So, I started making my own stamps that I needed for the the items that I was crafting for sale.
Well, I cannot remember my first card... I have been stamping off and on, making "Thank You" cards since I was a girl. My oldest boy is now making his own "Thank You" cards...but he's not stamping yet. I do remember the first stamp I was given, which was from my Mom. It was a bear artist with a brush and artist palette in front of a blank canvas. It made a great book plate. :D
I have been making things since I was a girl. I would be given craft kits (like a Holly Hobby 3-D House shadow box...anyone remember those?) for my Birthday and for Christmas. I would finish them the same day I started! My parents said I was driven... I would now call it obsessed! :D My mom knew, it was better to harness my energy by keeping me busy! Later, choosing a profession as a graphic artist, still kept me busy in "paper crafting" by construction mock-ups for clients. When my graphic design career took the path of 100% done on the computer, I felt a great void and turned back to the crafting community. For me, there is nothing like the "feel" of paper, getting your fingers inky, and using your hands to create something that you can touch (not just on a computer screen)!
The last name of Colosimo originates from a small town in southern Italy, called Colosimi. This is where my husband's grandfather came from and how he got the last name. I am half-Italian and half-Slavic (Slavic on my mother's side). My husband is half-Italian and half-Heinz 57.
Favorite drink... Diet cherry coke - hands down! Otherwise...there is nothing like an ice cold beer (Carona) or Lemon Drop. :D
Last vacation...hmmm? 2 years ago last Christmas. Our family of 4, went to the mountains for a week with dear friends... to get away to the snow. Future plans for Kitchen Sink... well, so long as there are stampers having fun with Kitchen Sink Stamps...I'll keep on designing them! :D