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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Welcoming Alie to the Design Team :D

Hello everyone,

Thank you so much for leaving me such kind comments on my last post. I really appreciate it :)

A Warm Welcome

I've got a special announcement to share with you today! The Design Team now has a 7th member! A BIG warm welcome to Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries from the Netherlands!!!

I'm sure many of you already know Alie from blogland. I've also featured her art a couple of times in this space. She's a wonderfully kind and caring person and a very talented artist. I'm so happy that she said yes to designing with my stamps and stencils and am looking forward to sharing her free-flowing feeling-filled art with you :)

Alie's Art

To get things started here is a little celebratory gallery of her creations.

Just look at those leaf/drop fishes! Believe it or not, they are actually one of the leaves from Abstract Leaf Set and a drop from Raindrop Set. She's keeps surprising me with new uses for my stamps. Love it! Notice Maidenhair Fern in the background too. Nice subtle effect.

This one reminds me of an underwater forest. So atmospheric! There are a LOT of stamps and stencils in there and yet she's managed to make it all go together beautifully.

Lastly, a clean and simple card using Patio Stone and Compound Leaf. Like how she split the colour on the leaf!

A Bit About Alie

In case you missed her previous spotlights here is a bit about Alie in her own words.

"Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries, almost 61 years, woman, happily married since 41 years, mother, grandmother of 3, and staff of 2 cats...and stampaddict! My stamping life started in 2009, very carefull, with little material and just a few stamps. But since then stamping became a real passion! I'm not a real technique stamper, I "just go with the flow"...Sometimes an idea comes into my head...and it always becomes different than I had thought. But most of the times I sit down, look around and get inspired by a colour or a stamp. And just start a creation, wondering when it's finished that it looks how it looks...I mostly love to make cards or other creations, without pressure, but with loads of feelings.

And of course I like to visit blogs and Pinterest and enjoy the work of so many awesome stamping ladies (sorry guys...I rarely see you :-)). This year I won the Dutch poster contest from the Art Specially Event...to my surprise. That was a touching moment...that the judges had chosen my stamped card as the best of all the entries. But in the last years I also was asked 3 times to be guestdesigner at De Stempelwinkel and at Our Creative Corner. At this moment I'm a member of the Stampinback.nl designteam.

I am really honoured that Ryn asked me to be a member of her Design Team and have had lots of fun, creating with her gorgeous stamps, "Designs by Ryn". All the stamps are so detailed and unique... And I hope, you can enjoy my makes! Ryn, many thanks for this great opportunity...it's my pleasure to play with your lovely stamps! And of course I will use them over and over again!!

Kindest regards,

Alie :-)"

Visiting Alie

It would be wonderful if you have a moment to stop by Alie's blog and congratulate her :) She's written up a post too. Here's a link: http://aliehoogenboezem-devries-atc.blogspot.nl

Thanks so much for helping me to celebrate the 7th member of our little team :)

All my best to you!





  1. Welcome Alie ! Your designs are gorgeous, love the layering of stenciling and images with the vibrant colours. Ryn is lucky you said yes with your many talents, but then we are also lucky to work with the kind and talented Ryn :) We are happy that you are now part of the team, Shirleyxx

  2. Thanks so much Ryn for this introduction and enthousiasm!
    It makes me feel so welcome :-))
    But a stamper needs great stamps and stencils to make special creations, and yours are so special...so it's a pleasure for me! :-)
    Hugs, Alie

  3. Love your work Alie! Welcome to the team! :) xx

  4. Welkom Alie en heel veel creatief plezier!
    Groetjes karin

  5. Alie is a great addition to your team, love her work. Annette x


  6. Van Harte Gefeliciteerd Alie, wat ontzettend leuk dat je in Ry'ns Design Team zit.
    Je maakt zulke mooie kaarten met haar stempels, een lust voor het oog.

    Congratulations Alie, how nice that you are now on Ryn's Desing Team. You make such wonderful cards with her stamps, a joy for the eye.

  7. Congratulations and welcome to the design team. Your biography is very impressive as is your work. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  8. So looking forward to seeing more of your cards and designs..

  9. Congratulations to Alie, she really decerve to be in the designerteam, her work is always very unique,full of live, and interesting, she is a great talent and I see forward to see some more work with your fantastic stamps Ryn!!


  10. How lovely to be able to see Alie's work on a regular basis. Each is beautiful but I particularly love number two as I adore undersea cards and the colours capture that perfectly, and number three is so understated but very elegant too. x

  11. Congratulations Alie for being a member of the Ryn designteam! You deserve this so much because you make such beautiful work. The combination of colours, stamps, stencils, but also the materials you use to stamp with are always a pleasure to look at.
    And congratulations to Ryn for finding someone like Alie who makes your stamps more beautiful than they already are by making such stunning creations with it.
    Have fun Alie in the Ryn designteam!
    Hugs, Yvon

  12. Thanks all for this warm welcome!!!
    Greetings, Alie :-)


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