Saturday, February 26, 2011

Flatter day Saturday

Are you ready to get to know a little bit more about Joan Anderson?
Let's do just that.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and still live in the area. I am a CPA, but currently work in technology managing financial systems. I have been married 7 years, and my husband and I have a dog and 2 cats who are very spoiled since my husband owns a pet store! They are always in the vicinity when I am stamping – hence the name of my blog: Tails in the Stamp Room.

How did you first get involved in stamping?

I was invited to a Stampin Up Party over 10 years ago, and the rest is history!

What is your stamping style?

To be determined… and always changing depending on my mood! Sometimes I love clean and simple cards, other times I can’t get enough layers and bling. I enjoy many different styles of stamps from vintage to cutesy.

Tell us about your creative process

I sometimes have a hard time getting the creative thoughts flowing, and it seems I need to find a starting point – something like a specific image I want to use, a pretty color combination in some patterned paper, or tool I want to try. Once I have that starting point I just let the creativity flow from there, trying different things together until I find what I like. This quite often leads to a complete mess in my stamping room as I pull things out to try!

What is your favorite {ippity} stamp set and why?

Oh my goodness, it is so hard to choose. Currently I would say it is Devoted for a couple of reasons. I love butterflies and nature, and I have lately been drawn to using sentiments as the focal point of my project, and this set has some great ones!

How often do you stamp?

Not enough! I try to make time to stamp every weekend, but would love to be able to make time every day for creating.

How long does it take you to make a project you are happy with?

Sometimes it is fairly quick – I have a vision in my mind and it all just comes together in about half an hour. Other times, I am trying different things for quite awhile. However, if an hour goes by and I am still stuck, I put the project aside and start on something else. I find I will have better luck when I come back to it later with a fresh eye and mind.

What does your craft room look like? {messy, clean, etc.}

It goes from organized to messy in a split second! I like to have it somewhat organized when I start a project, but it doesn’t take long for that to change.

What is your biggest paper crafting challenge?

Branching out from my good old stand by color combos and using more patterned paper – I am especially trying to learn to mix more patterns without it becoming too “busy.”

What is the name of your Ippity Sales Blog?

What made you decide to start selling Ippity?

I had just made the decision to drop my SU demoship when I saw the information about Ippity on SCS. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to work with a great company, and that has most definitely turned out to be the case!

Just for FUN Questions

What song best describes you?

Dream Big by Ryan Shupe

If you were stranded on a desert island what are the three things you would bring?

A boat (#1) filled with all my stamping stuff (#2) and someone to navigate back to civilization while I stamped (#4)! Ok, so I cheated a bit…..

What is your favorite quote?

“He who laughs…. lasts” – Erma Bombeck (Just one of many of her quotes that I love!)

What would I find in your refrigerator right now?

Milk, fruit, veggies and lots of the deli to feed to my husband so I have more time to stamp.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

Healing the sick

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

Laughter IS the best medicine!

What would your dream vacation be?

A cruise through the Greek Isles

Wasn't it so nice getting to know Joan alittle more.. Make sure you check out her sales blog if you are interested in purchasing any Ippity Stamps.

Have a great Saturday.

Locate an Ippity Chick!


  1. Nice to meet you Joan! That is a beautiful card! I love it!

  2. Stunning... beautiful... gorgeous... cards... and I loved reading your bio, too!

    Joan7356 - SCS

  3. nice to meet you, joan! i just love the ruffle at the bottom of your farm card!

  4. Thanks for sharing with us today! You have made some wonderful cards!

  5. It's great to learn more about you Joan! Love your cards :)