Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Hi there...my name is Cherry Nelson and I live in Oregon with my dh, son, and lovable lab Riley and our two cats Calvin and Bailey. All of which are male, lol, so I get in touch with my feminine side by creating.
I have a passion for paper which started with paper dolls as a little girl. I love all things vintage and shabby. My style is definitely vintage and I love to add depth and layers to my projects which include cards, altered items, banners, and mini albums.
I currently am designing for Vintage Street Market, Cupcards to Go, Purple Onion Designs, and Keep In Touch Creations. My past design teams include GCD Studios and Helmar Adhesives. I have done monthly guest designing for Melissa Frances, Crafty Secrets (which I still do occasional designs and samples for CHA) , Emma's Paperie, Frost It Pink, and My Craft Spot. I have been published in Artful Blogger.
Here are just a few of my favorite projects:
I’m really excited to be a part of The Rubber Café design team and I look forward to working with the team. You can also see what I’ve been up at my blog: http://cherrysjubileehome.blogspot.com/ where I share many of my projects.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
…there was QUILTING. :) Do I need to say I love this sentiment? :) :)
I added some glossy accent on the sentiment and didn’t have time to wait for it to dry before photographing (wanted some daylight…). So it didn’t photograph that well, it’s much more visual irl. I stamped the sentiment first on the background and then on the quilt before adhering the cut out quilt.
The background is stamped with Versa Fine ink and then inked with Distress inks around the corners. Then I went over it all with some pink mist to get some shine and lovely mist dots.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful new week!
The two vertical sentiments are Vertical Greetings and Vertical Birthday.
Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
My name is Irit and I am from sunny Israel. I am really thrilled to be on The Rubber Cafe team and hope to inspire you all with new and different projects.
In my “real life” I am a dentist but for the last 5-6 years I'm doing it as a part time job. I really need some extra time for my scrapping and crafting addiction and I'm looking forward to doing something else after 25 years of dentistry. I have been married for 29 years to a retired high police officer who is the full time family cook these days. I am a mom to 4 grown ups: 2 sons and twin daughters.
The empty nest is probably the main reason for my obsession for crafting – finally I have some time for myself. My oldest son is an army officer, married and is a Dad to my first grandson, Omer. My other son is “a world traveler” – for the last 6 years after he served in the army, he has been traveling outside of Israel for at least 9 months a year. He currently lives and works in Spain. My twins are in their last year of college and are my major scrapbooking inspiration.
I need to say that I have been totally addicted to crafting since I was a little girl. For many years it was polymer clay and jewelry making but after I saw a scrapbook layout for the first time in my life (only 5 years ago during my visit to USA), I finally understood that I am in love with paper. Today I mostly scrap and do altered art and less card making. My style is mostly shabby and vintage but sometimes I move to other styles too.
I have been a design team member in about a dozen challenge blogs and was a guest designer on lots of others during the last few years but since 2010 I design for manufacturers only. Right now I am a permanent designer for a UK chipboard company named Tando creative, A2Z Scraplets Australian company, Robin’s Nest paper, Creative Inspirations Paint, Epiphany Crafts Tool company, WOW embossing powders company, and Inspired by Stamping stamp company. I was a DT member for Best Creation paper, Pretty Little Studio paper company and Cherry Lynn Designs die company for a year term. I was also an SNR web magazine staff member and a Guest Designer for several USA companies in the past. I was published in print in Israel several times and was published in every possible web magazine during the last few years as well.
So, as you can see, I am a craft addict. But I also have three more addictions: two of them good and one is pretty bad. I am an addicted folk dancer, addicted reader and addicted to smoking... Bad, I know. Can't quit.
Now here are some of my most recent projects I'd like to share during this introduction.
As this is a stamp company, I want to show you my stamping but I don't have any TRC stamps yet as they are on the way... Can't wait! Really!
The first one is this altered old vinyl record with my favorite song quote: "Dance me to the end of love" by Leonard Cohen. I wanted to make a whole mini album around this quote as both of us, my DH and I, have danced for 16 years and we have a lot of photos to scrap. However I decided to stick with an altered record.
The second one is little Me - old, really vintage photo, scrapped in this vintage style I love.
And the last one is this mini printers chipboard tray from Tando Creative made in my usual shabby style.
And just one quick close up to the inside
You all are most welcome to visit my blog and even to be my followers.
See you next time with my inspirational posts and using those fantastic The Rubber Cafe products.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
manufacturer teams and have been published in Creating Keepsakes
and other scrapbooking magzines.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I currently work as a Design Team member for Scraps Of Darkness, Scraps of Elegance, Berry Bleu Pages and Tags, and Twisted Sketches. I also run my own Etsy Shop, and have been published in Scrap Book News And Reviews online magazine, and have been featured along with my Scraps of Darkness Sisters at Bo Bunny, The Robin's Nest and Creative Imaginations.
I am really looking forward to getting to create with all the quality, and unique products here at The Rubber Cafe, and I hope that my work inspires you to create something beautiful of your own~
Here are some of my recent projects:
I really appreciate you stopping by for my introduction. Be sure to drop back by, over the next week, as each of the Design Team members introduce themselves . I hope you will join all of us as we come together to create unique and wonderful projects with all The Rubber Cafe stamps and products. Happy Scrapping!!
Monday, February 20, 2012
I have a vintage card to share today. I had so much fun making this one, playing with loads of layers, inking and distressing and misting.
I started with some soft colored papers in beige and blue and stamped them with the Oh So FAB Paris Nights Background using Distress ink and weathered wood. All the layers are distressed with my edge scraper and inked with some Vintage Photo.
The Dress form is from the Steampunk Charity Wings Set. A favorite!
I framed it all with pearls made with the White Pearl Pen – it’s wonderful to play with!!!
Love the sentiment from Be Stylish Set. I tried to fit in the Corset too, but didn’t manage so I’ll save it for next time. It’s a stunner! :)
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great new week!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I wanted a soft watercolor effect on my card, so I stamped my trees with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Stain! I stamped the Barbed Wire Fence in Memento ink and then colored it with my brown Copic marker. I then diluted the stains a bit with water to watercolor my sky/grass background.
For the background I *painted* my Pine Bough image with more distress stains. I stamped my image and then blotted up any puddles of ink.
A touch of faux stitching and the With Special Thoughts of You image finish off my card.
Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I wanted to keep these simple so I stamped and created my own backgrounds, by using 3 different phrases from both sets. Each of the bugs were colored with Copic markers, cut out and popped up with pop dots. The cards measure just 3x3 and would make the perfect gift card for any occasion.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I have been crafting and creating for years, but my latest passion is in the paper arts. Along with card making and scrapbooking I also love home decor and 3d projects where I can make the most of textures and dimensions.
Becoming a member of The Rubber Cafe Design Team has been a dream come true for me, and I am very exited to join this talented group of individuals.
Here are some of my recent projects.
|Valentine Mailbox and Gift cards|
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stay tuned over the next several days, as each of the Design Team members introduce themselves and WOW you with their creativity and techniques using all the wonderful stamps and products from The Rubber Cafe!