Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Announcing the January 2017 Vera Lane Studio Design Team

With an overwhelming number of applicants for our first Vera Lane Studio Design Team  we are confident this talented group of ladies will inspire you with their weekly makes.  We will be adding guest designers so others will also have an opportunity to showcase their talents using our whimsical and quirky digi stamps. 

We are a friends community first.  Our closed FaceBook group allows a safe haven for sharing and new friendships.  Vera Lane is a place to play, a place to get away from daily worries and escape into creativity and inspiration. 

A special shout out to our Design Team Coordinator Nikki Woodward for her dedication and hard work behind the scenes as well as being and super talented designer!

Meet the Design Team!

Nikki Woodward; Design Team Coordinator

Our VLS Design Team Coordinator has been behind the scenes at Vera Lane for quite some time!  Nikki has coordinated for other stamping site challenges but has found her happy place here on Vera Lane (and we are excited to have her park here)!  Nikki has been an admin for VLS as well as our crafty cheerleader! She hails from Canada with roots in the UK.

Nikki, is mom to three (handsome) superheroes, a wife and a passionate experimenter of all things arty and crafty. She describes her style as eclectic, having a love for whimsical, quirky and the unusual. Nikki loves mixed media, colour, using different techniques and tools. Her favorite thing to make and trade are artist trading cards, but also make cards and art journal. Nikki tries to approach everything with a positive attitude and a lot of humour, its got to be fun - right?  

Stephanie Eaton

Stephanie is our "Grunge Designer in Residence" here at Vera Lane Studio. Her painterly style and grunge techniques offer a unique look with our VLS characters.  Stephanie is currently working as the education coordinator at her local JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store in Jackson TN. She was also a Head Start teacher for 9 years. Stephanie has a passion for teaching and sharing all things art and crafts. 
Stephanie is a 42 yr old mother of two creative adults and touts that her creativity grounds her and keeps her sane!  Look for Stephanie's creations on Instagram.

Teresa Morgan

Perhaps you know Teresa from her 100 days of Vera Lane Studio ATCs!  What an accomplishment as she inspired many with her endless creativity!

Teresa lives in Staffordshire, England with her partner, daughter, her partner and two cats! Teresa has been crafting in one way or another for most of her life and started card-making around 12 years ago. Teresa  decided to start blogging a few years ago, and this led to her invite to couple of design teams.
Teresa is an "outside of the box" thinker and has fun trying out new products and techniques. She enjoys altered art, journaling, and mixed media, as well as card making.
When not covered in paint and glue, Teresa loves to get outside and enjoy the countryside. She is an avid photographer, always looking for interesting details or beautiful plants to photograph.
Teresa has made wonderful friends on social media through her crafting, and is looking forward to making some more lovely friendships in this team!

Carole Jones

Carole is from the North West of England and lives with her lovely hubby and kitty, Casey. Carole loves all types of arts and crafts and can spend hours in her craft room, losing all track of time. She currently enjoys making cards, tags, ATCs and boxes - in fact anything from paper. Carole's eclectic taste can range from cute and whimsical to shabby chic and vintage. Carole is an avid fan of challenges and we look forward to her challenging you!

Sharon Rogers

Sharon Rogers in not new to Vera Lane -- she has been playing on our lane from the very beginning!  Active in our FaceBook group Sharon's creations are always inspiring. 

Sharon has been crafting for at least half of her forty-eight years. From rubber stamping, sewing, papercrafts, ceramics, cross stitch, beading –" LOL you can imagine the “stash” of things I have – can’t bear to throw anything out not even a scrap of paper – never know when it might come in handy!"  Don't we know it!

Sharon is married with two adult daughters (23 & 19) and two dogs.  Sharon works in their own turf Management business as a greenkeeper and drives a truck!!

Crafting is Sharon's only hobby and form of relaxation and creativity – She crafts whenever she can – even take digi images to bed to colour before she goes to sleep!

Sharon has been on several design teams but now chooses to park her truck here on Vera Lane! And we are thrilled that she is here!

Miscelle Smith

Mischelle Smith has been in the papercrafting world for over 20 years.  In her ‘old life’ she was the founder of a stamping company that reached stampers worldwide.  Today, this die-hard stamper has spread her wings into the worlds of mixed media, journaling, scrapbooking and everything she considers ‘Artsy Fabulous’. 
Mischelle considers most of her work ‘Art Therapy’.  “Art heals me – the entire creative process heals me and feeds my soul.  Without art in my life I would be nothing more than an empty vessel.” 
Mischelle’s style is broad – from eclectic to creepy, whimsical to unique, traditional to classic – she likes to explore and experiment with everything the industry has to offer.  “I love pretty much everything made for papercrafters.  Yep.  Pretty much everything.”
Over the years Mischelle has been published in many of the industry publications; has been a guest artist on the Carol Duvall show several times; and has made guest artist appearances on Paint, Paper and Crafts.
Mischelle lives in the heart of Kansas with her husband, Kevin, and their two kids – Kevin II (Boy) and Sophie.  Their American Bulldog, Stella, is not only the glue that holds the family together – she is also the most photographed member of the family.

Meet our special "Pop-up" Designer, Jane (Not so Plain Jane) Wetzel

Our intros would not be complete without a special shout out to Jane Wetzel.  Jane is no stranger to design teams but like a true artist does not conform.  Jane has been playing on Vera Lane for a while with her creative and unique art pieces offering a little something different and whimsical.  Jane is a true mixed media artist, whether she is using home-made stencils or creating small canvases or wooded boards her creations are truly inspirational.  Don't look for Jane on any given day -- she's our pop-up designer, you just never know when the VLS mood strikes her!




Welcome all design team members! 
We are looing forward to your creativity and sharing.

Please leave a comment and a chance to win a set from our shop!



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tiny Snow Family

The Tiny Snow Family is our last set to be released in 2016!  This is a sweet little quirky snow family with SnowMom, SnowDad, snowboy and snowdog!  Two cute sentiments complete the set.

Our set will come to you in both png and jpg high quality resolution files without watermarks.  Your immediate download from our Etsy Shop can be saved to your computer for personal used.  These little guys can be used for cards, tags, planners, journals and holiday giving bookmarks!

No coupons needed as our sets are always bundled, always discount priced!  If you are new to Vera Lane Studio please stop by our shop!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Card Swap on Vera Lane

So many beautiful Christmas cards are already in our album on our FaceBook page!  Thanks to those of you who have already uploaded.  Here is just a collage of some of the fabulous entries using Vera Lane Studio images.  You have until Sunday evening, December 4, 2016 to share for the swap.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Vera Lane Studio Digi Stamps 2017 Design Team Call!

Announcing 2017 Vera Lane Studio Design Team call!
 
Deadline for application is midnight mountain time December 12, 2016.

Vera Lane Studio (VLS) is a “hobby” digital stamp company.  Our whimsical and quirky digi stamps are sold in sets as value priced bundles.  Images are designed with the crafter in mind thereby making them easy to color and fussy cut.  Our versatile sets, often with sentiments, are easily mixed and matched to create endless creative possibilities. 
We are currently recruiting a small, cohesive design team.  We are a positive, loving and sharing community and we wish our design team to likewise be a positive and uplifting group!
Applicants should consider the following requirements: 
(Prior design team experience is not necessary)

·       Knowledge of VLS style and images
·       Excellent coloring skills and use of diverse coloring media
·       Knowledge of mixed media techniques
·       Can make a year 6 month commitment – January 2017 – June 2017 with renewal option.
·       Ability to create weekly images to upload.
·       An active blog and use of social media such as FaceBook, Blogs, Pinterest, Instagram – YouTube tutorials would be a plus!
·       Remain active in our group by posting positive and encouraging comments to members’ posts on our FB group.
·       Participate in events and trades.
·       Good photography skills – photo styling a plus!

VLS Design Team Members:
·       May request four image sets of your choice to begin designing.
·       Will receive all newly released sets
·       Monthly:  you may select three sets of your choice in addition to all new releases February 2017- end of terms.
·       Sharing/communication in secret FB group for design team members only.

please email:  janet@veralanestudio.com for an application


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Black Friday Digi Stamp Sale

Vera Lane Studio Digi Stamps are available in our Etsy shop and are ready for instant download.  Our bundles are already priced at a discount bundle -- sets are complete with accessory elements and most always sentiments.  Our image sets are interchangeable to create a wide variety of scenes.  Whether you are a card maker, art journaler, planner junkie or ATC fanatic our digi stamps resize to meet the need of you paper crafts.  Our discounted limited license fee is for personal use only.

Our Black Friday sale coupon is 10% off our current low prices with a minimum order of $3.50.  The event sale begins Thursday evening November 24 - Friday midnight Eastern Standard time.  This is a great time to stock up on your favorite image sets.  Browse through our inventory and make note of what you'd like to purchase during our Black Friday Sale event!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Digi Stamps for monthly birthdays

Vera Lane Studios has over 150 active sets in our Etsy Shop with new images arriving all the time.  While many of our image sets are perfect for a unique birthday greeting we have also included a special "Birthday Club" line with exclusive image sets for that special birthday. 

While all our bundled sets carry that "Vera Versatility" we certainly hope that these monthly sets add some additional whimsy to your collections no matter what birthday month you are looking for.

If you are looking for inspiration and how to work with our images you are welcomed to join our private Vera Lane Studio FB group.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

SDC 225; Alpha

Kim is our hostess this week over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and is call for creations with an alpha letter made of Stampotique stamps.

My "C" is for Christmas and filled with holiday inspired images.  I traced a "C" stencil on sticky paper that was applied to white card stock.  I used and x-acto knife to create a mask to protect the background and stamped images in the opening of the C.  I left the mask on to color, creating harder edges for contrast.  The images are colored with Copics and layers of Polychomos pencils. 

I thought the image seemed a little too stark on the white background so I trimmed the letter out and adhered it to scrapbook paper.  Matted and framed on cardstock.  Faux gem snowflakes were added to creak up the background and add shimmer.

Stamps used in this card are:
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