Lisa Zappa - lzappa
St. Paul
Oh my. I am stunned, to say the least, that I am here writing this bio! I had just sent Jenn Balcer one of the Flourishes peony cards I was cranking out, and I picked up the phone laughing, thinking she was going to thank me for the card. My jaw dropped when instead, she asked me to join the dirt pile for 6 months! CAN I JUST SAY I AM SO NOT WORTHY?

I started stamping in 2003 after I laughed at my sister for ordering $100 worth of stamping stuff from Stampin' Up!. I thought she must be CRAZY to spend that on art supplies. UNTIL I PLAYED WITH HER SUPPLIES! I was hooked immediately and loved the instant gratification I got from creating a card.

During the day, I’m a full-time corporate travel agent in Minnesota. But to support my habit, I quickly joined Stampin Up as hobby demo to get the discount to feed my new addiction. And quickly amassed a big pile of stamps and supplies! I resigned my demoship to become an instructor at Archivers for a year, and then decided that working a full-time and part-time job left not much time to actually create and play. So I resigned from Archivers and was taken in by Sandy Redburn at Crafty Secrets to be part of her design team. I’ve been happily creating vintage-shabby style ever since. It suits me to a tee, as my house is decorated as shabbily as my cards and creations. I don’t think twice about adding found elements or vintage ephemera to my cards. In fact, I love having a one-of-a-kind, unique ribbon or embellishment that’s a little bit different from the norm! My one rule is that there are NO RULES, and I try not to restrict myself to one particular style of stamps.

I will try my best to keep up with the amazingly talented chickies on the team, and am honored to be here amongst the true rockstar founding sisters that have rocked Splitcoast since the beginning of, well, DIRT?! Thanks for letting me play in the mud, ladies! Lets dish some DIRT together!