Julie Ebersole - juliehrr
Whidbey Island, Washington
Once upon a time, I had no idea rubber stamps existed. *chuckle* Prior to staying home full-time with my children, and simultaneously becoming addicted to art-stamping, I was a high school Spanish teacher.
My cousin had always sent these beautiful hand-made cards. "I stamped it myself," she would say. I would look at them, marvel, and scratch my head. I didn't "get it". Then, one day, over 13 years ago, I walked into a stationary store and spotted some stamps. Hmmmm. On the racks were RubberStampMadness Magazines. Hmmmmmm. Yes, yes, I am a bit slow, but as I flipped through the magazines and kept looking at the stamps, I finally "got it". Evidently, there was an underground movement of people--everyday people like myself--who were all making cards and whatnot with stamps--RUBBER STAMPS!!!
For 10 years, I demonstrated and taught for a direct-sales stamp company, and during that time I have also been fortunate to have many of my designs and articles appear in popular stamping/paper-crafting publications, as well as a book or two.
After completing my 6 month term as a member of the Dirty Dozen, I had the great fortune to also serve as the Splitcoast Design Team Coordinator from 2005-2008. Nowadays, I am the Creative Teams Director for A Muse Artstamps, a wondermous rubber stamp company based out of Seattle, WA, and am also a faculty member at My Creative Classroom, an e-learning institute for arts and crafts.
I am tickled to meet so many people, not only through the classes I teach in stores, but, also through the world-wide web, who are just as crazy about the art of rubber stamping as I am--and cards are still my favorite thing to create!