Friday, January 2, 2009

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers #27

I just had to join this SBS group thing. LOL I figured it would be fun to link up with other stampers and crafters. So here's my intro for SBS Group #27.

My name is Melodie Hand. I've been stamping on and off for 15+ years now. I live in Raleigh, NC with my husband and our 4 sons (7, 10, 16 and 18). Yes, I'm seriously outnumbered. LOL I have been a licensed nail tech for 20 years now. Owned my own salon in FL for over 10 years. Retired from the industry so that I could be home with my kids while they were young. Went back to college to get my degree in Echocardiography but never really worked in the field because I started having more babies. LOL When we moved to NC I started a stamp business called Rubbertree Enterprises. We offered our own line of images from several different artists. Then my oldest son (13 at the time) expressed an interest in the culinary field so I put my rubberstamping on hold and opened a chocolate business with him. He is now 18 and currently attending culinary school. He's figured out he does NOT like making chocolate so that business is left up to me to run. BUT, now that all the kids are in school I'm going back to college myself for General Ultrasound. AND, on top of that am reviving my old line of images under a new company name, Elemental Doodles (check out my ED blog and website and ).

As for my stamping.......I love stamps of all kinds but clear stamps are my new favorite. I am more cutesy or realistic with my stamping style. I love the more abstract artistic type of stamping but just cannot seem to bring it all together myself. I do mostly cards, ATC's and 3D projects.

My other interests are reading (love to read but not fiction), herbal medicine and being a career student. I love to learn new things and can't seem to get enough.

Be sure to visit the other bloggers in our SBS group (you can see them listed to the right).


Bren said...

Wow. I love that you have tried and was successful at so many things. I have been thinking about wither becoming a stamp n up consultant or The Angel Company. Not sure. Probably will wait until summer to figure this out. I look forward to staying in contact with you and the others. This is such a great way to get to know others with the same interests. I do love chocolate, but licorice is my favorite. My husband is a dark chocolate man. I like the images and logo's on your websites. Wow lost 9 pounds and own a chocolate store.

I have really enjoyed break. May have to actually do house work today. But for this moment I need to clean my scrap area.


Kelly said...

Hi Melodie - thanks for posting your introduction. I really admire your dedication to education and your family. Can't wait to get to know you better through SBS-27. Have a great day!

Kelly said...

Hope you'll join in my Valentine's blog candy challenge on my blog: Kelleast. blogspot. com. :)

Jenny said...

Hi Melodie! glad to be your "sister"! looking forward to getting to see more of your work :)

Candy said...

Hello Melodie!! I'm Candy from SBS #27 and I'm signing in!! lol

Cheri Howard said...

Hi, Melodie (or do you prefer Mel?)!

I'm a fellow SBS27. Thanks for your intro - you have been a busy lady! =D

Look forward to getting to know you better!


ON A NEW ADVENTURE!!!! I have been a nail technician for nearly 23 years. Been in and out of the industry all that time. I'm pleased to announce that I am BACK in the industry that I love with a passion. And not only that......I am back into manufacture of my own line of bath and body products. Back with Stampin' Up. And back with Herbalife. Check out my websites!!!!

Tickled Pink Salon -

Tickled Pink Bath Boutique (selling out fast) at

My Herbalife pages:

My Stampin' Up Page: