I know i haven't posted here since my giveaway was announced. But i've been super busy the last few weeks creating my very first stamp set ever!
I was given a great opportunity and a kick in the butt by my friend Christopher Alan to design an exclusive limited edition stamp set for his stamp company Brutus|Monroe!
I made the announcement on my other social media platforms and have even shown a few sneak peaks here and there. But I wanted to go into further detail here on my blog and was waiting for the right moment to share with you all my stamp designing journey. Here we go!
I guess i should begin by stating that at first I was over joyed and terrified when Chris casually asked me to design my own set. He's a great friend and has been there to listen to all my annoying questions and give me support and guidance. I wanted to make him proud but more importantly, I wanted to prove to myself that yes i can do this! I was only given about a month and a half to come up with my first stamp set. And i must admit i did procrastinate at first, i guess i didn't want to face the facts; i had no idea how to get my ideas out of my head and onto paper and then onto Illustrator and photoshop (yikes)! And I was tempted a few times to quit, which i guess is something so easy to do because it doesn't demand too much effort to stop before you're ahead. But I didn't want to give in to that stubborn stupid little voice in my head and I continued on. I am so glad that I did because otherwise my beautiful little stamp wouldn't have been made and wouldn't be in the hands of so many of you in a 10 days!!
And now i've caught the bug, I want to design and create new sets all day! I have a lot of ideas in the waiting and needed this push to finally chase after my dream, the dream i've had for 3 years now. I can do this, i can try and live the life I've imagined, if not now then when! I want to do this for a living, i NEED to do this for a living. I just can't forget that and the feeling this stamp set has awaken inside of me.
I hope you all enjoyed this more personal blog post and look into the story behind my first stamp set and my process. Now let's show some sneak peeks! Things are progressing fast so both of these sneaks were released this week.
A lot of you guessed right on what it is! what do you think it is? ;)
I can't wait until you see the peaks I have planned for next week, i can finally reveal some of the images in its entirety and show you what they look like all colored up and on projects!
My set will be available for purchase on the BrutusMonroe website on June 1st 2015.
For now I leave you with this, you are all such amazing kind hearts and I want to thank you for joining me on this journey of mine. I couldn't have done it with out you lovelies <3