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Design Spotlight: Shoaff-Ballanger Studios

March 27, 2012

We’re putting the Design Spotlight on Shoaff-Ballanger Studios today – I always enjoy their creative creations!


Shoaff Ballanger Studios is a creative collaboration of the husband and wife team of Susan Shoaff-Ballanger and Jay Ballanger.  Both of us have been in the art education field for over 20+ years. We live in Kirksville, Missouri with our two Siamese cats and three miniature poodles. Our animals are a constant inspiration for many of our cards as you can imagine.

This is one of our favorite cards because our poodle beau looked so regal and the patriotic hat fit perfectly on his head (with some digital magic of course). We enjoy creating cards for Greeting Card Universe because of the multitude of categories GCU offers to its customers.

Both of us are fiber artists with interests in surface design, textile printing, and quilting.  We have a variety of cards with our personal fiber arts work used as backgrounds or the main subjects of our cards. We have also exhibited internationally in Korea (Pojagis from American Friends, Art Factory, Heyri, Kyonggi, Korea). You can see some examples of our pojagis (Korean form of patchwork) by using the keyword “pojagi” on the GCU website.

We’ve been inspired by the many wonderful artists here at Greeting Card Universe and wish GCU continued success in the future.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2012 10:15 am

    Jay and Susan, It is wonderful to meet you. I have always liked your designs. How great you work together on your art. Congrats on being in the spotlight.

  2. abigail157 permalink
    March 27, 2012 4:00 pm

    I’ve always admired your work and am very impressed with your creativity! I wish you much success here at GCU and beyond.

  3. naquaiya permalink
    March 27, 2012 4:37 pm

    I always envy people who work together as a team. Good going and treasure what you’ve got. You produce great cards. A+

  4. Janet Lee Designs permalink
    March 28, 2012 8:12 pm

    Your designs make lovely cards.
    Always great getting to know fellow artists. Great Spotlight.
    Janet Lee

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