May 2015: Sandy Nolan

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For those of you who are new, I live in a small town in Georgia called Locust Grove (35 miles south of Atlanta) with my husband and miniature Schnauzer – Chase.  My children are grown and have children of their own. My daughter lives in Ohio and my son lives in Idaho, so I don’t see them real often. One thing is nice, we can Skype.  

I started stamping back in early 2000 and have never tired of it.  I have crafted ever since I can remember, but I have stuck with this the longest.  I have posted a couple of pictures of my stamping studio that my husband built for me and most afternoons after my chores you will find me there.

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As you can see I have some great artwork on my walls and on my shelves from other members of OSA that I truly treasure.

I have always loved oriental art because of its serenity and I feel lucky to have joined this group.  My first interest of stamping came from the Carol Duvall show and it took off from there.  I have lots of stamps and supplies – don’t even want to think of the money I have spent. Better than therapy right (lol)?

When I look back at some of the first artwork I created, it certainly shows that I have improved over the years. I belong to a local stamp club with 9 other ladies – lots of fun.  My online groups seem to be growing – Teabag folding, an ATC group, and several small groups – love the challenges. If I get stuck, between all the magazines I have and the blogs, there is always inspiration. 

My other passions are cooking and reading.  I have added a link to some of my older oriental cards in my Photobucket.  I need to keep adding more, but if you want, you can take a look.

http://s681.photobucket.com/user/SandyNolan2009/library/Oriental%20Samp%20Art

It is quite an honor to be chosen by other members.  Thank you.

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10 Responses to May 2015: Sandy Nolan

  1. Barb I says:

    no one in this group deserves this recognition more than you, Sandy. you have been a shining example of talent and sharing to everyone at OSA. Congratulations!

  2. Carla vdMS says:

    Congratulations Sandy of becoming SAM of May.
    Enjoy your month of OSA-fame.
    Like the card you made and I am jelous of your craftin’ room, wish I could come over and have some stampin’ fun toooo

  3. Lyn says:

    Congratulations Sandy and well deserved. Your card is gorgeous and your craft room is amazing – I thought I was lucky to have a small room to use but yours is truly wonderful. Enjoy your month 🙂

  4. Bonnie Waliezer says:

    Congratulations. Very well deserved. I love your craft room. Mine is too much stuff and not enough room.

  5. Marlene says:

    Congratulations. Well deserved honor and your artwork is fabulous.
    Marlene

  6. The honour is all ours in having you in OSA Sandy! Your work is lovely and very inspirational! Your studio is amazing…can I borrow your hubby please?…… Congratulation and enjoy your time in the spotlight!

  7. Ruth Cooper says:

    Congratulations Sandy! Love your artwork & craft area. Enjoy your month!

  8. Shaz in Oz.x says:

    Sorry to be so late over but big congratulations Sandy, so very well deserved I really love the card you show and your stamp room well wouldn’t I love a rummage around the drawers etc. Well done hubby!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Ozx

  9. Jan Castle says:

    Hope you enjoyed your month as SAM Sandy!!! I apologize for being late in wishing you well for your month in the spotlight….switching from a PC to a MAC – BIG learning curve and lots of time taken to do what I have done for years on a PC…LOL!
    I always enjoy seeing your creations!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  10. Leo Thompson says:

    May you continue to be so creative and enjoy stamping – if your craft disappears it has come to the UK hugs Leo

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