Vicki Parson - basement stamper
What?! It can't be ME can it?! Being apart of the Dirty Dozen Design Team is so very exciting and a true honor to say the least! I can now cross off one of my bucket list paper crafting dreams come true! I have admired such talent in this group for so many years & often drooled in the gallery over all of the talent that has already been here and done it! (years and years ago I have admired them all!) Now I have the ultimate pleasure of sharing my creations here with you...I hope you enjoy this journey along with me!
Hello friends! My name is Vicki Parson (aka basement stamper) and I live in a small town from the Midwestern state of Illinois about 40 miles east of the Mississippi River. I reside with my stunning and supportive husband of 17 years along with our beloved pet doxie, Mocca who turns 11 yrs. this July. I am also a proud mother of two college age sons who are currently in the pursuit of finding their own way in life. I have had the privilege for the last 15 years of being a stay-at-home mom for them. I also have a wonderful Step-Son and daughter-in-law who have given us 2 grand children with another on the way! Now I'm currently a happy stay-at-home wife taking care of my husband. We look forward to a future of travels after his retirement in another few years or so.
I have been a paper craft artist for so long that I honestly don't remember exactly why or where it came from, but I can recall being totally swept off my feet through Stampin' Up! in the late 90's and it just kept me going and developing from there. I would like to say that my style is unique in the fact that I don't really have one particular style that I have kept with. I'm attracted to so many different things that it's hard to focus on ONE thing to the point where I find something else that I want to try out. Whatever I find myself "in the mood" for is usually what I go with doing. I also enjoy challenging myself to utilize as much of my supplies as possible. (After so many years, a crafter can build quite a stash of goodies!)
I wanted to say thanks to Lydia for inviting me along to share smiles with you all. (This is something I love to do as my blog name is "Stamp Smiles"!) This is such a fabulous honor to be able to share inspiration with others here as this is where I have found inspiration myself for so many years.