Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday June 1, 2009

Sunshine & Giggles!!

I am so excited to finally be able to announce that I am starting my own stamp line!!

I knew I wanted a children's line and I know what I am always looking for but not always finding - Boy Stamps and African-American children. Of course how you interpret them is entirely up to you. I think my illustrator, Lorna Burley, did a fantastic job capturing what I envisioned.

Sunshine and Giggles website will be up and running on June 1st (fingers crossed). Who knew how involved it is building a website. My stamps have already gone to print and I can't wait to get that rubber in my hands! I am showing a little sneak peak of 3 of the stamps in the first line. I have already posted a design team challenge on Split Coast Stamper but I realize it's hard to know if you want to be a member without ever having seen the line. So without further adieu:

Don't you just love this future little hall of famer and my little entrepreneur with his lemonade stand. He is my favorite one of all! And yes, we have not left out the girls.

Well there they are- the 1st 3 of a line of 6 for the initial rollout. Please feel free to let me know what you think. I hope it inspires you to enter the design team challenge!! I can't wait to see everyone's entries. I love to spend time blog-hopping, lol.

Good luck to you all!


Cheryl Walker said...

Love the football player, and the darling little girl in her swimsuit. Very cute images!!!! Ive been sooo try'n to work on more boy and men cards lately. thank you for the sneak peak hun!!!!

Have a wonderful week!!!


Marilyn said...

Cute images. Good luck with your launch!

~*Joni said...

Janice this is so adorable! I love that hall of famer, DS is a football guy and DH is a coach so this is right up my alley. The lemonade stand and summer girl are awesome, your sister did an incredible job. What wonderful images!!

Surprisingly Lively, Precious Days said...

Wow! These are so cute! I love all of them, but I really like the girl (it could be my Princess with her curly hair!). Congratulations to you! Great job!!! I know you are sooooo excited!


All Pink girl said...

Just stopping by to tell you about the exciting new Challenge blog that has just been announced, packed with fresh creative ideas, to be run by myself and Ann (madgesty loves to create). Please stop by the link below and check out the brilliant blog candy on offer and how you can become involved. See you there xxx
The Next Level.

Sonia said...

love them,! Good luck girlie :)

Tenia Nelson said...

I love these!! Being an African American myself I love what you are doing!!! I am always looking for African American stamps but they are so hard to find!! I love these stamps!!!! Thanks a ton for what you are doing!!!


Janeen Jordan said...

LOVE IT JANICE!! I'm so excited for you!! I wonder...I have several friends who are adopting Asian children...would you ever consider adding a few Asian kids to your line too?

Anonymous said...

Janice! I love your stamps! You are so cool! My niece was complaining just the other day that the stamps didn't have little girls with curly hair. I told her our friend was making some and now they are here! Yea! They are perfect!
God bless,

Jaspere said...

Love the little football player. Good luck with your DT call.