Stampavie was launched in February 2008 with the aim of producing stamp collections by leading illustrators aimed specifically at card makers and paper crafters.
Living in France and being themselves Austrian and Scottish respectively, Heidi and Stuart sought to find a name that worked well across cultures. Stampavie is pronounced "Stampaaveee" and comes from the marriage between the English word Stamp and the French "à vie" which means "for life" or "forever". So Stampavie could literally mean "stamp for life".
Being an avid stamper herself, Heidi recognized that stampers wanted to buy specific images instead of sets which often contain some stamps which remain unused. Stampavie's stamps are generally sold as single images, allowing the stamper the choose only the images they really want.
Stampavie's US manufacturing partner was carefully selected for their quality photopolymer which stamps beautifully, while also affording the added advantage that working with clear stamps brings.
Stampavie's collections include the adorable Sarah Kay, Australia's beloved illustrator that brought joy to millions in the 70's and 80's and who is again today conquering our hearts, cute animals collections by Tina Wenke, whimsical designs by Helz Cuppelditch, and additional collections by Gillian Roberts, Penny Johnson, Mo Manning, Rachelle Anne Miller, Leerè Aldrich and LeLo Design.
Stampavie's illustrators reflect the multi-cultural atmosphere at Stampavie, coming from the USA, Canada, UK, Germany and Australia.
Our Design Team family
Howdy from South Texas! My name is Michelle Oatman; many know me as "MichelleO" or the Donkey Smiles lady. I have been very happily married for over 20 years to my best friend who is unbelievably supportive of my obsession of crafting. We live in the country where we raise Miniature Donkeys. They are my children, and are spoiled rotten.
I have been "scrapbooking" since my wedding, back in the days of paper, sticker and deco scissors, then came back to it almost 9 years ago and from there found the art of paper crafting and stamping. My scrapbooking now comes in behind my cards and my stamping and I adore collecting and inking all kinds of stamps, and trying all kinds of new techniques. I was happy with a few different stamps in the beginning, but soon saw that I had to have all of the cute stamps from many different makers. When I found Stampavie, I fell in love. Sarah Kay reminds me of sweet Victorian children in stories that I loved as a girl, and I adore the flowers and animals that are a part of nearly every detailed stamp. Rachelle Anne Miller is a fun look at life, Lily and Milo just bring a smile to me when I see them, and have pure joy when I am working on one of her animal images. They are just too fun. I look forward to the new collections and artist that will soon come on board.
Now besides my Mini Donkeys, I obsess with my stamping and coloring, and really don't rest well at night if I haven't had some time during the day to work "Color". It makes me happy to work with my collection stamps, papers and ink. And even happier when someone else gets a smile from something I have made.
Hi! Welcome to Stampavie! My name is Diane Zechman and I am thankful to be here, doing what I love and sharing my cards with you. I am a wife and mother, living in North-Eastern PA in the USA. I am also known as "Cookiestamper" because I love cookies and occasionally enjoy creating designs on them with cookie stamps.
I have been actively rubber stamping since the year 2000. Along the way I found the Splitcoaststampers website and was invited to join their Dirty Dozen team of designers which helps to support their ever-growing site. Over the past several years I have enjoyed many styles of stamping and I am thrilled to be working now with the Stampavie images. They are such a joy to create with! I hope you have as much fun with them as I do.
I've been making cards for about 4 years now, rubber stamping for nearly 3 and love everything cute and pink!! I work full time as an admin manager and juggle my free time between my family, my dogs and my hobby.
Hi! My name is Jay Jay and I'm from Germany. As my Mum was handcrafting with me all my childhood long, I really love to craft! I started stamping in the end of 2002 and I adore cute stamps. In 2005 I totally fell in love with cute scenic stamping and now days my special love goes to the stamps from Stampavie. I think I can say that I'm the "watercolorer" in the DT (because I'm the only one using watercolor pencils). And I tell you a secret: my special love goes to the Tina Wenke line and thanks to my DT position I was able to meet Tina and her husband at Winter CHA 2010 in person. This was a really big and great thing for me!
Did you ever look at the faces while giving away your self-made cards to your family, friends & others? I really love to see the joy in their eyes and that's why I love to make cards & things like this. I love to give them away to people! And because I also like to look at other's cards and to read how they were made, I hope I can (still) inspire you with my DT work here!
I have been married to my husband Bob for almost 13 years. He is the most wonderful and supportive husband in the world, my biggest fan and my most honest critic. He knows stamping is a very important creative outlet that helps reduce stress from my job in medical management. I have worked for thirty two years at Florida Hospital and Florida Physicians Medical Group in Orlando, Florida.
I was first introduced to stamping in August of 2004 and was instantly intrigued. My mother was a florist and taught me floral design. I think that creative process has been very helpful to me with card design. I have never had any formal art lessons and had never painted or sketched a thing in my life. It was a daily challenge on Splitcoaststampers several years that got me started creating little scenes around stamped images. I soon purchased an artist pen to try my hand at sketching trees, fences and flowers. Nothing makes me happier than creating green summer fields full of flowers or forests of snow covered evergreens. I attribute any and all of my creative growth to Splitcoaststampers, the wonderful community of sharing and talented people there and the daily challenges. I have gained so much from trying new techniques; making myself think outside the box of my comfort zone and doing things that I never dreamed were possible for me.
I am currently serving as a design team member for Rubbernecker Stamps as well as Stampavie. I have served in the past as a designer for the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen, Hanna Stamps, and My Favorite Things and as a guest designer for Whipper Snapper.
My blog: Kittie Kraft at: www.kittiekraft.typepad.com
I am Monique Lokhorst and I am married to Kees and we have 3 lovely sons and a sweet cat. I live in Beverwijk, a little town in Holland. During the week a work on a school.
I have a very busy life, but when I am at home I love to make cards with the beautiful stamps from Stampavie.
The stamps from Penny Johnston and Sarah Kay are my favorites. I love to make my cards with a vintage look.
On the web I call myself Rimna and I dream, breathe, speak and live in a world of crafts. Eveyrwhere I find inspiration and anything can turn into beautiful objects with some glue and paper. I am a mother of three and childminder to six children. I live in an old house in a small town in Sweden with my husband. I'm in love with life and enjoying every minute with my family.