excellent time to catch up with fabulous friends. We are devoting September to Friendship to help celebrate International Women's Friendship Month. As we areshining a spotlight on this important part of life, we're also putting our focus on spotlighting techniques!

Artwork by Sharon Briss
using Two Little Girls from VLVS

This month, we will be welcoming Viva Las Vegastamps as our September sponsor.

Viva Las Vegastamps has the world's largest selection of rubber art stamps with over 17,000 unique images and they are adding more all the time. VLVS manufactures their own stamps and they are all made by hand in our Las Vegas location where we also have a Rubber Stamp Store open to the public.

Artwork by Sharon Briss
using Feather Hat Lady and Well-Behaved Women from VLVS

Our September Muse is Astrid Maclean, fabulous papercrafter and mixed media artist. We'll be featuring Astrid in our Muse Showcase on Saturday, but if you want to see her art now you can visit her blog, Astrid's Artistic Efforts.

Artwork by Astrid Maclean

We are also pleased to welcome our Visiting Artists for August who will be sharing their awesome talents and art with us in our challenges! We are delighted to have Nancy Johnson, long-time Gingersnapper, as a new Visiting Artist and Sue Drees returning in her second stint as a GC Visiting Artist.

We'll be getting together to share ink and inspiration this month! Here's a sneak peak at some of what's going on:

~ our 4 regular challenges: Chestnut Theme, Spicy Supply, Random Redhead and Color

~ 5 more wrap-ups with more stunning Ginger Gem art and 5 new Home Page Artists and prize winners

~ a Muse Spotlight with Astrid Maclean, papercrafting and mixed media artist

~ a Sponsor Spotlight featuring Viva Las Vegastamps' Stampo aka Wayne Gartley

~ some fabulous new projects from our Gingers including new posts by Trisha Too,, Joanne Wardle and Jean Franks Beck

~ another fantastic column by Contributing Artist, Deb Corder

and

~ a couple of goodbyes to two of our Gingers! They are both off to fabulous exciting new things so we are trying hard not to be sad.

Let's get together this month and have some great fun stamping!

1 comment:

  1. So thrilled that Astrid is our Muse, her work is fabulous. x

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Thanks for your wonderful words!

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