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Friday, February 27, 2009

Meet Joanne Basile

Is there anyone out there who doesn't know my friend Joanne and her fabulous blog, Just a Little Something??? She is just about the sweetest, perkiest stamper out there, IMHO! :) I still remember the day she contacted me - she was so warm and friendly I felt like we were long lost friends!! I had the greatest pleasure in the Fall of 2007 of being on a design team with her and actually getting to meet up and experience CHA Winter 2008 with her (crazy that we went all the way to LA to meet for the first time!). When I began thinking of pulling this event together I emailed Jo and she was right there with me and had even had the same idea!! I think she created this blog from almost the first time we decided to go ahead, such a one-step ahead type of girl!

Joanne's stamping always makes me smile, she just has a gift for making cards that make you happy! Her personality shines through in every beautiful card she creates and every blog post! Apparently a lot of people agree with me since she's not only on DTs for Gina K Designs and My Favorite Things, but she's also on the Splitcoaststampers' Dirty Dozen - the best of the best! Here's a bit of Joanne in her own words:

What started as simply a guaranteed girls night out with my friends has become a true addiction to paper crafting! I find it to be just such a stress reliever and a fun escape from my hectic day to day as a stay at home mom and daycare provider. Daily blogging has been an amazing way to chronicle my journey. Through stamping, blogging and design team work I’ve made so many wonderful friends and I can’t wait to meet up with in just a few weeks! I’m truly honored to be on the design team for both My Favorite Things , Gina K Designs and the Splitcoast Design Team, otherwise known as the Dirty Dozen.

I recently asked my readers what techniques they’d be interested in learning more about. Overwhelmingly, the answer was Copic markers. I admit that I actually haven’t been able to get to the official Copic Certification classes myself, but I’d be more than happy to share with you what I’ve learned from many hours of blog surfing, countless hours of practice and of course from watching the professionals at work in the Copic booth this summer at the Craft and Hobby Association show. I also had many requests for a step by step on paper piecing and how to add what is probably my favorite adornment to any project, bows! So, I’ve combined all three techniques into my class at Stamp New England.

If you happen to own “Who’s That e-Girl” or “Cupcake Flopsey” from My Favorite Things, then you can pack them for the trip, if not, no worries, we’ll have several sets floating for the group to share!

Stay tuned . . . this afternoon we'll be posting a Preliminary Supply List - things you need to pack! :)


  1. Yay Joanne! Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us...I love Flopsey and Egirl. I'm so lucky to live just a few minutes away from you. :)

  2. Yippee! some helpful hints for coloring with Copics!! I have both of those MFT sets so I'll pack them up!! This is gonna be such fun!! I'll be back later to check out the supply list!

  3. Oh man, I do not have either set but I might NEED to! And a list, lists make me so happy, especially when it is all stamping related!!!! Oh, and any Copic help or enabling is wonderful!

  4. Jules, you made me cry! Big hugs!! Let me just say that I'm so glad to have you as my first ever e-friend. More importantly, I can call you my "real friend" now too! Glad we're not flying cross country to hang out this time! LOL!