Roben-Marie Smith BLOG HOP!

Welcome to my stop on the Mixed Media Essentials Stamp line blog hop by Roben-Marie Smith.

Roben-Marie and I have been friends for 4+ years.  I was looking through a journaling book and saw that she lived in my town.  We met one day as strangers at a local coffee shop and left as friends.  We get together for Art Day whenever our schedules permit and our relationship has taken us on many adventures. 

We are pretty much opposites in personality - she is fast paced, energetic and wordy. I am slower paced, detail oriented and love quiet conversations one on one.  I follow her whirlwind conversations and she moves slower to accommodate my pace.  Our common ground is that art is an essential part of who we are and what makes us happy.  And we both are Burt's Bees lip gloss addicts. We often give each other lip gloss as gifts!

photo credit: Roben-Marie Smith

Roben-Marie's new stamp line may be mixed media essentials but really, it is quintessentially HER. There is no doubt even at a glance, who created them.  These designs show up in her art repeatedly. RM's style is one part quirk, two parts messy with buckets of talent thrown in.  I am honored to be a part of her Paperbag Studios design team!

photo credit: Roben-Marie Smith

I loved working with RM's stamps because they forced me to look at things differently. I started stamping them in color and that's where I took off creatively.   I saw candy coated circles, rainbow colored raindrops, leaves, watercolor flowers, doodled arrows and completely lickable images. 

I would love to give away the three cards I made. If you would like to win these stamped and doodled cards, please leave a comment. I do love mail art so the cards may come in a artsy package just for the winner!

Please visit these talented artists and see their amazing creations.  And as always - leave some love! OR Ready to visit the store? Click here!

April Cole:

Carissa Paige:

Cynthia Shaffer:

Danielle Donaldson:

Jen Osborn:

Kristin Peterson:

Lorraine Bell:

Roben-Marie Smith:

Sandi Keene:

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