Saturday, January 16, 2010

Spotlight on Design Team Featuring Lorraine!

Many of you probably already know our Design Team Leader, Lorraine. She is very active in blogland and participates in a huge variety of challenges. Not even a year ago, Lorraine and I chatted about starting our own Challenge Blog for Simon Says Stamp. She has a lot of "get up and go" as my dad calls it! Each time we had an idea, she took it a step further. She is proactive and gets things done! As a former midwife, she has that comfortable air around her - do you know what I mean? The kind where you feel like you can ask her or chat about anything. Fiesty too, Lorraine defends Simon and our talented group til the end! Not only is she like a big sister to me, I think she is like a big sister to MANY!

Her children, Sean and Amy, are very lucky to have her. Her hubby Ray lives with her in Malta with many furry friends.

It has been great fun to see Lorraine's stamping style evolve. She is always in the know about what is hot and is good about putting fire under my bottom to carry hot brands in our store. Her design above features Mo Manning's Jack & Ginger stamp. Lorraine also does some amazing work with House Mouse stamps (among many others). I'd like to feature some of her House Mouse work now:

Happy Hoppers FANCY PANTS Stamp

House Mouse GENTLE RAIN Rubber Stamp

House Mouse SNOW MUCH FUN Rubber Stamp

House Mouse CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES Rubber Stamp

House Mouse PLAYING DRESS UP Rubber Stamp

House Mouse CURIOUS MUZZY Rubber Stamp

Thank you for joining us in our Designer Spotlight!! I hope you'll take a moment to visit Lols' blog! Not only is it chocked full of pretty eye candy, she is also funny, witty, and enjoyable to read! Did you know that we are looking for two more talented designers to add to our team? Please visit our Challenge blog HERE for more information!

I'm battling a touch of the flu, but thank goodness it came this weekend instead of next! Next weekend me and 3 of our Simon gals will be flying off to Anaheim for the Craft and Hobby Association world tradeshow. It wouldn't be any fun to be sick on an airplane (especially for those around me!!)

Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit our lil' blog and enjoy some of the designers' works!! Don't forget that these ladies do it for the love of it and your comments mean the world to them!

Happy Saturday!

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  1. Hi there you have described Lorraine perfectly Heidi. I had the pleasure of meeting Lorraine in London Last year and she is true to every word you have written. I love her cards you have chosen to showcase and it was seeing Lorraine using HM stamps that prompted me to buy some from SSS last year thanks for all you guys do. Hugs Pascalex

  2. Hiya Heidi

    I fully agree with everything you have said about Lorraine she is a gem :O) and her crafty talent is stunning and always an inspiration.

    Hope you get well real soon.

  3. Ahh Heidi you wrote such sweet things about Lols ;) And everything is soo true about it. You can't have a better friend then our LOLS :)

    thanks for putting her in the psotlight she really deserves ;)
    hugss Ria

  4. Oh and she is such a HM addict that she keeps on trying to convience me that I need to buy HM but I am keeping my foot down and SAY NO!! and believe me that is very hard with her ;)

    hugss Ria

  5. What a beautiful line-up Heidi, you're so lucky to have Lorraine as a brilliant team leader and big sis! Have a great weekend! Ruby x

  6. Heidi, Lorraine is definitely one of a kind, her work is truely inspiring and i love dropping in on her on a regular basis, one of the best in blogland!

  7. I love Lorraine's work and regularly visit her fabulous blog.

    Keep it up Lorraine!!!


  8. I can't wait for the CHA. Hopefully I'll meet your people!

  9. Grerat posting. I love checking out Lorraine's blog each day and she leaves lovely comments too, what more could you ask for in your team leader?


  10. I would so just like to say that Lorraine's work is fabulous!

  11. aww ,, I am overwhelmed by all these lovely comments ,,, they really brought a tear to my eye :-) x x I really appreciate all your kind words ,thank you :-)

    I love my new job on Heidi's Fabulous challenge :) though I do sometimes have to go to the Maternity Dept to sniff and cuddle babies :-)

    Lols x x x

  12. Stunning cards Lorraine. Hugs,moni

  13. A lovely write up Heidi on a very lovey lady, Lorraine is a gem of a find, such talent with her crafting, she funny to.
    Mind her fault i keep popping into ss for few more House Mouse stamps! lol.
    Keep up the great work Lorraine your a star hun, sue.xx

    Hope your flu soon goes Heidi, take care.xx

  14. You are right, Heidi, Lorraine is awesome. I enjoyed reading your feature about her! Lisa :-)

  15. Ahhh such perfect words, you have summed Lols up perfectly. She is a great leader of our team and organises us all perfectly !!! What a super friend Lols is too, one of the best by far and she is always there when you need her - what a star.

    Thank's for highlighting Lols and her blog as there are so many more people in the World who need to meet her !

    Many congrats Lols and well done Heidi for nabbing her !!!

    Enjoy your time at CHA, you know you need us girls with you though ;o) Maybe one day, hey ?

    Hope you feel better very soon Heidi.

    Much love,

    Jo xxx


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