Wednesday, April 21, 2010

May Day! May Day!



No don't worry, I'm not sending out a distress call, May Day is hopefully going to be the day when something very exciting happens for me.

I'm buzzing with excitement :0).... I've been bursting to announce that last year I started putting together a few squiggles and sketches and Stampotique Originals based in the USA is releasing them on May 1st 2010, May Day, as stamp designs!

I'm sitting here wishing that the volcanic ash would disappear from European airspace so that the first pressings of rubber will land on my doorstep asap from Arizona so that I can make a few examples to show.



I hope you find something amongst them that you like. I've tried to be quite varied with the stamp images and have included a few sneak peeks in this post.

Some stand alone, others are more a case of mix and match with either each other or other stamps from the Stampotique ranges.

Some are tiny....

Some are average sized...

Some are MASSIVE!!

And some believe it or not are all three!! (you'll see what I mean on May 1st)

Its something I've always wanted to do and can't thank Carol at Stampotique enough for approaching me with the suggestion and giving me the opportunity to be able to do this.



Edit to say....(thanks 'kjjc' for the reminder),

Happy Daze here in the UK will be stocking the stamps asap!

40 comments:

joanne wardle said...

I can't wait for this!! I just know I will want them all!!!

Kaz said...

Oh that's just soo exciting, well done you! I shall look forward to seeing what you've created xx

Lottie said...

I love the look of the bumble bee and the adorable girl and those flowers look very intriguing.

Not long to wait now then - and the skies are clear and beautiful too

kjjc said...

oh that girl's face is just gorgeous. (mind I do have a bit of an obsession with faces)I will have to have that one for sure. Where is selling them on this side of the big blue sea?

Lottie said...

Ground control to Majorette Jo
Countdowns running now

It's not long now to go.
Skies are clear - no ash clouds on show

This Minor Lottie to Majorette Jo
I'm sure your launch will not be slow

Seconds ticking - fast as blinking
Pulse is beating - I won't be sleeping.

Your stamps will sell like a rocket
We'll have not money in our pocket

Go Jo - Go girl Go


Wishing you huge success

(Even though you are to clever by far - looking forward to the book launch, dies, ink pads, paints, - why not - anything he can do you can do better)

Basement Stamper said...

Yeah! Can't wait to see your creations!

Sherry said...

Congratulations Jo, I can't wait to see them!

Godelieve said...

Wow Jo, that's REALLY exciting news!! Can't wait to see your designs!!!
Congratulations!!

Helen said...

Jo, congrats, how very exciting!! Can't wait for May Day now - at least it's not long. Great sneak peeks.

Gillian said...

Way to go Jo, really exciting times ahead, wishing you all the success in this new venture, can't wait having seen your sneak peak designs, many congrats once again xx

Dotty Jo said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see more peeks please Jo! Jo x

Willy said...

Wow... What a great news, Jo. I'm so curious.... Congratulations!!

Joanne said...

I just love Stampotique and, as you know, your amazing creations. This is such a buzz. xx

Kim said...

Oh, Ms. Jo!!! I'm so happy and excited for you!! Looking forward to your launch date--I'll be waiting IMpatiently for the release!!! Plus, I agree with Lottie--whatever "he" can do you can do better!!! Bring on your whole line of stuff we can't live without!!!!!!

Moira said...

How exciting is this, yea way to go Jo, Happy Daze will of course be stocking Jo's stamps and we will be announcing we have them the minute we get our paws on them, can't wait!

Karin said...

How exciting to see you designs in rubber. Congratulations Jo, hope they don't take too long before they're with you.

Sarah Anderson said...

Congratulations Jo! I'm in love with those tall daisies already :)

Carol Ann said...

Congratulations Jo can't wait to see them I love the face!
Carol Ann xx

Carol Q said...

can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!!! LOL

Kim Piggott said...

OMG! Jo this is brilliant!
hugs
kim x

Tinkertaylor said...

Well done you, looking forward to seeing these stamps I know they'll be amazing especially the bee.

craftimamma said...

How exciting Jo. I can't wait to see them all. Congratulations.

Lesley Xx

Sid said...

Looking forward to seeing your rubber creations Jo !

Laura said...

Wow how very exciting both for you and us. Can't wait to see them I am certain they will be glorious and we will all want them....ALL

Paula said...

WOW truly congratualtions to you Jo - what a dream come true!

Greensleeves said...

Great designs, Jo. The girl looks very soulful. Not sure what the first bit is: is it a flower or a part of a bee? :) Looking forward to seeing all the collection.

Milo said...

How cool is´nt it!! =) Congrats!!!!
I look forward to see how they look like! =)

Piddawinkle said...

check you out, designer, author and now your own range of stamps with stampotique no less, i bow to your greatness, and as the rest say watch out Tim heres comes Jo.

Audrey said...

oooohhhh soooo exciting can't wait to see them in all their glory!!!

Carmen said...

NO WAY! How have you kept it a secret? How have you not just burst into a squillion pieces in excitement? I can't wait to see what you did! Congratulations Jo!

Marilyn Rock said...

Jo! You are soaring and I'm so happy for you I'm bursting! xxoo

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Jo... I'm so excited that I can't stand it! The waiting is taking my breath away already! Congratulations!
Val :)

Jennie said...

Congratulations! I shall look forward to seeing the designs :)
xx

Fiona Whitehead said...

Congratulations Jo - how exciting for you - I love that girl image -

Shar said...

So very cool! Congrats, Jo! That's marvelous! Can't wait to see your designs!

Suzi Smith said...

I guess you're a wee bit excited, lol! It's a great feeling when you finally get to see them 'made up'... congratulations

Sharon said...

Jo, I am over the moon for you! My goodness, this is a dream come true! I wish you every success in your new venture. If you're ever looking for a design team member for your new stamps, I'd love to apply!

Sharon x

Carrie said...

Congratulations Jo - cant wait - they will only be fabulous going on all your past work!!!!!

penibear said...

They look FAB, Jo, I can't wait to see them!!

Lyn said...

gorgeous Jo !!! All ordered for the shop :)