Mar 21 2007

About Me…

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Hello, and welcome! My name is Trudee. I am currently a freelance designer with the Stampendous design team, and have served on many past design teams including: Spellbinders Paper Arts, Copic Markers, Wordsworth, Rubber Soul, and Lockhart Stamps. I worked as a freelance Project Manager with DRG Publishers, creating their PaperWorks Kit of the Month Club. I have been published with several magazines including Paper Crafts, Card Maker, and RubberStamper.  I spent 9 months on the Dirty Dozen Design Team on

The inspiration for the title of my blog comes from my favorite quote by Joseph Campbell:

If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

This blog is my journey of bliss. I look forward to the doors that will open, and can’t wait to share it with you!

I hope you enjoy coming to visit, and I hope it is a place that you will want to share with your friends. So, pull up a chair, put on your favorite comfy clothes, grab your drink of choice, and join me! :)

13 responses so far

13 Responses to “About Me…”

  1. Teresa R. says:

    Dear Trudee,
    I can’t believe how far you’ve come and look forward to seeing all the good things that will continue to happen to you!
    “Blog” Blessings!

  2. Sandy Jackson says:

    Hey Chick,
    I am SOOO proud I invited you to my very first Stampin’ Up party! You are quite a designer and quite an inspiration! I hope you keep climbing the “paper craft” ladder!

    Love ya girl!

  3. Brandi Livingston says:

    Tru you are a amazing talented and inspiring. You have done a wonderful job and I hope your dreams take you to the top. I am honored to call you FRIEND!
    Good luck sweetie.

  4. Sue Duffy says:

    Trudee, I look forward to your updates every day. I just finished a CASE of your Pastels Texture/Heartfelt Thanks Cuttlebug Card – it is so beautiful – I remember when I first saw it, it took my breath away. Even casing it is a thrill. I hope you do get your wish to become a full-time artist – you deserve it. Thanks so much for sharing with us your imagination and talent.

  5. Lorene Carpenter says:

    Hi Trudee! I love looking at your work. I personally will continue to buy a stamp kit from you once a year, around the Holidays to make my own cards, and continue to buy all my other cards from you. Your designs are gorgeous and I love having you to email for any special occasion. You have always designed beautiful cards for me to send to my friends and family.

  6. twinks says:

    Hi Trudee,
    I love your blog header and the quote! Dream Big! I am a fan of yours from SCS and am so glad to have found your blog thru a GF who shared who shared a post with me.

    Mahalo – for sharing all your creations with us all!


  7. BeviGrams says:

    Love you blog, I have learned so much from your beautiful creations, I am from OHIO, home of the BUCKEYES—Go Bucks!!!

  8. Carolyn says:

    I love that quote – how true!

  9. Cheyenne Renard says:

    Dear Trude, This is the first time I have come to your blog. I just love the your creativity and keep on creating and the career will follow . I truly believe in following your bliss. I am also an Artist and would like to make my life career in the industry. I love your love for colors you are an inspiration . I hope to meet you some day soon at one of the many events within the industry Have a great week Blessings to you Love and gods blessings Cheyenne here in Henderson Nevada close to the strip all those colored lights thats how i see it.

  10. Cheyenne Renard says:

    Dearest Trudee, I love the way you use the new markers Copic, the colors are so awesome. I look forward to getting a set my self I just hope I am as good as you are with the copic Take care and enjoy your awesome pets who are like family. I have 5 cats and they run the house hold and dont question it or else they take no prisioners and i have the scratches to prove it . Again Thank you soo much Happy creating Cheyenne

  11. Manuel says:

    Greetings –

    Your card designs are quite beautiful. I like your philosophy to Follow Your Bliss and you will end up on a trail that has always been there. Something about that rings true. But bliss seems to be an old word as we do not commonly use the word “bliss” these days. There is a Fort Bliss, Texas in El Paso, but having been there, bliss does not really fit the scenery.

    I digress from my mission. I was looking to learn how to make ink from cranberries and your site popped up. I am on the Southern Oregon coast, small town of Bandon, the cranberry capital of the West. Anybody know if it is possible to make an ink from berries that would be as bright red as the cranberry juice?

  12. Trena in Naperville says:

    Trudee! You are such inspiration – beyond crafting!! Thank you for sharing your story and your talents. I am so happy to read that your dreams are coming true. I’m going to copy that quote and put it in my office. I, too, have dreams of making my crafting my career one day. God Bless you my stampin’ sister!!

    Here’s a link to card I made inspired by one you made.


  13. Elaine Arpin says:

    DUDE!!! WOW look at you! I have added your blog to my desktop. You are so talented and such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing the quote I’m gonna try hard to follow bliss however much it runs from me……GET OVER HERE BLISS…..@#$%^&…..gggrrrr


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