Stampavie manufactures and sells high quality photopolymer stamps for the paper crafts industry worldwide.
All Stampavie stamps are made in the USA. Our manufacturing partner has nearly 30 years experience in developing high quality photopolymer with superior ink transfer. We´re proud to be able mark our stamps “Made in the USA”.
STAMPAVIE is pronounced “Stampaaavee” 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”. STAMPAVIE has a very positive meaning for us and represents what we hope everyone feels when being creative using our stamps.
We would like to express our gratitude to all of our customers and friends who have expressed their unfaltering support and faith in us.
Heidi and Stuart
Our talented illustrators
An art school graduate, Sarah Kay began her career working for an advertising agency in Australia. When her daughter became seriously ill, Sarah Kay needed something to entertain her. She began to draw happy children, set in peaceful and natural backgrounds, recollections of her own childhood spent on her grandparents\’ farm.
With 20 sketches ready, she sent them to one of Australia\’s largest greetings cards publishers… and the rest is history. Sarah Kay\’s drawings quickly grew beyond the realm of greetings cards and can be found in books, dolls, puzzles, bed linen, clothes, school bags, table wear and more.
Sarah Kay is discreet by nature, avoiding all advertisements and interviews and working in complete secrecy, rendering each of her works all the more precious. Sarah Kay depicts the peaceful universe we all seek, one of childhood happiness, sweetness, love and tenderness.
Visit the official Sarah Kay site
Rachelle Anne Miller is a children\’s illustrator located in Ottawa, Ontario. She attended NSCAD University where she earned her Bachelor of Design.
Her background in design has contributed to her success as an illustrator, as she utilizes her strong understanding of color and composition.
She enjoys creating charming and whimsical characters and keeping her illustrations light and full of movement. Her style is simple and clean, but bursts with color and life.
Her work has been very well received in the craft and stamping market. She also enjoys illustrating children\’s books and designing greeting cards.
To view samples of her work, please visit www.rachelleannemiller.com
Leeré (pronounced Lee-ray) Aldrich was raised in the mountains of the United State\’s Pacific Northwest. Washington State is also where she went to college, majoring in graphic design.
Leeré and her husband raised their two children in the mountain community of Park City, Utah. Leeré spends her winters in Park City and summers in Big Lake, Alaska. An avid skier, Leeré also enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and world travel.
Leeré works at her in-home studio and draws inspiration for her illustrations from her surroundings. Her illustrations are inspired by life and therefore she has an endless supply of fresh, fun and funny ideas.
Visit Leeré\’s web site at www.designsbyleere.com
Full-time design team members
Hello, I\’m Christa, 47 years old and living in the Netherlands. Married already 26 years with Kees and we have two children.
About 2 years ago I met some “Crazy Girls” and fell in love with stamps and since that moment I\’m really addicted to this hobby! I\’ve bought too many and still have not used all of them.
I\’m not only addicted to stamps, but at the same time I became a collector of design papers, ribbons, flowers… oh my gosh, it\’s so hard to resist all those beautiful things! But lucky for me I have a good job that allows me this sometimes expensive hobby and I\’m also giving workshops in crafting cards.
I\’m proud to be a member of Stampavie\’s DT and hope that my cards will be an inspiration for all the people that love this hobby too!!
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.
Hi! My name is Jay Jay and I\’m the German Stampavie DT girl. As my Mum was handcrafting with me all my childhood long, I really love to craft! In the end of 2002 I started stamping 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. All of their stamps are so lovely. Sarah Kay for example reminds me (like almost everybody) of my childhood and the cute Rachelle Anne Miller images are drawn with so much love, I adore her teddy bears!
Did you ever look at the faces if you give 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 lovely people! And of course I\’m really happy if I hear anybody likes my cards. So I hope I will inspire you here with my DT work!
Hi, I\’m Jessica! I have been stamping and scrapbooking for almost 6 years now, where it all started at a little at-home party I attended with a friend. Since then, I\’ve jumped in with both feet and am loving every minute of it! I am blessed with a very supportive (and even somewhat enabling!) husband, Chris, who loves my cardmaking and provides for me to be a stay at home mom of our four beautiful children, They are my inspiration in everything I do, and are becoming little crafters themselves! I am enamored with the color pink, pretty butterflies, cupcakes, and girlie things like makeup and perfumes. When I\’m not in Mommy mode or creative mode, I enjoy watching Lost, Heroes, and Grey\’s Anatomy, to name a few. If only there were a few more hours in the day…although I would probably spend them stamping! I stay awake to stamp while sampling and enjoying coffees from around the world and I enjoy Thai, Mexican, and a good old Chicago style Pizza as my favorite foods. I also love listening to lots of fun music, while stamping of course!
I am thrilled beyond words to be joining the Stampavie Design Team! I am honored to be working with such an amazingly talented team and I cannot wait to share my style and my creations with all of you! I am extremely blessed to be doing what I love to do. Thank you for such a warm welcome, everyone!
I have been a paper crafter since April 2004. It has become my one true passion. Who would have thought that from buying that ONE stamp, it would take me to where I am today!
I am also a wife, and stay at home mother to 3 amazing children. This allows me the best of both worlds. To be home with my children, and explore my creative venture\’s during my free time.
My oldest child-Alexa has Down Syndrome, and in Feb. 2006 was diagnoised with Leukemia. That experience has taught me so much! After completing 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy I am happy to report she is in remission
Prior to being a stay at home mother, I was a nurse for several years, working in a wide range of areas, such as Sub-Acute, Hospice, Alzheimer\’s/Dementia, Long Term care, Assisted Living and Home care. This helped me develope great organizational skills, and time management, amongst many other useful life related skills.
Much to my husbands dismay, think I may just stick to my dream of making papercrafting my career!
I think Im on my way! You miss 100% of the chances you DON\’T take!
I am a perfectionst, very motivated and passionate about pursuing my goals. I am always open to new idea\’s, and challenge\’s. I am versatile, and am able to execute any task put before me.
My style continue\’s to evolve, as time, and trends do. I offer a fresh approach to design, and have my own flair for viewing things in a new way.
I hope my time shared here inspires you.
Hello! My name is Claudia Rosa and I am 40 years old. I am married to my husband Paulo since 7 years. We met while he was working in Germany for Daimler Chrysler. When his contract was over we decided to get married and moved to Michigan, USA. This was 7 years ago. We have now two wonderful sons, Lucas 5 years old and Niklas 3 years old.
I started stamping about 4 years ago. I was invited by a friend to a stamping party and agreed to go, just to meet more people in my neighborhood… now after all these years.. I have made good friends through this hobby all over the world. I paper craft every day at least one hour – that helps me unwind from the day and relax. I show my cards on my blog Pretty Pressings, please come and visit me one day there.
I am very happy that Heidi and Stuart had picked me to be a part of Stampavie Design Team from the beginning since this company has launched their delightful lines of stamps. Heidi and Stuart are the kindest people you can imagine; they are truly committed to their products and help the team anytime. It is just wonderful experience to be in this team. Thank you Heidi and Stuart!