Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Good Morning!

When Wendy Wyman was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design. 

For the next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and ran a printing company. 

And then it happened...Wendy's mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy's mom's encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.

Wendy's husband, Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill.  

And so....in 1996, Wendy Wyman, and her husband Bill Welsh established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!

Today, the design team for Repeat Impressions, the Rock Stars, have joined together
with a special hop for Wendy's Birthday!

Wendy loves ATC's, so we've changed things up - instead of cards, we all created ATC's for Wendy. They were mailed to Cheri, one of our Rock Stars, who has created a wonderful album for them, and sent them on to Wendy.

Wendy, you are one of the sweetest, and most generous people we know.
As a 'boss', rarely do we find ourselves on a team that is more professionally run,
or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it's a joy to work with you and your products!

We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We look up to, admire and respect you.
May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

And remember....the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!

Here are my ATC's for Wendy:

This ATC uses Repeat Impressions 9009-F Butterfly (Sm.) and 8618-E Happy Moments

For this ATC, I used Repeat Impressions 2516-G The Cat's Out..., and 7122-G Yike's Cat

Last but not least, this fun ATC showcases Repeat Impressions 9716-H Fish Face, and 9720-C Big Wish

Please hop along to see what uber-fabulous projects my fellow Rock Stars have created
for Wendy!

Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!


Stef H said...

what a fabulous story! happy birthday wendy! gorgeous cards... all of them!

4" of snow here and today cold. tomorrow rain and 60. sheesh. even the weather has gone from the "good ol' days". ... or i'm just OLD! LOL

have a great week.

hugs :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhh these are gorgeous! And Happy Birthday to Wendy!!!!!!

Donna said...

What a sweet story! Cute ATC's.

Cheryl W said...

What a fun way to celebrate a special birthday! I love the idea of ATC's instead of cards, and yours are fabulous. Really love that last one with its bubbly background.

Diane said...

Very cute ATCs. I especially like the first one.

Cheri said...

Outstanding art work on these ATCs my friend!

redwasher1 said...

Hi there! Patti you sure did a beautiful job on your cards!!! Happy I got to hop with you all.

Unknown said...

What a fabulous variety of ATCs, Patti! I think you really covered all the bases here… The butterfly one is just beautiful, love the humor and the happy colors on the cat, and the coloring and background you created for the fish is outstanding! Thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes. You rock!!
Repeat Impressions

Brenda said...

Patti your ATC's are fabulous!! I love how the fish seems to pop and the cat is too funny!!

Becky said...

These are just fabulous Patti! I love that cat... :) Yes I do miss SSIC, wonderful group of sisters..I am so blessed to know you Patti, and to know when this life is over we will see each other in the kingdom of God, praising and rejoicing together. HUGS.

Lynne in NI said...

What a lovely post for Wendy! I'm sure she loved her ATCs :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Loved reading the history of Repeat stamps Patti...love your super ATC's too! Happy Birthday to Wendy!

*Vicki* said...

Well Wendy is lucky to have you my dear!! :) These ATC are all awesome!! Each one has a beautiful design, but I am especially attracted to that fish...so cool!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful job on your ATC's. Each and every one will bring big smiles to Wendy.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty ATC's Patti. Love the butterfly with the Kraft background on the first one... fun and cheerful background on the second... love those circles... that fish is so sweet... love the 'water'.

joy said...

What wonderful ATCs. You did a beautiful job on each one! I love the little fish!

Taunya Butler said...

These are all so cool and just so fun!! Love the cat one with the ultra cool background!! They are fun - years ago when I attended Stampin' Up! conventions I would make 100 of these - in one style to trade with other demonstrators!! Seeing these fun ATC's took me back to that time - Quite lovely and fun!! Have a blessed day!!