My real name is Donna Harrison and I've been stamping for approximately 12 years. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (Danville, to be exact).  In October of 1992 in a small gift shop in Danville, I saw cards for the first time that had been made using rubber stamps. They were simple, but elegant, Christmas cards and I was amazed that the rubber stamps created such beauty. I asked the salesperson how they were made, she gave me a quick demo using embossing powder... and the rest is history.

A couple of hundred dollars later, I left that store laden with everything I would need to make my very own Christmas cards. For two and half months I created over forty different cards using my new treasures and my kitchen table as my work area. By the time Christmas rolled around, I didn't want to part with a single card. No one got a card from us that year!

As my stamping collection grew, so did my need for a stamp room to call my own. As luck would have it, my husband got offered a new job from his company that allowed us to stay in this area for a while longer, so we decided to move into a home that had a "bonus" room large enough to accommodate my growing hobby. After a couple of years of playing with my toys by myself, someone mentioned to me that there was an entire store dedicated entirely to stamping supplies in my area. For my husband, that was the worst day of his life! Not only did this store (Stamper's Warehouse) have treasures beyond my wildest dreams, it offered classes and I took them all.

One of those classes was offered by a lady named Diana Diaz. Once I took her class, I was spoiled for all the others. Under her tutelage, I learned everything I could, and when she said I was ready to teach, she taught me how to present a superior class. Today, ten years later, we're best of friends and co-teach larger classes. Like Diana, I take pride in the organization, skill, and care I put into each class. For that reason I believe we stand out above the rest.

For the past ten years, I have taught both at Stamper's Warehouse here in Danville, as far away as England, and very close to home in that bonus room that became my stamp studio/teaching classroom (see photos of The Royal Room here!). I also travel to wherever classes are requested. One of the most fun classes Diana and I like to present are our "Extravaganzas" and/or "stamp camps".

In addition to teaching, I have made card samples for various stamp companies and magazines. I have even written an article that appeared in a worldwide trade journal, The Rubber Stamper (click here to view article)!

On a more personal note, I've been married to Tom (The King) for 23 years, have one daughter, Kristin (The Princess), and two very furry cats, Tipper and Angel (The Royal Subjects).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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