Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Joanne Basile

Our very Special Guest Designer is Joanne Basile.

I first met Joanne at a Vendor Convention in Boston and we immediately hit it off. (In a former life Joanne worked at one of the hottest advertising shops in Boston.) And we both left the field to do the things that we love.

She was my roomie at CHA in Chicago and she graciously put up with my snoring. (What a gal.) And lucky for me she brought some of her wonderful cards and projects for me to drool over.

You may know Joanne from her super cute blog ...just a little something... She's a great designer, having designed for Gina K, MFT and Paper Pretties. And now she is working her magic on The Cat's Pajamas. I love her simple and classic designs! Her designs are very strong and show off the stamps and the materials that she works with. No element is the star. Nothing stamps their feets and cries to be noticed. All the elements of her designs work in harmony with the other elements.

And just who is this creative genius? Likes? Dislikes? Inquiring minds want to know.

What's your favorite product?
My favorite product is currently my copic markers. Once you get used to how they work, they are simply a dream to work with! I love the vibrancy of the colors, and the ability to blend shades.

What's your favorite stamping technique or tip?
I love playing with aquapainters and reinkers. To be honest, I just find it so relaxing.

What got you into stamping?
It's funny, when my friend first asked me to attend a Stampin Up party, I actually said "No thanks, that's not my thing." But, to help out her business, and with the promise of a girls night out with friends, I went. Little did I know that once I got a stamp into my hands where
it would lead.

And we are so lucky to that she decided to help out her friend. Come back next week and I'll showcase more of Joanne's great designs.


Donna said...

How fun! I adore Joanne & her style - fabulous cards & projects. Yea!!

Tracy said...

Wow!! I've seen Joanne's work with other design companies. I can't wait to see her ROCK TCP!!

Julie Masse said...

Oh Alma I just LOVE Joanne - she's one of the cutest, nicest, funnest (ok not a word, but you get it) person I have had the pleasure to know & meet!! I love her work and can't wait to see the goodies she's working on!! :)

Robin said...

I am pretty sure that the producers of this silly sitcom - more precisely David Saltzberg, a physicist at UCLA who makes physics of these exchanges unusually accurate - had to read the physics blogosphere, especially TRF. Shouldn't they pay me royalties? :-) More seriously, I think that the sitcom shows quite faithfully how "ordinary people" look at important physics questions: they don't give a damn and they find it ludicrous if anyone does. And I have mixed feelings whether these caricatures improve or worsen the image of science (and scientists) held by the laymen.

Melanie said...

hip hip hurray for Joanne! She rocks!!

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