About Me

I’m a self taught artist who has spent most of her life wishing to make a living with my art instead of the tedious desk jobs that I kept falling into. I didn’t know how to break the cycle of a steady paycheck coming in from working for someone else.

art day at Lynx Lake, AZ
outdoor art day at Lynx Lake, AZ 10-2015

THEN I stumbled into the art rubber stamp field after I accidentally attended a rubber stamp convention about twenty years ago – back when the craft was HUGE. I say “accidentally” because all I wanted was to find out how to get my art made into rubber stamps so that I could use it for repetitions on my painted canvases. I thought that the convention was on making rubber stamps. Duuuur….(head slap) lucky for me, it had a gazillion vendors offering all kinds of fabulous art supplies, handmade papers, tools and of course, rubber stamps. Really cool art rubber stamps!

Needless to say, all of this colorful excitement got my full attention. In fact, it detoured me away from my completely boring day job as inventory clerk and propelled me into a brand new career of rubber stamp art designer and teacher. I started modestly by submitting projects to magazines. Boy, does that get results! Once the requests for my art and my articles started rolling in and I was booked to teach classes a year in advance, I was secure enough to quit my day job.

So my teeny little claim to fame (in the craft world) is that I have authored five craft books with North Light: Making Gifts with Rubber Stamps, 30 Minute Rubber Stamp Workshop, Stamping Effects in Polymer Clay, Sandra McCall’s Rubber Stamped Jewelry and The Savvy Crafter’s Guide to Success.about page on WordPress

They are all available through Amazon. Choose the ones sold by me! They are signed and sold for the low, low price of only $2 plus shipping.

I also designed several rubber stamps sold by Judikins and Stamp Oasis. (You may even own some of my designs)

I have contributed DIY projects to several other books. Craft magazine publications have published my numerous how-to articles. I have taught art and craft classes across the US as well as in Australia.

My next step toward retirement happiness was to start back to work for someone else so that I could increase my social security benefits and get a good retirement pension going. I am now a proud employee of the United States Postal Service. And retirement is only a few short years away. THEN I can go back to making a living with my art. What’s on the horizon? I don’t know yet, but it will definitely be something to do with art, writing or home decor.

If you have questions or comments and would like to contact me, please do. email me at mccallss@commspeed.net. Or message me on Facebook

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5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Sandra, what a great photo! Thanks for getting in touch – amazing synchronicity: I’ve recently been incorporating rubber stamp printing into my painting, I have my designs made for me in York. I could do with learning how to make my own – which of your books is the best one for beginners of rubber stamp making? Vesna

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    1. Hi! Thanks. I like that photo myself since my husband took it, it was a fun day and it was on a day with kind lighting. None of the horrific wrinkles show that much (grin.)

      All of my books are on making projects and crafts with rubber stamps, not actually making them yourself. The second book, however has a chapter on carving your own eraser stamps and you don’t have to buy the book to find that out. There are a ton of sites on the net to tell you that stuff. But for regular rubber stamps, you still have to have the machinery or contract someone to make them for you as you are doing. My rubber stamps were made by a company that has long since gone out of business.

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  2. Sandra I am so impressed! How wonderful it is to find your true calling. You my dear are a fabulous artist! So very talented. Self taught is real and bold and daring! You dared and it happened. You should be so proud of yourself! Woohoo! Thank you for following my little space in the blog world. I’m no where near as talented as you, but I do have fun. I too am looking to get back into the “workforce” so that I can pad the retirement better. I’m thrilled to meet you in this blog world. Best wishes in all that you do Sandra and may happiness follow you wherever you go! Cheers, Koko❀

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