Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome Gloria Stengel - January Guest Designer

This month we have Gloria Stengel joining us as our Guest Designer for the month of January.  I'm especially excited about this because not only is Gloria super talented but she is also a close special friend of mine! 
Gloria has been on a number of design teams over the past few years, including Graphic 45 (2010, 2011, and 2012), Hampton Art Stamps (2012), and Spellbinders (2011).  In addition to those commitments, she graciously has accepted various guest design spots and work with online stores, including Really Reasonable Ribbon and CropStop.  Most recently in addition to being published in several magazines, Gloria has been writing blog articles for Crafts 'n things Magazine, where she shares tutorials, and advice on her favorite products, and paper crafting.
My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in Oceanside, CA. I’ve been a CA resident since March 2005, after living in five other states. I live with my husband Matt and our three children, Nathan (21), Laura (17), and Jonah (12). I homeschool my two youngest children, but my oldest son has graduated and now attends college full-time. We also have a brand new kitten named Milo. He was born August 2012, and he is making my life crazy, but he's so cute that I am willing to sacrifice the occasional ribbon or button!

I have been hooked on paper crafts all of my life. In 1990, I discovered rubber stamping and in 1996, I stumbled across "modern" scrapbooking. I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am making a mess! It's the cleaning up part that I don't care for!

You'll find Gloria to be a very diverse Designer, and has been known to work with all sorts of art and mediums, and would like to share some of her work with you now.

You can see more of Gloria's work on her Blog, "Scraps of Life" at  www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com.
Welcome Gloria!  All of us here at The Rubber Cafe', are looking forward to having you with us this month and look forward to seeing what you have to share using products from The Rubber Cafe'!


Dawnll said...

Congrats Gloria! Love seeing you here and you are such a talented person.
Happy New Year

TesaB said...

Wohoo! It's great to have you here, Gloria! I LOVE your work, and I can't wait to see what you'll cook up with TRC stamps!!!!

Ava Gavloski said...

Karen and Gloria, nice to see two friends who love the same inspirational creative work!!! enjoy!!!

Karen T said...

Yes! thank you Ava, it will be fun to have Gloria with us this month!

Creative Mayhem said...

Welcome to our little team Gloria!!! Glad to have you on board.

Creative Mayhem said...

Welcome to our little team Gloria!!! Glad to have you on board.

Kristine Reynolds said...

Looking forward to seeing your creations this month!

Fun with Paper said...

Oh what beautiful cards!! Glad you joined their team. Look forward to seeing more of your work.