Greetings from the dirt pile! WOW!!!! I am so honored and humbled to join this amazing group of stampers! It was 11:30 at night when I read Jenn's email asking for my phone number so we could "chat." I spent the next couple of hours all keyed up wondering if it could be ... nah, it couldn't be.... By the next afternoon, it was official -- Jenn really did invite me to join the Dirty Dozen. And today, I really am a dirty girl!
A little about me ... My name is Amy Sheffer, and I am wife to a wonderful husband and mom to three amazing children. Home for us is a semi-rural community in Northern Virginia on the far outskirts of Washington, DC. I'm currently a stay-at-home mom, but my background is in publishing - everything from newspaper reporting to magazine editing and production to online content development. It's kind of funny to look back on my career and realize just how much I've always been involved in arranging words and pictures on paper (or the computer screen).
I was introduced to stamping six years ago at a home workshop and fell in love right away. I discovered SCS in the fall of 2003, but it took me four more years to get brave enough to start a gallery. Are you kidding?! I was too shy even to leave a comment! To my delight, I quickly found that the big scary stamping world was not so big and scary after all!
I've been a Fan Club member since the very beginning, so I've drooled over the DD gallery month after month after month for years. To be asked to join this group of esteemed stampers is truly a dream come true! I'm not sure one ever feels worthy of such an honor, but I am certainly grateful for the opportunity to give back, in any way I can, to the community that has given me so much inspiration and encouragement. Thank you for the opportunity, Jenn! And thank you Fan Club!!
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008 GMT Views: 2945
Registered: November 1, 2004 Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Posts: 9276
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 @ 3:28 PM
Welcome Amy! You have definitely mastered the art of piecing images and words together! You are so dirty, this is definitely the place for you. I can't wait for you to amaze us all for the next 6 month! Congratulations!!!
Registered: August 31, 2006 Location: Alberta Canada Posts: 13681
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 @ 4:01 PM
Welcome Amy!! I was excited to see you were joining us! Your work is amazing and very inspiring.
Wow you sure did have a busy life before kids, not that now is a picnic I'm sure ;)
Can't wait to see what you have in store for us over the next 6 months!
Registered: January 28, 2005 Location: Posts: 25504
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 @ 6:19 PM
Congratulations, Amy and welcome to the dirt pile!!!!! I love your design style and look forward to seeing many more of your wonderful creations. Congratulations again!!!! Enjoy this wonderful (dity) ride!!!!!
Registered: February 1, 2005 Location: Temple, Tx Posts: 37075
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 @ 6:44 PM
I am sooo gald you are here in the dirt pile, Amy!! Congrats and welcome....you are such a wonderful talent and I just love your style!!! The next 6 months are going to be sooo wonderful with you here...can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the gallery!!!
Registered: September 12, 2006 Location: Claremore, OK Posts: 8614
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 @ 7:18 PM
You? Were a lurker?! GET OUT!!! Loved reading and learning more about you, my gal Pickler, by why didn't you mention your stint on American Idol or that you stamp in red high heels?!? You know I'm a huge fan, and sooooo happy to be able to play with you on the Dirt pile now, in addition to our standing Saturday play date. (((Amy!))) You are truly fabulous!!!!
Registered: June 14, 2006 Location: Bellevue, WA (Seattle 'burbs) Posts: 4296
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 @ 10:16 PM
Hi Amy!!! I'm so happy to finally see you here, I knew it would only be a matter of time! I'm sorry that we aren't going to be on the team together for longer, but I'll be anxious to see your work each month! I'm really excited for you, it's much deserved!