Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Introducing: Michelle Zerull

This week the challenge is "Anything goes" here at Simon Says Stamp & Show - so be sure to enter your creations! Since anything goes, we'll be introducing our new design team members here this week - starting with the fabulous Michelle. Her use of color, inventive designs, and wonderful creative spirit will really inspire - I can't wait for her to get started with us! Here is Michelle to tell you a bit about herself.

Hello, my name is Michelle Zerull. I craft and create in beautiful Little Rock, Arkansas, where I live with my husband, Bob. Although I currently live in the south, I was born and raised in the Midwest. It was there that I learned to craft just as my Grandmother and Mother before me.

My creative journey began with textile arts and quilting. When I was introduced to rubber stamps in the late 90’s I retired my thimble and became captivated by rubber stamps and paper crafting. Cards and scrapbook layouts are my favorite projects, but I also enjoy creating seasonal d├ęcor, mail art, journals and mini books. Often, you can see needlework influences in my stamping through geometric patterns, sewing notions, and stitches.

Distressing and glitter also appear in most of my work. I do love shiny things! Vintage elements are also prevalent, as I have a fondness for old paper and ephemera. This includes older postal elements, which I adore.
 

Although I love my grungy and tattered antiques, I am equally drawn to bold, graphic shapes and vibrant colors. This wonderful juxtaposition of old and new excites me and fuels my creativity.

 
When I am not stamping, I work as an administrator for a major department store. This environment surrounds me with current trends, as well as new textures, shapes and colors. I enjoy traveling whenever possible. Two of my grown children live out of state and it is always a pleasure to pack up the car and drive off to visit them. All of these daily experiences inspire me and influence my stamping. I consider myself privileged to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp team and I am so glad that my creative journey has brought me here.

Please join me in welcoming Michelle to the team - and for more of her work be sure to check out her blog. Michelle will begin sharing her creations with our July 22 challenge - I don't know about you but I can't wait!

16 comments:

  1. Her creations are awesome!! Love to see more. xxx Marianne MW

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  2. Welcome to Michelle, love the boldness of your work and look forward to seeing more of your creations!

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  3. Lovely to see you joining the team Michelle. Welcome. Tracy x

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  4. Welcome Michelle! Beautiful work! I love the last one. TFS

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  5. Wooo Hooooo! So excited to have you joining the team!

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  6. Congrats, Michelle, on your DT!! This is a perfect place to let your BIG talent shine!! So happy for you!

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  7. Hi, Michelle, your creations are gorgeous! Welcome to the team. :)

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  8. awesome...LOVE Michelle's work!

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  9. A fabulous choice in Michelle! I love her unique style.

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  10. Huge welcome Michelle and I look forward to viewing your DT projects.

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  11. Welcome to the Design Team Michelle! I think your art is wonderful and can't wait to see what you have waiting in the wings for our challenges! <3 Candy

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  12. Welcome Michelle! So happy to have you on our DT! Love your different styles, love to see what you are gonna show here! Hugs, Sandra

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  13. Love the bold clors of your creations

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  14. Welcome to the DT! Looking forward to your lovely art! Gorgeous art!

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  15. Love Michelle's WORK!!! Big FAN!

    -Kimberly

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  16. Wow wonderful projects!! Looking forward to see more inspirations from you Michelle!

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