Thursday, December 20, 2007

My Latest Stamp Designs

I'm still looking for someone to carry my varied line of stamps (to make more stampers happy), and I applied to be on a design team for JessicaLynnOriginal. She contacted me back in November about my stamp sets. However, I've been wondering if I just shouldn't go into business for myself. I've done a little bit of research on it, and I think I could make it work. I would value your expert opinions on the following:

1. Should I make clear acrylic or rubber cling stamps?
2. What about the name: distINKED Lee or distinkedables or alana lee lovelies?
3. What kinds of stamps or styles of stamps is there a need for?
4. Any ideas on getting started?

Anyways, here are some country kitchen stamp sets: Baker's Dozen & Add-Ons

20 comments:

Kerry J. said...

Alana these are gorgeous! I would totally buy these! I have no business advice to offer you though - what about contacting Gina K. I know she has produced images by Carolyn King and Jason ? Perhaps she'd be interested in yours too? I'd buy them in a heartbeat!

Aimee said...

These look great... fun to color and fun for cards and other projects. I agree with Kerry .. ginaK is a great one to contacted about getting your foot in...

laos348 said...

More cute designs - I really like the ones you have designed so far.
I like the first name you suggested and from a personal standpoint, I prefer unmounted red rubber. I know clear is easier for placement but the clear stamps just don't seem to take it ink as well as rubber (at least to me). Good luck!

Alana said...

I contacted Gina K back in November and never even got a reject notice. I think I've contacted about 9 companies so far. I even priority mailed color copies of my work and cards to a company and never heard squat either. *long sigh* But I'm not giving up that easily.

Stacy said...

Oh girl I love that kitchen set!! For me I prefer rubber over clear but thats just me. =)

Lesa said...

Alana, I love rubber too! I do however love papertrey ink stamps. If you had the same company as Nicholes making them they would rock! I would totally buy these stamps as well. I love them! Stampin'Up! had some kinda like this eons ago and i never got them. I love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you make it big time girl!

Rosella said...

WOW! I didn't realize we had such an artist among us. I love your designs. I actually want to use them already.
I think you could go on your own, and I like your first name choice. As to what kind of stamp to make, I am a rubber girl. I have not used clear stamps much yet.
All the best to your new venture! Especially with a new one on the way!

Jennifer Hodge said...

Those would be the cutest stamps ever! Girl you need to get them out on teh market cause I need some! LOL!

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meayla said...

hi,great ideas x x i love the name alana lee lovelies as it has a ring to it and is easy to remember x

JazzyH said...

I love all of your designs. They are great. I like the rubber cling stamps and I liked the first name best it is personal but still has some fun on it. I love your designs.

Jessica Lynn said...

Alana,

I love your designs. Maybe we can talk about offering them through JessicaLynnOriginal. I would LOVE that. I have been looking for a guest designer.. think about it. I will also and send you an email. Have a great holiday!

Jessica Lynn

Velta said...

Alana ~ Looks like you are on the way up with these designs!!! I love them!! Don't give up...something is around the corner for you, I just feel it :)

Gabby said...

Now those are gorgeous!!! I'm no expert in become a stamp entrep. but being a stamp addict, I think clear stamps are the best...but don't tell SU I said that! Good luck in your new endevour and I hope you either get picked up or can do your own thing! Good luck sis!

Maria said...

First of all I have to say I love those sets. I thought before I started reading that you were going to say you already started a company. I don't know what it takes to start a biz of your own but if you could do it I say you give it a try. I for one would love to play with some of those images!

I like rubber stamps with the cling a bit better than clear. But I suppose you will have to check on pricing etc.

Meredith said...

Alana, These are great! I would definitely buy these. Good luck with this venture!

Stampin' Meg said...

ohhhh those are great looking stamps, Alana!Keep us posted as to where we can buy them

Maren said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE both of these sets! Let me know what comes from your ventures so I can be a customer!!

Lorien Clark said...

I love all the stamps you have designed and posted on this site. I don't work for a stamp company and don't have any suggestions for you other than to do it yourself! I'll be watching and waiting to hear more from you.

Niki said...

I love your designs! I think you could definitely make a go of selling them yourself. Most tend to get an active DT (people who post on message boards a lot and have a blog to help start drawing interest) to help them start off. I don't know what to tell you about getting started, though, because I don't know anything about that area. I personally prefer acrylic stamps. The suggestion to see who manufactures Papertrey stamps is a great idea. Their stamps are great quality. Good luck with whatever you decide!

Anonymous said...

Cute designs! Red unmounted stamps will stand the test of time, outlast the clear and take ink better too. Good luck!